3 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor

By Paul Santiago
wedding bossness - 3 reasons why you need a Mentor

No matter how well you’re doing in your career, I guarantee that a mentor/ life coach can help you rise to an even greater level of success – a coach could probably even double your income this year alone. That may sound like a bold statement, but I’ve seen results exactly that dramatic time and time again. So, if you’ve never heard of a mentor, or are familiar with the concept but aren’t really sure how they can help you grow as a sales professional, let me fill you in.

A mentor specializes in inspiring you to go beyond the ordinary, to raise your standards and definition of success to a level that you’re truly capable of reaching. Most people will never achieve what they’re truly capable of, simply because they haven’t formed the right partnership to make it happen. A mentor is exactly that – a true partner in your success.

Here are three more concrete reasons why all entrepreneurs should consider teaming up with a mentor:

  • A mentor not only celebrates your victories but helps you learn from your setbacks. Let’s face it, in sales we have to get used to rejection. But how you use and learn from that rejection is a major determining factor in how successful you can be. A talented mentor helps put perspective on your successes and failures, so you can benefit from both.
  • A mentor doesn’t judge you. I’m not saying that all you’ll ever hear from a business coach is a rosy picture of where you’re headed. That wouldn’t be fair and it’s not the way I handle my clients. But what a mentor should do is listen to what you’re saying without sitting in judgment, and without over-analyzing you.
  • A mentor gets to know your values, passion, and life-purpose …and holds you to them. It’s easy to get sidetracked, to lose sight of what’s truly important for your life and career. A mentor’s job is to help you maintain your focus so that you don’t get sidetracked. Simply keeping you working towards your ultimate goal is one of the most powerful services a mentor can provide. Take advantage of it.

Let me give you one more advantage.

  • A mentor can go at your pace. Not everyone is as driven as you are. So, people with partners, spouses, significant others, family members, fellow wedding vendors, there will be a time when your speed won’t match theirs and it will be bad for your relationships. Having a mentor with the been there, done that attitude or “I’ll ride this wave with you” mentality, can definitely help save your relationships.

Find a mentor, seek for a coach. There are so many people out there who are willing to lend a hand. All you have to do is look them up.

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