On the surface, a business mentor and a traffic officer have nothing in common. One directs traffic and helps you get to your end destination smoothly and simply, whilst the other works with you to grow your business and reach your business goals.

However, when you think about how a business mentor works with you, you’ll appreciate how similar they are. Scratch beneath the surface, and you will see that their sole purpose is to make your journey to your destination as smooth and straightforward as possible.

So if you’re interested in delving into this deeper, here’s an overview of how alike they are and why it’s so essential for you to have a business mentor directing you and your business.

A business mentor guides you toward your goals

When it comes to reaching your goals, a business mentor and traffic officer fulfil the same need. They both help you stay on track so you can reach your destination. When you bring a business mentor onto your team, they’re able to guide and support both you and your team, so you can achieve the goals you want to reach. On a personal level, a business mentor is a great sounding board and will help remind you to check in with yourself to see if you are on track with your business goals. They can also provide you with the support you need if you need help staying on track, reaching a bigger goal, or needing to switch direction.

You can ask for directions if you’re feeling a little lost or overwhelmed

It’s easy to get a little lost and overwhelmed in your business, especially as there’s so much to get organised and do. A traffic officer will give you direction if you’re lost on your journey – and that’s what a business mentor will do for your business. They can point you in the right direction when you’ve got spun around. They can remind you of where you’re headed when you get a little lost. Yet, unlike a traffic officer, a business mentor can accompany you on your entire journey. This can be a great way of boosting your confidence and alleviating any concerns.

Business mentors help you avoid traffic jams and potholes

Because no matter what type of journey you’re on, there will be obstacles in your way. Traffic jams and potholes, if you prefer. In business, those traffic jams and potholes tend to be in the form of limiting beliefs and mindset shifts, a heavy to-do list and a lack of clarity. A business mentor can help you clear the way. You can brainstorm potential solutions with your business mentor and use their wisdom and experience to help you understand what areas you can control and those you can’t – before creating a plan to help you deal with and even avoid the worst of those obstacles.

They’re there for you on every journey you make

The beauty of having a business mentor is there with you for as long as you need them to be. We’ve all been stuck in traffic, wishing there was a traffic officer around to help us bypass the jam and get on with our day.  Depending on the support package you have, a business mentor is often just a phone call or email away. No matter how many journeys you take or how often you need company or support, a business mentor will be by your side.

They have one focus – you and your journey

Because a business mentor has one focus – you and your journey. They’re there to keep you on track, helping you do what you love and supporting you as you work on your business and achieve your goals.

On the surface, a business mentor and a traffic officer have nothing in common. But when you scratch beneath the surface, you’ll appreciate the similarities. They’re both focused on helping you as best they can to make your journey as smooth as possible. And whilst you may not always appreciate the work that goes into making that possible, you will always be grateful when you arrive at your destination and marvel at how incredible the journey was.

If you’re looking for someone to help you stay on track during your business journey, why not get in touch? We can have an informal chat to establish your needs and ascertain the best way to get you organised and get stuff done! Simply reach out – you’ll find our contact details here.