Do you have a mentor? I personally believe having good mentors in your life is vital. This post gives three mentors you need in your life!
While I revel in learning from reading, in recent years I’ve enjoyed learning through real-life mentors.
There is nothing wrong with asking a mentor to help you. Having help matters! Wherever you are in your life, there are plenty of moments where you don’t want to be held back by uncertainty – and the personalized help of an expert enables you to make better decisions.
I see surrounding yourself with mentors as a must!
The following are three mentors that I believe are important to have in your life.
3 Mentors You Need in Your Life
1. Homemaking/Motherhood Mentor
I named this blog The Humbled Homemaker because when I first became a homemaker I felt like I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. It got even worse once I threw motherhood into the mix!
When I was buried in the pit of homemaking and motherhood despair, my friend–and now mentor–Holly tossed me a life raft.
I took Holly’s home management class, and she then began helping me work through learning how to manage my home inside of my home.
While helping me in my home, Holly has given me invaluable advice on how to mother my girls. I don’t think any of us are born knowing how to manage a home and to mother, and having someone more seasoned walk with me through these areas has been a blessing.
In addition, Holly has given me much spiritual encouragement as well. She and I have weekly phone chats and will occasionally meet for breakfast or coffee as well. Sometimes we also get together with our husbands.
2. Business Mentor
This type of mentor will probably not apply to all of you, but if you have any aspirations of becoming a work-at-home mom or are already a working mom to some degree, you might want to seek out a business mentor who is a few steps ahead of you.
I just started meeting with a blogging/business mentor, and I absolutely love it so far! She has been blogging for ten years (while I’ve only been blogging for four), and she and I have a lot in common. She is also a mom of three, and she has published several books.
We do not live in the same state, so we are meeting via Skype. We are currently meeting once per month.
3. Long-Term Planning Mentor
Insurance, retirement, investments: These words might as well be part of a foreign language because I definitely have no idea what to do about them on my own!
Enter: long-term planning mentors!
Different people have taken on this mentor position in our lives over the course of our marriage.
A few weeks ago, I told you about the Financial Peace teacher who spent time poring over our budget with us, when we could barely make ends meet.
We have also been meeting regularly with a financial planner who is helping us make decisions about investments and retirement.
One of the first long-term planning mentors we sought out in our newlywed days was a good insurance agent. A good insurance agent, like those at State Farm, gives you the confidence you need of knowing that someone has your back in the event of an emergency.
When our upstairs bathroom flooded three weeks after we moved into our new house, our insurance agent was vital in helping us get the help we needed!
This type of mentor gives you personalized, expert help and the peace of mind to know that you are on the right track with goal setting when it comes to your financial future. He or she can help protect, manage, and ultimately realize your dreams.
Wherever you are in your life, there are plenty of moments where you don’t want to be held back by uncertainty – and the personalized help of an expert enables you to make better decisions.
I have found that the personal relationships built through all three of these types of mentors has left an invaluable impact on my life.
Do you have a mentor? What types of mentors do you have in your life?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of State Farm. The opinions and text are all mine.