There is a quaint little town of about 20,000 people five miles from me that is suddenly famous.
Reporters and press people are swarming all over a tiny store in this little town. The mayor is being interviewed as well as local and state politicians, local citizens and business owners.
But the person everyone wants to meet remains a mystery and may remain that way forever.
The town is Simpsonville, SC the home of the Mega Millions Jackpot winner. In case you don’t know the drawing was for roughly one.point.six.billion.dollars. (If I write the number out the spam filters will go crazy.) 🙂
For the record I do not have the wining number in my possession. And frankly, I can’t imagine the problems the winner is facing right now.
I would not have made that statement a few years ago. I have learned a lot since then. My most significant life lessons have not come from school or formal training, but at the hands of some very successful people, my mentors.
I have always had mentors and I would not be where I am today without them. I take this very seriously and intentionally seek out good mentors. Some are dead, some alive, some distant, and some close. I can’t imagine life without them.
I was talking to one of my mentors yesterday about the 6 Figure Trainers business. She observed that many of my clients come to me when things are really bad. If they had only started with 6 Figure Trainers sooner, they would have been so much further ahead. Of course, the next question (good mentors always ask the tough questions) was, how can I get to these wonderful people and business sooner, so I can help them even more.
Questions like this make winners think and elevate their game.
The real answer to the question in the subject line above, is that the entrepreneur business owner always needs a mentor. Maybe more than one. So where can you find a mentor?
1.) Within minutes you can have a Book, a wealth of knowledge and power in your hands. But it does you no good if you don’t read it and apply it. I destroy books with notes in the margins, dog-eared pages and multiple color highlighters. And if the book is challenging or particularly relevant, I read it more than once.
2.) Other successful business people bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Look outside your line of business and learn from other professions. You even might find a networking group to belong to that brings people like this together routinely.
3.) Professional Mentors are people who made it their business to help other businesses grow. Be careful here as this business has a lot of charlatans. Look for someone who has been where you are and got to where you want to go. I always seek out the people that had the biggest struggles to overcome.
If you have a nagging thought in the back of your mind that you would benefit from a mentor, check out your options before things get worse.
At 6 Figure Trainers, we are dedicated to helping you through our mentoring programs. If you haven’t already, check out your options at the bottom of this email.
Remember, you will only get results if you take immediate action on your ideas.