"Do you/I really need a mentor?"
Recently in a sharing session with a group of creative students, this question got my attention and I think it’s an interesting topic to share with all of you.
At least I know I did struggle with this question during the inception of my business career.
Here’s my story and take away from 6 years of journey:
Can be YES and NO
It’s a YES and NO, very much on personal preference or choice.
I do know someone who is capable and smart to be a lone ranger and still made great achievement.
What would be my choice? It’s YES.. A freaking big YES!
Coming from a software engineering background I definitely know nothing about business neither “WHAT’S MARKETING”.
I will definitely love to have a mentor/person that I can seek for advice on problems and obstacles I met and potentially save me from all the bruises and bumps.
The GOOD of having a mentor
1. A mentor is able to provide encouragement and keep us going.
2. Mentor successes and failures is the best references.
3. There’s always A better view and perspective out of your business, the mentor is the best person to tell what to improve as we often can’t.
Who can be your mentor?
A mentor can be someone who had more experienced or knowledgeable in the same field as yours.
Or even a group of people who is like minded.
I’m lucky enough to meet my MENTOR”S” during the second year of my business career. What’s even better, they are a group of entrepreneurs experienced and specialised in different field/industry.
Yes, I’m referring to a business networking group – BNI (Business Network International). Everyone is the mentor for each other by lifting each other in business journey, this is how I managed to growth so much in 3 years time.