The Rocket fuel to propel your dreams is …
Do you have a burning desire to expand your business, improve your health, increase your wealth or become great at sales? How about becoming a strong communicator and relationship builder? As a member of the TriplePLife Community I know the answer is an empathetic, YES! The good news is that no matter what area of life we choose to improve, the answer is always the same.
Last week we explored success habit #1 dreaming, and the importance of reconnecting with our dreams. This week we build upon success habit #1 and begin learning how to turn those dreams into reality.
There is a universal secret known amongst the world’s most successful people. This secret has launched many dreams by fueling the key strategies that exponentially increase the rate of success. While it is not exactly an absolute guarantee mind you, because it still requires hard work and commitment, the chance of failure is greatly diminished. So, you are probably asking yourself…. What is it?
The answer you are looking for is Mentorship and/or coaching, it doesn’t matter what we call it, what matters is we understand how mentors can help turn our dreams into reality.
Thinking back to a time when I was just a young, fledging entrepreneur, I vividly recall an older gentleman telling me “To increase your chance of success, you need to seek out and surround yourself with someone who has already accomplished what it is that you want to achieve. Then find a way to learn all you can from them.” There have been few truer words spoken in my lifetime. My own success in life is in part due to my own mentors.
What I have learned is mentors exist all around us, in every aspect and walk of life.
Mentors can be the most valuable resource on our path to success. They are able to provide knowledge and perspective from their own failures and success. This in turn helps us to avoid similar pitfalls. As a result, it often saves us huge amounts of time, money, and pain.
We have witnessed far to often people who set out on a journey to reach their dreams only to fall short because of their unwillingness to simply ask for help. This makes absolutely no sense at all! If someone has perfected the path we choose to follow, why wouldn’t we seek his or her counsel? Why on Earth would any of us want to try and reinvent the wheel, when someone else has already perfected it? Unfortunately, the choice to not seek help is rooted in pride, ego, and shortsightedness. These are things we call killers of dreams!
One of the ultimate truisms on the road to more success in life, is that it will always cost us more to correct a mistake than avoiding them all together. If we are experiencing frustration on our path or don’t know where to start, we must seek out a mentor. We need to find someone who will share his or her knowledge. Sometimes we may have to pay for mentorship, but if the goal is important enough, and we are willing and able to pay attention, then the investment will be worth it.
There is research that has calculated the return on investment (ROI) for coaching/mentoring, books, seminars and webinars etc. to be 10:1!! What mutual fund, stock or rental property can provide that rate of return? Especially when we calculate this across an entire lifetime!
Each year we should plan to reinvest a portion of our gross income on expanding our knowledge and education. Mentorship would be included in this. How much of our income you ask? The answer to that question should reflect how much and how quickly we want to grow and achieve our dreams? For myself it is a MINIMUM of 5%.
It is time to start fueling those dreams…
Dr. Jay LaGuardia
Don’t forget to check out this week’s powerpassionprosperity podcast episode on mentorship.
Learn how to 10x your goals. Dr. Eddie and I cover everything you need to know about mentorship and how it can be the fuel to rocket your dreams into reality…
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