What is a Mentor?
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reading severalposts discussing the “absent mentor” and it has prompted me to ask, "What is a mentor and is a mentor necessary to be successful at WA?"
No doubt, havingsomeone to hold your hand and lead you along step-by-step might not the worst thing tohappen to you however, there are many of us here at WA that are thriving and doing very well without the daily/weekly/hourly support of a mentor. I’ve been here since mid-July and, 1) was not aware that such an' animal' existed and 2) wasn’t aware of who mymentor was until about two weeks ago. The day I went Premium I received an offer (unknowingly from my mentor) offering assistance whenever I needed it and that was the end of our communication.
Looking back I don’t feel my success has been in any way hinderedby not having regular (or any) contact with my mentor.
What I have or have not accomplished is the direct result of what I do or what I do not do!
We Are All Mentors
The thing is, there already exists many “unofficial/undesignated” mentors on this platform who are present and available pretty much 24/7. The WA membership hails from all corners of the world and in almost all 24 time zones.
A wealth of information is already at your fingertips. It’s in the training and as other members have mentioned, most any question can be answered in the question box at the top of the screen.
For those of you who feel you need a mentor, or whose mentor is MIA you do not need to feel as if you are expected to go it alone.
I should however, take this time to clarify that I’m not advocating against mentoring. As an occupational therapist I’ve mentored many fellow therapists and students during my 36 years in the field and felt that mentoring to be an absolute necessity to ensure their success as therapists – not to mention to preserve the health and safety of the patients they would serve!
Here is what I am saying: there are a few steps you can take on your own to receive the information you feel you should be receiving from a mentor.
1. Decide exactly what area / item is keeping you from moving forward – it is deciding on a keyword, or how to change your website theme, time management, motivation, etc.
2. Type your question in the search box. A drop-down menu will be visible and contain many options from blogs, to Q & A to Classrooms and other training and tutorials - your answer may well be found there.
3. If none of those options gives you the answer you are looking for then submit that question to a classroom. When all else fails it may time to visit or re-visit the training.
Excellent training for anyone who needs to “reset” or reboot their current mindset or who feel overwhelmed - that they do not possess the skills needed to succeed in the world of affiliate marketing with or without a mentor.
This powerful training will help transform your attitude and allow you to first recognize your own self-worth and use that confidence to establish obtainable goals. From there, you will define what motivates you and use this as impetus to persevere and reach you goal(s).
The bottom line:
You can be your own best mentor. You know what it is you want, and you know what you need to succeed. All you need is a road map that leads to your own self awareness.