However, when I’ve put myself in the position to receive “mentor moments”, tough loving support and guidance from mentors who’ve succeeded where I haven’t (yet), I’ve received powerful opportunities to raise up my business smoothly and sustainably. One time in particular, I attended a private event with a group of my mentors. Very early on in the night, I was called out to share my new business model. I was nervous as all hell, literally shaking from head to toe, and feeling like a spotlight was shining on my face. This new business was my baby, and I was 100% certain I had a real winner (I had already hit 6 figure +). At the end of my presentation (those that witnessed might say crucification), the event host stood up, got in my face, and yelled.“You don’t have a REAL business”. That happened. And it STUNG!
From my perspective I thought I did, I mean come on, I’d hit over 6 figures with the business. When he pulled me aside after, he explained where he saw my potential, and where I was falling short. Having the courage and humility to accept that advice was one of the smartest things I ever did because three months later I was tripling my revenue as a result of his unbiased and unattached feedback. These “Mentor Moments” come infrequently to most entrepreneurs. Because it requires a couple circumstances to actually happen:
- First, the mentor must know what they’re talking about.
- Second, the mentor must be emotionally unattached to you enough to give you honest feedback.
And this is a big part of the reason why, over time, most coaches can’t provide these paradigm shifting moments for you as often. Because you need someone who is willing to “go there” in order to get their point across. To stop your plateau in its tracks and spike your growth. Which is why I’ve poured my heart and soul into creating and cultivating this community.