How do we continue to grow?

I have a saying that I tell my team and family, “You are the average for the 5 people you hang around with.”

surround-yourselfThis did not really resonate with me until I started attending a class with some pretty high achieving business people.  After the class, I have stayed in contact with some of these individuals and began instituting many of the things they do. It is amazing at the changes this has created in my business.

As a result, I have realized that even though I am self employed, I get more done when I am held accountable.  Therefore, I have an accountability partner that holds me accountable for doing the important things I need to do to stay on track. I also know that I need to continue to educate myself.  That includes everything from technology, social media and business acumen.

These actions have created an excitement in me that I have not experienced in probably 20 years.  In order to continue this, I know that I need to surround myself with people interested in growing. Being in the presence of this type of person is like taking a daily vitamin.  You get stronger and smarter, handle change better and feel better able to deal with the negative.

How do you continue to grow? I challenge you to look at the 5 people you hang around; are they bringing you up or down?

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