Achieving home business success is something that many people want, but not everyone will achieve it. There are a lot of reasons that explain why some succeed where many others fail, and very few of those reasons have anything to do with being lucky. Success comes from taking the steps to ensure that you will succeed.

One thing many people that have achieved home business success have in common is, at one point in their career they had a mentor. A mentor is someone that knows something about the business you are working on, and they can help you work through difficulties that arise on your path to success.

A good mentor can be a valuable tool at any stage of your development, but they can be especially helpful when you are trying to get your self established. They have been successful in business, and they can teach you a lot about how to achieve your goals.

Besides just sharing practical knowledge of how to accomplish different tasks that are required in order to be successful, a mentor is invaluable as an accountability partner. When you only answer to yourself it is easy to put off the tasks that you do not enjoy in favor of doing the things you do like. If part of your marketing plan is to write and submit articles every day, but you would rather spend your time commenting in the forums, it is easy to put off the writing until a later date.

When you have to answer to another person, like a mentor, it is not as easy to make excuses for not doing what needs to be done. Many times just knowing that someone else is watching is all the motivation you need to keep you moving in the right direction. When you are operating your own business, and there is no boss to answer to, that mentor can be the person that keeps you on task.

It is important to remember that your mentor can provide guidance, accountability, and even moral support, but it is not their job to do the work for you. Your businesses success or failure is your responsibility. Your mentor is an advisor, but the work is yours to do. They may tell you the steps you need to take, but you must be the one that takes the steps, and does them properly.

Achieving home business success without a mentor is possible, but having one can certainly increase your chances of success. Your mentor can keep you focused and on track, and they can keep you moving toward your goals.

Author's Bio: 

Devon Brown (a.k.a "The Success Renegade") is one of the most talented young success coaches in the mlm & home business arena. His powerful information is helping home business entrepreneurs finally achieve the success they deserve and desire. Learn more about Devon and take advantage his FREE Tips on how to have a Successful Home Business by visiting: