Where To Find Your Mentor


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In order to be successful in life you must adopt certain, specific success habits. I call them the Rich Habits.

You must also avoid specific failure habits. I call them the Poor Habits.

There are five top sources from which you can learn about these Rich Habits and Poor Habits. We learn them from:

  1. Parents
  2. Career Mentors
  3. Teachers
  4. Reading
  5. The School of Hard Knocks

Only 33% of the self-made millionaires in my Rich Habits Study were fortunate enough to have had at least one mentor in life.

When you find a success mentor, they will help smooth out the pavement for you and help you avoid the potholes that are everywhere.

They teach you what to do and what not to do. Mistakes cost you time, money and reduced stress. Mistakes cause stress.

Success Mentors, therefore, save you time, money and help you avoid stress, which translates into better health, as stress impairs your immune system, leading to sickness and various diseases.

#1 Source – Parents

Parents are often the only shot most of us have at having a success mentor in life.

When you are raised by one or more parents who mentor you to be successful, you immediately leap frog over your peers. And this Parent-Mentor advantage begins to pay huge dividends when you enter the workforce, in terms of better jobs with higher pay and greater career opportunities.

Parent-Mentors tee you up for success as an adult. It is a great advantage.

#2 Source – Career Mentors

Career mentors steer you in the right direction in your career. Often, Career-Mentors are found within the organization you work for. If you find a Career-Mentor early on in your career, this puts you at a great advantage among your peers.

Career-Mentors not only teach you what to do and what not to do, they also open doors for you and introduce you to their inner circle of relationships.

#3 Source – Teachers

Teachers can be another great source for Success-Mentors. A good teacher will motivate you. They will help guide you. They will get you on the right path and keep you on the right path.

#4 Source – Reading

Mentors can be found in books. I consider Og Mandino, Dale Carnegie, Charles Duhigg, Napoleon Hill, Joseph Murphy, Jack Canfield, Malcolm Gladwell, T. Have Eker, Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, George Washington, Andrew Carnegie, Calvin Coolidge, James Monroe, Cornelius Vanderbilt, JP Morgan and Nicoli Tesla some of my most important mentors. All, by the way, mentors through books I’ve read either by them or about them.

I have found biographies of successful people particularly full of great mentoring advice.

#5 Source – The School of Hard Knocks

I list this as last on my list because the mentoring you receive via The School of Hard Knocks, is painful mentoring.

You are, essentially, your own mentor. You make mistakes. Those mistakes cost you valuable time and money. The mistakes become like scar tissue on the brain – they are never forgotten because they are always tied to intense emotions – anger, sadness, disgust, pain, heartbreak and worry.

The School of Hard Knocks is the most difficult way to be mentored. If you are strong enough to survive this mentoring, however, the lessons you learn stick with you forever.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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  1. 这里真心不错,每次来都有新收获!


    Hello Tom,

    Thank you very much for this useful article, can you recommend some good books that you have read that has good mentoring advice.

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