Monday, February 9, 2009

4 Core Blueprints to Reclaim your Life pt 5

By Lynn Pierce

There are 4 core areas, or what I call core blueprints, that require your attention if you want to have a life that is in flow with your true passion and purpose. When you've created all 4 of your blueprints and you have all 4 of these areas functioning at a level that satisfies you, then your life will be more peaceful and effortless than you have ever imagined it could really be...

No magic bullet required!

In the final week we will discuss the last blueprint, Mentoring for Your Life and Your Business Blueprint.

If you've done the work we've discussed in the first 4 installments of this series, you've got to be feeling pretty great about your life focus and your business right now. Through the first 4 weeks you've worked on knowing who you are, where you're starting from, where you want to go, how you're going to get there and how to ramp up your sales and marketing program using better communications skills to bring in more cash.

Now it's time for a mentoring blueprint.

In other blueprints I've mentioned that the top 3% of the people in the world have such a different life than the other 97% because they look at life differently and they make conscious choices. I told you that one of those conscious choices is to create a plan for building their business and it's day to day operations for growth and financial prosperity.

Another very crucial conscious choice the top 3% of people make is to invest in themselves.

Once again, first you have to know your starting point. The next step is to evaluate how you feel about where you are and then decide where you would like to take it next. You need to be laser focused and absolutely clear on what your next step is to get the best results from mentoring. If you're not you could pick the wrong thing to be mentored on or the wrong time to do it.

It is likely that as you progress on your path you will have more than one mentor for different parts of your life or business working with you at the same time.

I have said many times that you should be willing to invest at least 10% of your income in your own growth if you are really serious. Then find the mentors that understand where it is that you want to go and have the experience to take you there.

Here is where I differ with what many coaches and gurus will tell you. They will say that you should only work with someone who has done what you want to do and mentored others to do the same.

But that's not the whole story.

Where would Tiger Woods be today if he took that advice? His coaches have not been the best golfers in the world at any time in their careers; far from it.

Some people are gifted teachers and know the process of what needs to be done to get Tiger, or you, to the desired result without either the personal skill or perhaps the desire to reach that level themselves or possibly neither.

In my 25 year career as a salesperson, manager and trainer, I can tell you that the majority of the best salespeople couldn't train others to do what they do because they don't have the skill of a great teacher. That's not their gift. And yet someone who was an average salesperson can have an amazing understanding of the sales process and be an incredibly gifted mentor.

Some of the top gurus in your field may be the same way, the very best at what they do but not the best person to mentor someone to do the same.

If I were to share my personal preferences with you, I look for a mentor that understands what I want to accomplish. If I'm working with them one on one or in a small group, I want them to be excited about being involved in helping me reach that goal. I want them to have the skill level to be able to guide me through the process.

Are you getting the mentoring you need to grow your business and expand your level of personal growth?

Even more so than the other blueprints this is as extremely individualized so it's important that you make a decision based on your own gut feeling about your possible mentor. Don't just ask for a recommendation from a friend and assume that the relationship you will have with your mentor will be the same as theirs.

In this type of relationship, where you are getting personal mentoring, having a good fit of personalities is very important.

Remember that this is all about you. What you are passionate about, what you want your life to look like, the activities you choose to include in the way you create your business and the way you grow your business. Make those things clear to your prospective mentor and see if you are in alignment before proceeding.

It's your life. It's your business. It's your choice. Do what feels right to you.

Now you have the last piece of the 4 Core Blueprints to Reclaim your Life, Awaken Your Soul and Your Business. We've come full circle. You are creating the script of what you want your life story to be from now on. It's time for you to take 100% responsibility and take back 100% of your power. Pick up your pen and create a script for yourself that is exciting and compelling and passionate and fulfilling for you on every level.

Remember that all you ever need to know how to do is the next step that you're going to take right now and the end result. The steps in between and the people you need to help you make it happen will show themselves as needed.

I hope this series has been beneficial to you and that you've taken the action suggested. Now that you know what you want and how you're going to get there and you know how you're going to get the cash to make it happen you're ready to put it all together with the mentoring to keep you on track.

So get to work right now on blueprinting your life and reawaken your soul!

Until next week, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Just comment on this post on my blog. - 14682

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