I was going to post about mentors today, then the GM and I watched the interview with Thomas Keller on the special features of Ratatouille. He talks about his mentor, and I thought "maybe I won't post about it because the GM will just think I'm doing it because Keller said something." The truth is this has been on my mind for a while now.
I need a mentor. I'm looking for someone wildly successful both personally and professionally, from whom I can learn. I've had plenty of role models and lots of friends I have learned things from. I learn new things from my employees every day. But since I am now in what is for me uncharted territory, I could use a little more guidance than I can get from friends and role models.
The ideal candidate will be a well rounded person, with varied interests that arouse their passion, the ability to balance those interests healthily, who is willing to give advice to someone who doesn't take advice well. Ideally this person is a restaurant owner, manager or chef and a parent.