10 Questions You Should Always Ask a Potential Mentor

How do you find the perfect mentor to help you along your entrepreneurial journey? Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey, which is why finding a mentor can make it that much easier. But how do you find the perfect person to help you along? YEC entrepreneurs weigh in. Question: What 1 question should you ALWAYS ask a potential mentor?   ROB FULTON AudioLumin “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” “I always try to balance my mentor relationships between updating them on my goals and my background, and getting a strong sense of who they are and most importantly, who they were at my stage. What did they wish they knew? What obstacles did they not expect? How did they manage to get over them? These are all crucial for your development as an entrepreneur.” @robjfulton   KELLY AZEVEDO She’s Got Systems “What Motivates You?” “You can get great technical advice, connections and encouragement from many sources, but understanding someone’s internal motivations will help you align your values before you begin a mentor relationship.” @krazevedo   SIMON CASUTO eLearning Mind “What Has Been Difficult?” “Ask about failures instead of only focusing on how he or she has been successful. Find out which hurdle or setback was the hardest to overcome, and how it was dealt with.” @simoncasuto   SYDNEY WILLIAMS Planet Green Socks “How Can I Make Your Life Easier?” “It’s true of managers and mentors, you have to manage up. The best mentoring relationships are a two-way street. If you’re seeking a mentor, the relationship should benefit you in some way, but don’t stop there. See...