Why do many clients say ‘you probably think I am being silly’ when describing the current state of their business?
They have decided to seek the advice and guidance of a Business Mentor to help with their business. So why would I think them silly?
I understand the benefits of having a Mentor and using one for Business. These are the reasons I became one myself. Many of these business owners have waited to look for support. Until they had fought the situation/challenges on their own for long enough and finally succumbed to the idea of needing some assistance. Too many people still believe a Business Mentor is a nice to have and think engaging one will mean lots of criticism on how they run their business. Along with lots of sentences starting with ‘you should be doing…’.
The first point I want to make it the word ‘should’ is banned from any of my mentoring sessions. For one very simple reason – it is a toxic word. If you hear ‘should’ every day, I can guarantee that within a short space of time, you will feel like a failure. That is not constructive. My sessions are aimed at helping you grow your business. Not tearing it apart. The tools I will use are ones which suit your style of business. Therefore, you will often hear mentoring is about having a personal relation. Without the personal relationship it will not be possible for me to understand your goals and objectives. Therefore mentoring is far less effective.
My second point is business mentoring makes good economic sense and is an investment in you and the future of your business. The results will pay for the mentoring on their own. So do not think mentoring a luxury or for people who cannot run a business on their own.
If you are curious about the impact business mentoring can have on you and your business, then I invite you to a complimentary session with myself with no future obligation. You might be surprised at the results.
Anne Williams, Director & Business Mentor
UK Business Mentoring
Wokingham, Maidenhead, Windsor, Runnymede, Weybridge, Bracknell, Slough