One of the biggest contributors to an entrepreneur-in-the-making’s success is having a great mentor. Sadly, there’s a shortage of mentors for entrepreneurs.
If you are a successful entrepreneur and have a passion for helping people, entrepreneurs-in-the-making need you. This is an opportunity to leave a legacy and put a dent in the universe.
When asked to be a mentor, or when considering mentoring, it can be overwhelming and daunting to imagine having someone else’s success in your hands. As a result, I’ve created something called the MentorTrack. It’s designed to do 80% of the heavy lifting for you.
There are five steps to the MentorTrack:
- Give your protégé/mentee a copy of Entrepreneurial Leap (as you may know, I’ve written a book focused on giving entrepreneurs-in-the-making a huge jump-start on becoming successful entrepreneurs)
- Ask them to read the book and schedule a meeting. Have them bring all of their questions to the first meeting.
- Answer all of their questions and share your story, wisdom and insights.
- If all goes well, schedule the next meeting and agree on a format going forward.
The MentorTrack will do two powerful things for you as a mentor:
- It will save you a tremendous amount of time. Your time is incredibly valuable. The MentorTrack will help you weed out the people who, after reading Entrepreneurial Leap, realize they aren’t a true entrepreneur-in-the-making. Some percentage may even cancel before you have a chance to meet. You would have otherwise spent time and several meetings trying to help someone who really wasn’t going to be an entrepreneur in the first place.
- As I mentioned earlier, the MentorTrack will do 80% of the heavy lifting for you. It will reduce the amount of energy you spend thinking about what to teach your mentee/protégé. Let the three phases in Entrepreneurial Leap—Confirm, Glimpse, and Path—guide you through the mentoring process.
Learn more about the MentorTrack in the following video:
I urge you to take a few minutes right now and think of an entrepreneur-in-the-making in your life that would greatly benefit from your wisdom and experience. It could be a family member, a friend of the family, a friend, or an acquaintance. Reach out to them and apply the MentorTrack.
If you’re an entrepreneur-in-the-making reading this, I urge you to send this to someone who you want to be your mentor. You might be pleasantly surprised by the results.