6 benefits of having a mentor
The most successful people have mentors guiding their progress. It’s difficult to overestimate the positive influence a mentor can have on your success. Here are 6 benefits a mentor can gain from having a mentor:
1. A mentor has been in your position and knows how to get where you want to go
A mentor has already accomplished your long-term goals. If your dream is to become a captain of industry, a professional basketball coach, or a successful photographer, it only makes sense to find someone that has accomplished that same goal. They’ve been where you are and know how to get to where you want to be.
2. You’ll have the guidance you need to set appropriate goals
Are you sure about the next step to reach your long-term goals? A mentor has the experience to know what the best next step is. You can be talented, dedicated, and capable, but your progress will be limited if you’re headed in the wrong direction.
3. You’ll gain the necessary tools in time to use them
Most of us decide to learn after we’ve tried and failed. It’s much more effective to be prepared and have the benefit of experience from someone who may have learnt the hard way. A mentor will point you in the right direction before it’s too late.
4. You have access to their contacts
The saying “It’s all about who you know” is very true. It can take a lifetime to cultivate a network of contacts that can help open doors and introduce you to opportunities. A mentor will know the right people. When everything else is equal, people would rather take a chance on someone they know. A mentor can introduce you to the people that will take you to the next level.
5. You receive an unbiased, yet experienced, opinion
It’s not easy to make the best decisions when you haven’t got the experience or tools to appropriately assess a situation and understand the consequences of the choices you make. A mentor can help give you unbiased advice based on their experience which will help you make an informed and well considered decision.
6. A committed mentor will bring you opportunities –
A mentor won’t just introduce you to influential people. They will also introduce you to the right opportunities. They may also seek out opportunities on your behalf.
Why not let us help you find your mentor here? We are always looking for new mentors to join our family – please click here – there is nothing to lose, and most mentors find mentorship beneficial to not just the mentees, but also the mentors.
Here is a clip about the benefits of having a mentor from some mentees: