The Power of Mentorship with Eric Rogell, Episode #141

Eric is the founder of the BOLDMEN Adventures, Mentors on Mission, and the host of the “Eric Rogell Talks with Warriors, Lovers, Kings, and Heroes” podcast. Over the last 20+ years, Eric has shared his hard-earned wisdom with audiences, inspiring and guiding thousands of ambitious men and women to find their purpose and passion in life.

He is a highly sought-after renowned speaker whose presence, personality, and approachability gave captivated audiences around the world. He’s interviewed hundreds of celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, military veterans, and more. He gets them to dive deep into their stories and the lessons, challenges, and triumphs they’ve experienced.

Eric has collected a treasure trove of insights that paint a picture of what great leaders are made of—and how critical it is to have strong influential mentors to guide us. Eric’s passion for helping business leaders achieve their dream lives and legacy—both professionally and personally—is fueled by a commitment to unleash greatness in others. Listen in for some great takeaways about the importance of mentorship and how to tap into your purpose and passion.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • Learn more about Eric Rogell and his mission [3:14]
  • Why having a mentor is so pivotal to so many [6:40]
  • What to look for in a mentor [10:48]
  • How to create a mentorship program [20:15]
  • How mentorship benefits company culture [24:49]
  • How to find your passion and purpose [29:44]
  • What Eric did today that brought him joy [34:58]

Learn more about Eric Rogell and his mission

Growing up, Eric was angry and disillusioned. He dealt with a lot of anger and frustration because he lacked direction and discipline. Part of it was because he was raised by a single mom and was missing strong mentors in his life. As he got older, he realized he needed men in his life to guide him.

When he finally found these mentors, he found that being around them helped him overcome his anger and frustration. As he got older, he realized that there were many men out there who felt the same way he did. So helping others find mentors, being a mentor, and helping companies create mentorship programs has become his passion.

Why having a mentor is pivotal

Eric notes that mentorship isn’t about guiding someone’s career or making introductions. It’s about sharing your wisdom. Everyone has made mistakes, faced challenges, and felt like a failure. Failure is part of life. But you can’t think about life as a series of wins and losses. According to Eric, life is about wins and “learns.”

What did you feel was a failure? What did you learn from it? How will that move you forward faster? You can mentor someone by being open and vulnerable, coming from a place of strength. And when you share your experience, people learn from it. Studies have found that the mentee accelerates their career and life—and so does the mentor. It impacts every aspect of one’s life.

What do you look for in a mentor? What should the relationship look like? Listen to hear Eric’s thoughts.

How to create a mentorship program

Mentoring programs tend to die off. Why? Because they don’t have a foundation. So whatever you choose to implement as a mentorship program must be sustainable.

What is your mentorship based on? What is your objective or vision? What are your company’s core values? Eric calls his set of values the “Sacred Seven.” The values are courage, honesty, integrity, commitment, duty, honor, and love. You have to live in each of these every day.

Secondly, you have to have willing mentors. Millennials and younger generations want to excel at what they do. They’re looking for guidance. They want to work for companies that care about their growth. Finding mentees is easier than finding mentors.

People are worried they don’t have enough time or wisdom to share. That’s why Eric provides prospective mentors with a framework for a mentorship program.

Lastly, a mentorship program needs to have milestones and celebrations. You can acknowledge mentees at team meetings or in a Slack channel. You can take them to lunch once a month. But progress needs to be celebrated.

How mentorship benefits company culture

Mentorship programs show that you really care about your employees and their growth. You’re investing in them becoming the best they can be. Companies that have mentoring programs have a far greater retention rate. It helps people feel seen and recognized in the company. That is what creates a culture of inclusion.

Eric was coaching a real estate broker who was building his brokerage. He wanted to invite young agents to his company and mentor them. He offered to train them and share his wisdom for two years. If, after two years, they wanted to leave and start their own brokerage, he would mentor them through that process. The response was “Why would I leave?”

How do you find your passion and purpose so that a mentoring relationship will benefit you? Eric shares his thoughts in the whole episode.

Resources & People Mentioned

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Bio

Over the last 20+ years Eric has shared his hard-earned wisdom with audiences, inspiring and guiding thousands of ambitious men and women to find their purpose and passion in life.

Having interviewed hundreds of celebrities, athletes, entrepreneurs, military veterans, and others, getting them to dive deep into their stories—and the lessons, challenges, and triumphs they experienced—Eric has collected a treasure trove of insights that paint a picture of what great leaders are made of. And how critical it is to have strong, influential mentors to guide us along the path.

Eric’s passion for helping business leaders achieve their dream lives and legacy, both professional and personal, is fueled by a commitment to unlocking and unleashing the greatness in others.

Eric has been featured in Forbes, Discovery.com, Impact Wealth Magazine, NPR, The Learning Annex, Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and many other leading publications.

His next book, “Lions Raised as Lambs” will be released in February.

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