If you’ve read the previous articles on this site, you’ll see that you can take steps on your own to “break out” of the typical mentality and set yourself up for success. Unfortunately, even the mind that is determined and creative can have a difficult time being successful. There are so many pitfalls in every field that taking them on without any help can be devastating.
So what’s the answer? How can you think outside of the box, and be successful, without falling into the traps of the particular field you are interested in?
Look to Become an Apprentice
Unfortunately (at least in the western world), many people want to start out at the top. But it takes time and experience. But what if you could find someone that has the success you want to have, in the particular field that you want to be involved in? And what if that person was willing to teach you?
There are professionals in almost every field that will be willing to work out a deal with you. Whether you need a real estate coach, a dissertation coach, a personal training coach, or otherwise, there is someone in your field that is successful, that would be willing to work with you to increase their success and yours.
It’s as simple as looking up those that are successful in your field that are located in your area, and dropping in to talk to them. This may be a bold move, but invite them out to a lunch on you, and just talk to them, see what they need, and let them know what you are looking for. You may be shocked and amazed when they say YES!
The Twofold Benefit of the Mentor-Protégé System
Then that would be your ideal opportunity. You can use them to increase your knowledge and expertise in the field, preparing you to defeat the common pitfalls and educate you on the inner workings of that field. But you might ask “Why would someone want to do that for me?” Well, often, successful people want to increase their success, and one of the ways to do so is to train others to help them do it. So you could become a helper or a “bird-dog” if you will, to help your mentor increase their success. And what a beautiful trade off it would be! You get what you need to become successful, and they simultaneously increase their success.
This type of Mentor-Protégé system is probably the best system in the world for creating successful people. So I encourage you to seek out that successful someone that can catapult you to the top. So go out there and be successful!