Mentors take satisfaction in making positive differences in people's lives. So, let your mentor or mentors know how they're difference makers in your life and business. Show gratitude for the specific things that they've helped you with. Let your mentors know how your life and business would've turned out were it not for them.
After each and every meeting with you, your mentors should walk away feeling like they did a great thing. That good feeling is why many mentors are in the business, after all. Being grateful and showing that gratitude goes a long way and builds a much stronger, long-lasting relationship being you and your mentors.
One of the best ways to give back to your mentors is through public recommendations and mentions. As you and your business become more successful, you'll have opportunities to speak in public or be written about in public. When that happens, go out of your way to mention your mentors.
Public mentions can serve as huge recommendations. This will help your mentors build up their names. It also gives them a sense that you truly do appreciate what they do for you.
When you read books by successful people, you'll find that they often acknowledge their mentors and influencers by name. These mentions can even be as long as a chapter or an entire section of a book, not just in the acknowledgments. Successful people are happy to give credit where credit is due to their mentors. Whenever you have a chance to speak well about your mentors in public, be sure to do it.
Finding extraordinary success is the ultimate goal of any mentor, and it's the best way for a mentee to say thank you. Mentors do their best to contribute to helping you realizing your vision. Both hitting and surpassing your goals is the dream of any mentor.
Mentorships exist to provide a foundation for success. A mentor finds his or her fulfilment in taking brand new businesses to successful enterprises. Not all entrepreneurs are successful, of course. So, if you succeed, you'll make your mentors proud.
The best ways for mentees to give back to mentors is in emotional ways. Let them walk away from your meetings feeling accomplished. You want them better off having spent time with you than if they hadn't.
Don't view your mentor relationships as you taking something from them. Mentorship should always be a mutual relationship. Your success reflects well on their advice and guidance. In return, mentors get a wide range of emotional benefits, worth far more than the money.
Who are your mentors?