There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence with integrity. — Samuel Johnson.
If we are striving to be friends as well as mentors, coaches, teachers … we need to have integrity. We need to do what we say we are going to do. Practice what we preach, not exaggerate and really get to know our team members. By doing that we will learn where they really need help and how we can help each other. That will help them to build confidence.
There are many tools available to help each of us. They include personal phone calls, texting, emailing, videos, podcasts, conference calls, etc.
Some of us may be mentors, leaders, directors who utilize these tools to reach out to our downline, distributors, marketing assistants — those we are helping, mentoring. We may be diligent in doing that, even when we are not in our regular routine. Rarely can we use all of these tools at the same time, and it is important to realize that not all people respond to a certain type of mentoring the same way. Some need personal phone calls, some are good with just a video, some do better with conference calls and some need one on one. We may need a different form of help at a different time in our life.
We as mentors need to do what we can to reach those we are mentoring – make sure they understand that we are trying to reach them, what we are trying to teach them; and learn which way they learn best. Then we can better help others.
Being coachable is also an important part of being mentored. We are not only mentors, but we too are always being mentored. We need to be teachable. We need to let our mentors know when we need more help and what that is. We need to realize that our mentors are working hard to help us, and show our appreciation for all the work they do. If we are having a hard time with a certain type of learning, then it would be helpful to let our marketing executive or director know. This will allow him or her to adjust how they are training us to be more beneficial.