Having strong mentors is important for the associates at Focus Marketing Events. We assign each new team member a mentor within our company, but also encourage them to find others as they network so they have multiple people they can reach out to for advice when necessary. Here are some tips on finding the right person for you:
- Find an Honest Mentor: While it can be great to have your mom always telling you that you’re the best, you need to find a professional mentor who will be honest with you when discussing what you need to do to get ahead. You may disagree with what your mentor is telling you, but listen well and at least test their suggestions. Mentors’ recommendations often come from experience you have yet to gain.
- Find Mentors With Whom You Can Be Honest: If you hide failures or uncertainties from your mentors, they’re less able to help you do what you need to get ahead. The mentors at Focus Marketing Events work hard to build trust so that our associates feel comfortable talking to them about problems and concerns.
Surrounding yourself with smart, savvy, and experienced professionals in your industry, as well as others who will take the time to talk to you, is a great way to boost your success. Make a point of listening to their advice and giving it serious consideration. While not all companies provide mentors like Focus Marketing Events does, it’s still important to add these people to your network and build strong relationships with them.