When A Mentor Becomes An Idol

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All my life I remember looking up to someone.

No – actually it was more like idolizing them.
From celebrities to successful business people.

It’s like they were somehow detached and superior to others, including me.

It’s so easy to fall into this trap.

How many times have you followed someone’s journey and found yourself wanting to be them or do everything just like them?

I know I have. Sure I have found my own flavour, but it didn’t mean the desire wasn’t there.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you can’t have someone who has blazed that trail before you and has left success clues along the path to guide you.

I’m talking about ‘this person is superior than me because they are successful’ kinda self-talk.

It’s soul destroying and destructive.

The Zen Master’s Perspective.

When you go into this space it’s your ego trying to create the illusion of separation. I have realized that any kind of them and me mentality involves the ego. Thinking of yourself as more spiritual than others is really the same thing.

The Hustler’s Hustle

When you want to succeed in life, you gotta forge your own way. When you’re too busy idolizing someone else’s life, you’re not leaving the energy to build your own dream.

Wasting your energy trying to be somebody else, has nowhere else to go but down hill. If it’s not authentic and doesn’t come from within, it’s not going to last.

It’s hard work seeking comfort constantly seeking external guidance and comfort. Reclaim your power, and realize that in order to create your vision, you need to take the time to think about what it is you really want. More importantly, you need to understand who you are, what makes you tick and how to fit that into a business.

Business bling and inner sparkle come from doing the work. I’m not just talking about creating a business, I mean going through the emotions and facing your demons. Coming out on the other side is what’s going to give you that clarity – which turns into your backstory to create YOUR OWN success story.

To repeat a cliche (well it is fitting seeing as we’re talking about bling and all) a diamond isn’t created all shiny and bright, it takes years for it to fully form and even when it does, it needs some help looking all sparkly and buff.

2013 was a year of finding myself. Tearing myself away from what others expected of me, and what I thought I wanted for myself based on other people’s success.

2014 is my year of being ME! Whether a choice is right or wrong in someone else’s eyes – it’s MY journey. For years I searched for someone to Mentor me who had the right amout of soul and sales experience, but couldn’t find it.

This is the year that I will teach women how to become Zen Hustlers. What does that mean?

It’s about combining spiritual principles with super awesome sales & marketing strategies to get create a soulful business & sparkly life.

I don’t want you to look outside yourself anymore gorgeous.

All the answers are there within you. All you need is a little guidance to extract those chunky gold nuggets.

Think about who you look up to and why?
Write a list of the reasons you look up to these Peeps.
Write a list of the qualities you appreciate in yourself.
It doesn’t have to be about business.
Your personal qualites like kindness, compassion etc.
Ask yourself, do I feel inferior to these people or do I genuinely just respect their journey?

If you need help with with bringing out the Zen Hustler in you then sign up for your FREE Product Strategy Session.

About the Author:

Monique Alamedine is a product creation expert, who 
specializes in turning million dollar ideas into 
tangible products. She helps innovative product 
creators and online retailers to create an 
authentic brand, and build a raving fan base.

Mum, Blingstreses & Entrepeneur, she launched 
the revolutionary Snugbods Bodysuits, which have 
been featured in such media as The Today Show, 
The Catch Up Show, ABC Matters. Woman's Day, 
Who and Dolly Magazine. She also introduced 
eco-stylish Glass Drinking Straws - all with no 
previous product experience. Sign up for your FREE
Product Strategy Session.

 

 

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Monique Alamedine is a product creation expert, who specializes in turning million dollar ideas into tangible products. She helps innovative product creators and online retailers to create an authentic brand, and build a raving fan base. Mum, Blingstreses & Entrepeneur, she launched the revolutionary Snugbods Bodysuits, which have been featured in such media as The Today Show, The Catch Up Show, ABC Matters. Woman's Day, Who and Dolly Magazine. She also introduced eco-stylish Glass Drinking Straws - all with no previous product experience. Sign up for your FREE Product Strategy Session.