Most people dream of becoming successful in the shortest period of time possible. They often ask me what they can do in order for their impending success to arrive a little faster. While I have strong faith in the timing of the universe, there are ways to fast-track your journey to success. One of the quickest ways to the top is through mimicking.
Mimicking others is one of my biggest secrets to success. When trying to complete a challenging goal, I research the best people in the field, even if they’re competitors, and learn their strategies. I look at what they have done, what has worked for them, and their principles. I then follow the same techniques while adapting them to my situation and needs. Through mimicking, I’ve found a lifetime of success in a short time. It’s like following a scientific formula!
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Find a Mentor and Follow in their Footsteps
Another, more effective way of mimicking is finding a mentor and following in their footsteps. Mentors can come in many different forms. They can be a successful coach you admire, a leader in your industry that you emulate, or a family member who always supports and motivates you no matter what.
My very first mentor was my mother. She was a strong woman and the only person who had always believed in me. She encouraged me to be the best I could be and to always keep chasing my dreams. Her words gave me strength. She recently lost her battle with cancer and will always be in my heart.
Authors like William Walker Atkinson, Charles Haanel, Dr. Joe Vitale, and Napoleon Hill have all also been personal mentors who changed my rigid mindset and helped me become a Law of Attraction master.
Mentors are Secret Weapons
Having a mentor is highly beneficial. They’re your secret weapon who will always be available to help you out. They could be a close friend you can always call up and ask for advice. Perhaps they’re a blogger who has produced several motivational videos that you can access at any time. They could also be authors whose inspirational words you’ve compiled together into a list of motivational quotes to refer to. The point is, when you have quick access to a mentor, you’ll always be motivated and inspired to press forward.
In a survey of its clients, mentorship consultancy MicroMentor found that 83 percent of mentored businesses survived their first two years, compared to 74 percent of non-mentored companies. The same survey also found that mentored companies were more likely to launch and had greater revenue increases than those without a mentor. Mimicking the success of other businesses with a mentor is a way of fast-tracking your success.
A mentor has also “been there, done that, and survived it!” The point of having a mentor is to learn from their mistakes and innovations. A mentor gets you to your goal faster through tried and tested knowledge. Although you might be able to do all the work yourself, you can’t make it through this life alone. When you have someone you look up to, someone who inspires you to always strive to be the best, then you have something your competitors may not have.
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My Book Mentor
My book, “Homeless to Billionaire” is an example of fast-tracking success. I sought out the mentorship of Dr. Joe Vitale for my personal development and to motivate my employees. In getting to know me, Vitale started mentoring me right away. He not only had the idea that I should write a book but he also showed me how. Also, he introduced me to the right publishers and marketers and gave me the connections to make my book successful. He gave me book models to follow, which I did, and then I perfected the formula wherever possible.
It takes some people years, even decades, to write the book they have inside them. If I was able to do it in six months, it was because of mimicking and mentorship.
About Andres Pira – philanthropist, real estate tycoon, author, speaker, and global citizen. Andres Pira enjoys living in Thailand where his journey began from Homeless to Billionaire.
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