Every home services business owner wanting business to thrive needs a good mentor. Why settle for where you’ve taken your business thus far? Do you want to repeat another year of revenue at $700,000 when you’re so close to breaking a million dollars? Why be held back by your present limitations? Getting yourself a good mentor is exactly how to equip yourself to take your business to the next level.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could. —Zig Ziglar
You’ll be seeking out a good mentor after you review these seven reasons why you need a mentor if you want to take your home services business to the next level.
1. A good mentor will push you out of your comfort zone.
Too many home services business owners do not become great because they settle for being good enough. Do you want to just get by or do you want to take your business to the next level? Having a mentor is a commitment to continual improvement.
2. A good mentor can share the knowledge you need when you need it.
You can learn about business by reading books and listening to podcasts, but a mentor can share new information with you exactly when you need it to advance your business. That’s strategic learning.
3. A good mentor wants you to learn from their mistakes.
What sets apart a good mentor is their desire to be the mentor they wish they had when they were in your shoes. They won’t just tell you about their successes because they also want to protect you from making the same mistakes they made.
4. A good mentor will keep you accountable for hitting your targets
Anyone can set general goals like “grow my business” (or “lose weight”), but a good mentor will require you to define precise targets for revenue growth, business expansion and implementation of plans. Being accountable to your mentor will keep you on track.
5. A good mentor will show you where you need to improve.
Coaches are helpful, but you generally go to a coach for shorter term help with something specific. A mentor will get to know you and be able to point out your blind spots, areas where you need to improve to succeed.
6. A good mentor can help you connect with others.
As you’ve developed your business, no doubt you have discovered the power of networking. A mentor can often connect you with vendors, marketing experts and other professionals that can accelerate your business growth.
7. A good mentor empowers you to be your best self.
The goal of mentorship is not to transform you into a superhero, though that would be cool! You might want to become just like your mentor, but a good mentor will focus on empowering you to be your best self. Leadership it not something you put on, it flows out of who you are.
If you do not yet have a mentor, look at the bright side: You’re not stuck anymore. Find yourself a mentor and you’ll discover how you can take your home services business so much further than where you’re at now.