In both business and personal life, we should all be seeking to develop our skills, continually learn new things, and challenge ourselves on a regular basis.

This naturally takes a degree of devotion, and life can often get in the way of our self-improvement efforts.

Having a mentor – that is, somebody who can help guide, advise and teach you through a problem or towards a goal – is one way to stay on track.

Mentoring has the power to accelerate our self-development, career progression, and overall confidence. It’s therefore pretty surprising that only 37% of professionals have one, particularly as so many successful people praise and recommend mentorship.

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor

The benefits of having the right mentor are significant.

For Personal Development…

  • Increased confidence 
  • Higher self awareness 
  • Exposure to new ways of thinking
  • Opportunity for giving and receiving feedback 

For career development

  • More opportunity for promotion 
  • Greater job satisfaction 
  • Increased personal network 

For mental health

  • Supported feelings of inclusion  
  • Increased self-confidence 
  • Reduced anxiety

From not making certain business decisions, developing new skills to cheering you on as you work towards your goals, a mentor can help guide you through your life and business journey.

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