Want Success Online? Find A Business Mentor

Wouldn’t it be great to find a business mentor? Someone who could guide you through the ups and downs of growing a successful online business?

This was the question I asked myself while presently watching an inspirational talk on YouTube.

It was 3 AM and I couldn’t sleep…

This was during the 2008 economic collapse and I was running out of money.

I am not sure what YOU did during the time, but I was living in a state of worry. And the only thing that kept me sane was watching self-appointed success gurus drone on about all the stuff successful people do when times get tough. And times were tough.

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Want Success Online? Find A Business Mentor

One dude mentioned how birds of a feather flock together.

I heard that before. And so did you. Lots of times.

But that night it resonated.

He talked about how you become the people you spend the most time with.

And if you want success, you need to hang around successful people.

That got me thinking.

Most of the people around me were losing jobs and running out of money too. Everyone was worried. And that sucked.

One day a friend and I cried in Wendy’s over a hamburger. Can you imagine two dudes crying over a hamburger in Wendy’s? It happened. It was a sucky time.

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If you want to accelerate your success, find someone who has accomplished what you want to do and see if that person would be willing to serve as a business mentor.

If the whole mentoring concept is new to you, I’ll make it simple.

A mentor is someone who takes an interest in your success. They will be available for advice and commensurate but may not be directly involved in your business.

Here are some tactics for finding your business mentor:

  1. Compile a list of people you want to meet.
  2. Write them a letter. Follow up with a phone call.
  3. When someone answers, reference the letter and ask for a meeting.
  4. If you get the appointment, awesome! If not, try again later.
  5. Repeat the process.

Finding a mentor will go a long way toward helping you avoid common pitfalls and accelerate your success. To get started, figure out what you want to accomplish.

What do you want out of life?

From there, find people who have achieved your goal. And if you want a fantastic resource for finding a mentor, check out SCORE.