Finding the right mentor can be life-changing, but first you have to find a good fit for you. In the age of information and easy access to sharing information online, it’s more common than ever for people to consider themselves mentors.
This can not only can this make it hard to know what person would make a good mentor for your current life situation, it can also be more difficult to know who is the real deal and who is just full of spam.
Here are four ways to figure out if someone is a good fit for a mentor.
1.) They are already where you want to be
The fastest way to achieve success in any field is to reverse engineer the work of some one that has already been down the same path. Not only can they give you insight, but your learning curve can literally be cut in half.
And the best part is, you won’t have to go down the path by yourself.
2.) They should be available
I will say now that I consider authors of books I read and courses I take to be mentors to an extent. This is however, much different from having mentors that you actually speak to and interact with.
This doesn’t mean that you should expect them to always be on-call to help you, but being able to get their insights and opinions is what is most valuable about having them in the first place.
3.) Their knowledge and skills should be reinforced
What’s the point of seeking a certain type of mentor if they aren’t one of, if not the best at what they do. Or at least have a very good understanding with proof to back up what they are saying.
Remember how I said earlier that some people consider themselves to be mentors because of the easy access to online sharing? Well this is where that mostly comes in. If people have achieved what the said they have then they should certainly be able to back it up. Especially since they can so easily do some online nowadays.
Wow. It’s been a long time since I have posted on here!
It’s a new year and I’m a new me, which means that I have a lot of new information in store to share with you. Today I want to talk about mentors, and how they can change your life and your business forever – if they are knowledgeable on the subject of course.
What do I mean?
Well, any one can be a mentor, but it’s ideal to learn from someone that is where you want to be or has what you want, and that can show you the same. In this post, I’m going to show you how to find a mentor for whatever it is that you are pursuing in life.
Hey there again, I can see that you have made your way back to the blog. Welcome.
In today’s post I wanted to talk a little about how blogging can be a great part of sports marketing, or really any marketing for the matter; at least that’s what I have recently learned anyways from my new mentors. By the way, I did find the mentor I was looking for, but I will save that information for a later day.
So moving on to blogging as a means of marketing.
- It’s free, well except for that fact that it costs you time and energy to absorb information and then relay it to an interested audience in an interesting way.
- It’s not hard to do.
- And it’s something that I have full control over. It’s not an ad that can get shut down or that I have to pay for, and it’s sure as hell not some get-rich-quick product that I’m using to earn money that could be literally taken away at any time.
So as you can see, there are quite a few great benefits to blogging.
Sure, there are other effective ways to market, but with blogging you can just add that much more of a personal touch for your audience.
And just think of the awesome ways I could promote all things in the sports arena with a blog.
Not only could I write about some of the top players and do interviews with them, I could post any kind of media to go right along with it such as tweets & other social media posts so we know what the players are thinking. Also, I can post videos and images and write stories and other little news articles around them.
The possibilities literally seem endless. And the good news is that you can apply this methodology to any niche you are in.
Blogging is a terrific means for communicating with an audience in a personable way that will keep them coming back for more each and every day.
Hope you have learned something from this stuff today, I know I sure have.
Since deciding that I wanted to go into business, I have realized that I am going to really need some help and training from people that are already where I want to be. Because of that, I have decided to start looking for a mentor or hey, even two.
I have been reading a few magazines on business and success here lately and the majority of them tell me that I need to have a mentor.
Wouldn’t I sort of be foolish not to do so? Especially when I’m getting into such a large business?
So on top of continuing to read good books and ones that are recommended to me through those, I am now scouting out the web to find a mentor. Why online you might ask? Won’t I end up scammed or sold wrong information?
Maybe. But successful people have to learn to take risks. And if I don’t start now then I don’t see myself being very good at it later.
So for now my mission is clear: Mind a good mentor(s) to teach me what they know so I can fast track my success. If I want to take years to get my business off the ground then I can’t wait around much longer.
Seeing results from people that are already where I want to be and having them show me the steps to get there seem MUCH better than having to figure things out myself.
I believe having a mentor will do me a lot of good and it just feels right. I cannot wait to get started! But I better take it down a notch since I don’t know how long it might take. Oh well, I guess it’s like what the old saying goes: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
Sounds doable enough for me.
Now on to the hunt for a mentor.
Hi there and welcome to Easy Pic! Despite the fact that this blog’s name has the word “pic” in it, this website is not about photography.
Instead, it’s going to be about the many lessons that come from starting your own business, whether it’s online or off.
There’s got to be so much to learn when it comes to starting a business. In fact there will be so much valuable information that that is that exact reason I am starting this blog. I’m not so great at remembering things, so having a place to document (that I can’t lose like I could paper,) is going to be a great move for me.
Like I mentioned on my about page, I am about to be joining a mentoring program that is going to show me what I need to be doing to start a sports marketing agency of my own. By the way, I love sports, sales, marketing, and psychology, so figured that an agency would be good for me.
I am sure that there are other people out there that are in the process, or at least want to be working on the process of doing the same thing, and I hope to meet some of them. So if you are reading this blog right now and share the same interests as me, feel free to contact me so we can swap/share information.