What most people don’t know is that It is easier than ever get access to valuable mentoring relationship in this century.
We are in the digital age and one of the opportunities this offer is opportunity to get the right mentors.
What most people especially young people don’t know is that you don’t get mentoring relationship by begging for a mentoring relationship.
You must earn a mentoring relationship for it to be granted. People are too busy and occupied to just grant anybody that beg for mentorship a hand.
However,there are some hacks require or principles that you can apply that will help you get access to those you really desire their mentorship.
You have to know that you must strategically position yourself for you to get mentorship from those you look up to.
Remember, people are too busy to commit themselves to just anybody. That is why it is important you take proactive step towards being mentored by those you really desire their mentorship.
Without much ado, below are steps or principles that will help you get access to mentorship in this digital age:
1. Be a person of value :
Just like you need bait to get fishes in the ocean. Also, to get assess to mentors you must have something valuable to offer in exchange for mentorship.
The value you offer is like a bait that will attract your mentors. Most people don’t get mentorship opportunity because they just want to receive and don’t have anything to offer.
You must be a person of value prior to seeking mentorship relationships. Therefore, focus first on developing yourself to be a man of value. Doing so will make attracting desired mentors easy.
Truth be told, no one like to mentor someone who doesn’t have nothing to offer. Your gift, talents, skills are what you give in exchange of mentorship.
Sometimes back, what get me access to one of my mentors is my content writing skill. Yeah, he owns a digital marketing agency and I was able to contribute with my content writing skills.
Therefore, focus on your skill,develop it and be so good at it.In fact,achieve some feat of success on your own before seeking for mentorship.
The success you achieve irrespective how small it seems will communicate to those you’re seeking their mentorship that you can be truly mentored.
2. Be ready to offer your skill for FREE:
Now, aside being a person of value, you must be ready to offer your skill to them for free or at most at a subsidized rates.
Just like any relationship, mentorship relationship should be entered with the intention to give rather than to receive.
Volunteer to help them solve a particular problem using your skill. Mind you, the fact they are mentorship figure doesn’t mean they don’t lack or need help with anything whatsoever.
Remember,you have an end goal in mind which is to get access to their wealth of knowledge, experience and mentorship.
Don’t be deceived by instant gratification, delayed gratification pays over and again in the long run. And don’t get it twisted.
Do excellent job for them even if you’re not being paid. Don’t try to be shallow minded just because no fee is attached. Do for FREE what you can charge ALOT OF FEE from .
3. Show seriousness and willingness to learn: You must be willing and show interest to learn. Willingness is prime to attract your mentors.
Nobody will be interested in mentoring an individual that is not willing to learn. Doing so is waste of energy and resources( time, knowledge, experience etc).
You have to know that mentorship is a privilege not your right. Therefore, be open minded and ready to learn.
4. Engage their social media pages: This is one of the wonders of the digital age. If they have personal social media pages, do well to follow them closely. Don’t just learn from them and go on with life.
Try your best to engage their posts by liking their post, writing insightful comments on their post, sharing their post, talk about how their works have inspired you, talk about how you’ve make use of one of their strategy to get results(don’t tell lies), tweet their tweets etc. By so doing, they start liking you and noticing you.
5. Invest : Yeah, investment yield profits. If your mentor write a book, do your best to read the book. If he published an article do your best to read and learn from it.
Mentors passed information of their experience, knowledge, expertise etc through the books they author. You don’t have to meet people one on one before they mentor you this days.
Accesing their materials and resources could be all you need. Read their materials, listen to their audios and you will see how your life will be enriched.
Investing in their resources will make you know alot about them, their thought on issues, likes &dislikes, philosophy of life etc.
After knowing and learning alot from them via their resources, then proceed to implement what you’ve learnt. Don’t stop there. let them know about it.
By sending a mail, sending them a message, etc
That’s not all. You can proceed to buying multiple of their product to gift others(Friends or family) .
If possible, buy from them directly .And don’t stop there, once you gift their product out, stylishly make them aware. How can you do that? One of the ways to do that is by tagging them on social media etc.
6. Write reviews about their products : Reviews about one’s products is what everyone loves.Feedback is a great way of appreciating a manufacturer.
Testimonials from using their product will go along way to attract more people to them. It will help their PR.
Therefore, you get registered in their mind. Write a review about their product, tag them to the post on social media. They have no choice than to love you and be interested in you.
7. Attend Their Events : Attending their events will get them love you more. if their is a volunteering role in the events, don’t hesitate to take it.
Infact, if possible request to volunteer in their events. This type of attitude will melts their heart. Volunteering is the new opportunity that alot of people are yet to unfold it’s importance.
Volunteering helps you to learn new skills, meet new people, expand your network etc.
8. Shoot your shot: Now, after doing all this, and you’re faithful with it, take a step further by approaching them for mentorship.
This is a time tested principles and it has work and will work all again if implemented. Can you now see that getting access to mentoring is easier than ever ?
Do you have any question? kindly ask and we will do well to reply you.