Home Business Tips – Can You Be Successful Without a Mentor?

If you’re thinking of starting your own home business or are even in the process of running one, the question I’m putting to you today is a simple one. Can you be successful without a mentor? Well, technically, of course you can. But if the answer was that simple, there’d be nothing to discuss. And I honestly believe this is a subject that needs some discussing based on my own personal experience.
See, when I first started up my home business, I had no mentor. And it showed. It took me months before I made any money at that amount was a pittance. What was the problem? There was certainly plenty of material online to teach me, even back in 2003. I mean it’s not like we lived in the stone age. But with all the reading I did, it still took me months to finally get somewhere. Did I eventually become successful? Yes, but it shouldn’t have been so painful.
But here is something that many people don’t know about my success. It wouldn’t have been what it has become today had it not been for a phone conversation I had with a very successful marketer. I can’t say that he was my mentor in the traditional sense, but that conversation did more for me than all the books on running a home business that I had read. In other words, had it not been for the help of a real live person, I probably would have taken much longer to get to where I am.
And that is really the issue . Sure, through banging away at it day after day, you can eventually hit on the things you need to do in order to turn your home business into a success. But what if you don’t have the luxury of time? Some people are a paycheck away from being out on the street. How much time do you think THEY have? Do you not think it would be beneficial to them to get one on one help quickly so as to speed up the process?
Excuses for not doing this are a dime a dozen. The most common one…”I can’t afford it.” And yet, if you look at these people, they’re still spending $8 for a pack of smokes each day, $5 for a fast food lunch instead of brown bagging it, $100 a month on their cable TV and tons of other “expenses” that they probably could do without if they REALLY wanted to invest in their business. So the “I can’t afford it” excuse just doesn’t wash with me.
Ultimately, it comes down to priorities and what’s important to you. If your business is important and you want to get it off the ground quickly, and don’t feel you can do it on your own, you’ll get a hold of somebody who can help you. If not, you won’t.
Technically, most people can eventually be successful without a mentor.
But how much time do you want to take to live the lifestyle that you’ve dreamed of?
To YOUR Success,
Steven Wagenheim

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