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Kevin Guest: Seek Mentorship in Pandemic

Kevin Guest, USANA Chairman and CEO and author of All the Right Reasons, is featured in an article about mentorship on the Home Business magazine website on April 13, 2021.

“One of the undisputed secrets to my success has been following advice from mentors,” Guest says. “For over 20 years, Denis Waitley has been one of my mentors and dearest friends. His philosophy on winning and serving others rang true to me, and I have absorbed everything he has produced, which has taught me a tremendous amount about success.”

Read the full article on Home Business magazine’s website.

4 Steps to Finding an Influential Mentor

  1. Identify qualities you want in a mentor — and find someone who has “walked the walk,” so to speak
  2. Seek out a mentor and approach them. The worst thing that can happen is they decline.
  3. Be candid with your mentor on your goals and dreams. Help them understand and make the most of their investment.
  4. Follow the advice of your mentor. Make the most out of your investment.

Earlier this year, Guest wrote about mentorship on his blog. In 2018, Guest wrote All the Right Reasons, a book that includes 12 principles to living a life in harmony. Proceeds from the book benefit the USANA Foundation and its mission to feed hungry children. Each book purchase helps to provide 40 meals. Help us as we strive toward our goal of 2 million meals.

Who Are the Mentors in Your Life?

One of the greatest values of mentors, renowned author and speaker John C. Maxwell says, “is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.”

I’ve been fortunate to have had countless mentors in my life to help me navigate my course. I’ve learned and studied from brilliant individuals who have counseled and guided me personally and professionally.

One of my dearest friends and longtime mentors is Dr. Denis Waitley.

Over the past 25-plus years, we’ve spent hours talking about business, life, happiness, sadness, success, failure, and everything in between.

He’s mentored me as I’ve grown up in USANA.

Above all, he’s provided objectivity and honesty when I needed it most. I know I can count on Denis to offer wise counsel and to help me become a better version of myself—to get to where I want to be.

This notion of mentorship is something I’ve been thinking about lately, especially as I focus more on self-care. It’s so important to develop relationships with people who can help you grow.

Who Are Your Mentors?

For USANA Chief Sales Officer David Mulham, who talks about mentorship in some recent social media videos, Dr. Myron Wentz springs to mind (as he does for me, and as I’m sure as he does for many of you).

In a recent video, David asks: Who’s been significant in influencing the decisions in your life?

“It’s really important for people to know there are people out there, either directly or indirectly, that can really have an influence on you if you seek them out,” he says.

So who are the influential individuals in your life who have mentored you along the way? Please reply to this email to let me know.

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