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December 01, 2022
Who is your mentor in 2023?
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Quotes on Mentorship and Self Education“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton
“Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living—if you do it well I’m sure there was someone cheering you on or showing the way. A mentor.” — Denzel Washington
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela
“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself” — Galileo Galilei
"A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you." — Bob Proctor
“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ― Isaac Asimov
“All the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.” ― George Whitman
“self-education will make you a fortune” ― Jim Rohn
“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey
“If you are willing to be a self-learner, you will develop yourself.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind
“So, listen, to yourself and to those with whom you are speaking. Your wisdom then consists not of the knowledge you already have, but the continual search for knowledge, which is the highest form of wisdom.” - Jordan Peterson
Life Goal #5 - Find a mentor . . . to guide and inspire you!Finding a mentor, someone who you would like to learn from and be like can help you enormously in becoming the person you want to be, much quicker than on your own.
WHY HAVE A MENTOR? (things mentors can help you with)
Following are some things a mentor can either help or inspire you with:
- Values to hold
- Ideas on how to think about life
- Goals to strive for
- Books to read
- Courses to take
- Goals to set
- Habits to develop
- Ideas to think about
- Lessons learned
- Pitfalls to avoid
- People to talk to
- Places to go
- Strategies to use
- Things to do
- Things not to do
WHERE TO FIND YOUR MENTOR?
Parents start off as your most important mentors.
Beyond my parents, my Karate Sensei was my first and most influential mentor.
I then found mentorship through listening to self-help experts like Brian Tracy, Les Brown, and my personal favourite, Jim Rohn. I would listen to these mentors while driving my car and during my lunch hours, through most of my twenties, over 25 years ago.
I then found my mentor at a local Toastmasters club while learning to improve my communication skill and develop my public speaking.
I have been fortunate to have good mentors in my life, although I did not formally recognize that’s what they were until later in life. Raymond Aaron, the publisher of my 100 Life Goals book, has multiple mentors for each of the key areas in his life.
That is a great idea! Why not have a specific mentor for each of these 10 goal areas? At least, have someone you can look up to.
The most successful people who have achieved greatness have mentors; why not you?
When I was younger , the easiest way to find a mentor was to go to the self-help section of your local book store, and find an author whom you connect with through their books and teachings.
Now with the huge advances in the internet, podcasts and sites like "YouTube", you can find your mentor in the comfort of your own home!
You can also look to the people you know, approach one of them whom you believe in, and ask them if they’d be interested in mentoring you. Most people, regardless of their level of success, would be flattered as most never get asked.
Potential areas for which you need mentors include all the core areas for goals that you’ll read about at the 100 Goals Club —a business mentor, a health or fitness mentor, a financial mentor—some of the most successful people have multiple mentors and coaches . . . for all the important areas in their life.
Sometimes a mentor can be so well rounded that they can influence you in all your life categories.
Can you find a mentor on "YouTube"?Now that I am officially retired, I watch a lot more YouTube videos. There is so much great content that it is possible to learn about virtually anything. There are content creators creating valuable content that can inspire your life. I recommend you search to find at least one person that you consider as an on-line mentor to you. Some have their own Patreon channels where you pay a small monthly fee and you can have direct contact with to ask questions about areas you need help with in your life.
Some of the people I'm following on YouTube who may be mentor material for you include:
JORDAN PETERSON: Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian media personality, clinical psychologist, author, and former professor at the University of Toronto. He began to receive widespread attention as a public intellectual in the late 2010s for his views on cultural and political issues, often described as conservative. He is one of the smartest people I've had the pleasure of listening to and he is known to have helped many people turn their lives around. He is goal oriented and has written a best selling book called "The 12 Rules Of Life". This book has been impactful to thousand of people who credit Jordan for changing their life. Thank you to my Niece Brianne for introducing me to the work of this influential man.
JORDAN HARBINGER: Another person with the name Jordan! Jordan is one of the world's most well known PodCasters: - Harbinger received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Michigan. - In 2007 Harbinger worked on mortgage-backed securities for a Wall Street firm. - By 2015, Harbinger was an influential general self-help personality and was profiling celebrities in his podcasts. - The Jordan Harbinger Show, was listed by Apple as one of the most downloaded podcasts of 2018. Harbinger interviews scientists, entertainers, athletes, artists, leaders, and spies; he also provides self-help advice in professional networking, social skills, human dynamics, social engineering, and psychology. The Jordan Harbinger Show releases episodes three times per week and receives over six million downloads each month and 250,000 downloads per episode as of 2020. I listen to Jordan when driving by myself on the way to and from our cottage.
MARK MANSON Mark is the #1 NY Times Bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope. While these titles are attention grabbing and use crude language (ha), his content, life experience and life advice is good. He writes life advice that is science-based and pragmatic. Each month, he sends out life-changing ideas in his newsletter. I've watched many of his YouTube videos and have been impressed with the quality of his content. I also watched him being interviewed by Jordan Peterson and it was insightful.
I will continue to let you know in future newsletters about other YouTubers who I consider to be worthwhile.
I'm curious to know who you are listening to either on YouTube or elsewhere. Send me an email to email@example.com and let me know who you consider to be mentorship material and who is helping you in your life.
Create your happy life?The tag line for the 100 Goals Club site is "Create your happy life"!
I'm having a change of heart about this tag line and am considering changing it.
Why? I believe people can live a happy life with or without life goals. I'm mostly concerned that people will believe that they can only be happy when they complete their 100 life goals (or some lesser number of goals). I believe instead that we need to find a way to be happy while in pursuit of our goals, NOT as a result of achieving your goals. What happens if you are poor at completing your goals? Does that mean "No Happiness"?
I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO FIND WAYS TO BE HAPPY REGARDLESS OF GOAL ACCOMPLISHMENT.
Perhaps the most important thing about being goal oriented is to live a more purposeful life.
I recently heard a quote from Jordan Peterson that goes something like this:
"Don't pursue happiness, pursue meaning" - Jordan Peterson
Writing and working towards personalized life goals that are important and tailored for you will lead you to a life of meaning.
As discussed elsewhere in this newsletter, I am developing a great respect for Mr. Peterson and this got me thinking about changing the tagline:
FROM: "Create your happy life"
TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. Create your life of purpose.
2. Design your life
3. Pursue a meaningful life
4. Create your life adventure.
Which do you find more impactful and relevant to us goalsters?
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT BRIAN@100GOALSCLUB.COM AND WITH YOUR THOUGHTS!
Stay tuned and I'll share any feedback.
Goal Achievement TipThe 80/20 rule and your top 20:
There is a famous rule, known as the Pareto principle, which says that 80% of the results of any activity are derived from just 20% of the effort.
It is also known as the law of the vital few. Said in other ways:
80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes
80% of the sales come from 20% of the clients
20% of earners pay 80% of the taxes
20% of fitness exercise has 80% of the impact on your fitness
20% of people in an organization drive 80% of the results
My challenge to you is to pick the top 20 (20%) of your 100 life goals, which you believe will have the top 80% impact in your life. Don’t stress over feeling that you need to do all 100 life goals. Out of your list of goals, there are likely just 20 goals that will be the most relevant to you and have the potential to impact you the greatest (i.e. 80%).
Return to 100 Goals Club often to help craft your personalized list of goals and then focus on your top 20%!
Next newsletter . . .My next newsletter will be on December 31st where I will reveal to you some of my goals for 2023. I will also encourage you to lock down your goals on or before January 1st, 2023. If you send me some of your goals for 2023 and give me permission, I will share them in this newsletter!
Brian Klodt founder of the 100 Goals Club
CREATE YOUR HAPPY LIFE! https://www.100goalsclub.com
P.S. Don't forget to buy and gift my 100 Life Goals Book this holiday season! For all the reasons on why a physical book is a great gift for you or someone special, click here:
P.S.S. Decide that 2023 will be your year to really get serious about your goal achievement! Work on your written goals between now and December 31, 2022.
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