When my business partner left the company, I realised you can’t make decisions alone. Those ideas need to bounce off other brains, returning to yours either validated or in need of further opinion.
If you reach out beyond your immediate connections you can find like-minded people ready to listen and give you feedback. Surrounding yourself with mutual or co-mentors who understand your mindset can be game-changing.
They read the same books, understand your mindset and more importantly than anything, share their knowledge and experience in a relevant and supportive way.
If you run a small business from home or you’re growing a company from scratch, advice and support from people who understand is invaluable. Sharing ideas with those people in order to validate them or grab some essential feedback is key to motivating you to move forward.
You both become your accountability partners – invisibly driving each other on to the next small step.
It’s because of the importance of mentoring that I set up The Mentor Exchange – so people can connect with other like-minded people and get to know them, talk about their thoughts and ideas, share advice and support, in a space which is secure and inclusive.