I’ve heard several stories over the past two years of successful men and women who started out with nothing and are now doing quite well for themselves.
What do they attribute their success to?
Working at golf and tennis clubs.
You may be wondering what that has to do with becoming successful. Think about it. Who spends a lot of their time at golf clubs and tennis clubs? Successful people.
While they were young, these men and women got jobs at golf and tennis clubs and built relationships with the members. They would ask them questions about success, hard work, making money, life, marriage, etc.
Looking back, they attribute so much of what they learned about being successful to the times they spent with the members of these clubs.
I’m not here to tell you to go get a job at a golf or tennis club, in fact, I can tell you that just because someone appears to be successful on the outside does not necessarily mean that it is someone that you want to learn from.
However, I am here to tell you that you need to put yourself in environments where others are ahead of you that you can learn from. That’s my challenge to you today.
What kind of environments can you find potential mentors in?
- Golf clubs
- Tennis clubs
- Rotary clubs
- Serving at local non-profits
- Your workplace
- Community meetings
Once you put yourself in some of these environments, you will need to be intentional about building relationships with people who you would like to mentor you. This may be intimidating at first, but once you get a few wins under your belt, you will find that the payoff is huge.
What is one environment you can put yourself in within the next month to give yourself an opportunity to build relationships with potential mentors?
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