If taking your business to a whole new level is something you have on your list of goals for the longest time now, then finding a good mentor or at least a network of mentors can be your first step to online success.
There are a lot of mentors out there who would be happy to share their success with entrepreneurs such as yourself.
The only problem most people can’t seem to fix is the fact that they are so hard to find that it feels like looking for a needle in a haystack.
There are so many business moguls online, but finding the right one that will fit that area of expertise that you want to tackle is essential.
In addition to learning a lot of great information from them, you can also avoid potential mistakes that they have already had to experience and learn from.
So, with that being said, how do you look for a mentor who is great for you? If you have been wondering how to do this, just keep reading.
I’ll be teaching you everything you need to know about how to find the best mentor for you in 4 easy steps.
1 – Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and reach out
First of all, things that you need to get over is staying within your comfort zone.
The only way that you can find a good mentor is if you make a little effort to find one. Places like LinkedIn are a great place to search for people who are currently working in the same industry as you.
Don’t be afraid to send them a short message, sharing with them your goals and aspirations in life. After doing so, you can ask them if they can spare at least 20 to 30 minutes of their time for you to visit their office, and pick their brains on how they have become the successful people they are.
You’ll find that with a little bit of effort, it can really go a long way with your search.
2 – Do your Research
After you have gone through all that trouble to set up a meeting with your potential mentor, the worst thing you can do is show up unprepared. Learn everything you can about this potential mentor through Google Search.
Prepare every question that you want to ask so that you do not fumble over your words.
Also remember that first impressions last, so make sure that you show up in your best outfit and look as professional as you can be. Of course, don’t forget to show up early – no one likes to be late.
If it’s done online via a Skype or Zoom call, make sure that your sound equipment is up and running and that you’re on time and ready for the call with your potential mentor.
3 – Join Networking Organizations
If reaching out to a potential mentor is not something you are comfortable with, the next possible option would be to join some networking organizations whether they are in your area or online.
It’s important to seek organizations that promote career growth.
A great organization is: BNI – Business Network International.
If you find someone that you are interested in learning from, sign up for a meet up with the group taught by that person you admire and remember to take down some notes.
Here’s where the interesting part comes in, after the event you are going to have to muster up the courage to walk up and say “Hi”.
For most cases, in order to find the best mentor, you are going to have to make the first move. Once you have hurdled through the challenge of introducing yourself, you can ask for a one on one meeting.
4 – Always pay attention to your Mentor’s Advice
It is in a human’s nature not to follow certain suggestions that they find will not work on their current situation or career growth.
Although this may be true, you still need to pay attention to what your mentor’s advice. After all, the experience and the wisdom that they share with you is a piece of information that you can learn from and keep for a long time.
They may share some career secrets, some tips, and all kinds of mistakes that they have made along the way on their path to success.
So, every chance that you get, even if you do not agree with everything, always take note of their advice.
I hope that you found these tips useful.
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