Why do we need Mentors ?
The Entrepreneur Road can be a Lonely one. You no longer work for someone. You don’t have a Boss to answer to. Your solely responsible for your success. You don’t have anyone telling you what to do. You don’t report to anyone. You have so much FREEDOM you almost don’t know what to do with it.
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.
Mentorship is there as Guidance. As an Affiliate Marketer for the Six Figure Mentors, the word Mentor is there for a reason. YOU are Never Alone. This is what the Six Figure Mentors stands for. Without Mentors it can be rather frustrating to figure out everything for yourself. Those that ask the most questions and simple Show Up are far more likely to be successful.
Mentors should be Leaders you aspire to be. Mentors that have walked the path that you are on. Leaders who go out of their way to ensure your success. Leaders who will hold you accountable. If you commit to something, a Mentor will follow up with you to ensure you follow through with it. Mentors are success stories. They are at the Top of their game so to speak. They understand your journey. They can sympathise with your situation as the know it only too well.
For me as a Digital Entrepreneur and a Affiliate Marketer I have 3 Mentors. My Business System Consultant. My 2 Gold Membership Level Coaches. All 3 Mentors have been working for the Six Figure Mentors for many years. All 3 have been very successful Affiliate Marketers. All 3 are Leaders and Coach people everyday. All 3 have an ability to help people before they help themselves. All 3 are amazing at getting the best out of you. All 3 have walked the path I’m walking. All 3 are in positions I aspire to be in. All 3 are living, breathing examples of walking the walk, talking the talk and are authentic in who they are and what they represent. Their peers, colleagues and Brand speak in high volumes to support this.
How to choose a Mentor ?
Pick a Leader from your chosen field that you look up too and aspire to be. Make sure they are willing to take you on fully committed 100% as a Mentee. That they will show tough love and hold you accountable. They will push you to get the best out of you. They have an ability to see things in you that you don’t see in yourself. Its very imporatnt also to have other common interest besides work. To build a bond its easier to do so when you share common interests. Perhaps you both like Tennis and can go for a hit once a week to Bond. Commonality can not be taken lightly to form a friendship between the Mentor and Mentee. If you want to change your life, surround yourself with like-minded people. Show me your friends and I will show you your future. You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with the most.
A Mentor cares about your success. They are there to motivate you, inspire you. Offer advice and figure out your direction. To Coach and train you, to support you on your journey and to understand what your Goal is.
Have a plan. Terence McKenna once said — ‘If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.’
90% of what it takes to be successful is just Showing Up ! That means if your Mentor can put a plan together for you. A very similar plan that was the reason behind their success. If you can follow it exactly as it has been planned out for you. You simple have to put in the work everyday. So everything that is required of you everyday and if you follow that formula you are guaranteed success. If that requires making sacrafices. You may have to go back and ask yourself Why am I here ? I’m I prepared to do whatever it takes to be Successful to Live the Life I deserve ? You don’t need to worry about the end. Limiting yourself to I will only be successful when I reach the end. Enjoy the journey ! Be humble, Fail forward, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Remember you never lose you only ever Win or Learn !
We are all only held back by our Limiting Fears. Our Dreams are on the otherside of our Fears.
I find Mentorship extremely satisfying and rewarding. All great Mentors have Mentors. As a Mentee aspire to be a Mentor. Give back. Even if your quite new in your field. You will always know more than someone who is just starting out. You can always offer value to people who are behind you on a similar journey. Any Mentee that owes everything to their Mentors practices gratitude. Knowing that what comes around goes around. Share your gifts with the world. Offer value. Speak truth. Be that shining light. We all have gifts and talents to offer the world. We can all teach and learn from someone. We all know something that someone else doesn’t.
I owe my success to the Mentorship program at the Six Figure Mentors. I trusted my Mentors advice from the very beginning. I respected who they are, what they have achieved and was never afraid to ask questions. I asked from the start what was it that made you so successful ? I got to know them on a personal level. Made friendships and my life has flourished as a result of the Mentor, Mentee relationship. I’m in a position now, just over a year into my Digital Entrepreneur, Online Business, Affiliate Marketer journey to give back and take on Mentee’s that are just starting out. To be a Coach, to offer guidance, support, training, advice and to help people get where they want to be.
Nothing inspires me more than helping people make the change they are desperately seeking in their own life. I’m passionate about helping people. I believe we should all be making money doing what we love. Life is too short not too.
Mark Panico – Digital Entrepreneur.