I’m so very very thankful for mentors in my life.
I have a variety of mentors in my life. I have people I pay to be my mentors. I have people who’s books I read, and who’s talks I listen to, and who’s podcasts and interviews I listen to. I also have friends, friends that have been successful in certain areas of their lives, and I consider them my mentors as well.
I have a lot of mentors, and I’m so very thankful for each of them.
Some of my mentors are a lot older than me. Some of my mentors are younger than me. Most of my mentors have had leaps and bounds more success than me, that’s why I consider them my mentors. But I also have teachers.
I’m so very very thankful for the teachers in my life.
I have people, every day, and in every way that teach me. Children teach me. My co-workers teach me. Our employees teach me. Our clients teach me.
One thing I never ever want to be is someone who is stubborn and unteachable. I choose to be humble, interested and teachable, all the time, and in all things by every single person God puts in my path and in my life!
I unfortunately know people, everyday hardworking people, business owners, and every walk of life, who are UNTEACHABLE.
These people have no desire to attend a seminar period, let alone another seminar, if by chance they’ve ever attended one before. They won’t read a book unless it’s from someone they perceive as a “somebody.” I see people like this who try to name drop, but rarely do I hear them knowledge drop from a place of true love and desire to serve. These people constantly wonder why they aren’t as successful as others they see around them. They are so confident in their knowledge of this life, and their ability to take on life, that they feel no more is required of them to become, or continue to be awesome.
There is one thing blinding this type of person from fully stepping in to the light God has prepared for them… EGO.
Please don’t be one of these people. You will create a cycle of disappointment, failure, and sadness. You will likely lose hope, and you will feel that all is lost. Simply be teachable and willing to learn and invest in the opportunity to do so. Learn from the lowliest of these, but also seek to learn from those who have changed their lives and therefore may be able to change yours.
You see all of my mentors are teachable. Each of them invests significantly more each year in their own success, and in their own mentors and teachers and masterminds, than they ever ask a single person to pay them to be mentored or coached by them.
I like to hope that I fall in to the second category. I want to inspire, to teach, to mentor, to assist men and women the world over to live more extraordinary lives, then to give them the exact tools they need to live those lives, BUT I truly believe I lose the right to be a teacher, mentor, guide through life, etc, unless I’m investing significantly more, both in time and resources, than I ever ask someone to invest in me, my book, my product, my service, my information, my knowledge, my wisdom, etc.
So please pause for a moment and ask yourself, “when was the last time I loved and cared for myself enough to invest in my own potential, and in my own future?” If it has been recent, take a moment to feel tremendous gratitude that you are among a small percentage of men and women in this world that actually are WILLING to invest in themselves. If you are among these type of people then I know you are smart enough to never close the door on an opportunity to learn or experience more at any point.
If it has been a while, resolve to do SOMETHING today!! Buy a book. Buy an audio program. Buy a coaching program. Pay to participate in a Mastermind. Whatever you do, ACTUALLY invest some physical dollars in conjunction with your time. If you spend a lifetime seeking free mentorship, free books, if you choose to listen to a book for free on YouTube as opposed to actually BUYING the book from the author that worked so hard to get it to you, I can guarantee that your results will be significantly diminished over what they would have been had you decided to actually invest real dollars in that same book. I dare you to test it, and tell me I’m not right…. Go on… I DARE you 🙂
Invest in yourself, and invest in your future.
Do something… Be something… Learn something… and just watch how you will change the world!!