Mentor or Example; Is It Valuable
A little about myself: While growing up
my family moved about every 4 years, I did not carry any friends over
each move: my family was typical - not outstanding in any way; but we
were readers. After High School where I graduated with honors with
only four months in that school, I carried no friends or
acquaintances forward to my work at Ford Motor Company. After a year
& half I joined the Navy, Each duty station was a new experience,
I carried no friends or acquaintances forward; Since the Navy I have
had seven different career potentials, as each changed, I carried no
friends or acquaintances forward. Everything has been "Start
from Scratch" and "Did it myself".
Time that most would spend with friends
or in sports: I would isolate & read.
Looking back I feel that friends should
be maintained over distance and time, so you do not learn to accept
loneliness as a normal state of life. In the Navy I should have made
friends with those senior to me and selected one or two that I could
go to with questions for opinions and guidance, (found a Mentor) In
reading many biographies I find that the most successful individuals
have mentors that provide not only information but example.
Looking back over my 73 years; I see
many instances where a mentor would have been very helpful so that my
life would have been less stressed, more successful and profitable.
While I accept and have enjoyed the varied career patterns and places
I have lived; a mentor, coach or example positively followed would have possibly made
for a more specialized and lucrative life.
I have spend thousands of dollars on
"Self Improvement" with only moderate success. In studying
the offerings in the field I found that Bob Proctor's studies as
presented in the program "Thinking Into Results" is the
best. It covers all aspects of life for the individual, the family,
and the company, so it is applicable to every situation. The
principles that Bob teaches after his 50 years of study; have been
proven to work with third graders as well as major corporations. I
feel compelled to present this material wherever possible for the
benefit of all who will listen.
While I strongly support reading to
learn and become informed; it should not be a substitute for friends
One of the principles that "Thinking
Into Results" teaches and uses is "the MasterMind Group"l
where 1 +1+1+1 = 10 or more; shared thought leads to much better
results. While not replacing a mentor, it teaches the need and value
of working together. It encourages the selection of a mentor by
showing the value.
What will you get from "Thinking
Into Results": How to set and achieve Goals, How to build a
team, how to overcome the "Knowing Doing Gap"; self esteem
and confidence as individual, family and company, how to overcome
the barriers to success. and much more. It should be taught in our
school system but it is not.
For More information contact Paul R.
Schlehr. As a motivational speaker, corporate trainer and coach, Paul
helps people and organizations make the most of their minds. In
short to "Bring Success Home" To contact him or request
permission to reprint this article
email: email@example.com or phone: (775) 625-1860