Who Are You Learning From?

March 27, 2013 — Leave a comment

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We all need mentors.  That’s obvious.  Whether we find ones in the pages of a book, through an inspiring talk, or face to face…..but a question as equally as important as “What are you learning?” is this:

Who are you learning from?

I’ve heard Jeff Henderson say once that:

“What and who you listen to….is a preview of the future you.”

Sobering thought, huh?  A good litmus test is to look at the life of the person you’re considering taking on as a mentor, and ask, “Do I want my life to look like theirs?”

If the answer’s no, then head for the hills.  But if it’s “Yes?”  You’ve found a mentor worth pursuing.  I know there’s some people you just *have* to hang around because of work / life situation….I get that.  But, can you imagine what your life would look like in just 3 years if you intentionally surrounded yourself with people who *already are* where you *want to be?*  What would your life look like?

And so….I’m interested:  What about you?  Who are you listening to…and spending your time with?  Either through reading, listening, or real life….

Who are you being mentored by?

Andrew Mason

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Andrew is a husband, learner, ProGuide.io founder, dubstep aficionado, eater of carnetas burritos, and marathon runner. I love building communities that learn together!