How to get mentors

How to get mentors

Leadership | Posted by - February 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Mentors have been a key part of building my brand and my business. I just wouldn't be where I am without them. Before I dive into how to find a mentor, I want to clarify what mentorship means to me.

I think some people believe that a mentor is someone who meets with you regularly and advises you on all the major decisions you're making. I have some of these formal mentors, however, I also have several people in my rolodex that I consider to be mentors even though our relationship is less formal. These may be people I check in with every few months to ask a few questions to. These are informal mentors, but just as important for long term success.

I just wanted to clear that up because I hear so many people say "I need a mentor" when they may already have a handful of people who do act as informal mentors. Not everyone has a mentor they meet with every Friday morning for breakfast, and that's okay. Mentorship is so much more than that! The key thing is to have a few people you can turn to when you need a bit of help, or you're making a decision that could use some expert advice.

Okay, onto today's episode of She Takes on the World TV! In this episode I'm sharing the technique I've used to find the mentors I currently work with. I call it my "5 minute rule" and it has also helped me get the attention of celebrity entrepreneurs.

Natalie MacNeil

Natalie MacNeil is an Emmy Award-winning media entrepreneur, #1 Amazon best-selling author of She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose, and Founder of She Takes on the World Inc. Get her weekly dose of inspiration and practical advice for your business + life at

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