How Business Mentors Can Help Entrepreneurs Thrive
September 13, 2019
Some endeavors are as exciting as daunting. Starting a business of your own fits into that description, since it requires contrasting skills. For example, confidence and risk assessment, and being willing to try new things while also relying on experience.
How is one person supposed to deal with all of these? Well, they don’t have to do it on their own. A business mentor can provide the wisdom and expert knowledge to inspire entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams.
That is what Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors offer to customers who have tried the products, seen results, and are now interested in doing business themselves. It’s part of our distributor difference.
Friendships that Evolve into Mentorships
New business owners may be too proud or too fearful to ask for help. It’s understandable: they are embarking in a life-transforming adventure that brings important challenges along. They might be skeptical about sharing that journey with a stranger.
However, distributors are anything but strangers to their customers who now want to become distributors themselves. They have already built a relationship based on trust, accountability, and encouragement, and that is the foundation to helping their customer build a business of their own.
Successful distributors who have achieved results often want to share the same results within their organization, not just when it comes to their own personal transformation in terms of weight loss or wellness – but also finances and an entrepreneurial spirit.
In this spirit, distributors as business mentors will continue to provide support and motivation, while also coaching new distributors on business skills that can have a direct positive impact on the growth of their new endeavor.
Tailored Business Coaching
“Can’t I get business guidance from online publications or books?” someone might ask. Though those sources can provide valuable ideas and information, it will be generic advice and will only go so far.
Distributors working as business mentors pick up where that leaves off. Since they personally know the new distributor, they are prepared to offer personalized guidance based on the entrepreneur’s particular needs, skills and strengths.
Here are some other ways in which distributors help others thrive doing the thrive doing the Herbalife Nutrition business:
Experienced distributors can share their struggles and victories.
Starting a small business is not easy. So, learning from someone else’s challenges and how they overcame those obstacles is priceless. An experienced distributor can share lessons from their own experience.
Experienced distributors provide guidance.
One of the main challenges of becoming an entrepreneur is that there is no boss to provide direction. However, a distributor can help a new entrepreneur to feel that he or she is not flying solo by providing sound advice, or a second opinion.
Experienced distributors instill in others valuable, life-long skills.
Herbalife Nutrition is a business built on relationships so it helps to have interpersonal skills such as better communication, active listening and knowing how to meaningfully connect with someone.
While books on marketing and business strategy may help, nothing beats practice and experience, and these lessons are powerful when taught by an experienced coach, friend, and mentor.
The best thing about these mentorship relationships is that they can work in both directions: distributors who mentor continue to sharpen their own business skills while building their organization, and the new entrepreneur who benefits from support as they begin their own journey to business ownership.
About Herbalife Nutrition
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products and programs – since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backed products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available through its independent distributors in more than 90 countries.
Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists community organizations focused on providing good nutrition. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.
Herbalife Nutrition has more than 8,300 employees worldwide. To learn more, visit IAmHerbalife.com.