Why do entrepreneurs need mentors? Why indeed?
Mentors help you get a clearer focus – inspire you to achieve the kind of greatness you may not even known you possessed.
In short, mentors empower you as an entrepreneur to do things that you never thought you could. Mentors have a well defined and a powerful role to play in encouraging entrepreneurship.
Check out these 05 tips to know why you need a mentor.
help you see what you cannot –
Often, we become so familiar with our own terrain that we may not see the pitfalls. Or often enough, a mentor will see what you didn’t foresee or thought about. A mentor can help you get the view from an angle you would not have thought about. Mentors are great at giving you insights and perspectives you would not otherwise see.
use their experience and expertise to leverage your business –
Mentors come to the table with experience and expertise which they are willing to share with you so that your business benefits. It is the kind of advice you cannot get elsewhere – mentors are great utilizers of their know-how – they can help you leverage it in a way that is beneficial to your growing start up or venture. Often it is the kind of advice you are not likely to find elsewhere – whether in books or manuals.
help you network –
Mentors have been there before and often have a well-developed network that can be very beneficial to a business just starting out. They have access to people and opportunities that would boost any new business. A mentor can introduce you to a network of people who matter – and can help you get the connections you need.
act as a guide –
Mentors are great at giving you a clear perception of checks and balances. Are you on the right path – are there more opportunities you can make use of – does the product mix need a little bit of shifting? Is the business model workable? A mentor will be able to guide you as you go along, empowering you in a million different ways for you to make a smoother, better facilitated journey.
inspire you –
Mentors can do magic with a discouraged entrepreneur, one who thinks the sky might be falling. The value of the right mentor who can inspire you to reach for the stars is tremendous. He or she can fuel your vision and inspire you to achieve greatness you might not have even considered. Mentors typically encourage you to see the capability, the capacity and the strength that you possess in driving your business towards greatness.
So what do mentors do and why do we need them? Because a mentor can help you achieve results that can be life transforming for you and for your business. Mentors are vital in the entrepreneurial journey and can be a key asset in turning things around.
Yes we do need mentors to keep us on the right track.