We all want to excel in life but sadly only few are able to make to the pinnacle. It is undoubtedly their hard work that pays. No can reap the sweet fruit without having worked hard for it and so have the men and women who have managed to get to the top has gone through rigorous hardships in life. When you are going through a lot of hardships, you feel like giving it up but there is one thing that can keep you going and that is a source of inspiration. If you have a mentor in life who is guiding you all the way then the path of success may not be so painful. You will have someone that you know will help you come out of difficulties, who will show you the right way to do things and who will inspire you when you feel completely down and frustrated with how things are shaping up in your life.
Especially when you want to become a great salesman, it would be very difficult to reach the top without the help of a mentor. Salesmanship is not everybody’s cup of tea and people with exceptional persuading qualities are able to survive in the market. Still at times they find it hard to combat certain situations and feel like giving it up. This is when a mentor comes handy. With loads of his/her experience, he/she can guide you how to hone your skills and what you can do better to improve your selling technique. They are the ones who can see your plus and minuses and can guide you accordingly.
Finding a proper mentor may be difficult but you have to keep the search on till the time you hit upon someone whom you find can help you achieve your goal. Few things that one should see in a person to consider him/her as their mentor are as follows.
A person who can understand you:-
It is very crucial for your mentor to know you properly before he/she starts mentoring you. A mentor should be aware of your strengths and weaknesses and should work hard to inspire you to take care of your weaknesses and concentrate more on your strengths. We all have weaknesses in life but someone who can overcome his weakness and stress more on his strengths can taste success. It is futile to spend time working on your weaknesses, rather work hard on your strengths keeping your weaknesses at bay and never allowing them to become a barrier for your growth.
The mentor should know the industry well:-
Your mentor should be someone who has loads of experience in selling things. He/she may not be an ace salesperson but that does not disqualify him/her to become a good mentor. The person can with his/her experience can mold you and make you a better salesman. He/she should be able to guide you in the different phases of becoming a great salesman.
It is important to understand that a great salesman does not mean an ace salesman but it means a person who can sell things by understanding the need of the client.