7 Must-follow mentors for busy professional service providers
Everyone and their momma needs some good news. It’s a bad news world most every day. If you don’t tune it out you go around feeling like you drank a belly-ful of lemonade without any sweetener!
Here’s the good news: there are warm, friendly, honest folk who want to help you succeed in life and in business. They’ve worked hard and paved the way for other professional service providers, entrepreneurs, and solo business owners.
I’ve met and interacted with some of them on their blogs, LinkedIn pages, and Facebook pages. Guess what? I’ve even listened to their advice. And it works. In an impossible year, my business has moved slowly forward. The odds have definitely not been in my favor.
I want to share. I’m taking a page from their books. In fact, some of my friends have already been the, ahem, beneficiaries of my free, unsolicited advice. Sorry about that, guys! But you know that I care about you if I share my good news, right?
The best news is this: these business-builders share freely. Yes, they offer high end services. But they’re always giving away good, actionable advice for free. So I made a list of expert business-building mentors I think you should link up with and follow. Only buy what you can afford. Definitely glean from their wisdom.
- For inspiration and productivity: http://www.michaelhyatt.com
For online marketing: http://www.amyporterfield.com http://www.rayedwards.com
- For business writers/creatives: http://www.makealivingwriting.com http://www.b2blauncher.com
- For improving your LinkedIn or creating a webinar: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3-must-have-tools-attract-more-clients-linkedin-john-nemo
I know it’s a small list! These are my TOP picks at the moment. I am not an affiliate for any of these links. It’s just my very small way of saying thank you for their great mentoring content.
In particular, four of these individuals have responded to me personally.
Where do they find the time? Ah, ask Michael Hyatt that question. I’m still working on my personal productivity levels. Work/life balance, too.
Obviously, these folks are not the only voices of business humanity. The human, personal touch is how many small businesses survive and, hello, THRIVE! If you shop local, you see this more often.
“If you want to be more successful, be more human in how you market to and engage with your target audience.” John Nemo
Humanity is alive and well in the business world. I thought it was about time to spread the word.
Helping YOUR business create that warm, human touch (even if you sell O-rings or fork-lifts) is also why I’m here.
My private piano practice has survived and thrived in a very small town, because I’m “that fun, friendly” piano teacher.
I listen and communicate with a broad spectrum of people and age groups day after day, year after year — people just like your clients. We’re a bedroom community of Annapolis, D.C., and Baltimore. Literally all walks of life live here.
Most notably, I don’t verbally “bite” kids or wallop their knuckles when they miss a note. (Um, yes, I’ve heard the stories from parents who quit piano lessons for that very reason. Yikes! The “good old days”, anyone?) I listen to my student’s struggles and find ways to help them succeed, targeted help for their needs.
Listening and learning about your business is my top priority.
Your business content will receive the same loving care and warm communication that I give to all my clients. I’ll even write your email communications for you! Do I hear a sigh of relief?
Hey, I understand if you’re a very small business starting out. You don’t have the budget yet to hire a content writer.
You can learn to write your own clear and warm business content from folks on my list just by downloading their freebies. So what are you waiting for?
Either way, you can get to business-building today with the help of a mentor. Sometimes the best things in life are free.
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