education. Mentors possess the skills and ability to take an average person with some desire and ambition from rags to riches. You must be with people smarter than you; they already know what doesn’t work. Even someone who has failed. Most mentors have failed before. Their battle tested. Wise men learn by others mistakes, fools by theirs. It also pays to find someone with 20 years of experience in a specialized field, instead of someone that has 1 year of experience repeated 19 times. Like the saying goes, if you think it’s expensive hiring a professional, try hiring an amateur. Time is expensive. Mentors understand the value of compressing time. Mentors know the bet formula for maximum results with minimum effort. Time is expensive. Mentors eliminate a fatal business mistake that waste our time, drain our energy, create legal problems, and costs us money. Mentors know that efficiency is one of the most important factors of acquiring wealth. The secret to your success is hidden in your daily routine. Mentors are amazingly efficient. Mentors know what they are doing. When you know exactly what you are doing you don’t need a large amount of space to operate in, space is expensive. Trial and error is the slow way, mentor use the fast way, carrying you to tremendous heights of success and wealth not taught any business school. A teacher cans double your success, 100% to 1000%. A mentor can compound your success to 1000% to 10,000%. A teacher tells you what works, they teach theory. A mentor shows you what works. There are limits to verbal instruction. Verbal instruction is easy to forget, once you actually do something it’s almost impossible to forget. They understand the truths and fallacies about getting rich. They understand the first step in making money is not losing it. They understand the second step in acquiring wealth is protecting it. Mentors are also super achievers. They know the other side of fear is freedom. They know if they don’t’ control their own destiny someone else will. Do you want your destiny controlled by others? Mentors understand there is a price to pay for financial freedom, to do it once. Then they can pass it on to their loved ones, and others. Mentors will challenge you as we will, to allow you to grow, to thrive, to teach you to think differently so you can learn and implement their knowledge in life. Mentors help you reach your potential quicker and show you that your life is one long obstacle, with you as the obstacle. They help you realize that there will be moments when everything goes well, but not to be afraid or over confident because it won’t last long. Death is a problem, everything else is just and obstacle. Mentors give you a dose of reality. Put things in perspective, when you are too close to see, they give you patience, know what not to do, pulls up your weaknesses, their role models to inspire you. They tell you to aim for the stars and even if you miss you hit the moon. Finally, mentors give you something else that will become the backbone of your success propelling you from rags to riches…………a billion-dollar rolodex. Haven’t you ever noticed that it’s not what you know, but who you know? You should have a mentor in every single area of your life in which you wish to achieve any extraordinary level of success.