It has often been said that no man is an island and when it comes to succeeding in business, this is certainly true. If you take the time to carefully examine the background of the most successful people in the world, you will find that they all share one thing...
They had a mentor!
Practically every successful individual in the history of the world has had someone from whom they learned. Whether you are just starting out in business, trying to forge your own way through entrepreneurship, or you are seeking to advance your career, a mentor can provide you with tremendous benefits.
The biggest benefit of a mentor
Perhaps one of the most important benefits associated with having a mentor is the encouragement that it provides. As we all know, there can be times in life and business when we feel low. A business mentor can provide you with the courage you need to move forward even when things seem dismal. Additionally, a mentor will provide you with necessary motivation. He or she will also be able to provide you with the reassurance that you need to keep going even when things do not appear to be going well. A mentor can do this because he or she has been precisely where you are now and they have the insight that only experience can provide.
Learn from their mistakes
Working with a mentor can also help you to reduce the likelihood of making mistake that you might otherwise have no way of avoiding. Mistakes are a part of life, but there are only two ways to avoid them. You can either make your own mistakes or learn from them or you can learn from the mistakes of others. With significant past experience, you can rest assured that your mentor has made plenty of mistakes on his or her own. It is often said that experience is the best teacher in the world. By working with an experienced mentor, you can avoid making the same mistakes.
Help you attain your goals
A mentor can also help you in overcoming weaknesses that could prevent you from attaining your goals. While a mentoring relationship can certainly be nurturing, it can also have a tough side that can assist you in removing those elements that are holding you back from succeeding. At the end of the day, your mentor recognizes the potential you have and can help you in removing those roadblocks that are preventing you from achieving that potential.
Develop your strengths
At the same time, a good mentor can also work with you to help you develop your strengths. The careers of professional athletes are built upon working with experienced coaches. The same should also be true of your career. A mentorship can help you to bring out your talent and develop it for its full potential. Talent can certainly not be taught, but without someone to help you develop it, talent is virtually useless.
A business mentor can also help you to recognize things that you might not be able to see on your own. You have likely heard the expression that two heads are better than one. By working with a reliable mentor, you can rest assured that you are seeing the big picture.
Do you need a Business Mentor?
If after reading this article you can see the benefits of having a Business Mentor to learn from, help keep you accountable and grow your business then contact MaxMyProfit. We have a very effective mentoring program where you can work closely with a business coach.
About the Author
Ben Fewtrell is a sought-after Business Coach, Keynote Speaker and trainer who has featured in Virgin’s Inflight Magazine and Entertainment Portal, SKY Business and “Secrets of Top Business Builders Exposed”. He is also the host of the popular Business Brain Food Podcast where he interviews leading experts on anything and everything business.