Well, apart from the fact that they all are extremely successful, wealthy, and are household names. At some point in their lives, they all had mentors!
In fact, they all had mentors that were extremely successful, and famous in their own right.
The late Steve Jobs was the mentor to Mark Zuckerberg.
Warren Buffet was the mentor to Bill Gates
Madonna was the mentor to Britney Spears
Sir Freddie Laker was the mentor to Richard Branson,
The late Thomas Edison was the mentor to the late Henry Ford
On my journey to find financial freedom, I read books from some of the great public speakers, and motivational coaches to help develop my mindset when I started out. Many of the books that a read talked about the success that people achieved who had mentors and explained the benefits of having a mentor.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you should have a mentor when starting an online business.
1. A Mentor Will Help You To Get You Started
Whatever it is that you want to accomplish in life, having a mentor will help to guide you on the right path to achieve it. Mentors can provide advice, motivation, and valuable information when taking your first steps in achieving your desired goal.
2. You Learn From Who Has Done What You Want To Achieve
When you have a mentor, you are learning from someone who has already arrived at the destination where you want to be and, knows exactly what it takes to get there. By having a mentor, you will be given the right direction when starting out and will have a clear insight into their day to day activities. This will also give you a realistic outlook of all of the advantages, and pitfalls of the chosen path that you are about to take, and can also give you the reassurance that the decision you about to make is right for you. Your mentor may also provide access to those within your industry that are willing to invest in your idea, offer their skills, and expertise to turn your dreams into reality.
3. Mentors Will Build Your Confidence To Stay On Your Path
When you start a new business venture, you could encounter a lot of doubt and uncertainty along the way. It’s natural to feel this way but can be problematic to deal with. Uncertainty is a lot easier to deal with when you have a mentor because they will help to build your confidence. Even if your mentor has not been on the same path that you are about to encounter. They would have probably had to deal with a lot of uncertainty themselves when starting out and would have taken a lot of risks along the way.
4. A Mentor Will Outline Your Strengths and Weaknesses
In order to be successful in business, we need to know our strengths and weaknesses. A mentor can give you an unbiased opinion of yourself and will ensure that you have the right DNA to succeed. This constructive criticism will help you to see things about yourself that probably will not recognize. Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults that you would not like to admit that you have. They will always be brutally honest with you and tell you exactly how it is, rather than downplay any weaknesses they see in you. On the flip side, a mentor can also identify your strengths that are vital to have when in business.
5. A Mentor Will Help You To Develop Your Personal And Professional Growth
Being around someone that has already been where you want to be will help with your own personal and professional growth. Your mentor will set you challenges and goals so that you are pushed outside of your own comfort zones. A good mentor will ensure that you develop the right mindset, and business acumen to be successful in business
Having a mentor will save you a lot of time, and money when starting out in business. You can save yourself a lot of worry and stress and avoid making mistakes that others have made before you. Many high achievers and successful people have mentors, and you can be a high achiever too if you are following their footsteps.
“Experience is an invaluable tool but cannot be purchased, it can only be earned, or shared.”
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