Updated: Apr 20, 2021
There’s a saying that says:
‘You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with the most’
I don’t know who said it or if it’s actually true, but it’s an interesting concept none the less. It suggests that the people you spend the most time with influence you and the things you do and have, including your attitudes and perspectives, your income, your intelligence, and your drive (or motivation levels).
If you stop and think for a minute, who do you spend the most time with on a daily or weekly basis? And do they influence you in a positive way, or are they holding you back?
If they tend to be positive influences, congratulations! You’ve picked well! If they are less than supportive, or a more negative influence, maybe it’s time to spend more time with other people.
Now, before you even think it, no, I’m not saying to disown your family or quit your job! Usually, when family or colleagues are the negative influences in your life, they are often the hardest to balance, but if this is the case, just spend as much time as you can with the people that lift you up.
It certainly can be easier said than done, but it’s always possible.
If you need some more uplifting people in your life but don’t know where to look, start by joining some local groups- maybe a book club or a sports team, or even a Bootcamp…
One of the things my Bootcamp clients tell me is that they love the fact that not only do they get a great workout, but they get to spend time with ‘their people’ too… Meaning, the group of people we have at Bootcamp are generally very kind, positive, intelligent, driven people, and spending time with them lifts them up, more so than the Bootcamp itself! (If you’d like to join us, get a free pass on our home page!)
Today's thought is more of a thank you to the people around me that have supported me through 2020.
I love that I get to work with some of the best people in the community (yes, I’m biased!). All of my clients are very driven, high achievers who are great at what they do, no matter what their field. They are all very positive (usually! They are still human and have their days), and will often be the first to put their hand up to help you out in any way they can.
So, if you’re reading this, and you’re a client, I want to say THANK YOU! I appreciate who you are, and what you bring to the table. Undoubtedly, I’ve learned a lot from you, and it’s been an absolute pleasure having you in my life this year.
Thank you for being you, and please continue to do so!