Just recently she has started her first job. She is talking about her disappointments. Something she experienced the other day has muddled her brain. She waits for me to tell her what to do. I start to hear my own voice.
He, as a young entrepreneur, is telling me about the illness he has suffered. She, as his partner, explains how she has taken care of him and the business. But they have now a new set of problems. I start to hear my own voice.
Another one talks about his recent girlfriend as we discuss his business issue. They have split up. He blames himself. Then he looks at me with eyes asking me to say something. I start to hear my own voice.
I am very lucky. I am surrounded by young people. I work with them in many projects. Some of them are my suppliers as I work for my business or my hobbies. Almost all of them are interested in a hobby I have developed thru the years: sharing my experiences with them. Then I start to hear my own voice.
If the life after the sale of your business or after retirement frightens you… if you are anxious about being jobless, don’t worry. Start to hear your own voice.
I think that being a mentor to young people is one of the most meaningful jobs. Just try it. As far as I’ve seen there are very few business people who wouldn’t like to hear their own voices. ☺
The oldie of the week: Aretha Franklin & George Michael – I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) (1987)