You’ve probably heard the saying that you are the average of your five closest friends. This may not be a scientifically accurate statement but I think the sentiment certainly rings true for me. The idea being that; if you are surrounded by other people with a common goal such as building businesses, its much more likely that this environment is going to motivate you and lift you up to greater heights. On the other hand, if you hang around with your regular friend group, perhaps people you went to school with, its probably going to have less of an impact on your business and perhaps even a negative impact if they are trying to hold you back (intentionally or unintentionally).
The idea of getting mentors is that you can mix with people who have “been there and done that,” they have experience with business, they’ve had success and you can learn from them and benefit from their networks, advice and friendship.
The action step for this video is to go out and look for some mentors for yourself. The advice I’ve got is to get as many mentors as possible, look for people both in and outside of your industry. Look to your existing networks; your friends, family, business networks to find people who could be mentors for you.
Nick Morris is the founder of Adelaide Experts and an SEO Strategist at Web Marketing Adelaide.