What can a mentor do for me? have you ever asked this question to yourself? well, let’s explore how a mentor can help you achieve your goals to succeed and not just survive.
Many successful people have acknowledged part of their success to being mentored. According to mentorloop.com, Steve Jobs mentored Mark Zuckerberg. Warren Buffett mentored Bill Gates. The list goes on.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines this as ‘The guidance provided by a mentor, especially an experienced person in a company or educational institution’.
Success magazine describes the 4 best things you get from mentorship.
Awareness: When you don’t know what you don’t know, you can’t expand your thinking. A mentor can see what you are missing and show you new ways to think.
Skills: A mentor can teach you new ways to do things or bring about changes to increase your efficiency and ability.
Processes: Often someone with more or different experience has developed systems (formal or informal) to help him get results.
Tools: Your neighbour probably has different tools in his garage than the ones you have in yours. A mentor can share her shortcuts and connections with you’.
This can be described as ‘An experienced and trusted adviser’.
Having a mentor can help ensure success. The newspaper, the Telegraph wrote an article explaining the 21 benefits of having a mentor. Some of which could apply to you including ‘helps you achieve your goals’ or someone you can learn from and leap up the learning curve’.
A great article from Entrepreneur.com, gives 7 strong reasons why 80% of CEOs have mentors to help them succeed. It also goes on to list other benefits which include access to better networks, reassurance, and improves your emotional intelligence.
In an article, from Ted.com Anthony Tjan, CEO of a Boston venture capital firm Cue Ball Group and author of Good People. “ says the best mentors can help define and express our inner calling. But rarely can only one give you everything you need to grow.
The article goes on to explore Anthony’s 5 different types of mentor to help you succeed.
At Elevate Your Clinic we agree with this. That is why we have a group of mentors who can help with specific needs and requirements. Each with their own skillset to allow you to become the best version of you. And your business the best it can be.
`More Mentoring is needed!
A Forbes article from 2018 actually reveals that more business owners and entrepreneurs need more mentoring. In the article they reference, Kabbage Inc, who surveyed small businesses in the US and the importance of mentoring.
In brief, they found:
- Only 22% of small businesses had mentors when they started their business.
- 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, 30% of small businesses fail in their second year, and 50% of small businesses fail after five years.
- 92% of small business owners agree that mentors have a direct impact on the growth and survival of their business.
- Of all respondents, 89% of small business owners who didn’t have a mentor wish that they did.
Do you want success? Find a Mentor!
An article from talk-business.com, discusses the importance of mentorship and being successful. In fact, this is a direct quote from the opening part of the article.
The savvy businessperson, destined to make the grade, acknowledges that they don’t know everything and seeks out a mentor to show them the path to success. Sure, you can set up your business and struggle through alone, out of some misplaced sense of pride, but if you are serious about succeeding as an entrepreneur, and going the distance in the tough world of business, you ignore the importance of having a mentor at your peril!
A mentor in business can hold you accountable but is also accountable to you. This is why finding one who suits you is essential.
Rachiele David, is referenced in the article as a highly successful entrepreneur who states: ‘Work with a mentor who has deep passion and is consistent in what they do. Someone who has the vision and pursues that vision to reality. Work with a mentor who lives to inspire others’.
This is our 1-1 mentorship and coaching program. The Elevate Programme is the flagship service from The Elevate Group.
It’s designed specifically for you the practice owner and is delivered through a series of modules that not only addresses all of the key processes across your business but also, most importantly, designs a specific plan for you to achieve your personal business and life goals.
We offer support at different levels to suit your needs. When you become part of the programme, it is like having a business partner to lean on. We will help you choose the mentor which best suits your needs.
We work through the UK directly with you the business owner. It doesn’t matter where you are we can help. We have over 15 years working and understanding the challenges of having a business in this industry face.
Not Ready for Mentorship yet?
Don’t worry. We also run a series of weekend masterclasses. These are designed for you to get a ton of information to apply In your business from mentors and coaches who understand your industry.
If you are looking for more information why not contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org