Book Review: Mentors 101 By Mathieu Fortin

Book Review

I’d be lying if I told you that I’m not proud of what I have accomplished with Mentors 101, especially in such circumstances—English being my second language, coordinating all the interviews in a very short deadline, and doing everything by myself from A to Z.

And since it’s my book, I might be a little biased, that’s true. However, this is not a book review like any other. Instead, consider this article more like an exposé. One that’s going to help you get a better understanding of what’s in Mentors 101, but also one that’s going to show you how the book can really impact your life.

Right off the bat, I’m not afraid to say that Mentors 101: How to Get a Mentor to Help You Make Your Dreams Come True is my best work so far. The reviews are unanimous; it’s a great book.

Why? Because it provides answers to many questions—the right questions.

How To Find A Mentor

The vision I had for this project wasn’t just to write a book; I wanted to create a tool. Which is exactly what I did; Mentors 101 is nothing less than a step-by-step guide to finding the right mentor for your needs.

What would your definition of a mentor be? How did you find your first mentor? What is the best advice that you’ve ever gotten from one of your mentors? What would be your advice to someone looking for a mentor?

These are just a few examples of the questions—and of course, the answers—you’ll find in the book, making it one of the most comprehensive mentorship books ever written.

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Finding The Right Mentor Is All About Building The Right Relationships

That’s one of the main lessons you’ll draw from Mentors 101. Not only that, but you’ll also learn exactly how to build the the right relationships.

Still not convinced? Just look at the list of successful entrepreneurs featured in it; Gerard Adams, Caleb Maddix, Pejman Ghadimi, Sandy Forster, James Arthur Ray, Dave Ruel, Stephanie Nickolich, and Doug Sandler.

Among their observations…

  • “Having a mentor doesn’t mean that you won’t have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty every once in a while.” (p. 1)
  • “People often tend to assume that someone is out of reach just because they’re out there and they’ve got a few thousand followers on social media. But that’s not true.” (p. 21)
  • “I think one of the reasons why most people are having a hard time finding mentors is because they go to someone and ask to be mentored when by definition, what they’re really looking for is coaching.” (p. 25)
  • “The best mentors usually are the ones who inspire you to use their advice as a starting point rather than as an absolute truth.” (p. 27)
  • “You know, a mentor is usually someone you can look up to; someone who has ‘been there and done that.’ As a result, they probably know things that you don’t know yet.” (p. 52)
  • “You don’t need a mentor to be successful; you need a mentor to believe.” (p. 71)
  • “A mentor isn’t going to invest in someone who has no chance of making it; they’re going to go with the odds and stick to the people who they think can get things done and really make a difference.” (p. 74)
  • “Finding the right mentor is all about building the right relationships.” (p. 121)
  • “Instead of wondering how a mentor could benefit you, start focusing on how your skills could benefit them.” (p. 122)

If you’re looking for a fun little book on how to find a mentor, look no further; Mentors 101 is for you. In a perfect blend of engaging stories and practical advice, it’s going to teach you everything there is to know about how to go after the mentors you want and get them.

Question: How long have you been looking for a mentor? What do you think has prevented you from finding one?

I can’t wait to read your answers in the comments below. Keep rocking!

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