Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Who are Your Mentors?

Did you know that people who have mentors are more successful? According to Inc.com, 30% of all new businesses won’t last for more than 24 months. When people start their business with the help of a mentor, success rates rocket up to 70% over 5 years! 

There’s no doubt that having a mentor can supercharge your progress. But sometimes it’s hard to find a person who will have the time and availability to help you. No worries these days though. This is one of those times when the Internet is great. You can start by searching for your “dream” mentor and checking out what they have available online. The more successful they are, the more likely they are to have information on their site you can take advantage of.  

One great thing about looking on the Internet is that you can find mentors for different aspects of your life. You can have one for your career, your personal life, your health, etc. And each mentor can be at the top of their field. 

The point is, don’t let not having a mentor become an excuse for why you and/or your business hasn’t reached the next level. Part of building your own business is always having a forward focus. Again, the Internet is a great place for finding inspiration, tips, tools, ideas, and motivation any time of the day or night.

One of my favorite online mentors is Brian Johnson. I can’t say enough good stuff about this guy. I know he’s not everybody’s idea of the perfect online mentor, but I have learned a lot following both him and his content.

Who are your online mentors? Share them with us. That’s the other great thing about the Internet. There’s room for all of us.


  1. Good article, Valerie. And thanks for being one of my mentors!

  2. Reminds us that "no man is an island."