You need mentors and you need to mentor others
Make sure that your Yodas (or mentors) are in a position that you want to be in one day.
Are they successful? Can you trust them?
Do you enjoy their company? Can they offer you constructive criticism so that they can help you to seek continuous improvement?
Wildly successful entrepreneurs have mentors
Hewlett mentored Steve Jobs and Steve Jobs paid it forward too by mentoring Marc Benioff from Salesforce, which is now the largest employer in San Francisco.
Behind every successful business person: a great spouse
You are a team and you have likely only gotten to where you are in life because of their mentoring. Listen to them and thank them often.
Your spouse knows what makes you happy in business.
Remind them often what your business passions are. In return, They will remind you what you love in life and reinforce and hence help guide
Your spouse is your ultimate confidant and life coach
Only your spouse can help you achieve your long term goals. So thank your spouse often as you will never get a better life coach / Yoda.
Give and you shall receive.
First of all it is the right thing to do as others helped you to get to where you are today, but by mentoring others you also reinforce your core beliefs.
I'm so honored to be on the board of a wonderful charity
Its mission is to eradicate poverty through scholarships to those that are less fortunate. Core mission: “Don’t expect to accomplish your dreams unless you help others accomplish their dreams."
People are flattered when you ask them to mentor you.
They almost always say yes when you ask them. Ask and you shall receive mentors. They will help you achieve your goals in life
This is worth repeating:
“Don’t expect to accomplish your dreams unless you help others accomplish their dreams.”