O Mentor, Mentor! Wherefore art thou Mentor?
O Mentor, Mentor! Wherefore art thou Mentor?Deny thy father and refuse thy name.Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.
It’s lovely how Shakespeare used “ordinary” words to describe the longing Juliet felt for Romeo. Although, I am no literary expert, we almost feel this same desire as we search for the perfect mentor or advisor to help spur the growth of SeamBLiSS. As highly exaggerated as this may seem, it takes not only a great team (which I believe we have) but it takes someone who has the “been there, done that” mentality to force us to answer hard questions about our business.
Sports analogy approaching: You can think of it as a highly touted football recruit looking over his 26 college scholarship offers. He can only choose one. He will base his decision answering one question. Which college will give him the best opportunity to reach his ultimate goal: playing in the NFL. We are in a similar setting asking a similar question: Which mentor will give us the best opportunity to reach our ultimate goal: building a successful business that solves a problem.
We have met several mentors and our brains are in overload at the moment as we process tons of information. A lot of the information has indeed been useful and much of it is also irrelevant if the mentor does not understand our space. Our job is to do our best to explain and convey a clear and concise message so all people, including mentors, understand what our intentions are.
We would love to hear your thoughts? What are you tips on conveying a clear and concise message?