Why You Should Choose a Mentor. Part 1
By lisbeth.mcnabb on May 23, 2011
Choosing a mentor is one of the most important decisions you can make as a professional. Successful entrepreneurs understand the importance of having a mentor. Mentors should be those whose work you admire; poses strong leadership abilities; an inspiration to you and others; offer solutions when you are faced with obstacles and invaluable insight. Mentors are experts within a particular field and offer a wealth of experience. In fact, developing a portfolio of mentors to meet different aspects of your life, both personally and professionally, is paramount!
Here are 3 out of 5 Important Reason’s Every Successful Woman Needs a Mentor.
Important Reason 1:
A mentor will hold you accountable. Often, business owners neglect important aspects of their businesses such as marketing, financial obligations or operations. A mentor will hold you accountable for your actions, help you set realistic goals and assist you in finding ways to balance your time.
Important Reason 2:
A mentor is like a trusted colleague to discuss problems and find solutions. When you hire a mentor, you gain a confidant; someone to brainstorm with - a great sounding board!
Important Reason 3:
A mentor is ‘on the outside looking in.’ As you grow in your business, it is easy to reach a plateau. A good mentor will bring a new prospective along with a fresh set of eyes. This will help you work more efficiently with a clearer view of your company’s future growth.
By Sylvia Browder for w2wlink.com
Check back on Friday for the last 2 Reasons! Comment below to let us know if you have a mentor.
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