(4) Do you have a mentee to pour all your wisdom and expertise into?

NOPE, NOT YET

I’m a huge believer in paying it forward. And a meaningful way to do so is with a LEGACY, the bright-eyed, newly degreed ambitious intern or entry-level staffer who looks up to you but has no idea what they're in for.

For every person that pours into you (see The Launch Pad), you should be doing the same for someone else. Plus, chances are, you won’t be in the same position at the same job your entire career, so when you leave, it’s gratifying to know there’s someone ready to follow in your high-achieving footsteps.