In getting ready for this episode I am course came across the Jim Rohn Quote. You know the one.
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with"
I actually came across an article that refuted that, the author saying that you shouldn't ditch friends that aren't on the same path as you, don't have the same drive as you. He basically said that having diversity of friends makes you more well rounded. He also said it was impractical, that you can't disassociate yourself from family or long time friends.
I have to disagree with him, on some level. I have a great friend who is my polar opposite in many ways. He wishes I would get a real job (not be an entrepreneur), mourns the fact we don't play hours of video games any more and worries all the time. However there are core values that go beyond business. He is kind, caring and funny. He would give you the shirt off his back. He will be my friend for many years to come.
However, I am actively looking to make new connections, friends and otherwise and I will make sure we share the same goals and drives, albeit, not in the same niche.
Productivity, failure and self worth should be tied to who you are internally. However, in the times we lack the ability to push through doubt and fear, it is going to be important to have a friend or family member who pushes you to go on, instead of giving up and falling into the comfort zone.
Today I talk about how to create that posse of positive pals.
What you will learn in this episode:
- Why who you hang out with impacts your view of the world
- Way for creating a new group of positive friends
- Famous successful friends through history
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