How a Life and Business Mentorship Coach Can Help You Start Living the Good Life Now

Four Tactics for Selecting the Mentorship You Need

A question that many entrepreneurs ask is how they can get the best from their life and business mentorship coach.

They understand the concept of business coaching. It’s how many CEOs reached the pinnacle of their professional career.

They also understand the concept of life coaching. It helps to guide people through significant transitions, removing anxiety and improving confidence and motivation.

But what is the difference between a coach and a mentor? How can you get the best from a mentorship coach, to help you achieve your lifestyle goals from today?

Do you need a coach or a mentor – or both?

Let’s go right back to thinking about what a coach does. He or she teaches from their knowledge. They walk you through what to do and how to achieve your goals. But it is very much do as I say, not as I do. Few great sports coaches, for example, have walked the walk themselves.

A mentor, on the other hand, is someone who has been there, done, it, worn the T-shirt, written the book. They live the life you desire. They teach from their own experience, not from the pages of a book. They bring extra to the table – life experience that a coach does not have.

This isn’t to say that you don’t need a coach. To learn specific skills and develop your talent, coaching is important. But often, when your skill has been acquired through coaching, the coach’s job is done. They cannot take you further.

This is where mentoring enters. A mentor is someone you can shadow to learn the next steps to take on your journey. You get to observe firsthand how they do what they do to live how they live. They are open and honest, and the greatest thrill they have is to see you succeed and grow and develop and thrive.

How do you choose a business and life mentorship coach?

·         Choosing a coach

When you are searching for a coach, your primary concern should be to find someone who can help you develop the specific skills or areas of your life that you wish to improve. You may look for a coach who has specific qualifications and certifications (such as a life coaching degree).

You should also consider how you prefer to be coached (face-to-face, virtually, by a series of lessons, etc.). You’ll ask if they can help you achieve your goals, and if they have the experience of doing so for others. Together you will set clear goals. Both of you understand that once these goals have been met, you are likely to part company.

·         Choosing a mentor

A mentor guides you through specific stages of your life and professional career. While they are likely to possess coaching skills, they work at a much deeper level.

Your mentor will be someone who you admire and who lives the kind of life to which you aspire. If you desire to only work three and a half days per week, then choose a mentor who has that lifestyle (like Ken Andrukow, for example).

You also need a mentor who is unafraid to tell you like it is. Sometimes the hardest lessons remain unlearned because the mentor does not challenge their mentee.

Mentors are also good listeners, and empathetic. They have trodden the same path that you are taking, and understand the pitfalls you must avoid. They should also share your values, such as learning, trust, and charity.

Finally, a mentor will challenge you to consider new perspectives, new strategies, and new ideas, while absorbing from you, too.

How to maximize mentorship

When you have found the person who encapsulates all the traits of being a coach and a mentor, you have found your perfect mentorship coach. To maximize the value of this mentorship coach, here are four tactics you should embed in your working relationship.

1.      Walk in your mentor’s shoes

Pay close attention to how your mentor works and lives. Think about how they communicate with others, how they structure their day, how they stay fit and healthy, how they manage their finances, and how they live a life aligned to their values and purpose. We call this the 5 Entrepreneurial Freedoms:

         I.            Freedom of money

       II.            Freedom of health

     III.            Freedom of relationships

    IV.            Freedom of purpose

      V.            Freedom of time

Once you have learned to do as your mentor does, then you can take the next step.

2.      Personalize your learning

Modify the strategies and methods that your mentor uses to suit your own unique goals and personality. Your mentor may feel most creative in the morning, while you are at your innovative best mid-afternoon.

Personalization of methods is key to maximizing your personal productivity – and you will discover that this personalization is a continuous process, too.

3.      Eliminate ego

When working with a mentor, remember that you will be challenged. There is no place for ego to enter this relationship. To prepare yourself for the mindset change that will take your life and entrepreneurship to a new level, you must leave your pride at the door.

Willingness to learn will explore your ability to learn, and immediately start paying dividends. Humility is a key trait of successful entrepreneurs, who always have something more to learn.

4.      Start today

There is no reason to delay your search for your mentor. Every day you procrastinate is a day further away from achieving the lifestyle you desire. It is a day further from starting to live the best life you can right now.

Where do you start?

Take the Entrepreneur Assessment. It takes only a couple of minutes to complete. You will gain invaluable insight into yourself and how to get unstuck from any stage of your entrepreneurial growth. When deciding on the best life and business mentorship coaching for you, these couple of minutes will be the best you ever spend.

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