I recently read a quote that stuck with me: “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”. I thought about it for awhile and decided to take a closer look at who my mentors are. After creating a list, I realized that I’ve never actually met any of them yet they continue to inspire and offer me information that is relevant to my business. So I sit here pondering the question…is it possible to now have virtual mentors?
Over the course of the past six years, I’ve followed a lot of people’s blogs, tweets and posts but have always received the best advice from a select few people. I’d like to share my list of virtual mentors with you so you may also benefit from what they have to offer. Here we go..
Gary is probably the one person to help me realize what social media is all about and how to incorporate it into today’s new era of business. Gary recorded a presentation that he did for inc.com that was nothing short of inspirational and I continue to share it with anyone who will listen.
Pat is the epitomy of the guy who lost it all and bounced back. He is the reason why so many marketers are successful online because of his simplistic and honest approach to marketing.
If you’re looking for information on how to market your business on Facebook then look no further than Amy. She consistently keeps me up to date on all the latest trends on Facebook as well as step by step instructions on how to implement them. Her warm hearted demeanour translates through her online persona to make you feel comfortable, trusted and informed.
Chris is a relative newcomer on my radar but I have read and watched all I can find on his websites. Chris continues to offer amazing advice on outsourcing and marketing. I love is sense of humour that he ads to each and every on of his podcasts.
Derek is a no nonsense kind of marketer that cuts to the chase of what he is discussing. There is no fluff added to his blog, just simple information that people can begin to use immediately.
For some reason, Michael exudes trust. I have yet to put my finger on it but you just can’t help trusting what he has to say. He is your go-to guy for anything social media related.
James is my video guy. When ever there is something new being rolled out in the video world, I can count on James to write a post on how we can implement the new changes. He offers a ton of great advice both on his blog and his YouTube channel. If your using video (and you should be), James is your guy.
Rand is my number one resource for everything “seo”. His white hat approach to seo has always been spot on and easy to implement. If you’re looking to do search engine optimization the right way then I recommend following Rand and his Whiteboard Fridays..
Please feel free to leave a comment letting me know who your mentors are. I could always use a bit more advice.