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

YES, I DO!

Kudos to you for paying it forward! For every person that pours into you (see The Launch Pad), you should be doing the same for 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. 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.