If you hang around with thugs - you will most likely become one.
If you hang with bullies, you will most likely become one.
If you hang with people who edify, uplift and have high integrity - this is what you will most likely become.
The words "game changer" is what is highly used in some circles. My words are, "Be a game changer not a gamer". Big difference between the two sayings.
The words - be a better you today than you were yesterday are also going around. People spout them off and if you take a really close look at their lives, over time and personal experience, you will truly see if they are better now than they were three years ago - one year ago and if they are a gamer or a game changer.
There are people, who run a business, who are scared to be transparent. You might think they are when you don't realize they are a gamer - they treat you with disrespect, they lie and tell you that they are doing these extraordinary things only they tell you not to tell anyone, They don't tell anyone either because these "things" don't exist. They are gamers.
There are some people who are just plain scared to be transparent because they think they might lose business if you see them as a person being personable. Some people have other reasons.
Then on the other hand, you have people who will confide in you what is coming down the pike because you are in their inner circle and they know they can trust you. Then, when the extraordinary events happen, these people post about them. They are game changers.
Regardless of their age, which one would you associate with? If you're not associating with these game changers - why not? If you want to go higher - learn from them. Some of the game changers don't want to be bothered with "free" mentoring - they want your money. Then, there are game changers who will mentor you for free - who will be your role model. If these people are mentoring you for free - show your appreciation with a handwritten note - not an email - and mail it to them if they will give you their address. Many have a business address. Call them on the phone and tell them how much you appreciate their work. Promote what they do to show your appreciation.
Mentor with someone who has already done what you want to do - not with someone who says they are "doing it". You may realize they aren't doing it but just out there trying to make a fast buck. You can only lead from experience and if a person doesn't have that experience find someone who does. In time, you will know the difference. Invest your time in finding the truth. Then, walk away and find someone who is truly living that truth.