Episode 094 You Are the Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

Who are the five people you spend the most time with in your life?  These people directly impact your life either negatively or positively.  The title of this podcast is a quote from esteemed author and personal development guru, Jim Rohn.

He believed, and many soon agreed with him, that your success, wealth, health and drive, to name a few, were the result of the people you spend the most time with.  The more positive people you surrounded yourself with the more positive you would be as well.  The same goes for wealth, health and success.  

His premise is sound.  For the most part birds of a feather flock together.  However, there may be subtle differences in the "birds".  They may have similar outlooks but their history may have impacted them in the slightest of ways.  

For instance, perhaps you have a group of five successful men and women.  They may all be wealthy because they know the basics of generating wealth.  However, perhaps one of those people was struck with a serious illness earlier in their life.  After that ordeal they chose to spend more time outside of work, perhaps in a different venue.  They still want to be and know how to be wealthy but maybe not to the extent of the others.

So that's why you are the average.  The five people you surround yourself with have been selected by you.  You share some commonalities.  Some of those are good and others may not serve you.  However, it will serve you to determine if those select five people are adding to your life.

Today's episode focuses on that very thing, using an interesting analogy to bring it to light.  You won't want to miss it.

Question of the Day

  1. Who are the 5 people you spend the most time with?
  2. Name one way they make your life better?

Action of the Day

  1. Add one more person to your life that helps you be better.  

Fyi, they don't need to be a physical person.  You can listen to a daily podcast  by someone or read the works of an inspiring author.