The Value of Mentorship

If you are wondering how to learn a new skill or improve the quality of your life, you already know
that the internet is full of video courses, e-books and other great resources that you can use.
Although people can enhance their abilities by viewing helpful content, doing so can’t replace the
value of mentoring and life coaching.


A qualified mentor will take the time to learn about you and what you would like to achieve in the
coming weeks, months and years. As far as being successful is concerned, a mentor can answer
your questions and provide instant feedback based on your needs and current skills.

 

What to Look for in a Mentor

 

Before you take another step or make a final decision, learn about the qualities for which you
should look in a good mentor. You will want to find someone who has already taken the path on
which you are traveling so that your mentor can show you how to follow in his footsteps.

The right mentor can teach you to reach your desired outcome by breaking the process down into simple steps, but that is only one part of a good mentoring program.


If you would like to make real progress and expand your knowledge, work with a mentor who
understands your learning style. Your mentor will then be able to help you retain the information
and let you learn at a pace with which you are comfortable.

Experienced mentors will push you just beyond your comfort zone and help you obtain noticeable results, allowing you to see how far you have come.


Loved Ones as Mentors


On the surface, choosing a close friend or family member as a mentor can seem like a smart move, but it won’t always work out the way you had hoped. I will provide you with an example from my life to paint a clear picture. My father embodies confidence, success and other traits that I have always admired, so I looked up to him as a mentor.


Working with someone you love, though, makes it hard to have honest and unbiased
communication, so he was never able to transfer his skills and knowledge to me. If you have ever
tried to work with someone you love, you have probably had a similar experience.

 

Finding a Mentor

 

When you choose a mentor, look for an acquaintance who has already accomplished what you want to achieve. Your mentor should be able to provide you with honest feedback so that you can get the most from the encounter, but you must also ensure that your mentor has his life under control and that he has enough time to guide you.


Getting a Life Coach


Although a mentorship can improve your success in business, sports, relationships and other areas of your life, it won’t always be enough to help you reach your true potential.

Mentors will send you down the path they think is right for you. But if you opt for life coaching, your life coach will learn about your goals and help you focus on a strategy that is unique to you and your needs, and being successful will come naturally.