I’m a firm believer in the power of association.
Success is contagious and it does rub off.
So, if you hang out with successful people, you’re more likely to become one.
I’m a product of those who supported me, and those who were unreasonable friends – the type of person who is always challenging you to create and achieve more.
For my own life, without that support, there’s no way I’d be where I am today.
I would have surrendered my ambitions, submitted, and hung my head, not believing I was worthy.
I often challenge people who are starting out to find a mentor.
The cost is too high to ignore this advice
Offer to buy them lunch or a coffee, because you want to learn more about them and what makes them tick – and ask them two questions:
- What would be your top three pieces of advice you could offer me so that I could improve on my mindset?
- If you had your time over again, what would you do differently?
Be determined to follow whatever it is that person’s advice may be.
If they’re ahead of you, there’s a reason for that, so now is not the time to be the ‘smartest person in the room’ and say that you know it all and don’t need to follow their advice.
Yes, I do understand the statement that confidence attracts money, but there is a flipside to confidence.
You can stop learning, stop growing, and you may even start to believe your own BS.
A slippery slide awaits just around the corner.
I’ve seen this many times.
This is a critical time
A time to grow.
A time to push yourself.
But also, a time to reflect upon the fact you do not know it all, there is always more to learn, and you can learn every day in the most unlikely places.
If you feel that you have enough of a bond with your new friend, ask them if they will help you achieve in your chosen area by checking up on you and keeping you accountable to your own promises.
Think about the mentors you have in your midst, and contact one.
See if they’ll be your unreasonable friend.
You’ll be surprised the resources you’ve passed by without even realising their value