Why you need a mentor?

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Hi all,

Do you have any mentor to guide you through what you are doing?Or you are a mentor yourself?

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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Yes, in every aspect of life mentor plays a big rule top guide and and direct you. Especially in the business mentor is very important since they know most what need tpo do and don't.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joelawrence22
      A mentor shows you the ropes and is beneficial to your career growth - Find out why you need a mentor, how to get one, and how to work with one
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      • Profile picture of the author feiyin85
        Originally Posted by Joelawrence22 View Post

        A mentor shows you the ropes and is beneficial to your career growth - Find out why you need a mentor, how to get one, and how to work with one
        That is very true.We need to know the why?
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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Self taught here. Just a lot of searching, and reading! A lot of learning and it isn't the easiest way. Wish I did have a mentor!
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  • Profile picture of the author csrpj
    i don't have one and i wish i had. i've had mentors in other fields in the past, and indeed they played a huge and positive role. mentors have been through it, and can really accelerate your learning and add more depth to it. that's not to say you can't go far being self-taught, and that there's not lots of value from the other approach, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author MickeyC
    I think it is important to have a mentor, a business coach or possibly both. It is great working with someone who has no other motive than to help you succeed - and will call you on your "stuff". Owning your own business is fantastic, but you simply can't know it all - it really does help. Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author jencrich
      I'm like most of you, self taught... trying to learn it by myself. I have a fitness mentor, but she kind of inspires me and all the things she's said would fit into the topic of internet marketing. Things like: believe in yourself, stop whining about the status quo and make a change, don't quit, etc. Sounds cliche, but that's what motivated me to lose weight, after all! I'm going to implement the same philosophy into my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    I had a mentor about 10 years ago indeed. Since the last few years, I am the one who mentors.

    Take care,

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    • Profile picture of the author DSTOFF
      I have been searching and teaching myself for about a year after working for a guy at a business who made his money online. He promotes super expensive teaching programs such as Abunza. I have tried to get him to mentor me many times but he always refers me to his products. I know that he had a mentor to get him started. Can you guys share maybe how you found your mentor or real people who coach/mentor. I am not looking for free information or even a quick track. Just somebody who can provide real insight to making a decent income if you do things correctly.
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      • Profile picture of the author Geoff Carter
        As a business success consultant, part of what my clients
        want is for me to mentor them. Providing guidance, support
        and strategies to help them succeed online or offline is
        absolutely vital...

        So, I mentor people... but I also have a mentor - in fact two.
        I don't think you can advocate using mentors and not have
        one yourself.

        And it so happend that today was one of my mentor sessions!
        In just a short time, he was able to cut through the rubbish
        and get to my key issues...

        Can you manage without a mentor? Of course, but the
        benefits are huge and well worth while. I urge you to get
        one - they are truly on your side.

        My session today was just 75 minutes - typically mine last
        this length of time too, but sometimes, it can be shorter or
        longer... it all depends what the client wants. Some of my
        clients are business coaches, parent coaches and life coaches;
        but also small business owners, too...

        If you want to start... just do it. And be assured, it's very
        satisfying.

        Cheers

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      • Profile picture of the author feiyin85
        Originally Posted by DSTOFF View Post

        I have been searching and teaching myself for about a year after working for a guy at a business who made his money online. He promotes super expensive teaching programs such as Abunza. I have tried to get him to mentor me many times but he always refers me to his products. I know that he had a mentor to get him started. Can you guys share maybe how you found your mentor or real people who coach/mentor. I am not looking for free information or even a quick track. Just somebody who can provide real insight to making a decent income if you do things correctly.
        Hi DSTOFF,what kind of mentor you are looking for?Business?life?I like to hear from you more.
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyR
    I certainly believe in DIY but having a mentor is to me important as well. A few weeks ago I seemed to be getting nowhere, very frustrated sent an email off to my mentor, he responded with do this do that kind of things, bit of a pep talk - very worthwhile really motivated me
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    • Profile picture of the author rhapsody
      Hmmmm....

      One could view places like WF as a sort of 'vicarious' mentor for us; almost as good as a personal living, breathing mentor. After all, WF is an aggregation of many intuitive, knowledgeable minds.

      The Wise One once proclaimed: "Ask, and it shall be given you...". Perhaps if a beginner put out a call for a mentor here, one qualified to do so would be willing to step up to the plate and make a positive difference in the direction of another person's life.
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      • Profile picture of the author zoeguy
        Excellent ideas here which I see as crucial elements to success in any area, not just IM. I too hope to hook up with a mentor someday. rhapsody said it best about WF being the virtual mentor but that will never fill the need for connecting with a living & caring person.

        Originally Posted by rhapsody View Post

        The Wise One once proclaimed: "Ask, and it shall be given you...". Perhaps if a beginner put out a call for a mentor here...
        Someone else here has done just that and so far his thread has been completely ignored. Makes me sad to see threads like that because it takes courage to step out of your comfort zone and ask for help. Lets encourage one another to not give up and keep on going... Here's the post:

        http://www.warriorforum.com/ad-netwo...c-designs.html
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  • Profile picture of the author rcritchett
    Good question, Great thread, great replies.

    I am my own mentor, BUT, I learn a lot from studying highly effective people.

    So, Tony Robbins, Eben Pagan, Tim Ferriss, Napoleon Hill and a handful of other effective people are my mentors!!

    Great thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author polrbearz
      I'm trying to deal with massive information overload and prioritizing my goals right now. My tendency is to course-correct on my own but this is one of those rare times where mentoring could probably really help focus me. I have no doubt that if I were to sit down and have a real exchange with Jason Fladlien or someone else whose style and values I could relate to----I would leapfrog ahead of a lot of the clutter.

      In the meantime, I agree that just periodically brushing up on your role models can be at least something of a "mentorship." At the moment Fladlien and Tim Ferriss are high on that list. I've known about Tony Robbins' stuff for years and totally believe in it---but have seldom applied anything close to its full potential.
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    • Profile picture of the author feiyin85
      Originally Posted by rcritchett View Post

      Good question, Great thread, great replies.

      I am my own mentor, BUT, I learn a lot from studying highly effective people.

      So, Tony Robbins, Eben Pagan, Tim Ferriss, Napoleon Hill and a handful of other effective people are my mentors!!

      Great thread.
      Thanks,will look up on other effective people and share with you guys more.
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  • Profile picture of the author pvtryan
    we always need a mentor at first then self study to improve
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    • Profile picture of the author oliviasmith
      Mentor is required in every field. It keeps you going , he motivates you. We all want the shortest path to greatness, but few of us know exactly how to do that. That's when a mentor comes into play
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      • Profile picture of the author wilsonm
        In this field no but in others yes. If you are seeking a mentor in IM you have to be very careful of the choice because there are a lot of charletans about.

        Either ones who are there to rip of money from you or the ones who just do not have the experience but are prentending they have. The classic ones are the 15 year old kids who have never made any money online but try to sell their services as mentors.
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  • Profile picture of the author bay37
    It depends. Everyone is different in terms of motivation, self-study capabilities, discipline, etc...

    As for me - I don't need a mentor. I'm very motivated and can be extremely focused at times (I can easily sit all through the night programming and not think about sleep once). But here's the thing - while I don't need a mentor or a coach - I need a colleague. Someone I can talk to about all the technical stuff, share ideas with, etc. Someone who can keep up with me and challenge me from time to time. Here's an example:

    What I don't need -- "you can do this, focus all your energy on this marketing idea/custom client control panel and you will figure it out".

    What I do need -- "here's how I'd do it; have you thought about changing the...?; why don't you... oh right, that won't work. Oh but then why don't you simply...".

    See what I mean?

    I personally don't believe (perhaps *need* would be a more accurate word) in the self-motivation/help stuff. But some other people do - and some really need it, too. Everyone is different.
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    • Profile picture of the author feiyin85
      Originally Posted by bay37 View Post

      It depends. Everyone is different in terms of motivation, self-study capabilities, discipline, etc...

      As for me - I don't need a mentor. I'm very motivated and can be extremely focused at times (I can easily sit all through the night programming and not think about sleep once). But here's the thing - while I don't need a mentor or a coach - I need a colleague. Someone I can talk to about all the technical stuff, share ideas with, etc. Someone who can keep up with me and challenge me from time to time. Here's an example:

      What I don't need -- "you can do this, focus all your energy on this marketing idea/custom client control panel and you will figure it out".

      What I do need -- "here's how I'd do it; have you thought about changing the...?; why don't you... oh right, that won't work. Oh but then why don't you simply...".

      See what I mean?

      I personally don't believe (perhaps *need* would be a more accurate word) in the self-motivation/help stuff. But some other people do - and some really need it, too. Everyone is different.
      Truly agreeable.Thanks for sharing your view.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Yeah a big part of it comes down to your personality. If you have an entrepreneurial personality and are a real go-getter and hussler, then a mentor can help but isn't needed as you will figure things out on your own.

    But if you are the type of personality that loses focus, quits, or has trouble plugging over hurdles, then a mentor can make all the difference.

    By mentor, I am mostly focusing on a coach type person or somebody you speak to often.


    Almost every successful people have role models and idols, which is different yet similar type of mentor!
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  • Profile picture of the author aawarrior
    I didn't have a mentor and got nowhere.
    I got a mentor _ now I am a mentor.
    Its that simple. Mentorship accelerates your success. You don't have to do the trials and errors. Just do it the rightway the first time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Wright
    Having a mentor is extremely important. One of the keys, however, is having a mentor who is able to help you in the area that you want to grow into.

    I hired a "success coach" a few years ago and, although it was extremely helpful in terms of motivation, setting goals, etc., he was not able to help me as much with what I wanted to learn about internet marketing.

    So I advice getting a mentor who is actually doing whatever it is that you want to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author AEC
      I find that questions get answered better and faster if you have a mentor. We all have things we don't know when we start.
      I do agree that some need it more than others. It is just personality.
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      • Profile picture of the author Carol_A
        Yes, a mentor is absolutely essential in my opinion, and I am a beginner!

        Do I need inspiration and motivation? No.

        Do I need knowledge, assistance and help knowing what to focus on? Yes.

        My coach/mentor has a mentor himself at a higher level. Of course!

        I am so very thankful that I made the decision to start with one.

        Time is money, is it not?

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    • Profile picture of the author keep.livin
      Originally Posted by titookello View Post

      I have had a few mentors in the past, whao have in various ways disappointed me. Is that, I expect too much from them?
      could have been...
      but usually, i think it is because they just don't know what you need or how you work best

      it always comes down to communication and maturity in the end
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      • Profile picture of the author medi50cus
        we need a mentor right from the start because we can't learn from ourselves alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMoptimizer
    I used to have a mentor ages ago, who actually got me into internet marketing. It really is of major help when someone teaches you all these things.
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  • Profile picture of the author harshjain
    Yes, having a mentor helps a lot. You can get your plans checked and start working on them with full faith.It also gives you sense of security and confidence.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarapark1
    I totally believe in mentoring. I am very new at internet marketing, in fact, just weeks old. In these first few steps of mine, I can't help but have questions and concerns. It would be a big help to me if I could find a mentor that would help me navigate through this new endevour of mine. I believe that mentors should have some of the following qualities. It doesn't matter if the mentor are for business, personal life, or fitness etc. these qualities are universal.

    Mentors should be patient, encouraging, honest, and fully understand tough love. Through these qualities I believe that the person being mentored will really flourish under the mentors guidance.
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    • Profile picture of the author Evolve4u2
      It's important to have a mentor in business, and how to follow action plans are very helpful in creating direction. A great mentor does three things that I believe lead others to follow "Success Steps"
      It's great when your mentor teaches Email Marketing for your business, as a result... things begin to happen-
      * Increase Knowledge.
      * Learn from a stable, and profitable company, and duplicate.
      * Extraordinary roads and mentors lead you to your future success.
      Enjoy the journey!

      Sincerely,

      Deedra.B.Guillory

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  • Profile picture of the author stevmark008
    It depends on the kind of mentor. If they have the experience and I can see them in their lives then by all possible means I will get a mentor for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Pick up a book and read.

    I've never had a personal mentor, but I do know it can be helpful to people whom are new.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam J Wagner
    It all depends on who you are, and what is important to you.

    It may come from a deep rooted insecurity I developed as a child, but I'm not good at being a mentee- although I'm sure it could have made things a lot easier for me.

    You have to be really careful in this business though, I'm sure I'm not the only one that has received phone calls from some company that wanted to mentor me for nothing but my testimonial...and $10,000- if I was secure enough to accept a mentor, they'd have to be successful enough to not need my money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fred1
    I'm currently studying the teachings of Jim Rohn, Paul J. Meyer and a few others. I don't have a mentor who I'm working with directly, but I've committed myself to learning from other successful people & applying this info to my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Agency
    I need a mentor. To teach, to guide, and to coach you, they are very essential in my success.
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  • Profile picture of the author kin_lau
    Having a mentor will short cut the time of learning and pointing you to the right direction, it will save a lot of effort and money and time.

    However getting the right mentor is not an easy task. You need to find someone who achieved what you want. And they are willing to guide you and be honest with you. They are willing to give out their time to coach you. and usually it will not be cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author D111
    I don't have a mentor that I can speak with in person at the moment, but in the past I have found them very helpful. I was thinking about trying this site MicroMentor: Home. I currently just try to study other successful people.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimoK
    I feel that mentoring can bring you many benefits, if the mentor is right:

    - You get you goals defined
    - You can focus on right things
    - You are accountable to someone - it makes you to get more things done
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnokar
    Originally Posted by feiyin85 View Post

    Hi all,

    Do you have any mentor to guide you through what you are doing?Or you are a mentor yourself?

    Vincent
    Hey! I need A credible, reputable mentor with track records of success (i.e Brain Tracy, Zig Ziglar) that will mentor and coach me in the area of Leadership, Sales, Business/Entrepreneurship.

    Anybody interested should contact me on the following: +2348037782705, with details of schedules and payment details.
    I am From Nigeria.

    Urgent response to this will be appreciated.
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