Mentors have been a key part of building my brand and my business. I just wouldn’t be where I am without them. Before I dive into how to find a mentor, I want to clarify what mentorship means to me.
I think some people believe that a mentor is someone who meets with you regularly and advises you on all the major decisions you’re making. I have some of these formal mentors; however, I also have several people in my rolodex that I consider to be mentors even though our relationship is less formal. These may be people I check in with every few months just to ask a few questions. These are informal mentors, but just as important for long-term success.
I just wanted to clear that up, because I hear so many people say “I need a mentor” when they may already have a handful of people who do act as informal mentors. Not everyone has a mentor they meet with every Friday morning for breakfast, and that’s okay. Mentorship is so much more than that! The key thing is to have a few people you can turn to when you need a bit of help, or you’re making a decision that could use some expert advice.
OK, onto the video! In this episode I’m sharing the technique I’ve used to find the mentors I currently work with. I call it my “5 minute rule,” and it has also helped me get the attention of celebrity entrepreneurs. Watch below (or click here):
After you watch the episode, I’d love to hear how you find mentors or get expert advice in a comment below!
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