Goal setting is at the heart of every successful mentoring relationship.

Though the mentee might have a general idea of what they want to accomplish, they may not know the steps they need to get there. And that’s where the mentor comes in. Mentors help mentees set and achieve their goals — but the goal setting shouldn’t stop there.

Mentors should also set personal goals for themselves!

A good mentor/mentee relationship is a mutually beneficial mentoring partnership. The mentorship program should help develop a mentor’s leadership skills, as well as help the mentee learn, grow and improve their own skills.

If you asked two people with the same exact knowledge and background to brainstorm a solution to the same problem, would both have the same approach?

Probably not.

The way people approach problem solving tends to rely more on their unique thinking processes — not the problem itself. And each different thinking style has its own set of benefits. For example, one could offer an objective point of view, while the other provides an out-of-the-box perspective.

You’re probably set in the thinking skills you’ve adopted over time. And why wouldn’t you be? …

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “What should I do with my life,” join the club! At one time or another, we’ve all found ourselves feeling unfulfilled at work. It can lead you to question if you’re in the right job, on the right career path or even in the right industry.

If you’re feeling that way and aren’t sure which career path to take next, this article is for you.

Take a look at the Better Life Challenge today!

Listen, most of us felt societal pressure to choose a career path as a high school grad. But isn’t that ridiculous…

“What is my purpose in life?”

This is an extremely important and personal question that most of us come face-to-face with at some point. And it’s something that many, including those of us on Dean Graziosi’s team, believe is crucial to know to truly live our best lives.

When you live a purposeful life, you’ll live a better life because finding your life’s purpose is the ultimate motivator. It is your driving force. Your sense of purpose — that hunger — will take you places you never imagined you could go.

Join the Better Life Challenge and start today!


We all go through periods of difficulty. Sometimes the period is short, lasting only for a few days. Other times, a negative period can last for months or even years. When life throws you a curveball and hard times hit, it can be tough to bounce back. So, if you’ve ever found yourself telling your best friend or coworker, “My life sucks,” and meaning it, then this blog post is for you.

Life sucks sometimes. Bad things will happen in life — they’re inescapable. But a good friend will be there to remind you to take a deep breath because…

Progress: 1 word, 8 letters and infinite possibilities.

Progress is what pushes you forward towards your ultimate destination. It advances you closer and closer towards your goals. Some think that progress has to be a gigantic leap, but really, progress is any small step you take in the right direction.

Along your journey, you may feel like you’re not progressing fast enough or keeping up with those around you. But we’re here to tell you that’s okay — because even if you’re only making a little progress, you’re still progressing.

Today, we’re sharing 150 inspiring progress quotes to help keep…

Are you looking for good books that will change your life? If so, we’ve got just the list for you. We’ve put together a list of some of the best books about reaching your next level and entrepreneurship that will lead to a better life. These are some of Dean Graziosi’s favorite books that he regularly recommends.

These life-changing books present different perspectives and worldviews. Most of these great books are nonfiction, but there is one fiction book thrown in as well. …

If the word “teacher,” makes you think of blackboards, red apples and yellow pencils, you wouldn’t be wrong… at least, not fully.

When we think of teachers, we do typically think of classroom educators. But life’s teachers aren’t confined to the education system. Not at all! Learning doesn’t stop once you graduate high school — and it can take several shapes.

We are firm believers in self-education and continuous education here. Beyond the classroom, you’ll find teachers in all kinds of learning environments — as mentors, counselors, volunteers and online thought-leaders.

And students are increasingly looking for opportunities to learn…

Most of us want to feel more alive, empowered and positive in our daily lives. But how do we do that? Is there a secret? A top tip? A surefire way?

Honestly, yes. The secret? Surround yourself with positive people.

Now, this may be easier for some and harder for others. Whether it’s easy or difficult for you depends on the relationships you’ve cultivated throughout your life. But if you want to improve your happiness, your habits and your overall life satisfaction, you must surround yourself with positivity.

Why Personal Relationships Are So Influential

We need relationships on a very basic level. Close bonds increase our…

November is a month of gratitude, and Thanksgiving is the time each year when we think most consciously about what we are thankful for. What’s on your gratitude list? Did you make one?

Although it’s good to have a time of year to focus on gratitude, a gratitude practice and gratitude journaling shouldn’t just be limited to November.

Why Gratitude Is Important

Gratitude matters because it’s such a crucial aspect of looking at life positively. You can improve your mental health and increase your overall well-being if you practice gratitude daily.

How Do You Practice Gratitude?

If you want to consider expanding your thankfulness beyond November, a gratitude journal…

Dean Graziosi

Dean Graziosi is a multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur, and investor.

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