Why You Should Have A Mentor And How To Find One
[00:00:00] How do you suggest finding a mentor such as the one you mentioned earlier with experience building a new practice area. Would you suggest paying someone for this?
You can pay people for it. You surely can pay coaches and things like that, but my idea would be to develop an interest in something,
I don't know what that interest is going to be, but you develop an interest in something. Once you have that interest, seek out people that are good at it and tell them you admire them.
I'll just tell you how I got a mentor. I've had lots of mentors. Every mentor that I've ever had, I got by being familiar with our work and then telling them how much I admire them and that sort of thing, when I finally got to meet with them and that I liked their work.
One of my first business mentors is a guy named, Chet Holmes and he's no longer alive. He wrote a business book that I worked on with him called, The Ultimate Sales Machine which I'm quoted on the cover.
He was giving a speech somewhere and I met him and walked up to him, talked to him, told him how interesting I thought the work was, what he was doing, and so forth. He was very flattered because most of the time, people that contact you don't understand your type of work and they're not interested.
And so I started talking to him and working with him and it [00:01:00] became a good friendship. People like having mentors and mentees because it gets them outside themselves. And it makes them feel good about themselves that they can help others. Regardless of who the person is, you need to find someone that's an expert in whatever you're trying to do, and then learn from them and then respect them for their role.
That will make them feel very good about themselves. So that's one of the best ways to do it.