7. The Law of Design - General Concept:
To maximize growth, develop strategies. To maximize growth, you must develop a strategy. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you will fall into someone else’s plan ...and they don't have much planned for you?”

15. The Law of Contribution - General Concept:
Growing yourself enables you to grow others. If you are not doing something useful with your life, it doesn't matter how long it is.

13. The Law of Modelling - General Concept:
It’s hard to improve when you have no one but yourself to follow.  You can’t learn from someone who hasn’t been there before so find people who have been there. Find a mentor and coach.

When you find a potential mentor, these are you're following responsibilities: 
1. Possess a teachable spirit. 
2. Always be prepared for the time you get with your mentor. 
3. Set the agenda by asking great questions.
4. Demonstrate how you parent from your time together. 
5. Be accountable for what you've learned.
6. When you show fruit of change in your life because of your time with them, they are inclined to invest more in you.

The responsibility of a mentor: include always helping them become more than they are, not to try to make them something there or not. Focus on:
1. Strengths 
2. temperament 
3. track record 
4. passion 
5. choices 
6. advice 
7. support, resources/people 
8. game plan 
9. feedback 
10. Encouragement


When you visit a mentor for a second time make sure you have the answers to the following before you ask questions. 
1. Here's what I asked you last time. 
2. Here's what you shared with me in response. 
3. Here's what I did with what you shared. 
Now can ask more questions?
John Maxwell (page 29)

If you discover what you want to do, start finding people who do what you want to do with excellence. Then do what you must to learn from them and pay them for their time if necessary. 
1. Be consistent. Meet purposely every month for someone who can teach you. 
2. Be creative. Start with their books if you can't meet them in person. 
3. Be purposeful. Spend two hours of preparation for every hour of interaction. 
4. Be reflective. Spend two hours in reflection for every hour of interaction. 
5. Be grateful. These people are gifts to your personal growth; be sure to let them know.
~John Maxwell (page 28)

Ones philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes.
~Eleanor Roosevelt (page 13)

He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens.
~Carl Jung (page 25)

Every successful person I've met has a strong sense of his or her unique abilities and aspirations.
~John Maxwell (page 21)

Taking the steps necessary to live your dreams and do what you want to do will cost you. Are you willing to pay the price? Most people aren't.
~John Maxwell (page 31)

People who get ahead look for circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them.
~John Maxwell (page 26)
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