Moving through the fear of making a mentoring request

Fri, Dec 6, 2013


Last week we committed to responding to people’s fears of mentorship and we’re going to do just that. In fact, we’re dedicating the full month to this. So let’s address the first major fear: reaching out to a mentor.

In our #PoCchat with Bobby Umar of Raeallan, we asked the question: What intimidates you about reaching out to someone to be your mentor?

One major response that arose was the FEAR of BEING JUDGED. Here are some responses from the #PoCchat:

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For tactics to overcome this fear, we consulted Marie Forleo a highly successful and reputed internet marketing genuis and entrepreneur. She’s worked with Richard Branson, Oprah and Tony Robbins to name a few.

Marie has a video that speaks to overcoming the FEAR of JUDGMENT.

The TOP TWO TIPS we felt was most applicable from her include:

1. Stop judging yourself: We get other human beings to judge us for what we judge ourselves about.

2. Don’t chase the approval of others: Not everyone is going to get or like what you do.

Worried about being seen as a FAILURE?

Here’s a highlight of what she had to share about failure, “Feeling like a failure is normal. It means you’re human like the rest of us. Legendary success in any field requires a shit ton of stick-to-it-ness. When you know you’re meant to birth an idea into existence, take it from Russell Simmons, David Blaine, Frank Kern and yours truly: feeling like a failure often means you’re moments away from your biggest success”.

Thank you Marie!

No human being is perfect and you cannot please everybody. Are you ready to let go of your fears of being judged so you can find a great mentor?



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