One of the first pieces of advice a budding entrepreneur is sure to hear is “find a mentor.”
Counter to what you have been told, mentors don’t guarantee success. In fact, many “established” businesspeople might not be nimble enough to keep up with technology or new industries — two critical areas that require decision-making guidance. Today more than ever, past success is not an indication of future performance.
So how do you get the mentorship that you need without a business veteran at your side? That’s the million-dollar question for today’s entrepreneurs and company leaders (or billion-dollar question if your goal is to build a unicorn). Four steps will help you take control of your own success.