Episode from the podcastLate Nights with Trav and Los

How to find a mentor

Released Wednesday, 10th December 2014
Good episode? Give it some love!

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

Rate Episode
Do you host or manage this podcast?
Claim and edit this page to your liking.