A little over a year ago I met my mentor at a Mastermind Group she was facilitating for John C. Maxwell’s book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”. The MMG had less than 10 participants and each week for 7 weeks we met to discuss 3 new laws that we read from the book since the previous class. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting my astounding mentor, April Swan-Jackson; Then you understand when I say, we almost instantly connected. It was like something in me knew her from somewhere some time ago.
On the last day of the class, I mustered up enough courage to ask the woman (who encouraged me to not only get off my duff and hit publish for the first time on my blog, but also to invest time in developing as a woman and to seek Christ) to be my mentor. Her response was: “Of course, I’ve been waiting for you to ask me!” I swear we had a divine appointment that was set way before I stepped foot in that class!
This week I challenge you to find a mentor!
I cannot begin to tell you just how much my mentor has sewn into my life and my business. She and I can discuss any and everything: Christ, college, traveling, work, our passion projects, food, music, you name it. We have talked about anything! More important than us being able to talk about anything, she challenges me. She gives me advice. She encourages me and helps me to stay grounded.
My mentor has not only been an asset to my life but also to my business!
If you don’t have a mentor #BetterGetChuOneASAP
If you can’t identify a man or woman who is willing to sew into you perhaps look into hiring a business or life coach. The point is to get someone you respect in your corner so that they can encourage you. Try to chose someone who is where you want to be. So they can help guide you when you need assistance. Someone who will be just as invested in your success as you are but also someone you can help too; it’s just as important that you are an asset as a mentee.
Be bold. Live out loud & as always remember,