The internet is now one of the most cost effective and quickest ways of setting up your own business and becoming financially independent it’s no wonder people in their 1000s are giving it a go. However just because it’s more cost effective and quicker than traditional business does not mean it is necessarily any easier. There is a lot to learn about marketing, advertising, niche selection technology, software and these are just few.
From these few things alone you can see how varied your knowledge needs to be. You HAVE to know about these things in order to tackle them in the right way to make a success of your business and also avoid wasting time and money. So how can you possible learn about all this stuff so you can get it right?
That’s where getting a mentor comes in. A mentor is someone who has experience in all these things, has been there, done it and got the tee shirt. Ideally your best kind of mentor is someone who has a successful business doing exactly or pretty close to whatever it is you want your business to be in, and is willing to teach and guide you through the process.
The benefits of having a mentor are vast and varied. They can be someone to help you overcome the inevitable roadblocks and hurdles you WILL come up against on your journey. They can discuss with you options for getting around them and in some cases avoiding them altogether. They are also someone to bounce ideas off and review your work at each stage and give you constructive criticism and feedback.
I bet nearly all people you consider to be a success will most likely have had a mentor at some stage in their career. Likelier though they have had several and will continue to do so as they continue to build their business. People spend lots of money on getting mentors and in my opinion it’s a very wise investment if you do it in the right way.
I decided to get myself a mentor at the start of the year. I had been thinking about it for a while and I knew it was time to get one. I knew I wanted someone successful but also trustworthy. My mentor is a guy called Rob J Temple and I had been friends with him on facebook for some time and also on his mailing list and these 2 things enabled me to see that he met my criteria for a mentor. I can’t remember exactly what happened but we had been communicating by email and facebook and he invited me to join his mentor programme.
If you’re thinking it’s about a time to get a mentor you must do you your due diligence, talk to people you consider trustworthy and successful, ask them about their mentor programme and see if you can speak to other people who have also be mentored by them.
I have learnt so much since getting a mentor and made so much progress. I don’t know exactly what I would be doing now if I hadn’t have chosen that path but I expect I would have given up and moved onto the next shiny object! Building your own business takes time and effort and having help and guidance from someone who has already done it helps you stay motivated and on the right track. If you’re serious about making it work for you then a mentor is something you should absolutely consider!
Let me know your thoughts on mentors, have you had one and how have they helped move your business forward?
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By for now 🙂