At any given time, you can look in your inbox or on social media and find someone with a service that can help build your business.
I’m nowhere close to the only person who helps driven women like you succeed in their business… and that’s an incredible thing.
It shows that no matter what your business is, there’s room for everyone because we all have our own unique spin on what we offer.
But where can that leave you at times?
Confused as to who to work with.
Unsure if your investment will be “worth it.”
Wrapped in information overwhelm instead of results.
I know that because I have been there. I was the girl trying to build everything on her own because I was overwhelmed with all the options out there. I knew I needed a mentor in my business in order to succeed in the way I knew I could but with so many options… who was the best for ME?
Hiring my first business mentor was one of the scariest (we had $80k in debt at the time!) yet BEST (my business skyrocketed!) decisions I have ever made.. and still make in my business.
However, it’s with a strategy.
I want to share my three step strategy with you so that you can find the right mentor for you and your business as well because you deserve to reach your goals THIS year.
- Put on your spy cap and see if you connect.
Read through the e-mails they are sending you and check out their social media channels. If they are on Periscope or Facebook Live, check them out live and see how they are up close and personal. Do you actually CONNECT with their message and how they share it? Do you CONNECT with the way they run their business?
If they love working around the clock and that’s not the way you see yourself running your business, they aren’t the mentor for you. If they are all about trading hours for dollars and you are trying to create passive income, they aren’t the mentor for you. Easy peasy.. money saved! It doesn’t mean they aren’t the right fit for someone else, just not for your personal and business goals.
2. Get to know their coaching style.
Every mentor has their own style and way of working with others – does this person mentor match the way you learn best? You can typically find their working style on their website, based on what’s included in their program (private group, calls, workbooks, worksheets, ect) and you can evaluate if it works for you.
For example, I know that I am a visual learner who loves to be challenged and needs tough love. This means if I worked with a mentor who is always praising me, instead of letting me know where I can improve, I’ll feel as though I wasted my money. I’m addicted to learning and growing. Others will thrive on a completely different approach so that means they would most likely have a different mentor than I would.
3. Trust your gut.
Having a mentor in your business is one of the BEST things you can do if you are serious about your success… but fear will naturally try to step in. When you find a mentor that you connect with, go for it! If not, the opportunity may not be there when you “ready” later.
True story: When I was in my second year of business… there was a mentor that I was dyingggg to work 1:1 with. I patiently waited (ok… stalked) for her to open up spots and when she did… it was $20k. At this point, I was nowhere near able to come up with that kind of money and I told myself I would sign up “next time” because I would make more than enough to cover it by then.
A few months after, she announced that she would no longer be doing 1:1 coaching… and still hasn’t offered it again, two years later. I’ve worked with incredible mentors since but that is one opportunity I let slip that I will always kick myself for!
Choosing to have a mentor in your business will absolutely change the game, there’s no doubt about it.
Simply apply these three strategies, find the person who works for you and take that leap of faith.
Your dream and your business are worth it.