Those who mentor are those who are directing you down a path they’re certain (to a degree) will lead to success. Mentors are there to answer your questions and to ask even more thoughtful ones.
Coaches, however, are more direct. Do this. Do that. Push yourself down a path and see if it’s the right one. It’s likely it’s not, but you’ll learn for it and I’ll be here to cheer you on either way.
Motivators are merely there to inspire. Not to dangle a carrot at the end of a stick, but to highlight what success is, to showcase stories of both failure and success in the world you want to live in.
Sponsors pull you up. They’re not just a leader, they’re someone who carves out opportunities just for you. When you succeed, they succeed. They have skin in the game.
It’s worth knowing which role you’re playing and even more worth knowing which role your friend, colleague, boss, significant other or sibling needs you to play.
Stay Positive & Be What They Need, Not What You Enjoy Being More