Hello SOTGC community,
I recently attended an event at Cal State University San Marcos called the “Mentor Advantage.” While I was listening to the wonderful panel I got to thinking about how I’ve found my mentors, or connected with higher-ups in companies to sponsor me. I realized it was all through hard work…and golf. The hard work got me noticed, but the hours spent building relationships, trust, and rapport on the GOLF course was where the real mentoring for my career happened.
When finding a mentor the first step is to see if you have some sort of connection with the person who will coach, guide, support, promote, and champion your, right? So what better way to figure that out than on the golf course? I’m sure if you are a mind reader you could build that relationship over a cup of coffee, but how often do we see Warren Buffet at the local Starbucks? Probably less often than on the golf course. Obviously Warren Buffett might not be your mentor, but someone potentially as great could be waiting for you on the golf course.
So if you already play golf, start playing in the corporate scrambles. If you don’t play golf yet, and you have been trying for AGES to get the attention of that manager, VP, or C-Suite level executive so you can make that next step up in your career, check out the workshops highheelgolfer puts on. If you don’t live in San Diego check out Get Golf Ready sponsored by the PGA of America. It’s never too late to get into golf, nor is it too late to get ahead in your career. Remember the secret to my success is hard work and golf so go out there and give it a try!
If you have any questions about getting into the game as a beginner or even more technical questions as a seasoned golfer please don’t hesitate to ask firstname.lastname@example.org also sign up to be a highheelgolfer and receive golf tips and business golf advice via email at www.highheelgolfer.com.