Power of Networking: How I Got Mentored by Patrick Bet-David
Do you believe the power of networking will get you closer to anything you want? I come through an immigrant family originally from the Philippines. ?? My sister and I were born in Chicago. Literally we have zero support network or family to look up to or lean on.
What we have is what we work hard for. There is no one in our family to give us a “head start” or financially seed our dreams. Whatever THAT may be. One thing that is always in your control are the people you choose to surround yourself with.
As the saying goes, “Show me who your friends are and I’ll show you who YOU are”. And of course, “Your income will average the 5 people you surround yourself with”.
I was earning $19k/year at the last year of my active duty enlistment as a Sergeant in the Marines. I transitioned out of the Marine Corps and was a single father with custody of my son.
I did college for 2 years without ever finishing using my GI Bill. I needed to succeed now, earn money now and I didn’t have time to waste.
Power of Networking – Who Do You Know
Here’s where the power of networking was a tremendous accelerator for me. My sister Jocelyn was working as the Director of Ministry for Pastor Dudley Rutherford. She brought me up in conversation as he was looking for a new campus pastor for their new church in West Los Angeles.
I quickly laughed at the possibility of ME ever being called a “pastor” and thanked Pastor Dudley for even seeing me in that capacity. That’s when he said, “You need to meet the Iranian version of you.”
How so Pastor Dudley? “He’s over 6’4″, was in the military and in finance as well,” he said. Really? Funny thing he told Patrick Bet-David the same thing about me.
“You need to meet the Filipino version of you,” to Patrick. Soon enough Patrick Bet-David, long before being the host of Valuetainment the #1 YouTube channel for Entrepreneurs, reached out to me. It goes to show that you are only ONE conversation away from getting everything you want.
I’m so thankful for having the honor of being personally mentored by Patrick Bet-David. He’s helped collapse 15-20 years of mistakes I would have made into a success curve. My wife and I have had the benefit of this over the last 2.5 years. Check out our Facebook page and Instagram to see the progress.
It’s not what you know, but who knows you…and who do THEY know!
We look forward to more! Go put the power of networking into play for you. Don’t be afraid to ask but be prepared to first give value to others.
Life gives to the givers, takes from the takers and has a very accurate accounting system!