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Happy Monday! Welcome to episode 41 of Ask Mark, where I answer your questions about personal development to help you become the best version of yourself.

From interviewing people from all walks of life on the What I Know Now podcast, I want to share with you what I have learned from my guests by answering any questions you have about personal development, networking and building meaningful relationships. The aim of Ask Mark is to help you achieve your goals sooner and stand on the shoulders of giants.

I would love to hear your questions so please fill out the form or record your question at wikn.co/askmark. You can also drop me a message in the comments box or on social media in the links below.

Now sit back, plug in those headphones and enjoy because it is time to learn together about personal development, networking, building meaningful relationships and much more.



In this episode, a listener wants to know how to approach a new contact for help and I offer three pieces of advice that I have learned on how to reach out for a mentor.

I have learned so much from both being a mentor myself and from those mentors who have helped me. I believe they have played a huge part in my success and challenged me to overcome obstacles along the way.

When reaching out for help, the first thing you have to do is your homework. Don’t just send an email asking for help but do your research to show you are interested in who they are and what they do.

The second tip is to try and find someone you already know, who already knows what you’re capable of and who can help you achieve your potential.

The final piece of advice is to put yourself in their shoes and think about how they need to be treated in order to able to respond in a positive way. Be respectful and lead with generosity.

If you enjoyed listening to today’s episode, listen to more #AskMark episodes on iTunes or here on the website, along with my What I Know Now podcasts, blogs and videos.

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The What I Know Inspire Series starts with “Achieve. Succeed. Enhancing your Ability to Succeed” on Wednesday 22 November at Wynn’s Hotel, Abbey Street Lower in Dublin’s City Centre.

Grab your tickets now at this link to join me and an impressive line-up of guests for an evening to remember. There is also just a few more days to avail of early bird tickets on Eventbrite for €30. Regular price €40.

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