5 Great Mentors You Can Find While Working Remotely

Working in the office is easy. It’s a walk in the park — Jurassic Park. Seriously though, one of the more difficult challenges of working is keeping up with everyone. Even when you are new in the office, no one will wait for you to shape up. You have to learn the ropes and provide value to the team. Having great mentors makes a lot of difference. 

Traditionally, your boss is in charge of keeping you up to speed through coaching and counseling. Coaching is imparting technical knowledge and experience, while counseling is correcting errors, especially behavioral ones. 

Working from home has lots of benefits. It’s comfortable. It fosters a healthy, family-oriented lifestyle and makes work-life balance possible. However, one of the downsides of working from home is that it dilutes company culture and decreases mentorship opportunities. 

However, nothing is impossible for a gladiator in suit. If you want to maximize your potential and amplify your growth, seek mentorship. People are willing to help you. 

Here are five great mentors to learn from while working from home

Your Boss

Keeping your boss happy is one of your jobs as an employee. This is the hard truth. You need to be on your boss’ good side to gain positive evaluation and be recommended opportunities.

Telecommuting has made it more challenging for your boss to reach out to you and provide mentorship. However, you can re-establish this relationship by initiating communication. 

Whenever your share a report, always assure your boss that feedback is welcome and you look forward to it. Revising may increase your workload, but it will increase your value as an employee in the long run. 

List down things that you are in doubt about, and run them over when you get a chance to consult with your boss. If your boss is busy, summarize everything and present them as briefly as possible. Think of ideas and possible solutions to the problem and present them to your boss.

Your Top Salesman/ Industry’s Best Performer

In many cases, the formula for success has been tested and proven. Learn fast by learning from the best. Seek out your best salesman, your top engineer, your best chef, etc. Ask them for tips and apply them to your life immediately. 


Use the time you saved from no longer traveling to immerse yourself in books. Alternate between books about self-development and books about your industry. Fiction helps for character building. 

Your Friends

One of the benefits of working from home is seeing your friends and family more often. This has made life more enjoyable for many of us. However, never underestimate the power of peer influences. It is human nature to mimic what you see around you. Seek out good company as much as possible. 

Moreover, be mindful of who you follow on social media. Follow artists, scientists, authors, coaches, millionaires, etc. You’ll be surprised how much value you can get from your feed in the morning.

Online Coaches and Learning Platforms

The internet is a great equalizer. Nowadays, knowledge is easily accessible online and you are a course away from developing a high-value skill that can advance you in your career. 

Here are some high-value skills. Take note, you don’t need to be an IT graduate to learn any of them.

  • Excel
  • Data Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • UX Design
  • Web Design
  • Digital Asa

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7 Ways to Accelerate Your Work-From-Home Career

Working from home does not equate to staying in the same position forever and living a laid-back lifestyle for the rest of your life. In the modern workplace, EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE! 

DARE TO DREAM! Be the millennial that proves to the rest that age isn’t a drawback and a work-life balance is possible. Be the employee who climbs the corporate ladder while working from home. Be the entrepreneur who unearths the next unicorn. And be the boss who develops employees to become even better.

Post Your Schedule on the Wall

Nothing motivates you to take action more than having a clear idea of what you’re supposed to do next. 

Write down your tasks for the week. Plan which tasks you need to accomplish each day. Stick to your schedule and reward yourself with a Netflix episode at the end of the day.

Have a Dedicated Workplace

Creating space for each endeavor directs your focus.

A perfect bedroom is free of clothes, noise, clutter, and gadgets — and has the most comfortable bed, dark curtains, and temperature. 

Similarly, an inspiring work desk has pens, notepads, work comforts, and enough space for you to be on your laptop, take video calls, and write down notes.

Dress For Work

Invite inspiration by preparing yourself for work. Take a bath, wear decent clothes, and be at your 100 percent.

Don’t Overeat

Being at your best make you feel at ease when talking to people. Always be ready to meet clients and colleagues. 

Look forward to healthy and delightful meals during breaks. But resist the temptation to eat while working.

Take Meaningful Breaks

A well-lived life gives you more stories to share. Engage in a hobby with family. Spend quality time after work. Avoid binge-watching a single series. Instead, curate a collection of series and movies from different genres that can widen your perspective. Seek learning even as you entertain yourself. Travel. Be a lifelong learner.

Keep Learning

The world unfolds as you read this article. Blockchain is silently revolutionizing the finance and health industry. Artificial Intelligence is changing the way we do things. Data Science jobs are becoming more and more available and high paying. Opportunities are being created and those who find themselves ready to embrace them as well-placed for growth.

Invest the time you saved from no longer traveling for work into learning. 

Eat that Frog

One of the challenges of working from home is being unable to fully collaborate with skilled teammates and ask your boss for guidance as much as you would have liked. So, you may get stuck when a difficult task comes in.

According to Brian Tracy, the key to facing challenging tasks is to break them into smaller pieces. So, when you begin your day in the morning. Start with the most important, most difficult task. Break it into pieces, and Eat That Frog.