Who do you look up to in your line of work? Likely your boss, right?
What if you work for yourself?
What if you are your own boss?
Who do you look up to?
… The one that guides you to a better future
… The one that holds your hand when you fall & picks you up
… The one that shares your ambition and heartaches
… The one that encourages you to copy exactly what they’ve done successfully so that success may be yours too!
An experienced and trusted adviser.
A.k.a A mentor or as some would call it a business coach.
I have that!
And I wouldn’t want to trade her for anything in the world.
She came to me as a God sent (my take on it at least) At a time when I was searching to find something to better my current state of economy and to do something that is worth my while.
In my line of work, people shove their business proposal all the time wanting me to invest either my time or my money into their big ideas. I’ve gotten my hands dirty in the manufacturing industry and I’ve dipped my hands into the food business too. Both experiences I’ve had to learn things the hard way. Sometimes it can be an expensive price to pay.
So while I was searching for other businesses to play around with; I found Salha Zain. By sheer luck of the Google dice! What I found to be most interesting was, here stood a lady who was way younger than yours truly and appeared to be the adornment of her generation. Curiosity got the better of me. So when I invited her over, this very photogenic 30-something lady in her poised manner shared her life experiences ever so humbly. As intrigued as I was with her life journey, I was more excited to learn about her successful empire. And so she laid her cards on the table.
Condescendingly I asked how much she was making at the time. Thinking I was going to out beat her by the thousands. But when she finally whispered her current income I literally fell of my chair! Oh how wrong I was to have misjudged this housewife!
That was my turning point.
There’s always someone better than you.
Learn from them!
The rest as they say is history.
I guess the good thing about having a mentor to guide you through a challenging business is you know somehow you’re in safe hands. I guess that’s why a lot of people shy away from owning their own business. It just makes good business sense to be with someone who knows what they’re talking about; who’s gone through what you’re going through; and who can predict the challenges before you even encounter them. That is priceless. And you get it here for a song I tell Ya!
For those of you who are looking to start something on your own. Here’s my two cents worth:-
Find a mentor that can help you see things you could never imagine.
If they believe in you; chances are you will succeed.
Believe in best practices. Follow whats been proven to be successful. Follow the road travelled by the rich? Why take the road less travelled when you know there’s a faster way.
If you would like me to tell you more about what we do at Top Leaders Circle, I would be more than happy to share.
Your future mentor