About & why
Hi, I’m Chris, the Accidental Mentor.
AccidentalMentor.com exists to help show you how to elevate your financial strategy
That means providing you with the most effective approaches to achieve the ultimate objective
Whatever that phrase means to you
Independence – Location flexibility – Self-determination – Unfettered expression
What it enables is that you’re never compelled to spend your number one most valuable resource
On something that doesn’t further your life goals
Investing in yourself and creating wealth are essential pieces of the puzzle you need to put in place
Accidental Mentor is a source of guidance to help enable that
Not only will I share practical advice on effective real-world strategies
I’ll also share more tactical knowledge on how to set up habits, routines, and processes to get results
There is a value that comes from forging your future, instead of just letting life happen
The payoff is much more than dollars banked. It can be a powerful positive force in your life satisfaction even before you achieve ultimate financial freedom
Instead of being bound by the conventional – Invest in yourself
The defining moment was during a work trip – on a long drive to a meeting.
A colleague thanked me out of the blue for helping her get interested in wealth creation. Specifically making money work for her and planning for the future.
Not only was she now taking advantage of the companies 401K match. She had also set up a Roth IRA, a Vanguard share account and was starting to invest for long term growth.
She said I had been like a mentor on this subject.
I was so happy to hear that news. Not for the thanks (that was great for sure), but for the fact that she was taking positive action on such an important life strategy subject.
On a previous trip, I talked about how I made my money work harder. How important it was, but how so many people neglected this fundamental subject. Usually out of lack of interest, lack of knowledge, lack of time, or fear of the complexity of the subject.
I had touched on understanding investment risk. The risk of inaction as well as market fluctuations and the power of time and strategy.
At the time she had asked a bunch of questions. So later after the trip, I shared some links to books on the subject that I have read over the years.
My colleague had not only been reading about personal finance. She also started to listen to a podcast that built on the basic advice I had shared.
I had not realized I was mentoring her at the time, it made me think.
Over the years, people are going to ask your opinion, and for advice on different topics. That’s happened to me for sure. It never occurred to me (until I started this site) to seek out people to become a mentor to. That’s another reason why it feels accidental.
I guess it’s common this way – you don’t always pick someone to mentor. You can fall into the situation often without even realizing. It’s usually not formal at first with any kind of scheduled structure.
Maybe you’re more of a role model or hold a leadership position.
Either way, integrity and transparency matter. That’s why people seem to pay attention.
My intuition gives me insights into people and situations that I’ve learned to trust. Besides that, I like people and have an inbuilt desire to help rather than manipulate.
That seems to fit well with mentoring.
It may be accidental to me but it’s a happy accident!
Turning accidental into deliberate
If I could help one person, maybe I can help many…
I know for sure that the need to acquire money is one of the problems we all face. I also know that strategies to make money and to make it work for you are life skills barely touched upon by traditional education and still poorly understood by may of us.
If I can help some people achieve financial freedom faster and easier – I’d consider that a worthwhile use of my energies.
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