Because I have experienced the power of coaching & mentoring in my life I am a big advocate of it.
Why struggle to do something new or to take our lives or business to the next stage when we can ask someone whose has already been there how they did it?
It’s not a sign of weakness to say I haven’t done this before, can you show me how you do it? It’s smart to find the fastest, easiest route to our destination.
As children we asked questions all the time when we were curious to learn something new but as adults we assume we should know everything.
Let me save you the bother. Nobody knows everything about everything so don’t fall into that trap.
But everyone (including you) knows more about some things than others. The trick in life as I see it is to find people who know more than you and/or are more experienced about a topic and learn from them.
“If you ask any successful business person, they’ve always had a great mentor at some point along the road.” ~ Richard Branson
Whenever I have achieved exponential growth in my personal life or my professional life it is usually because of one of two things. I have immersed myself in the topic and/or I have been mentored.
I have been both coached and mentored in Book Arbitrage and that is why I am such a big fan of it. I am a product of it.
When I was asked to join the Mentoring Team I was deeply honored to be a part of this team that has made such a difference to myself and Tom both personally and professionally.
It’s wonderful to finally be achieving the kind of success we always dreamed about. If you know my story, you’ll know that wasn’t always the case!
We (myself & Tom) signed up for mentoring again last year. We had achieved our yearly goals ahead of time and were excited to kick our business on up to the next level.
I love being mentored as I mentor, for two reasons. One, obviously is to learn from someone who is further along the road. If I’m on the road to Memphis from Nashville why not ask someone whose made that journey and is now sitting in Beale Street sipping cocktails? Yum!
I find it’s invaluable to be able to ask someone whose made the trip what wrong turns they took so that we can avoid them and then consider where we are delaying ourselves now we are on the same road?
“You can’t join the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards.” ~ Steve Jobs
Since our mentors have traveled our roads before us, they can easily join those dots for us.
Everyone no matter how accomplished they become form habits that work and habits that don’t in their business.
The second reason is to become the best mentor I can be. I have got to keep learning and growing myself in order to help others learn and grow.
I have a quote that hangs on the wall in my office that says,
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
That’s how success is achieved. By getting involved.
What you can do today and every day is immerse yourself in learning the processes of your business until you are an expert in them. That just makes sense, right?
Next, consciously surround yourself with other successful people in this business by being involved in our community. Schedule time to reach out to others by posting in our private Facebook group where we are all are achieving alongside you. It’s true that we are who we spend time with and success is a way of life in our community.
“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” ~ Warren Buffett
That’s what we’re all doing here, making money online while we sleep. So let’s continue to build the best community on the planet for success and help each other achieve our dreams.