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Wouldn't it be great if you could fast track along the road to success?   Do you want to know how to do this? A simple way is to follow the lives of other successful people. If there is one thing that is certain in life is that everyone makes mistakes. Even the most successful business people have made wrong decisions at some point in time. The difference is that successful people learn from their mistakes and turn them into something positive. In the same way they can be great as mentors. You can learn from their experiences, especially the positive ones that have made them successful.

The Bad, the Ugly and the Good News

As a business owner you will no doubt have made some mistakes along the way. I know that I have and in the process I have learnt some short cuts, some ways not to do things, and what things have the most impact on my business. As a business person I have experienced some of the bad and the ugly. I may be working just three days a week and have a million dollar business now, but I didn't start out that way. My road to success has involved me having to overcome numerous obstacles. Personally I think I have probably overcome every obstacle you have ever faced or are likely to face. Each one of those has given me a renewed perspective and strategies for continuing to move forward. For you this is the good news. It means that you can learn from my experiences without having to make the same mistakes yourself. The strategies in the programs are based on solid experience. They can give you results, just as they have for many of my other clients. Buying into a business community can give you access to mentors and people with a vast depth of business experience. They can be your encouragement and support when you are facing challenges.

Benefits of Working with Successful People

•       Successful people often have high energy levels and this can be contagious. Their excitement about ideas and strategies can spur you on to achieving your goals.

•       Successful people have proven strategies which can often be applied to other similar businesses. This can help you fast track your business success.

•       Being part of a business community provides you with encouragement, support and accountability.

•       As you learn from more experienced people so you too can start developing your own strategies that other people may be able to benefit from.

•       Following proven strategies helps you to avoid common pitfalls and can speed up your business success.

•       Being in a business community allows you to interact with others who have had similar experiences and who understand the challenges of running your own business.

Even though you may be in business on your own, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to figure out absolutely everything on your own. Becoming part of a business community can give you access to valuable information, strategies and business tactics. Using other peoples proven success can help you to get on the fast track to achieving your goals.

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Have you noticed when someone receives an award for an achievement, they usually thank someone else without whom that achievement would not have been possible?   When an actor receives an Oscar, they often say something like, "I owe it all to my wife (or whomever)." They thank their parents, spouses, and anyone who has given them the support and encouragement they needed to reach their goal.

When you set big goals that require you to stretch and grow, you owe it to yourself to have a good support system in place.

Finding a mentor is one of the best ways to get that support.

So, how do you find the right mentor? The person who will really make that positive impact on your business and life?   Ideally, your mentor should be someone who is experienced and has already produced the results you want. Look for someone who has been through and understands the process of change you're going through because they are making constant positive changes in their own life. This is your best choice for a mentor.

What can your mentor do for you? Your mentor (if selected carefully) will help keep you on target as you step up to change. He or she can show you how to deal with distractions so you aren't sidetracked on your path to reaching your goals.

A mentor who is on a fast track of growth can teach you the strategies that will help you during periods of massive change. Your mentor will be able to help you decide not only what you need to be doing, but what you need to stop doing as well.

When you undertake a massive change, what you have to stop doing is as important as what you need to start doing. A strong mentor can help in this area. For example, your mentor can help you to clearly see which things are not going to fit with the new you, and which projects will help you to achieve your goals. This means that you have to decide which projects to pursue and, even more importantly, which to ditch.

A good mentor has the ability to see you, and the you that you're stepping into; their belief in you is stronger than their belief in the obstacles that challenge you. A mentor will guide you through the process of change as you take the steps to your new reality.

That's exactly what happened for me.   Deciding to work with a mentor was one of the best decisions I ever made.   And I continue to invest in myself and work with a number of amazing mentors.   When I first took that step, I really took a leap forward and upwards in my business.   It made such a powerful difference in my life – how I viewed myself and how I viewed my business.

Most successful business people have had help throughout their careers, and most are willing to offer the same to others. Think about successful business owners you admire. Consider people you've met through your networking or training groups or other professional affiliations.

You deserve to have a mentor. Make the decision – take that step forward.   The right person is waiting to give you the support you need to achieve your goals.

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Are you thinking about starting a high-end coaching, consulting or mentoring program? If you've got years of accumulated knowledge, a top-level program can be a great way to share that information and help your clients achieve success. It may be time for you to stop running one-day programs and selling books and launch a top-level coaching program, instead. You can provide great results for your clients, and truly share your information in a significant way through these programs.

One-day workshops may be good for clients who have limited time or budget but want to make a difference in their business. In a one-day workshop, you can begin to create the foundation for a successful business owner to make a transition in the way he or she does business. However, a one-day workshop isn't a magic medium for you to create an army of happy, successful businesspeople. You can only share so much information through a one-day workshop, and you're essentially always starting clients out on the same basic level; they never progress past the techniques you can cover in a single day.

If you've accumulated a lot of knowledge about success in your medium, business or industry, you might consider selling e-books. E-books are typically a compilation of knowledge and techniques that people can use to work on their own and boost their business. E-books can provide a revenue stream, but they're typically limited in scope.

An e-book cannot begin to convey all the accumulated knowledge and business acumen of years in an industry or field.   Like one-day workshops, an e-book can help build a basic foundation for client success, but many clients never progress past that basic level of knowledge and technique contained in the e-book. This makes e-books great for introductory materials, but ultimately too limited to help clients achieve overall success.

Top-Level Coaching Programs are Great for Client Success
Top-level coaching programs let you really share your accumulated wisdom and business expertise with your clients on a basis that can help them achieve success. Unlike e-books and one-day workshops, a top-level coaching program typically enables you to work with your clients one-on-one to help them develop the skills and techniques specific to their field. You can help your clients set goals and achieve them with your expertise; you're not just leaving clients alone to blunder around and try to build on a basic foundation.

Top-level coaching programs provide clients with an ideal medium to move beyond the basics and truly grasp success. This is good both for you and your clients. If you'd like to help your clients achieve real results, it's time to move beyond e-books and one-day workshops and consider launching a top-level coaching program.

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