My mentor, Jim Rohn, got me to realize that the secret to life was to work harder on myself than my job or anything else because then I’d have something to give people. Having a mentor is essential, as is getting the right one; they will inspire you to achieve more than you ever believed you could. Dave Sanderson found that mentor that helped him excel, and I was honored to help him take those lessons he learned and teach him distinctions that he used to become a true servant leader.