Those of us more experienced in life sometimes get asked by colleagues to be a mentor and offer advice. Instead of giving the same answer over again, consider turning it into a podcast or blog post and sharing it with others.
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Entrepreneur offers some tips on how to mentor efficiently. When you’re giving out the same advice over the phone, recording it might save some time.
Turn a phone call into a podcast. A friend recently emailed, asking for advice about her forthcoming book. Could we set up a call? I realised her questions would probably be ones I receive frequently. I suggested we record the call as a podcast interview, so I could later share it online. That means that during our 20-minute chat, I can answer her personalised questions but also create — without any additional effort — a piece of content that can benefit others.
If you’re asking your mentor for advice, consider recording the phone call (with permission of course) so you can save them time. They might be more willing to chat with you if they know the conversation could help others.
Maximizing Your Time While Helping Others [Entrepreneur]