The mentor-mentee relationship is mutually beneficial for many reasons. Most notably, the mentee receives constructive advice from an experienced perspective. Usually, the mentor’s advice will not be attached to any emotion or self-driven purpose. While friends and family may offer guidance from a place of love, it’s often – unintentionally – based on little evidence or experience and, at times, self-motivated with unconscious bias. On the other hand, a mentor will offer subjective and valuable tips to support you on your business journey throughout your life. To follow, we reveal why you need five mentors in your life.
Why is it so important to have mentors?
Over the lifetime of your business, you should have many mentors. This is because they will change alongside your own personal and business growth, relating to each phase of business you’re in. Your mentors will be there to share their experience with you, poke your processes, and elevate your thoughts to get you on the right path.
Reasons you need a mentor in your life could be:
- Goal setting
- Emotional support
- New perspectives
In which areas should you look for mentoring?
You should be looking to have a support network of around five mentors. Different mentors offer different levels of expertise. Depending on your own skillset and experience, you may have one in each of the following;
- Mindset and growth
- Finance and money
- Branding, marketing and PR
- Health and wellbeing
- Technology and digitising your business
- Leadership and communication
How do you find five mentors? Mentors could be:
- People you know
- Past colleagues
- Influential people you follow on social media
- Authors or writers
- Business partners
- Previous employers
- They may not even realise they are a “mentor”
- Your inner circle
- People you’ve met at networking events
- Friends of friends
- Reputable people in your field
Ultimately, having someone to guide you through the wins and pains of business is necessary and invaluable. If you’re looking for a mentor to support your business and personal growth, professional mentoring can change everything for you. Fuel your business with a Navig8Biz personalised mentoring session today.