The wisest among us know they need to find someone wiser than them to continue to grow.
You should always be placing yourself in the path of people above you if you ever wish to have any hope of succeeding.
You can get pretty far on your own but eventually, you’ll need some help
Mentors are an invaluable part of my entire growth process, in all areas of my life. I regularly seek them out.
I make myself available to people who can help me. I make sure to be of use to them before I ask for their help.
I look for deals, partners, or a foot in the door for my mentors whenever possible – bring them value. Make myself valuable in their eyes.
I usually research and probe to discover who mentors my mentors and start learning from those people, as well.
I never correct someone above me when they offer advice, in an attempt to make myself look intelligent or prepared. (I used to. You stop that too, if that’s you!)
I just let them tell me what they wish. I never want a mentor or potential mentor to perceive me as unreceptive to their advice.
Hey, they’re where I wish to be next or have something I need but don’t yet have
There are times when it’s wise to be reservedly humble and open. That’s what gets you the help.
And I can always consider what they say and sift through it later, keeping what was helpful and forgetting the rest, albeit from a place of gratitude.
Want the help – fight for its arrival in your life – but don’t depend on it to float the whole plan. And don’t put your mentor on too high of a pedestal.
I have loads to share on this area. Here are some of the things I’ll cover in greater detail regarding my experiences with multiple mentors in my life: