Especially at the beginning it is important that you surround yourself with these people who advise you and show you the way to success.
The opinions of the employees of s You are personal.
s. A difficult word, both to write and to name yourself. And is that a s (an entrepreneur) brings love to venture into the unknown. Real entrepreneurs love challenges and live their lives in a state of constant growth. And one of the great resources that an entrepreneur always turns to are mentors. Asking for advice and sharing ideas with others is essential Business success.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have a large number of mentors, and I can’t imagine being where I am today if they weren’t. In addition to all the challenges and obstacles of a company, these mentors and their wise advice have been the greatest constant in my life.
I also think it is important that these mentors have different perspectives. That is why I share with you the five types of mentors that I have had that I think all entrepreneurs should have.
1. A friend who knew you before the company
Maybe there is no voice worth more than someone who knew you well before you started your startup. This person knew you when your business was just a dream, or even earlier when you didn’t even know you wanted to be an entrepreneur. These types of mentors can speak to you from your roots and help you return to them if you get lost.
For example, when I get home, my friends ask me about everything except technology and business. They tell me how impressed they are with my accomplishments, but they also remind me to stop living the life I want and doing what I love most. And no entrepreneur should lose sight of it.
2. A person who is in the same phase as you
Regular appointments in cafeterias or Skype chats with people who are in the same growth phase as you can build valuable long-term relationships. I have a group with this profile: we push each other and question the decisions we make. We were there in the worst and best days.
There is great camaraderie and trust among these people. We get along well and know what we’re going through.
3. A colleague you don’t like to work with
One of the big challenges for any entrepreneur is to justify what you want to do and why it violates the status quo, whether it’s investors, future investors, members of your team, the media, or others. It is therefore important that you learn to improve your ability to take feedback and make positive results.
There is no faster way to do this than to push relationships that are not very pleasant or easy at first.
4. Someone with skills that contradict yours
Find mentors who oppose you. I interacted with managers and had regular conversations with the office clerk. Do I know anything about your work? Not really. Do I know more than I knew before I spoke to them? Of course I do.
These types of mentors and encounters motivated me to take financial and accounting courses, and I learned a lesson: it’s good to know how much you don’t know. Maintaining the need and interest in learning is always the key to success in business, especially in an industry that starts with innovation.
5. A friend who always believed in you
Meet regularly with someone who knows you and identifies you as an “entrepreneurial entity”, and not in any other way. That person is probably the one who can tell you “you have this ability” or “that’s what you do” even if you doubt yourself.
That someone will never believe that you are throwing in the towel and that you are safe. He or she will never tell you that it is okay not to give a hundred and will always celebrate your success with you.