One of the quickest ways to change your results is to change who you hang out with! I know that sounds a bit mercenary and I’m not suggesting that you dump all your old friends but take a look at the people you spend your time with. And not just your friends, look at your business colleagues and your clients as well. Are they people who inspire you and who are getting fantastic results in their lives or are they downbeat, miserable, negative under-achievers?
I’m always amazed at how many people complain about their clients and the way they treat them and yet they continue to do business with them. I blogged about it a couple of months ago in Please Don’t Feed The Animals but I still hear people complaining about how their clients or even their competitors treat them. Why would you spend your precious time and energy with people like that? Are you that desperate for clients?
Perhaps the answer is yes, you are. Perhaps you believe that you don’t have a choice about who you do business with or who you associate with. So at the risk of making you really mad may I politely suggest that this is why you have a problem! You always have a choice.
We can all choose who we spend our time with and if you choose to spend it with people who are upbeat, dynamic, enthusiastic, highly skilled, motivated and believe in an abundant universe, don’t you think there’s a chance that some of that positive energy might rub off on you? Don’t you think that you might learn something from people like this? Wouldn’t you rather spend time with people who want to help you grow rather than people who want to drag you down to their level?
The question is, do you want to spend time with people who are a great example…. or a horrible warning? Its up to you!