To put it simply, no one likes having to write checks…to spend or invest money. Writing checks means money is leaving your account, and no one likes money leaving their account. However, it becomes a little easier when you know the money is being well invested and, two, that you’ll be making the money back quickly because of how you invested it. This is about the investment you make by having mentors and coaches.

There are two big advantages to you learning from those who invest in coaches and mentors. When you work with others who learn from masters, they pass the new learning they get from their mentors on to you so you get the added benefit of learning from two mentors rather than just one.

Being involved in a true Mastermind group really makes a difference in your business. There are times when looking at the issues from an inside-the-business perspective really doesn’t produce solutions. Being part of a Mastermind group, though, allows you to share your issues with other business leaders and professionals who aren’t looking at those issues from inside your business. Instead, they can offer advice from similar experiences within their own business.

These insights become the big wow, I didn’t see it that way insight that gets your business back on track.

You can have that same ah-ha moment in your own business by investing in learning the ins and outs of what works and what doesn’t work in others businesses.

This gives you access to the leader, the master, the guru, in person, one-on-one. And when you gain access to the Mastermind, you get access to the pro whenever you need help, whenever you’re facing an issue and you can’t get out of the inside-the-business perspective to find the right course of action that puts things back in line for your business.

So when you painstakingly write that check out for your next endeavor, really consider the value behind it. If you feel like you’re not getting back more for your investment than you paid, you’re probably not getting the right high-level coaching you really need for your business.

Getting and keeping your business on track is about finding and using the right tools, and it’s also about having the right coach or mentor working with you hand-in-hand. Having the right mentor should be like having a business partner you don’t have to write a check to for their part of the profits.

Author's Bio: 

Diane Conklin is an author, entrepreneur, coach, consultant, event planner, speaker and copywriter. Diane is a direct response marketing expert who specializes in showing small business owners how to integrate their online and offline marketing strategies, media and methods, to get maximum results from their marketing dollars. Diane also shows entrepreneurs and small business owners how to outperform their competition by measuring their marketing, and strategically use multi-media campaigns to stand alone in their marketplace as the go-to provider for their products and services.

She is the co-founder of Complete Marketing Systems and for more than 15 years has been showing small business owners how to start, build and grow Information Marketing businesses where they take knowledge they already possess and turn it into passive, ongoing, leveraged profits.

Through her company, Complete Marketing Systems, Diane helps event promoters market, plan and manage their live events, workshops and seminars, using cost effective, multi-step marketing strategies that put butts in seats, without the promoters losing theirs. As an Event Marketing & Planning expert, Diane has planned and produced multiple events grossing over $1,000,000.00.

As a business and marketing strategist, Diane has been involved in numerous campaigns grossing over $1,000,000.00 in sales several times in her career.

Diane has proprietary home study systems, coaching programs, and provides done-for-you services in the areas of Social Media, Information Marketing, Direct Response Marketing, Direct Mail and Event Marketing, Planning and Management.

As a speaker, Diane has shared the stage with the likes of Joan Rivers, George Foreman, Dan Kennedy, Bill Glazer, Lee Milteer, Harry Dent, Lee Phillips, Fabienne Fredrickson, James Malinchak, Dov Baron, Peggy McColl, Marshall Sylver, Alex Mandossian, Marie Forleo, Barbara Corcoran and many others.

Diane was voted Information Marketer of the Year for her innovative marketing strategies and campaigns.