Mentors: Why You Need One
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Mentors: why you need one

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What is a Mentor? Is he a guru, a grandfather/ grandmother - figure, a father / mother-figure, a guardian, a friend, a confidant? All these and more.

The main duty of a Mentor is to ensure that we execute and accomplish the promises we made to ourselves and our families. The Mentor benefits intangible ways: with the blessings of Almighty on him. “Men are rich only as they give. He who gives great service gets great rewards”~ Elbert Hubbard.

What does an adult need to promise his family:

To his parents he needs to promise to be there for them in physical and financial support when they age, to children he needs to promise to share their triumphs and trials, to attend their celebrations and matches … to be there for them in the evenings and share family time, to provide the with a secure atmosphere filled with great values, to their spouse they must promise a few romantic evenings every week, great fully free vacations with no financial tensions.

The greatest gift that they can plan and work for, however is to ensure that even if they are no longer around, their family – aged parents, spouse and children – will be well taken care of financially, and that they would be able to maintain at least 60% of their current lifestyle.

In today’s complex world filled with job insecurity, life insecurity and stressful hurly-burly life … most of us find that we are not able to think of making the above mentioned bare essential life promises.

Wrt Job security there is no need to elaborate much, as we have seen a huge share of the media devoted to the effects of recession. Add to that the fact that inflation eats into our regular income … for those who are lucky enough to still retain their jobs. Not much left over to keep aside … even if u kept money in the bank, looking at the rate the inflation rises, the money in bank will not suffice …

Wrt life security, we know (refer to my blog “Health awareness is a must for all Indians”) that Indians are really suffering from lifestyle changes … with diseases and disorders. Can u count the number of people in your circle of contact who have had someone in the family die of cancer, of sudden heart attack … without any life insurance coverage to help their family. How many have fallen ill and had to spend all their meager savings to get well ... or at least try to recover life back to same “healthy” levels as before … without any medical insurance.

Why will adults remain adamant and NOT avail of the tools of modern life: life insurance, ULIPS and medical insurance? When they know that these would benefit their loved ones … or is it that adults and bread-earners of the house-holds are become self-focused and selfish?

In such a scenario, if anyone adult or teenager wishes to take good care of his parents, spouse and children … and then also have money for charity, he needs a Mentor desperately. The Mentor will help him plan his financial goals, guide him how to achieve the goals and monitor, track the progress, help him with income generation methodologies and ensure that the adult achieves what he goal sets.

The Mentor will not execute the plan of action … he will only suggest, guide and help … maybe even share the workload of the Action … the adult however must give his 25 to 30% minimum effort.

Do you want to meet such service-minded Mentors, who are themselves very successful entrepreneurs, and who are looking to train others to take great care of their families … by increasing your income levels thru spare-time entrepreneurship programme?

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About the Author: Naseem Mariam is the editor of "Management that Soars" Newsletter & author of "Project Serenity - How to gain happiness and peace". Her writings draw life from her 24 years experience as software Project Manager. Let her guide you towards Faster All Round Success and a Stress Free, Joyous Life. Her free ebook and newsletter tell you how. Subscribe with a mail to