The importance of good mentoring

I find mentoring as essential as eating or drinking. For me it is a way of quickly and efficiently developing the many aspects of my life. I've got a couple of mentors; sadly, one of them is not with us anymore but fortunately she left us with a couple of her great books.

Most popular sources describe a mentor as someone with experience, knowledge and/or skills in a specific area who is able, willing and available to share this information with another individual.

My definition of a mentor is broader because I've got some spiritual mentors who are not personally available to me. One of them is Ayn Rand. I value her approach to courage, values and individualism. In her books she describes strong personalities who, no matter the circumstance, always follow their passion in life. Of course, there are also those who act in opposition to this belief, and it's really interesting and even inspiring to read the implications of not following your passion.

My new mentor is Internet Marketing Speed founder James Schramko. He left his highly paid job to successfully develop internet marketing strategies and automated profit systems like affiliate marketing, list building, search engine optimization and traffic generation.

Not only is he my business coach but he is available to me! :) He is a relaxed, easy-going and extremely successful Aussie who is very positive and has fantastic new ideas all the time. A huge part of his nature is to share all his great wisdom with others and he always delivers what he promises.

In Poland it is minus 15 degrees Celsius right now but here he is talking about time management on the beaches of Sydney. What a life!

Check out this exclusive offer to enter his Coaching Forum, where I'm one of the lucky members. This is a private forum, which is by invitation only.

My Top 10 quotes

I love reading, watching movies and getting to know other people, all of which allows me to come across extremely interesting expressions and ideas. I’ll share some of these with you here:

1. "To be like water." This is from the book The Art of War by Sun Tzu and is about flexibility, adaptability, responding to changes and not giving up. Just like water. When the water of a river runs into an obstacle, it adapts, changes course and finds a new way to its ultimate goal.

2. "If a thing is humanly possible, consider it within your reach" Marcus Aurelius.

3. "Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become"
Jim Rohn.

4. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" Gandhi.

5. "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again more intelligently" Henry Ford.

6. "SWSWSWSW - some will, some won't, so what, someone's is waiting" Jack Canfield.

7. "I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened" Mark Twain.

8. "You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes" Buckminister Fuller.

9. "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions" Albert Einstein. I would sum it up : see what you want - get what you see!!

10. "Seek first to understand, than to be understood" Stephen Covey.

Does the law of attraction work?

Everyone I know who watched the popular movie The Secret was impressed by it, though opinions about it differ. Many feel that the movie is controversial and that the people in it who speak about their experience with manifestation and abundance are simply lucky.

Is that really so?

I have a different point of view. The law of attraction is not about some super, magical power that turns every dream and visualization into reality. On the contrary, it can be explained from a scientific point of view. For example:

Our brilliant brain is constantly inundated by approximately 2,000,000 bits of information per second that come in through our five senses but our nervous system is designed to process only a portion of it. It routes the incoming information into manageable sizes and processes only about 134 bits!

So most of the information our brain takes in is simply not processed, and the information we do process are the issues we put our focus on. It is here that we realize the importance of choice. When we choose to focus on one thing we also choose to delete unimaginable amounts of information that do not belong in our relatively small circle of focus.

So you attract into your life what you put your focus on by:
- focusing on it
- acting as if it's already in your life
- not letting failures discourage you
- learning through mistakes
- taking risks rather than playing it safe

I'd tell you more, but it's a secret! Watch the trailer of The Secret or buy THE BOOK to find out more about how the law of attraction works. :)