Motivational Speaker, Jim Rohn says, “You become the average of the 5 people you spend the most time around.” The idea behind this is that the people closest to us can influence how we feel about ourselves, our businesses, and our success. So, if you’re the most successful entrepreneur you know, you might need something new! If you don’t currently spend any time with business owners you want to be like, you need to find some new people to spend time with, or learn from. I am NOT saying you have to ditch your friends and family. I am only saying that if you are not spending time with successful business owners (that are way more successful than you) as well, you are not getting better! Add some new relationships in your life. Maybe you have already noticed this! In fact, you might even find that net worth is a similar idea in that we often hang around people with similar net-worths!
So do some networking! Get around more wealthy people! Get around people who are kicking ass in their business! Get around mentors and coaches who are making the kind of money you want to make, and the kind of business you want to make. Read books, or participate in the programs, courses and seminars they create — That’s what I do!
I don’t know about you but here are the things I always want for my businesses:
- Full bank accounts.
- Great cash flow.
- Happy and loyal employees.
- Mind-blowing excellence in customer service.
- High profit margins.
- Great morale.
- Businesses that can run without me.
- Being able to walk into my business and spend time there because it brings me great happiness, love and pride, not because I feel as though I have to be there.
This means I have to hang around people like Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Brendan Burchard, and a few other coaches who I pay a LOT of money to teach me, so that I can continue growing my businesses and helping my clients realize their dreams. I read their books, and implement things I learn from them. I pay them all, I follow their social platforms, and I spend time with their programs and other materials because they are currently more successful and wealthy than I am.
So, what are you doing to improve yourself?
What are you doing to improve your business?
Think about it. The 5 people you spend the most time with can greatly influence you and your business success. Ask yourself: What kind of business owner do I want to be? Then surround yourself with that kind of positivity and success. Believe in yourself. Always be learning and improving, and watch how you’ll flourish.
I say this all with love; there’s a reason 80% of businesses fail in 10 years.
Have an incredible week.
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