Our lives are full of hard decisions. We make difficult decisions on a regular basis and no matter how many we make, they never seem to get any easier. It seems as if each difficult decision introduces us to a new element of the word “difficulty”, an element with which we were not previously acquainted. During our lives we must decide what we want to study, who we want to be in a relationship with (and potentially marry), where we want our children to be educated and a smattering of other difficult choices. These decisions require us to think thoroughly, plan meticulously and consider all the possible consequences of our actions. With that being said, another difficult decision that some people are faced with is choosing a mentor. Choosing a mentor is a very tricky thing to do because you often go into the situation with very little knowledge. What is more, you may be feeling confused or lost – hence showing why you may need a mentor – which can make the decision-making process all the more difficult. Choosing a mentor requires you to have mental clarity which is a difficult thing to achieve, especially considering how busy life can be in the modern world. Let us, therefore, look at a couple of important things to consider when choosing a mentor.
First and foremost, you must consider what type of mentor you are looking for. There are various types of mentors – sports mentors, business mentors and peer mentors (just to name a few) – and each one will differ slightly in their speciality What is more, within each category of mentor there will be mentors who offer slightly different services to one another. This can all seem a little overwhelming, but you needn’t worry because you can easily solve this issue via research. Research will enable you to find a mentor who perfectly meets your requirements, so do not undermine its value.
In addition, you must consider how much you are willing to pay for your mentor. This will vary based on how often you wish to see him or her, the number of people wishing to partake in a session and a handful of other variables. Nevertheless, this can easily be answered by communicating with others and assessing your income levels. You should also consider things such as the location of your mentor, his or her levels of experience and, most importantly, what you are looking to get out of the experience.
In summary, I hope to have highlighted just a few key things to consider when choosing a mentor. Choosing a mentor can be stressful; however, it is made easier if you break it down into steps. For more information on important things to consider when choosing a mentor, or mentoring in general, visit https://www.selfmadebook.uk/mastermindgroup/