A mentor is useful.
He/she can help you avoid many unnecessary mistakes, and provide moral support when down in the dumps.
That said, finding a mentor is not easy.
If you’re not lucky enough to have an entrepreneurial parent or uncle or aunt or anyone near you, then follow these steps:
- Determine the specific area of your life for which you want a mentor.
- Create a list of potential mentors.
- Starting with the top, write down status of current relationship.
- Write down everything you know about the person.
- Research everything you can about the mentor.
- Do you know anyone they know?
- Prepare contact via phone or email.
- Make contact. (Nothing beats meeting in person)
- Follow up.
- Go to the next person on your list. Rinse repeat.