It used to be a lot harder to reach out to successful people, right? However, regardless of what you want to talk about with people who inspire you, there are so many benefits of reaching out to them.
Why should you reach out to successful people? There is so much good that can come from simply shooting someone you admire an email. The possibilities are endless, here are some of them;
- You Can Learn A Lot From Successful People
The key reason why most people would want to reach out to successful people, would be to learn from them. If you are able to talk and converse with someone who has been successful in an area you are enthusiastic about, that’s huge. They possess the knowledge needed to become successful at what you love to do. Ask them questions, learn from them. Become more knowledgeable on the one thing you see yourself doing in the future.
- They Are Almost Always Willing to Help
The great thing about those that are successful is that they often have a very generous mindset. Most successful individuals will love to help other people. Despite everything you might think of these people not wanting to help or reach out to others, it’s usually the complete opposite. So don’t be afraid to reach out to someone you look up to just because of the thoughts you may have going on in your head.
- You Can Easily Make Crucial Connections Through Them
Just because you send an email or a message to one person doesn’t mean the conversation has to end there. Someone you speak to is likely to know others who may be in a better position to help you or give you advice. It may end up being a crucial connection for you in the future, all thanks to you reaching out to someone completely different entirely.
- Nowadays, It’s Easy to Reach Out to Successful People
Gone are the days where you would have to try and find your role models in conferences or seminars they have come to speak and try and grab a minute of their time. Now, it’s much simpler. All you have to do is get their email address, or social media info, and it becomes possible for you to reach out. There are no excuses for not being able to speak to people who inspire you. Unless of course, they just don’t reply.
- Successful People Are Inspirational People
Successful people are people you find to be inspirational. Being inspired by others can do wonderful things for you, and that’s probably why you look up to the individuals in question in the first place. If you are trying to be an entrepreneur, and you see others who are already successful entrepreneurs, it’s easy to be inspired by them.
- Surround Yourself With People You Want to Be Like
They say you become like the 5 people with whom you spend the most time. If you spend your time with negative people, you will become negative. If you spend your time with successful people, you will become successful. So naturally, having conversations with people you admire and want to be like, will help you become more like them. Understand the traits they carry, the way they speak and communicate, the attitudes they have and the knowledge that can quickly be passed on to you.
- It’s Very Motivating to See An Insight to A Successful Person’s Life
It’s a tremendously motivating experience to get a wider inside peek at the life of someone who’s successful. Maybe they end up telling you stories that give small glimpses of some of the things they do on a daily basis. Knowing that you could one day have access to what they have is a whole lot of motivation.
- They Can Relate To What You Are Going Through
A successful individual, 9 times out of 10, will have been through everything you are going through right now. Maybe you are suffering from setbacks, lack of results, money issues. Talk to someone who has been there and come out on the other side. It may just give you the inspiration you need to overcome any challenges in your way.
- It Becomes Easier to Learn From Your Mistakes
When you decide to reach out to successful people, you are making the decision to reduce your learning curve, and be able to learn from any mistakes you make earlier on. When you have no one to look up to, and you have something you are setting out to achieve, you only have your own knowledge to go from. So being able to pick up knowledge from a mentor or role model along the journey you are on is a huge bonus.
- You Are A Lot Less Likely to Give up on Your Dreams
Most people decide to give up on their dreams thinking that they are impossible. What if you were able to have an actual conversation with someone, telling you they had achieved dreams rather similar to yours. The excuse you gave yourself to give up is no longer valid. Before you give up on your dreams, it makes sense to try and speak with someone who is in a similar position to the one you want to be in.
How to Reach Out to Successful People
- Get their contact information
The first step to reaching out to someone who’s successful is finding their contact information. This process will alter depending on where you found the people to reach out to. If you found them through a website, you should be able to extract their email from the site.
- Send them an initial message
Send them an initial message, introducing yourself and go straight to the point, explaining that you would love to learn more about a specific interest your both share.
- Keep it short
Keep the initial message short. There’s nothing people hate more than being emailed and essay that contains someone’s entire life story.
- Ask for a more substantial conversation possibility
Ask if there’s a possibility of having a more substantial conversation in the future; maybe through Skype or in person. Just a scenario where the person can set aside some time to talk to you in more detail.
Where to Find Successful People to Reach Out to?
- Personal Websites
Google is really your friend. Doing simple google searches on the topics you are interested in can easily bring up the websites of successful individuals within those areas.
- YouTube Videos
Many role models have risen from YouTube, simple searches can bring up the channels of people who you will be inclined to reach out to.
- News Articles
Regardless of where you see it, on TV, on the internet, or in the newspaper, news articles featuring a certain individual’s story might be appealing to you.
- Social Media Searches
Hashtags are probably your best friend on social media. Using them well and with your interests included can bring up profiles of people you would be very inspired by.
- Mutual Friends
It doesn’t have to be through Facebook, in person still works powerfully today. You may be aware of friends who know individuals you might like to reach out to. If your friends know any individuals who are successful in your desired profession, ask them for an introduction.
- Speaking Events
Speaking events are going to attract large numbers of like-minded individuals, and plenty of opportunities normally present themselves during these events to introduce yourself to others.