October 31, 2018

How to find a mentor, with Peter Mehit

Episode 819:

Peter Mehit is the Owner and Chief Operating Officer of Custom Business Planning and Solutions. After a successful career in the Fortune 100, he has helped over 2,500 clients start, grow and expand their businesses and has written business plans that have raised over $160 million. He is also the co-author of Killer Business Plan, a book that can help you choose the business that is right for you.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • The reason Peter stepped away from Fortune 100 and what he decided to do instead
  • How Peter’s life completely changed after he said “no” to his boss
  • Why small businesses are so important and how Peter helps them succeed
  • One of the obstacles to success in today’s day and age and Peter’s technique to overcome this
  • Examples of simple systems that can help you make the most out of each day
  • What a good, usable business plan looks like along with the most important question you need to answer to guide your plan
  • The types of businesses investors are interested in
  • How to get your business running when you’re really good at the vision end, but less experienced in running the actual business
  • Why it’s essential that you actually write a business plan before you get started
  • The reason you can’t lie to yourself about what your strengths and weakness are
  • What Peter thinks is the most critical skill a business owner needs to master in order to be successful today
  • Reasons it’s essential to be self-educated to succeed in business today
  • The most influential lesson Peter ever learned from a mentor and how to get the most out of your relationship with a mentor
  • How knowing what you want will get you exactly what you need from your mentor
  • Why paying for something makes you more committed to it

Ways to contact Peter:

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