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Strategy to success
« on: February 01, 2016, 03:05:30 PM »
Success Strategy #1: Find a mentor — how one email can get you life-changing advice

Life is full of tough choices:

Should you choose the well-paying job with the Fortune 100 company…or work for that start-up that might not be around in 18 months?
Should you go back to school for an MBA or study online?
Should you move to a bigger city or stay where you are where you have some contacts and friends already?
The right path for you isn’t always clear.

The good news is there are people who’ve already walked down all of the paths and they can tell you what to expect. This is why you need to find a mentor. One call or email from them can save you YEARS of struggle and frustration of dealing with a bad decision.

A counterintuitive fact is that mentors don’t always have to be people you meet face-to-face. You can get access to successful mentors from the books or blogs you read.

With a $10 book (or free from the library) and 2 hours of your time, you can learn from a lifetime of someone’s work and expertise. I’ll take that ROI any day.

To take this idea to the next level, you can actually follow up with the authors you read.

It’s as simple as sending a quick note to thank them for writing the book and telling them specifically how you’ve found success through their advice.

They love this! (Trust me, any time someone emails me about my book, I’m thrilled!)

And it separates you from 99% of people who either 1) don’t read or 2) do read but never take action on the material they come across.

(BONUS: Click here for the exact word-for-word scripts to meet with someone you admire.)

NOTE: Before doing this, you should have crystal clear expectations for what a mentor will provide for you. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Don’t focus on getting paid. You want to optimize for learning, and make sure that the mentor knows this. If they offer to pay you for work, that’s fine, but certainly don’t ask for this up front.
NEVER ask a mentor a question Google can easily answer for you. Do your homework before you ask busy people for answers. If Google could provide the answer in 20 seconds, don’t waste your mentor’s time. You want them to help you solve complex and really meaningful problems in your life instead.
Put in the work up front. I always say that if you put in 10x the work that leads to 1000x the results. So don’t slack or half-ass your way through assignments or projects. Focus on becoming world class and absorbing all the knowledge you can from them.
If you feel like you’re not getting valuable experience, don’t feel like you have to keep the relationship going. Don’t just disappear and not return their calls and emails. But certainly don’t waste either of your valuable time. Communicate your feelings and move on.

source : http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-be-successful/
i thought success was about passing school but i now see that its your mindset

 



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