Today as I was meeting and networking with my AMAZING group of women business professionals, I was thinking that it really does matter who you surround yourself with. As I sat there listening to their goals for 2012 and the excitement that each one had for their business this year, I was pumped up too! Not that I wasn’t before, but even more so because of the energy and excitement in the room.
So what if they all were “Debbie Downers” and all complained about their businesses, over time I would talk the same way. For most of us, we are a product of who we surround ourselves with. Have you ever heard the saying “You are the product of your 5 closest friends?”
This can be applied to ANY area of your life. You are the product of your top 5 business relationships. You are the product of the top 5 friends you have. Lets look at this deeper now. Lets take your top 5 business relationships for example. Do those top 5 have what you want and can help you get there? As an entrepreneur, you need that support and mentorship. Why listen to Uncle Joe and Aunt Suzie who are broker than broke and have nothing going on for themselves but want to express their strong opinions on you!
This is a harsh realization if you want more out of life but those around you are happy being mediocre. You have to step out of the rat race and the mold of what is “normal” and go find those who will encourage, support and help you get to the top selflessly. As I said this can be applied to every area of your life! If you want to be the BEST mom you can be, go get advice and support from someone you look up to that has what you want!
So as this New Year has started already, I have made it one of my goals to only surround myself with like-minded people and plug your ears to those who aren’t. After all, your ears are NOT garbage cans! This will help you stay focused, achieve more and help others more abundantly than you ever thought possible! So I end today thankful that I am a part of a group of like-minded women constantly striving for success and helping others achieve their goals. Here is to a prosperous 2012!
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