The Power of Mentorship

When I first heard him speak, I was mesmerized. He was opening up my senses to the world of personal development which I have always loved. His little phrases and words that have now become his signature teachings, like “Be more interested than interesting”, “Gratitude, Empathy, Accountability and Effective Communication,” and “Be kind to your future self” have become deeply ingrained in my brain. Saying “Thank you” all the time, every day, is another thing I do often because of his influence. 
That day, just two and a half years ago, after his speech, I immediately joined David Meltzer‘s mentorship without batting an eye on the price because it was my intuition that directed me to do so, and I always listen to my intuition. (Pro Tip:  Never dismiss an intuitive calling or a strong desire to do something you know will take you to goodness by over-analyzing or using your mental calculator to talk you out of it.)  
Hiring Dave has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. We have become close friends but still maintain that mentor/mentee relationship, which I think is really cool.

I talk about Dave A LOT.  He is the CEO and Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and he runs a powerful coaching program called “Road to Revenue and Happiness” with a community of amazing entrepreneurs who all have a “go and get it” attitude.

Bringing Dave into my life completely changed EVERYTHING. And I capitalize everything because he truly did change my life for the better.

My becoming an angel investor on the very successful digital business show “Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch” was because of Dave. My lead role in the feature documentary, “Impact”, which followed me on my journey to becoming an international speaker, was because of Dave. Dave also introduced me to many of the various key contacts in my network.

Those opportunities arose because I aligned myself with the right mentor. And I have been diligently doing the same for my clients, placing them on TV platforms, in movies, and investing in their businesses as a way of giving much bigger value than coaching sessions alone (which are, of course, also very important). Being able to lead the way for other up-and-coming speakers and entrepreneurs – paying it forward – brings me so much joy and deep fulfillment.

Investing in yourself is truly VITAL to your success. Every successful person has had mentors. People at the top of their game have mentors. The whole Emmy award-winning TV show “The Voice” is based on mentorship. Warren Buffet talks about it all the time.

When you have a mentor, your career can skyrocket, just like mine did. But having a mentor doesn’t guarantee success. You MUST put in the work! If I had not put much effort into growing my career, with great intuition and mindset, positivity, belief, faith, organization, God, family support, time and money, I would not have risen to the level I’m at. And I don’t consider myself at the top, I have ways to go.

It’s the journey, not the destination right? I’m grateful for my journey and I love it even more because of the mentors I’ve had along the way: my amazing father, my not easily pleased mother who pushes and pushes me to be my best, my teachers at the various stages of schooling, celebrities and leaders who are doing great things, and the mentors I hire like Dave and a few other really powerful humans I know.

Find that person you can go to and lean on. That person who has the answers to your questions, who can help you attain the right mindset for growth, who is your cheerleader, and who’s already walking the walk and talking the talk. They’re exactly where you want to be five years from now and beyond.

One caveat though, the relationship has TO FEEL RIGHT!!! The most important aspect to consider when you hire your mentor is the network they can expose you to.  Don’t just look for knowledge because you can get information from reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching online video trainings. Instead, look for the people who will literally “lift you up” to their level by including you in their network.

I, too, love to mentor entrepreneurs, especially the “seed level” entrepreneurs, through my company The Yes Academy. We focus on three key areas: confidence, connections, and cashflow. Members of The Yes Academy gain knowledge and skills training, plus they get introduced to my vast network. Please feel free to reach out if you need mentorship. If I am not the right fit for you, I know many I can refer you to!

Right now, things are changing rapidly. I’ve been seeing a lot of business owners getting scared, feeling lost, or in transition…

The truth is, we have two choices: we can sit where we are and hope the future brings something better… or we can get INNOVATIVE towards a better future that we create for ourselves.

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Didi Wong

CEO of The Yes Academy

Born in Hong Kong, raised in England and now residing in Los Angeles, Didi Wong is an Award-Winning International Keynote Speaker, TV Producer, Business Mentor, Best-Selling Author, and Angel Investor.

Didi is the CEO of The Yes Academy, a results-driven educational mentorship program for entrepreneurs.

She was given the highest level award “Women of the Decade for Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital” from the Women Economic Forum as well as an award of Achievements, Recognition and Excellence by the National Council of Women from the Egyptian Government. She has also been honored to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Initiative at the United Nations and she was the resident speaker on the Think and Grow Rich Legacy World Tour 2019.

As a TV Producer, she is the Executive Producer of “In Case you Didn’t Know with Nick Nanton” featuring Robert Kiyosaki of “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and another TV show “SpeakUP”, both on Amazon Prime Video. She has starred as a guest judge on the #1 Digital business show “Elevator Pitch” as well as a feature documentary on her journey as a speaker called “Impact.”

Didi was given the Certificate of Recognition by Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles for helping women entrepreneurs succeed. She is featured in the article “Women Who Mean Business” in the current March issue of Oprah Magazine. In Fall of 2020, she will be knighted as “Lady Didi” where she will join the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and St. Helen of Spain to further the Royal initiatives both domestically and internationally.

Her superpowers lie in managing her four children under the age of nine, including a set of identical girl twins and all her projects and clients, always with a smile on her face.

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