Recovery from the motorcycle accident is going very well. Once again, I am so thankful to have had a lifetime of fitness habits and workouts. It pays off in so many ways!
The accident was a new experience for me. It is very different than a car accident, the biggest difference is that you’re exposed to a lot of variables. Facing each of these variables has left me processing the “lessons learned.”
Immediately after the accident several people stopped to help me get things righted again. Each asked me if I was okay before departing and I assured them that I was fine. My plan was to put everything back together as best as I could and get home. Adrenaline is a wonderful thing.
The pain in my knee was getting stronger, but I figured I could overcome that and power my way through. But I noticed that my resolve was weakening, too.
Then I noticed a motorcycle approaching and slowing down. This approach was very different. The rider had confidence and deliberateness exuding from his every move as he parked his bike and carefully accessed the situation. My thought was, “Who sent this guy,” immediately followed by, “I am really glad he is here.” His name was Sam.
He took over and I was immediately grateful. He got me back on a safe path forward. I won’t go through all the 100s of details, but Sam is a motorcycle rider, and an off-duty policeman. This was not his first rodeo.
Using Sam as my guide and mentor I began making quality decisions; drink water, forget about riding home and calling AAA, sitting down and relaxing while waiting. The list goes on and on. A few hours later I was safely in my hometown at Immediate Care.
Without Sam, I am not sure how the day would have gone. Without my willingness to listen to Sam, I am certain the day would have ended poorly.
For all of us, we are either in business for the first time, or are experiencing first-time challenges weekly, if not daily. We think we can power through. It might work, and it might not. You already know that odds on that dilemma.
I have always sought out and leaned on mentors to help me get to the next level. In addition to a number of people who have simply paid it forward for me, I have also spent a lot of money on coaches and mentors. Every penny was worth it.
The biggest and most important thing you can do for your business is to decide what you want and get a mentor to guide you through the process. Listen to them and do what they are telling you to do. It will likely be uncomfortable at first. Roll with it.
Here are three ways to prepare for and attract the perfect mentor into your life:
1. Admit (Re-Admit) what you really want. Oftentimes, we dumb our expectations down after a series of disappointments and unrealized successes. Do just the opposite. Dream big – revisit the dreams you originally had when you started your business.
2. Be totally honest with yourself. Explore the fears that have been holding you back from getting what you really want. Yes, it all comes down to a fear of some kind.
3. Find a mentor or business coach. Once you have worked your way through #1 and #2 above (that process could take as little as 5 minutes – it’s just a decision) start looking for someone qualified to help you. Many people will try to convince you that they are the perfect fit for your needs. Choose carefully. You want someone who has been there and done that, someone with a track record.
If this seems like a sales pitch for my business, it really isn’t. It’s a heartfelt challenge to you to take advantage of all the resources at your disposal to move your business and your life forward. Remember action creates the results you want.
Not everyone takes advantage of the Complimentary Business Consult with me. Some people are just looking for ideas and a starting point. Some are ready to really make an impact on their community, and their profits. Either way, I guarantee (literally) you will get a lot out of our conversation. Call me at 585-737-3316 and I’ll help you get rolling. If you get a busy signal it’s because I’m coaching other coaches. Just leave a message and I’ll call you back.
Make it an awesome day!
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