Mentorship ~ Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the seriesMentorship

Whose Voice Will You Listen To? 

In my journey thru life, I have had many mentors. Others I have mentioned before and here are just a few more to show you how easy it is to seek out the right mentors for whatever stage you are in and how if this is applied, it will help you to achieve your life dream.

My heart desire is to be able to earn income from home while raising our young family. After working in the City of London for 16 years, which I enjoyed. I came to a conclusion that except you are pursuing your passion or doing something you truly love. You will always be searching for something else.  Your goals choose your mentors”.

A FEW INFLUENTIAL MENTORS IN MY LIFE

Dave Ramsey – Financial Peace University  

One of the very first investments we made into our marriage was purchasing a DVD series of Financial Peace University.  One of the top reasons couple divorce is due to lack of joint financial vision and education. It’s important to start your marriage by having a unify vision for your finances.

We sat through the entire series by ourselves and we have avoided getting into financial debt because we have the same vision.

I didn’t have parents that gave me sound financial advice and that is no excuse for not seeking one for our marriage. Quit making excuses and get some mentoring.

Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

A large part of Kiyosaki’s teachings focus on generating passive income by means of investment opportunities, such as real estate and businesses. Kiyosaki defines “assets” as things that generate cash inflow, such as rental properties or businesses—and “liabilities” as things that use cash on, such as houses, cars, and so on.

After reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, it opened my eyes in a new way and it gave me the confidence to basically go out and apply the concepts. I was studying accounting at the time and your home was defined as an asset, while Kiyosaki teaches that you house is not an asset. For the first time I realized that our homes was not an asset but a liability, this totally changed my way of thinking.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad changed the way I think about money, investment, cash-flow and why you should have multiple streams of income. I was able to put his teachings into practice; with lessons gleaned from the book and Robert Kiyosaki’s voice ringing in my head I was off to view my first rental property. Before I could say, “Bob is your uncle” I had bought and rented out my first rental property and started generating cash-flow.

I was able to do it a few times over, building a little nest egg for myself and feeling great in the process.

Who would you have to mentor you? A rich man or a poor man?

Faith that is without proofs is fake

Toni Turner – A Beginner’s Guide To Day-Trading Online

Over 2 years ago my dream of earning an income from home became a reality. By investing in a beginner’s guide, with my research and my trusted mentor the Holy Spirit I placed my first trade and before you know it I was making 5 figures. Right from our dinning room table, while changing dirty diapers.

This book played a vital part in walking me thru the entire stages of trading online.  I am not an expert in this field and as for a novice; I am not doing too badly. I don’t intend to work outside our home now and in the near future.

No man is capable of self-improvement if he sees no other model but himself”.  – Conrado Generoso

The Bible

The Bible is the world’s best seller and the No.1 book that I can’t do without. It goes with me everywhere. There are different versions and translations and I have acquired quite a few of them. Find the best version for yourself.

The bible is our guide as Christians and it can be applied to every area of our lives, only if we take the time to read it. The bible cannot be read like any other book, it will take the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to help you see the revelation in the Word.

The great thing about the bible are the major players; they are imperfect ordinary people that God called and transformed their lives to do extra ordinary things. This tells me that I qualify for the same transformation, great news! What about you?

The Holy Spirit

My secret weapon, my silent helper that is never wrong. It takes time and willingness to fellowship with Him to understands how He speaks to you. We have a mentor who knows all things and his name is the Holy Spirit. He guides me in all my risky ventures and my husband is able to trust and support me in my pursuit of them. God gave us a helper that helps us in our discernments; I won’t embark on anything without His guidance.  By far the Holy Spirit is my ultimate secret weapon, the invisible Helper that is mostly ignored even by myself. He is also free to all who are willing to open up their hearts!

My Pastor – Lucie Needham

Lucie Needham has taught me more about being a woman of God than anyone else. Just by watching her up close, she is a wife, mother, and a teacher, heads a daycare and is full of the love of God. In the last 5 years I have had the pleasure to be part of their ministry and also serve under their leadership. I have learnt far more from her about how to walk the love walk, how to adorn my outward appearance, complementing and supporting my husband in ministry. I am still learning even much more.

We don’t do “lunch” or “hang out” because her time is precious. I love it just that way, it helps me to be able to honor her and I am able to learn much more from her just by watching. I have learnt to know my place and position; it helps not to get things confused.

“I’ve learned that the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I Am”. -Andy Rooney

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There is someone in your life today that will play a key role in your life; you will have to ask them to mentor you to get you there. Let us put our pride aside and match forward to accomplish all that we can in 2011.

Is there something you are passionate about but don’t know how to go about it? Then it’s time for you to seek out a mentor.  There are some life lessons you will never be taught at school and only thru a mentor or spending time reading books or seeking right kind of knowledge apt for your needs.

While stock trading and real estate is not for everyone. Discover what your passion is and pursue it this year. There is nothing new under the earth and you can always find someone who has done it before.

There is no excuse for not pursuing your passion this year, once you figure it out; seek out someone to mentor you and find a simple book to help guide you. “ A mind is a terrible thing to waste”

In conclusion

A misconception about mentors that I used to have and that has since changed is. You don’t have to be friends with your mentors, it helps but it is not necessary. You as the protégée are there to learn all you can from them.  Use your time wisely and learn all you can; value your mentor time as precious. They won’t always be in your life forever, enjoy your season with them.

Don’t seek mentorship if you are not ready to put your pride aside and are not teachable. Time is far to precious to be wasted on those that are not ready!

Have you discover what your passion is yet?

How do you intend to go about it this year?

You will be the same person you are now five years from today, except for the people you meet and the books you read.”

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About Buky

Buky is a ''Desperado after God". She is married to Adey and together they are raising 3 amazing children. She is a natural encourager & she loves to share practical experiences with others. She enjoys writing, reading, dabbling in stock trading, hanging out with friends and serving the body of Christ.

15 Comments

  1. Tolulope Ilesanmi

    You are setting forth some powerful truths here. It is impossible to achieve any degree of significance without mentors. Humility is of the essence as well as an insatiable desire for growth, to learn what we do not know and learn it from any source, not just famous people. I like your list of mentors because even for those who may not be able to easily find human mentors, they can have the Holy Spirit for their mentor in the interim and He’s the greatest mentor if we learn to follow Him.

    One of my greatest quotes from Isaac Newton goes something like, “If we have seen any further, it is by standing on the shoulders of those who have gone ahead of us.” Just for your information, you provided some mentoring for me as regards the user-friendliness of my blog – Thank You.

  2. Praise the Lord, Buky,

    What a great series you have produced on mentorship, I am so impressed, you should release it as an e-book on your site.

    You have truly built a powerful case for the need for mentorship and the examples of your own mentors and the results of your actions, is truly inspiring.

    The Bible is full of examples of mentoring – Jesus and his disciples, Barnabas and Paul, Paul and Timothy and many others. I love the type of mentoring mentioned in Titus 2:3-5.

    Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad, is a book I have had on my ‘to read list’, for sometime, but being a bookaholic, I have not yet had time to read it. I will now put it to the top of my list, as your statement, ‘our home was not an asset but a liability’, has got me intrigued. I want to know more.

    God bless you as you continue to build up others and the kingdom of God, by sharing your knowledge and experience.
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  3. You are one of my mentors especially in the marital race; U make it look so easy! There’s so much to learn from you,and i’m still willing to learn more. When i read RICH DAD, POOR DAD, i did some investment, it worked, but i actually lost a lot of money in the process. I have no regrets though, cos it was a good thing i tried. And i’m awaiting greater opportunities. God bless you!

  4. Great stuff Buky, thank you for sharing! Indeed… ” A mind is a terrible thing to waste”! And I couldn’t agree more – “There are some life lessons you will never be taught at school”. And thanks for the reminder – “Don’t seek mentorship if you are not ready to put your pride aside and are not teachable. ”

    Great stuff:)! Thanks for taking the time to share. Praying and Trusting that God will continue to lead you and guide you in all that you do, May you excel in every area of your life, amen.

    🙂

  5. Steveril Francis

    Are mentors meant to be people you have no close association with? I am a writer, and I pattern my writing after some great writers but can I call them mentors? Buky, the people who impress you may not be your mentors, correct me if I am wrong. Rather, a mentor should be someone who has interest in your life. Who can direct, correct, rebuke, pamper, and love you all at once.

  6. I believe MENTORS are indispensable. I would however not want to confuse MENTORS for ROLE MODELS . Correct me if I am wrong but this was what I was trying to point out too, Buky is a mentor to me in matters of relationship because she at a time got involved in my life and guided me through decisions I was making in my relationship. If that had not happened and I only visited your blog I think the best I would caption you as is my role model.

  7. Hi Tolulope, being humble is very vital to any relationship and growth. I hope by sharing my diverse group of mentors that others can learn from it and also apply it to their own lives too.

    Thank you for your kind words, you are awesome!

  8. Cella, Congratulations on your great accomplishment. It’s Better to Try and Fail Than to Have Never Tried At All”

    In my day-trading, i have lost money also but I have also learnt valuable lessons that I would otherwise not have known. It hasn’t stopped me and you should always strive to do better.

    There is always going to be an element of risk in anything we do. I am glad you have no regrets and I have no doubt you will soon be thinking of the “next big idea”

  9. Carole, Thank you for your e-book suggestion, i will look into that later on this year.

    I am familiar with that verse but I read again and i must confess it brought tears to my eyes.
    Titus 2:3-5 (New King James Version)
    3 the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— 4 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

    This type of mentors eluded me for some time and I paid a high price for it. That is why I am passionate about this subject and that the younger, up and coming generation will not make the same mistake as I did.

    I pray that more people will seek out mentors that are as bold as Apostle Paul who boldly declares – 1 Corinthians 11:1 Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.

  10. I just sent this to some of my mentors and role models……to thank them for been in my life. To the others that I could not send this article as a “Thank You” note to, A big Thank you.

    Now to Buky, I also thank you from my heart as I have always wanted to show my appreciation to my mentors/role models, not by gifting alone, but how I feel. This article spoke volumes, at least on my behalf, not only to those of us that are still been mentored, but also to our mentors.

    You are a great mentor and a role model. Keep up the good work…and keep listening to the voice of the Master, The Holy Spirit, HE is taking you places.

    A BIG AWESOME THANK YOU. :-)))))))

  11. Jtcaleb. You are one of my mentors also, always reminding me to listen to the voice of the Master – The Holy Spirit. I really appreciate your guidance. Thank you for always listening.

  12. Tolu, thank you for your comment. The Holy Spirit is very important, often mis-understood and ignored.

  13. Buky,

    I’ve learnt so much from reading both parts of your article and would be printing this out and sticking to my wall, if that’s okay. I can’t imagine struggling through a situation or idea when someone else has already walked that path and all I need to do to avoid major pitfalls is to ask for help. Thank you for sharing this. Bless you.

  14. P.S: I recently tagged you in “One lovely blog award”…I’m quite sure you’ve been tagged before but I had to tag you again…because I love here :D. Thanks for all the informative posts you place here.

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