I’m going to say something you might not agree with….but hear me out….
Your mentor too far ahead of you! What? Huh?
Surely my mentor should have everything I ever wanted in life?
Shouldn’t my mentor should be a best-selling author?
I think it’s ok that Tony Robbins is my mentor!
Ok yes, Tony is amazing and I love him too…but he’s not my perfect mentor!
He’s too far ahead of me!
To get the most out of your mentor you need to model their behaviour.
Modelling is an NLP strategy, the process of recreating excellence. We can model any human behavior by mastering the beliefs, the physiology and the specific thought processes (that is the strategies) that underlie the skill or behavior.
It is about achieving an outcome by studying how someone else goes about it.
But by recreating Tony’s strategies, I might be missing out some crucial steps, he’s so far ahead of me, not all of his strategies are going to be relevant for me.
If your coach is too far ahead, they may have forgotten some of the things they went though and their lessons are buried deep in the business archives.
Or times have changed so much that the things they did in year 3 of their business are totally irrelevant in today’s marketplace. Tony wasn’t snapchatting in 1986!
Of course there are some core principles to learn and i’ve learned a huge amount from him.
But by learning from someone who is a few steps ahead of you, you get the benefit of their recent experience in the marketplace, what’s working- and NOT working.
My coach has recently hosted a 3 Day live event, it wasn’t his first, but it also wasn’t his 1000th. His learnings are super relevant for me, what worked and what didn’t.
He’s shared his strategies and contacts and will even be attending mine.
Sometimes you’ll reach the same level as your coach or even surpas them (if they’re not growing as fast as you), then it’s time to find a new one who’s just done what you want to do next.
We have to keep learning and growing, I have made lots of mistakes and love to share the things that have worked for me and things that haven’t with my private clients, I can laugh at them (mostly!) now.
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