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Power of ASKING

askThis is something that I have picked up recently.

The Power of ASKING.

Many times, we have people who we look up to, or who we want to model. However, it feels as though those people are in a different world or dimension. And that makes them feel unapproachable.

The secret here is just to REACH OUT to those people DIRECTLY. Get an email, or follow them on social media, and just shoot them your questions.

Many of these people are VERY WILLING to help others. And, if they are very active on social media, there’s a higher chance of them replying. Because they are on social media to REACH OUR to people like US!

I hope you can take this lesson and put it to use! Look for ways to CONNECT with the people whom you wish to MODEL.

All the best to your success!

Yen Yee

Types of guidance

In today’s post, I’ll talk about the type of guidance you should seek in your journey to success.

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On your path to your goals, you will definitely meet many outstanding individuals. However, not all of them will be suitable mentors to seek out.

Here are 4 points to look out:

1. Do they have the success that YOU want for yourself?

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This is the key to seeking out mentors and teachers. They have to be individuals who have achieved what you want to achieve.

By seeking out and modeling individuals who have achieved what you want, you’ll be sure that you are going in the right direction. In addition, with the guidance of these individuals, you may be able to avoid the pitfalls that most people fall for.

2. Mentor vs Senior

Once you have sought out the people who have achieved what you’d want to, differentiate between your seniors and your mentors.

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According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, an individual draws his motivation from different needs. A person will only seek to fulfill ‘higher needs’ once the ‘lower needs’ have been fulfilled. (based on the diagram above)

Therefore, it will be useful for one to differentiate between a teacher and a senior. It is good to surround yourself with like minded individuals and seniors, and it would be better to always seek out advise from the teacher.

3. Be the kind of person you’d like to mentor

A mentor is there to guide you and advise you, a mentor is not a boss who’d breath down your next if you did not do what they told you to.

Imagine that you are successful and have a hugh team of 100 people whom wants some of your time, one to one. You told this 100 people to come for a training event that is to be carried out by one of your top team member, and only 5 turned up.

Would you concentrate on guiding the 5 who came, or would you spend time chasing the 95 who did not turn up?

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No one likes to herd cats, especially if time is important to them. Finding a mentor is not too difficult, making yourself coachable is the KEY.

4. All in

After checking off the first two points, there’s only one thing left to do. Listen to what your mentor says, follow what they do, and carry out their instructions.

You have already spend the time and effort seeking out your mentor, and they have already decided to guide you, so don’t screw anything up at the last step.

Listen, absorb and go all in. Follow their advise and participate fully!

If you are seeking out young and successful mentors who are retired and living life full, connect with me on Facebook

I wish you success in your journey:)

Success is a TEAM sport

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Picked up something these past few weeks.

“Humans are social beings”. and that “Success is a team sport”.

A “mastermind” or “inner circle” is generally a group of people sharing the same goal in mind.

This group would consist of a mentor who has “been there, done that” and who will guide and advise to help the group members to avoid possible traps that he/she has been through. The group would also tend to consist of other members who are your peers. They will also be great accountability partners who will cheer you on and make sure that you attain your goals. The group would work together, with the mentor in helm, and will spur each other on to action. Working together and celebrating together, results of the group members will serve to motivate other members to greater heights.

It may not be a must, but having an inner circle will help to speed up and make your journey more interesting and fun. Of course being in an inner circle would require one to be equally motivated and focused on the general goal of the team.

For whatever you are working on and planning to achieve, do you have a inner circle or a group of friends who are supporting you, as well as each other?

Or if you are looking for one to aid you in your financial or blogging success, why not join me? Shoot me a facebook message or shoutout!:D

Holiday lessons

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That was the view we had on our drive up a mountain in Korea. Although the visibility was low, no one was worried. That experience taught me two things.

1. GPS

If you know where you are going and have a plan and a map that leads you there, there is less uncertainty and worry. Once we had the GPS set onto our final destination, we trusted and followed the directions, know that we WILL reach our target destination.

This pointed out the importance of having a goal and a detailed plan. Having something to work towards and a idea of how to get there helps to get rid of some level of uncertainty. This also allows you to have some time to enjoy the ride.

2. Experienced guide

Along the way up to the mountain, our GPS went haywire probably due to the poor connection. On the GPS, our car appeared to be off the road. However instead of panicking, this scenario only managed to crack us up. We had an experienced guide who had been to this mountain several times, and he happened to be our driver.

This showed me the importance of having a mentor, or someone who has already experience success in the area where you would want to succeed. Having someone like that to guide us was a great relief. Many people has mentioned the importance of having a mentor, however it was this experience that made it clear to me.