Question: What do Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Merryl Streep, Chipper Jones, Peyton Manning, Robert DeNiro, Cher, Donald Trump, Al Pacino, Bill Gates, and Andrea Boccelli all have in common?
Answer: They all have coaches, mentors and advisors.
Were it not for that, those people I just listed would not be famous today.
Throughout history, successful people, no matter what their field of endeavor, have realized the importance of coaching and mentoring.
Intelligent people know they can’t get to where they want to be by themselves.
Top professionals seek out guidance from trusted advisors.
They also make it a point to learn something from everyone they come in contact with. And they use that information to help themselves achieve a higher level success and wealth.
If you are a business owner…or an employee…you need to seek out trusted people (i.e. role models) who have already done what YOU seek to do.
Whether your goal is to build a successful business, or work your way up within one, you need to study successful people and model their behaviors.
One thing I have found over the years is that truly successful people are also grateful people.
They didn’t arrive at where they are alone. They were coached, guided and mentored along the way. And, almost without exception, they are eager to share their knowledge and experiences with others.
They realize what Ralph Waldo Emerson referred to as “The Law Of Compensation”. The more you give, the more you get in return. And the more you get in return, the more you give back.
I once heard someone say that the difference between a rich man and a broke man is this: A rich man seeks to learn everything he can from everyone he comes in contact with. A broke man isn’t interested in learning anything from anybody…because he already knows everything there is to know!
Fact: If you want to be successful, you need to do what successful people do…and you will succeed.
If you want to fail, just do what failures do…and you will fail also.
My point is this: If you own a business, or if you work for a business, you are not alone…so don’t pretend to be. You need to constantly seek out the advice and guidance of successful people who have been there/done that…and who are eager to help YOU go there and do it too!
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