One of the best ways to gain experience in a particular field is to have a mentor. One great example of this is the relationship between Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham.
Graham was Buffett’s mentor and now Warren owns one of the world’s largest investment companies. Here are a couple things to know about having a mentor that just may change your view on the subject.
What is the best way to get better at something?
The best way to get better at something isn’t to read a book about it or have someone tell you about it. The number one way to improve is to do, and by having a mentor who will guide you and make suggestions to help you improve you get constant feedback and will improve much faster than you would without a mentor.
Can having a mentor help me make connections?
Having a mentor can help you develop essential connections in your industry that can help you get jobs later in life. Also, by having a well-known and trusted mentor, the connections will trust you and will be more likely to hire you in the future.
What is the cost of having a mentor?
There is none. Having a mentor doesn’t cost a penny because you will be paying them in your labor. Having someone mentor you is great because you don’t pay anything and you are receiving great information and resources for free. You get connections to people and learn invaluable skills that will help you succeed in whatever you do.
Mentors may seem overrated, but having one is one of the best things you can do for your life and career.