Friday, February 24, 2012

Why All Serious Business Owners Invest In Mentors and Coaches?

What do a checkbook and a mentor have in common? When you invest in yourself, you're investing in your ultimate success. All successful people invest in mentors and coaches to help them along the way. Whether you can write out the check for the full amount, you pay by the month, or even a few times a year, you absolutely should be learning from a high level coach or high level mentor, of some kind, in your area of business.

Another great reason to find and follow people who have mentors and high level coaches is because when they share with you what they learn and how they apply it to their business you get the added advantage of getting that information too.

Your coach made the commitment to invest in themselves and now they mentor you to help you grow your business. When you invest in a high level coach or mentor who is also being mentored, it's as if you're getting access to multiple coaches and mastermind groups. It's almost like you invest in one coach and get the benefit of a variety of coaches...all for one investment.

It's important to learn from a coach, to have a mentor who believes enough in the process, to invest in their own high level mentor.

Coaching programs are great, but the mastermind environment is one of the best learning tools there is around, and it's a phenomenal way to grow your business very quickly. There's nothing like sitting in a room with twelve or fifteen other business people, and the great thing is that it doesn't matter if they are in the same business you're in, or if they're in some other business, you benefit from their experience.

They're in a business and have a lot of the same challenges, the same issues that you have in yours. And, they have different ideas that are helpful to you because they're able to be more objective about your challenges and issues than you can be because they aren't in your business every day like you are.

You've heard the term, "You can't see the forest through the trees." This is true for most business people and you probably can't either when it relates to your own business. But someone else in the mastermind group can see solutions that you may have never thought about. Multiple people with numerous ideas, with ideas for things for you to try, seeing your issue and offering solutions from more angles than just one person alone, could ever come up with is what makes a mastermind mind group so effective.

Even though you're paying a coach who's also facilitating the meeting, and you get the benefit of having that coach, you also get the benefit of all the other people in the room. Your individual mastermind time where you can talk about your issue or challenge usually lasts about 45 minutes or so and you get the undivided attention of everyone in the room, focused on helping you with your business.

It's amazing! And, the ultimate experience is that you're going to learn even more from listening and helping other people when it's their turn, and they stand in front of the room, than you will for the 45 minutes or so you got to work on your business. It's a win-win situation when you are in a high level mastermind group.

Your return on your investment from participating in a mastermind group is replenished as your business grows.

Find a mastermind group, one where the coach, the leader, has invested in them self, and is continuing to be mentored as well. You want someone who cares enough about your success, that they have invested in themselves and are now able to bring that knowledge to you. You also want to find a mentor who will give you one-on-one access to them in their programs, not just during the mastermind sessions. Look for someone who believes and understands the value of having a mentor, and being a mentor.

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