It’s hard to admit that you don’t always have the answers. But should you really know everything in your business?
This week, Host and Microbusiness Consultant Mary McCarthy and Co-Host Sharon DeLay discuss how entrepreneurs can benefit from finding and opening up to a good mentor.
‘Shouldn’t I be an expert and have everything figured out?’
“Because I’m a business consultant, because my role is to help others work through their issues, and their challenges, and move ahead, I find that for people to trust me, I have to really present myself as the expert, which means that I know what I’m doing. So if I have issues and struggling, I don’t tend to share very often.” ~ Mary McCarthy
“We get our set answers down to deflect people so we can continue on our path, continue in our loneliness.. and I think we just get those pat answers down to get people away from us, so we can continue moving on, because if we stop and reflect sometimes, it’s extremely uncomfortable.” ~ Sharon DeLay
What You Will Learn In This Episode:
- The two types of mentors
- How imposter syndrome affects what we share with others
- Mary and Sharon’s experiences with mentors and what she is looking for now
- Steps for a successful mentorship
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About our Co-Host Sharon DeLay
- 4889 Sinclair Road, Suite 103
- Columbus, Ohio 43229
- (614) 473-0122
Sharon DeLay is the Founder and President of GO-HR, a full-service HR consulting business in Columbus. It works mainly with microbusinesses, doing everything from hiring to firing employees, and all Human Resource Management services that fall in between. You can’t “Go” without HR.
About our Host Mary McCarthy
- Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast
- CEO, YMT Consultants
- Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.
Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm in the Columbus, Ohio area. It focuses on one-on-one work with microbusiness owners (businesses with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur), assisting them to monetize and create systems for their small businesses.