Finding Mentors: Do you want to feel better or get better?

Type 1: The cheerleader / comforter

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Type 2: The listener

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Type 3: The relationship tester

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Type 4: The trainer

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  • “No one in your company understands where you are taking it, want me to go ask the first 15 people I see in your office today?”
  • “Send me your financial statements monthly so I can stay in rhythm with your business which means when you call me for help I’ll be in flow”
  • “I’ll manage your offsites this year (he did for 7 years) and be provocative with you/your leaders…”
  • “leader ABC over division 123 is sharp, are you incentivizing them appropriately, lets go over that next week ok?”
  • “When are you visiting that M&A Firm? Me: in 6 days, Him: OK I’ll take a red eye to be there by your side during those talks. Heck lets meet for breakfast across from their offices and gameplan before, I’ll just stay at the airport hotel, shower, gameplan and get back on the 1st flight out.”
  • “If you talk to me about something on glassdoor one more time! That site is an anonymous platform, it’s the bathroom wall at the truck stop and you can’t shake what anonymous people are writing about you, come on.”
  • “I see how you are talking about XYZ online, I don’t think that is productive to your goals.”

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Serial Underdog @seerinteractive doing SEO, Marketing, & Stuff, I am whatever you say I am.

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