3 Benefits of a Mentor and How to Get One

By March 1, 2012Guest Posts

(My first post as a regular contributor went up on SimpleMom.net yesterday. Be sure to click over and read the rest of it.)

One of my greatest fears in life is that I will be the same person at 76 that I am at 36; that I will have the same hangups as an older woman that I had as a younger woman.

Instead, I want to be someone who is constantly learning and improving, but I’ve learned that I can’t do that on my own. I need to learn from the wisdom of others.

So, I recently put myself waaaaaaay out on a limb, with much fear and trembling, and asked two people I greatly admire it they would mentor me.

Shockingly, they both said yes.

My blogging/business mentor is none other than Tsh. And my personal/motherhood mentor is my pastor’s wife. Her name is Laura.

How a mentor can help you

Here are a few reasons why I think it’s so vital to have wise women speaking into our lives and a few tips on how you can find a mentor…

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  • Congratulations on your new gig :). Great first post!

  • Jenna says:

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for this post… been praying about finding a mentor for over a year now and was just so afraid to ask someone! I was especially afraid to ask one of the ladies whom I really wanted to be mentored by because I knew how very busy each of them were… your post inspired me to just put myself out there and ask figuring I had nothing to lose 🙂 – and she happily said yes! Thanks for letting God use you!!!

  • Kacey says:

    This was a great article. I’d been thinking about getting mentors for different areas of my life, but never took any action on it. Thanks to this, I finally did. Now, I just wish there was a Part II–I got a mentor, now what?! as I’m now trying to get my thoughts and questions togther to make the most of the mentoring relationship.

    • Kat says:

      I’ll be writing a Part II for SimpleMom.net, but it won’t be for awhile. Here’s what I do, though: I simply list my goals each month and then email Tsh and Laura with a follow up email at the end of the month on how I did on each goal. Tsh and I also chat monthly. I ask her questions about how she does things I have a hard time with and we also talk about each goal and whether it was realistic and/or obstacles I faced.

      I’ll email Laura a few questions about how she does things, advice on challenges I have etc.

      Finally, I also have an accountability partner and we have coffee once a month. She knows all my goals and we report to each other weekly. In our once a month meeting we talk about various struggles and possible solutions.

      It might seem over the top to some or too hands off to others, but this has REALLY worked for me to stay on task in the midst of a very busy season of life.

      I hope that helps a bit!

      • Kacey says:

        You’re awesome. You bet this helps. Thanks so much for replying. I now have a better idea of how to get started.