I was a mentor even before I had a proper business of my own, while I felt like an imposter playing that role, I eventually realized that it wasn’t all wrong, I did after all had 15 years of marketing experience and a side digital hustle I was too shy to call a business, even though it was more steady than my actual full time job!
But once I finally broke the shackles and decided to be my own boss, I was lucky enough to find myself a mentor who had experience of building businesses from scratch and was willing to share all the information with me I needed. As an already successful person he had no insecurities, so he not only guided me through the process, but importantly kept encouraging me in those doubtful moments, when I just couldn’t believe I was enough to do something so big all on my own. And that’s what a wonderful mentor do, they don’t let you feel; lonely.. And helpless.
Relying on a business mentor can be beneficial for several aspects in your life. From professional development to personal development a mentor can help in every aspect.
Find out why you may need a mentor although simply finding a good mentor for yourself can also be a challenge in itself, which is why we have create this space called Boss Women Pakistan, to connect the aspiring women with the inspired one’s.
When it comes to selecting a mentor, it’s important to keep in mind that this person should be someone who has achieved and accomplished the things you believe are your goals as well, someone who can challenge you and hold you accountable. When you think of successful people, without a doubt there was either their passion or some person along their journey who encouraged, inspired, and motivated them to keep going.
But more than success, a good mentor needs Vision, most people know how to dream, very few know how to set goals and follow through a vision.
In order to reap the benefits of a business mentor, you must first be open and willing to receiving mentorship. Simply being vulnerable and acknowledging your weaknesses are the first steps to mentorship. So if you have gotten to that point, here are six reasons why it may be time to turn to a business mentor.
A good mentor will:
Hold you accountable
Accountability is what mentors are all about. When it comes to mentorship, if your mentor isn’t holding you accountable then they aren’t doing their job. Sometimes it can be tough to hold ourselves accountable to make sure we get things done, so you need someone else who stays on top of things to make sure your tasks are being completed.
Keep you motivated
Mentors allow their mentees to see the best of them. They are there to provide moral support with an advice to lean on. If you expect someone to provide encouragement and guidance along your journey, then you need a good mentor.
Help you set measurable goals
Having someone that helps you set measurable goals is an absolute must. Creating goals that allow you to get out of your comfort zone is the goal of any mentor and mentee relationship. Mentors also allow you to ensure that you have clarity on how you plan on achieving those goals you have set for yourself.
Don’t allow you to become content
Consistency is essential for achieving your set goals in life. It challenges you to continuously move forward and reach new heights. By writing your goals down and then sharing those with your mentor, you will be more willing to achieve them. Mentors are designed to challenge you and talk you through anything you deem important in order to be successful in life.
Let us know in the comments below if this article was helpful, how you as a boss woman have utilized mentorship to your advantage and share the pros of having one to help guide you through life!