A very important mentor of mine passed away last Saturday. I had planned for a couple of years to write him a letter telling him how much I appreciated his guidance. Now it’s too late to let him know the impact he had on my life. Be sure to thank the people who gave and still give you encouragement, advice, and coaching. Thank the folks from whom you learned, who don’t even know they helped you to grow by being a role model. You won’t have any regrets later.
You may be considering getting a coach or a mentor to help your growth as a business owner. What’s the difference between the 2? A coach usually offers a short-term, task-oriented program and may concentrate on one issue, such as getting organized or helping with time management. A mentor, on the other hand, is more about having an important and honest relationship with the mentee over a long period of time. They’ve been there, done that…and they care about your future. The mentor gives you guidance and encouragement. Whether you opt for a coach or a mentor, don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Which mentor/guru should an online seller follow? There are so many; how do you choose? I say this isn’t a religion, it’s a business. You don’t have to choose just one. Visit their websites and get on their mailing lists. Most of them are also trying to sell you something, and they deserve to earn money for what they teach us. Having said that, it shouldn’t cost you a fortune to learn. I wouldn’t put out any money unless you feel it’s really worthwhile information.