People always ask me to mentor them. I probably get at least 3 messages a day for this request. A true mentor is going to walk you through their experiences bad and good and look at your experiences and warn you of things they see going good or bad in a potential deal. They are going to show you how to handle questions and problems as they arise. They are going to be your teammate through it all.
Clearly, I can’t do that for every request I get. This is why I made the forum at www.KenMcelroy.com . Click here to check it out. The point of this forum is not only for me to answer your questions, but also for you to find mentors in one another. I absolutely will answer the questions you post on there, but also the connections you make if you try can be life-changing. I believe there are all levels in the group, so finding someone to mentor you is something you should make a priority.
Other places to meet mentors would be meet up groups, networking events, Linkedin, and even the old fashioned way of stopping by real estate investment offices! When you introduce yourself please remember if they don’t know you they may want something in return. I don’t recommend paying them a lot of money, because you haven’t even seen what they will offer. I do however believe you need to make it a win-win situation for them.
How can you do this? It depends on you and what you’re good at. You can offer to work in their real estate investing office part-time for free, yes I said it free! What you can learn could be life-changing. You could actually start a real estate investing networking group. If you are the leader of the group people will be more apt to help you. You could even start a podcast and have real estate guests on your show. You have to be creative, but take your skills and offer them something useful in return.
Some of you may be saying, “I’m not working somewhere for free.” or “This is a lot of work.” I am here to tell you starting a business, even a real estate investing business is a lot of work. So if you aren’t prepared to put in work then it will be very hard to become successful. Those that put in the work and really learn the trade are the ones that can really kick some ass in the industry.
Until Next Time,