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  • Property-a-holics

    Who has a mentor, or mentors others?

    Just wondering how many PT'ers have had/continue to have mentoring meet-ups, or are there some on here that mentor others?

    I'm quite lucky in that I'm mentored on a very flexible basis for the price of a cup of coffee, so can't complain really!

    (And no, they're not looking to take others on on that basis, or any other from what I understand!).

    So who still gets mentored, or mentors others on PT?

    Or is PT your mentoring platform?

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    I have three people who mentor me, although they don't know they are my mentors!

    They are individuals who are kind enough to support what I am doing, share a helpful word, turn to if in need of advice ...

    They are the best kind of mentors.  One day I hope to repay their generosity for giving so much without any expectation of getting something back.

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    I feel so lucky that I have virtual mentors in the PT members. I’m no good to anyone as a mentor myself right now but really hope I can give back one day.

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    No, but I learnt from some very good bosses when I was an employee of theirs and what they taught me stood me in good stead business wise.

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    I think we all benefit from advice and a sounding board and PT is my fave source for those. Also we ought to consider our strengths/ weaknesses, our long-term view and do the maths before we make decisions.

    Personally I am amazed how keen many people are to throw 1000s at gurus. I don't know why so many seem desperate to put them faith in others.

    If anyone seems to make more money form selling their "expertise" than in property itself we should run. If someone is fantastically wealthy from property why would they we willing to endlessly flog up and down the country selling courses. AVOID!

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    " Personally I am amazed how keen many people are to throw 1000s at gurus. I don't know why so many seem desperate to put them faith in others. "

    I totally agree. They think by spending thousands they will be told what to do, how to start etc. etc.

    They'd be much better off learning all they can first for free by putting the time into learning, even if they can't afford a property yet, so that when they have a lot of knowledge they can then ask specific questions and make sure the purchase goes correctly.

    Unfortunately most newbies suck in what the 'guru' is telling them without asking any questions because they A) have no knowledge, and B) want to believe.

    They're paying at the wrong stage of their education for what is basically free content elsewhere.

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    Wonderful to see people have great mentors and friends who help them with their property journeys! PT is an amazing community and I’m always glad to see how much help is given, and how willing people are to help others on here!

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    Transparency notice: OneandOnlyPro is a commercial partner of Property Tribes.

    I've been fortunate to come across many mentors. One of the most memorable was a couple of elderly landlords that were receiving care. They had purchased 3 rental properties to provide income for their retirement and then pass on to their 3 sons.

    The husband was in the late stages of alzheimers and his care had cost the couple one of their 3 properties. I didn't know him for long any only learnt from his situation. His wife was suffering from a physical degenerative order requiring complex care and I learned more from her. At the same time my father was terminally ill and I knew I would have an inheritance to invest.

    When my client had sold her final property to fund care, we joked that she may outlive the proceeds and be reliant on state care. She nearly achieved it. Her lasting advice to me, which has been repeated by many of her generation, was not to have any wealth as I get older, to deal with it in whatever way I see fit whilst I am young enough to do so. As a landlord she advised me to try to find a different property path and not follow the crowd, as the system focuses on the majority.

    I have had many mentors, some more influential than others.


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    I`ve never had a mentor

    I just listen to every individual I come across and learn something

    1000 different opinions gives me options

    After every interaction they get a private mental mark out  of 10 from me

    8 or 9`s I will  listen to again and again and again to learn and grow

    5, 6, 7`s views are acknowledged as useful and parked somewhere in my brain

    1, 2, 3, 4`s cause me to snarl at having wasted my precious air time

    But I still learn something from them even if its just to learn not to listen to them again

    There is only one 10 I`ve ever met


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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com