What’s So Great About Mentorship?

by May 22, 2020

Have you ever had a mentor?

No, not some sort of old, bearded guy who teaches you unconventional wisdom about your journey ahead—well, that could count (that’s not what I’m getting at). I’m talking about the kind of people who are coaches and help us develop a plan for our lives. 

Some people scoff at the thought of having a mentor. Sometimes it’s about the cost, other times it’s simply an attitude of “I don’t need that. I can do it myself.” Either way, both situations vastly underestimate the usefulness of coaches and mentors. 

I think some of it comes from people living reactive lives. A cycle often begins to emerge where we get addicted to the progress we can make on our own. However, without proper guidance we can often trick ourselves into walking in circles. And so we always end up chasing after what we want (in this case to get out of the cycle), except we can’t ever seem to find the exit. 

Wayne Gretsky often talks about the power of anticipation, meaning we should always be looking towards where we think our lives are going, in relation to the present. How do coaches and mentors help with that? They give clarity to our blindspots. It can be hard to get perspective at times, and that’s why they’re invaluable resources for life. 

That means that it’s possible to get out of our cycles of “progress” because we have someone who can call out the right direction, and help us make real progress.

In this episode you’ll learn about…

  • The greatest in the world, all have coaches (1:40)
  • What does a coach or mentor bring to the table? (2:33)
  • Who has limiting beliefs? (6:10)
  • The difference between emotionally fit individuals & those who aren’t (9:30)
  • Change your limiting beliefs (12:53)
  • Make the fulfillment target extremely easy to hit (15:20)

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