I woke up on this morning with tasks in mind. I had a financial plan and a focused agenda. In my early start on the day, i was excited as I start on my way. I just felt this was a great day to be alive and look forward to today’s opportunity. I received a call about around 7 from my mentor. I missed the call, but I called him back knowing at this time my entire day is about to change.
Business Lessons Learned From Mentorship
I’ve been in the business of writing now for over 5 years. My focus in writing has been crafted and honed by my mentor. I’m a reformed knucklehead. In not listening to my mentor, I’ve faced financial challenges I didn’t need to face. He has given me clear financial advice throughout my process along with other sage wisdom. Even though he never review the work exclusively. Rarely does my mentor directly criticize my spelling error or careless mistakes. When he does come with correction, it is with intense focus on reform. That said he will more often give me the dutch uncle advice instead of simply telling me how to do what I do.
Because of his success, he is in the blessed position to not have to do anything today. Yet and still, he is expected to always persevere with that same success in mind. A famous music producer once spoke to me about my mentor and said, “he is a brilliant man that has a down home charm, while being on point with all he does. But if you’re broke after knowing him, its your own dam fault.”
Life Lessons Learned From Mentorship
I’ve learned what it is to struggle at a task but get it done. You must be focused and disciplined to success at anything. On this day, my mentor spoke to me about doing things with purpose and not just pleasure. It is pleasure to be on the Internet and look at porn. Its purpose to be on the Internet to do research. Its pleasure to smoke cigars or cigarettes. Its purpose to catch your breath after a hard workout. It is pleasure to reap the benefits of someone else’s success. Its purpose to put in the 10,000 hours need to be come an expert at a thing on your own.
My mentor said I matured over these years. He was amazed to see me use my God give tools much better now. He knows the details of my struggles. He knows my challenges and weaknesses. In fact, we have had some of the same challenges and weakness. Because of our similar struggles, I realize he is one of the best resources to reform me. My mentor is a great guide for success because he has been where I’m ordained to go.
Financial Reform Lessons Learned From Mentorship
On this occasion, I spoke to him about business. I learned more about his history. I also helped him with his state of the art computer. I has tons of functions on it that are not needed, but when you have the money you do what you do. We spoke about the financial reform bill and how it will impact business going forward. I wondered how he would deal with the political changes ahead focused on reform. My mentor already had a company set up to reap the benefits of the new legislation regardless of whose in power.
I was impressed by what had been done. I was inspired to learn more about the legislation loop holes that I had no clue existed. As Speaker John Boehner tearful accepts the gavel from former speaker Nancy Pelosi, I realize the opportunity presented. As politicians speak to the idea of financial reform, we have the true opportunity to impact through implementation. Our financial reform is to give back and help others as a bridge builder would do. As my mentor give me priceless advice and connection for free, I continue to seek avenues to grow in business, help other and allow God to order my step towards success.
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