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4 Reasons To Develop Successful Mentorships

Mar 23, 2008
So many times I wonder why people fail. Maybe it is because I have done my fair share of failing. If I had a click for every time I started something just to ....

You get the picture. Here you are trying to do it all by yourself. If you could do it all by yourself, I would be calling you at your new beach house in the Bahamas or on your new I-phone as you cruise down the California coast in your hot convertible. Get over it!!

You need help. You need to get help and be a help to others. Let me tell you why.

Reason #1: You Don't Know It All

As much as you would like to think so, you don't know it all. If you are just starting your business or even if you are a seasoned pro, you need to know more than you know now to take your business to the next level.

You are at Point A and look to reach Point B, or Point G, or whatever Point X you are striving to reach. There is someone else out there that has already blazed the trail and done what you are looking to do. It's ok to seek out help. There are plenty of folks out there that are willing to help. You just need to ask for it and find the right people.

Life is a journey. When you learn something new, you are growing and developing into the person you need to become to succeed at a higher level. Don't shortchange yourself because you think you have it all down. Challenge yourself to find the person out there that knows more than you, and is willing to share their knowledge with you.

Reason #2: Improved Efficiency

How much time, money, and effort have you spent searching for the perfect shortcut or the next great tool? How much of your resources have you spent chasing what you don't even know will work? Take a step back and realize, "Let's get smarter about this".

When you have people in your corner, you have resources that you can tap from for experience and motivation that rivals the greatest people of our lives. Whether you are a CEO of a major corporation, the President of the United States, or a stay-at-home parent having someone on your side and interested in your well-being helps you succeed.

Reason #3: Limitless Opportunities

Those who are willing to seek outside of what they already know open themselves up for unbelievable success. They have no idea what is waiting out there for them.

The people you surround yourself with now will determine who you become in five years. If you spent time with Bill Gates and people like him, I don't think you would ever be the same, even three months from now. Every little thing they do could be something that could drastically change your life forever.

And one more quick thought--who do they know that they could introduce you to? What kind of possibilities are out there? Take a moment to let that sink in.

Reason #4: Positive Influence

So many times people only see what is in it for them. They have a vision as far as the hand can reach. You need to see beyond your hand to the world before you.

After you have developed a few successful mentors in your life, how many people can you help? Maybe you don't want to help others. That is your choice, but what could you be missing?

Just as you processed and succeeded with the knowledge you received from your mentors, how much could you add or simplify the information for others? How much more could you succeed in your own business by helping others to succeed?

You are special and talented in your own way. You can write, teach, share, sell, or market in a way that nobody else can match. It is because you are unique and by willing to grow and develop your business skills, you can improve things for those coming behind you.

Just ask yourself: Did I really learn anything on my own? From the time you were old enough to breathe, you learned by observing, listening, and copying others. You learned to tie your shoes because someone mentored you.

How much more are you going learn?
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