What’s The Ultimate Secret To Business Success?

The Biggest Tip To Achieve Success In Business and In Life…

My #1 biggest secret for success would be to always have a mentor and/or coach who has mastered the skills you want, and who has “what you want”.  For example, if you are in a network marketing company, find a mentor who is at the level you want to be at in your network marketing company.  Choose a mentor and/or coach who has mastered the skills you value, and who possesses the character and integrity of the person you want to BEcome. You may choose to have more than one mentor or coach depending on how many skill sets you want to master.

Where To Find A Mentor

If you are in a network marketing company, you will have many people in your company who will be happy to coach you.  As you follow their plan and get promoted, you will have many successful people to mentor with.  In any other business, hire a coach or start with a mentorship program.  When I started my network marketing business, I had a mentor within my company, however, I wanted to “get better” fast, so I joined a 6 month mentorship program for personal development.  They kept me accountable each week and taught me the basics of personal growth.  Having someone keep me accountable was imperative to my success. My mentor in my company kept me on track for my business goals and my personal development coach kept me accountable for my personal growth.

Here’s our video describing The Value of A Mentor:

The road to entrepreneurial success in truly a journey and there will be many “blind spots” on your road.  I truly believe having mentors in your life who have been where you are going makes the journey so much easier.  You must change and grow to become successful, and it will be uncomfortable, however, it does not have to be painful if you have an experienced mentor by your side.

Einstein said “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it” and John Fogg, who wrote “The Greatest Networker” said “You don’t know what you don’t know”.  Therefore, find an experienced mentor and trust the steps they lay out for your path, then “Go For It”!  Give it everything you got and Success Will Be Yours!


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34 Comments For This Post

  1. David Keane Says:

    Thank you Kellie for yet another inspiring post! From my own personal experience to date ( and I am just setting out on this path!), having a Mentor & friend to talk to makes an immense difference.

    Much appreciated,

  2. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Dave,
    It’s so wonderful to see you on our blog! I am so glad our posts are assisting you. Much aloha 🙂

  3. Val Wilcox Says:

    Absolutely spot on Kellie!

    A mentor is someone who has been through the same challenges and can guide you through those. There is accountability in this relationship. A coach is someone who will help you discover the answers within yourself, support your action steps and hold you accountable for completing them. Both have different yet coinciding roles in your growth. Never a need to go it alone with these people on your support team!

    Here’s to coaches and mentors in our lives!
    Val 🙂
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  4. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Val,
    Thanks for the clarification. I’ve gotten mixed up in the roles and I love the way you explained it! Much aloha 🙂

  5. Ryan Biddulph Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    Working with a mentor is the easiest way to shorten your learning curve.

    It’s actually one of my bigger mistakes too….my ego told me to do it on my own, and I may have delayed my success by not partnering up with an experienced home based entrepreneur.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan Biddulph
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  6. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Ryan,
    Yes, it is definitely the shortest way and the less painful way! I was unteachable at one point even though I had a mentor. It was the most painful experience of my life!! Thanks for your comments Ryan! 🙂

  7. GigiNJones Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    Very heartwarming video. Thank you for your transparency. Love the concepts you talk about it.

    You are greatly appreciated <3

  8. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Good to see you again Gigi! Mahalo for your comments. Glad you are enjoying them. Aloha 🙂

  9. Tricia Karp Says:

    Kellie, aloha!

    Yes, a mentor is money and energy truly well spent… an investment that empowers and keeps on giving.

    I love the Einstein quote! And your generosity of spirit, in the way you share here.

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  10. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Tricia,
    Thank you for your kind comments! I really appreciate you. Yes, it is one of the best investments anyone can make. Glad you enjoyed our post Tricia! Much love & aloha 🙂

  11. Karla Setchel Says:

    Hey Kellie,

    What wonderful advice! “Choose a mentor and/or coach who has mastered the skills you value, and who possesses the character and integrity of the person you want to BEcome.” I love this. Thank you for sharing your wisdom 🙂

    Many Blessings,
    Karla Setchel
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  12. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Karla,
    Thank you for your kind comments. I am so glad you gained some insight into choosing a mentor. I appreciate you! Aloha 🙂

  13. Jacqueline Gates Says:

    I totally agree, Kellie.
    Having someone to guide you stops a lot of reinventing of the wheel, and anyone who gets you as a coach cannot help but succeed.

    the goddess known as Jacqui
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  14. Kellie Says:

    Awe, you are so sweet my Goddess friend! Thank you for your support and I know you have had some incredible mentors in your life. I feel very blessed to have you in my life. Much love & aloha 🙂

  15. Jackie Ulmer Says:

    You are the ultimate in being a student and then a teacher! I have been blessed with many teachers, including you, my friend Kellie!

    Mentors show up everywhere, when one is open to seeing them.

    Some are just for one short lesson, and some are for a lifetime. There is no time frame on a quality mentor. Take the lesson and be better for it!

    Thanks for sharing!

    EXPECT Success!

    Jackie Ulmer
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  16. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Awe Jackie, thank you very much. I an open to receiving, especially from you! I love it when the student becomes the teacher too. It’s the ultimate compliment for the teacher!

    And yes, I agree when the student is ready the teacher will come! Much love & aloha 🙂

  17. Enomfon Says:

    Powerful stuff on Problem Solving and Mentorship! If the same mind grew on Personal Development, Experience and Emotional Maturity it could solve that problema and others down the road. Mentorship is one of the greatest roles of all time. Those who understand win all the time. Thanks for writing this, Kellie!! Aloha! xx Enomfon xx
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  18. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Enomfon,
    Thank you so much for your comments! So wonderful to see you here on our blog. 🙂

  19. Lisa Arnold Says:

    Thanks for sharing your biggest secret to success Kellie. Throughout life we have someone to help us: growing up we have our parents; in school we have our teachers; in sports we have our coaches; and so forth. It makes sense that we need someone to help us in our business life as well. I am so proud to call you my mentor!!
    : ) Lisa
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  20. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Lisa,
    I am so glad you are finding our blog helpful! I am looking forward to your continued success Lisa! Let us know how we can assist you further okay? Much aloha 🙂

  21. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Thank you Kellie,
    I am grateful to have discerned this early on (thanks to you teaching me!) On who to call upon if I’m in trouble. I’ve had a hard time in the beginning learning how to ask for help and as I waited while I was “drowning” in my own sorrow, you’d somehow know that I was. 😀 In my learning, I am thankful to operate from wisdom. Wisdom says “Don’t talk about what you don’t want to see show up in your life.” And like you said, with having “physical” mentors, they are the ones who help you to do this.
    So thankful for you…I’ve gotten better 😀

    With love,
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  22. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Shannon,
    You are so very welcome! I will say you have come a long way and I am so proud of you. Transformation is so incredible and has been such a joy for me to see you grow and become an incredible leader. Yes, you have gotten better and you on very much “on your way”. It’s all there for you now…I can see it and I know you can too! Much love 🙂

  23. Arlan Murata Says:

    Hey Kellie: Yes! A mentor and mastermind is key to our success. Appreciate your sharing your story about what it takes. Thx. Love your blog it has so much meaty stuff for people especially those in their own business.

  24. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Arlan,
    It’s always so nice to see you here on our blog! Thank you so much for your kind comments. It really means a lot as you have so much wisdom Arlan! Much love & aloha 🙂

  25. Krista Abbott Says:

    I completely agree that having a mentor is the key to great success. I can’t think of any successful person I know who got there on their own. All of them had a mentor – even if it was mentoring at a distance (like through videos, cds, books, etc). There are mentors. Nothing is quite like having a personal mentor that you can connect with and who can hold you accountable to those things that we have set as our goals.

    Thanks for sharing openly and transparently in your video. Appreciate you and all you do my friend. Glad to be in mastermind group with you so we can learn and grow from each other. The quote “You don’t know what you don’t know…” is great…and reminds me of our fellow mastermind team member – Kathy Jodrey…who added to that “…until you know, ya know!” LOL

    Take Care,
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  26. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Krista,
    So wonderful to see you on our blog! Your kind comments just touch my heart dear friend. I love being in our mastermind group with you! Thank you so much for all of your wise additions to our post! Much love & gratitude 🙂

  27. Lani Kee Says:

    Aloha Kellie, I enjoyed your post and video clip. I do here this numerous times and I know it is a requirement. We all need a footprint to follow. With a successful mentor it makes a big difference in our business or anything else in life. Glad I came by and thanks for sharing! Lanikee.com 🙂
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  28. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Lani,
    So wonderful to meet you here on our blog! Thank you for your kind comments. I am so glad you enjoyed our post and our video! Yes, mentors are essential. Thank you for stopping by. Aloha 🙂

  29. Faith Barnard Says:


    Love your blog. Yes, mentorship and masterminding mean everything. We must change our minds for lives to reflect those changes. You come across so well in your videos.

    I agree the personal touch and personal interaction is critical to really move forward in our lives. The journey never stops.

    Thank you for always bringing such insight and value to our network marketing community.

    An open mind creates miracles.


  30. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Faith,
    Thank you so much! You are so kind and I appreciate your comments on our videos! I often wonder…it took me so long to “get the courage” to just do them! Heehee 🙂
    Yes, the personal touch is necessary and really helps! It is my pleasure and I am so glad you are finding value and insight here on our blog. Much love & gratitude 🙂

  31. Kaye Flack Says:

    Thanks Kellie for sharing, yes its so important to have a coach and mentor , I have one and we work very closely together… Its fantastic a success principle that people dont use.. Appreciate your wisdom
    Kaye XOX

  32. Franklin Says:

    I read books from different resources and one I found was interesting that I found, it cost me a $1.00 and it was a used book from Harvard Business Review. It stated in one of the chapters that “Everyone who makes it has a mentor” anyway it was a eye opener for me. But, you have a different approach which comes down to my level, just by listening to you. You are a motivator and you are definitely on the right track about being real about and I appreciate that, thanks… it is very interesting subject.
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  33. Joe Cramer Says:

    With the help of a mentor I was able to actually start a business. Before I got my mentor who he asked not to have his name mentioned here at basically sat around unmotivated and did very little. I went had and saw this and started thinking there are a few people that I know who are ultra successful maybe if I came to them and asked will you help me. I was very humbled when they told me yes they would love to help me. The next thing I was on TV and got selected and my ideas what national. Thank you very much for your help believe it or not your video really inspired me. I wanted to take time and thank you hello my friend

  34. Joe Cramer Says:

    Thanks for the wonderful video inspired me to get a mentor as well I just wanted to leave a simple note saying thank you . My mentor help me started business but otherwise I would not have today.

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