How to Accommodate Mentoring Requests When You’re Really Busy

By Adrian Granzella Larssen for The Muse – July 2, 2014

Like many of you, I’m busy. I rarely take a day completely off, weekends included. Occasionally, my mom has to text me, “Seriously, are you alive?” because multi-day periods will go by when I can’t return her calls. And I think long and hard before taking meetings, signing up for events, or adding anything else to my already jam-packed schedule.

So, to the executives who are tired of getting requests from younger contacts looking for mentorship and advice — and now charging for their time — I get it.