Why Mentors Matter

Who is your mentor?

Honestly, It wasn’t until I began to seriously invest in myself that the big shifts began to happen.

I had spent years, and I do mean YEARS, trying to hodgepodge together the skills and knowledge, the love and compassion that I needed to share my purpose.

These one off sessions and quick trainings put me on my path, but I found myself in a maze of confusion. I felt like I was waisting precious time trying this and trying that, and what I wanted was to find the straight path through the maze.

I found that path when I began to invest in working with my mentors and coaches.

The first real mentor I worked with was Laura Hollick, who helped me align to my true purpose and passion. In her year long program, she guided me to my authentic truth and set me on my path to success. I’m ever grateful to her for teaching me boundaries, and the creative aspects of entrepreneurship that I never learned in my Entrepreneurship Business Degree I earned at University.

Then, I took a bigger step, and invested all of myself into Bill Baren’s Big Shift Coaching Program. Here I was surrounded by beautiful heart-centered entrepreneurs who want to do good in the world. It’s like a B-Corp training on steroids.

But OH MY it was so hard at first. The vulnerability I felt in asking for help and support. And I got my ass kicked with love and kindness as my support team held me accountable and asked me to step deeper into my hopes and dreams. These people cared about me, they cared where I was going and shared what was needed to get there.

What every good mentor/coach knows is that each of us need a good mentor/coach. We all have our own areas of nativity, and a good coach/mentor helps us see through our own hidden fears to awaken us to our “stuff”. We all have it. They help us show up when the going gets tough, and they hold us accountable to our hopes and big visions. They share their wisdom without the bullshit. They give comfort through the uncertainty and ambiguity of life’s daily dramas. Bottom line – they really do care.

When I began to invest in myself, with money, time, accountability, and action, I began to see my own style of awesome emerge even brighter. I saw the difference I could make in this crazy world we live in.

I am incredibly grateful for the wisdom and fierce love shared to me by my mentors, and I can’t imagine *not* making that committed investment in myself ever again.

All you have to do is look at this love puddle to see the care and support that flows unconditionally when being held in accountability and commitment. I am so incredibly grateful to each and every one of them.

So, let me ask again, who is your mentor?

Do you have one? Many? Share in the comments below.

If you don’t have one, maybe it’s time to begin your search… Seek out mentors who are ahead of you on your life path. Those who embody the qualities you want to emulate.

But most of all, make yourself available to learn. Show up, be committed to yourself and give yourself the full investment into your evolution.

Who you are today and who you’ll be in 5 years is determined not by the books you read, but by the mentors you choose. (And the ones who choose you.) I’m sure of it.