Meet the mentor – John Harris

By April 13, 2015Mentors

johnHarriusIn the next couple of weeks we will be posting real-life stories of mentoring, and what it means to those that take on this worthwhile role. If after reading what the mentors have to say you would like to take on the role, do please get in touch – we would love to hear from you! Today John Harris talks of the excitement he feels at his continuing role in locsl business development….

I worked for myself for over half of my working life and all of you out there who have done the same or run a profit centre, whatever industry it may have been in, will understand when I say there is real excitement in making things happen and building something worthwhile and although I have been officially retired for almost fifteen years, my brain is still bursting with ideas and needs to be used.

Retirement exists to allow us to enjoy the fruits of our labours but, let’s be honest, deep down we miss the excitement. I just love to get stuck in to conversations with people just starting out, throwing ideas around to help develop their business. No two businesses are the same and I find it exciting to share the vision and aspiration of those who want to work for themselves.

There are loads of people starting out on the same road as we did many years ago who can benefit from some help and guidance. It can make a real difference to people being mentored as they journey through the minefield of business start-up and development. The reward for me is two-fold. I find enormous satisfaction knowing that I am helping to improve the prospects of a person and their family and I also enjoy knowing that I am contributing to growing this country’s GDP.

If you have been there and done that, and have that itch you want to scratch, then get in touch with Cornerstone; we have a great mix of people in full time work and as well as retirees

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