|Will smith has said, "You can tell how far in life you'll go by the 5 people you spend the most amount of time with". Does your power circle look like this? If not, create your own version.|
I've been putting the final touches on my Artist Millionaire workshop (Only 5 days left!) and I've been thinking about the atmosphere that I want to create for it - one where we can all connect and share. This had me thinking about the people we choose to surround ourselves with. Our mothers have always warned us when we were young that, "you are known by the company you keep" which was used as a warning to stay away from the other kids that were constantly in trouble and heading down the wrong path. But as we've grown up and released our trouble making friends, there are still a few friends that you should be cautious of spending too much time with as they too can lead you down the wrong path.
We've all at some point in our lives had people around us who consistently seem to get knocked down by the blows of life - complain, lack motivation, stay stagnant and never evolve. You may love the people in your life and share many memories with them, but spending too much time with them will drain you as their lack of passion ultimately starts to creep into your life. It eventually gets harder to stay motivated and be grateful for the awesome things happening in your own life.
If you look at any successful person, they always have a network of friends around them who are successful as well. Here are 5 types of people that I believe should be in everyone's power circle:
The Jay to Your Kanye - This person has become a mentor in your life. You respect their achievements and who they are as a person. Stay around these types to soak up as much knowledge as you can in order to get to your next level of success.
The Confidant - This is the friend that can talk you off of any ledge. They understand who you are and what you are trying to achieve and will always be there to steer you back onto your path even when you start to drift.
The Professional Friend - Someone who is in your industry who you can bounce ideas off of, will give you insider's advice and who you can hit up networking events with.
The Good-Time Friend - Whether you're laughing with each other over a glass of wine, dancing at a lounge or just sharing a quick convo over text, this person makes you smile and laugh HARD. Being around them always brings positive vibes and lightens the mood.
The Accountability Partner - Whether you have hired this person (like a life coach or personal trainer) or a friend has self appointed themselves for this position, they are always there to be honest, keep you in check and making sure that you continue to hit your goals. Never allowing you to plateau or give up.
Some of us are lucky enough to have all of these in our inner circle or maybe I described one person. But, many of us are lacking a few or even all of them. If you can't think of any person in your life who falls into these categories, get out there and meet new people, create the circle that you want! There may be those that you have to cut ties with and others that you may have to see a little bit less. Either way, it's important to take an inventory of the people in your life and see if they are adding to or subtracting from it. Are the people in your life invested in you? Do they want to see you win? Picking and choosing who you want to spend time with is not selfish but the best strategy in preserving and protecting your dreams.
The Artist Millionaire Workshop is quickly approaching! This will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded people to add to your circle. Take this opportunity! If you haven't done so already, please click here to register.