Who you spend time with is who you become

I’m sure as an Entrepreneur, you know that people around you matter a lot, but are you aware how much they ACTUALLY matter??

According to Jim Rohn ‘you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with’… so they matter a lot more than we pay attention to, or ever truly consider.

You might have heard Jim’s quote before, and you might be aware that who you surround yourself with plays an important role in your life, but have you ever really reflected on the impact the people closest to you have on you?

Think about the 5 people who are closest to you?

  • Who is encouraging you to strive for the highest mountains?
  • Who always has your back?
  • Who inspires you?
  • Who challenges your thinking in order to help you learn?
  • Who is already living the success you are striving for?
  • Who helps you to be the best version of yourself?
  • Who is dragging you down?
  • Who sucks all of your positive energy up?

If the 5 people you are sharing most of your valuable time on this planet with are bringing a lot of excellent value to your life – through being supportive, encouraging, inspiring, motivating, challenging – A MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU! You are indeed either very lucky or have chosen very wisely – nevertheless it’s excellent news!!

If however results of this reflection aren’t looking so rosy, you might want to spend a little more time considering what you need more of and what you need less of in your life?

This isn’t about cutting ties with your friends or abandoning your family members, this is simply about balance and awareness of the life you are creating for yourself via the influence of others.

If you want more success (whatever success means to you of course), you need to invest more time in building relationships with people with the right mindset and energy.

By spending more time with people who have what you aspire to have, or who are what you aspire to be, you won’t only gain a similar mindset, but you will learn how to live in the reality you are striving for.

If on the other hand you have big plans for life, but you surround yourself with negative Nelly’s, energy vampires and people with a lack of ambition, it will be very hard for you to turn your dreams and ambitious goals into reality.

As with everything in life………………the choice is yours!

Nina Szewczak