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MENTORING

Personal Mentoring Program

Can a mentor accelerate you’re your career and/or personal growth progress? Everyone who has ever achieved greatness had help – a mentor and non-partial guide to help them break through barriers, resistance and factors in their life that could be sabotaging their future success and see opportunities with a clear vision, courage and passion. During my career I have mentored hundreds of individuals to help them achieve personal, career and business success. I limit my mentorship program to only 12 participants per year.

Here are the 13 primary contributors to circumstances that cause us to feel out of control, stressed or uncertain that can get in their way as they travel down their career path. A mentor can help you break through these and other challenges such as;

1)Resistance to change.
2)A feeling of being stuck or a victim mindset.
3)An unwillingness to re-invent yourself or your business.
4)A lack of a creative or innovative life outlook.
5)Letting the past determine your future.
6)A lack of an effective, practical, workable and accountable plan, actions, goals and strategies.
7)The temporary or permanent loss of passion, self-belief or confidence.
8)Indecision – a wait and see attitude. An inaction approach to uncertain circumstances.
9)Feeling dominated by fear or a lack of self-trust.
10)Emotionally or mentally closed to outside-in viewpoints, answers or methods.
11)Personal blind spots often caused by ego dominance.
12)A sense of entitlement – the world owes you.
13)Inconsistent integration, application, action and follow-through.

Any of the above resonate with you as you live and work from day to day? There is a simple and an effective solution to all of the above – Hire a mentor.

A few questions to consider . . .

Do you need to reinvent yourself or reignite your career, your dreams, your business or yourself?
Are you struggling with the uncertainty of your life, career or business circumstances?
Do you need a motivational ‘shot in the arm’ to overcome your current life challenges?
Are you feeling stressed about your current circumstances and what could be next for you?
Do you need to cultivate and develop new skills attitudes or behaviors?
Are you able to take back control of your life on your own or is it time for some outside expert guidance and a personal development process that will re-charge your confidence, optimism and your passion?

Each of us at different times in life, struggles with uncertainty, discouragement or the fear of the unknown. No one is immune to life’s problems, adversities and trials. There are only two ways to go through anything in your life that is causing you fear, discouragement or uncertainty:

One. Struggle, whine, complain, feel like a victim or stuck or just out of control therefore turning your life, your happiness, your success and your future over to others or external conditions that seem uncertain.

Two. Develop a mentor relationship with someone who can help you stay focused, inspired and motivated giving you new insights, approaches and helping you eliminate your personal blind spots that may be getting in your way and help you chart a more rewarding and successful course into the future. Once you decide you are ready to take your career, life or business to the next level and take advantage of this personal and career development approach, all that’s left is to commit to your on-going personal growth.

Keep in mind that a mentor is a guaranteed way to achieve your career goals, dreams and potential. But you have to be ready, willing and able to learn and grow. Are you?

People resist mentorship for one of six reasons;

1) Ego – they can do it alone – they don’t need help.
2) Fear – uncertainty about their willingness to grow and change.
3) Indecision – should I or shouldn’t I?
4) Arrogance – I am as good as I need to be.
5) Outside influences – Letting others tell them what they should or shouldn’t do.
6) Time – Unwilling to devote the necessary time to the mentoring process.

If you have any of these as a part of your mindset, they are sure signs that having a mentor relationship is a wise career decision for you – NOW!

A Few Mentoring Questions:

1) What do you see as your biggest challenge today?
2) What has contributed to this being a challenge?
3) What are some of the hurdles that you need to overcome to handle this?
4) Are these hurdles repetitive for you?
5) How have you typically handled these in the past?
6) Did these work?
7) If Yes - why. If no – why not?
8) What would prevent you from successfully dealing with these hurdles?
9) What would the outcomes be when you were successful with these?
10) What skills or attitudes do you need to develop, change or improve to overcome this (these) challenges?

The mentoring Process -

A mentoring relationship, if it is to be successful, requires commitment, follow-through, persistence, time and a desire to improve or change. There are no guarantees. Life offers no guarantees, but after over 35 years mentoring hundreds of individuals, I have learned that if you will bring these attributes to the mentoring process you will get back - ten times or more than the investment you made. Remember you are investing in yourself and your future success and not just a process.

There are three simple steps involved in the mentoring process -

Step 1- At the beginning of this process I will ask you to complete a comprehensive Evaluation Assessment Manual and an impartial Assessment. These documents help me tailor my mentoring counsel.

Step 2 - We next have an initial personal interview (one-two hours – in person or on the telephone) after you have completed and returned the Evaluation and Assessment. The purpose of this discussion is to review your desires, needs, concerns, plans, goals, obstacles etc. We will leave this meeting with a clear set of mentoring objectives and goals and a game plan to execute them.

Step 3 – You contact me whenever you want to get together (or have a telephone conversation) to discuss your current challenges, opportunities or just brainstorm current issues that have turned up in your life.

Remember - I will initiate nothing but respond to everything. This program is not “Tim on Demand” as there will be times when I am unavailable to talk. But, I will always respond to your telephone call or your e-mail generally within 24 hours.

My role is to help you grow personally and professionally. It is not to judge, criticize, second guess you or tell you what you should or shouldn’t do. My only objective is to help you self-discover and develop skills and take actions in those areas where you feel you want and need the most growth.

If you would like to participate in my Personal Mentorship Program visit the bookstore and click on the mentoring program.