The reason I have coaches and mentors is that I like to win, but to win, sometimes you have to do things that are uncomfortable, difficult, and even scary.
The terms mentor and coach are often used as one and the same.
The slight distinction between the two is that a mentor is typically someone with more experience and success than you have in doing what it is you are doing.
Think of a mentor as a trusted wise man or woman.
A mentor guides you and will relate to what you are going through because they’ve probably been through it themselves.
A coach works with you towards a specific outcome.
The training is more structured and defined.
This is your goal, and you want to accomplish it by this time. A coach will hold you accountable to do specifically what you say you will do when you say you will do it.
Your coaches and mentors keep you on track, especially when things get uncomfortable.
They know your weaknesses, and you get lazy at times. You have coaches and mentors because sometimes you need people to push you harder than you will push yourself.
Mentors and coaches can be the difference between mediocrity and excellence.
It’s the same with investing. Mentors and coaches can keep you on track whether you’re having a winning day… or a “learning” day.
That day at work, you quietly walked away with great courage. That’s when you remembered that, in order to get results in anything, there are times you’ve got to reach for the goal.
So often, you find take action it’s easier and more comfortable. It’s familiar, and it keeps us where we are and with what we know. But in order to get the results that you want, to be willing to do what it takes, we’ve got to stretch for the goal.
So ask yourself: Where in your life are you taking it easy and where are you reaching for the Goal?
If you’re ready to reach for the goal, I encourage you to find a mentor and a coach who can help you stay on track and make sure you do your work even when you don’t want to.
It will make a world of difference.