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It is common knowledge that in the animal world it is the elders who teach the younger animals where to get their food, how to hunt, how to protect themselves and how to behave.

The young ones need role models to learn how to sustain the family, pack or herd.
Without the guidance of the elders young animals don?t know how to live and succeed in their environment.

In old cultures it used to be the elders who gave guidance and direction to the youngsters, by taking them under their wings for a certain period of time, during which they were taught about the wisdom and traditions of the tribe.

All this feels so completely logical to me that I started wondering about how this works for us humans in today?s modern world. In our society and in our schools we are being taught a very limited amount of knowledge.

The question is do we get the guidance and the direction that is needed from our elders? Do we learn the things that really matter in our lives? Isn?t it necessary that we are being taught how to live our dream or passion by people who have walked that path before us and who have proven that they made something of their lives.

Mentoring and coaching are not a deep-rooted part of our culture. Only some people seek guidance and many of those start seeking it when they got stuck or when they are close to some sort of crisis.

Very few people in the world accomplish something in their life that is close to their dream or passion, because most people solely build their experience on the number of mistakes and errors that they made during their lives.

The clever path to take is of course to find somebody who has been there before and seek their help for guidance in order to become the person you want to become.

An interesting phenomenon is for instance that Mike Litman, in his business / self improvement radio show in New York, interviewed more than 23 top American CEO?s who were all extremely successful, very, very wealthy and they all asserted to live their passion. Mike found out that all twenty three of them had one thing in common. They all had exactly the same success secret.
They all sought guidance at some stage in their life. They all decided they needed a mentor.

Don?t you think you do, too?

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Tips to get a free gift card

Let’s first know what free gift cards are and why merchants, both online and physical stores give them to their regular customers. It should be noticeable that nothing in this world can come totally free, so often the people who make out free gift cards make their money somewhere else.

The first few factors you need to know about free gift cards are they are kind of expenditures on advertisements. Stores will give them for two major reasons; retain an current customer and for recruiting new ones. Gift cards are actually a giveaway of a part of the profits they made in some purchases you made earlier. If you can produce evidences to show your purchases and the store has a free gift card program then you will be entitled to receive these cards which you can redeem at the right time.

Buying all your needs from the same store has advantages, especially at the time they issue free gift cards. Stores usually make some extra efforts to reward loyal buyers even if that means giving away freebies. So keep to the same store every time you make a purchase, but take care to see that they dont overcharge you for the regular purchases. The other thing you need to understand is whether they have a regular free gift card program and how often they do it. The ones with regular programs should work fine for you.

Stores will often insist upon producing evidences to show that you have made substantial purchases to give you free gift cards, so retain the receipts or bills to avail gift cards. Not always gifts are 100 % free as you might imagine them to be. Sometimes a discount card can come as free gift card and you will be required to make a purchase to use these cards. It is always prudent to find that out before you make any buys.

Free gift cards are not exclusive to physical merchants. Even online stores give gift cards and they are usually straight forward. They will let you know about it even before you make the first purchase. The processes are normally transparent with little information being hidden from the customers.

Some gift cards are not transferable and may be linked to credit cards. If you have a credit card see how much you will save after you have provided for credit card services. The Internet is the best place to look for free gift cards because you get the chance to compare many offers sitting in the comfort of your home.