How to Get Teen Help and Succeed with a Positive Role Model

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  • Author Kevin Mincher
  • Published May 27, 2011
  • Word count 529

Mentors Can Provide Great Teen Help

It would be nice if it hard work guaranteed success, but unfortunately, too many people are working hard at the wrong things. Literally thousands of students around the world are putting their daily focus and energy into things that are causing them to under-achieve, or even fail. It’s harsh but it’s true.

Success is easier than most people think. Just like there are recipes you can follow to consistently cook fantastic food, there are proven recipes you can also follow to get great teen help and consistently achieve your goals.

A quick recipe for Teen Help

So where can you find these time and pain saving strategies for success? Well, you’ll find them in the people that surround you every day (in your hometown and online).

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel in order to create the life you want. It’s likely that someone else not far from you has already achieved the goals you want. And, if you replicate a successful person’s thoughts and behaviours, you can achieve the same results too.

Here are six simple steps for getting good teen help and achieving more of what you want:

  1. Write down a specific goal that you want to achieve.

  2. Identify someone who has already achieved that goal. (Find an older student, a teacher, or alternative mentor.)

The world has an abundance of kind and caring people that will be willing to help you, but there are some odd balls out there too, so please ensure you complete a thorough check into the background of anyone you’re considering using as a mentor. It’s essential you take some time to ensure your mentor(s) are honourable and trustworthy.

Never ever communicate with anyone (online, by email, via phone, in person or any other way) without first informing your parent or carer about what you’re doing. And certainly never meet up with anyone (online or in person) without first gaining permission from your parent or carer. For your safety it’s essential that you always inform your parent or carer about what you’re doing.

  1. Ask your mentor to tell you in detail what they did to achieve the goal.

  2. Shut up, listen, and take notes. Do everything you can to remember the advice you’re receiving.

  3. Using the guidance you’ve received from your mentor, write your own detailed action plan. In other words, outline the specific step you must take to achieve your goal.

  4. Take action. Do what you have to do to create the success you want. Use the action plan you outlined in Step 5 above to guide you along the way.

These steps worked for me when I was a teenager, so I’m sure they can work for you too. Anyone can be successful, and more people would be if they took the time to get a good mentor.

In my opinion one of the best forms of teen help is get a positive role model or mentor you can learn from. You simply have to learn from the best if you want to be the best.

Be unstoppable!


Kevin Mincher’s Unstoppable Teen videos, podcasts, and articles are designed to empower teenagers, parents of teenagers, teachers of teenagers, coaches of teenagers, and employers of teenagers to fulfil more of their potential. His "No Limits" program provides young people with proven strategies for achieving success, and gives adults a motivational framework for supporting the teenagers they care about. It is available at

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