Today’s mantra is all about mentorship, which is an incredibly important topic and one that I feel passionately about.
Success for me isn’t something that I necessarily created. It’s really just following in the footsteps of someone I respect, who has done something similar to what I’m doing ,that came before me. This way I learn from their mistakes, and then, of course, make my own along the way that I also learn from. But the major and priceless takeaway is what you take in on the journey as a whole.
For me, education and learning is a huge part of my life. I have an insatiable appetite for it. I always want to know more from people I admire and drink from the fire hose from life, if you will. I almost feel like it’s my duty to learn.
So, how do we achieve success by following in someone’s footsteps? We find a mentor.
One of the problems with finding a mentor is actually physically finding one though, right?
What you want to do is surround yourself with other people who are positive and successful and shut out the rest. Negative chatter starts to permeate and confuse your path.
Unfortunately, I feel the majority of people are preprogrammed to resist change and don’t naturally have the most optimistic outlook in life. You need to steer clear of these people for mentors.
When you are taking risks and really “going for it” you have to cancel out the negativity around you, especially your inside debating team, which I often talk about.
Here are some tips on finding a mentor:
1- Ask one person a week for coffee and pick their brain.
2- Once a month, or more, take someone you admire out for lunch. You’d be amazed at the tips you can get in an hour one-on-one from someone.
3- Try and have more than one, as successful people tend to be busy.
4- You can even have someone you don’t actually know! Plenty of people out there give everything they know away for free. Use their books, blogs, podcasts (list below)… Take in all the information that people are giving out and hold onto it.
Podcasts to listen to for free mentorship:
1- Reid Hoffman- Creator of Linkedin “Masters Of Scale”
2- Tim Ferriss – Interviews giants of industry
3- Jon Nastor- Hack The Entrepreneur
4- Seth Godin – One of the grandfathers of modern motivation
5- Gary Vee – Motivation
6- Casey Neistat – How to Vlog
7- Peter Mckinnin- Cameras and equipment
8- Bigger Pockets- Anything and everything real estate
The key to it all is- “you help people to help yourself”.
Remember, knowledge is never owned it’s just borrowed, and it’s our duty to pass it on. If you give it all away, you get 10 times more back. I promise you.
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