People who say they have nothing left to learn are foolish, to say the least.
Actually, the most successful businessmen and women understand that every day of their lives is a learning experience. They know that the only time they stop learning is when they pass on to another plane of existence.
If you are looking to grow your business beyond its current capacity, perhaps you should look at what other successful entrepreneurs have done in the past. Doing so might mean finding a mentor or several mentors.
But it doesn’t mean that you need to have personal relationships with all of them. Yes, a mentor is someone you gain invaluable insight from, but there are at least three key ways to learn from successful entrepreneurs.
1) A Personal Mentor/Mentee Relationship
Many entrepreneurs find that having a personal relationship with their mentors is the most rewarding type of relationship they can have. The reason why is that they can get instant feedback on their questions, but such a relationship isn’t always practical.
Some of the most in demand mentors, like Tai Lopez, are so popular that it would be physically impossible for them to personally mentor everyone who comes knocking at their doors. That being said, by attending conferences and trade shows, you can always find someone with a history of success that is longer than yours.
Keep searching and the right mentor will come along. It might take perseverance, but you’ll know when the right person is in your direct line of site.
2) Follow Them on Social Media
Today, there are numerous, highly successful entrepreneurs who also have an extremely visible social presence. These are the people you should follow on social media.
As they post or tweet their words of wisdom, you can learn to apply their advice to the real life situations you daily face. Also, YouTube is a great social site where you can follow their videos and podcasts to learn the “secrets” to their success.
Some will respond if you email them or make queries in the comments section, so keep that in mind as well. There is much you can learn from social mentors, even if you never develop personal relationships with them.
3) Read the Works of Successful People
The third key way in which you can learn from successful entrepreneurs is to read what they have written. Many have written countless volumes on business and business growth.
By reading their work, you’ll be able to learn from what they have experienced over the years. Sometimes you’ll get real life examples of obstacles they faced with outcomes far beyond what you would have expected.
For example, besides being one of the most in demand mentors today, Tai imparts wisdom by recommending that you read a book each and every day. You can learn from a mentor you’ve never met!
If you can’t read an entire book in a day, keep a list of successful entrepreneurs and go through their works one at a time. Along the way, you will learn how they achieved their success. Much of what you learn can help you grow your business as well.
These are only three of the key ways in which you can learn from successful entrepreneurs. But the main takeaway here is that you can learn if you take the time to seek that knowledge. Don’t ever think you have learned all there is to know, even if you are an expert in your field.
No one knows everything about every aspect of running a business. Keep key people around you, learn from the experts, and watch just how quickly your bottom line grows. It’s amazing what you can learn from others, isn’t it?
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