It' s September 2020. Time to "Get Back To Business". Mentors raise consciousness, clarity, and a canned view of the Big Picture. At least 90% of people seeking mentors achieve greater success beyond what they thought possible 🤗🔥… Are you one of them?
Back To Business
The Summer of 2020 is over, no more staycations, no more walking the beaches, no more hanging hammocks. No more sipping piña colada under the simmering sunset. It’s time to get busy, it’s time to go back to business! But how do you get there?! Sometimes you are eager to go, jumping in all directions but with no clarity what exactly to do?! Get clear, get focused, get a mentor🔥.
If you want to be successful in life, mentors are a must. A mentor is a person that tells you what is or is not important and relevant in any area of expertise or life. Look around you 🤩 all great professionals, sporters, entrepreneurs & winners have coaches and mentors. Amateurs with big Ego's don’t, they assume they can do it all by themselves.
For every life’s challenge, there is a different type of mentor. Success isn’t just about knowing, it also calls to deploy character, commitment, and counterbalance all of which come from experience. Mentors can help in all these areas by applied wisdom (they exude the what, when, why, and how). They can also catapult you forward by teaching and warning you about lessons learned from big mistakes, not just the big wins or easy road maps.
While it is cool to have peers walking in the same direction as you are, cheering you on with the occasional hi-5 🙏🏽🥳, a mentor should always be a person that has already achieved that what you seek multiple times over. A mentor should be completely immersed in the things you want to attain, fully living the life you want to live, totally mastered the skills, the expertise you want to acquire, thoroughly seasoned & experienced in the path you want to walk next. While you are at the starting point of the bridge, your mentor should be at a far-out distance across the bridge well established into the new area you want to get to. Capiche 🤔?!
Without any judgment and showing deep emotional empathy for all of life's circumstances that can lead into unwanted conditions, let us put it this way: "If you want to become a millionaire, would you ask a beggar or a billionaire how to go about it or what to do next 🧐?!"
Choose your mentors wisely. Always be careful and cautious about where or whom you get your advice from. It is always best to choose someone who’s already taken the journey with ups and downs and got out winning. Don’t choose people who only know the wins it means they haven’t been around long enough to know the big picture and be aware of the big pretenders with no real knowledge, experience, or wisdom at all.
Start With Peers
If you want to be successful, you must be vigilant, diligent even aggressively protective of the people and the energy you surround yourself with. Ask yourself, “Are these people good for me? Do they have the same goals as I do?” If not, then “Bye Felicia” 🙋🏽♀️🙅🏽♀️them! You must spend more time with people who are heading in the same direction as you are. It’s this simple: “If you are trying to get to the beach, you can’t be walking with the herds hiking for the hills, chasing cold-powder ❄☃, nor walking the woods!” The same goes for all your peers, family, friends, and yes especially for your significant soulmate 🥰! Find your true beach tribe in surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, sand-lovers people who actually love, enjoy, and want above all to be on the beach with you 🌴...
Types of Mentors
There are many, many types of mentors as you would find exploring the internet. Some will even argue that a person living your worst nightmare would be a magnificent pain driven warning mentor😵. We prefer to look at positive, inspirational, growth driven mentors instead 😍. Propelled and pulled forward by desire instead of pushed and dragged by fear or pain. Nonetheless, not all mentors are created equal. To use their time efficiently and effectively you should know how to best use their time, skills, and knowledge. We found, in our humble opinion, the many types to be rather slightly different flavors to the following categories:
The Coach. A coach has knowledge, experience, and wisdom in a particular area of expertise and loves to share this wisdom. This isn't about one all-encompassing guru, since you will surely have multiple and a wildly diverse set of coaches along your growth journey. This isn't about age either, it's about in-depth knowledge and experience since you could have a very young but extremely experienced techie queen coaching an older less tech-savvy peer (aka reverse coaching). For less skill-driven coaching and more life experienced coaching a more mature and all-round seasoned mentor would obviously make a better coach. At a certain point in your life, the advice of any mentor will cease to be effective, simply because your personal development has outgrown their specific area of expertise. Always be on the lookout for coaches with experience and knowledge in that particular area you want to grow into next.
The Connector. She is the most important mentor you will ever meet. Connectors well, love connecting people. She has massive amounts of energy and new ideas. She also has an extensive, wide, deep network of people who all know her well and highly respect her. She always "gets things done." She is the kind of mentor to hold on to for a lifetime.
The Cheerleader. Is the mentor you call when you get big news and she will be as or even more thrilled for you as yourself! She will be there for you when everyone else has left. All you really need is one, but she is your rock!
The Challenger. This mentor is not exactly going to be someone you'll be spending joyous times with because she is a mirror and she will call BS🤬 on you & get you out of your comfort zone. If you want to grow, you will want a challenger. She’ll call you wrong or when you just plain suck but she will guide you to and on the right path too. Take it or leave it. A Challenger is super smart and super fast. She doesn’t have time for BS so she’ll give her two cents of advice quickly, effectively with no sugarcoat and move on. Call her only when you really need it and then call the Cheerleader, you will need it!
Where Do You Find Mentors?
Look for them closely in places you already frequent like work, clubs, or charity organizations. You can choose to have one-on-one mentors. If you can’t find them close, then go out and join investment clubs, network groups, and other business associations for group mentors. If what you are looking for is a high net worth, high in demand star player then you will most probably need to pay to play to get in their circle. But hey, you already own a greater asset on the planet than anyone before you ever had: a smartphone. You can access online courses, podcasts, mastermind groups anywhere and everywhere without ever leaving the safety of home, virtually right from your phone. So even in times of social distancing, you can build your mentor relationships online through Skype, FaceTime, or ZOOM!
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If you feel like you still don’t have enough knowledge – to know what you don’t know- or just don’t have the money to pay for mentorships yet, you can start by reading a book. Yep! A mentor isn’t always a person you meet in person. When you read a book or an article that speaks to you, it’s just like you reach out and immerse yourself in the thinking process of the author 🤔. Books are a brilliant way to start your road to financial education and ultimately to financial freedom…
The most important thing to remember is not to waste a mentor’s time! The best way you can catch their attention and show you mean business is by knowing their material! Get their books, their programs, their vision, and roadmap to financial freedom.