Why Should I Have a Mentor?

Have you ever considered getting a mentor to assist with your business goals? Are you feeling stuck or unsure of where to go next?

For most of my life, I have been extremely independent to the point I never wanted anyone’s help with anything because, in my head, it was easier to just do it myself. Call it trust issues if you wish, but I felt I would lose control of every outcome because someone else was helping me. The only person I knew I could count on was myself. This way of thinking was great until I had no idea what to do next. I would find myself at a dead end with nowhere to go and no one to ask for assistance. At that point, I had pushed everyone away that was capable of helping me. It wasn’t until I finally got a mentor that opened more doors than I thought possible.

What does a GOOD mentor look like?

  1. A good mentor will ask you questions. A good mentor should want to get to know you personally to connect with you. My mentor has always been excellent at this; we have worked through many more problems. Believe it or not, many issues we run into in the business world have nothing to do with the business itself. These issues we experience often come from something in our personal life that spills over into our work.
  2. A good mentor will push you to your best. There have been times my mentor has called me, and she has a list of things to try and do to improve myself and my business. Does she sometimes silently get an eye roll and a soft smile on the other side of the phone? Absolutely. (Sorry, Trisha… love you!) But she can see things more clearly than I can sometimes, and without fail, I succeed every time I listen to what she has to say.
  3. A good mentor will be your friend. Even WE don’t want to talk business all the time. We get burnt out and sometimes need a friend to talk to. If your coach is not trying to become friends with you, maybe you should invest in a new one. I have become so close with my mentor since I started my journey, and we only grow closer as time goes on.

Benefits of a good mentor:

  1. Get a clearer vision of where you want to go. A good mentor will assist you in creating a picture of where you want your idea to go. No one wants your success more than the person helping you, and success is much more obtainable when written in front of you.
  2. Your accountability partner is one call away. Fun fact, nothing gets done if you don’t do it. A mentor will help you hold yourself accountable by following up with you about a plan of action, checking up on you to see how you are doing, and, most importantly, creating that action plan. Holding ourselves accountable is the root of every success story.
  3. Constructive feedback will become your fuel. Remember how I said I hate being told what to do? Allow me to clarify. I hate being told what to do by people who aren’t living the way I want to. My rule in life is to never take criticism from someone I wouldn’t take advice from. You wouldn’t take advice about playing the piano from someone who has never played. A good mentor should be a role model. Someone you WANT to take advice from.

We are not meant to go through this life alone. Without others, there wouldn’t be a world to succeed in. Open your circle, and reach out to people you admire. If you want to start a business, find someone that owns a successful one and ask what you can do to be coached by them. If you want to write a book, reach out to someone who has written a book and ask. Simply ask. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. If you don’t know anyone to reach out to, contact me. I would love to work with you!


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One response to “Why Should I Have a Mentor?”

  1. Chesney Stock Avatar
    Chesney Stock

    Love this! Very well said!


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