3 Ways My Mentors Changed My Life
I heard a story the other day of a man who was driving in the middle of a downpour. The rain came down in sheets and visibility was just terrible. The man was unsure if he should stop or keep going. Suddenly he spotted a set of taillights ahead of him and decided he’d simply follow them. They seemed to be going in the right direction, and it was a big comfort to know there was another person on the same journey. Well, he followed those taillights for what seemed like miles, until they suddenly stopped in the middle of the road. The man sat there, his windshield wipers pushing water aside furiously, wondering if the car had encountered a problem or hit an animal. Then, instead of moving again, the car’s taillights disappeared. Frustrated, the man began cursing to himself about the idiot in front of him who obviously didn’t care about those behind. About that time, someone knocked on the man’s car window.
He rolled the window down in the pouring rain to encounter a woman.
“What’s your problem?” the man asked.
“I was going to ask you the same thing,” she said.
“Well, I’m not the idiot who stopped in the middle of the road and turned off her lights,” the man snapped back.
“No,” the woman replied, “but you are the idiot who’s parked in my driveway.”
I love that story because it illustrates some of the key principles I’ve taught my entire life. First, nobody wants to go it alone. We all want to know that someone else is taking the journey with us, and we often prefer following someone who’s just a little ahead of us on the way. Second, and most importantly, whom we choose to follow is of the utmost importance. Many of us end up like the man in the story – we simply follow the first person that seems to be heading in the same direction. But that can leave us looking pretty foolish.
Mentors matter, and having the right mentor matters even more. You see, the right mentor expands your vision. They help you see farther, and stretch your horizons. They help you see more by uncovering your blind spots. And they help you see clearly to discover your best path to success.
That’s why I’ve chosen mentors at every step along my journey. I can’t see it all, I can’t know it all – and neither can you. We all need someone to help us in our pursuit of intentional growth, and the right mentor helps you take massive leaps forward.
Mentors do three things for you:
1. They know the way – so they have insights and wisdom born from experience.
2. They show the way – by generously applying their insight and wisdom to your specific situation.
3. They go the way – by walking with you through your own journey and helping you learn from your experiences.
I’ve lived my life with the goal of adding value to others, and that’s why I’m not satisfied simply giving you information and calls to action. A leader’s vision isn’t measured in words; it’s measured in actions, and that’s why I’m excited to announce the launch of Maximum Impact Mentoring, a live interactive call with me each month where I will mentor you with great teaching as well as my freshest insights.
For years I’ve said I wish I could mentor everyone who has read my books or heard me speak and share with them what I know; well my team has found a way to use technology to help me mentor everyone who is a member of MIM. With Maximum Impact Mentoring, you will have a chance to sit down with me, in real time, as we work together to reach your greatest potential.
To make things as easy as possible for you, my team will email you instructions on when each month’s call will take place, as well as how you can access the call. If you can’t make the live call, don’t worry – we’ll have the recording ready for you. You can simply access the archived call at your convenience!
I can’t tell you how powerful a resource like this truly is – and there are so many more benefits to learn about when you visit the Maximum Impact Mentoring website. It’s absolutely amazing. And because I want you to be part of this unique community, we’re offering full membership for Maximum Impact Mentoring with 3, 6, and 12 month subscriptions.
I am thrilled to start this new journey with you, and I can’t tell you how much I’m anticipating speaking with you live each month by phone. I think this next step will truly help us create the maximum impact we all seek for our careers, our families and our lives.
But I don’t want to stop there. I’m so passionate about this new resource that for a limited time, I want to offer you something extra, a few bonuses that can really help you transform this experience and your life.
If you JOIN by July 2, I’m excited to offer you the following bonuses:
1. 13 downloads of audio lessons from me, based on my 13 Must-Ask Questions for a Mentor digital resource.
2. The downloadable executive summaries of 5 of my top books: The 5 Levels of Leadership, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, Good Leaders Ask Great Questions, and Thinking for a Change.
3. An audio interview with Kevin Myers, whom I’ve been mentoring personally for years, discussing our mentoring relationship and how to get the most out of learning from me.
In fact, I want to make you an additional offer, one that will only be around for until July 2: if you’d like to try Maximum Impact Mentoring, but aren’t ready to launch into a subscription, you can now sign up for just a single call and still receive the 3 bonuses.
For only $49, you can have access to a single MIM call and still receive the 3 bonus offers – even without a subscription.
The very first Maximum Impact Mentoring call on July 13 is all about developing your team – The Rule of 5 for Team Development. Every leader wants a good team. But how do you develop one? The process begins with asking yourself 5 crucial questions. Utilizing my Rule of 5, I will teach how to get the most from your team. These 5 questions create a checklist for team development, and are applicable in every team environment. When asked on a daily or weekly basis, they will help your people transform into the team you desire.
I hope you’ll take advantage of this limited offer. I’d love for you to sit in on even one call, just to hear for yourself how Maximum Impact Mentoring can make a difference in your life. I look forward to having you join us – and to helping you find the answers you’re looking for.
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