I failed with finding mentors until I was 47.
That’s not entirely true, but I didn’t really understand the impact of surrounding myself with mentors until I turned 47.
For years I paid lip service to mentors.
I understood it conceptually and academically. It made sense to have a team of advisors around me.
It wasn’t until I fast-forwarded myself into the future 10 years and looked back and asked, “Would I truly be happy with my success if I continued down the same path?”
The answer was no.
I’ve found trifecta mentors to be the best.
A trifecta mentor is one who:
✔️ Has academic credentials.
✔️ Has been a part of a high-performance team- like the one that worked on the iPod or the team that released Windows 95.
✔️ If the leader has “been there and done that.” We all know who those people are.