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Ask HN: Makers, do you have mentors?
9 points by goodJobWalrus on Feb 4, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments
I'm conducting an experiment. It is for people who are working on a project (side project, creative project or a business).

When creating, having someone to talk to, to keep you accountable and motivated is a blessing, especially when you work alone.

Not everyone has an access to or feels comfortable asking a friend to be their mentor. I'd like to match you with an awesome peer, to be each other's mentor and accountability partner.

If there is interest, my hope is to approach the further development scientifically and use data to find what works and what doesn't. I want to keep refining the service and making it more useful for creative professionals.

This simple experiment is a product of my background as a behavioral economist and my own personal frustration of working alone as a creative maker.

What do you think? Does this look like something potentially useful? There are group settings like Slack chats / forums for this, but the problem with loose groups like that is you are accountable to no one in particular, and you get bystander effect.

If you are interested send me an email for more details: gabriela@peermentors.xyz

This sounds really cool, and is something I've on-and-off been wondering how to make happen for myself. I'd also be interested in learning more about the Slack chats and forums you mention.

That sounds fabulous. Even at 40 now I've just been puttering along on my own. I can't even imagine how far I'd be if there had been someone there guiding me.

If you don't want to contact me directly, you can leave your email here, and I'll get back to you.


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