Mentors for Introverts and Others

From yesterday’s post, how many of you thought of 5 successful people you could speak to? I am guessing a few of you. How many actually spoke to someone or would actually think about speaking to possible mentors? My guess, it would be even fewer. So what should you do?

Well luckily there are a variety of people that have done this work for you, the main person I wanted to mention is Tim Ferriss. 

He has written a variety of books, such as The 4-Hour Work Week and his most recent is Tools of Titans which is sub-titled The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers. But what has this got to do with Mentors?

Mentors - The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Well while you don’t get the two-way conversation and tailored advice that you would from a real mentor. You do get to hear the tactics from the best in the world in their fields and for people who can’t or don’t want to speak to real people, they can get great advice that they could not otherwise access.

Podcasts

What is even better is that you can get this advice without even paying a penny by listening to his free podcasts. He has spoken to an amazing amount of people and deconstructed them to get their tactics, tools and routines that you can integrate into your own life, all from a variety of different fields such as Tech, Athletics, Business and many others.

Meditation

As mentioned in a previous post, meditation is one of the routines that he pulls out from a large percentage of the people he speaks to, have a look back at this post to see how I recommend starting off.

 

Mentors

Do you need one? No. Does it make things easier? Yes. Mentors can help you in many different ways, they can allow you to access their networks, give you perspective and just be a listening ear. I have a small exercise that I want you to try. Think of the 5 most successful people that you know, judging successfulness however you want to, and ask them one question ‘if you were starting again from scratch, what would you do?’. No other explanation of the question, which is intentionally a little vague and see what responses you get.