The Fantastic Four
You know there’s this saying, ‘If you want to know how successful someone will be, don’t look at that person, look at his or her mentor.’ The right mentors are great, they stimulate you, motivate you, support you, they’re honest with you in a way that respects where you are but encourages you to grow into who you’re destined to become.
It’s crucial that you pick the right ones and it’s important to surround yourself with people that are like-minded and can help you go where YOU want to go. After all, you’ve got enough crap in your life that’s pushing you to do otherwise. These four have really made changing easier – through their lives, they’ve shown me something to aspire to, through their transparency, they’ve given me freedom to be even more comfortable with who I am.
It’s not always easy to stumble across the ‘right’ mentors in life, but thanks to the Internet, it’s become much easier to find them. And for me, it’s not really about what they say or what they do, for these four it’s definitely about ‘who’ they are. I don’t know all of them firsthand, but considering what they’ve imparted into me, sometimes I feel like I do. They’ve been a huge part of my journey and I’m sure some of you may be familiar with one if not all of them. If not, I’d like to introduce them to you and share what they’ve meant to me. Depending on your passion, if you’re ready to change your fear, they definitely make for good guides.
Easily considered a non-conformist, he writes, he travels and helps people take over the world. Chris G. is my all-time favourite guide – I remember our first meeting like it was yesterday! My husband Nathan had been following his blog and then later, we started his year-long Empire Building Kit (an awesome program to help build or launch your business).
Within just under 3 months we were able to re-shape our business, launch a digital product making regular passive income and position ourselves in a niche that immediately connected us with our ideal clients. He had inspired so much change in our lives, we just had to meet him and he was really chill, humble guy. At the time, I had all of these images in my head of what I would have to be like if I was to write or speak again and they all just melted away when I saw him. Chris is just Chris – naturally organic with no added preservatives:).
If your dream is to see the world or dominate it:)…he’s the perfect guide! Watch this certified travel addict dominate the world on his Art of Non-Conformity blog, but be careful, his travel bug is infectious!
If you have a ‘but’ -and I mean anything stopping you — he will kick that right out the door – painfully. And I love him for it! If you have a job and want a better job/dream career or you have a job and want to start your side thing – he’s the one to do it. He is no fuss, no fluff, no nonsense! He’s down and dirty and with him I find it near impossible to get paralyzed with analysis.
I don’t like keeping things that are hindering me, especially aspects of self – it’s probably why I’ve always been a self-hacker so I love that he’s raw and gives little breathing room to unhealthy thinking and emotions because too many times we coddle them. Just five minutes on his blog and you’ll quickly realize, there’s no freakin’ coddling here! If the thinking and feelings aren’t right for you, he doesn’t entertain them, he just deals with them!
Just a warning, he’s not for everyone, but he definitely works for me. He’s abrasive to hindering emotions so proceed to his website with caution:). But don’t let that scare you because Ramit, will definitely make you grow.
She’s the passionista! I remember when I first saw her videos, in my mind I was like, ‘this chick is craaazy!’ But I love her for it! She’s zany, she’s nutty, she’s a heck of a lot of fun and screaming with passion. She has this way of smacking you hard with life truths and business principles in a way that has you soothing sore cheeks while laughing hard at the same time.
If you’re already down the path of lifestyle business enlightenment, then get ready ‘cause she can take you up through the mountains and have you blazing through trails!
And then there was Adam. Oddly enough, I was originally introduced to Adam by Chris (which probably gives you a hint to what he’s about). He was probably the most unsuspecting to me of the bunch but in hindsight considering Chris G is also his mentor, I should’ve known.
I took his You vs Debt course mostly because I knew some things concerning my perception of debt needed to change. After moving past fears in several areas of my life, I couldn’t get this one to shift.
For $97, I would’ve happily taken a solution just for that, but surprisingly for me there was a lot more in store…by day 2 of his course I was ignited! The information in this program is good, but the way he does things is even better — the subtle nuances, the timing, the action steps and the community all instigate action. It not only crushes unhealthy debt perception, it can cure other deficit disorders too. There’s a catch though, to get the best results you must be committed. If you’re willing to invest in yourself (you should know you deserve it) do yourself a favor and introduce yourself to this fearless guide:).
Anyways, these guys are my fantastic four! I hope you’ll take the time to check out their sites, read their blogs, their manifestos, partake in whatever they have to offer. There’s a lot of good free info on their sites too and the paid stuff is even better! And just so you know, in no way do I benefit from anything presented here – it’s just that these guys have been such an instrumental part of my journey; it only makes sense that they become a part of yours.