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Busting the 4 biggest mentoring myths

Are you nervous about taking on a mentor because of some negative preconceptions about how mentorship works?

If so, you might be depriving yourself of a valuable asset that could mean the difference between success and failure in your business – all because of beliefs that might actually be false.

With that in mind, let’s look at the four biggest mentoring myths.

Myth #1. The mentor is in control

In fact, mentorship is a two-way street. Mentors like getting input from their mentees, because they know that if they don’t, they might take mentees down a path that isn’t aligned with their goals. When you work with a mentor, they’ll be glad to get your input.

Myth #2. Mentors must be old

In fact, mentorship is about experience, rather than age. So anyone of any age can be a mentor, as long as they’ve lived what they’re teaching. For example, a younger entrepreneur might have a lot of wisdom to share if they got into business at a young age and have accumulated a lot of relevant experience.

Myth #3. You can have only one mentor

In fact, there’s no reason why you can’t take on multiple mentors. For example, you might have one mentor to advise you about sales and another to advise you about strategy. Of course, it’s also fine to work with a mentor who can advise you across multiple areas.

Myth #4. Mentoring should end when goals are reached

In fact, mentoring should be an ongoing process. That’s because when you achieve one set of goals you should start working towards new goals. The most successful people believe in lifelong learning.

Looking for an experienced mentor? Contact Santo Arabia on 0402 640 169 or email

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