Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement

Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement

by Ken Poirot

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Happiness. Success. Motivation. Influence. Inspiration.

We all want to have success and happiness in every area of our lives, as well as be a positive influence and inspiration to other people. But too often, we get lost in our resolutions to do just that, having no idea where to start or how to get there. Successful life coach Ken Poirot provides answers in this groundbreaking book, Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfi ll Your Greatest Achievement!

In Mentor Me, you will discover:

- How to formulate a plan to achieve your dreams
- Your personality style and how it relates to the personality styles of other people
- How to most effectively learn new information, motivate yourself, and others
- The two most powerful words in the English language and how to put them to work for you
- The best-and most effective-way to handle any conflict in life

Mentor Me delivers what other books only promise: real world strategies, techniques, and information that produces proven results! Easy-to-implement directives and personal life illustrations combine to provide readers with the pathway to success they have only previously dreamed about. Begin reading and following the plan found in Mentor Me today and step-by-step, you will transform your life!

Ken Poirot is a financial professional with over eighteen years' experience as both a successful financial advisor and sales manager. As the senior vice president and sales manager for Frost Investment Services, the brokerage department of Frost Bank (NYSE:CFR), he led his department to four consecutive years of double-digit revenue growth, increasing revenue by over 83 percent while substantially increasing the profi t margin. During these same four years, the financial advisors he coached increased their individual production from an average of less than $25,000 in revenue per month to over $41,000. Additionally, he has consistently increased sales by double digits as a regional manager at various other firms, including Guaranty Bank and JPMorgan Chase.
He is a coach, consultant, scientist, author, and public speaker, currently residing in the Houston suburb of Richmond, Texas.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153126166
Publisher: Ken Poirot
Publication date: 09/04/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 347 KB

About the Author

I grew up on Long Island, New York in the quaint village of Northport. After graduating from Cornell University with a B.S. in Microbiology, I moved to Houston, Texas to pursue my Ph.D. studies in Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center through UT Health Science Center. Upon receiving a US Patent for my reasearch, "Lipid Complexed Topoisomerase I Inhibitors", I left graduate school for a career in financial services. I have been fortunate to work for some of the top companies in financial services - some better known New York Stock Exchange listed companies like American Express, Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch (now part of Bank of America), JP Morgan Chase, as well as some smaller New York Stock Exchange listed companies like Cullen/Frost Bankers (NYSE: CFR) and Guaranty Bank (now part of BBVA, NYSE: BBVA). I realized my time working as both a financial advisor and sales manager with some of these top firms over almost two decades, exposed me to much high-level training which could be applied to both personal life as well as my professional career. I also realized many others might benefit from this information, so I decided to compile the best of this training in order to make it accessible and applicable for anyone who had an interest. I combined this with trial and error uses/enhancements (real world application), personal stories, real world experiences, and observations - all blended together to create the book, "Mentor Me: GA=T+E--A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement". The initial feedback I have received is this book is "succinct", "practical", "easy-to-read", and "easy-to-implement". My hope is everyone who reads "Mentor Me" can find something in "Mentor Me" to take away and use to have a positive impact on their lives.

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Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Useful and easy to understand. It was fun and an enjoyable read. I really liked the exercises, personal stories, and the ability to use this in my every day life. Anyone can take something away from this book and use it to have a positive affect on their life. I highly recommend it!
megHan-sHena More than 1 year ago
Mentor Me: GA=T+E For anyone who follows my reviews, my obsession with self-help books is not really a secret, but I'll share it again here: I have this thing about personal growth and read a lot of self help books.  Now, I know what you're thinking - so many of them are all the same.  That's true, but there are a lot of them that are different, or at the very least share things in a different way. I think this book falls under the latter.  I found this book to be very motivational - not only does it tell you what you can do to transform your life and the steps you need to take, but it gives you activities to do, encourages you to do them, and each activity empowers you.  I actually felt like Ken was standing there, tapping his foot with his arms crossed over his chest, waiting for me to do what he told me to do.  And I'm thankful for that.  Sometimes you need a gentle push, other times you need a shove ... and he's there when both are needed.   I read the book through in it's entirety, highlighting some interesting things along the way, then came back and did half of the activities so far and I have to say - I feel better for it.  This is a self help book that I suggest others read. "I have found we can learn something from just about anyone, if we approach others with an open mind, take the time to get to know them, seek out, and listen for what they can teach us." Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  Please remember that this review is my opinion based on my personal impressions of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one that you get out of it, what you put into it. It is very user friendly with activities and journaling sections to keep you involved and reminded of your ultimate goal. The principles can be applied to most every situation and would benefit most people. I can't think of anyone that doesn't want to fulfill their great achievement. Definitely worth reading. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Reese3 More than 1 year ago
I was drawn to the thought that you can reach your Greatest Achievement with Time + Energy. This book helps you to reflect, look inwards and outline what motivates you, your influences and how to utilize them to move forwards towards what you define as your greatest achievement all the while constantly remind yourself of your goals and achievements. I enjoy the fact that the book is interactive and encourages you to journal with in the book to really put your thoughts and goals to paper (you can also do this with an ebook and a personal journal) while exploring your different traits through quizzes. Personally I find this very helpful as it requires you to put thought to what you are reading and really search with in yourself to find the right answers making you more introspective. The book offers pertinent advice that is useful in everyday life in dealing with various situations and personalities. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a little insight into themselves and human nature. I was given a free book in exchange for an honest review.
avidreader85 More than 1 year ago
Mentor Me GA+T+E is a great book that will give the reader direction to help them reach their greatest life's goal. The author, Ken Poirot did a fabulous job writing this easy-to-follow book to help people figure out, not only what they want in life, but how to get there. This book shares a very simple formula that makes so much sense. You start by figuring out what you want to be your greatest life achievement, and then you work backwards using your time and energy to meet your goal.  Two of the issues that are discussed in this book that I found particularly helpful was the chapter on personality styles and learning styles. There is a Personality Styles Quiz that the reader can take to show them what is their personality style, the  strengths and weaknesses of their personality, and how they relate to other personalities. It also discusses different learning styles, so if you are in a business where you want to teach others, this helps you learn how to incorporate the different styles to make it easier for your audience.  It concludes by explaining how you can use the lessons in this book in the real world. One aspect that I really liked about Mentor ME, was it wasn't solely about elevating the reader, but also shared the importance of encouraging others.  This book is perfect for anyone who wants to live their life to the fullest and encourage others to do the same! I was given a free book in exchange for an honest review.
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement, by Ken Poirot, is a nonfiction self help book aimed at motivating readers to achieve their own goals so that they can be mentors for others. Ken Poirot shows that it is important to achieve your goals in life and to use your life to leave a positive mark on the world that will inspire others. In a bid to achieve your goals and be successful, it is very important to choose a mentor, someone you admire and look up to. It is also very important to know what you want to achieve in life and then break it down into measurable and achievable goals, and the time frame for achieving these goals. It also equally important to understand your personality and the personalities of the people in your life, both personal and professional, as this helps you communicate more effectively with the people who are going to be important in achieving your goals. Ken Poirot shows you how to achieve all of the above. Mentor Me is a practical self help book that shows you how to pick inspiration and use it to achieve your life goals. The book has practical quizzes and exercises that enable you to further understand the knowledge of each chapter, helping you to more deeply relate the knowledge in the book to real life situations. By sharing real life experiences, Ken Poirot makes it easier for the reader to see the practicability of the knowledge covered in this book and help them apply it to their real life circumstances. Mentor Me is a good self-help book with information that will enable you to attain success while positively affecting those around you and beyond.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite Ken Poirot’s Mentor Me: GA=T+E, A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement is a book designed to guide readers in the fulfillment of their goals in life. With eight chapters, an introduction, and a conclusion, it starts with a discussion on what the author considers as his greatest achievement in life. It then continues to elaborate on topics like time and plan management, understanding personality styles, considerations for effective communication, modality and motivation, coping with life, handling conflict, and integrated concepts applied in real world experiences. In the introduction and the conclusion, the author poses a number of questions that prod readers to look closely at their own personal goals in life. The book ends with the encouragement that something can be done to attain them.  If you are one of those people who want to do something to attain happiness and success in life, Mentor Me is a book that is specially written for you. Author Ken Poirot knows exactly what he is talking about because he has the real experience of fulfilling his goals in life. The formula, GA=T+E, where GA means greatest achievement, and T and E stands for time and energy, may seem quite simple, but the road can be lined with frustration and rejection. This is where the book becomes very helpful because it contains a wealth of information on how to get where you want to be in your life. I find the book especially interesting because it mixes an effective coaching strategy with lessons in life, as well as an interactive exercise that lets the reader immediately relate the lessons learned from this book to his own life experiences.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Teodora Totorean for Readers' Favorite Mentor Me: GA = T + E – A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement by Ken Poirot is a motivational book that proposes a formula called the Greatest Achievement which can be applied by anyone who aspires to achieve their ultimate goal in life. The author discuses one by one the tools needed for this goal; from how to use your time and energy to succeed to the importance of how to schedule your day to fit not only the activities related to your goal, but also those related to your personal life and well-being. Poirot shows readers other important tools, such as knowing your and others’ personality types, how to communicate effectively and positively, understanding how you and others learn, as well as what motivates you and other people. The book finishes with a few examples from the author’s experience, illustrating how he applied the knowledge in the book and with a conclusion summarising the main ideas.  Mentor Me: GA = T + E – A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement by Ken Poirot is clearly and succinctly written in an easy to understand and jargon free language. Although at first it may seem to be written for people working in sales, the knowledge from the book can be applied to any career one may have that involves working with people and meeting targets as well as to personal life. I enjoyed the fact that the book is conceived as a manual, so there are working sheets at the end of each chapter where readers can put down their own answers and goals adapted to their circumstances. As for what the Greatest Achievement is, in my understanding this can be anything one dreams of having in life (financial security, success, etc) but has postponed working towards achieving it. After reading this book and doing the exercises within, this might change for the better. Overall this is a great book, enjoyable to read and with useful knowledge.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Mentor Me - GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement by Ken Poirot is a useful guide that can used to motivate and inspire people in achieving happiness and helping others. The book reiterates the fact that we are all students of life and there might be many lessons that still require learning. This book is for those who are looking to bring about positive changes in their lives and it will walk with you through the entire process. The author integrates successful strategies to empower readers to become successful in their lives. Are you ready to transform your life and take it to the next level? The contents of the entire book can be summed up by reading this snippet: 'My Greatest Achievement (GA) in life is spending my Time (T) and Energy (E) helping, motivating, inspiring, and influencing others to create their own Greatest Achievement (GA). (GA = T + E: Greatest Achievement = Time + Energy).' This inspirational book is very useful to educators and therapists while working with students and people. The interactive exercises, personal stories, and observations in the book will help readers to review what they have read and work towards achieving their personal goals.  The book has simple ideas and methods. Nothing in the book is complicated to practice and incorporate into your daily lives. The author's eighteen-year experience has been put into the book and it will definitely have a positive effect on those looking for a change in their lives. Overall this is a motivating and inspiring book that will help change your attitude towards life and living.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite Mentor Me GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement by Ken Poirot is designed to work as a document that is essential living. A book that will help you decide on and attain your greatest dream while being something you can turn to more than just once when reading. The most common dream that people have is a truly happy life and sometimes to get that dream we know we need a little bit of help. I went into this book not knowing much about Ken Poirot, the author. I wanted to have a fully open mind for this self help book and I am pleased that I read it. You can tell that Ken Poirot has experience in coaching and financial services expertise - all of that comes together in a book that really does help and offers some pointers. The way that it is written and laid out is easy to follow and understand, which personally I find is the only way I want to read a self help book. When I sit down to get some help on a topic, I want to be able to understand what I am reading without needing a translation. Mentor Me gives me all of that and more. Anyone out there who has goals and wants help in realizing them - and that is almost everyone - should think about reading this book. It makes things seem possible and not overwhelming and will help give you a focus point.
Capri_Coker More than 1 year ago
Insightful, Helpful and Inspiring ''Mentor Me: GA=T+E—A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement'' is the kind of book that allows you to delve into self-discovery, success, inspiration, motivation, effective life management and experience in a wonderful way. Using a wealth of experience, knowledge and insight, Ken Poirot helps to establish a new way of thinking and acting that helps you to achieve the things you want in life... from a successful career to a happier outlook on life and everything in between. This is a book that mentors you in the best way possible by providing real life examples, age-old experience, proven strategies and techniques, and a simple thirst for achieving a life that you've always wanted.  The book is wonderfully written with a straightforward and easy to understand writing style. It's smart and practical, but insightful and thought-provoking as well. Mr. Poirot offers thoughtful and life-changing look at just how to take the reins on your life and start living the life you want and need. This was a fast-paced read that certainly offered words of wisdom and motivating guidance in helping me achieve my own goals in life. Overall, it was well worth the read and I would gladly recommend it to readers who want to get knowledge, insight and motivation for a successful life. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All my life I have heard about the power of confidence and success but before I found this book I never knew how to harness the true power. The perfect guide for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of  others. Helping anyone achieve their goals and dreams is a surely not a simple accomplishment. I must thank the author for putting such a book like this together in this simple and effective package. It was a brilliant read, and a life changer for many. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hands down, this is one of the most influential books I have come upon in some time. Ken is clearly a genius at helping other achieve their best while touching the lives of others.  Not only does this book gives readers the power to become an even more  successful person, but what makes this stand out of the crowd, is the way the author gets readers to believe in themselves. This one for me is a clear winner, very captivating and to the point and that's what I crave as a reader. So if anyone wants to be successful in life, then this book is their answer. Now with the help of this fascinating book, I can be of much help to others. It is good to be an inspiration and positively affect the lives of others and this guide gets you there beautifully.  What stand out for me most is how smartly Ken helps me to Understand Personality Styles. I believe this is one of the most important sections in the book. With so many great strategies, this book is certainly a gem and classic. A must read.
TateJackson More than 1 year ago
This review is from: Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement (Paperback) I don't usually go in for self help books. I've read a few and was left disappointed. That wasn't the case with this book. Ken Poirot gives you the motivation you need to get up and get done what needs be done. He makes you feel you may just be worth something after, all. This book will help you reach your goals. It's already helping me reach mine! I have to give this one 5 stars*****