3 Top Reasons Why You Need a Mentor

December 6th, 2010 by | Print

 

OK, solopreneur, I’ve told you before, but in case you weren’t listening, I’ll say it again … just because you’re a solopreneur doesn’t mean you should pursue your small business venture solo.


No one ever started and ran a successful business on their own. They’ve always had some form of support, and often guidance from someone that has been there, done that. This kind of benevolent guidance can come from a mentor or a business / life coach … depending on where you are stuck and if you know someone that you don’t have to pay to get their valuable guidance


Even if you have to pay a person for their experience, expertise, insight and motivation, consider it one of the best investments that you will ever make. As a matter of fact, if you are investing in a mentor or a coach, you are more likely to pay attention and take action. No one wants to throw away their money.


Here are 3 top reasons why you need a mentor:


1. Getting a quick answer to “When is enough enough?”
Finding the right balance between research, planning and taking action quickly can be at best awkward … and at its worst, it can be dangerous. However, if you are a newbie solopreneur or if you are pursuing a new passion as an income opportunity, how do you really know when enough is enough?

A mentor or a coach can help you decide whether you need to spend more time getting to know your market, creating a plan or whether it’s time to get your products and services out to the market ASAP!


2. Getting the heads up on shortcuts.
We all want the shortest path to greatness, but few of us know exactly how to do that. What better way than to follow in the footsteps of someone that is already walking the walk? They can educate you about the hazards that lie ahead and what you can do to navigate around them quickly.

Would you rather go solo with your ego and take significantly longer to achieve success … or would you rather exercise your intelligence and reach your goals sooner with a roadmap from a mentor?


3. Getting an extra injection of confidence.
Venturing forth with a solopreneur startup can be a minefield of dangers to your belief in yourself. A mentor or a coach can help you quickly assess if you are experience common doubts due to common problems and give you advice and assurance that you are simply experiencing some growing pains. This will get you back on track much quicker than trying to convince yourself.


If you don’t have any mentors or coaches at this point, what’s holding you back?


All the Best,


Doug Dolan
The Solopreneur’s Guide

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2 Responses to “3 Top Reasons Why You Need a Mentor”

  1. Security First & Assoc. Says:

    Wow!

    This is so true. I wish I had a mentor or business coach before I started my business.

    Great Information

  2. Douglas Dolan Says:

    Thanks, Diane.

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