Everyone needs someone in their lives who they can look up to.
A mentor is someone who can guide you, teach you, and give you wise advice. Someone who has “been there, done that.”
Do you have someone like that in your life?
What Is a Mentor?
This isn’t someone in the same stage of life as you – Your friends and besties and companions that you enjoy hanging out with and sharing life together don’t count.
This is someone older and wiser, someone who is there to be more than just a friend but to be a source of help, wisdom, and encouragement. Someone whose opinion and thoughts you highly value and trust.
Many of you may have parents, older siblings, relatives, or older people at church who do this for you in your personal life. But do you have a mentor for your jewelry business?
Getting a Mentor for Your Business
It will be hard for you to get far in your business if you don’t have someone more seasoned available to you as a resource.
You don’t have to figure everything out on your own! Many consultants would likely be happy to take you under their wing and come alongside you.
The first and most obvious place to look for a mentor would be your upline. After all, they already have a vested interest in your success!
But perhaps your upline doesn’t have much more experience than you do, or perhaps your upline has abandoned you to fend for yourself. Where do you go then?
Don’t be afraid to reach out to other consultants wherever you may find them – Facebook groups, online, at conventions, etc. Try to find someone who you feel is doing well and who you would enjoy learning from. Then just shoot over a quick message, email, text, or phone call. The worst they can do is say “no”!
This doesn’t have to be a life-long commitment – just someone who can help you for the time being, in the here and now, as long as they’re willing.
(A word of caution, when you do get a mentor don’t over-depend on them. They are there to help you when you need it, not to run your business and make your decisions for you.)
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and ask for help! We all need mentors in different areas of our life, and there is nothing wrong with admitting this need.
So if you don’t have a mentor for your business, get one!
If you already have a mentor, make sure you’re utilizing their knowledge and wisdom and willingness to help (but don’t take advantage of them in a bad sense). And thank them for helping your business be successful!