The benefits of a mentor to an entrepreneur are immeasurable; In every instance of our lives, we will find people ahead of us or behind us. In no one instance is everyone at the same place, hence the importance of experience. You will never know everything. No one will ever have all the knowledge in the world, hence the need for continuous learning.
There are many facets to the operation of a business and sometimes entrepreneurs spend so much time trying to figure it out. That route becomes unnecessary when business models exist. There is absolutely nothing wrong with observing, enquiring and taking lessons from the wrong turns of other entrepreneurs. The point is that mentors are necessary for success – directly or indirectly. As a result of technology and the wide use of the internet which is creating a global world, your mentor does not even have to know you. Examine successful business models, discover who is behind the scenes and keep in tune with their daily life styles, their strategies and advice and apply as best as possible.
There are three major benefits of having a mentor.
They Have Been Through It; You Don’t Have To Go Through It.
Save some time to invest holistically, to act more constructively and to be more productive. Advice from those who are experienced is one of the best gifts you can receive as a business owner, especially when your mentor is travelling the same or similar path. Don’t take this for granted.
The Opportunity For Self-Development
The article ‘Self Development is Synced with Business Growth’ outlined the importance of developing one’s character and investing in self. Having a mentor is another very good alternative to embark on the self-development process. A mentor’s experience is not only from his or her specific field but also from life’s first hand experiences. Remember, you are human before an entrepreneur. Don’t be afraid to tap into their experiences to improve your character and lifestyle.
The Gateway to Networking
In most cases, depending on the personality type, persons who are well established within their careers are connected. To know and be known is powerful. It is great to be able to know the exact resource when in need; it makes a life of workload easier, saving time and resources.