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100 Bytes Of Wisdom: Day 35

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Naturally, with all the help you get from mentors, you should feel obliged to pay it back. While I don’t think you need to or should pay mentors (with the exception of Career Coaches) paying it back in any way you can is the right thing to do. Obviously, start simple, buy the coffee/lunch you're having. Then, if they need help with beta testing their latest app or software, get in there and help them out. Do a bit of marketing for them, retweet them or tell your friends. Be friendly, and it won't go unnoticed.

The next thing is to remember this value you're getting out of a mentor. One day, someone will come to you for help too. They're seeking a mentor. Remember what your best mentors did for you and do it for them. Pay it forward.

Heads up: As with any terse bit of advice, there will be exceptions of course, and subtleties and nuance that can't possibly be captured in a Byte of Wisdom. This has been what I've experienced, I'd love to hear yours in the comments too!

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