Perspective and Experience: To make you understand the life goals, a mentor gives you the benefit of his perspective and experience that can create diverse opportunities for you to grow in your career journey.
Support and Advice: A mentor helps you to gain confidence from your success and hold you up in your failures by providing support and advice and developing a leadership quality.
Problem Solving: Sometimes you may put off answering some questions because you are just avoiding the short-term pain. Your mentor has no problem asking those hard questions and actually prompting you to start doing something about those questions.
Accomplish Life Goals: A mentor can help you look at situations in new ways. He helps to set your life goals and ensure that you do not lose focus and achieve your them.
Learn To Reflect: Everyone needs positive energy to move forward in his or her career especially when you are expected to learn from your mistakes. A mentor will let you open up and reflect on things at a level that you have never seen before.
Networking: A mentor can help expand your network of contacts and business acquaintances. A mentor can open doors within your company, in other companies or onto a board.
Accountability: A mentor brings accountability and makes you fall into the habit of holding yourself accountable for completing your action items. The excitement of completing tasks and seeing the results motivates you even more to strive for achievements you previously thought were impossible.
Career Analyst: A mentor can be a great sounding board for all issues – whether you are having difficulty with your immediate supervisor, an ethical dilemma, or need advice on how to tackle a new project or ask for a raise.
Inspiration: A mentor whose work you admire can be a strong inspiration. You are responsible for your own learning and by seeking a mentor, you are creating an opportunity to grow and be successful.
Work Life Balance: Being in business and corporate world, chances are that you may be neglecting several other parts of your life. Your mentor helps you to assure a good way of living a more balanced life.