Do you have a mentor?

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I was just wondering if Warriors tend to have mentors...

We all took some advice from somewhere when we all started, but I wonder if your mentors change as you progress or if you end up dropping them all together?

My current mentor is a CEO of a billion dollar firm, who I had the good fortune to impress, along with a mentor I have never met, the writer Malcolm Gladwell..

Do you believe in mentors?
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  • Profile picture of the author steve-wilkins
    My mentor was John Thornhill. I enrolled in his marketing masterclass last year and have never looked back since.
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  • Profile picture of the author ukbuddy2
    yes get a coach or mentor now

    it helps you stay focussed
    also there is normally a private forum where people are focussed and helpful too
    I use a PPV guy and this has been great
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  • Profile picture of the author petelta
    I consider the Warrior Forum as my mentor honestly. Any questions you have can and will be answered here. I always wanted a mentor before I found WF, but never had the money to afford it. Now, it's not a problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author money2k
      Originally Posted by petelta View Post

      I consider the Warrior Forum as my mentor honestly. Any questions you have can and will be answered here. I always wanted a mentor before I found WF, but never had the money to afford it. Now, it's not a problem.
      . I am with you there. The warrior forum isy mentor. So many wonderful people here who are successful
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWinner
      Originally Posted by petelta View Post

      I consider the Warrior Forum as my mentor honestly. Any questions you have can and will be answered here. I always wanted a mentor before I found WF, but never had the money to afford it. Now, it's not a problem.
      That's a very good way of looking at it.

      If you haven't got enough funds to get a real mentor...The WF is great as everyone knows, you can literally find the answer to anything you want. As long as you have a plan for your business and continually keep working and tweaking it as you go along... you'll do very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lett
    No, i wish i had. Currently i feel like blind, because i have no idea what's going on about my websites and don't know what is the right thing to do
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      Originally Posted by John McEachern View Post

      you really don't need a mentor, per se.
      Would you not argue that the point of a mentor, is not just to tell you what to do but actually guide you through the stages?

      I agree there is a lot of talent here on the forum, but how many of them can seriously have to time to follow you personally?

      For me at least, a mentor is personal to you, and invests in your future.. for whatever reason..

      and if what i say above is correct, then I take back Malcolm Gladwell as my mentor, he is infact an inspiration, not a mentor...
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      • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
        Originally Posted by John McEachern View Post

        I'll tell you this. I have met one person on this forum, by chance, that I can ask any question of.
        Did you meet them in person or via the forum? There's a pretty good story here...
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        • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
          So, I guess although many people would like to have a mentor, there is no easy way for people to meet such mentors in real life??

          And for warriors, other warriors are a valuable and reliable source of virtual mentors?
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          • Profile picture of the author genietoast
            Absolutely. I'm a firm believe in good mentors. No man is an island, as it is often said.

            I've never been good at winging it and learning it on my own. I've always had to learn from a good teacher.

            There's a lot to be said for good guidance. Find a mentor that suits your learning style and stick with that person if they're working out for you, and as you advance in levels, you'll probably want mentors to keep bringing you to a higher state.

            Even Emmett Smith needed a coach. Tiger Woods, as talented as he is, still needed guidance with his game...golf that is.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

        For me at least, a mentor is personal to you, and invests in your future.. for whatever reason.
        To my way of thinking you're right, but it seems to me a lot of people are confusing a mentor with someone they draw inspiration from.

        From the American Heritage Dictionary:
        mentor: A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
        To me, this is someone that has taken a personal interest in you, not just someone you admire.
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  • Profile picture of the author gjbusinessman
    This is a good question. Everyone, it is said need a mentor . A person who guides himself or the so called self made person tend to have limitations and stumbles on the way. One can avert various loopholes in the endeavors by following certain concrete methods from a qualified person.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    I do believe in mentors and would suggest anyone who could afford to get one-they can stop you from wasting a lot of time and money and point you in the right direction and save you frustration. But I couldn't afford one, so I had to do things the hard way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Infonet
    i believe in mentors, with a mentor there will be no trail and erro in your business venture. i have both local and foreign mentors.
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  • Profile picture of the author rlharding
    I think everyone needs a mentor, or 2 or 3, in life and this business is no different in that regard. I think what is different though is the difficulty in finding an IM mentor. They cost money. The WF is a great source for information and the 'keep going, don't give up' support. But when what you need is a person to show you how to do something you have to be in the right place at the right time....or perhaps that's the right thread at the right time. Someone who will look at what you are doing and say 'I see where the problem is, you need to do this and this because you have that in the way'......That kind of mentor is worth their weight in gold.

    Anyone wanting to mentor me in the art of making my blogger blog or WP blog work how I want it to, please email me. Reading how to do doesn't work for me! LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenBrandes
    Personally mentors have fast tracked me 100 fold. Over the years I have had different mentors and I've changed as I've progressed. Same with a coach.

    The mentor gives me the guidance, my coach keeps me accountable.

    Most of the top guys I met all have their own personal mentors and coaches. Same with world class athletes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      Originally Posted by BenBrandes View Post


      The mentor gives me the guidance, my coach keeps me accountable.
      Ben, I think you hit it...

      Some people are confusing Mentor with a coach or an inspiration but really the job of a good mentor is to give good guidance. A job of a good mentoree is to take as much out of the guidance as possible...

      Makes me wonder why everyone does not search for a mentor.... it's usually free...
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  • Profile picture of the author askloz
    my mentor has always been GOOGLE.com

    the search engine is a wonderful thing to gather information.

    Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

    I was just wondering if Warriors tend to have mentors...

    We all took some advice from somewhere when we all started, but I wonder if your mentors change as you progress or if you end up dropping them all together?

    My current mentor is a CEO of a billion dollar firm, who I had the good fortune to impress, along with a mentor I have never met, the writer Malcolm Gladwell..

    Do you believe in mentors?
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      Originally Posted by askloz View Post

      my mentor has always been GOOGLE.com

      the search engine is a wonderful thing to gather information.

      That is not a mentor, that as you state is a source of information...

      A mentor can help open doors, point you in the right direction, keep you focused on what is important and most importantly help you make the change in mindset needed for success...

      Im pretty sure Google can not do all that in the time and with the friendliness that a mentor can ...
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      • Profile picture of the author mojo100
        I think we have mentors for different areas of our lives; my internet marketing mentor has changed a couple of times as I have grown. -

        I also have a health mentor who is brilliant

        One thing I have learnt is that what is good for me might not be as good for you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ashley Skuse
      Originally Posted by askloz View Post

      my mentor has always been GOOGLE.com

      the search engine is a wonderful thing to gather information.
      The only problem with that is, Google is not a person with experience. I feel that an effective way to learn is to learn from someone who has done it all and had some success. It's also inspiring, which means for good motivation.
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  • Profile picture of the author zoobie
    Well my mentors will be my closest JV partners and friends, where I learn a great deal from them
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    • Profile picture of the author Jaz
      I don't. That is one of the things I was looking for when I started (in fact I'm still looking for), but they don't seem to be out there. Not only that, but when I read names about mentors I've never heard of them. I worry too much about is this another scam.
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      • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
        Originally Posted by Jaz View Post

        I don't. That is one of the things I was looking for when I started (in fact I'm still looking for), but they don't seem to be out there. Not only that, but when I read names about mentors I've never heard of them. I worry too much about is this another scam.
        May I ask, what you have done to acively search for your mentors? (eg, have you been to offline events, or is it mainly trying to contact them online?)

        The reason I ask is that I also mentor very few people, I simply do not have the time. Those I do mentor have been previous colleagues who have shown outstanding ability, or people who took the time to follow my ventures and have shown support for my projects over the years)

        With so many people online, it's easy for a mentor to get booked up... you have to try and stand out for them to take notice...
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        • Profile picture of the author Jaz
          Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

          May I ask, what you have done to acively search for your mentors? (eg, have you been to offline events, or is it mainly trying to contact them online?)

          The reason I ask is that I also mentor very few people, I simply do not have the time. Those I do mentor have been previous colleagues who have shown outstanding ability, or people who took the time to follow my ventures and have shown support for my projects over the years)

          With so many people online, it's easy for a mentor to get booked up... you have to try and stand out for them to take notice...

          I looked online for my mentor. I've never been to an offline conference about IM and I never thought there was one until you mentioned it. I found one person that was charging 500 dollars and that was a bit much for my budget right now. However, as many people online working on this and their tenacity to get better, I can understand how it can be so difficult to find one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
    Mentors are your particular field are extremely necessary.

    But because the term comes from an old era we think mentor
    as one on one like a carpenter and an apprentice type deal.

    Due to the acceleration in technology you don't even have to
    meet your mentor.

    Lets say you resonate with Frank Kern, you buy his courses,
    watch his videos, and follow his model and systems. He is
    your mentor.

    The problem with the whole "The warrior forum is my mentor" stuff
    is that you are just getting a whole lot of perspectives on one subject
    which most of the time are from people who are not as successful
    as you want to be.

    The point of a mentor is to lay out is to guide you in a specific direction
    so you can accelerate growth and knowledge in a specific field.

    There's 1 million different ways to make 1 million dollars online, but if
    you don't find one way and stick with it, you will find it hard to make 1 dollar.

    I find the best onlien mentorship comes in the form of membership sites.

    If a marketer you resonate with has a membership program I'd join that.

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  • Profile picture of the author Khalil Bashir
    Yes I have a mentor. His name is Larry Rivera and he is always available to help me become very good at making money online through using attraction marketing methods. The way network marketing is set up it is designed for you to have a mentor, and at some point become a mentor for others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    I had one person, about 5 years ago, who after one conversation on the
    phone with this person, my whole life changed.

    After that, I had a mentor who taught me copywriting and that was the last
    piece of the puzzle for me.

    Since then, I've been on my own and trying to do what I can to help others.
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      Right now, I think it's probably exactly what I need as I had a little bit of success(by my standards) last month, but am now struggling a bit with direction and prioritizing. I can't really justify paying for one at the moment though, but maybe in the future. I tried to get some advice on direction/prioritizing earlier today in a thread here but after 2 replies the thread died
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by Venturetothetop View Post

    I was just wondering if Warriors tend to have mentors...

    We all took some advice from somewhere when we all started, but I wonder if your mentors change as you progress or if you end up dropping them all together?

    My current mentor is a CEO of a billion dollar firm, who I had the good fortune to impress, along with a mentor I have never met, the writer Malcolm Gladwell..

    Do you believe in mentors?
    Absolutely. I will always have mentors because you can always learn from someone else's knowledge base and life experience. I will have them until the day I die because no one can possibly know everything or master everything.

    Besides, mentoring myself can get a little boring............

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  • Profile picture of the author GarryMSayer
    Never had a true mentor but there's certain online marketers that I pay more attention to than the others.

    And there's certain successful online marketers whom I study with a desire to replicate their strategies and techniques a LOT MORE than others.

    Garry.
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    • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
      ok, Im a little confused...

      Are we confusing a coach with a mentor? The reason I ask is that so many people are saying they have no money for a mentor, but you should not be paying cash for a mentor... thats not the point..

      A coach does it for a business... and focuses on steps.

      A mentor tends to be someone who worked hard for many years, now is successful and wants to use some of that time to educate a younger hard working person, so that someone else is inspired by their legacy...

      Maybe, mentors do not have to come from Internet Marketing at all. One of my current mentors comes from the TV world, and he has taught me a lot about how to handle high end clients and the art of networking (i've been taken to very high class engagements).
      In return I give him some yoga tips...

      It's like having a father figure... and thus money never comes into the equation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marilee Pham
    I'm lucky to have a brilliant mentor. Without his support I would have been completely lost with where to start in IM, especially at the beginning where it can feel like an overwhelming black hole. He moves so quickly too and is always so on the ball; aspects that I definitely aspire to achieve.
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    • Profile picture of the author JannaCathrin
      I think it's super important to have a mentor, or a coach, in any area in life you want to achieve something. Whether's it's your health, your business, etc.

      To me, there are two kinds of mentors.

      Those that a relationship evolves with naturally, we resonate with them and it's an equally beneficial relationship. I.e. you benefit from being mentored (learning, sharing experiences, tapping into their network) and they benefit from being a mentor (rewarding to share their experience, learn by teaching, leave a legacy).

      Then they are those who market themselves as mentors. These are the kind of mentors that you might find by doing an internet search, and they will likely charge for their services. Your relationship will probably focused through goal setting, and planning to achieve results in certain areas.

      I have several mentors. One that has evolved naturally and he has taken me under his wing as I build my business internationally. Another one for IM, he markets himself as a mentor and is very successful. I learn a lot from him (mostly in group situations like private forum or workshop) but I also resonate with him personally and I can contact him if I want to.

      Those of you who say the WF is your mentor, you need to be very strong with your vision and goal setting to be able get the same benefits here that a real mentor could give you. Here you can find information and help, but you still need to implement it and hold yourself accountable.

      In general, those of us who have a mentor, or are wanting to find one, will accelerate their success faster. Not only because the mentor helps, but also because we're the type of people who recognise that being part of a team, and learning from someone else, will accelerate success. Doing everything by yourself will be boring, slow and painful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Pereira
    Not at the moment although I do have partners and friends that are more experienced than me in various fields that I can bounce ideas off (and they do the same to me in the fields I know a lot about).

    Would like to get a mentor/coach to step it up to the elite, elite level, haven't found a good opportunity yet.
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