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RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly


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MENTORS ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION

THIS presentation IS PART OF A LARGER slide DECK on building a better world through entrepreneurship

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mentors Finding Mentors

VERY VERY FEW PEOPLE ACTUALLY HAVE

MENTORS
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AND YET MENTORSHIP IS CRUCIAL TO LIVING THE

LIFE YOU WANT


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WHO MENTORS YOU DETERMINES WHO

YOU BECOME
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mentors Finding Mentors

WHO MENTORS YOU DETERMINES WHICH

NETWORKS YOU ACCESS


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WHO MENTORS YOU DETERMINES WHERE IN LIFE

YOU WILL GO
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WHY DO PEOPLE SPEND 832 WEEKS IN SCHOOL And 0 WEEKS SEEKING AMAZING mentors?
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mentors Finding Mentors

A commonality among Successful people is that

THEY SEEK OUT AMAZING MENTORS


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BUT HOW DO YOU FIND AMAZING HIGH-INTEGRITY

MENTORS?
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mentors Research Mentors

FIRST USE THE INTERNET TO FIND PEOPLE WHO



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ARE BRILLIANT ARE 10-20 YRS AHEAD OF YOU SHARE SIMILAR PASSION ARE COMPASSIONATE
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mentors EXERCISE: Find Mentors

FIND 20 POTENTIAL MENTORS WHO ARE YOU IN 15 YEARS


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mentors Convincing someone to Mentor you

AND CONVINCE 2 of THEM THAT youRE WORTH

INVESTING TIME INTO


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mentors Get in via trusted connections

GET INTRODUCED TO THEM BY ONE OF THEIR TRUSTED CONNECTIONS


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mentors Finding Mentors

PURSUE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM UNTIL THEY LET YOU

TAKE THEM TO LUNCH


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mentors Stand out

SEND THEM A BULKY FEDEX PACKAGE

IF YOU MUST
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mentors Getting to important people

IMPORTANT PEOPLE LIKE OPENING

FEDEX PACKAGES
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mentors Messages busy people receive monthly

EMAILS: 10,000 TEXTS: 1,000 LETTERS: 100

FEDEX: 10
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mentors Send @ messages

IMPORTANT PEOPLE ALSO LIKE @Messages on Twitter


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mentors Be persistent

MOST PEOPLE GIVE UP AFTER SENDING 1 or 2 EMAILS

DonT GIVE UP.


PURSUE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM (NICELY) EXPLAIN YOUR PASSION FOR THE SAME THING FIND SOMEONE WHO CAN INTRODUCE YOU DIGITALLY
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mentors Be persistent

STAY AT IT FOR 6 Months IF THATs

WHAT IT TAKES
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mentors Once you get the meeting

BE PASSIONATE BE SUPER INFORMED BUILD TRUST

ABOUT THEM AND THEIR FIELD

ASK THEM TO INFORMALLY MENTOR YOU


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mentors Then follow-up

THEN FOLLoW-UP SEND BRIEF QUESTIONS GO TO THE SAME EVENTS DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIP
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mentors The key to achieving your dreams

SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE & MENTORS INVEST IN YOUR EDUCATION & FIND WORK FILLED WITH PASSION UNDER SOMEONE FROM WHOM YOU LEARn
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mentors The key to achieving your dreams

DO THESE THINGS AND Youll BE ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE YOUR MOST AMBITIOUS GOALS AND WILL WHOLE NEW POSSIBILITIES
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mentors The key to achieving your dreams

GET IN THESE NETWORKS LIVE A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE SURROUND YOURSELF WITH AMAZINGLY SMART & CARING PEOPLE And YOU WILL BE ON THE PATH TO BECOMING A JEDI
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mentors What is a padawan?

Padawan (n.)

An individual on a CONSCIOUS journey to become a jedi

PADAWAN IS SANSKRIT FOR LEARNER


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mentors What is a jedi?

Jedi (n.)

A highly competent, super-connected, and deeply compassionate SOUL & SYSTEMS THINKER, working at the highest levels of societal structuring, whose passion has been fully unleashed toward achieving an identified deeply meaningful mission that awakens them with extraordinary focus and immense energy daily.

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mentors The jedi checklist ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Highly competent Super-connected Deeply compassionate SYSTEMS THINKER Working to IMPROVE THE WORLD Identified meaningful mission Passion unleashed on achieving mission Extraordinary focus Immense vibrant energy
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mentors A grouping of jedis for good

Jedi Knights (n.)

A GROUPING OF JEDIS Consciously Choosing TO BE GUARDIANS OF PEACE & JUSTICE WHO UTILIZE THE FORCEs of ENERGy & INFLUENCE FOR GOOD WHILE CHANGING THE FUTURE FOR THE BETTER.
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mentors Find a jedi Mentor

NOW YOU KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF FINDING YOURSELF a

JEDI MASTER MENTOR


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mentors Find a jedi Mentor

WhoS YOUR JEDI MASTER YOUNG PADAWAN? WHAT? YOU DonT hAVE ONE? Dont let this be the CASE 6 months from now
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Startup Guide
2013 Edition

The

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Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly


CEO of Connect.com
More slides at www.startupguide.com