Executive Mentor and serial CEO, Christine Comaford: Choose YOUR mentor (or mentors) and ask them to work with you. If you’re in business, find a mentor who REALLY KNOWS the ropes.
Here’s one of my biggest losses as I grew my success story: Putting my personal and spiritual life on hold: Because I was such a control freak, I became a workaholic. I neglected my personal life, and at one point, even stopped meditating and ditched my spiritual practice. That was the biggest mistake of all. Without a spiritual foundation I made lots of business mistakes. In your own life, in whatever area of spirituality you might (or might not) practice, treasure whatever it is that grounds you.
This is super important. If you take care of yourself, you can take much better care of your life, your family, friends, staff and your company. And if your business doesn’t allow you the time to do this, then quite honestly, you’re doing it wrong. I had to LEARN to do it right. I had to learn SOPs that would permit me to run my business, and not my business to run me. THAT is where a rockin’ mentor came in handy. On my own, I’d lost contact with the stuff that made life WONDERUL. And all the money in the world can’t buy lost time.
Look, we’ll all make mistakes along the way. But the important thing is to recognize what they are early on, change your direction, and learn from them. My best advice on this is to find YOUR mentor early – as early as possible.
This weekend, do two things: #1. Think about some mistakes you’ve made over and over in the past and how they might pop up again in your business venture. Write them down on a piece of paper and keep them handy to remind of where NOT to go. This will be a great help in keeping you on a smooth, bump-free road to business success. #2. Choose YOUR mentor (or mentors) and ask them to work with you. If you’re in the business of truly finding a mentor who KNOWS the ropes, there’s still room in my BAI program for three more participants in July. (And I’ve added new dates all over the country.) Check it out at http://mightyventures.com/bai/