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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