The difference between making $50,000/year and $350,000/year

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I spent a long time trying to make my websites profitable and earn a living from home. 8 years in fact. The difference between making $50,000/year and $350,000/year for me was having someone show me how.

Here's a good read for those of you still struggling to make a living from your site(s)... How to find the perfect mentor - Entrepreneur - Virgin.com

"Finding the perfect mentor could be the only thing standing between you and a successful career. Yet most people don't bother trying to engage with mentors at all"

Richard Branson has long advocated mentorship as a tool for developing entrepreneurs. He wrote on his blog recently: "Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind."

Discussing his own mentorship, the Virgin Founder pointed out Sir Freddie Laker, who he credits as a major reason for the ongoing success of Virgin Atlantic. "If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road," he added.

"The first step to success in finding a great mentor is admitting you need one - not always an easy step for entrepreneurs used to making it on their own and working alone."

Don't get caught up reading all those ebooks, programs, courses, and articles on "how it's done" unless you want to get caught up in a tornado of BS from hack writers and waste years of your life trying to "figure it out" like I had to do.

Kill your ego, ask for help from someone who has already done it, and start living again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by reviewers View Post

    I spent a long time trying to make my websites profitable and earn a living from home. 8 years in fact. The difference between making $50,000/year and $350,000/year for me was having someone show me how.

    Here's a good read for those of you still struggling to make a living from your site(s)... How to find the perfect mentor - Entrepreneur - Virgin.com

    "Finding the perfect mentor could be the only thing standing between you and a successful career. Yet most people don't bother trying to engage with mentors at all"

    Richard Branson has long advocated mentorship as a tool for developing entrepreneurs. He wrote on his blog recently: "Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind."

    Discussing his own mentorship, the Virgin Founder pointed out Sir Freddie Laker, who he credits as a major reason for the ongoing success of Virgin Atlantic. "If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road," he added.

    "The first step to success in finding a great mentor is admitting you need one - not always an easy step for entrepreneurs used to making it on their own and working alone."

    Don't get caught up reading all those ebooks, programs, courses, and articles on "how it's done" unless you want to get caught up in a tornado of BS from hack writers and waste years of your life trying to "figure it out" like I had to do.

    Kill your ego, ask for help from someone who has already done it, and start living again.
    Spot on ^

    IF you get the RIGHT person.

    But yes, it works as long as you have a good teacher with proven results.
  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Are There Any Real Mentors Left?

    Article I just saw touching on the other side. Figured this would be a good share given the theme (original not empower network) of this thread.
  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    A mentor won't show you everything, and he/she won't build your business for you. You need many mentors, and you also have to learn many things by yourself. You have to find out what can work for you and for your business.







  • Profile picture of the author MrGardner
    Luckily we have many people who are good mentors here at the Warrior Forum
  • Profile picture of the author Long Beach Nathan
    Originally Posted by reviewers View Post

    I spent a long time trying to make my websites profitable and earn a living from home. 8 years in fact. The difference between making $50,000/year and $350,000/year for me was having someone show me how.

    Here's a good read for those of you still struggling to make a living from your site(s)... How to find the perfect mentor - Entrepreneur - Virgin.com

    "Finding the perfect mentor could be the only thing standing between you and a successful career. Yet most people don't bother trying to engage with mentors at all"

    Richard Branson has long advocated mentorship as a tool for developing entrepreneurs. He wrote on his blog recently: "Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind."

    Discussing his own mentorship, the Virgin Founder pointed out Sir Freddie Laker, who he credits as a major reason for the ongoing success of Virgin Atlantic. "If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road," he added.

    "The first step to success in finding a great mentor is admitting you need one - not always an easy step for entrepreneurs used to making it on their own and working alone."

    Don't get caught up reading all those ebooks, programs, courses, and articles on "how it's done" unless you want to get caught up in a tornado of BS from hack writers and waste years of your life trying to "figure it out" like I had to do.

    Kill your ego, ask for help from someone who has already done it, and start living again.
    Good post. I think that's a hard thing for us to do-admit that we need a wiser, more experienced person to show us the way. It becomes harder after you've been teaching yourself everything for years, and you feel like you can make it.

    I guess that's the real trick. You can get to a point where it seems like you don't really need anyone to personally take you and show you the way. In reality, there's always so much to learn and it needs to be hands on. Just reading isn't the same.
  • Profile picture of the author bluecoyotemedia
    believe it or not

    you could have an imaginary mentor

    watching so many episodes of the sopranos.. when ever I found myself ina challenge situation.. I would stop and ask

    What would Tony Soprano Do?

  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I've had mentors most of my life, and they've made a HUGE difference.

    I don't currently have one but I am looking. My former mentor died.

    I also have an accountability partner, who has a LOT of practical
    business experience, and I belong to several mastermind groups with
    some very deep thinkers.

    My mentors have all pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught
    me to think bigger and redefine what is a "reasonable" goal!

    Willie
  • Profile picture of the author wfjason
    I agree that having mentors is very important. The best decision that I have make is that I have decided to follow just one mentor and fully understand that the mentor is doing. I personally feel that purchasing products or courses to learn is still good because I can learn new knowledge from it.

    But if I will be starting from scratch again, I will make sure that I choose a mentor and invest in it as it will prevent me from wasting unnecessary money and time.
  • Profile picture of the author mjcollins
    The question I ask myself is "can a mentor be virtual?" Can Thomas Edison be my mentor if I read his words? Or Henry Ford? Can I receive mentoring from this forum by reading posts?
  • Profile picture of the author 10kaday
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    Originally Posted by reviewers View Post

    I spent a long time trying to make my websites profitable and earn a living from home. 8 years in fact. The difference between making $50,000/year and $350,000/year for me was having someone show me how.

    Here's a good read for those of you still struggling to make a living from your site(s)... How to find the perfect mentor - Entrepreneur - Virgin.com

    "Finding the perfect mentor could be the only thing standing between you and a successful career. Yet most people don't bother trying to engage with mentors at all"

    Richard Branson has long advocated mentorship as a tool for developing entrepreneurs. He wrote on his blog recently: "Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind."

    Discussing his own mentorship, the Virgin Founder pointed out Sir Freddie Laker, who he credits as a major reason for the ongoing success of Virgin Atlantic. "If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road," he added.

    "The first step to success in finding a great mentor is admitting you need one - not always an easy step for entrepreneurs used to making it on their own and working alone."

    Don't get caught up reading all those ebooks, programs, courses, and articles on "how it's done" unless you want to get caught up in a tornado of BS from hack writers and waste years of your life trying to "figure it out" like I had to do.

    Kill your ego, ask for help from someone who has already done it, and start living again.
    This. But simply finding a mentor alone isn't usually enough. You have to also be willing to devote yourself to your mentor's teachings and take massive action.

    Doing these 2 things in harmony will allow you to triple your income, quit your day job, and live a life of financial freedom.
  • Profile picture of the author Nikita Harris
    Thanks for this post, I have found a mentor and I am finally getting what it takes to be successful

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