Is it just me or are business mentors BORING?
So here I am having a coffee at the Tropicana up at the cross (Sydney Australia for the international folk out there), watching Domenic’s videos back and thinking that perhaps, just perhaps I’m a bit too GenY for my own good.
The idea of business mentors makes me start yawning! I imagine a meeting at a cafe with some boring business guy who’s yapping on with business principles, cliches and peppy one-liners. It would be as bland as chewing on the cardboard cup my coffee came in. Domenic Carosa however, the one of of the two of us who’s grown the crazy hundred-million-dollar-business, perhaps has a more valid opinion on this. You see, I managed to learn almost everything I needed to know about running my type of company from running a similar one owned by someone else. Hence when I set up my own show I had a pretty good feel for how it should look, feel and operate. But the business is at a point where we are looking towards becoming a larger company – that’s where my experience ends. This is where my tried and tested business initiative starts to run dry. So then, perhaps it’s time for me to find a mentor or two. It’s either that or learn by making costly and stupid mistakes.
Let’s hope they have some good coffee.