The best way to build community period in these spaces, especially mentorship. and I just shared this on my Facebook, but I'll share it right here. So three types of mentors that you have to have in order to be successful, it's real.
You have to have a personal mentor, someone that you can just bend, sell your shit to. Cause not everybody wants to hear all your shit. Okay. And it's not appropriate to have somebody here, all your shit. So you need to have a personal mentor. Somebody that's usually like in a faith group, you could find them activist community.
You could find them. Nonprofit is a great place to go and find them just by volunteering. Go find you a personal mentor. Second thing is get you some peer mentors, people who are in the, that you are not the only person in your space and the longer you feel isolated in that space alone, the further back you're becoming, right?
So you need to find set up some regular schedule meetings with some people who are just like you and just start having these types of conversations, even if it's just damn, where are we that our wrestling through some stuff.
the third mentoring role would be your professional mentor. And that should be somebody who's just further along than you, you hunt that person down, but you have to first create your smart goals, right? narrow down, get all your goals, then narrow down your two professional, one to two professional goals that you could just achieve.
Because anybody who's on the professional side and you want to get the best type of people who can mentor you in something like on a professional. Give them something that they can complete with you. That's the only thing they want to do, right? They want to achieve with you. They want to feel like everybody has a Messiah complex.
Everybody wants to say something, give them something to save you from, give them an opportunity to help you through the next level. And you go hunt them down. You find them on LinkedIn, you find them through your personal professional network. You go hunt them down and you say, could you help me achieve this?
you that's what you asked them and you, and then they'll, you'll get told no, a couple of times and it'll feel like a shot in the stomach, but I did that and I met that's where I met David. Grandish right. And like you end up the guy sold answers.com. I hunted him for six months, Hudson hen, six months where he best basically stood.
I didn't get a response. He's busy guy. For the longest. Eventually he said, yes, Gave me the mentorship invested into my project. We got to grow it up. I grew out of that. I grew because of it. And now I'm out doing my own shit because of the type of work I got, the confidence I got there. Yeah.