Being young and ambitious can be hard at times. You often feel that if you only had a little guidance, things would be so much easier. But successful people aren’t always at your disposal. How do you find mentors to assist you in the areas you need a little leg up? Here are 3 easy steps:
1) What Is It That You Need?
If someone is at the age and experience level that they can mentor you, nine times out of ten they are busy. That is why you need to be specific in finding the area in which you need mentorship. Write out all the questions you would ask if you did have a mentor. Review those questions, looking for a common theme or industry. Are the majority of you questions surrounding music? Are they focused on relationships? Its is important that you target the theme so that you can target the person.
2) Search Out Top Level People In Your Area Of Interest.
The easiest way for you to find people in your area of interest is through the use of the daily newspaper, seminars, and the internet. You can easily locate names of people through the internet, and often you can find their email addresses. You can try out local seminars in your area of interest. Bring business cards and place yourself in front of people who are older than you. When you take their cards home you can google their companies and see if you are interested in continuing a relationship. But even more interesting is finding people through the local paper. You can flip through the daily Metro, reading every article, and highlighting people in the industry you desire. The best thing to do is to send them an introductionary email explaing who you are and how you admire their work. You can be forward, and ask if they have time to mentor someone once a month as they pursue a career. You shouldn’t limit your wishlist to only one person.
3) Find Mentorship Programs.
You can search out mentorship programs for people who are interested in mentoring in specific areas. The best tool for finding those programs is the internet. Type in your need, and scroll through the results. Don’t limit yourself to one program, try them all out before settling on just one.
But I’m happy to announce, MOSAMUSE’s Mentorship Program is in the works! Be patient