find your tribe- Day 6 Challenge

Another post following  Natalie’s 10 day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 6

As they say, if you want to know a man’s true character look at his friends, well today’s challenge is about surrounding yourself with mentors and people that you admire and who have achieved the things you want to.

I never had a mentor before, and the only person i admired from a distance and had the balls to ask actually turned me down. Nonetheless , that did not stop me from seeking out wisdom and lessons from other mentors and coaches that i follow regularly.

First one is Sunny Bindra., who delivers the most succinct nuggets on management, leadership, personal development with humor. He’s real, relatable and his style is authentic. I’ve read both of his books,and enjoy browsing through his blog weekly like this one here Mark Zuckerberg in Kenya

If i could sit down with Sunny for coffee, i’d ask him , “where did you start out ? what sort of experiences led you to develop your management wisdom and style ? If i want to be a business mentor and coach , what should i do ?”

The second mentor i follow is Marie Forleo. She’s funny, relatable, authentic, and a true influencer in the online business community. I want to know, what does it take to get to that level ? What was her first step, or foray in online business ? and what mistakes should one avoid ? check out her blog on mentorship


success planning.. Day 5

Today’s post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 5. 

Having found my focus, how do i go about  planning for success in my chosen freedom plan ?

Firstly, i don’t seem to plan with success as my end goal, i typically plan to wade through my to do list and just knock as many items off my to do list as possible. This means that i end up working on low priority items, or things that do not make a difference to my overall plan whether completed or not.

A successful day for me, would be one that moves me closer to my goals, career, self-development and wealth creating.I have to start with my long-term goals front and center.

Secondly , my other struggle areas, are trying to do it all! I have too many things i am currently pursuing, too many unread books, a bucket pile of unfinished ideas, MBA assignments due, family business tasks not planned for and work related items i know to be important. I rush at all of them with the same enthusiasm, but burn out because you can only do so much.

Key number one for my success :I need to start with the end in mind, figure out what my successful day looks like, everyday. Chose 1-3 things to achieve. Focus my mind and efforts on a few , once complete i can add other things.