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Ask and You WILL Receive

Ask and You WILL Receive

Tammy October 30, 2015 4 comments
Photo of flower at the edge of asphalt. Photo and quote by Tammy Vitale
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Painting by Tammy Vitale

Painting by Tammy Vitale

As recently as the last post here, I was bemoaning not being able to find a mentor:  someone to hack out the path ahead of me for a while, so I can just tra-la-la behind.

Well.

Today I met with my awesome marketing coach, Monique Melton for a 2 hour session.  As always we were covering a lot of territory.  We got to talking about mentors and in the exchange of ideas and thoughts (and wants) it occurred to me, and I shared with her and she agreed, that I really don’t want just one mentor.  One wouldn’t have everything.

The way to get the mentoring you need is to spread it out – which I realize I have done.  I have my artgalpals for art, and two with whom I am closest are also my real estate investor pals.  One is the total impetus for where I am today with rentals houses.  Her generous sharing of how she created her portfolio (she’s up to 10 houses now), and willingness to just gab about investing in real estate at the drop of a hat, has stood me in excellent stead in that arena.

Monique has proved provocative and a major force for focusing in my real estate business market.  Not because she knows real estate, she doesn’t, but because she knows marketing in a very universal way.  She is not a coach of “If you know your what and why, your how will follow”.  Thank goodness!  Because that is total [insert not nice word here].  The how is *everything*.  and Monique absolutely delivers on the how.  She is awesome.

So I actually got a very quick answer since that post (though the thought has been surfacing around having a mentor for a while now).  Maybe if I write

Vision Journal

Vision Journal

my wishes out they will come faster.  Or maybe the fact that my wish bracelet from (Life is a Verb) Camp (with Patti Digh and the tribe) broke off my wrist today means that my wish was for a mentor (since I can’t remember what the wish was, that would do as well as anything).  What’s delicious about all of this is that yesterday I had lunch with the woman who tied it on my wrist at Camp [ who can’t remember her wish either].  She lives 40 minutes from me and it was pure serendipity that we wound up together at that part of Camp.  We also had a wide ranging share around “what’s next” that was easy in the way that Camp makes things easy between and among Campers – a very nice hold over.

I am going to try out my theory that writing down what I ask for makes it happen faster – and in the end, isn’t that really what vision boards [see:  8 Practices to Manifest Your Dreams]  are all about – Pictures and writing and engaging the subconscious with a big sign that says:  hey!  this is what I’m looking for.  Now fetch!

 

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Comments

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  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    October 31, 2015
    Tammy

    Thank you so much for just being who you are, which is amazing. I really appreciate the opportunity to walk along side you in this jounery. And our conversation yesterday was AWESOME. You are so right, We don’t just want one person, but a key group of people to support, influence and guide us along the way. You rock and I count it my pleasure to work with you!

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    October 31, 2015
    Tammy

    Thanks, Monique!

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 1, 2015
    Tammy

    Serendipity!! 🙂

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 6, 2015
    Tammy

    You have spoken so highly of Monique before and I know she has had a huge impact on you.

    This post reminds me that you are one of my key people, one of the mentoring people who is changing my life for the better. I hope to do that for others.

    It does take a village, doesn’t it, but more importantly is the village we create – the inhabitants, the people who help us rise up and up…..

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