Mantras for mentors of student entrepreneurs help you embrace your mentee’s entrepreneurial journey. Support their personal growth as well as their business venture through the power of positivity. It’s a way to add value and skill in an area that is often overlooked but offers lifelong value.
Realize that now more than ever, students are over-scheduled, and anxiety isn’t “just a phase” or a “need” to grow up. It’s real. It needs to be managed.
Relax. As their mentor, you are not here to figure all of that out.
It’s definitely not for you to determine what that student might need regarding their mental health, but…
- You help by having that understanding.
- You help by not adding additional pressure.
- You help by adding to their self-care toolkit.
- You help by following through on your mentorship commitment.
- You help by using a mentorship process crafted using metacognition.
Personal growth & positivity
You are spreading positivity simply by mentoring, right? You are actively making this world a better place. Ensuring their passion and a can-do attitude incorporate self-care is an area where mentors can transform a future leader.
Be sure your mentee knows the power of positive thinking, and the power of positive self-talk is not hocus pocus.
Mantras are coping skills that can help anyone – but especially young entrepreneurs during the startup stages and when building and running their business.
Coping in a healthy manner will benefit your mentee throughout life.
Business student mentors use the habits of principled educators!
“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.” ~ Confucius
“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.” ~ Dan Rather
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” William Arthur Ward
Mantras to Inspire Mentors
Each journey is unique.
Your willingness to collaborate and ensure your mentee is on the right path deserves kudos. It’s your time to shine. They know entrepreneurship requires hard work and resilience, but they don’t really know what it means to survive ups and downs.
Your expertise and credibility can be inspirational and encourage them to think big. Through your guidance they have the opportunity to achieve more than they imagined and leave them in a better place.
But first, remember who You are.
~ I am proud of who I am and where I come from.
~ I contribute my unique qualities to the world around me.
~ I embrace change and adapt to new situations with ease.
~ My superpower is my ability to guide another human to a better place.
~ Being able to elevate my mentee’s skillset is a special opportunity.
~ Helping reach our mentorship goals brings me happiness.
~ I will leave my mentee better than when we started.
~ I am grateful for the lessons our mentorships teach me.
~ I acknowledge and honor my own emotions.
~ I choose to focus on the positive aspects of life.
“The mind that is not baffled is not employed.” ~ Wendell Berry
Mantras for your aspiring entrepreneur
~ I choose positivity.
~ I support freedom and equality for all, and I am confident in standing up for what I believe in.
~ I am deserving of love, happiness, and inner peace.
~ Today I will reframe any negative experience and find the good.
~ I have the power to create my own path.
~ Small steps are still steps. I’m taking one today.
~ I befriend the present moment, no matter what it contains.
~ Accepting is not resignation. Accepting a situation leads me to a new solution.
~ I am confident in my choices and beliefs.
~ My self-worth is not defined by someone else’s standards.
~ I am crafting a solid plan and proudly stand on my own.
~ I am capable of great things.
~ My gifts made this moment possible.
“The impeded stream is the one that sings.” ~ Wendell Berry
Helping future executives achieve – and Succeed!
~ I am equally motivated to reach my academic and business goals.
~ I am focused and attentive.
~ My mentorship opens my eyes to opportunities.
~ Challenges are opportunities that strengthen me for tomorrow.
~ I honor myself when I set boundaries. I give nothing less. I tolerate nothing less.
~ I have powerful intuition.
~ Learning to trust myself has changed my life.
~ I thrive when I invest in taking care of myself.
~ All is well because I can control a rise in my cortisol levels.
~ My choices today affect my happiness and success tomorrow.
~ What happens after graduation depends on choices I make now.
~ I will pick up and I will adapt and grow, but I will not give up.
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
we have come to our real work
and when we no longer know which way to go,
we have begun our real journey.” ~ Wendell Berry
The lesson learned. What now?
As their mentor, take them through a professional discussion about how they think and use those metacognitive insights to either include saying a daily mantra is part of a mentorship plan self-motivation goal – or not.
If not, leave it in their hands but know you have introduced something new and successfully added another tool their self-help and self-motivation toolkit.
You got this.