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Why You Need a Mentor to Grow Your Business

Why You Need a Mentor to Grow Your Business

There once was a quote by Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, that goes like this: “Your mentors in life are important, so choose them wisely.”

Oprah Winfrey even has something to say about mentorship as well:

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. A mentor is someone who allows you to know that no matter how dark the night, in the morning joy will come. A mentor is someone who allows you to see the higher part of yourself when sometimes it becomes hidden to your own view.”

Even Mark Zuckerberg, creator of social media platform Facebook, was mentored by none other than the late Steve Jobs. Heck, even Steve had a mentor: Mark Markkula (he was one of Apple’s earliest investors).

If you’re in any of my Facebook groups, you may already know how many times I tell everyone how important it is to have a mentor. Mentors help promising people become the very best in three ways.

Mentors are ahead of the game

Mentors, believe it or not, are knowledge power houses in their respective fields. After all, they’ve built their credibility after years and years of hard work.

For example Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder still credits Steve on his impactful wisdom on topics such as building a team to this day. He knows that without Steve’s direction, he may have not been able to get where he’s at today.

Mentors bring out the best in you

Have you ever seen movies where a mentor would reject student after student until someone special comes along? It’s because they see potential in that student.

Mentors of today do this, too.

Most of the time it may seem like they’re unfair or maybe the work is too hard. But it’s not. They want you to succeed so badly that they want to help you realize your fullest potential as much as they can, even if it means you don’t like them for a little while.

Mentors help you succeed

I once overheard someone say that having a mentor is like having a college education in one person.

That person isn’t wrong.

Mentors have been doing the ground work for a long time, so there’s no doubt that they’re full of knowledge. What’s even better is that the kind of knowledge they offer you is curated just for you.

After all, you wouldn’t want Rocky Balboa as your mentor unless you’re a boxer.

Inspired to find a mentor now? Here’s some ideas to get started:

First, use Google. See if that person has the credibility and knowledge to back up their claims. Don’t be afraid to take some time researching; you don’t want to waste your money and time for someone who won’t help you grow.

Next, most mentors have freebies that tend to look like books or programs. Take a few and see if you like their learning style or the content. If you’re satisfied and hungry for more, leap into one of their paid programs or see if you can receive an one-to-one education from your mentor of choice.

Today’s your day to become even better than you were before. What will you do?

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