The 5 benefits of working with a mentor
If you don’t have a mentor, now is the perfect time to find one.
First published on CEOWorld Magazine on 7 February 2019.
A mentor is someone who has experienced success related to whatever endeavour you are undertaking. Then they will have reflected upon their experience – their successes and failures – in such a way that they have developed the wisdom that comes from perspective.
Such a mentor can ask great questions borne of their experience that will make you think more deeply about what you are doing. They may tell you how to do some things, but mostly they will ask questions and be a valuable set of experienced eyes helping you to avoid pitfalls and maximise your potential.
“The key to being a good mentor is to help people become more of who they already are – not to make them more like you,” – Suze Orman
5 benefits of working with a mentor?
- A mentor asks great questions. Questions that make you think more deeply about what you are doing and what you really want from your business or career. Typically, when working hard you are focused on parts of your business. A mentor helps you see the whole; and they help you understand the wider business context of what you are doing. They help you think about it so you can better articulate your vision.
- A mentor helps you maintain a healthy perspective.
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