I have been fortunate to learn much about Life, Business and Performance from direct experience. I now work selectively with those people who have a desire to be the best they can be.
I have found that many of us need help to reach our potential. It is easy to be average. For me if you aspire to be average I am not right for you. What I am looking to do is to take people who have an in built passion for what they do and where they want to go. Essentially I am looking to get the best out of you in Life and Business and enjoy the journey at the same time.
You don’t have to be successful at the moment just the desire to be so.
In my early days in business I was keen to learn as much as possible. What did it take to become successful in business and how could I do this as fast as possible whilst minimizing the mistakes?
Many years on I have now collected a vast array of direct experience, which has shaped me as a person, my life, and the business and performance advice that I share. I would not want my journey to be any other way, but I know that it would have certainly been easier to have expert help and advice when I needed it most.
I am now lucky enough to help other people to realise their dreams, sharing their ambitions and passions is very uplifting, which is similar to how I felt climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with my fellow climbers.
In 2011 I was fortunate to summit the highest mountain in Africa. Although not a technical climb, it is a climb where if you get it wrong you can lose everything. The risks are very real but if you have the right support it makes a massive difference to the eventual outcome and how you feel along the way.
The similarities between successfully climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and Entrepreneurial Business are very close.
Having a Mentor or Guide is essential if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of summiting. Yes in theory you can go solo but why would you?
With a business Mentor to guide you your chances of success increase dramatically. This doesn’t mean they do everything for you as creating a successful business requires you to work hard, be dedicated, passionate and have lots of drive. Having someone to share this journey for some or all of the way just makes it feel easier.
If you think that you would benefit from getting the support of a mentor for both you and your business, the next step is to choose the right one. For me I always like to choose the best that I can. This is probably ingrained in me at a deep level as I have a desire to win. Achieving success as well as enjoying the journey.
I found on Mount Kilimanjaro that there were many Mentors (Guides) on the mountain, quite a few however appeared ill equipped and didn’t instil confidence. I saw a number of other teams falling ill and being hugely disappointed in not making the summit. I chose a guide that had climbed this mountain many times before, he had an intuitive understanding of how to get the best out of me so I had the best possible chance for success.
Reaching the summit gave me an amazing feeling, but equally the journey was just as rewarding. Being with people who where there for me definitely helped, having people to share how I was feeling and understand what I needed at the right time. It isn’t about being the fittest or the best, its about being prepared for what might face us and what we need to do next to overcome them. I was well briefed when things got tough I knew exactly how long it would take and that gave me the confidence to keep going, with the summit being only part of the journey.
With the benefit of technology I now Mentor worldwide and so if you are in the USA, Australia or Middle East everything is possible.
My Mentoring Program consists of a minimum of two one to one sessions with me every month for six months. You can live anywhere in the world and our sessions will cover a mix of structured and unstructured discussion.
I only work with a maximum of 8 people in this program at anytime.
If you would like to be the best you can be and think that you would benefit from my help please fill in the form in the sidebar giving me some details about both you and your business. I will get in touch with you and we can then see if we are well suited to climb a mountain together.
Or you can book two sessions with me now by following this link John Whiteman Mentoring Program