“If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always (say they) have had a great mentor at some point along the road.” – Richard Branson
Mark Zukerberg, Bill Gates & Richard Branson have all talked about the benefits of learning from mentors.
No matter what stage your business is at, a start up, established and/or expanding, learning from someone who has done it before just makes sense.
It amazes me still how some people view asking for help as a sign of weakness instead of the smartest thing to do.
Why struggle to figure out how to get there when someone has already walked the path you are now walking?
The biggest investment you ought to make by far in any business is in yourself. No business plan or any amount of money can overcome a confused mind.
Think about it. You can have a co pilot in the plane with you who is vastly more experienced who can show you how to fly a plane or you can jump into the pilots seat by yourself and either crash & burn or take a lot longer to land safely at your destination. Your choice.
“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C. Maxwell
In our Book Arb community we have both coaches and mentors who are showing us the way in specific detail. Because they are in our industry and not just general business mentors they are keenly aware of the specific challenges we meet.
Their attitude to the person is “‘Let’s go do it,’ not ‘You go do it.’ How powerful when someone says, ‘Let’s!’” — Jim Rohn
In addition to all the other supports in our community this kind of mentoring delivers awesome reinforcement. Their intention as I continuously experience it is not just to empower us to make book arbitrage a successful business. They are actively developing entrepreneurs which goes far beyond this current business model.
Their vision is much more expanded than book arbitrage alone and it is a privilege to be a part of such conscious empowerment. Jon & Luke are changing lives forever.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathon Swift
They are changing the way we see ourselves and providing the practical steps to achieve our goals. It really is incredible.
If you are in the Book Arb community, in addition to buying books to grow your business, be sure to invest in yourself so that your business and you expand side by side.
That is the formula for success i.e. constant expansion and in our community success is the culture. How can we fail?
Next week, I will discuss the importance of challenges in your business and why they are a positive.