Why you need a good mentor to succeed, and how to get one

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Do you feel as though you’re working tirelessly with little to no progress being made?

You want to succeed so badly, but it’s very difficult if you’re relying upon your own knowledge and your own network.

Luckily, there’s another person who wants to see you succeed, and who can help you grow and realize more of your potential much sooner than you dreamed.

That person is a mentor.

Mentorship is the reason I am where I am today. My mentor was the former CEO of American Airlines, and without his influence in my life I would likely not be doing what I am now in my career.

The great thing about having a mentor in your life is that it’s proven expertise– they’ve achieved what you want to do. A mentor can provide you with the money, connections and experience that you would otherwise have to gain through many years of failure and painful lessons.

Some good practices I have found in seeking after a mentor, if you’re interested:

  • Follow people who do what you want to do. If you don’t know what it is you want to do, you’ll never be able to boil the ocean to fry the fish. You’ve got to zero in on the people you want to be like.
  • Study their content. When you can show that you’ve done your homework and know how you want to contribute, you are much more likely to gain their respect.
  • Demonstrate gratitude. Coming from a place of gratitude and humility will increase your chances of eliciting a positive response.
  • Offer a small favor. This could be simply asking in what ways you could help them, and you may be surprised by the opportunities that present themselves.

I get hit up constantly by people seeking favors or advice, but the people who take the above approach are often the only I’ll take the time out of my day to respond to.

Now, understand this isn’t me suggesting you to immediately reach out to Richard Branson or Tony Robbins for mentorship, but what you will find is that there are many other people who you can seek after that can help you do the things you want to do– IF you’re specific and know exactly what it is you want to do.

Does this make sense to you?

Listen to this podcast I did on how mentorship can enhance your life, income, and impact to gain deeper insights into this subject and learn more in-depth strategies.

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