In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, we’re talking about the value of mentoring. This year, I’ve been bringing you guests to help you get through challenging times for personal and economic wellness. Many employees, business owners and even entrepreneurs are concerned and anxious about the future state of their businesses, careers, and families.
Uncertainty drives fear and fear makes it harder to think. So, I’m bringing people in to say, hey, here’s some tools, some facts, some knowledge to help you turn off the fear. My guest today, Kevin Harrington, has a way to make sure your personal and professional lives not only do well but thrive during this uncertainty and stress. He says is as simple as finding a mentor.
“One of the challenges entrepreneurs have is they’re afraid to do it,” Kevin says. “They don’t know what to say or where to go. Sometimes you just have to raise your hand and just go for it. Absolutely. And the universe has a way of bringing things back to the people that do need them, but you can’t just sit.”
“And when COVID first hit, a lot of people were burying their heads in the sand. That’s the time that you have to get out and start connecting. Connect and collaborate and do some things together because at times of strife like that, it’s important not to give up but to see if there’s opportunities and what problems can you solve right now. Mentors focus on problems and solutions.”
Kevin goes into detail on how mentors can benefit your professional growth in his new book, “Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond.”
Kevin’s the original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the “As Seen on TV brand,” and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. His work behind the scenes of business ventures has produced more than $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making of dozens of millionaires. He’s launched massively successful products like The Food Saver, Ginsu Knives, The Great Wok of China, The Flying Lure, and many more.
He’s been called the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur Answer Man, because he knows the challenges unique to start-ups and has a special passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed.
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- I’ve done about 700 projects. I’ve failed on about 550 of them, it’s a very humbling experience. – 2:49
- Ginsu knives, did you know that that was going to be winner? – 3:39
- You don’t have to quit your job. Get a side hustle. – 7:27
- My first mentor I got when I was 11 years old. Happened to be my father, Charlie. – 8:13
- How do you go out and find a mentor?– 13:55
- When you join EO, you actually get a group of mentors that meet you on a monthly basis.– 19:05
- Why do people go on Shark Tank? – 25:33
- One of the challenges entrepreneurs have is they’re afraid to do it. – 27:07
- There is no, just golden reveal of how it happens. But I’ll tell you some people that have gotten to me in some pretty creative ways. – 30:58
- So you can work on your pitch, but I would just say, ask a few people because the worst they’ll do is get a no, and you might get a yes.– 36:59
- For the people who are over 35, most likely who are saying, you know what, maybe it’s time for me to be a mentor to someone. I don’t know how to do the flip side of that. So how do you raise your hand and say, I’m happy to help? – 41:23
- Hanging out around people who do business if you want business mentorship is a pretty good idea. And the same thing, if you want mentorship for pro sports, hang around places where professional athletes go. – 54:17
- My value wasn’t in my paycheck. My value was in the enterprise value of the company. – 59:02
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