How You Can Harness The Power of Mentorship
There’s a secret elephant in the room that no one talks about: There are shortcuts to life. But I don’t mean the random “life hacks” you see on social media […]
There’s a secret elephant in the room that no one talks about: There are shortcuts to life.
But I don’t mean the random “life hacks” you see on social media from time to time. Those don’t move the needle on where you are at with your goals.
I’m talking about learning serious wisdom on heavy topics. For example: Moving up in your career. How about essential skills to navigate forming a startup? It’s all out there — from parenting, relationship building, and even how to save your marriage.
Believe it or not, whatever you are going through — no matter how specific it is — is not specific to you. Other people have gone through the same situation.
That can be tough to accept. It may feel like your problem is general to humankind, but that it is specific to your situation. But I’m here to tell you, that the specifics don’t matter. It’s the shared experience that does.
And that’s a good thing. No matter what kind of experience you’re having, there is someone out there that can be a guiding light for you.
That person (or people) is your mentor. That is the person that can help you make life your most successful experience ever. You can have one mentor, or you can have many. Remember, no one is good at everything, so it is wise to diversify the guidance you receive.
A good mentor usually has the following qualities:
- They are active listeners.
- They speak with clarity.
- They are specific in how they communicate.
- They are aware of their limitations.
- They follow-up and follow-through.
Make sure you are listening to someone who has the results you want. For example, let’s say you’re starting a business. You wouldn’t go ask your uncle who works at Pizza Hut because his business went bankrupt for advice, would you?
Of course not. You would find a business owner who is doing well, and ask for their mentorship instead. When choosing a good mentor, actions and results speak louder than words.
If you’re looking for a good mentor, have you heard about First Steps to Success yet? Dani has helped thousands of people change their lives for the better Find more information here.