Advice from a mentor is not very valuable on its face.
This advice isn’t meant to be simply received and acted upon. It’s meant to be received and interpreted according to the nuances of your life and your foundations (your values and what you want in life).
When you take what a mentor is able to share with you in 30–60 minutes and mix it with the reality of your life, you come up with ideas far stronger than if you were to act alone or solely on the advice of the mentor.
If you don’t take what a mentor shares with you and use it as an ingredient in a larger recipe (your life), then your ability to act on what the mentor gives you will decrease and therefore the mentor will question their investment in you since there isn’t a meaningful impact in your life.
I encourage you to think about the source of advice in life, whether it’s books, mentors, family, how much processing does this information go through before you manifest it in the world through your decisions? If the information is 100% the same as when you received it, then you’re losing the power that could be generated if you were willing to wrestle with it and mix it with ideas and desires of your own.
I challenge you to wrestle with and mix up the advice you receive from mentors, and books, and life in general.