Young Guy in need of a good Mentor

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Hi Folks,

First post here. Just purchased a war room membership. I've lurked around for a little while over the last couple of months, and to be honest I'm overwhelmed with all the offers and promises, and that's just in the WSO forum.

Here's the deal - I'm 24, I own an IT Consulting / Computer Repair biz which I started a couple of years ago (officially, as an LLC), which has me doing well financially (almost hit triple digits this year, still a few hours left....). I am not new to the idea/concepts of IM - I've read lots and lots, though I haven't taken any action yet with any particular idea, which is a problem. Right now, so much of my time is dedicated to dealing with clients - and I haven't had enough self-motivation to start dabbling here and there with different strategies, mainly because I do not want waste time being unsuccessful with any.

I am only 24, but am already tired of trading time for money, when I know that is the least efficient way to earn income. I have lofty goals in life...

I understand that in order to succeed I must first try - but that doesn't mean I need to necessarily fail repeatedly first. I'd like to maximize my chances of success with my very first initiative, and to do that I feel I need a bit of hand-holding from someone who knows what they're doing (a few of you will be receiving PM's from me soon..).

So, with that said, and before I reach out to any of you personally, is there anyone out there genuinely interested in helping a person such as myself out with starting up my "online career"?

I'm not looking for free help - I'm looking for quality help. Someone with a clear direction of what works and what doesn't. Someone who's knows all the BS and wants none of it.


Thanks in advance to all. Speak to some of you soon.

Happy New Year to you all!
#good #guy #mentor #quality #successful #young
  • Profile picture of the author robestrong
    Originally Posted by silvalynin View Post

    Hi Folks,

    First post here. Just purchased a war room membership. I've lurked around for a little while over the last couple of months, and to be honest I'm overwhelmed with all the offers and promises, and that's just in the WSO forum.

    Here's the deal - I'm 24, I own an IT Consulting / Computer Repair biz which I started a couple of years ago (officially, as an LLC), which has me doing well financially (almost hit triple digits this year, still a few hours left....).
    First off, purchasing a War Room membership was a great idea. You can get tons of free WSOs and excellent advice. Kudos there.

    Before I go on, I just want to confirm -- did you say that you almost hit triple digits this year? (As in you made less than $100) I'm probably just misunderstanding, but I want to double check.

    Happy new years.
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    • Profile picture of the author silvalynin
      Originally Posted by robestrong View Post

      First off, purchasing a War Room membership was a great idea. You can get tons of free WSOs and excellent advice. Kudos there.

      Before I go on, I just want to confirm -- did you say that you almost hit triple digits this year? (As in you made less than $100) I'm probably just misunderstanding, but I want to double check.

      Happy new years.
      Haha no, not $100. I meant to say six figures. $96k to be exact. Thanks for the welcome!
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      • Profile picture of the author robestrong
        Originally Posted by silvalynin View Post

        Haha no, not $100. I meant to say six figures. $96k to be exact. Thanks for the welcome!
        I thought something was a bit odd. First of all, congrats.

        The other thing I'd say is to focus on your strengths. As has already been hinted at, once you get into IM, it's easy to go into an information overload and just do everything. But, that aside, what ends up being your biggest successes end up revolving around your biggest strengths.

        That's been the case for me and everyone I know here and off of here who's had any level of success. You might develop your strengths, but try to stay in line with them. That's what I'd focus on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
        Originally Posted by silvalynin View Post

        Haha no, not $100. I meant to say six figures. $96k to be exact. Thanks for the welcome!
        You know, you sound like one smart cookie to me. You have done a lot more than most people around here if you have built a 6 figure business. You also made some good comments - trading time for money etc - that show you understand what you are about.

        If you can apply that same thinking that made your business a success to your online project, there is every reason you will succeed.

        Good luck.

        Will
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      • Profile picture of the author DonnyBoy
        Originally Posted by silvalynin View Post

        Haha no, not $100. I meant to say six figures. $96k to be exact. Thanks for the welcome!
        Wow! You are doing pretty good man... You just need to be be focused on the WSO's and buy some of them according to your requirement and start making 6 figures online Income as well Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    The War Room is definitely a good starting place. Just beware of information overwhelm - it's easy to keep learning but not actually doing.

    Narrowing down what you want to do in IM is probably the first thing. Which could be as simple as turning what you currently do in the IT consulting/computer repair business into a series of home study style products (likely delivered online) or lots of other possible options.

    So start with some kind of brainstorm - don't edit at that stage, just get lots of ideas onto paper or a Word document.

    Then allow the ideas to "stew" at least over night.

    Then score them according to how much they interest you and others.

    That gives you a target where you're more likely to achieve whatever it is you're after.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eproc
    Check out the freedom ocean podcast (an easy search on iTunes) and listen carefully to the helpful discussions featuring the candid James schramko.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by Eproc View Post

      Check out the freedom ocean podcast (an easy search on iTunes) and listen carefully to the helpful discussions featuring the candid James schramko.
      I second this.

      James is my mentor and he is one awesome dude to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Believe it or not, you know what's best for your business. You've figured out how to generate six figures. I'm guessing the majority of business "coaches" here have never made that much with their IM businesses.
    • There is no one that cares about your business like you do
    • There is no one that understands your business like you do
    • There is no one that has a vision for your business like you do
    • There is no one that executes your business like you do
    My suggestion would be to figure things out on your own for awhile. If you can't ramp up your business after a year, then it may be time to look for some help from a coach.

    You're obviously intelligent and have figured out where you are, where you want to be, and that you need to do things differently to get there.

    Many folks in your situation end up working so hard in their business, they never take the time to work on their business.

    Continue serving your clients, but start spending what time you can (even if it's just an hour a day) to work on your business systems. You want to make them run smoothly and efficiently. Systems could include things like:
    • How to find more clients
    • How to increase your web presence or authority
    • How to outsource some of your work so you have more time
    • How to handle and manage your customers
    • How to keep your records and accounts
    • How to ramp up sales
    • Etc.
    Focus on problem spots, systems that aren't working smoothly, or finding ways to have other perform the tasks you don't like, don't do well, or those you personally spend too much time on.

    You can fix your own business, especially with all the great resources here at the WF. Don't buy a lot of gizmos and gadgets that promise an outrageous income with the push of a button. You may find an occasional tool for sale here that could help you with automating a specific task, but it's easy to get caught up in the hype of "easy" business.

    Stay the course, do what you're doing, and feel confident that with a little education and trouble-shooting, you can push your own business to new heights in 2013!

    Here's the best single tidbit of advice I can give you: YOU ARE THE BUSINESS!

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Read my post in this thread. It is going to help you a whole lot and get started online on the right foot:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...any-ideas.html

    Hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    You have the money for coaching it sounds like.

    There are some guys who will give you all the support you need for a price. Look around for a while and find one.

    It really depends on what you want to do as to who you'd pick.

    edit:

    So you almost hit "triple digits" as you almost have made $100 this year? I think you mean six digits, aye?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I think a lot of people confuse needing a mentor with actually just needing to focus and take persistent action. Sure, a mentor can point you in the right direction but 80% of what's important in this game is something only you can bring to the table -- determined focus and persistent action. Without that all the rest means nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    Since you already know how to make money, run a company etc... You may not need a mentor. You may just need to get together with a few people with the same interests and form a accountability group.

    A group of people you share ideas with, inform them of your progress and keep on each other when you slack off.

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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    I think you can achieve greater success with the skills you already have without a mentor. Earning that sort of income proves you can succeed without a mentor. However, if you were struggling to make money, then I would recommend having a mentor.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Welcome and congratulations on your success thus far.

    1) Omaha, Nebraska Computer Repair by Schrock Innovations as a model to take your existing business to the level where you are not trading time for dollars by installing systems and people such that your business grows more with less of your time and more of your strategic brain.

    Perhaps enter related markets and add revenue streams such as web design because you already have a "name" and people think you are the computer or internet guy - probably. I was asked to do repair and tech stuff when I did web dev.

    Rich Schefren would be one to learn from in regard to growing your existing while freeing your time.

    2) Brainstorm about ideas, products, markets, hobbies etc., which really intrigue you. Then look at business models within those niches and decide if you want to market physical products, or do affiliate maketing, or create your own information or physical products... THEN, look for the mentor or coach with experience in your chosen market space and focus on getting one business or business line going before adding or expanding.

    Hope this helps.

    Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author Morphius
    For starters stop buying every WSO that comes out. Most of them are garbage with lots of promises.
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  • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
    Originally Posted by andrewsmithhere View Post

    Maybe you can check out my coach who made huge difference in my life and he is responsible for the income i earn today. His teaching is something very different and i feel it is completely out of the box. You can reach him out on s.kype for 1 hr free consultation
    You seem to have mentioned this coach who made you who you are now on 3 separate posts :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author winsoar
    I would say two things, firstly your list is your most valuable asset, and secondly many experts agree that if they had to start over again they would choose network marketing to make their income. I hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author talfighel
      Originally Posted by winsoar View Post

      many experts agree that if they had to start over again they would choose network marketing to make their income.
      Back a few years ago when I found a good mentor online, he taught me to sell affiliate programs. I did that and earned a full time income but my income would always stay the same because I worked with programs that paid me a one time commission.

      For the same efforts that you put into regular one time commissions programs should be directed into residual type programs like network marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
    Specifically, beyond trading hours for dollars, what is it that you're looking to do?
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  • Profile picture of the author realc4ever
    build a content website.... start with what you know and you can do other topics later on to add to your portfolio. you could start with making how to videos (and a website if you want) on computer repair.
    the thing you need to learn is proper keyword research and implementing that on your vids and website.
    youtube allows anyone to have adsense on their account these days, so if you dont have adsense, this is an easy and quick way to get one. just start a youtube account and upload at least one video.
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