As a young entrepreneur, it’s easy to fall in the trap ‘I know it all!’ However, always remember that a mentor is more important than a co-founder. A mentor can guide and direct you to the right path and ensure your business faces longevity and success. All great entrepreneurs started out with mentors. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was mentored by Steve Jobs. Jobs was mentored by Mike Markkula — an early investor and executive at Apple. And Eric Schmidt mentored Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. So if you’re looking to taste success, here are our top three reasons why a mentor is important:
Helps you network
Success today is defined by networking. A mentor can get you introduced to the right set of audience and connect you with like-minded individuals who will help you grow each and every day.
Share best practices and experiences
You might seem to know a lot, but hands-on-experience is way different from what you read in books. A mentor can guide and share experiences that might help you for falling into high mitigation risks.
Challenge and inspire you
There’s nothing like a self-made millionaire. Every entrepreneur needs words of encouragement. A mentor can challenge your role each day and help you focus on your broader goals.
So if you’ve finally agreed to swallow your pride and reach out to someone for help, you’re already heading in the right direction. Here’s wishing you luck with your new mentor for your new business.