Written by Allstate Hall of Fame Member, Bill Gough
People love to give advice. However, most of the people who talk the most and offer advice freely are the very ones who need it the most. Just because someone is going around offering advice for free doesn’t mean they are the ones you should be listening to.
Ideas are cheap. Advice is easy. And, all too often, advice giving is something people do to drown out their own deflated sense of self.
The simple criteria that you want to use when finding a mentor is:
Who has been where you are headed and CONTINUES to get better?
I’m not talking about who knows the most about where you are wanting to go, but who has actually been there?
They’ve mapped out the route, taken the trip, and can give you step by step suggestions on what to do.
If you want to be a better spouse, find someone who is a good spouse. If you want to be a better business owner, find someone who is a successful business owner.
Be wary of someone who overcomplicates everything, but trust someone who keeps it very simple.
A good mentor is someone who can take very complex situations and make them simple.
When you find someone you connect with, who is legit, and who you vibe with, stick with them and take advantage of all they have to offer.
Interested in finding a mentor that’s been there?