Anytime you’re trying to accomplish an ambitious goal, especially one that’s new and different from anything you’ve done before, it’s worth asking:
Who are the mentors I can model?
The goal is not to copy anyone else, but to learn from them.
In other words, Who’s already done the thing I want to do? Who can I look to for inspiration, or ask for advice?
In Polywork, Personal Brands, and Jobs of the Future, I mentioned Ali Abdaal as my go to example of someone who has built a strong personal brand and a thriving business by sharing his ideas and creative work online.
Let’s look at a few more and see what we can learn from them: