If you’re trying to figure out how to find a mentor in your niche, you’re not alone.
Many adults, entrepreneurs, and business owners feel like they need someone to help them scale, grow, and navigate their way.
But where do you start?
How do you find someone who is both knowledgeable and experienced in your field?
Here are some tips to get you started on your search for the perfect mentor.
This is what it really takes to get a mentor:
Do you ask yourself this question often?
How do I find someone who can help me scale and get me to the next level?
Okay. I get it.
I’ve been there and I’ve asked myself that same question.
So what’s the answer?
The answer is, do you have the confidence?
Do you have the courage to be vulnerable?
That’s really what it takes.
I believe that you already know everybody that you need to know to accomplish everything that you’ve been put on this earth to accomplish.
My friend Bob Beaudine has a book called The Power of Who that talks about this exact principle.
To accomplish everything in life, you already know who you need to know.
Those people are already in your circle.
Do you have the confidence and courage to ask them? I have been asked this question on a podcast, in front of a live audience.
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This is what happened when someone asked for a mentor:
Someone challenged me on this entire statement.
This time I reversed the challenge.
While in a live setting, I challenged someone by asking, do you have a Facebook account?
What about LinkedIn?
He answered both.
Okay, I said, it’s as simple as that.
Write this down if you want someone to help you in your niche right now.
Here’s how you do it.
Write “My name is John. And I’m looking for a mentor to help me start a plumbing business”.
It happens to be the category that he was in.
Next, he posted what he had written down on Facebook and Instagram.
He not only received a response, but he received several responses.
It was working!
In addition to knowing people in his network who could assist him, he knew people who knew people.
This is what happens when you connect with your own network for mentors:
That’s the key. I don’t mean they’re standing at the door.
The point I am making is that you know people in your network, and if you asked them for help specifically rather than just posting and saying, “Hey, I’m John, I need help”, I doubt anyone would have responded.
People might have been a little hesitant, but since he was so specific about what he needed assistance with and starting in the category that he mentioned, people felt comfortable offering him assistance and connecting him with others that could help.
If you want to find people in your niche, you probably already know who they are.
Do you have the courage to ask?
Do you have the confidence to say, “Hey, my name is” and then share precisely what you need help with.
Keep it short, but be clear. You’ll be surprised at how many people will step up and help you.
That’s good advice. The right mentor helps us succeed faster!