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How Those Around You Influence Your Success

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Don’t think the company you keep matters to your success?

Imagine you grew up in a household of lazy underachievers. Now imagine you grew up in the household of high achievers. How would your perspective be different today?

You can’t change your past, but you can influence your future by choosing the people in your life carefully. The people around you influence your beliefs, your expectations, your drive and more.

If you want to live an exceptional life it’s important to surround yourself with supportive high-achievers.

Here are 5 reasons to create a network of uplifting support

  1. People can be either supportive or unsupportive.

Have you ever noticed some people wish you luck but then seem to sabotage your efforts? There will be people in your life want you to do well, as long as you’re not doing significantly better than they are.

Have you ever heard these statements after announcing a bold goal or plan?

  • “Are you sure you want to do that? Remember that time you wanted to _______ and it didn’t work out?”
  • “What will you do if your business idea fails?”
  • “I could never lose that much weight. I like eating Tacos too much. It would be horrible to eat well for long.”
  • Are these types of statements truly intended to be helpful, or discouraging?
  1. Gain access to new people.

Those around you can introduce you to new people. One of them may ultimately become your mentor or be the business contact you’ve been searching for.

Every person you know already knows many people you don’t. These new people may become a valuable resource to you down the line.

  1. The people around you can teach you new things.

Everyone you know has something to teach you. Are you hanging out with the right people to learn the things you need to know? If you begin to look at your relationships you are either learning from people or your energy is being zapped. It is important to choose your company wisely.

  1. The people around you influence your attitude and expectations.

You can’t help but be influenced by those around you. It has been argued that you can’t rise above the results of the five people you spend the most time with. You can learn a lot about success from your social network.

Imagine you’re a real estate agent and you’re spending time with the most successful real estate agent in your city. You earned $100,000 last year, and she earned $1,000,000.

You call five expired listings each day and send 50 postcards each week to potential new clients. You come to learn that your new friend calls every expired listing each day and sends out thousands of postcards each week. She even has two full-time assistants to handle her incredible workload.

She’s also doing forms of marketing you’ve never even considered.

Consider how this can change your life. You suddenly realize that you’re not working nearly as hard or as creatively as you could be. You start to wonder what else you could be doing better. It’s an eye-opening experience.

The people around you matter.

Who are you spending your time with?

Are you choosing to spend time with those that inspire and support you?

Are you spending time with people that struggle with life and sabotage your best efforts to excel?

You have to power to choose the people you spend the most time with.

Choose intelligently and you’ll experience greater levels of success.

Here’s to creating the life you LOVE!


Torie Mathis helps entrepreneurs get from where they are to where they want to be by working smarter.  She is a best-selling author, Army veteran, speaker + trainer, and your mentor to creating the business+ life you love. She has cracked the code for creating a lucrative, independent business + an amazing lifestyle. She can help you with your marketing and business growth, your clarity and purpose and help you reach your vision of success. 🙂


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