Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Mentor

August 20, 2017

By: Alicia Jenelle

In the summer of 2016, I hired and worked with my first paid mentor. By the spring of 2017, I was able to determine a clearer vision of my goals, enhance my social media presence, and build a stronger brand for my business. As a recently married woman and an entrepreneur, I lead an extremely busy life, so these accomplishments did not come easy. Having a mentor did not mean that I had someone to build my dream for me, it meant that I had someone to help push me to the realization and execution of that dream.

After connecting with Pauleanna Reid, Mentor, Professional Writer, Motivational Speaker, and Amazon Best Seller, she assigned me the task of creating a physical inspiration board, which to this day, I still have on my wall. I began my first task by purchasing a set of magazines, reviewing and examining them page by page, and cutting out all of the images that I found were relevant to my overall dream. Upon completing this fun project, I stood back in amazement as I was finally able to see a clearer vision of my dreams and goals. ‘This is me’, I thought. Everything that I stand for, everything that I envision, and everything that I aspire to accomplish was right in front of me. On days where I feel discouraged, I take the time to analyze and reflect on the pasted images. What am I doing to achieve these goals? And who am I networking with to make this happen? This was just the start of my experience with my first mentor, and I knew that it was going to be the beginning of something great, change. So to help you make up your mind about whether hiring a mentor is right for you, I've listed 5 reasons why I believe you should consider hiring one:

You feel as if you lack a clear vision.

A mentor will help you determine what it is you really want to achieve. They will also provide customized assignments and support to draw out your wants and needs, and most importantly help you bring them to fruition.

You’re in a huge transition.

You’re not sure where to start, or what path to take. By thorough analysis of your current situation and your futuristic goals, a mentor will help bring you through the transitional process by asking key questions, and assigning tasks at your desired pace to ensure you are not overwhelmed while transitioning.

You will be working on a program tailored to suit your exact goals.

A mentor will sit down with you to determine what you’re looking to accomplish, and will subsequently create a customize program to help you achieve your goals. They will connect you with people and tools that are applicable to your vision and measureable success.

Accountability.

As your goals are clearly established, a mentor will help you to stay on top of your assigned tasks. They may meet with you on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, to follow up on assignments and ensure they are completed in a timely manner.

Knowledge and guidance from an expert. Although I am a firm believer in having multiple unpaid mentors, it can be very beneficial to have support from a professional mentor because of their education and training. The professional mentor will provide a customized program and will consistently be dedicated to your personal achievements.

All in all, all mentors are inspiring, and highly beneficial. If you are able to put one’s pride aside and allow for constructive criticism, a mentor will help you draw inspiration from within, and lead you down your path of success. If you want to experience success in your own capacity, then you owe it to yourself to try a dedicated program where you can listen and learn from the best.