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Why You Should Get a Mentor

Do you feel like you’re not getting the results that your company (whether you work for another company or your own) would expect from you?

Do you find yourself asking, “Am I doing this right?” or “Is what I’m doing even worth it?”

Have no fear. You are not alone.

Just keep in mind that most successful people have mentors to help them reach their goals.

And really, why shouldn’t someone who is struggling with these same issues? Getting a mentor could be exactly what you need for personal and professional growth.

The Benefits of a Mentor

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The benefits of having a mentor are overwhelming, so it’s no wonder that more people are looking for one.

A mentor can:

  • Help you identify your strengths and weaknesses
  • Provide advice on how to improve
  • Show you the ropes in your new field or industry
  • Support you when things get tough

But before you make the move, let us show you EXACTLY how a mentor can be your most valuable investment.

Third-Person Perspective from Your Mentor

Oftentimes, we may fall into the thoughts that we have all the skills and knowledge needed to do everything on our own.

However, many times it is difficult to see the wrong in your ways, meaning that you automatically perceive everything you do as the best in the situation.

Frankly, however, a more experienced third-person perspective may be a deal breaker!

This is one of the most important things an experienced mentor can do – Give you a third-person perspective and feedback!

And we all need that.

New Skills Gained from a Mentor

Whatever endeavor you are on, odds are that it will require a certain level of soft and hard skills.

As a more experienced individual that has been in many situations that demand an array of different skills, your mentor will more than likely be able to teach you new social and technical skills, that will ultimately help you improve.

Think of teaching as a part of the mentorship!

Avoiding Mistakes with Clear Vision

Odds are that if you hire a mentor, he will have gone through the mistakes you are about to make, but can’t see through.

If you give your mentor a clear vision of your pathway and plan, he will be able to identify possible gaps and mistakes and give you valuable insight.

Remember that a mentor is a person with loads of experience who has been through a lot of hardship!

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Making Connections

Usually, mentors are influential people that know others in high places, who can be useful for your endeavor.

Think of your mentor not just as a teacher and an analyst, but also as a hotspot for the creation of valuable interpersonal relationships and connections.

This is perhaps one of the biggest benefits of hiring a mentor!

Final Thoughts

No matter how well taught you are and how many technical and social skills you have, there is ALWAYS more to learn and improve.

Hiring a mentor will allow you to get a professional, third-person perspective on everything that you do, with a precise analysis of possible mistakes.

Besides creating a more clear vision and path to your goals, a mentor can help with your overall personal development, as well as the establishment of valuable connections with individuals and companies.

It may take some time to find a mentor, as you will want to make sure you find one who aligns with your needs and goals. But, taking a look is the first step.

Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”. To be successful is to have no limitations, it is to work through all obstacles, to have extreme passion for life, and love for others, and this seems to be the underlying motto of Amber Drake’s life. Drake is a highly accomplished, world-renowned, and published book author, freelance writer and editor, inspirational speaker, an inspiring teacher, a well-reputed canine behaviourist, a canine cancer researcher, and the CEO of Canine Companions. As a child, she was keenly interested in the veterinary field and this interest paved way for her to be the successful businesswoman she is today. Starting with an Associate of Science degree in Biology in 2007 from Jamestown Community College, she has since expanded her knowledge horizon by acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with courses from both SUNY Fredonia and Cornell University, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Education (2011) from Ashford University, a Post-Master’s Educational Certification, and a Doctorate in ABD from the North Central University, Prescott Valley Arizona. Driven by her love for dogs, she regards her company, Canine Companions, as her greatest work-related accomplishment. She wrote the book, ‘Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You To Know’ as a comprehensive guide to understanding the behavior of dogs. She has since been involved in numerous writing jobs in the field, varying from writing about veterinary medicine for pet insurance companies to serving as the Co-founder and Vice President at Preferable Pups. She actively engages in content management, copywriting and research work, ghost-writing, and content marketing for organizations around the world. In addition to being an incredibly successful writer, canine behaviorist, and a CEO, she is an educator as well as an experienced curriculum developer. She is a Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Mentoray, where she teaches and develops curriculum. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Professional Sciences at Kaplan University and an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at Jamestown Community College (10+ years). Drake is a woman of many skills. She has been in the freelance content writing field for almost 7 years now with a vast amount of writing experience throughout the past ten years. She is a proficient copywriter, blogger, and has years of experience in content management and development, content creation proofreading, written communication, and correspondence. She has a number of certifications including, but not limited to, Canine Psychology, SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Snapchat Marketing, and Google AdWords. Drake is a woman of extreme passion with great love for her work as a canine behaviourist, writer, and college professor. You can read more about her on her website http:/www.AmberLDrake.org or connect with her on her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/specialistamberdrake.

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