Did You Know People with Mentors Make More Money?

Mentors are more than a nice thing to have; they are essential if you want to accelerate your career. Mentors make the difference between people who simply advance up the corporate ladder one rung at a time and those who skip rungs.

Studies show that:

- Professionals who have used a mentor earn between $5,610-$22,450 more annually than those who don’t. Among executives interviewed in one study, 75 percent say mentoring has played a key role in their careers.

- Those with mentors have higher job satisfaction, productivity, and retention.

Recently, I had the honor of “innerviewing” Bert Gervais, The Mentor Guy and author of bestseller Who Is In Your Top Hive? Below is a transcript of our conversation about finding and developing great mentoring relationships.

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Are You Unwilling to Pay the Price to Become Better?

One interesting read from Under30ceo.com :

I’m AFRAID that too much of the time we know how to become the best versions of ourselves and are just UNWILLING to pay the price to become them…

I have thought about this statement a lot because I think it applies so directly to my life. When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror who do you see? Do you see the person you want to be or a lesser version of your ultimate self? When you envision the person you wish you were is it really untouchable or unattainable or do you know what’s missing? Sure we sometimes might wish we were an NFL player or looked completely different than we do but if we look at things realistically, when you dig down deep, don’t you really know how to become the best version of yourself and you just aren’t willing to do what it takes?

It isn’t good enough for me anymore to feed myself the excuses that I can’t get up any earlier, I just need the sleep. It isn’t good enough for me anymore to tell myself not to speak up because my idea probably isn’t any good anyway. It isn’t acceptable anymore to say that someone else had more opportunities than me, that is why they are excelling and i am not where I want to be.

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