18th Oct, 21

It’s nice when people say nice things

Recently I finished the mentoring contract I blogged about in March this year, helping people to set up in business. Helping them to critique their own idea, to deconstruct it and reconstruct it until they had a working business model and a clear grasp of priorities to ensure to give the business the best possible start.

At the end of the work each person was invited to feedback on their experience and this is a sample of what they said:   

“Thank you so much for all your advice and support, I’ve learned a lot from our conversations and I hold your advice and knowledge in high regard.”

“You have been so supportive, comprehensive, professional and positive at all times.”

“It has been a bit of a roller coaster of a journey but you've always been approachable, encouraging, very calming and have, at moments, restored my faith and confidence when it's been needed!”

“I would like to say a big thank you for your continuous support and words of encouragement. I really appreciate your feedback and your help with gaining a first potential customer.” 

“Just want to say a massive thank you to you for all your help and support over the last couple of weeks. Appreciate all you have done. Great talking to you.”

“I would also like to take this opportunity to really thank you for your help. Your honest feedback to my idea really helped me to focus on my way forward.”

“My mentoring experience with you has been a wonderful journey. Your wise words I will gratefully carry forward with me and I know they will bring me strength during any bumps I may encounter along the way. I leave you feeling very positive, determined and focused on building my business, it’s an exciting journey ahead.”

“Thank you so much for all your support and help. It has been great working with you.”

“Thank you for giving me a hand - top bloke.”

Isn’t it lovely when what you are trying to do, ends up being exactly what you do, especially through the eyes of the most important people involved?

Anyone who has taken an idea for a new business from initial thought through to trading entity will tell you It isn’t easy. Where to start, what to focus on, what to expect, what to spend money on and what to avoid.

From the perspective of a good coach or mentor it is all about the questions that enable the other party to be their own best critic and to do it without being negative or demotivating. The only measure of success is what the other party has to say at the end of the process.

Needless to say, I am delighted with the kind words.


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