There is nothing new under the sun. There are simply new variations of achieving your desired end result.
If you're starting a business, or you're currently in one that you're having trouble finding mentors you can learn from who have already paved a path, then look beyond your industry.
The secret weapon
One of my greatest secret weapons in anything I've done as an employee or entrepreneur has been my ability to draw on industries beyond the industry I'm currently in.
For example, my mainstay gig right now is as a sales & marketing supervisor for a HR software division of Insperity -- a multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporation. This work teaches me so much about scaled up marketing for big businesses that I often draw from to think of how some of those ideas can be simplified to work for smaller organizations, like those clients of mine in my GrowLoop coaching and marketing business.
The opposite is also true. As a marketing coach, and even as a professional musician, I interact with others from a variety of industries who constantly inspire new ideas that I can think about how to scale up for Insperity.
Extrapolate hidden lessons
The point is, always keep your eyes open and extrapolate the lessons that are hidden in other industries.
Posted by: Nick Venturella