I read recently that you are a reflection of the six people you spend the most time with. What a sobering thought! If you are anything like me, you grew up with the saying, “birds of a feather flock together” and your mom occasionally commented that she wasn’t so sure about the new friend you were hanging around. At the time, I thought how horrible she was, but as an adult, I can truly appreciate this concept.
In my business and triathlon life, I am surrounded by “big thinkers” and a team of business partners that “play a big game”. Who are the six people you spend the most time with? Do they empower you? Do they inspire? Will they push you to greatness? Or…do they listen to you complain and give excuses? Do they enable mediocrity?
Blair Singer, the author of Little Voice Mastery says this:
“Everyone of us has the capability of playing and winning a big game. Not everyone will. Little voices will determine the outcome. Other people’s advice, worries, jealousy, resentment, and even their neuroses will stand in your way if you let them.”
Who are the six voices you allow to influence you? Are they the voices of champions or do they quit when things get tough? Do they justify and deny reality or do they take responsibility for their actions? Do those six voices you surround yourself with push you further down the path toward becoming the best you can be?
Andy Lowe, Renegade Concepts
Andy Lowe has empowered people to achieve peak performance in business, teams, sales and relationships to maximize their potential, grow their bottom lines, and experience unparalleled growth. You can learn more about him at RenegadeConcepts.com