Mentorship vs. Accountability
Mentorship is not for accountability. You should have other people and structures in your life for accountability. In fact, you should actually consult those you are accountable to before adding a new mentor or mentee.
In my case, I’m held accountable by several parties. There’s my presidential care team, my wife, and a board of directors for OneHope. All of these people help me stay on track with where I should be and help me dream and strategize where I should be going.
For example, if your spouse wants you to spend more time with the kids, and you commit to two new mentees, you’re going to let someone down. Make sure everyone is on the same page before you act.