We love this interview clip with Kristen Laidig, where she explains the impact of surrounding yourself with the right group of people. And keep reading for our thoughts on the subject too.
Kristen offers the advice to surround yourself with people who emulate what you want in your life as the saying goes – you are the sum of the five people you are closest to.
Kristen personally found herself surrounded by people searching for the easy button and who weren’t willing to do what it takes and press through, even if life smacks you and blindsides you. She decided to be around people who lifted her up, supported her and who kicked her butt when needed. And through that, her life changed and more success came her way.
We wholeheartedly agree with Kristen…and sometimes that means making difficult decisions in your life regarding friends, business colleagues and even family.
Invest more time in the people who want to see your success and strive for success themselves. Cultivate business relationships with likeminded people through social media, but make sure to make real life contact too. Attend conferences, networking events and your circle will naturally grow.
It takes time and effort, but the end results are well worth it. Remember, this is a long game and those relationships will serve you in so many ways…both business and personal.
When it comes to friends and family, it doesn’t always mean you have to cut them out of your life completely…and sometimes, it’s not even possible. But if you find yourself giving more than you take or they are a drain on your energy, give yourself some space. Don’t engage in drama and build your friendship circle with more people who match the energy you want to put out in the world.
Every little bit you do to surround yourself with likeminded people will make a big impact in your focus, outlook and success.
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