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Spiritual life: A mentor can help you deliver

PUBLISHED: 08:00 06 October 2018

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The term guru means “one who dispels darkness of ignorance”.

“Gu” means “darkness of ignorance” and “ru” means “one who removes”. Essentially, the term guru connotes someone who is a teacher or expert of a certain knowledge or field.

Whilst a guru can be a personal spiritual teacher, it can also be someone who is equipped with the knowledge or a skill which can be imparted on you to improve your abilities in a certain field, rather like a mentor.

As the new school term is fully under way and parents are back to work following the summer break, why not invest in a mentor who can be your guru to maximise your chances in achieving greater success?

Last week, I spoke at Number 10 Downing Street alongside Lord Gadhia about the “Mentoring Scheme Challenge” facing businesses in the UK. There are currently, 5.7 million businesses in the UK of which 99per cent of them are small to medium sized. Whilst 93pc of the small to medium sized businesses acknowledge mentoring can help their business and employees succeed, only 25pc of these businesses are currently making use of mentors. Therefore, it can be argued that there is a lot more work to be done to encourage a culture of mentoring in both in Redbridge and the UK.

To be the best at anything, it is often helpful to follow in the footsteps of those who have already broken the boundaries of what you are hoping to achieve.

Therefore, whether you are a student, employee or business owner, get a guru or mentor and see how this helps you deliver more positive results.

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