Best Seller TV, the only show dedicated to covering today’s best-selling business books on C-Suite TV, is announcing a new episode featuring Kevin Harrington, author of Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business Relationships and Beyond.
Harrington is most commonly known as one of the original “sharks” on the TV show, “Shark Tank,” as well as the inventor of the ‘informmercial.’ He has also spent four decades as a ‘serial entrepreneur’ and by writing this book, his focus is helping other entrepreneurs find success through mentorship.
Harrington says that having a mentor – whether in business or in life, can help create exponential effects for the business, which can also add millions of dollars in revenue. As a young entrepreneur, his first mentor was his father Charlie and that continued throughout his formative years. In the 80’s, he came up with a $50 million a year business: the informmercial. By deciding to fill six hours of dead air, he showcased the “As Seen on TV” products, and while successful, it left him strapped for money. He took every money of profit and put it back into inventory.
When banks denied him a line of credit, that’s when he decided it was time for a mentor, specifically in the financial industry. Having no skillset in that area, he searched for someone who did – eventually granting him a $3 million line of credit.
Harrington describes mentorship as “free advice,” but it’s more than just advice. He adds, “If you’re going to get a mentor, make sure you’re the mentor’s best student.” It’s not just free, one-way advice.
He encourages people to start looking for mentors online, in entrepreneurial groups, and other platforms. However, he says the best place to start is by inquiring within your inner circle. Harrington advises, “The first thing you do is “raise your hand.” However, it goes beyond saying ‘I need a mentor.’ Once you start making inquiries, you must act upon it. Build a symbiotic relationship and take that knowledge and put it into practice.
All episodes of Best Seller TV air on C-Suite TV and are hosted by TV personality, Taryn Winter Brill.
Best-selling author, speaker, and former Fortune 100 CMO Jeffrey Hayzlett created Best Seller TV to give top-tier business authors a forum for sharing thought-provoking insights, in-depth business analysis, and their compelling personal narratives.
“I’ve known Kevin for a long time and his track record speaks for itself. He’s a great entrepreneur with a lot of knowledge and the advice he dispenses throughout the episode is unparalleled,” Hayzlett said. “I remember my first mentor and the lessons he taught me that, to this day, I still apply to my business. Mentorship is a powerful tool that doesn’t cost money. Take advantage of every opportunity, watch this episode, and read Kevin’s book for great takeaways that can change your life for the better.”
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