The Mentor’s MasterClass Interviews Return

A few years ago when I started down this path of personal development and learning success principles, one of the first things I started doing was listening to interviews of successful people.
 
My truck used to look like a giant cd rack.
 
I had case after case of CD’s that I’d either bought, been given or downloaded online.
 
Every day on my drive back and forth to my drafting job I was listening to interviews with people I admired and respected for what they had accomplished.
 
Then, a couple of years ago I decided to start doing my own interviews, and as so often happens when you make a decision, the universe starts to conspire with you.
 
I had made a “wish list” of the people I wanted to reach out to and invite to be interviewed for the Mentor’s MasterClass.
 
I hadn’t even conducted my first interview, when a friend of mine told me about an evening event with one of my favorite teachers and a star of The Secret.
 
Dr. John Demartini was going to be in town the following night, so I made sure I was there, and we sat front row.
 
After the presentation I told my friend I wanted to go get a photo and to ask if he’d be open to being interviewed.
Dan & Dr. Demartini
 
All went well, I got my photo, asked my question, and he said “sure, just contact my assistant and arrange a time.”
 
This is the part where I learned a valuable lesson in being assertive and asking for what you want.
 
My friend pipes up and says to Dr. Demartini:

“You’re here for your event on the weekend aren’t you. What are you doing tomorrow?”

 
Being a bit quiet and reserved, I was a bit shocked by her boldness, but even more shocked when he said “yeah, I could probably make some time in the afternoon.”
 
He told me to call his assistant and book a 30 minute interview the next afternoon. He said he’d meet me at the hotel he was staying at and we could just do the interview there.
 
Needless to say I was both starstruck at meeting a mentor and idol, and panicked because I still didn’t even have my first telephone interview done, and this was a face to face interview with someone I had put on my “hopefully someday” list.
 

There’s a couple of lessons to take-away from that last sentence.

 First, don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. You’ll never know what someone is willing to do unless you ask.

Second, don’t assume people are unreachable just because they’ve reached a certain level of celebrity or success. In fact, in the past few years I’ve discovered that some of the most successful people are also the most generous and accessible people – especially if you’re doing something that provides a benefit to them.

In the past couple of years I’ve had conversations with multi-millionaires that were the result of a simple comment on a Facebook post.

Finally, the third lesson is to just get going. As one of my mentors likes to say “You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going!”

I was by no means smooth and polished for that first interview, and I’m still not, but I won’t ever be if I don’t practice either.

And the only way to get better, is to get into action.

In the span of just a few weeks I had lined up half a dozen other interviews over the phone with mentors of mine. Before long I had 7 or 8 interviews completed and I was putting together a product called the Mentor’s MasterClass Sessions which was to be a monthly interview membership program.

Unfortunately, I did like a lot of people do, and let a small hurdle stop me in my tracks. After the first burst of energy, I didn’t have any interviews lined up, and another product I had launched with high expectations didn’t become the home run I had expected and I let it take the wind out of my sails.

I’m human.

Sometimes despite all the work on myself, I still fall back into stinkin’ thinkin’ and that took me off my game.

It’s been a couple of years since my last interview, but I’m happy to say the Mentor’s MasterClass is BACK!

Yesterday I did my first video interview, and I recorded it so you can watch it too.

I plan on doing these at least monthly and if you sign up on the form under the interview you’ll be notified of all future interviews also.

Yesterday’s interview was with my new Millionaire Mentor Mr. Darren Little. Darren has a fascinating background (everything from Baywatch to Bingo – you have to hear his story) and is now one of the top leaders in the direct sales, online marketing world.

When you watch Darren’s interview, be sure to take great notes, and when you’re done you can click the links on the page to hear that first interview with Dr. John Demartini which is full of insights into the mind of a truly amazing man.

 Click the link and watch the interview now before the next interview replaces it.

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