Is there a way to shorten your path to success? I’m not talking about a short cut, but is there a way to shorten your path? Yes, it’s called an advisor or mentor.

Being successful is hard work. It takes a lot of hard work and persistence, that’s why so many people give up too soon. Please don’t give up! You must find a mentor, tutor, advisor, whatever you want to call it, but you have to find someone to help shorten the learning curve for you.

It doesn’t matter what you want to do. If you want to become a singer, successful barber, welder, mortgage banker, pilot, horse trainer, recruiter, engineer, concrete finisher, teacher, stone mason, broadcaster, musician, reporter and on and on. Whatever it is you want to do with your life, find someone that can help you. Learn from their mistakes.

When I first got in the recruiting business I had an excellent mentor. My mentor was an older gentleman with a lot of knowledge. I learned from his years of experience. He helped me avoid mistakes. He held my hand and walked me through some very difficult decisions. And by having this knowledgeable person at my side it shorten my learning curve. It shortened my path to success!

Learn as much as you can about your subject and read valuable web sites (like this one!) for ideas and information. These are great resources for you, but having someone to meet with on a regular basis or at least call is invaluable. I cannot stress this enough.

Are there any short cuts to success? No! But having a mentor, tutor, or advisor can help shorten your path to success. Does that mean it won’t take a lot of hard work on your part? No! Does this mean you won’t have to be as persistent? No! Nothing changes about that stuff. What changes is time. The time it will take you to get where you want will be shortened. Another thing, when you’re looking for this advisor, obviously you want to find someone successful. Learn from my experiences. This worked for me and it will work for you. I hope this helps.

Good luck to you!

Mike Palumbo