THE LAW OF MODELING
It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One but Yourself to Follow
The Law of Modeling is about two things, finding a good mentor and being a model for others to follow. If you’ve achieved success the best thing you could do is to help others achieve success.
If you need help to accomplish big dreams, who better to help you then a mentor that’s done it before. It’s hard to find a mentor, and even harder to find one that can match John’s list of mentor characteristics;
- A good mentor is a worthy example.
- A good mentor is available
- A good mentor has proven experiences
- A good mentor possesses wisdom
- A good mentor provides friendship and support
- A good mentor is a coach who makes a difference in people’s lives.
These days the hard characteristic to find is someone who has time. But there are organizations that have established formally mentor programs. It may be writing a resume at Job Services or talking to a financial counselor at the Small Business Development Administration.
Teachers and coaches are also powerful mentors. Unfortunately some don’t take the roll seriously and some even abuse it.
When you really think about it are you sort of mentoring and being mentored all the time. Are actions are being watched and replicated by our children and even employees. That’s why it’s so important to understand the concept of leading by example.
Can you imagine what the Law of Modeling has on people who get sucked into the media or “Reality” shows? If it’s on television, isn’t it true? How many dreams are lost because people are caught up in other people’s scripted lives. TV viewers need to switch over to the reality shows on the History channel instead of the drama channel.
If you want to find a model look for the person that’s in their 90’s and still loves life. Isn’t that the model of success, happiness?