Have you taken a hard look at who you surround yourself with?
Do the people around you stretch you, weaken you or keep you stagnant. If you are on the road to success, then you want to make sure you surround yourself with friends, associates, business partners that will challenge you to be better. They will not always take your feelings into consideration. When your feelings do get hurt, it is up to you to decide what you will do with that information. You can either go sit in a corner and cry or you can pick up your emotions and go out there and make it happen. The choice is yours.
Key points you have the right circle:
1. Don’t always be the smartest person in the room. As much as your ego loves this, your ego will not be pushing your business to the next level.
2. Evaluate how much money you make and how much money your closest 5 people make. If you make the most money, find new friends, ones who are making the money you want to make. They will help take you to the next level.
3. People that care about your future and care about you. If you have relationships that are holding you back or secretly hating on you, find new friends. It is okay to cut them out of your life or at least distance yourself from them. Sometimes it may be our best friend, our family or those friends we have known forever. Go out there and shine without them.
Here is an excerpt from an article I found and this should sum it up:
Successful people associate with people who are likeminded, focused, and supportive. They socialize with people who create energy when they enter the room versus those who create energy when they leave. They reach out to connected, influential individuals who are right for their dreams and goals.
“You are the sum of the people you spend the most time with. If you hang with the wrong people, they will negatively affect you. But if you hang with the right people, you will become far more capable and successful than you ever could have been alone. Find your tribe and work together to make a difference in all of your lives. Tribes by Seth Godin is a great read on this topic.pulled from” http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/01/22/12-things-successful-people-do-differently/