24-hours before he was arrested by the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigerian businessman Obi ‘Cubana’ Iyiegbu shared an insightful post on his verified Instagram page about mentorship.
According to him, ‘make more millionaires around you. Don’t try to be the only boss around‘.
Read his full post below…
Good morning my fellow youths. Today let’s talk about MENTORSHIP!!
Mentorship is a relationship between 2 people where the person with more experience, knowledge & connections (mentor) is able to pass along what they’ve learned to a more junior individual (mentee) within a certain field.
Mentorship is a two way traffic.
As a mentee, embrace the lessons you get from your mentors.
Mentors are pple who have already been where you are. They have seen what you see & even more. So why do you need to make the same mistakes they made? Your chances of success in life can be amplified by having the right mentor. The valuable connections, timely advice, occasional checks together with the spiritual & moral guidance you will gain from having a mentor will literally leapfrog you to success.
Now as a successful individual or mentor, be the kind of leader that creates other leaders. They say “WE rise by lifting others”. The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal him his own.
Rather than give fish, teach him how to make fish. Make more millionaires around you. Don’t try to be the only boss around. More successful people, less stress!! I believe in transfer of knowledge, I believe in transfer of success!
Nobody goes to the grave with what he/she has acquired here on earth; be it wealth, experience, knowledge, power, etc,!!
As a mentor, when God blesses you, mentor people around you and teach them the rudiments of success. What you learnt in life late, teach someone early so they can be ahead of the curve. We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own. Teach other people as a boss and be humble enough to learn as a mentee. This might be the best decision you will ever make in your journey to success. To get to the top, to be at the top, and to remain at the top; You MUST pick some people up!! Do not be stingy in mentoring, and do not be too proud to be mentored!!
So, who is your mentor?