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Everyone needs a mentor

Everyone needs a mentor

Dr Harry Singh considers why and how to take your career to the next level with a mentor.

I’ll never forget the statement one of my mentors made when I asked him why the services of those in his profession were so expensive. He said: ‘Compress decades into days’. In other words, mentors can teach you something in days that might otherwise take you years. Now, that’s value for money!

Mentoring can come in many forms and there are variations of each. My personal preference is that of the 3 Ms – mentoring, mastermind and modelling.


My definition of a mentor is someone with whom you work face-to-face, one-on-one. The person of choice will be either someone who is doing what you want to do or who has reached where you want to go.

They will hold you accountable and short-cut the road to success. They will get you motivated, provide you with knowledge, get you to take action, and achieve the results you want.


The mastermind protocol was first suggested by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich. This is where you ally yourself with a group of as many people as you may need for the creation and completion of your plan or plans.

A couple of years ago I was playing pool with my family. I am very competitive and love to win. I first played against my children; I missed a few pots and I got a little bit upset, but nothing serious. When I next played, against my wife, I took my game to a new level. I wanted to beat her and was focused on this goal. So, my question to you is this – are you playing with children or are you playing with adults?

You want to be the poorest or least intelligent in your mastermind group, as you will have to improve your game to reach their level. If you are the richest or most intelligent in your mastermind group, you will rip your game to become level with them.


I reference modelling as anyone who has had a positive impact on your life. This comes from many sources such as those whose stories you have read about in autobiographies, family, professional sportspeople, etc.

Why choose me as a mentor for facial aesthetics?

I have been carrying out facial aesthetics since 2002 and have treated over 3,000 cases. In my last dental practice (focused on aesthetics) I ended up performing more facial aesthetic treatments than dental treatments.

Due to the very high profit margins associated with facial aesthetics I decided to concentrate on facial aesthetics. I currently have over 900 recurrent facial aesthetic patients.

I am not only a skillful facial aesthetician but also a keen marketer, which I feel is vital to attract and retain patients requesting facial aesthetic services. I have published numerous articles on the clinical and non-clinical aspects of facial aesthetics, and spoken at dental and facial aesthetics conferences on these topics. 


For further information, please email or call 07711 731173.


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