BRX Pro Tip: Mentor Challenge Transcript
Stone Payton: [00:00:01] And we are back with BRX Pro Tips. Lee Kantor and Stone Payton here with you. Lee, you have a new challenge, the mentor challenge.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:10] Yeah, I think this is going to be a fun one. If you haven’t been doing any mentoring, I highly recommend investing some time, and identifying a young, up-and-coming person to mentor. It’s very rewarding for you. You might learn something. You might be able to get an intern out of this. There might be—there’s a lot of benefits for you personally and in terms of growing your studio as well.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:34] I recommend going to a university, finding somebody interested in the work that we’re doing. I recommend them being kind of more along the lines of a sophomore, junior, or maybe in PR, sales, or marketing. I wouldn’t get a senior where they have an expectation that they’re going to get a job out of it at the end. I’d rather have someone younger, and hungrier, and that isn’t quite sure what path they want to be in, in order to kind of get them—teach them about what kind of work we’re doing in the studio.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:04] And you always choose for a—you know, select by attitude and train for skills. I wouldn’t care if they had any of the skills that we need in terms of, you know, producing or hosting or anything like that. I’d like them to be, at least, comfortable with technology and social media, but I would choose for the right attitude. And then, I would train them in whatever skills I needed them to do. But I would be open to meeting with them, helping them achieve their goals, and making their dreams come true, and being a resource and a connector to help accelerate their growth as a young person that’s trying to learn.
Stone Payton: [00:01:41] Well, on to your earlier point, you’re gonna get so much out of this relationship. It’s just it crystallizes your own thinking, and it’s also just very rewarding when you are tasked to articulate some of the wisdom that you’ve gained over the years, and when you are tasked with trying to help another person, sort of, mutually self-discover some of these realities, It’s just very rewarding work, and you’re gonna get as much out of it, if not more so than the—what do you call it? Mentee?
Lee Kantor: [00:02:11] Mentee, right.
Stone Payton: [00:02:13] Yeah.