Finding Mentors - How To Connect With Successful People
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Finding Mentors - How To Connect With Successful People

Step by step guide for building long lasting relationships with people who inspire you & turning them into mentors
4.5 (70 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,905 students enrolled
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Connect & learn from the best in your field
  • Learn how to get a powerful mentor
  • Build confidence to reach out to those you admire
  • Accelerate your learning by modelling the best
  • Stand out from the crowd & get noticed
  • Meet your personal heroes
  • Understand how to make the "mentor - mentee" relationships work
  • Learn how to write a great intro email
  • Avoid the biggest mistakes people make when reaching out to successful people
  • Learn how to offer value to your potential mentors
  • Discover how building relationships with the right people can 10x your progress
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  • An open mind. Be flexible and willing to take action. Some of the ideas may sound a bit counter-intuitive but they are extremely effective

  • Over 84,000 people from 187 countries enrolled in our courses
  • Our courses were featured in "Entrepreneur" and "Business Insider" magazines
  • Jimmy Naraine is the Winner of the first Udemy Innovation Award
  • Overall, 6000+ TOP Reviews across all courses

There are different ways to achieve personal and professional success. Most people do everything by themselves and learn from their own mistakes. The problem with this approach is that creating massive results usually takes a lot of valuable time.

Taking this into account, what's the point of reinventing the wheel?
Isn't it better to model the best people in your field, learn 10x faster and accomplish massive results? Having successful individuals as your mentors can be a game changer and most people are aware of it. However, many of us never take any action. The main reason?
FEAR. The fear of rejection, the fear of failure, the fear of the unknown.
We say to ourselves:

-I don't have enough experience
-I'm too young/old
-I'm just an average person with nothing to offer
-I'm not good enough etc.

However, we need to recognise those statements for what they really are - LIMITING BELIEFS. If you want to live a great life you need to start destroying those disempowering thought patterns.

The million dollar question is:

How can you distinguish yourself from thousands of other people and actually build relationships with your role models?

The truth is counter intuitive. It can get lonely at the top and connecting with TOP players in your industry can be actually easier than you think. This course is a straightforward step-by-step guide for finding powerful mentors. We will reveal the strategies that will help you to connect with people you admire. Moreover, we have uploaded real case studies, templates and will be posting bonus videos.

We understand that before enrolling you want to make sure that the content is perfect for your specific needs. This is why we’ve uploaded several free videos so you can get a feeling for what’s about to come. Take this course now and start connecting with the industry leaders & dramatically cut your learning curve.

Let our journey begin.

- Jimmy Naraine & Martin Georgiev

Who is the target audience?
  • Anybody who wants to find a mentor & guide for life and business
  • Individuals who want to make friends with the best people in their field
  • People who desire to understand social dynamics
  • Individuals who want to build a positive & powerful social circle
  • Successful people who want to take it to another level
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
SECTION 1: The Basics. Why Get a Mentor?
8 Lectures 33:51

The introduction video of the course in which you get a glimpse of what you are expect to get out of it.

Preview 02:27

You are here because you either want to:

  1. Progress in your career & learn from the best
  2. Meet somebody who inspires you, maybe your idol and learn from them in person
  3. Learn how to become successful in the shortest time possible, with the guidance of somebody who has already made it

Then this course is for you.

I am about to show you how to connect with anybody of your choice, how to find the right mentors for you, how to approach them so you can get their attention and start learning from them in person.

Preview 03:19

I am here to help you to achieve your success.

I would really love it If you can apply all the advice that I am about to give you and eventually you will be able to have the mentor of your dreams.

And in order to help you do that faster, we are going to have in every section SPECIAL ACTION STEPS, which you will have to do. And if you do them, your success will be inevitable.

So let's start with introducing ourselves. Post a comment in the discussion to this video with introducing yourself.

Where are you from?

What do you do? Are you a student? Or are you working? Or you have your own business?

And why did you take this course? What do you expect to get out of it?

I am super excited to hear your stories and I promise to get back at each and every one of you.

ACTION STEP: Introduce Yourself

Mentors are more powerful than you can imagine in their ability to transform your life…

Life is short. Don’t want to waste your life learning alone…

Download the consciousness , the mindset of the smartest, the wisest, the most experienced people.

In its most general sense, a mentor is someone who can help you get further faster in any endeavor you might take..

This video goes deeper in the power a mentor can play in your life.

The Power of Mentors

Having a mentor can be unbelievably valuable.

That person would have likely have passed through a lot more than you, they might have already achieved success and can help you, so having such a relationship can be extremely beneficial.

In this lecture, we will cover the 3 Main Benefits of Mentors.

The Benefits of Mentors

If you stare at an apple for too long, it will rot.
If you stare at an opportunity for too long, it will be gone.

Don't wait until you are ready, take action straight away and connect to your potential mentor, to your childhood hero, to your idols before it is too late.

Preview 06:01

“Your network is your net worth” and this is very true when it comes to being connecting with important people and mentors.

In this lecture, we will cover the powerful impacts mentors have on your network.

Mentors Enhance Your Network
SECTION 2 First things first. Know yourself.
6 Lectures 27:15

Learn what we are about to cover in this section.

Why knowing yourself, your strenghts, your passions, your goals and who can help you with them are so important.

Preview 00:42

BONUS Audio - How To Get Rid Of The Low Status Mentality

What do you want to achieve?

Your vision and goals are extremely important because without them, you are like a ship without a sail. Defining your vision and goals gives you direction of your life.

So What are your goals?

  • Do you want to get a promotion?
  • Do you want to change division in your company to a different divison of the company?
  • Do you want to change the type of job you do … from accounting to sales?
  • Do you want to start a brand new job?
  • Do you want to be come an entrepreneur?
  • You want to make 1,000,000 or revenue for your business?
  • You want to become an actor?
  • You want to write a best-selling book?

I want you to get specific … and write them down..

Defining your Vision & Goal Setting

Before you approach anybody for mentorship, it's very handy to know EXACTLY what you want

What do you want mentoring for?

And a good place to start with is knowing your strengths and passions.

Passion and Strenghts

Great by now you should have your goals written down. If not pause this video and really spend some time putting them down on paper…. Did you do it?? … I hope you did!!

In this video we are going to link all your personal and professional goals to specific people who can help you with that.

Basically it means, that you will start to recognize and identify specific individuals that will help you achieve your goals.

For every goal you have.. You begin to ask yourself. WHO?

Who can help me with that?

This chapter was all about you getting ready, before you even contact a mentor.
It was all about getting to know yourself first - what are you good at, what are your weaknesses.

What are your goals. And who can help you with them.

So if you have done those things yet, pause this video, think about them. Take the personality test on and Post a discussion in this video with your summary of your passions, your strengths your goals and some names of the people you think might help you to reach them.

Remember taking action is very important - otherwise - our dreams will stay just dreams… and we are here to turn them into reality - so do the exercise and share it with us.

ACTION STEP: Your strengths, goals and who can help me with that
SECTION 3 The Best (Right) Mentor. Who and Where?
5 Lectures 14:06

Who is the right person to mentor you? And where do you find him or her?

This section is all about that.

Introduction to section 3

Many people asked me questions:

"Where do you find all the mentors? Where do you find those people?"

"How Do I Find Them?"

"How Do You I know he or she is the right one for me?"

In this lecture I would answer those questions.

Where to find the right mentor for you?

So who should you contact?

Should you go for Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Bill Gates of Madonna?

The most famous and successful people ever?

I would suggest that you look first and foremost for somebody REALISTIC.

If you are just starting out, then it might be hard to meet them right away..

And I would like that you at least get meet somebody and have them as your mentor than nobody at all.

1 is better than 0.

Be Realistic. The value of the little fish

Do you "click" with your mentor? It is important that you resonate with them. That you like their style. That you think you will be a good match. Because otherwise you wouldn’t like to learn from them. No matter how successful they are, because if you don’t like them, you don''t respect them, then connecting and learning from them will be quite difficult if not impossible.

THE CLICK. The right mentor for you.

So did you find someone you want to meet?

Or somebody you want as a mentor?

Share it with us.

ACTION STEP: Who is right for you?
SECTION 4 Research the Person/Mentor
6 Lectures 12:45

This section will make you succesful when reaching out to important people!
Every one of them will appreciate your approach towards them if you follow the advice from this section!

Introduction to the section

There is a high chance that you might be aiming for somebody of high class. Somebody much more successful than you. So it could be a little intimidating. And if you are doing your research you might see all those achievements they have accomplished and you might get even more scared.

However, look it at from other way. The more you found about them, there might be more reasons to LIKE THEM…
Preview 01:57

Nothing can frustrates a successful person more then when somebody reaches out to them.. And haven’t done their homework.. They haven't read their website.. Or their books.. Or they don’t even know what the person they are contacting is doing…

You must do your homework. In this section you will learn how to arm yourself with great information, backed up by a great research.

Do your homework!

Back in the days if you had to find information about somebody you had to go to libraries, to look into magazines… newspapers… Today we all have the information in our pockets.. On our phones.. On the internet.. Social media LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook…

So where do you start?

Where to research the person or the mentor

When you doing your research you want to have one question in your mind: "HOW CAN I BE HELPFUL TO THAT PERSON" because later we will connect through generosity…

The question that should be going in the background should be: "WHAT CAN I DO TO BE OF SERVICE"

Regardless of the area you’re looking to help someone in, you must understand their core motivation, as well as the structure of their

overall business. And think hard about what’s getting them out of bed in the morning For that you need to know the goals that are driving them.

How to research the person or the mentor

So in this section, we covered where to find a mentor, who might be a good mentor for you, and how important is that you prepare when you are about to reach out to a mentor.

That you need to know who you want to reach out to..

And then go and research about them in a very specific fashion - by always asking HOW CAN YOU HELP THEM…

So go do it now… And I would also urge you to share one of the names that you want to reach out to… tell us why.. Tell us what did you find about him or her.. And I will do my best to help you out with the next steps… Go and post a discussion!!

ACTION STEP: Do your homework!
SECTION 5 Generosity and Offering Value
5 Lectures 13:49
Introduction to section

Mentor relationship action plan

How To Offer Value & Be Generous

CASE STUDY: Tai Lopez Private MasterMind group

ACTION STEP: Make the Plan
SECTION 6 How to Contact the Person/Mentor
5 Lectures 21:00
Introduction To Section

6 Steps on how to write a Compelling E-mail

How to make your E-Mail Stand Out

The 7 biggest mistakes when writing the e-mail

ACTION STEP: Write that e-mail
SECTION 7 Creating Massive Social Proof
4 Lectures 11:23
Introduction To Section

Create Massive Social Proof !!

Destroy Limiting Beliefs

ACTION STEP: What Blog are you gonna start.
SECTION 8 How to Keep The Mentor
6 Lectures 14:29
Introduction to section

How to keep the mentor

Follow up!

Get ready to be tested!

Amaze them! Show them you are worth it!

How Often & How Long to see the mentor
About the Instructor
Martin Georgiev
4.3 Average rating
207 Reviews
4,738 Students
5 Courses
Super-Connector, Entrepreneur, Rocket-Scientist

Martin is the person to whom people come in times of need. When they find problem with their life's vision, their motivation or their social connections.

Martin Georgiev is an Aerospace Engineer graduate from a World Top 100 university. Working in strategy consultancy with Booz&Co (now part of PwC) and his years of experiences in breakdance, kickboxing and travelling taught him what it takes to achieve real results.

Martin is here because his passion is to help people succeed, while having fun. For some of you that will be to achieve your personal & professional goals with an extra pinch of motivation. For others it might be connecting with that potential mentor who can bring you to another level. Or maybe you want explore the the basics of mindfulness and low-cost travelling.The one thing Martin can promise you is:

"I will over deliver and you will have fun while learning." - Martin

Furthermore, Martin's ability to effectively connect with successful people allowed him to always  mentored by the best. When he was breakdancing and kickboxing, his mentors were world champions. On udemy, he learned how to makeworld-class video courses under the guidance of Jimmy Naraine. If you want to be able to connect with successful people, Martin's strategies will help you. 

Jimmy Naraine
4.5 Average rating
6,261 Reviews
80,044 Students
17 Courses
Winner of Udemy's Innovation Award & 78,000+ students

Jimmy Naraine is an online entrepreneur, adventurer & public speaker who travels the world full time (66+ countries) while teaching over 78,000 students on Udemy. He has been featured in Entrepreneur & Business Insider.

In 2014 he received a formal recognition from Udemy for his contribution to the platform. His courses were featured as bestsellers and in July 2015 he won the first Udemy Innovation Award.

You can follow Jimmy's travel adventures on his YouTube channel and Instagram profile (search the full name).

Edmund Piunow
4.3 Average rating
207 Reviews
4,738 Students
5 Courses
Award Winning Video Director, Entrepreneur & Online Marketer

EDMUND PIUNOW, Marketing Trainer, TV Producer, Filmmaker, Author, Entrepreneur. Founder of production company Alpha Visuals. Edmund helped numerous companies, brands, entrepreneurs and trainers in getting major results by using Video Marketing, YouTube and Social Media. Won his first movie award at an age of 17.

Originally from Vilnius, Lithuania. Grew up in Poland and Netherlands. Loves to learn languages and is fluent in 4. His other passions are Japanese culture, personal development, watching good movies and interacting with others.