When we hear the word mentor we often think of someone who lights the way; taking someone under their wing to teach them the tricks of the trade.
We also imagine a sort of face-to-face interaction between the two parties; the mentor and the protege.
However that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
I have had mentors in magic, business, and life but most of them I’ve never even met.
Some don’t even know my name.
So why do I call them my mentors?
Because I have spent hours upon hours reading, listening and watching their materials.
Sometimes I feel as if they’re right there in front of me, talking about my life and my situation.
Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to be taught by Bill Gates, Warren Buffet or Tony Robbins?
Unfortunately they don’t have time to teach all of us.
Instead they share their ideas with us in the form of books, CDs and DVDs.
It’s how I learned magic, success skills, marketing and more.
Investing in such material won’t break the bank and thanks to products such as the iPhone and iPad, where I go, their ideas go.
They allow us to turn lunchtime into study time, if we so choose.
We all think that we’re smart enough to succeed but it never hurts to have a little help.
Mentors help take out much of the guessing; offering their tips and experience allowing us to sidestep potential problems and speed up success.
No matter what field you’re in, find people that have done what you hope to do, then learn from them.
You’ll be glad you did.