Mentor Quest 4 Tips on Finding One
A mentor is someone that leads and guides you. You have had mentors throughout your life. Your mentoring started with your parents, teachers, possibly an older sibling or clergy person. These are are wonderful mentors embedded in your life through no control of your own.
However, when you are considering your business you want a bit more controlled hands on approach of who will shape, mold and groom you for your success.
Here are 4 tips on how to find the right mentor for you in your niche ...
- You have to determine what you have set for your goals. Finding a mentor for your business however is different. When you go out to look for a mentor you what to make sure you are getting all that you possibly can from their mentoring.
You need someone closely related to your set of goals. They should be in the type business you are interested in and the business your goals have been set in for yourself.
2. You need to locate your mentor you can do this by starting with those that are closer to you the widen your circle. There might be someone in your own family working at something that will help you. If not look for someone in the area of your business. You can talk to city and county officials or even people that have retired from that business.
3. After you find the one for your mentor talk about what your goals are, find out when it's possible to talk or meet with them to work. You need to keep in mind you need to respect their time and their life when they agree to help you and If by some chance this mentor-ship doesn't for any reason work out for you or them decide what you both should do about the problem.
4. Make it clear to your mentor that you want their insights and opinions. Ask them to be honest with you re-enforce that it will not be a problem for them to be honest. The most important part of number 4 here is that you take that insight and use it don't just listen then do nothing!
My mentors have taken me from punching a time clock to the freedom of working from home and living my life on "My" terms. If you would like to take a look at who helped me with this just click here.
"In marketing it's never about you and ALWAYS about the other person. Believe it, Remember it, Practice it and success will be yours."
From my heart to yours