What Is A Busines Mentor And Why Do You Need One?
The Value of a Business Mentor is an excellent article which will help you to answer that question. A mentor is someone with extensive entrepreneurial business experience and serves as a trusted confidante to ensure your personal and business success.
What Can A Business Mentor Do For You?
Everybody has a boss unless you are self-employed. However, self-employed people often need someone to “unload” to; someone to bounce ideas with; someone who can see more clearly. Often when we are so close to a problem we “can’t see the forest for the trees.” We lose our objectivity. A person from the “outside” with a strong visionary and problem-solving skills can often “see” more clearly. An experienced businessman has “been around the block” more than once. Why make the same mistakes that he has made, when he can help you avoid them and show you a better way? You will probably receive very good value for your money. A mentor does not have a vested financial interest in you or your company and probably doesn’t need the money anyway. A mentor has contacts. This helps you to expand your business and professional network. A mentor is only interested in you and is not trying to sell you something. He is not reimbursed through a commission structure. That combined with years of experience sets a foundation of openness and trust.
Why Should Dr. Watkins Mentor You?
Dr. Watkins is a businessman, consultant, and financial and licensed pastor with 40 years of business experience as well as five degrees in theology. He is available for business mentoring and consultation as well. His personal mentor is Dr. Peter Daniels, the billionaire businessman from Adelaide Australia who has commissioned him to pastor business people and corporations. Additionally, he has been commissioned into the area of teaching biblical economics by Glory of Zion International Ministries (Apostle Chuck Pierce) and the Wagner University (Apostle C. Peter Wagner). Dr. Watkins is also commissioned by Eagle World Wide Ministries. Dr. Watkins has a passion to help people. He believes it is important to help Christians reach their full potential in Christ by fulfilling their own calling and destiny. A scripture that he takes very seriously says: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (Luke 12:48b NIV)
He is committed to seeing people be successful.
What then, is a success?
“Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ and having a personal relationship with him and knowing and being in His perfect Will.”
Dr. Watkins’ role in this is to help business people seek and fulfill the calling on their lives by teaching them the financial principles of God. This involves creating wealth. The definition of wealth is, “one who is able to obtain what is immediately required, no matter what the need maybe.” The sole purpose of money is to “build the Kingdom of God.”
“And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” (Deut. 8:18)
Do you Need A Business Advisor?
Business is the toughest game there is. It is a war zone; a battlefield that will tear a person apart and find out what they are made of. Businesses have an eighty percent failure rate, so the “deck is stacked” against you. An advisor can help you with your growing pains in finance operations, human resources and production, and product development. As Dr. Watkins’ dad used to say, “a chat doesn’t cost anything.” An advisory role can be as casual as a meeting over a coffee or a more formal approach by having an advisory board that can often be better than an actual board of Directors with its issues of legalities and director’s liability. When you can’t handle the pressure anymore, don’t quit; go for coffee with your business advisor.
- “If you quit listening, dear child, and strike off on your own, you’ll soon be out of your depth.” – Proverbs 19:27
- “If you quit listening, dear child, and strike off on your own, you’ll soon be out of your depth.” – Proverbs 19:27 (Message)
- “Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill
- “Don’t quit.” – Rom. 12:11 (Message)