A mentor is a person who are already in the position you want to be, or a lot further along on the path you want to walk.
This person warns you of pitfalls and shows the shortcuts and supports you when the goings get tough. The mentor calls you on your bullsh*t and challenge you stretch yourself further.
Reasons that got me to pay a mentor to help me.
I’ve got myself a business mentor for two main reasons:
– I wanted to put one of the most common life advise to the test: “Get a mentor.”
– I wanted to explore the world of business.
What did the mentoring setup look like?
🔸 I pay a person to guide me in business.
🔹 Each month I set 3 accountabilities for myself – or I get prescribed suitable goals from my mentor. I’m kept accountable for following through on these accountabilities.
🔸 We do one call each month to track how things are going and talk about specific areas where I struggle.
🔹 Throughout the month my mentor sends occasional advise and check up on my progress.
What was the lessons learned?
🔸 We worked on getting my goals in order (6 months, 1, 3, 5, 10, 20 year goals) and worked on establishing a strong vision for myself. This clarity of purpose has been a game-changer. 🙇
🔹 I’ve learned to earn – and how to market my services. This was something I was truly uncomfortable with before.
🔸 I have been reporting all my time spent working on my business. This practice has been eye-opening. It’s invaluable to have this information on how I spend my time. It reveals misaligned priorities.
Was it worth it? – Final Verdict!
⚖️ VERDICT: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Getting a mentor I probably one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve been procrastinating on starting a business for 4 years and after just 8 months of coaching I have several income generating incentives going. There is much yet to learn, but having someone who guides you and keep you accountable has really cut the learning curve… even if it hurts the wallet in the beginning. (and it’s bloody hard work!)
📹 Check out my quick 3 Main Lessons from Being a Mentee video.
Tell me about your experience with mentors and coaches in the comments. 🤔