Updated: Oct 27, 2022
In our growing digital age, mentors are everywhere.
Your so-called ‘gurus’ have set themselves up online (and off) hoping to pitch you their brand of knowledge on the subject matter you’re looking for.
Some gurus promise a fast and easy path – whether it be for making money, losing weight, or making a change in your life overall. And on paper, these things all sound great.
But sadly, there’s always a catch.
Either these ‘mentors’ don’t offer everything you’re looking for, charge an exorbitant amount for a knowledge base that just scratches the surface, or worse – are a complete scam.
This leaves you with an incomplete and insufficient understanding - if you learned anything at all - and costs you a lot of money with nothing to show for it.
What’s a Good Mentorship Really Worth?
Okay Jamil, with all of these quick, inadequate, or scammy schemes out there, then what is a good mentorship?
And why would I bother with one?
Well, first let’s talk about what a mentorship is. A mentor is literally someone that has a LOT of experience in an area that you’re in.
So for example, if you have an interest in writing, you would want to partner up with someone who’s a writer, specifically in the genre you’re interested in.
If you’re just starting out, you may want to first learn the ins and outs of writing – proper grammar, sentence structure, etc – before getting into specific topics.
If you already know the basics and you’re trying to get into, say non-fiction writing, then you’d want to find someone who has authored several non-fiction books.
Writing, in general, is like an umbrella where there are different spokes underneath it. And like writing, real estate – and, specifically, real estate investing – has many different aspects.
But both of these also have a bit of mystery and confusion attached to them – people aspire to be one of these, but aren’t sure how to go about getting there.
And that’s where a mentorship program comes in.
Having one mentor is awesome, but having a team of mentors is even better. Why? Because not everyone can know everything all the time.
Let’s take real estate investing – there are so many ways to invest in real estate:
Fix & flipping
Buy & holds
These are just some areas you can start in, then there are areas under those areas that you can dive deeper into.
But because there are so many different aspects, you should have a group of people, who can share their experiences and learn from each other.
That’s one of the reasons I started AstroFlipping.
I’ve had my share of successes, but I’ve also had my share of mistakes.
That’s why I created my mentorship program; not only to bring together my own knowledge and experience in wholesaling real estate, but all of the amazing experiences my student members have had and are having.
Because everyone has a different experience, I encourage our members to get together and talk about what they’ve seen in their markets or what they’ve gone through with sellers.
I also share my experience when we do weekly calls, especially when members have specific questions on real-time situations they’re in.
But this isn’t just helping members get deals; it’s also about support and guidance.
As we all know, sometimes the worst critic we face is ourselves. That’s why I put focus on understanding your mindset and making sure that you overcome those doubts that are holding you back.
That’s the worth of a good mentorship – being able to get value, grow in your development, and become more confident and competent in that development.
Remember that writing example from earlier?
If you’ve invested in a good writing mentorship, then you should find yourself not only understanding writing as a whole, but starting to explore topics you’re interested in.
This could range from writing your first story or submitting a poem to a writing contest.
For my Astro student members, this means closing their first deal or getting a large assignment fee, or even trying to decide what to do with that very first check.
Every few months, I put on mastermind events that bring together AstroFlipping members, as well as guest speakers to talk about their experience in the current landscape.
Here’re a few words from Alan and Kate who attended our June mastermind:
A good mentorship should provide real value in the form of continued learning for everyone involved. That’s a mentorship gold mine.
If you’re just starting out in real estate investing or you’ve been in the industry for a while, we’re looking for you!
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