Mentoring - Fast Track Your Business Success With A Mentor
Have you ever come across a successful business, on the face of it, looks really simple and straightforward?
You look at the website, at the marketing, and the products, and it seems like the winning formula is one that you could apply to your own business. Whatever they are doing can't be rocket science, so you won't have to be a genius to mimic it and get the same results.
So many people do this when setting up their business. They look at people who are getting the results in their business that they want in their own and think that it looks easy. It's pretty simple to copy what other people are doing, apply it to their own business, and watch the profits roll in. They tell themselves that they can figure it all out on their own. They are wrong.
If you think that you can easily follow someone else's roadmap to success without direction, you will fall into the same trap. This is one of the lies that we tell ourselves, because it's so much easier to think that we can teach ourselves than it is to seek that advice from others. You can use someone else's experience to fast track your own success but it has to be done the right way.
There's a simple method of doing this: invest in mentoring.
It will help you realise how much you are holding yourself back by simply trying to copy other people. You can also be assured that your investment will be returned more times than you can imagine. It's amazing how much mentoring gives back to you. It's not just the information that mentors share with you, but also the fact of having someone who is already getting results believing in you.
Let me give you an example of the power of mentorship. One of my mentors is Yanik Silver, and my business has really changed since I joined his mastermind group. Just before I held my first big workshop, I talked to him about my plans. I was really nervous about it, because I'd never done a three-day workshop of that size, and I had never charged £1,500 for people to come to the workshop. I remember saying to Yanik, "I think this might be possible for me." He looked me right in the eye and said, "Yes, I think you can do that."
That simple sentence was the value I got from investing in him. It wasn't that I needed specific information from him or advice on how to run my workshop. Instead, it was the fact that someone who was already very successful was able to tell me that I could be as well. I needed to hear it from someone more experienced than me, and it gave me the confidence to run the seminar the way I had planned it. That seminar was a great success - both for me, and, I hope, for the people who attended.
On the other hand, before one of my conferences, I did a series of preview calls. A number of people emailed me at the end of the series telling me that they had gotten so much from the calls that they didn't think they needed to go to the course. A year or so after the course, I did a bit of sleuthing, and from what I can see, none of these people had made any real progress. Not one.
I'm not saying that if these people had come to my conference, they would all now be multi-millionaires - I'm not trying to suggest I have all the answers for everyone. But it did make me wonder how many "goose chases" and "blind alleys" they have been down because they tried to progress on their own, or because they kidded themselves that they could do it without help. I've tried that track and I know it doesn't work.
My message to you: invest in mentoring. And you will get help. There are too many pitfalls you will come across when you think you can figure it out on your own. If you keep telling yourself that you don't need someone's help, one year from now you will be no further forward in your business. You have a chance to do things differently, so take that chance and start achieving!
About the Author
Bernadette Doyle is a marketing specialist who helps entrepreneurs become client magnets and attract a steady stream of their ideal clients. She publishes a free, weekly newsletter for trainers, speakers, coaches, consultants, complementary therapists and solo professionals. If you'd like to receive invaluable tips and advice on how to attract clients with ease, register at http://www.clientmagnets.com