Want to Leave a Legacy? Be a Mentor

Jane E. Brody quoting Mark Freedman in a piece for The New York Times:

Asked what it takes to be a mentor, he said succinctly, “Showing up and shutting up: Being consistent and listening. You don’t have to be a charismatic superhero. You don’t need an advanced degree. It’s more about the relationship than imparting sage advice. The key is not being interesting. The real key is being interested — being present and paying attention.”