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The Mentors follows twin brothers Vadim and Sergei Revzin as they seek to uncover how successful people build their businesses and careers from day one. Twice weekly, the brothers bring inspiring stories from entrepreneurs, artists, business leaders, and entertainers they meet in NYC, to tell never before heard stories of how people get started, even when they have nothing.
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The Mentors Sergei & Vadim Revzin

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 69 Ratings

The Mentors follows twin brothers Vadim and Sergei Revzin as they seek to uncover how successful people build their businesses and careers from day one. Twice weekly, the brothers bring inspiring stories from entrepreneurs, artists, business leaders, and entertainers they meet in NYC, to tell never before heard stories of how people get started, even when they have nothing.
https://thementors.co
Music by: www.purple-planet.com

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    What’s Next For The Mentors

    What’s Next For The Mentors

    In today's episode we're sharing an update on what's been happening with our own entrepreneurial venture, School16, and how our publishing schedule for The Mentors will change going forward.
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    • 7 min
    How a SpaceX Engineer Launched a Rapidly Growing Consumer Health Startup

    How a SpaceX Engineer Launched a Rapidly Growing Consumer Health Startup

    This week we got the chance to interview a former SpaceX Engineer and founder of biohacking startup Levels as part of a special podcast recording hosted by School16 in front of a live audience.
    In this episode, Josh Clemente told us about how he pushed his way into getting an opportunity to work at Tesla and then SpaceX, where he ended up leading the Life Support Systems team. He credits his time at SpaceX for teaching him how to think big and go after nearly impossible goals, and his time running his own general contracting business in college for giving him the confidence to start building a business that was going after a massive opportunity.
    Listen to find out how Josh came up with the idea for a continuous glucose monitoring technology that is being made available to anyone to help people avoid some of the most common and dangerous diseases. We also discuss how he built the right team to help him get his first customers, find investors, and start bringing it to the masses all in less than 2 years since he conceived it.

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    • 54 min
    What You Should Learn Before Starting A Company

    What You Should Learn Before Starting A Company

    This is one of the most common questions we get from aspiring entrepreneurs. The answer, however, is less about what you should learn and more about how you should do it. 
    Entrepreneurs come from almost every background imaginable, but one of the biggest contributors to founder success is previous experience with working on highly talented teams. 
    Let's take the most famous example - the "PayPal Mafia." Companies like SpaceX, Yelp, Yammer, LinkedIn, and Square all came from individuals that were employees at PayPal. Some of them came from engineering, while others lead operations or sales teams, but the factor that separated them from other people starting companies at the same time was their experience working with and learning from other incredibly talented individuals.

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    • 11 min
    The Power of Small Actions and an update to The Story of A Homeless Neuroscientist

    The Power of Small Actions and an update to The Story of A Homeless Neuroscientist

    This is a follow up to our recent episode titled The Story of A Homeless Neuroscientist and how one small act eventually resulted in a job offer. We often come up with reasons not to do something or to delay acting on an idea because of fear of failure or simply because we feel like we have other more important things to do. 
    Entrepreneur Naval Ravikant once wisely said "inspiration is perishable - act on it immediately." Famous motivational speaker Tony Robbins uses the same technique to stay on top of the various business interests that he has. Whenever he's in a meeting he makes sure to act on at least one thing that's discussed immediately to insure that it gets done. This is because he knows from experience that if something is put off there's a big chance it'll never become a priority. 
    In this episode we discuss how you can apply the same ideas to seemingly small actions this week that can have very impactful outcomes.

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    • 9 min
    How To Impress Important People (Rebroadcast)

    How To Impress Important People (Rebroadcast)

    This rebroadcast episode was inspired by the growing opportunity to connect with sought after individuals that are more accessible than ever before as more people are working remotely in 2020.
    Finding a good mentor is hard but the real work is in keeping them. In today’s episode we talk about how you can impress important people in your life, be they a mentor, advisor, investor, or simply someone that’s further along than you.
    We give two specific examples of how our mentees have accomplished this by following up, following through, being solution oriented, and finding opportunities to add value instead of always asking for help.

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    • 11 min
    How To Have A Strong Sense Of Self Worth

    How To Have A Strong Sense Of Self Worth

    Our sense of self worth is constantly in flux, but it's important to learn how to control it to stay productive. This is in part because failure is a big part of the process and if you tie your worth to success or failure it's bound to become debilitating. Instead of worrying about outcomes that are outside of our control we should focus on actions that we can control. 
    In this episode we discuss the following four techniques, tying each of them to a personal story:
    1) Getting outside encouragement
    2) Setting achievable goals
    3) Shifting your focus
    4) Finding ways to be helpful to others

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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

D Zacker ,

There's no chemistry like these twins

I typically don't listen to podcasts that simply involve a couple of hosts talking to one another (The Mentors has some of that and some interviews with guests) but Vadim and Sergei are different than any I've heard. It must be their twin-ness. Yes, they are identical twins. Their conversation flows. They seem to know exactly where the other is going. Their interviews are great too.

Aaron Gerry ,

Enjoyable, entertaining, informative

Vadim and Sergei are a hoot. They have a wonderful rapport with each other and the guests (who are all fantastic in their own right).

emdot33 ,

Like a Shot of Can Do

Being an entrepreneur means you carry your worries even to bed. And when you’re Entrepreneur Down, it can feel like there’s no coming up. The Mentors are my nightly bed time story that keeps me dreaming, and lifts me up (just the jingle even!). They are high-larious, insightful, and did you know they’re handsome twins? Too bad it’s just a podcast, they need a tv show. Even after 10 years being an entrepreneur, I need things like this. Thank you guys for giving me my daily vitamin shot of Can Do attitude.

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