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If you want to learn a new skill the most efficient ways to gain that knowledge or experience are 1) get an instructor who can teach you or 2) work with an industry professional and gain experience as an intern.

Decide which method you prefer, outline your plan, then take the necessary steps to achieve that goal. Just a reminder - before investing your time or money, be sure your future mentor, coach, or trainer's reputation support his/her claims for success.

Do your research before committing to any partnerships. You're going to work with this person and good communication is helpful. Even if you value her experience, make sure you are comfortable with your interaction beforehand.

The world wide web is a ready resource, but at times it can have the effect of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you can locate information about most businesses through this online library. By the same token, any "wanna be" coach, or mentor can simply launch a new practice or sell a program without experience by quickly creating a website and marketing her "system".

Don't get me wrong, we all start somewhere. But if your future coach can point to her experience and positive results, it builds credibility and makes your decision to say Yes or No much easier.

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Experience builds credibility

 

If the former students of your prospective coach share their positive experiences and outcomes because of her help that further enhances her reputation.

Wondering how to choose a teacher or mentor?

Do your research!
Look for satisfied clients or students before blindly handing over your credit card number. Check out the testimonials on her website. Someone who shares glowing feedback knows, likes and trusts this service provider. You can learn more about her experience and reputation through her current and former clients.

If you're now convinced she is the right person for you, take the leap and connect with your prospective mentor. But, if there's still some hesitation, take this next step and...

Do more research!!
Search for people who have shared words of praise about this expert. You can continue making discoveries by visiting their websites. If your prospective coach, mentor or teacher has made a significant impact on this entrepreneur's business, you may see references to her and links back to her program. If you see this type of “social proof” you've probably found a winner!

So remember to:

Do your research!
Spend the necessary time to investigate before investing your time or money.

Do more research!!
Keep exploring until you get answers to your questions.

Wanting to grow and learn is both admirable and natural. But remember to give yourself enough time to investigate up-front so you can save yourself from future regret on the back-end.

Are you searching for a safe place to learn, grow and hang out with other women online?

The Yes! Women’s Network was created with that goal in mind.

See who’s there now.

In the words of Dr. Spock, "Live long and prosper!"

See you soon...
Pamela

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