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INTRO New Entrepreneur in search for a mentor!

Joshthesquash

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Hey guys, let me introduce myself. My name is Josh, I'm a former professional squash player, a husband, and a new dad. I've just started 2 businesses and I'm trying to get some sales and publicity. My whole squash career I've always learned from the best in the world, and that's made all the difference. Learning from the best means picking up on their pattern, their way of life, their knowledge. I've always been an admirer of those who know more than me, and I'm always looking to learn.

In return for some insight and wisdom, I'd love to contribute to your business in any way I can. I can build Shopify websites, I've got a degree in psychology, I've got a blog with over 400+ articles I've personally written. My writing, web design, grit and passion are all at the hands of anyone wanting to converse. Let me know what I can do for you.

If there is anyone wishing to start a relationship that has had some success in business I'd love to chat. I'd love to share my business ideas and get some input. I'm trying to solve some real problems and serve people well, not just make a quick buck.

Email me or reply to this thread. I'm using my business email to avoid giving out my personal -- info@poisedaroma.com.


Progress! Someone recommended I show some. - Separate progress thread coming.

#1 - Poised Aroma @ poisedaroma.com
I've created two businesses, one solo and one with a partner. My first is my baby, I spent a 200+ hours reading researching about the science of scents for this one. It's called Poised Aroma. I essentially saw a problem in the fragrance industry, which is that there is little to no validation. Ads constantly make you feel like if you buy their fragrance they will be like so and so, or you'll be raking in all the booty in the land. Obviously NOT TRUE. But, fragrances CAN have specific, subtle, but effective impressions. I did the scientific research to find out what those impression were, and which compounds in fragrances caused those impressions. EVERY SCENT at Poised Aroma has the science included in the description, with references to back up each claim. On the website, each customer can take an impression quiz and get matched up with some fragrances or they can simply browse by what kind of impression they're looking to make.

#2 - Little Big Lavender @ littlebiglavender.com
This one was created after our son literally went from sleeping 4 hours per night, to sleeping 10+ hours per night (over 2, 5 hour periods)! How? Using lavender. We noticed an instant difference in his sleep the night we used it, and he has been a quiet content and well-rested baby every since. Even the doctors were amazed. Now, I've created Little Big Lavender to share the joy of blissful rest with all the mums and babies of the world. We sell organic, pure essential lavender oil as well as diffusers. All focused on helping mummies and babies get their rest.

Let me know what you guys think of these ideas!
 
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first lesson .... provide value ...... you made a pitch from your perspective. me, me, me, me, me.

now look at it from the other side. what value do you provide? what is the benefit to the mentor?

be active on the forum for a while. eventually they will find you or you will find the person to reach out to for help.

maybe start by filling out your story! and welcome, you will like it here!
 
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Joshthesquash

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first lesson .... provide value ...... you made a pitch from your perspective. me, me, me, me, me.

now look at it from the other side. what value do you provide? what is the benefit to the mentor?

be active on the forum for a while. eventually they will find you or you will find the person to reach out to for help.

maybe start by filling out your story! and welcome, you will like it here!
Thanks, I've added a few of my skills I can offer to the OP.
 

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Hey guys, let me introduce myself. My name is Josh, I'm a former professional squash player, a husband, and a new dad. I've just started 2 businesses and I'm trying to get some sales and publicity. My whole squash career I've always learned from the best in the world, and that's made all the difference. Learning from the best means picking up on their pattern, their way of life, their knowledge. I've always been an admirer of those who know more than me, and I'm always looking to learn.

In return for some insight and wisdom, I'd love to contribute to your business in any way I can. I can build Shopify websites, I've got a degree in psychology, I've got a blog with over 400+ articles I've personally written. My writing, web design, grit and passion are all at the hands of anyone wanting to converse. Let me know what I can do for you.

If there is anyone wishing to start a relationship that has had some success in business I'd love to chat. I'd love to share my business ideas and get some input. I'm trying to solve some real problems and serve people well, not just make a quick buck.

Email me or reply to this thread. I'm using my business email to avoid giving out my personal -- info@poisedaroma.com.
Welcome to the land of 1000 mentors!

Why have one mentor when the search function here can deliver an encyclopedia of actionable information? :)
 
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Joshthesquash

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Welcome to the land of 1000 mentors!

Why have one mentor when the search function here can deliver an encyclopedia of actionable information? :)
The insight around this forum is totally amazing. And when I encounter a problem this is the first place I go to try and find an answer.

The tricky thing is finding out what your problems are! Right now, because I am new to entrepreneurship, I'm learning everything organically, one problem at a time as they arise. But, someone with a fountain of knowledge and experience could likely look at my businesses and immediately know what needs to change. In other words, they have built up the intuition to see the problems that I can't see. Such wisdom is invaluable.
 

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start a progress thread and start showing all the work and effort you have done to this point.
give to the community. help others.
 

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Welcome.

I'm learning everything organically, one problem at a time as they arise.
Me too! I think this is the way to learn anyway, so well done. (Although I do see your point of sometimes not knowing what the actual problem is that you’re stuck on.)
 

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