The Power of Mentoring

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 &/or I have been mentored.

Because I have experienced the power of coaching & mentoring in my life I am a big advocate of it.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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Mindset

“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” ~ Steve Maraboli

At last year’s live event Jon & Luke had t-shirts printed with Mindset is Everything on them. I think that captures success not just in business but in life.

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We see the world as we are, not as it is – through our own filter – what we believe to be true.

If you think about it we all have our own internal GPS – our own thoughts & beliefs guiding us & depending on what it tells us we take action based on that.

Say our GPS is set up perfectly for San Francisco, it has always been right & got us where we wanted to go but now you’re looking to navigate New York City, but your GPS is stuck on the streets of San Francisco, how difficult would it be make our way around New York?

Think of all the alleyways & wrong turns we would take following our old GPS.
Mindset is like that. We’ve got to have it switched on to success, our destination or we could end up with bumps & bruises at best.

It’s a bit like the way we use our Book Arb software to find books. Depending on the filter settings we arrange we find different results.

With the way the training & ongoing support is set up we are guided to what kind of books to buy, when & how to sell them & as we master those, we are guided to the next part of the journey of our biz, up-scaling, outsourcing etc.

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Having our success mindset switched on is key to being able to hear what’s being said & how we apply it otherwise we can still be navigating San Francisco in New York. We can be right all day long following our internal GPS but we’re not getting any closer to the statue of Liberty. In our case, success & profitable sales.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein

In our community we are being given the knowledge, the step by step of how to be successful. Our business model has come with it’s own GPS set for unlimited success.
So be sure that your internal map is set for success. It is already because you’re here in this community & you’re learning & taking action.

To maintain it, you have to constantly expand your success mindset. Our minds have to be fit, just like our bodies. Unfortunately, I never got any fitter by watching someone else work out. Or I can’t work out for the month of January & expect to be fit for the whole year, again, more is the pity.

Our mindsets require ongoing fitness/growth as our business is constantly growing.

“The road to success is always under construction.” ~ Lily Tomlin

Be proud that you have a bookstore. Be proud of your progress. Be delighted that you have a community of people who really want to see you succeed, because we do.

“A big business starts small.” ~ Richard Branson

Remember to include working on your mindset in your daily workflow by reading/listening to inspirational material that will keep you inspired, learning, growing & challenged.

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This is how success continues to grow, keep growing yourself & your business side by side.

I like how Steve Maraboli said it,

“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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Building Companions

Being surrounded by other leading edge creators of success in our chosen route for success ensures ongoing extraordinary results. Now that’ my kinda lane.

“You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with. Choose carefully. ”   ~ Unknown

Who in your life is building a road of gold that inspires and challenges you to stride towards your destiny confidently? If it’s true and I think it is, that you become like the people you spend the most time with then who in your life is doing what you would love to do?

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I implore you not to skip over this statement without due consideration. It’s obvious but is it obvious enough to you that you are living it in your daily life?

What is so exciting about book arbitrage for us is that when we signed up to build our book business, it came with building companions i.e. a community of conscious dream builders came in the package, tailor made. We didn’t have to go and find them.

Not only are we surrounded by others who have already gone where we are going, but we are building our visions simultaneously with others at our stage of the business and creating a drawbridge for those who come in behind us. Now that is awesome momentum.

I have been involved in personal development for over 25 years and in business for over 10 years and I have never experienced anything like the power of this mastermind group.

When I say mastermind, it’s a more informal experience than that but nonetheless powerful. Everyday lots of community members post inspirational milestones. We ask and answer questions for one another. We offer specific solutions for challenges that we have met and we share strategies for achieving life changing targets.

I realise that I have spoken about our powerful community in previous blogs. I cannot however, over emphasize the power of consistent attention and support to personal goals with a community of like minded individuals who are building their dreams in a shared area of growing expertise.

This industry is so lucrative and it’s why this platform exists and allows for powerful collaboration, encouragement, support, cheering and practical problem solving.

Since we participate in our community we experience real world expansion on a daily basis as a daily practice.

Sharing in the vision for success with other members of the community who are achieving our next level of success makes our achievement of it, all the more logical and certain.

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”   ~ George Elliot

I have stated before that this is by far the simplest system we’ve ever experienced for wealth creation. It is made all the easier by experiencing daily real world affirmation by knowing people personally who are achieving the kind of success we are aspiring to create.

It further makes it all the more normal and a by the by to expect phenomenal results and we do because we are surrounded by many more than 5 people who are on the same road as ourselves.  Success made certain is the only way to create success quickly and easily.

Being surrounded by other leading edge creators of success in our chosen route for success ensures ongoing extraordinary results. Now that’ my kinda lane.

Next, I will talk about the value of the vision being so compelling that stopping would be way more painful than keeping going….

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Book Trade-In’s/BuyBacks = Free Money

Would you believe they give you free money to build your business!

I explained book arbitrage in the last blog. Now to the other side of this easy business where you read it right, they give you free money to build your business. Yes, actual dollar amounts into your account. I couldn’t believe it when I first saw it in action.

How does it work? Again, we mostly focus on Amazon, at the moment, so that is the primary focus of this blog, but many of the on-line booksellers provide the same service. It saves them time and makes you money. Amazon call it trade-ins and the other booksellers call it buybacks. It’s the same thing.pexels-photo-970198.jpeg

Trade-ins work by sourcing high demand books and sending them into Amazon who offer a trade-in price that you can lock in at the click of the mouse. As long as the book meets the desired condition the money is guaranteed.

When Amazon are low in stock in a certain book this is when they offer trade-ins. The beauty of this system is you can source these books on Amazon itself as well as other online outlets and if you can buy the book at a cheaper price than the trade-in price then you keep the difference. Sometimes this amount can be as low as $2 or $3 up to $80-$120 which we have received.

Amazon award you a gift card with the difference which you can then use to buy books to sell and grow your business. It is insanely easy and really powerful for building your inventory. I believe you can cash the gift cards but why would you when they pay you to build your inventory?

I don’t know of any other business where they actually give you gift cards or credit on your account to buy more stock. The accumulative effect of this is awesome and builds into thousands of dollars over a very short amount of time.

How do you find these trades? The software that we use with bookarb.booktrades.biz finds these trades for us. How simple is that? We put in a topic e.g. chemistry and then the software identifies the deals. We literally log on and find free money. No, there’s no catch. Yes, it is that simple!

Since we have combined the two sides of this business, Book Arbitrage and Book Trade-In’s, we have seen a significant increase in our sales and profits. As I have stated before this is by far the easiest and most powerful system I have ever seen for building real world success. The only way this doesn’t work is if you don’t do it or don’t follow the training.

The training is pretty comprehensive, and the support has exceeded our expectations by a country mile. I will speak more about these in the next blog but for now you have all the knowledge necessary to start a new business model that could change your life as it has ours and begin making real world money.

If you are interested in making money and being in charge of your financial destiny or even adding another income stream that works into your life then for me this is the thing you could be looking for. No, it isn’t too good to be true. It is working for us.

Next, I’ll describe the amazing world class support and the incredible value and leverage that has added to our experience.

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So What is Book Arbitrage?

Buy low, sell high! Can it be that simple? Yes!

In a nutshell,  we source good quality low cost used books for our customers, upgrade them and resell them at a great price. There are literally millions of books available to buy on-line.

pexels-photo-270571.jpegWe do not have any physical inventory. We buy books on-line and have them shipped to a book preparation centre (there are lots of great book prep centres to choose from) that confirms or denies the condition of the book, upgrades them where possible, and then send the books into Amazon and other on-line booksellers at our request. So far as international sellers we sell our books through Amazon and as we grow we will expand to include other sellers.

For your information used books are typically described in the following conditions, Used – Acceptable; Used – Good; Used – Very Good and finally Used – Like New. This is great information to have and you price accordingly for profits.

Where do you find books at great deals? The software offers allows you to find amazing offers at speed. Without it you could find great deals but it could take much longer. The software hones the search through filters that you set depending on your budget. This is what separates this software from others in the market along with the training and ongoing support.

Within two weeks of training you can be up and running. Where else in the world can you learn a completely new business model and be open for business in that time-frame? I don’t know of any and I have looked. That is what has been transformational about this business for us. From the very beginning we have been making money.

We sold our first book within 10 weeks of being open for business. 2017 12 15th - 1st SaleIt may not sound like much but after years of not making any money on-line we celebrated this sale with aplomb. When you can sell one book, you can sell any number of books. It hasn’t been all plain sailing and I’ll share more on that in another blog but this first sale changed our lives.

What I have found most astonishing about this training is the on-going support which has proved invaluable. Twice a week every week we have access to Jon and Luke with live training sessions via a webinar. This is unbelievably valuable because we learn something new from every session. All the most successful people who are using this business model say the same thing – keep learning.

On these sessions we can ask any questions and have them check our books live on air. Amazing! Experts looking over our shoulders at our inventory. Also, for an additional charge we have availed of our own private mentor which has accelerated our business understanding, growth and success.

Additionally, we are supported and support others through Facebook. This is a community of cheerleaders and everyone shares tips and tricks with everyone else. The market of book sales is so huge that there is an abundance of room for everyone, so everyone shares their wins, their challenges and within an hour most days we have any and all of our questions answered. Many programmes speak about an active community. This is by far the most generous, kind, informative community I have ever encountered.

So, in short, we signed on for training that had us up and running within two weeks, a whole new business. We receive on-going training every week. We have a community of cheerleaders who share their wealth of experience with us and us with them. We are in charge of our financial destiny – priceless!

Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it….he who doesn’t…pays it. Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.           ~ Albert Einstein ~

Here’s the real kicker for any entrepreneur…this business is really about flipping money. The books are the vehicle for flipping. Where else can you buy stock starting at less than a dollar all the way up to $500-$600 and get an average of 100% ROI (return on investment) sometimes more and sometimes less. The compounding effect of this business is extraordinary. Where else can you place your money and receive that level of return in such a short space of time?

Whether you are starting off with a big budget or with a smaller budget, as we did, as long as you follow the system and keep rolling your money over and over you will be successful. The results of our fellow booksellers as well as our own is predictable and sustainable.

Book arbitrage has been a game-changer for us and I haven’t even shared the other insanely profitable side of the business yet – book trade-ins. Hint: Free money. That’s for the next blog. Welcome to the party!!!

Ask me any questions you have below and I’ll be happy to answer them.

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