I would really like a mentor in my field (professional organizing).
I have a day job, working for a guy who teaches a wealth building course of sorts. During one of the weeks, he focused on mentoring. during my eavesdropping, he mentioned that the participants should seek out a mentor in their field - and not someone who is just one step above where they are, but shoot as far as they can.
The problems I have faced so far are:
- many professional organizers aren`t interested in being mentors. A lot of them offer "coaching" to other organizers and charge a hefty fee for such. More than my start up, still working a day job so I can eat budget can afford. a lot of what we do as organizers is coach clients, so I guess they don`t want to give it away free.
- many in the area aren`t interested because, I`ve found, they see other organizers as competition. this is true in some regard - but you can`t work with every client in los angeles county!! I tried to network with organizers months back - because I had projects i wanted to REFER to other people...and I still got limited responses back.
So, what should I do? Any suggestion on how I should target the people I have my eyes set on?
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