“We must find time to stop and thank those who make a difference in our life” 

John F. Kennedy  

 

Take a second to imagine yourself scaling the side of a mountain.

Every stone you grab, every inch you climb, takes you higher than you’ve ever been before.

But a quick glance down reminds you how much just one misstep can cost you.  

Yeah, you might have trained for this. 

But that doesn’t make each step any less scary!

But what if someone were already waiting for you at the top?  

Someone who could throw you a rope – a lifeline, really – to help make your climb, and your footing, a little more sure. 

Running a business can sometimes feel like climbing a mountain alone. 

Not only is the pressure near-constant, but it can be hard to see the peak when you’re hanging on for dear life. 

It’s a weighty job, even for the extremely confident. 

Which is why having a mentor is so vital. 

A mentor can share the wisdom – and the vision – you need on an ongoing basis to have a direct, positive impact on the growth of your business.  

Can you think of someone who’s already changed your course in life? Maybe a teacher, a boss, or even a friend that helped you get where you are today? 

If so, this National Mentor Month is the perfect time to call them up and tell them how much you appreciate them. 

But what if you haven’t met that person yet? 

Now’s as good a time as any to start looking!

 To start your search, you might want to check out my book Swim! , a story about mentorship and the power of human connection. 

This month, I’d encourage you to take a little away from time obsessing about facts, figures. 

Think about the people in your life. 

You might find that your mentor is waiting in plain sight – ready to throw you that rope from the top.