Episode from the podcastLate Nights with Trav and Los

How to find a mentor

Released Wednesday, 10th December 2014
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Travis takes Los to the airport while they discuss the best way to find and engage mentors.

Review the podcast so far (00:00:01)

  • It feels good to make, to publish

  • Brocasting is fun

  • Put in work up front to find your rhythm and voice

Finding a Mentor is like dating (07:17:16)

Best Practices in contacting a mentor (16:24:12)

  • Choose the platform you contact them on carefully

  • Keep a good tone, be thankful

  • Try to offer value right away

  • what can you supplement their operation with?

  • who could you introduce them to?

Some don'ts

  • Ask for a job

  • Ask for help right away

  • Correct their mistakes

  • Gush

Value based relationships (33:44:11)

  • You need to provide unique consistent value over time

  • Offer value right away

  • Don’t stop!

  • Be ready, they will naturally offer value in return

  • Show a lot of gratitude about any help you get. Make a big deal about it.

A few action steps (56:23:05)

  • Make a list of potential mentors

  • Note where best to make contact

  • Contact them all

  • Give first

  • Be consistent, be ready

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