- By CEO Razrul
- Posted June 22, 2017
Learn From Your Mentor
Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Whatever business leader you choose to be mentored by, whether it be Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, or even myself, follow these 4 steps:
- Choose Carefully
Get someone who is qualified and who has what you want. Before you go all in with someone really KNOW what they are about not just in the public life but also at home.
- Too Many Mentors is a Problem
You don't want too many chefs in the kitchen. Pick at most a couple of mentors, or better yet, just ONE. The fewer you learn from the deeper you can go. It can be better sometimes to read one book many times than 10 books once.
- Duplicate Exactly What Your Mentor Did
Don't filter and alter until you can duplicate. The ability to duplicate is very difficult for some people. If you want to get the most out of your mentor, do what they say, exactly. I get people who adjust and tweak my advice and then end up with something I never advised in the first place. Look, if you change the recipe even a little, you can ruin the dish.
- Pick Someone Difficult to Outgrow
Find someone who is way up the food chain. Don't give up on it until you're ready for a new mentor to take you to new levels. You shouldn't have the same mentor for your whole life because that is a sign you are stagnant. It's natural to move from one person to another at different points in your life.
I'm not going to tell you which business leaders you should be following as an entrepreneur. Just remember that there are many you can choose from, but don't choose many. Narrow down your search to those who've done what you want to do, and keep in mind that it's not an age thing maybe your leader is 20 years younger than you. I mentor a lot of people who want to become millionaires, because I have codified how to make money and get rich, and while most of my audience is younger there are people much older than me who are digesting my mentorship.