12/20/2013 01:21 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Mentor Is a Shortcut


I have had some intense and transforming mentor sessions this week. That has led me to think about how much easier things get with the right helpers at hand.

First I helped an amazing woman. In five hours we mapped out the structure for an upgraded version of her certification program. At one point she began to laugh and I asked her, why she was laughing. "All the things I have made so complicated in my head and spend many hours thinking off, you have now outlined in a solid plan easy to implement".

A client has been helped in transforming blocks regarding the launch of her international career. And another has been assisted in packaging his knowledge and turning up his cash flow by selling to the right crowd.

It's small adjustments that are needed. And it's very easy for me to see, what needs to be added and what needs to be dropped.

My clients are just a few steps behind me. So I have been where they need to go. That's why it's easy for them to walk with my guidance as background music avoiding all pitfalls.

I always hire a mentor when I feel stuck. And every time I'm surprised by the many short cuts in asking for directions. Things become easy when our resistance gets transformed and we end up with a clear plan of the steps needed.

Who we pick as our mentor is essential. It's important that we want the results our mentor has achieved. And it's also very important that we resonate with the way they have created their results. Otherwise it makes no sense to take their advice.

Photo credits: Christine Eilvig.