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With that out of the way, here’s today’s question.
How do you find a mentor?
Ever since we posted our video about
15 Reasons Why You Should Have a Mentor,
you guys have been spamming us with questions on
how you can get one yourself.
Congratulations! We’ve made a dedicated video about this.
First of all, a quick recap.
A mentor is someone who has already achieved a type of success you desire,
and is willing to help you achieve it yourself.
A mentor offers their advice and insights for free,
If you’re paying for it,
then that person qualifies as a consultant.
A mentor just wants to see you succeed,
because to some level, they see themselves in you.
If you don’t know why it’s important to get one,
click in the top right corner to watch that video first.
Before you can get a mentor,
you need to put in some work first.
You need to have the desire to improve,
to master a discipline,
and to be what we call “mentorable”.
In other words, you should show great potential
which in return will attract a great mentor.
We’ll start from zero in this video,
so here’s how to do it.
Step 1 Self-awareness.
Look deep in yourself,
and find out which are your core values,
who are you,
what do you want from life,
what are your passions,
what makes you happy,
who are the people you look up to and why,
what’s so appealing about them.
Write all of these down.
Step 2 Analyze and pick an industry.
Based on the answers you gave,
and the people you’ve chosen as inspiration,
determine what would be an actual occupation
or job that fits your description.
Be honest with yourself,
and find the job that wouldn’t feel like a job
if you were to do for the rest of your life,
and once you found it,
that is your new goal in life.
Step 3 Start reading.
Now you need to understand the industry,
buy the top five best books covering your topic,
at least two of these should be biographies on
how someone made it big in that industry,
learn from them.
Step 4 Create your Minimum Viable Product.
A minimum viable product is the least complex version of your product
or service that people are still willing to pay for.
Step 5 Get better actual business.
After you have your product,
you need to start improving and optimizing your entire business.
Learn as much as possible,
test different ideas and strategies,
until you’ve got a good understanding of what it takes
and how you run your type of business.
Step 6 Only now can you think of getting a mentor.
Only after you have a business that’s running smoothly
should you go after a mentor.
This is incredibly important.
The majority of people expect to get a mentor right from the start,
when they’re even playing around with ideas.
People willing to mentor others are usually super busy themselves,
and the last thing any of us wants to do is
to babysit you while you’re still figuring things up.
It’s important that you show you can take care of yourself.
You have a track record of putting in the work
and that you’re not going to take too much time.
One of the things we always look for
when taking someone on as a mentee
is their ability to be coachable,
to see that they’re open to learning from our experiences
and not think that they themselves know better,
only to be proven wrong by reality.
Step 7 Identifying a potential mentor.
The ideal candidate would be someone
自己所在地形 城市 州 甚至国家的
from your geography, city, state or even country that’s walked the road
you plan on taking at another time or in another but similar niche.
That means this person has already created
and sold the company in your industry,
and is now done with it,
or they are running a similar business model at way-higher stakes
but in another niche.
This might sound confusing for some of you,
but there’s actually a really good reason behind it.
People reach out to us in order to become their mentors
because they’re looking to create a YouTube channel about luxury,
basically copying our entire business.
This is the quickest way to get a “KNOW” from potential mentors.
Now, the reason why it’s recommended
for this person to be in your geography is
because as some point in your future,
you’ll want to take them out for lunch or coffee.
Ask yourself if you’d feel successful
if you were in their shoes.
If yes, you found yourself someone good.
Step 8 Analyze them and their business.
Once you found this individual,
it’s time to start learning about their business and about themselves.
Read as much as possible with the goal to identify a weakness,
or a very time-consuming part in the business they’re running.
This will be your “in”!
Step 9 The gift.
This is probably the most important part of the process.
After you’ve educated yourself
and identified something this person is struggling with,
or taking too much time to manage,
it’s time to reach out.
You’ll do so by offering to take that burden off their hands for free.
Super important, do it for free.
Before you reach out,
it’s recommended that you have proof that you can take care of the problem.
Everyone needs more time,
and wants to externalize some of their work.
And the fact that you’re willing to do for free is
an indication that you’re not trying to sell them on anything.
10 The question.
This potential mentor of yours will be intrigued about your proposal,
and will question why you want to do this.
This is when you come out with the truth.
You tell them about yourself,
about the small business you’ve created,
and you’re looking for someone to offer occasional advice.
You’ll be willing to do the work no matter what,
but if there’s any advice to give,
you’d be willing and open to accepting it.
11 They are probably going to say “yes”!
Influential people received tons of messages,
but very few people are willing to do quality work for free.
That’s how you know someone is serious and worth investing in.
Step 12 Prove to your mentor that you’re coachable.
Your mentor will recommend you books, ideas,
书 想法 事件以及事物
events, things to implement,
you should do all of them.
Get them done, so they know your serious.
The last thing a mentor wants to offer is
the advice that never gets put into action.
That’s when they will drop you.
This is basically how you get a mentor,
and now the next time someone asks us about how to do it,
we’ll just give them this video.
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