Telling people to find a mentor is a great idea. It’s not practical.
For every mentor there are 10 000 persons that would want one.
Mentors are personalized. They know you. Sacrifice their time for the betterment of you. And that is expensive.
Instead, it is more fruitful to find high profile people that you look up to. And emulate them.
Currently, I look up to:
- designer Tobias Van Schneider,
- business strategist Chris Do,
- UX’s Grandfather Don Norman,
- Jared “breaking design assumptions” Spool,
- and indie maker Rob Hope
I use these high profile people to gauge where I am and where I want to be. Even though, they have no idea who I am.
No shame in using the Internet Archive to see where they were when they were my age.
Your icons will change every month. It’s good to change perspectives from time to time. You don’t need to be the best. Just better.