Are you ready for a mentor?

>> Monday, August 10, 2009

Interesting post by Martin Zwilling about business mentoring. He reminds us the (big) difference between a friend and a mentor and explains what kind of person an entrepreneur should look for.

"Friends tell you what you want to hear. Mentors tell you what you need to hear"
Before you are ready for a mentor, you must know yourself. Have you assessed your strengths and weaknesses? What are your goals? Where are you heading? Unless you know these things, no one can help you. Also you need to be prepared to take advice and criticism, if it is honest, helpful, and given in a friendly way.
Once you are ready, what are some of the attributes of a good mentor that you should look for?"

Entrepreneur: Your Friend is not your Mentor
By Martin Zwilling, Startup Professionals Musings

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