Unlock Success by Choosing and Leveraging Multiple Mentors for Personal Growth
In a recent communication from Derek S., we delved into the essence of mentorship and what his mentorship journey looked like. (In case you missed it, you can catch up here—and trust me, it’s worth the read!) Today, let’s unravel the crucial concept of having multiple mentors and why it’s a game-changer in virtually every facet of life. Now, buckle up, because we’re about to navigate this topic with enthusiasm and wisdom reminiscent of Dan Greer himself.
Why do you need more than one mentor, you ask? Picture this: you’re surrounded by individuals lacking motivation, merely going through the motions at work without any drive to elevate their circumstances. How does that make you feel? Initially, you recognize their lack of motivation, making a mental note not to follow in their footsteps—working solely for a paycheck. Yet, over time, the job’s perks might start to shine. The comfortable routine, the benefits, the holidays—it all seems appealing. I’ve been there and done that, and believe me, it’s not a pleasant feeling.
The turning point for me was realizing I needed guidance and a push in the right direction, and that’s where mentors played a pivotal role. Enter Jesus, my perennial mentor, who guides me through numerous challenges. As I transitioned into entrepreneurship, a slew of new mentors emerged: Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Russell Brunson, Jenna Kutcher, Ezra Lee, and the list goes on.
So, how do you choose your mentors? Let’s borrow a page from Dan Greer’s playbook and break it down:
Think outside the box. If you’re in transportation, someone like Tony Robbins may not seem directly related. However, if he helps people learn and you’re in the business of educating others about transportation, he could be an ideal mentor.
Future Alignment, Not Geography:
It’s not about where they live; it’s about where they are mentally, professionally, and personally. Do their values align with where you aspire to be? Look beyond the superficial and focus on shared values.
Catalysts for Growth:
Your mentors should be catalysts for your growth, not just showcasing their achievements but actively pushing you to reach your next level. Russell Brunson, for instance, has been instrumental in pushing me through his podcasts and challenges, prompting me to take my business to new heights.
Jenna Kutcher stands out for her authenticity, sharing her real story and even divulging her financial details on her podcast. Authentic mentors are invaluable, as they provide genuine insights and experiences that others may shy away from.
Willingness to Take Chances:
Ezra Lee’s story is a testament to someone unafraid of taking massive, calculated risks. A mentor should encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and seize opportunities. Ezra’s ventures inspire me to embrace calculated chances for growth.
A mentor’s role is to empower you, offering the knowledge and support needed for your ascent. So, what are you waiting for? Don’t procrastinate; start seeking mentors today. Find those who resonate with where you want to go, embody the qualities you admire, and are willing to guide you on your journey. Dan Greer wouldn’t wait another day, and neither should you!
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