To tell you the truth, this blog didn't really start in my mind. It started in someone else's mind -- my mentor's. When I told my mentor my dream of having my own training company someday, he asked me, "Why not start by building your credibility and experience through a blog?"
Well, we'll see how far this blog can go. But if you want to succeed in life, you have to look for mentors who have already done what you're trying to do. Here is a great post by Darren Hardy on why the rich get richer:
"The greatest achievers in the world have the greatest advisors, consultants, and coaches in the world. They surround themselves with the best. It’s how they gain advantage over their competitors.
The best golfer, tennis player, baseball pitcher, singer, Olympian, surgeon, CEO, and entrepreneur all invest in highly paid advisors, consultants, and coaches.
You need to know about this as you seek high performance in your personal and professional goals. In fact, I’d say it’s critical that you understand what it is and how it can affect you.
Unconscious incompetence is a phenomenon that occurs when you don’t realize you are doing something incorrectly or not to the best of your ability. You’re unknowingly clueless. It takes someone else to observe, identify, prod, and counsel you in order to bring awareness to the defects and help you make the adjustments needed to take your performance to the next level.
A top CEO once said to me, “You can never pay too much to rent someone’s eyes, mind, and experience.”
If you want to take your life to the next level, you, too, will need to seek out the best advisors, consultants, and coaches to help get you there."
P.S. If you don't know anyone who can mentor you, I posted some of my mentors' great works on my sidebar -- Great Stuff by Other World Changers. Check them out! (Links on this site are affiliate links. This means I earn a small commission whenever you purchase a program or product through my links. But, checking them out is always free.)
Article: Why the Rich Get Richer by Darren Hardy on The Huffington Post
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