The quality of your life will largely be determined by the quality of people you spend your time with. Jim Rohn has said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The only question remaining is are you surrounded by the right people?
It’s not a question of if we should work with mentors rather who those mentors should be. Our guest today, Geoff Woods, talks with us about how to find, work with, and succeed with mentors.
“I set off on this journey to surround myself with people who are where I want to be.” Tweet That— Geoff Woods
Meet Geoff Woods
Today I introduce Geoff Woods. I ran across Geoff’s podcast, The Mentee Podcast and I have to tell you that it is an incredible show.
I like a lot of elements of the show but the thing that I like most is that Geoff makes you feel as if you are part of the conversation. He is incredibly inquisitive and asks his guests all the questions you would want to know.
As I mentioned, Geoff is the host of The Mentee Podcast. His goal is to documents his personal journey from being an employee to becoming an entrepreneur. And, he highlights the conversations he has with his high-level mentors.
Geoff has become an expert at showing others how they can upgrade their personal connections and surround themselves with heavy-hitting mentors.
“I’m asking you to wipe the slate clean and ask yourself where you want to be when you grow up. What do you want your life to look like?” Tweet That— Geoff Woods
What You’ll Be Learning
- How to identify the people you should be around
- How to surround yourself with the right people
- How to get yourself in front of top-level CFOs and powerful men
- How to eliminate or reduce negative relationships
- The best way to contact potential mentors
- What you can offer to those who you would like to learn from
- The questions you can ask yourself to find the right mentors
- Geoff’s lesson’s from highly successful mentors
- How to improve your level of communication
“Are the people you’re hanging around with and seeking advice from where you want to be?” Tweet That— Geoff Woods
“You have to learn to become more interested than interesting.” Tweet That— Geoff Woods
How to Develop a Relationship with a Mentor
- Identify what it is that you want to accomplish
- Talk to others about who you want to meet
- Make initial contact with those potential mentors
- Go to an event they’re going to attend, ask for a referral introduction, cold call or email
- “Be more interested than interesting”
- Drop the ego, get vulnerable, and ask for help
- Constantly add value to your mentors
“You cannot afford to have the negativity of certain people in your life.” Tweet That— Geoff Woods