Mentors reveal their 7 ingredients for success

The Mentors: Carl Valeri, Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Jimmy Niggles, Mick Fanning. Photo: Supplied

The Mentors: Carl Valeri, Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Jimmy Niggles, Mick Fanning. Photo: Supplied

Melbourne’s most stylish men were treated to a night of life and style advice from Van Heusen Mentors, surfing legend Mick Fanning, Melbourne Victory Captain Carl Valeri, Bionic Fusion surgeon Dr Munjed Al Muderis and Founder of Beard Season Jimmy Niggles against the stunning backdrop of the Rooftop at QT in Melbourne last night.

 

VAN HEUSEN MENTORS BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

All mentors agreed there are essential ingredients in anyone’s quest for success.

GQ Australia Managing Editor Michael Christensen interviews The Mentors: Carl Valeri, Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Jimmy Niggles, Mick Fanning. Photo: Supplied

GQ Australia Managing Editor Michael Christensen interviews The Mentors: Carl Valeri, Dr Munjed Al Muderis, Jimmy Niggles, Mick Fanning. Photo: Supplied

SELF BELIEF

“It takes drive, determination and self-belief along with a good sense of humour. Remembering you can always turn something tragic into something good” – Mick Fanning

DEDICATION

“Success is a lifestyle choice. You have to make sacrifices. Be the first one there, be flexible, be the one that works harder than anyone else” – Carl Valeri

DETERMINATION

“Life is like a wheel of fortune. When you’re on top, it’s great. There will be times when you’re at the bottom of the wheel, but you need to keep striving to get back on top” – Dr Munjed Al Muderis

LAUGHTER

“A sense of humour is a necessity when trying to get through trying times. As is your family, mates or even your family pet. Surround yourself with the ones that give you unconditional love, advice and support” – Jimmy Niggles

LONG-TERM VISION

“Think about where you want to go but equally as important, where you want to end up. If you make money young, invest in shares or real estate. Think about your long-term future” – Carl Valeri

CONFIDENCE

“A confident man is a successful one. It’s a combination of self-belief and developing your own sense of style that will see you stand out” – Jimmy Niggles

LEADERSHIP

“A leader is not born. It’s your actions that make you into a leader. It’s being willing to take risks that no-one else would do. You do what you believe in, whatever outcome. That’s what matters.” – Mick Fanning

 

MORE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENING:

Dalton Graham, Josh Bozin & Scott Purcell. Photo: Supplied

Dalton Graham, Josh Bozin & Scott Purcell. Photo: Supplied

Jimmy Niggles & Jack Reynolds. Photo: Supplied

Jimmy Niggles & Jack Reynolds. Photo: Supplied

Espresso Martini. Photo: Supplied

Espresso Martini. Photo: Supplied

Jimmy Niggles. Photo: Supplied

Jimmy Niggles. Photo: Supplied

On the QT Rooftop. Photo: Supplied

On the QT Rooftop. Photo: Supplied

 

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