You’ve got the creative flair, the project all good to go – but how do you get all of those business ideas off the ground?
Allow us to recommend recruiting a mentor or two to help along the journey and elevate your artistic game. They could support upcoming projects and improve the likelihood of future successes with a wide range of knowledge and fresh ideas.
Here’s some tips and tricks to help get your head around the concept of mentorships. You’ll want to buckle in for this one – there may be some surprising facts and often overlooked information hidden in there. We learn something new every day, eh?
What is a mentorship?
Defining what a mentorship actually means is a tricky business and you’ll probably get a different response depending on who’s answering.
Loosely, a mentor is simply somebody who’s an expert within a field you’re interested in. They’ll help to approach problems in new ways, give insight into what to expect as you continue to pursue a certain industry, and even provide additional resources and contacts to help improve networking skills.
Wherever you are in your professional journey, mentors are a great tool – and they don’t have to be the flashiest and most famous person in the world either. A mentor could be a teacher at school, an auntie with her own business, or anyone willing to give back and teach what they know.
The important thing is to find someone who’s usually a bit older with varying life experiences. You’ll want someone who’s invested in the creative ideas of the business or brand and wants to see success, but will still be honest and not just a yes man.