We all know we can’t go it alone in business. We need the ability of others to help us through the ups and downs of our business. We need help with a variety of things. We need someone to tell us, “it will be okay” when things are not going well. We all have drama moments. We also need them to tell us if something sucks so we don’t go down that road, or at least help us see that it sucks and show us another path.
Here are five things a mentor can do for you and your business
1.) A mentor can help you through your “drama moments” when your business day seems too heavy to carry alone. This doesn’t happen often but when it does, you may need to hear a real voice instead of the one in your head.
2.) If you have been lucky enough to have found a mentor that lives in your area, the mentor is invaluable when you are doing something new. They remind you of all your successes and give you the perspective that you need.
3.) If something you are doing sucks for your business, they tell you. They are your accountability partner in your business. If you are doing something that goes against your core values, they have the tough conversation with you instead of allowing you to self-sabotage your business or yourself.
4.) A mentor can save you time. Time is one thing we could all use more of in small business. Mentors are business people to and their experience is invaluable when it comes to saving yourself some time.
5.) A mentor can also be your cheerleader and help when it comes to marketing your company; helping you grow into the leader you want you are.
Mentors want you to succeed; they help you be better than you think you are. They can help you balance your life better. We all need help with that now and then. One of the biggest joys of having a mentor is that they can help you find the best medicine; laughter. We all need more of that in our lives and it is the glue that holds relationships together.