To find a mentor, start by making a list of the things you’re looking for in a mentor and what you want to learn from them, so you can narrow your search. Once you know what characteristics you’re looking for, consider possible mentors, such as neighbors, old bosses, experienced colleagues, or members of social groups you’re part of. When you have a list of potential mentors, approach your first preference to ask for their guidance. Ask to meet for a coffee or lunch at their convenience so you can ask them a few questions about their success. Don’t be disheartened if they say no, since successful people are often very busy. For more tips, including how to make the relationship beneficial for your mentor, read on!
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