What is a mentor and why you need one to shorten the path to business and career success
Business News Daily defines mentorship as "a mutually beneficial professional relationship in which an experienced individual (the mentor) imparts knowledge, expertise and wisdom to a less experienced person (the mentee), while simultaneously honing their mentoring skills..."
As a business owner, you will want to become successful as quickly as possible. A mentor can help you achieve this.
A mentor has the expertise to guide to you make the right decisions and choose the path best suited to you.
Mentors have already gotten the experience and treaded the path you want to pass. They know what works and what doesn't. They've tried, failed, overcome obstacles, and succeeded.
Thus a mentor can help you avoid unnecessary failures and mistakes as you progress on the entrepreneurial journey.
A famous quote is that smart people learn from their own mistakes but a wise person learns from the mistakes of others.
By getting a mentor, you give yourself the opportunity to learn from the experiences and mistakes of another person.
Having a mentor should be vital for any new business owner.
In every field of life, it's necessary to study and get training but most business owners think they either have to learn the ropes of business on their own, through trial and error, without external help, or that they should be naturally born with the skills.
This is wrong.
No person is born with complete innate business know-how. There will always be some things you need to learn, either through training / mentoring or through experience and trial and error.
The first can result in you getting success quickly and even save costs.
The second can result in failure, losses from money spent unnecessarily, and prolonging the path to #success.
For the above reasons, as a #startup owner it is vital to be open to get a mentorship.
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Note: this article is equally applicable for all people, not just business owners, whether they are looking for a job, buying a new house or relocation.