Find a Mentor
I have been lucky enough over the years to have had good, and great, mentors. Some of them have been teachers. The first memory I have is of my third grade teacher at St. Marys Grade School in Elm Grove, Wisconsin. Mrs. Turner had a lasting impression on me and instilling curiosity and the desire to seek information on my own. That has persisted to this day. I evaluate, critically, everything from business to people. That is a good thing as there is a lot of superfluous and superficial things out there that appear good at first glance but on close evaluation are fluff and appearance without substance.
Another teacher with something to remember and apply was Father Forey, S.J. at Marquette HS in Milwaukee. I’ll always remember his expression, “Zero, Ping” which meant that you didn’t present or research convincingly enough to make the grade. Do the work, put in the time and your best effort and the results are yours. You deserve what you get or your getting zero, nada, zip!
In business, I’ve been blessed enough with great mentors, too. In 1993, I learned about people like Napoleon Hill, Steven Covey, John Maxwell and others. I read and evaluated Og Mandino books. All of their teachings are timeless and available to those that I hope to mentor.
My Role as Mentor and Coach
To expose my training, to those I share with, is important. To succeed in this world will require all the same principals. Dream, do, and teach. That is my mission for others. I will use the technology of today to teach the principles of the past.
Continue Seeking Wisdom
There are some teachers and trainers that are significant in my life currently. My business coach, Mark Januszewski, is willing to share with you as he has with me. Next month he is directing the Master Key Master Mind Alliance and I encourage you all to evaluate and participate. The experience will change your mind, propel your business, and put you into a leadership role to pass the wisdom on to generations to come.