How To Pick A Mentor & Add Value To Them

Olu from PidginEnglishCo.com asks via email, wants to know how I was able to pick my mentors. I’m going to share my secrets on how you can do this and bring value to the table.

KEEP YOUR EAR TO THE GROUND

  • I like to know what’s going on in our industry.
  • EXAMPLE: “I saw that this person was doing this, and I think it would be beneficial for you to use this as well.”
  • By doing this, it lets your mentor know that you’re useful.
  • Instead of talking about people, make sure you’re talking about ideas that would work for your mentor’s brand.

PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY’RE DOING

  • Always know what your mentor has going on.
  • Reach out to them once a month via email.
  • EXAMPLE: “I love that brand campaign you did. I was thinking that you could probably do something with this brand and it would be successful because of the amount of followers you have.”
  • The relationship should be give and take.

BE USEFUL TO THEM

  • Link your mentor up with great and reliable people.
  • EXAMPLE: If your mentor is coming to your city, give them restaurant suggestions.
  • Think about how the information you give them can be useful to their lives, and do it in an authentic way.
  • Be detail oriented.

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