How do you choose a mentor who can really help you start a living life by design, on your own terms?
Here’s something I was taught by one of my mentors… something that I’ve carried through my life with me for years.
“Whatever it is you want, give that to others. If you want love, give love. If you want money, give money to others. If you want good health, support others in being healthy.”
It’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned. It’s actually an important principle to help you in knowing who will be a great mentor for you.
The key is to decide who you want to be, and then choose a mentor who models those qualities.
In this post I will talk about some important qualities to consider when choosing a mentor.
4 Crucial Qualities to Consider When Choosing a Mentor
1) Your mentor should be someone you respect.
It honestly doesn’t matter what someone has achieved if you don’t respect them. When considering a mentor, it’s important to find someone on the same wavelength as you in terms of their values.
I know personally, in the home-based business industry (an industry that I’ve been in for a long time and LOVE), there are a lot of very successful people who I would never even consider choosing as a mentor, simply because their style and the way they do things in their marketing, etc is not something I could ever align myself with.
Just because someone may be a millionaire, doesn’t mean I respect them (or the way they’ve made their millions)… and, if that’s the case, then it wouldn’t make sense to choose to be mentored by them.
2) Your mentor should be someone who has been through struggles in addition to their victories.
A great teacher is one who has been through some of their own challenges and who has seen it all, because this way they will be able to steer you in the right direction and help you to avoid some of the same mistakes they’ve made along the way.
3) Your mentor should be someone who has achieved the kinds of results you’d like to have in your life.
Ideally, this person will have achieved the results you’d like to have mentally, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.
If you want to be wealthy, choose a mentor who has achieved great wealth.
If you want to be loving, choose a mentor who is known for being loving.
If you want to be knowledgeable, choose a mentor who is an expert in your niche.
And if you want to live a well-balanced and completely fulfilling life, choose a mentor who is well-balanced in all these areas.
4) Your mentor should be someone who has proven to be a good teacher (as well as a good person).
It’s much easier to learn from someone who actually know how to teach… this way they are much more likely to be patient and understanding as you face and overcome the challenges along your path.
Are you looking for the perfect mentor for yourself?
If so, I’d love to hear from you and see if we may be a good fit to work together.
I have to admit, I’m pretty selective about who I choose to work with and mentor… and I’m COMPLETELY committed to helping those who are committed to helping themselves.
If that’s you, you can go here and let me know what your monthly income goals are (for starters), and you’ll learn more about me in the video there as well.
And, if it turns out we’re on the same page, I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your dreams.
Have questions? Please leave them (as well as your thoughts and feedback) in the comments below.
I always love hearing from you. 🙂
Talk to you soon…
Amy Starr Allen
Founder of the Next Level Mastermind
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