A mentoring relationship is a sacred venture. Tarot mentoring can help you to grow as a reader; business mentoring can bring your professional presence to a new level. It is important that you take the mentoring relationship seriously before you take the plunge.
Here are some suggestions to consider:
1. Get clear on your goals. If you have no idea what you want to accomplish with your mentor, you will end up wasting their – and your – time.
2. Be sure the mentor is a good fit for you. Sometimes personalities don’t mesh and this can diminish the experience. Write to the teacher beforehand. Introduce yourself and ask questions about how they teach, what they specialize in and anything else that you feel you need to know. If they have questions for you, answer honestly.
3. Teaching requires a commitment from both the teacher and student. If you do not – or cannot – commit to the necessary time, then perhaps rethink this.
1. I reserve the right to refuse to work with you. If I think we are not a good fit for any reason whatsoever, then I may suggest that you seek another mentor. My tarot voice is modern, hip, no-nonsense and practical. I do not use any “gimmicks” – only tarot, plain and simple. If this sounds like an approach that appeals to you, then let’s open up a dialogue to make sure we are in sync.
2. My time is very valuable to me – therefore I ask that you do not waste it. Come with a solid list of goals so I can be effective. Show up for our appointed times. If you cannot make it to a session, I require a 24 hour notice.
3. Please do not copy my work. My work is my original creation. I encourage you to be you. If you are only coming to me to become an insincere imitation, then please find a different mentor.
4. If you don’t treat your business like a real business, then please refrain from business consulting with me. I am hard core serious when it comes to business. In fact, I LOVE business and marketing! I enjoy helping other tarot readers get their businesses rocking – but if you have no intention of doing your business like a pro, please move along. I don’t like dabblers.
Disclaimer: Dude, business is risky. And while I love using my experiences, and the experiences of countless other entrepreneurs I know, have worked with and have drank endless rounds of wine with, business is still risky. So my advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. You get that, right? Cool. Oh, and if you need professional help, consider hiring a business consultant. Preferably one with a suit and briefcase.