A Great Mentor is Someone who holds Your Hand

“Every great achiever is inspired by a great mentor.”

Majority of entrepreneurs know there’s no shame in asking for help from the learned people.

As kids, everything we do in life comes with a teacher or a parent directing us and helping us along the path. Words of support are ample, and there always seems to be somebody watching out for our well-being.

After we are adults, this relationship is much trickier to establish. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone assisting you in life and helping you find professional satisfaction or guide you with your entrepreneurial venture?

When Hari Shankar Tibrewala started his entrepreneurial venture in Dubai almost 2 decades ago, he too met a mentor who guided him through his journey.

“It’s like a ‘dare’ to figure out how to grow a business from the birth of an idea to success, regardless of how much funding or education you have”, says Hari Shankar Tibrewala. In his case though he had education, he didn’t have funds to start his own venture.

“There is a lot to learn in the entrepreneurial world, and one of the best ways to learn is from experience. But if someone is just starting his venture, he might not yet have experience to learn from. That’s when he has to turn to a mentor”, says Hari Shankar Tibrewala.

A mentor may be the one who pledges to coach you through the entrepreneurial journey. They might be the one who you only met once or twice, but whose opinion left a lasting sense. They may even be a close acquaintance or a family member.

“Most mentor relationships start off as friendships. Over time, you will begin to figure out who they actually are”, says Mr. Tibrewala.