Pick one!! But pick wisely: Why It Is Important to Choose the Right Mentor

How to pick the right mentor_Jayme WashingtonThis advice could apply to a lot of things but I’m talking about your mentor. We all have them, whether we know it or not, but choosing the right mentor can bring a sea of positive change in your life.

A personal observation of mine- Movie stars rise and fall every day. They rise primarily because the companies they are working with need to attract more people so they make heroes out of the latest top producer who moves up the ranks. This is a good test for that person to see if they are ready for the next level or not. Hopefully, they stay focused on doing the things that took them up the ranks to start with and not get distracted by the fame.

Study The Mentor’s Personality

Now you get curious about how they are doing to build their business. After you attend their talk once at the company you work for may be. Now you start following them and their advice carefully.

It’s important to really look into what a mentor is all about before you dive in 100% because, while they may have some business success, they may have sacrificed their family to get it and do you really want that?

17662579_sLook At the Whole Picture

Study the mentor’s teachings carefully. Try to contemplate if it is practical to follow their advice. Sometimes, it is great to lend your ears to great talks, but to follow may be difficult!

Are They Walking Their Talk?

“Preach what you practice”. Observe if they are still applying the principles they are teaching in all areas.

Is The Mentor Constantly Growing?

It is important to flow with the water. Have they gone through some tough times and come out on the other side better for it? Is your mentor still learning and growing?

Once you have found the person who has what you want in your life it is now time to focus on their lessons. Follow them closely for a while and block out the rest of the noise. So often I see people in our industry jumping from one “guru” to the next based on a Facebook post or some small concept that they promote. Each day is guided by a different good sounding phrase and they get off track. Pick one, but pick wisely.

It is good to learn from others as well, but make sure you don’t get confused by the teachings of different people, as every mentor is different.

I have known Dani Johnson for 10 years now and she has had her tough times and come out better for it. She does apply her talk to her walk in all areas. She has been successful in all areas of her life. Is she perfect? No, of course not, nobody is; but her consistency, her openness and her willingness to teach are some of the reasons why I have chosen her, and her husband Hans, as my mentor.  Yes, I have learned important things from other people but when I look back on the last 10 years I’d have to say that Dani has been a hugely important influence on my life and my family’s life. Go here right now to discover the right mentor for you.

So, I invite you to dig into the information that Dani has to offer through Smarter Networker and her live events. Apply the principles to your business and to other areas of your life and see what happens. I think you will love the results! I have a Freebie for you as well.

A Refreshing Boot Camp Awaits You

Dani is having a 30 day boot camp and to all my listeners and readers, I have a special code that you can join the 30 day Business Boot Camp for FREE.  Go NOW! because I am not sure how long it will be free.  I paid thousands of dollars for what she is now offering you for free. Amazing!!! This is the best way to see what she has to offer.

4 thoughts on “Pick one!! But pick wisely: Why It Is Important to Choose the Right Mentor

  1. Do you have any advice on how to approach a potential mentor? What about how to cut ties with someone you no longer want to act as your mentors?


    • Hey Stacey! Great question. This is a common question I get and I coach on this because one of my MOST profitable online business is one where I have NEVER even spoke to my sponsor/mentor/business coach for that business! So i have been there and done that. This is what I did, I went a found someone to help me. Here’s what my mentor, Dani Johnson, has taught me about this. You do not need your upline to be there for you, there are tons of other resources you can use. You can go to their mentor or you can just find a business mentor that will help you personally. So, I say Do not get out of a business just because your mentor is “not available” or “mean.” You go PAST them, get some skills to help you build a successful business and WAVE to them while you are on stage getting you company bonus, new car, or whatever incentive they give you. Send me a pic too so I can share with our community. Great question Stacey and please let me know if I can help you or if you want more information on how to get in contact with my mentor, Dani.


  2. Thank you for this excellent article. I think another issue that people tend to have is that it is difficult to find a mentor. I’m looking for one right now, but the programs that I’m finding are either geared towards fields I’m not in (e.g., management) or they cost a lot of money to be a part of and have limited outside reviews that I can scan through.


    • Hi Kacey. Thank you for reaching out. I hear this very often and also I was right where you are once before. Here’s a few things I would suggest: 1. contact the person directly and see if the respond 2.see how they interact with people on social media 3. see if they offer anything complimentary like a report, webinar, or consultation. My personal suggestion would be my mentor and coach Dani Johnson. She was a broke cocktail waitress, she started a business from the trunk of her car, and became a millionaire shortly afterwards! You can get in contact with her by going to http://www.danijohnson.com
      If I can help you in any other way, just write me here. Thanks again, Kacey!


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