A mentor is a person who has seen what you want to see, done what you want to do, and become the person you aim to become in at least some areas of your life. While you can find success without a mentor, having one is an invaluable way to learn from someone who knows what you don’t and has seen what you haven’t. A person like this can save you the time, energy, money, and frustration you might have spent figuring things out on your own. You can learn from a mentor’s mistakes and his or her successes—and have someone rooting for you when you need it most.


When I first met Dawnna (whom I first mentioned in Chapter 7), I asked her why she had been willing to offer me so much of what she knew. She ...

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