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Six Reasons You Need a Mentor

I am thankful that I have grown up in both a family and business where mentoring has been encouraged. This year find a mentor…if you need advice and guidance on how let me know.

Here are some reasons why you need a mentor:

  • Somebody has walked a mile in your shoes before
  • Honest feedback is hard to come by
  • A mentor can inspire
  • A mentor cares more about you than your current job or business
  • Your mentor’s advice is free
  • Being a mentee will help you become a better mentor

Marty Grunder of Grunder Landscaping and Marty Grunder, Inc., also shared his thoughts with me.

Marty shares,

A mentor is someone you enlist to help you achieve your goals. A goal in my mind is defined as a dream with a deadline. I’m sure that everyone reading this has a dream or two. And I would hope all of you want to accomplish some of those dreams. To improve your chances of being successful and to cut down on the time it takes to hit your targets, find an expert in the area you are working on.

I have parents, a wife, co-workers, advisors, business partners, valued clients and friends who all make investments in me…and for that I am and will always be grateful! (For all of those reading this – THANK YOU!!!)

My personal belief is that openness to learn from others will be critical to achieve new heights. Be encouraged, humbled and open and you will grow in ways you never thought of or never thought was possible…

If you know of great mentoring programs, opportunities, attributes, articles be encouraged to post! Also, please share your personal experiences, comments and perspectives on this topic.

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill


Mike Sipple Jr