Why Having a Mentor is so Important

By: Charrissa Cawley
 

Can you think back into your life to someone who you admire? Perhaps this is someone who is very successful in their career, their family life, or even socially? In our lives there are dozens of people who have managed to be very successful at what they do, and these people are a wealth of information, as long as we are able to tap into that wealth. That is why it's very important to find someone that you can learn from - a mentor.

If you've never had a mentor, and the thought of using one is new to you, think back through your life. There is a good chance that you have had a mentor and maybe not realized it. Usually our first mentors are our parents, or another close family member.

As we get older, teachers often take this role. These mentors are great for certain times in our lives, however, if you are ready to get ahead in your business, it is time to find a mentor who can help you get to the next level.

It's important to find a mentor who is willing and able to take you on. A good mentor is someone who will support and encourage you to reach for higher goals, to take the next step and to push yourself in to succeed in business. The perfect mentor is one who is experienced in an area where you need a little bit of extra help because you may lack the knowledge or experience.

A good mentor will help you stay accountable to your goals, they will help you pay attention and stay on track. When you get frustrated and want to give up they will push you harder and keep you going. A mentor can be invaluable to ask you the hard questions and challenge you to come up with the answers.

Mentors are invaluable for so many reasons, but essential for providing knowledge, motivation, advice and counsel, encouragement when you need it most, help with personal development and so much more. If you are lucky enough to find a personal mentor who can be all of these things to you, you will have an advantage over many others, because you have a secret weapon that can take you to the top!

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