Blog July 1 2016 - Become a Business Mentor and make a difference – here’s How!
So you are successful at what you have done, whether you started a business, worked your way up the corporate ladder, what is left to do? Although you need to continue working, what about helping someone starting out, someone that is you, only 30 years younger, either starting a new business or starting to work their way up the corporate ladder.
What is involved along with giving sound advice away? How do you become a successful mentor in the industry that you have some much experience and knowledge in. Here are some steps to become the best business mentor you can be:
1. Avoid “I” “My” “Me”: Explain your business and work experience without using “I” “My” “Me.” Instead, explain what you do with the focus on results you have achieved for your business or company you are employed at.
2. Highlight the problems that you or your business solves: Instead of highlighting points about yourself, address the concerns your business or work has faced, the challenges presented and how you were able to alleviate them in order to make a difference you the one you are mentoring.
3. Clearly point out what needs to be fixed: Make a simple statement containing the problem you notice and how to fix it, and the one you are mentoring must apply those to the problems that they will face.