Mentors are an important part of being in business, and as I found out from Claire Emerson they can be easier to find and approach than you might think.
I spoke with Claire Emerson about how she found her latest mentor, Brian Clark of Copyblogger fame, and how she uses four types of people in her life – cheerleaders, peers, business coaches, and mentors – to stay accountable and on track.
Claire Emerson’s website:
Brian Clark’s websites:
Unemployable podcast episode where Seth talks about a lot of things, including mentors.
“I had the goal of learning from smart people.”
– Claire Emerson
3:20 – How Claire managed to work with Brian Clark from Copyblogger
8:02 – Seth Godin’s thoughts on Mentors
9:14 – Claire’s take on what Seth said
11:25 – Peer accountability
12:45 – Mentor Vs. Business Coach
14:40 – Seth’s article on Heroes Vs. Mentors
16:32 – Claire’s 360 Accountability system
17:44 – Article The four people you need to build a successful business
18:29 – The Cheerleader
21:20 – Peers
27:23 – Business Coach
27:45 – The difference between Australian and American business psyche
33:41 – Mentor
34:26 – Virtual mentor
34:47 – Super tip to connect
39:07 – How has all this helped Claire
41:33 – Article on mentors by Foundr