Four Eyes Are Better Than Two
The value a Mentor can bring to you is immeasurable. Mentors help entrepreneurs uncover blind spots. Mentors call you out when you are falling short. Most importantly, Mentors share about their own entrepreneurial scars. If you can learn from others you’ll save time, money, and energy. Do you find it difficult to receive constructive criticism? Do you seek out Mentors? Or do you stay away from people that tell you what you don’t want to hear?
Your uncertainty isn’t always shared by a Mentor. They may have already done what you are about to do. Or they see your situation more objectively than you might. It’s important for you to listen to them.
Practitioners Not Theoreticians
However, using discernment to find the right Mentor is crucial. Stay away from leaning on peers as Mentors. When it comes to pioneering, many people talk but few have been successful. Look for the practitioners who have a track record of accomplishment. Practitioners are always better than theoreticians.
You Get Help According To Your REVEALED Need
Be honest. Talking with a Mentor is not a sales meeting. You should not try and persuade them to agree with you. If you persuade, then you lose the value of an outside perspective. You should give them the raw details, even expose your lack of preparedness, areas of struggle, etc. In other words, get real with them. They can only help you in the areas that you reveal. You need as much help as you can get. So, be transparent in as many areas as possible.