Why would I need a Life Mentor?

If you lead a full life, you will be faced with choices.

If you lead a full life ,you will be faced with problems.

The question is, how do you cope with these choices and problems?

You may consult with friends, family and work colleagues but is it their job to advise you and how do you know that you’re getting the best advice? Perhaps you may want to keep your dreams and challenges separate from your circle of friends and work colleagues?

Enter the Life Mentor. Someone with direct experience of the specific situation that now faces you. Someone who is prepared to listen to your story, help you gain clarity and offer advice based on their first-hand knowledge of a similar set of circumstances.

Many of us struggle with vulnerability. If you haven’t seen the Brene Brown TED talk on the subject, I suggest that you do so soon!

Feeling vulnerable is certainly  uncomfortable. We often find that we feel this way when we are faced with choices, both good and bad. We may be thinking of changing jobs, going into business, getting married or even having  a baby. So, where do we go for objective, well informed and appropriate advice at times like these?

Enter the Life Mentor.

A Life Mentor has walked the path before, he or she is prepared to listen to your story and offer guidance based on their first hand experience. Their job is not to make decisions for you but rather to shed light on your journey from a perspective that is difficult for your friends, family and colleagues to provide. They have climbed a mountain similar to yours, they have unique insights to help you on your journey.

Is Life Mentoring for everyone? Probably not. Some will prefer to “plough their own furrow” and good luck to them. For me, it’s better to understand someone else’s scars than to acquire your own along the way!