The best people…

Good Evening,

I hope everyone is staying safe and well. Today I want to talk a little bit about who you associate with, and the impact it has on your business and life. I have been thinking about this a lot lately since I, like many others have had limited interaction with other people for the last (in my case) 15 days. During that time I have only really talked to a handful of people directly. My staff, my business partner, my mother and a few friends. I am not going to lie at times it has gotten lonely and I found myself tempted to start idle conversations with other people I know just to have someone to chat with. I have fought that urge for the most part because I know that (and this isn’t necessarily a judgement of them as a people, many of them are good people) they will just affect my mood with negativity, or just serve as a distraction that I don’t need. It made me think back to the old saying about how you are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

Personally I think that clich√© is nonsense, but I think the point it is trying to make is valid. There is probably no greater impediment to success than having toxic people in your bubble. Its hard I know. Particularly if it is close friends or family, but it is crucial not just for your success in business, but as a person to make sure the people you let in to your life are people that at the very least do not diminish you, but instead improve you. I feel like the message here has been very judgmental; it isn’t meant to be. Just because you don’t need someone in your life at the moment doesn’t reflect on them as a person… we are all on different journeys and we aren’t all meant to journey together.

Take a look around your life, and spend as much time as you can with the people that matter and make it better and minimize the ones that son’t as much as possible, you will limit your success until you do.