In business (and in life) you need a map.
We all know this, right?
Well, it’s a concept that everyone seems to nod their head in agreement but many don’t actually have one.
And even fewer than that follow it every single day.
Now, I am far from perfect.
There are some days where I wake up and just jump into the day…go, go, go!
But when I do that, I can tell a sharp difference in the cadence of day compared to when I am following my “map”. You know what I’m talking about?
So what is this map I’m talking about? A map in your business is simply a guidance – something that points you in the right direction and corrects your course if needed. A map can be many things, I won’t go into all of them here, but I do want to cover a few important maps.
There are two types of ways to get a map:
– You can EARN it.
– You can LEARN it.
Let’s start with EARN.
If you earn your map, you are simply putting forth the action required to receive a reward or non-reward (I hate saying failure). These are the trials and tribulations, the fire and flames you face every single day in your business. Simply put, you are trying new things, testing, experimenting, inventing, innovating to get you to a certain destination. You are trekking out on your own and the “earned map” is one from your past experiences. You know what you should and should NOT be doing.
Next is a learned map. Now, I’m a firm believer in mentorship. Mentorship is simply the act of you be willing to receive information from someone or something that you otherwise would have had to learn on your own (no matter how long it took). Mentorship is a GREAT map to follow.
Now, within mentorship, there are 2 types:
– Mentors you’ve never met – these can be people you listen to on podcasts, books you read, experts you follow, or events you attend,
– Mentors you know personally – these are the most valuable. These mentors can be someone in your community, a mastermind group that you attend, pastors, close friends, etc. As long as they are positively affecting your life – they are mentors in their own accord.
So my challenge to you today is to go out and gather 5 new mentors you’ve never met…could be a great new podcast, a new book someone recommends, sign up for a virtual event, etc.
I also want you to start thinking about how you can add 1 new mentor you personally know to your life. Whether this is signing up for someone’s coaching, a higher level business leader locally, a mastermind group, etc.
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~ Daniel Pope