You won’t learn everything from one person in your life.
— Mike Murdock
One of the ways to amplify your personal growth is by having a mentor and/or even a coach because borrowing experience from others will help you learn more efficiently. A mentor is a wise, knowledgeable person that is in a place where you want to be or was once where you want to be that can give you direction and actionable advice. I personally have had many mentors in my life so far and three of them asked themselves questions that helped them to attain their version of success. I asked myself the following three questions and they have helped me to go deeper within myself and produce things that can help others better themselves.
How can I?
Those three words above are powerful because you get to fill in the blank. Everyone has a gift and abilities that make them different from everyone else. One of my mentors asked me this question over coffee one day and it lead me to write and publish my 1st book.
How can I add more value to more people in less time?
In this fast-paced information age, others are looking for a quick fix to their problems. People are looking for value to add to their lives that will make them better than before, even if it’s one percent better. One way to add value to others is through podcasting. It’s a way that allows you to connect with others around the world and give them a platform for getting their voice’s heard if it’s an interview-based podcast.
How can I stay relevant in my field?
My boss said this in a staff meeting one day and I immediately wrote it down. To advance others you must advance yourself by always getting better at everything that you do. Especially if it’s one of your strengths. One way of doing this is by making modifications that amplify what you do. One thing I did was to use Headliner to create audiograms of interviews to share with others on social media to continuously market my podcast and gain more listeners.
These three questions build upon one another because if you know your “why” find the “how” and do. You will continue to improve and keep yourself abreast of what’s going on to adapt accordingly.