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 of 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. 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 to other individuals, especially with people we hold in high esteem and respect. An accountability partner helps you to keep 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 experience and the speciality of the information available to you makes a whole world of difference. It can help you to cut down to the specifics you need to thrive in any area of business or career life. People usually say it is not whom you know, but it’s instead about who knows you.
A mentor is an excellent key to unlocking a network of people and opportunities that previously would not be available to you. Most times it’s not their ability to know everything but to know where and how you can find it. Experience is the best teacher, and that ability to inspire and connect you on to the right network helps will help you grow, improve your skills, confidence and attain your other set goals in an expedited fashion.
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.
4. 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 our 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 someone was cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.”.
Go in this might and find yourself a mentor!