Extra Credit Reading: Exercise time!
If you have read my articles, you know that I’m a big advocate for having a network of inspiring mentors in your life. But where do you find them? We all would love to have LeBron James as our basketball coach, or Gary Vaynerchuk as our marketing advisor. More often than not we have amazing people right in front of us. Matthias Van Hove is one of those people for me. I met him when I joined my current basketball team. He plays the same position as me, so we have our fair share of battles. After some time I started asking him questions unrelated to basketball. Before attending a startup conference I asked him how to network. After not being able to close a publishing deal for my book I asked him how to negotiate. The point I’m trying to make is: Don’t figure out everything by yourself. Your problems are not unique, whatever you are facing right now, somebody else has already solved a similar problem. Find that person who has what you want, and ask him how he got it and what skills you need to develop to get the same results. Here are few exercises that might help you get going.
- Write down 3 areas in which you think you would need a mentor
- Imagine you already have your dream mentor: What email would you write him? What questions do you have in your mind/ heart that you need guidance with? Write down 10 questions that if answered will change your life dramatically.
- Write down 3 mentors you already have, and ask one of them a question about life. Often we already have mentors in our life but we call them friends, teachers, bosses, parents or grandparents.
- Reach out to 3 people that are 10x more successful than you in your field and ask them out for coffee!
As always thank you for listening!
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