Surrounding Yourself with the Right People
Mentoring Matters Live is a monthly live show where we highlight mentors across the globe. Our mentors are here to share their wisdom and provide insight on how you can grow personally and professionally to be a great leader.
In June 2021, we had the opportunity to feature a special guest, Rafael Hurtado. Rafael is a lawyer, professor, faithful friend, partner and a voice for the people. He is passionate about community service and advocacy. Rafael speaks honestly to us about things that help him stay grounded in a high pressure environment including his trust in faith and community.
Surround yourself with the right people – Rafael shares why surrounding himself with the right people is a key part of being a successful leader and mentor. He believes that the right people in his community have been an integral part of both lifting him up, but also providing him necessary support and feedback. The right people can help you be a better leader and even work on areas that need improvement.
The importance of mutual respect – Rafael shares the importance of mutual respect when it comes to surrounding yourself with the right people. Pay attention to how you’re feeling both physically and mentally with people you come across. If there tends to be tension, that means there may be areas both internally and externally you may need to work on. Having a mutual respect for family, colleagues, friends and other people in your life will help create more beneficial relationships.
Why authenticity matters – Rafael shares the importance of authenticity and why it starts from within. Your authenticity can inspire others to be true to themselves. It allows people to be ok with sharing both the good and bad in their lives which is important when it comes to finding the right support system.
As Rafael continues his journey in his demanding career, he also continues to inspire others with his grace and presence. For more on Rafael, you can watch this video application where he shares himself, his faith, and heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvUG6Nfe7-o
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