There is always Magic in the Numbers!
It doesn’t matter if you apply this phrase to your personal finances or your business plan. The magic lives in the numbers. Ask any accountant — no really, go ask!
But — there is also magic in the number of people you surround yourself with. WHHAATT? Surely this cannot be true?
Well, let’s think about it. I don’t know your numbers on this topic, so you will need to fill in some blanks for me.
- How many people are you “friends” with on Social Media?
- How many friends do you have that you talk occasionally?
- How many friends do you actually see on a day to day basis?
- How many friends do you share your personal details with?
You should see a declining number as you answer these questions. True, for some people out there, the last 2 questions might be very close together, but certainly nowhere near Social Media.
So why do we care about this? We care because who we surround ourselves with makes a HUUGGE impact on our daily life. All I want to do is encourage you, and help you grow as an individual. It doesn’t matter if you take that on a personal level, or professional level — because what we are talking about here applies to all aspects of our life.
If you want to become a better electrician, you surround yourselves with Master Electricians that have been doing that type of work for years and years. If you want to be a better painter, you surround yourself with painters that have paint for blood! (You get the idea)
So who do you spend your time with?
How we spend our time is one thing, but the people that are closest to us will either help us grow or keep us from moving anywhere. In fact, sadly, some people we interact with could drag us down with them. Sad but true. Not everyone in your life wants to see you succeed. If you do, they fear that they will be left behind, and those people only survive in a pack formation. If you separate them from the herd, making them stand out, they will wither.
The types of people you bring around you should be there to help you grow and achieve new and great things. But keep in mind — you could end up, or maybe you already are, that person for someone else. Recognize the difference. If you are that person for another, be supportive and helpful — but don’t live there. You too, need to be inspired by people above you that can teach you and mentor you. It’s easy to stay in a safe place where people praise you and think you’re awesome! We all need a pat on the back from time to time; just don’t stay there all day!
So to wrap this up. Find people that you want in your life that can push you in the direction you want to go, and don’t forget to give back to the other guy/girl that needs help from you!
These are my thoughts for the day!