My dad and I stumbled into the mentoring relationship when I got into the real estate industry. I finally woke up around age 23 and realized that he was a pretty smart guy. He taught me how to lead and communicate, whether the audience is one or one thousand. We had a very informal relationship and I learned so much from him over the last three decades.
My Dad introduced me to Sam Cupp, a very successful entrepreneur. We really hit it off, and I asked him to be my mentor. He taught me how to run a business.
My relationship with Sam Cupp was much more structured. I met with Sam for an hour and a half every other month for four years. I would share all my ideas and issues, and he would impart his wisdom and perspectives.
I found my third mentor by signing up for Dan Sullivan’s Strategic Coach Program. He taught me how to discover and live in my unique ability, and ever expand my purpose. I actually started the program with one of his coaches for 3 years, until I could afford to bump up to Dan’s program.
Become A Mentor
If you are a successful entrepreneur and have a passion for helping people, entrepreneurs-in-the-making need you. Becoming a mentor is an opportunity to leave a legacy and put a dent in the universe. Think of an entrepreneur-in-the-making in your life that would greatly benefit from your wisdom and experience.