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What is the best way to reach out to a mentor? How should I word my request?

I am looking for a mentor and don't want to botch my chance to get one. I am not sure what to write in a request that will get the most favorable response.

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There are great and viable means to reach to a mentor. However, a request is polite enough. Just introduce yourself and what you do as you request to have the person to mentor in certain areas of need. Every other begins to fall in place from there. Hope you find this resourceful

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Here are some techniques that may be useful in relating to mentors:

Be willing to communicate values, goals, objectives and the nature of the business concept. We wish to do considerable listening up front before making recommendations.

Think through the challenges for specific areas in which assistance is needed and convey them in the most specific way possible.

Relate to the mentor by not only asking questions, but also commenting on the outcomes and the quality of the mentor’s suggestions. If the entrepreneur has an idea for performing the job in a different way than the mentor identifies he or she should show some initiative by developing the approach and asking the mentor to comment.

The ideal entrepreneur as a client makes the journey interesting for us as well by practicing the above objectives.

https://www.micromentor.org/blog/larson21/

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Hello Amber,

Definitely, all of the above!

Along with letting the mentor know a little bit more about your business and your specific challenges, one I thing I would add is to be sure to let the mentor know why you have chosen to reach out to them specifically -- what was it in the mentor's profile that made you think they would be a great match? That will help the mentor know that you've done your research, and also adds another level of filter for your own decision making.

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Be open, honest and willing to trust your mentor's advice. expect to be challenged and pushed out of your comfort zone – this is how you develop skills. expect to make some mistakes - you will learn from them. remember your mentor is volunteering their time so never waste it.

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