By Butz Bartolome
I am sure that you are familiar with the very popular book written by Robert Kiyosaki, the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”. I often cite this book as an example of how people view life differently. Although neither of them is wrong but is based on how a person can be able to make a difference. The struggles are different, which way would you want to go?
We grew up always hearing our parents and some older individuals value our education. Not taking education seriously is like losing so much from life. It is not merely wasting money, but as well as time and opportunity of being able to become someone that is less than ordinary. Although, we do know several successful businessmen who have established huge brands despite not being able to finish school. But what sets them apart from those who refuse to learn in school and stopped?
The success of any business is a combination of so many factors as what I have been sharing with you. One of the keys to success is being able to allow yourself to gain more knowledge of what your business is all about. Not everything is learned from school and learning does not stop once you step out of school. Thus, the years of experience of certain individuals are a good source of information that can help any entrepreneur and aspiring entrepreneurs alike.
What is a mentor?
A mentor is a professional who shares knowledge and advice in assisting a business to successfully grow. The relationship built benefits entrepreneurs, its employees, and the mentor in so many ways.
My years of being in the business allowed me to help so many people which I am proud to say are among the well-known brands in the Philippines. Seeing how they have grown makes me proud of myself. I see success as not merely the amount of money that a business gains, but as well as the number of people that these businesses have been able to help. And this is the reason why I just love what I do because I see how people these days are going the extra mile just to prove that they can do better and become significant in this life.
Benefits of Mentoring
A mentor acts as a guide and provides valuable information that can help an entrepreneur on how to manage his business better. The benefits that a mentee receives from being mentored are:
Being in a mentoring relationship also benefits a mentor in so many ways, such as:
When mentees are able to grasp everything taught to them it provides a clear-cut impact to the business as it fosters a more solid and sustainable business in which its employees feel a sense of cooperation and harmony. Thus, when everything is in place, it promotes a positive workplace environment.
Entrepreneurs/Employers who seek advice from an expert should extend their knowledge to their employees since they are the people that can help the business grow. By providing mentoring program, it allows the employees to identify their weaknesses so that they can be able to improve them. The benefits to the organization can be unending.
Success is never far behind. Be open to everything that can help you and your business in achieving your goals. There is nothing in this world that is impossible to achieve if we just focus on the benefits that it can bring to many people. Seeking advice from the experts is something that no entrepreneur should just ignore. The benefits are just remarkable. Thus, entrepreneurs will finally have more time focusing on their financial success.