Apr
17
2009
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How to Use Mentors to Take You HIGHER in Your Business!

This Post was originally written by me for the Pakistani Christian Business Group

God says in His abundant word, “As iron sharpens iron… so one person sharpens the wits of another!” (Proverbs 27:17)

Whenever we get together with people who are of higher skill level than us (or even of the same skill level)… something special begins to happen. The wisdom, the experience, the know-how of that other person begins to rub off on us… and vice versa… until in the end, both people are SHARPER because of that meeting and relationship!

It is a STRANGE phenomenom, but its true. The Bible describes it as “Iron sharpening iron”. As you all may know, after you use a knife, axe, or any other type of cutting tool for ANY extended amount of time… it begins to get “dull” on the edge and LOSE it’s ability to do it’s job (which is to cut).

As we go through lives in our businesses and ministries, we expend a lot of energy, and sometimes grow weary… and begin to get “dull” and slowly lose our ability to think creatively… or cut new deals… and we become inefficient at what we do over time.

Every so often, it is a MUST for us, that we connect with people who are of the same mindset as yourself… or even higher. It would be preferrable if these people are in the same business arena as you.

What will happen is that when you befriend people such as this… you’ll be able to talk with them, get re-energized, get a NEW passion for your business, bounce creative ideas off of them, get a NEW spark… and you and that other person will literally “sharpen the wits of each other!”

This is the whole essence of having Mastermind Groups and even this rapidly-growing Pakistan Christian Business Group that Kamran Khan founded. All of us, from our different walks… from different parts of the world… have at least two things in common:

(1) We all worship Jesus Christ.

(2) We all want to succeed in our businesses.

You see friend, we all have something to offer each other… and I invite you all to start discussions on the Facebook page at Pak. Christian Business… so that we may all SHARPEN each other! If you need help or a creative idea, ask for help! If someone is having trouble and posts it in a discussion… help them out!

Do you want to get to a level that you can’t get to by yourself in business? Try to find mentors online and offline! In this day and age… there are PLENTY of people out there willing to impart their wisdom and experience to you, if you seem excited about their knowledge… and are willing to buy them something as small as lunch… or even a cup of coffee!

Even if you have to pay a mentor for their knowledge, I can guarantee you… that what you will get out of it in the long run will be worth THOUSANDS more than you paid!

If you can’t get your favorite mentor(s) in-person… then buy their books, read their forums and blogs, attend conventions, read their articles… there are SO many different ways that you can be mentored.

Until next Friday my Christian Business friends, be blessed and stay sharp!



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Jan
15
2009
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Want to Get Ahead in Life? Then Go Get Cut!

This weekend I went to a 3-day business conference in Las Vegas (Affiliate Summit), where I was able to meet a bunch of GREAT people from all across the country… learn more about my business (Internet Advertising & Marketing)… and just get energized by connecting with many like-minded individuals who are doing FAR better than me (by far better, I’m talking about in the millions of dollars!)

I’m saying this because of this well-known fact. If we ever want to get ahead anywhere in life… if we want to make an advancement in our career or business… if we want to ever get away from those crabs that keep trying to pull us back into the bottom of the basket, as we try to climb out… WE HAVE TO GO OUT THERE AND GET CUT!

Before you go to your kitchen countertop and grab your favorite cleaver or steak knife and slice & dice yourself… let me explain what I’m saying by, “You Have to Go Get Cut!”

God says in His abundant word, “As iron sharpens iron… so one person sharpens the wits of another” (Proverbs 27:17)

Have you ever noticed whenever you use a metal object a lot be it a knife, ax, scissors, or whatever other sharp toys you like to play with… it tends to get DULL and BLUNT after awhile, and begins to lose it’s effectiveness at doing it’s job (cutting or slicing).

The same thing happens with us after awhile. We are “sharp” at our professions, at our businesses, at our jobs, at our crafts… but after awhile, no matter how good we are at what we do… or no matter how greatly we desire to become or do something great in life… if we don’t connect with other like-minded people, we can get dull and blunt.

In order for you to keep doing whatever it is that needs to be done… or to accomplish new things, you need to either (1) Get a new knife…or (2) Sharpen the old knife. Obviously, you can’t throw yourself away and get a new you (at least not at the current time)… so the only option you have is sharpening your self.

How do I do that you ask?

A few things. Whatever it is you desire to do… simply get around, connected, and build relationships with like-minded people. That’s it!

There’s a number of ways we can connect with like minded individuals who can sharpen us:

(1) Join groups in the field that you want to advance in (online or in person)… or go to conventions. These groups can provide you with encouragement, motivation, and inspiration… as well as knowledge and wisdom in your area of focus.

(2) Read books by people who have achieved what you want to achieve. If you want to become rich in real estate, why not read a book by Donald Trump? If you want to become a better basketball player, why not read a book by Michael Jordan? If you want to become a motivational speaker, why not read a book by Zig Ziglar or Tony Robbins?

(3) If possible, get a mentor. A mentor is simply someone who has already achieved what you want to achieve… and will teach you and pour into you their knowledge. Many times more than not, you will have to pay someone to mentor you, but hey… think of it as an investment in yourself.

(4) Ditch people that “Dull” you up… rather than “Sharpen” you. Basically what I’m saying is that if all your friends are negative, aren’t going anywhere, and pretty much just suck… ditch ’em and get new friends! You don’t need anyone being a burden on you… and When you’re at the top, you can get new friends!

Until next time, stay sharp and focused… it was great meeting new friends in Vegas (Andrew and Kris)… it’s great to have a new office partner (Jeremiah Hale) who’ll keep me sharp in business and in God… be blessed and walk in God’s abundance today!



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