There are several reasons you need a mentor, regardless of if you are in business or on a career path. A mentor coaches, teaches, trains, instructs and guides you on your journey to attaining a certain level independence or skill at a required thing.
Expert advice always ensures you make minimal mistakes and focuses you on areas you will need to concentrate or develop yourself on. Here are the reasons why you need to get a mentor today.
1. Best Accountability Partners
Most times as humans we tend to become more accountable individuals especially with people we hold in high esteem and respect. An accountability partner helps you to hold onto a commitment and who better a reason for you to be more accountable to yourself and goals than a mentor?
2. Information and Knowledge
One of the most underlying reasons why you need a mentor is because of the wealth of information and knowledge you can gain from them. In an age of so much information, particularised knowledge and the speciality of the information available to you makes a whole world of difference and helps you cut down to specifics you need to thrive in the area of business or career.
People usually say it is whom you know but it’s rather about whom you know, what they know and impart to you that can help you thrive.
Your mentor is a great key to unlocking a network that previously might not be available. Most times it’s not their ability to know everything but to know where and how you can find it. That ability to inspire and connect you on to your right network helps will grow you, improve skills and attain your goals faster.
S/he would teach first hand about being a leader and follower if you are observing your mentor closely. Mentors are great at putting you on to take leadership for the things you want or need to achieve. It is also a great way to learn how to take ownership of things rather than being ever dependent. A mentor shows you how and allows you to get it done.
5. You Need a Mentor
Yes, you heard me right and no ifs, buts or maybes a mentor should be a must. You need one right now if you don’t, I need one and everyone needs one (haha). Ok, I may have exaggerated right there but you get my point on trying to underscore the importance of a mentor in your life’s journey.
In the words of one my ever favourite Denzel Washington, “show me a successful individual and I will show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I am sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.”.
Go in this might and find yourself a mentor!