If you find yourself struggling in your business, then you need to know the secret to staying on track in your business. When you’re used to doing things on your own, this secret may come as a surprise, but you simply need to have a mentor!
When you are just starting out, mentoring is a fantastic idea because you have somebody to guide you from your very first step to your ultimate goal as well as to answer any questions along the way.
This is exactly what worked for me when I started my health & wellness business in the direct selling space a number of years ago. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I would not have reached my goals so quickly if I tried doing it on my own.
Mentors are people who have already achieved the level of success you want in your life and can advise you on how to get there. They have proven themselves in what they’re doing and are enjoying the lifestyle that you crave.
They are basically the ideal people to guide you because they’ve already done it.
A mentor also serves the function of providing you with somebody to be accountable to. They’ve heard all the excuses because they probably used the same excuses themselves at some time in their own career – you can be certain that they won’t accept these excuses from you.
So when you’re not producing results or just not working at all, your mentor is the person you’re going to wind up explaining your actions (or lack thereof) to.
Having a mentor can be the difference between enjoying the type of real success that completely changes your life or achieving the lukewarm type of success that only causes a small ripple of change.
Throughout my business career, I have always had great mentors whose guidance has led me to achieve impressive, proven results. What has been very effective for me is working in 90 day time blocks to build on the longer term goals.
How to Choose a Good Mentor
Wanting a mentor is one thing, but actually finding a mentor is another matter entirely. Here’s a simple process for choosing a mentor that will help you achieve your true potential:
- Find somebody who is already living your dream and ask them to mentor you. They need to have proven results and not just offer some $2000 per month coaching program.
- You need a mentor who truly cares about you being successful and who has no hidden financial or other agendas for mentoring you. Follow your gut instinct here.
- Ask. You’d be amazing at how reluctant people are to actually ask for mentoring from somebody. Not everyone is suitable to mentor you, but unless you ask him or her, you’ll never know.
I encourage you to seek out mentorship, so you can achieve the goals and dreams you set out for yourself and thus reap the rewards of your hard work.
So, if you’re looking for a mentor to help you stay on track, feel free to reach out for a free strategy call here.