How Mentors Help Shape One’s Career

How Mentors Help Shape One’s Career

There’s an excellent quote by Donald Trump that says “Your net worth is the average of the 5 people closest to you.”

It’s so true.

On a deeper level we can modify it and see it applies not just to money, but to other facets of our life: success, happiness, love, etc.

When Valentino asked me, “How important was having a mentor and group of like minded people to surround yourself with,” I simply cannot over state it.

Growing up in poker at a time where many of my colleagues and peers were influencing and shaping the poker industry, and feeding off their courage, experience and sharing knowledge was absolutely instrumental to my success.

But how do you accomplish that today, in a time where poker is more saturated, competitive and the barrier to entry is much more difficult?

What can having mentors teach us about the way to improve our games, ourselves and lead our lives?

You’ve got questions. Today’s video has answers.

Alright now it’s your turn. Share some of your mentors and how they have helped you in a comment below!

Have questions of your own? Shoot them over to me and I’ll respond in a video.

Enjoy your week. Hope you crush it!


P.S. Life’s short. Too short. Don’t wait to start whatever it is you’ve been putting off. Do it today. Now. Go…

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  • Stephen Beyer November 10, 2014 1:42 pm

    Good topic. Interesting angle on it. I always assumed a mentor relationship was more personal. But I suppose as public as some these people are you suggested you could take enough away from them to call it mentoring.

    Years ago when I was interested in taking over the internet with a business idea I had a mentor that I would meet with regularly. I’d say he was one of the most important ingredients in my team winning a business plan competition at Brown University.

    Before I enter any field seriously I seek out a mentor, it’s never let me down. On the contrary the ventures I’ve jumped into on my own without any guidance failed.

    Takeaway is this. Follow Alec’s advice. Be humble and find a mentor.

    • Alec November 10, 2014 2:02 pm

      Thanks Stephen,
      Appreciate the feedback. Glad I could help!


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