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I came across this cheat sheet on reinventing yourself from James Altucher.

There is some excellent advise on reinventing yourself…

I love the bit about a mentor being worth 500 good books…

I am not one to steal his thunder, I would recommend you read it, its not long

see cheat sheet here

He makes an interesting point about mentors.

YOU NEED A MENTOR…

Or else, you’ll sink to the bottom. Someone has to show you how to move and breathe. But don’t worry about finding a mentor (see below).

 

D) Three types of mentors

  1. Direct. Someone who is in front of you who will show you how they did it. What is “it”? Wait. By the way, mentors aren’t like that old Japanese guy in “The Karate Kid.” Ultimately most mentors will hate you.
  2. Indirect. Books. {See More On How Books Can Be Better Mentors Than People… And My New Solution To Help You Find Your Mentor – Click Here}. You can outsource 90 percent of mentorship to books and other materials. 200-500 books equals one good mentor. People ask me, “What is a good book to read?” I never know the answer. There are 200-500 good books to read. I would throw in inspirational books. Whatever are your beliefs, underline them through reading every day.
  3. Everything is a mentor. If you are a zero, and have passion for reinvention, then everything you look at will be a metaphor for what you want to do. The tree you see, with roots you don’t, with underground water that feeds it, is a metaphor for computer programming if you connect the dots. And everything you look at, you will connect the dots.