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Startup Guide

2013 Edition

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Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly
CEO of Connect.com
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COM 157 .mentors Finding Mentors VERY VERY FEW PEOPLE ACTUALLY HAVE MENTORS STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 158 .mentors Finding Mentors AND YET MENTORSHIP IS CRUCIAL TO LIVING THE LIFE YOU WANT STARTUPGUIDE.

mentors Finding Mentors WHO MENTORS YOU DETERMINES WHO YOU BECOME STARTUPGUIDE.COM 159 .

mentors Finding Mentors WHO MENTORS YOU DETERMINES WHICH NETWORKS YOU ACCESS STARTUPGUIDE.COM 160 .

COM 161 .mentors Finding Mentors WHO MENTORS YOU DETERMINES WHERE IN LIFE YOU WILL GO STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 162 .mentors Finding Mentors WHY DO PEOPLE SPEND 832 WEEKS IN SCHOOL And 0 WEEKS SEEKING AMAZING mentors? STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 163 .mentors Finding Mentors A commonality among Successful people is that THEY SEEK OUT AMAZING MENTORS STARTUPGUIDE.

mentors Finding Mentors BUT HOW DO YOU FIND AMAZING HIGH-INTEGRITY MENTORS? 164 STARTUPGUIDE.COM .

mentors Research Mentors FIRST USE THE INTERNET TO FIND PEOPLE WHO •  •  •  •  STARTUPGUIDE.COM ARE BRILLIANT ARE 10-20 YRS AHEAD OF YOU SHARE SIMILAR PASSION ARE COMPASSIONATE 165 .

mentors EXERCISE: Find Mentors FIND 20 POTENTIAL MENTORS WHO ARE “YOU” IN 15 YEARS STARTUPGUIDE.COM 166 .

mentors Convincing someone to Mentor you AND CONVINCE 2 of THEM THAT you’RE WORTH INVESTING TIME INTO STARTUPGUIDE.COM 167 .

mentors Get in via trusted connections GET INTRODUCED TO THEM BY ONE OF THEIR TRUSTED CONNECTIONS STARTUPGUIDE.COM 168 .

mentors Finding Mentors PURSUE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM UNTIL THEY LET YOU TAKE THEM TO LUNCH 169 STARTUPGUIDE.COM .

mentors Stand out SEND THEM A BULKY FEDEX PACKAGE IF YOU MUST STARTUPGUIDE.COM 170 .

COM 171 .mentors Getting to important people IMPORTANT PEOPLE LIKE OPENING FEDEX PACKAGES STARTUPGUIDE.

000 TEXTS: 1.000 LETTERS: 100 FEDEX: 10 STARTUPGUIDE.mentors Messages busy people receive monthly EMAILS: 10.COM 172 .

COM 173 .mentors Send @ messages IMPORTANT PEOPLE ALSO LIKE @Messages on Twitter STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 174 . PURSUE THE CRAP OUT OF THEM (NICELY) EXPLAIN YOUR PASSION FOR THE SAME THING FIND SOMEONE WHO CAN INTRODUCE YOU DIGITALLY STARTUPGUIDE.mentors Be persistent MOST PEOPLE GIVE UP AFTER SENDING 1 or 2 EMAILS Don’T GIVE UP.

mentors Be persistent STAY AT IT FOR 6 Months IF THAT’s WHAT IT TAKES STARTUPGUIDE.COM 175 .

mentors Once you get the meeting BE PASSIONATE BE SUPER INFORMED BUILD TRUST ABOUT THEM AND THEIR FIELD ASK THEM TO INFORMALLY MENTOR YOU STARTUPGUIDE.COM 176 .

COM 177 .mentors Then follow-up THEN FOLLoW-UP SEND BRIEF QUESTIONS GO TO THE SAME EVENTS DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIP STARTUPGUIDE.

mentors The key to achieving your dreams SURROUNDING YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE & MENTORS INVEST IN YOUR EDUCATION & FIND WORK FILLED WITH PASSION UNDER SOMEONE FROM WHOM YOU LEARn STARTUPGUIDE.COM 178 .

COM 179 .mentors The key to achieving your dreams DO THESE THINGS AND You’ll BE ON TRACK TO ACHIEVE YOUR MOST AMBITIOUS GOALS AND WILL WHOLE NEW POSSIBILITIES STARTUPGUIDE.

mentors The key to achieving your dreams GET IN THESE NETWORKS LIVE A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE SURROUND YOURSELF WITH AMAZINGLY SMART & CARING PEOPLE And YOU WILL BE ON THE PATH TO BECOMING A JEDI STARTUPGUIDE.COM 180 .

) “An individual on a CONSCIOUS journey to become a jedi” PADAWAN IS SANSKRIT FOR “LEARNER” STARTUPGUIDE.mentors What is a padawan? Padawan (n.COM 181 .

COM 182 . working at the highest levels of societal structuring. super-connected.) “A highly competent. and deeply compassionate SOUL & SYSTEMS THINKER.” STARTUPGUIDE.mentors What is a jedi? Jedi (n. whose passion has been fully unleashed toward achieving an identified deeply meaningful mission that awakens them with extraordinary focus and immense energy daily.

mentors The jedi checklist !  !  !  !  !  !  !  !  !  Highly competent Super-connected Deeply compassionate SYSTEMS THINKER Working to IMPROVE THE WORLD Identified meaningful mission Passion unleashed on achieving mission Extraordinary focus Immense vibrant energy 183 STARTUPGUIDE.COM .

COM 184 .) “A GROUPING OF JEDIS Consciously Choosing TO BE GUARDIANS OF PEACE & JUSTICE WHO UTILIZE THE FORCEs of ENERGy & INFLUENCE FOR GOOD WHILE CHANGING THE FUTURE FOR THE BETTER.mentors A grouping of jedis for good Jedi Knights (n.” STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 185 .mentors Find a jedi Mentor NOW YOU KNOW THE TRUE MEANING OF FINDING YOURSELF a JEDI MASTER MENTOR STARTUPGUIDE.

COM 186 .mentors Find a jedi Mentor Who’S YOUR JEDI MASTER YOUNG PADAWAN? WHAT? YOU Don’T hAVE ONE? Don’t let this be the CASE 6 months from now STARTUPGUIDE.

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