Why are mentors such a vital resource for any up-and-coming businessperson? Today we’ll be giving you three reasons.
Many great entrepreneurs—Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos, for example—have one thing in common. They have had a mentor in their lives. There are three reasons why mentors are such a valuable guide for business people of all levels:
1. Mentors motivate and challenge you. Throughout life, there are many points where you may think you’ve reached your peak. A mentor is there to push you through these roadblocks, challenging you to make it to the next level and beyond. Sometimes, hearing the words from someone who’s been there before is all it takes to find that motivation. The road to success is difficult, and it can be even more so when you’re on that journey alone. They will remind you of your goals and help you reach them.
"Since they’ve been through and made the mistakes already, you don’t have to make them yourself."
2. Mentors can protect you. Hopefully, you can find a mentor who’s 10 to 30 years ahead of you and who has already done everything you hope to accomplish. You can have multiple mentors for life, health, and career goals. With a career mentor, you want them to align with your own vision; for example, find someone who is an established, experienced real estate agent to help you reach your own business goals as a Realtor. Since they’ve been through it and made the mistakes already, you don’t have to make them yourself.
3. Mentors can bring new opportunities. People in mentor roles are successful, which means they’re likely busy people. They may have ideas that they don’t have the time to execute, but you’re in a prime position to help bring their ideas into fruition. It won’t necessarily be a paid job, but you’re already earning priceless experience and guidance. However, there will likely be opportunities for partnerships, percentages, and other ways of earning through your joint endeavors. Regardless, you want to be able to give back so that your mentor sees it as not simply a one-sided relationship.
If you have any questions about finding a mentor or why else it’s important, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.