How Mentorship Can Help You Win

Having a mentor can set you on the path to success in a major way. In this piece, we’ll be hearing from our founder, LJ Aguinaga, about his experiences with mentorship and how it helped him find his path.


Around 2016, mentorship completely changed my life.

Before that, I didn’t really have direction. I was in real estate, I was doing okay – even well by most standards – but I didn’t know where I was going.

I didn’t have a system in place, I didn’t have real goals, alignment, anything. Around that time, I had a meeting with somebody who said, “Look. You need to double down on these things, and your life is going to change completely.”

This person happened to have started an organization called M1. His name is Rock Thomas – shout out to Rock!

By going through his program and getting familiar with his framework, I realized that once you have systems in place, once you actually know where you’re trying to go, it’s much easier to align yourself and your life to get there.

If you never put out what you’re actually looking to get in life, you’re never going to receive it, because the world needs you to actually put it out first.

Write it down daily, and with that, you will be much more in line to actually get there. If not, it just stays in the “dream” section of your life – it’s not an actual goal.

So, through Rock’s mentorship, I was able to meet somebody named Jeff Cohen, who introduced me to new real estate systems. He became like a coach to me.

All I’ve tried to do over the last few years is replicate what Jeff Cohen has been doing. Implementing all of the systems, mirroring the way he approaches his business. 

So, by finding the right mentors in your life, by aligning with people that have already done what you are looking to do, you’re going to be able to get there much faster.

Some of you might be thinking, “Hey LJ, I don’t have the money right now for a coaching program or mentorship program. “

My answer to that is: just reach out to different mentors. All you need is somebody who is a little bit  ahead of you in life – they might only be one or two chapters ahead of you.

And with that, you’ll be able to catch up that much faster.

Another important saying is that you are the average of the five people you spend the most amount of time with. Therefore, if you surround yourself with people who play life at a higher level, you will naturally fall into step.

All this to say, I strongly recommend getting a mentor, whether its for business, life, sports, anything. 

When I was younger, I played baseball for years and years. I had a coach that entire time, leading me and my team to success and helping us strategize. So why would I go the rest of my life without one?

The same applies to anyone reading this. You don’t have to walk the path alone. In fact, you’ll get to your destination much faster if you have someone to learn from and emulate.

Want to chat more about mentorship and chasing your goals? I’d love nothing more – so reach out! 

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