Kate is a personal trainer who is currently working with me as her career mentor. She aims to chart her progress and hone her writing skills along the way.
Enjoy her first post and leave your comments and feedback below.
Becoming a protégé
Have you ever wondered how the likes of Richard Branson and Yves St Laurent, Bradley Wiggins to Marco Pierre White got their big break? How have they come to be admired and recognised in their field when others are left in their wake?
Of course we all have; but perhaps what made the difference is that they went out and got it, straight from the horse’s mouth.
Greats in their game such as the aforementioned all have one common bond. They all had mentors.
There are few people who have had a more profound effect on the world than Mahatma Gandhi, acting as a significant motivation to Dr Martin Luther King, Jr as well as Nelson Mandela. More notable is that Gandhi himself had a mentor: Dadabhai, an Indian leader.
Freddie Laker, mentor to Sir Richard Branson, advised him, “Make a fool of yourself. Otherwise you won’t survive’”. Branson went to the older and more experienced businessman for guidance.
It can take years to work your way up to the top. Learning, researching, networking, getting some things right and getting even more things wrong.
At large all experience is good, but why not go directly to ‘who’ you want to be in five or even ten years’ time and ask them to teach you how they got there?
Hence my reason for contacting Sally Moss. Out of what seemed nowhere, Sally was a recognised name in the female strength and performance circles – and not once have we seen her photographed with her top off!
I hope to realise my strengths and remove limitations, to hear how Sally has ascended through the ranks and who has inspired and influenced her own success.
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