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Why Getting A Career Mentor Rejuvenates Your Drive and Motivation

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Content:

Introduction

How a Career Mentor Helps

Rejuvenate Drive and Motivation

Greater Self-awareness and a Positive Mindset

Clarity of Vision, Direction, and Goals

Develop Critical Soft Skills and Decision-Making Competence

Accountability and Growth

Increased Performance, Productivity, and Confidence

Success Vision Clarity and the Steps You Need to Achieve It

Focused Action Plans to Achieve Your Objectives

Conclusion

Why Work With a Career Mentor?

When your life, especially your career, is feeling stuck, mentoring helps you accelerate successful change.
By evaluating your current situation and establishing a baseline, your mentor will help you identify and avoid pitfalls and clear a path for successful career growth.
Working with a career mentor is the single best way to leverage your personal and career management skills. By working with a career mentor, you can become more efficient, effective, and successful at work.

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How a Career Mentor Helps

A mentor can help you identify and avoid business pitfalls, and deal with the challenges ahead. As a business professional, you are more than likely navigating uncharted waters and working on projects outside your comfort zone. A mentor can help provide guidance and insight into a situation.
Your mentor can mitigate risks that may be getting in the way of your success. Working with a mentor helps to build your business and career portfolio, motivate you, and provides a fresh perspective.
Mentors will teach you how to deal with situations and work in a way that will ensure productivity and success. You’ll take your professional skills to the next level as you become proficient at completing your assignments. Many mentors teach time management and personal development.
This person can provide insight, guidance, and support to allow you to break out of your comfort zone and grow. A mentor is the ‘teacher’ and motivates you to go beyond your current situation, your performance, your limitations, and reach new heights.
Using proven methods, your mentor will help you identify and remove the barriers that are preventing you from succeeding. A mentor can help you overcome obstacles and increase your confidence to take on bigger challenges and pave the way for your future success.
Let’s look at the benefits mentoring will bring to your career.
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Rejuvenate Drive and Motivation

When you are feeling at a stalemate in your career, you often lose the drive that motivates new career steps. A career mentor can help revitalize your drive and motivation with the following different methods: provide insight into the career world, provide direction, act as an affirmative support, help you optimize your time, and by being a counterbalance to your internal monologue.
Mentor relationships deepen and improve your relationships with clients, employers, colleagues, and superiors.

Greater Self-awareness and a Positive Mindset

Career mentors teach you to be self-aware. This will allow you to identify your strengths as well as areas of weakness that need to be improved.
Mentoring guides you to feel more responsible for your actions. You’ll develop a positive mindset that is conducive to success through self-awareness.
Keep in mind that you are not alone in your struggles. Your struggles are more common than you may know. Because you have put some good-faith effort into moving forward, your effort has not been wasted. You have taken steps with the expectation the results will improve your life. Success will come. In many cases, it will come not only sooner than you anticipated but in a way that you never imagined.
Real success is something you have within yourself. If you expect that to happen, then you are not giving yourself credit for being who you truly are. In order to reach your highest potential, you must embrace who you are and your own strengths.

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Clarity of Vision, Direction, and Goals

A career mentor is likely in their position because they have succeeded in their ventures. On that basis, they have the ability to model for you what success looks like and how they got there.
Of course, success means something different to each person, so you’ll be guided to outline what success looks like for you and your business goals, and then help you come up with the steps to get there.
This relationship will be for the purpose of examining and refining your plans for the future so that you stay on the course that will lead to success. Your job is to pick up the ball and run with it for as long as you can.
A mentor has the ability to objectively observe and identify your strengths and weaknesses in a way you cannot see. For example: One of your strengths may be that you are a quick learner, but you might also be afraid to speak in front of people. Your mentor would be able to identify your weaknesses and then the steps you can take to become stronger.
The relationship is also there to help you examine your motives for making decisions and try to understand why you are so stubborn, or why you are so hesitant to make a change. Your mentor can help you broaden your perspective, which will allow you to see all sides of an issue and understand the reasoning of the mind of another human being.
In most cases, the mentor will guide you but will not give you all the answers. In a mentorship relationship, you will learn something new every day, but you will not stop learning. In addition, the mentor will always have a clear perspective and enough patience to help you change.
Through your mentorship relationship, you will learn to recognize change in yourself as well as in others.
As with any relationship, you should prepare yourself for a mentorship. You will need motivation to initiate conversation with someone who probably does not know you or who is not necessarily a desirable friend. However, don’t worry; this person is a blessing in disguise. If you don’t go through the process of establishing a mentorship with a mentor, you’re going to be alone in the journey of life.

Develop Critical Soft Skills and Decision-Making Competence

Career mentors possess extensive business experience through which they can assist you in developing the soft skills that are necessary to achieve success in your business, including how to apply these skills to your business decision-making.
Soft skills help you navigate the business world. These are qualities such as consensus building, goal accomplishment, leadership, presentation and persuasion. You can’t learn these through a textbook. So, it’s important that you get a mentor who possesses the business soft skills you need to succeed. It is also important that you understand how this type of soft skills training can benefit your business and your customers. Of course, having business skills doesn’t necessarily mean that they are easy. A lot of people think they have business skills, but they’re wrong. You develop soft skills through practice and your mentor can help you identify the areas where you need more soft-skill practice.
Career mentors possess extensive business experience through which they can assist you in developing the soft skills that are necessary to achieve success in your business, including how to apply these skills to your business decision-making.
Your mentor can provide you with specific techniques and skills that will help you build your business more effectively. For example, if you’re struggling with decision-making, a mentor could teach you how to maximize your time by bundling the different elements of a decision into a single line of thinking, how to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines into one scenario, and how to communicate and collaborate with difficult people in effective ways.

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Accountability and Growth

Your mentor will give you valuable, unbiased insight into your career at its current state as well as the processes you use. Because you understand how your career looks to an outsider, you can take responsibility for your processes, both good and bad, and what needs to change. Accountability and growth.
Your mentor will give you valuable, unbiased insight into your business at its current state as well as the processes you use, since you don’t have any personal stakes in your venture. Because you understand how your business looks to an outsider, you can take responsibility for your processes, both good and bad, and what needs to change.
Accountability is critical because it promotes transparency and integrity. Everyone deals with personal gain, measurable or not, and personal loss, measurable or not. Most people by themselves out of free will, can steer the direction of their own lives, and blame others.
You also need your mentor to hold you responsible for your goals. They’re there to monitor your progress and watch you attain your goals.

Increased Performance, Productivity, and Confidence

You’ll increase your performance, productivity, and confidence because business coaching helps you develop:
Self-awareness and a positive mindset
Skills needed to make valuable business decisions
Accountability for your processes and recognize where change is necessary
When you understand yourself and how you work efficiently, your performance not only stays on track, it skyrockets. You make business decisions with clarity based on improved decision-making skills. And, knowing yourself allows you to understand your processes.
While you learn an organizational system, you also recognize the systems your team or company uses and develop a plan to establish your processes in your work environment. At the end of the day, your self-awareness allows you to recognize when you need to make a change. Your tasks become easier and you’re more in control of your output. And you’ll find yourself responsible for your processes.

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Succes Vision Clarity and the Steps You Need to Achieve It

Your vision of success is unique from any other person, even someone on the same career track. Using your baseline evaluation as a starting point, you and your mentor develop a clear vision of what success means to you.
You become more aware of your actions, and decide how you will be accountable for your own performance. You begin to think about your life differently. Your conscious efforts to change allow you to be successful at what you do, and you begin to recognize your gifts and talents.
Unconsciously, you begin to be in touch with your natural strengths and talents. It’s fun when you achieve your success goals. At first, you do it for yourself. You do it successfully, because you understand how it feels to do it yourself. You begin to recognize the truth of the words, “It gets better.”
But vision isn’t enough, you need a clear plan of action to take the steps that help you reach your goal. The greatest mistake you can make is to stop after you reach the goal and then wonder what happened. You must keep going; keep working toward your goals, and continue to learn about yourself.
Your action steps help you practice the techniques, tactics, and methods that work for you. You choose the steps that fit your personality and your vision of success, putting in place the actions that make it possible to reach your vision of success.

Focused Action Plans to Achieve Your Objectives

It’s one thing to know about yourself, identifying your strengths and weaknesses, but putting together an action plan that drives you toward your goals is a key component of mentoring.
All the identifying and advice, knowing what you want, and getting a clear success vision are nothing without action steps to acheive your goals. Plans are simple… they need to be clear, specific, measurable, and actionable.
The most important thing to remember with mentoring is that it’s a journey, not a race. We can’t promise you that you’ll be on top of your game all the time. Mentors are people who are already where you want to be.
We’ll help you get to that place together.

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Take the First Step—Find A Mentor

When you feel flatlined in your career, working with a mentor will help you identify and follow the path to success. But, it won’t start until you take that first step—finding a mentor.
Finding a mentor can be a challenge. You’re so busy with work. Your career can be head spinning. And, mentoring can be difficult. But, I can promise that listening to other people’s stories will help you relate to your own story, connect with the people around you, and figure out what’s important to you—the same principles that will help you connect with and find your mentor.
Executives and professionals benefit from our personal, individualized mentoring services and career fulfilment programs. We use specific techniques and skills developed over 20 years in career coaching and recruiting, which enable tangible results.
Our personalized approach helps you transform your actions to take needed action for career success. We’ll clarify your personal preferences, look at your skills, and help you take the next step to success.
Schedule your free action call to supercharge your career now.