Without this great resource, I would have never gotten in contact with Jeff Esposito, John Sacke and many of the other people I consider mentors and peers. I go to them for advice and I love hearing their thoughts on the topic of the moment.
Much has been written about mentors and how great they are. See Jess Greco’s great post Mentoring in the Social Media Age. I would never thought to seek out a mentor in a social media sphere before twitter. I always looked for people I knew face to face. I think because I don’t necessarily know these mentors face to face, I can be more candid.
Every single conversation I’ve had with my mentors has been uplifting and empowering. I leave feeling like there’s nothing I can’t do, like I can take on the world. It’s an amazing support system, one I am incredibly thankful for.