Getting people to mentor you is the least of your problem. If they say no to your face, then probably they think you are an idiot and don’t deserve their mentorship, or they think you think you are an idiot and you’re not confident enough in yourself and you’re just looking for someone else’s validation, or you are an idiot and didn’t do the necessary groundwork to impress the person enough.
Your options, of course, is to try harder, be better and build up enough confidence in your self and your abilities to be able to make it worth their time, or just get a mentor who can’t say no to you. That means picking up a book or two and watching people you want to emulate. As we have already discussed, have more than one mentor in your life (Read Here).
- Don’t be an idiot, which is a good general baseline in all aspects of life.
- Don’t be needy, and if you’re unsure about this ask your girlfriend. If you don’t have a girlfriend then well you know one of the reasons why.
- Be passionate about what you’re trying to accomplish, and the right people will volunteer to be your mentor.