A wonderful piece of advice we can all use is that we should all have two mentors. One that is older that can share the wisdom that comes with age and can helps us avoid the many pitfalls that they’ve experienced.

The second and younger mentor, and by younger I mean at least one generation behind us and not just a few years our senior. This mentor or group of mentors will be the ones that keep you in tune with the new trends and applications that are changing as quick as the seasons.

“have a mentor for sales and another for logistics”

In either case you may want to have more than one mentor in both these categories. For instance, you may have a mentor for sales and another for logistics, depending on your industry. As for the younger mentors you may have one for the technological changes and another for the social trends including social media.

I encourage you to give this concept some thought, because no matter how good we think we are, there’s no way we can know everything and having generational mentors reduce our learning curve and reduce our risk of errors.

I’m Greg Weatherdon and this has been your Small Business Minute.

Copyright © Greg Weatherdon 2016

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