I didn’t intend it that way...
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized how my friends both opened and closed every important door in my life.
I've seen some incredible changes in my life over the past six years. I've come out of major depression, found an incredible man, graduated from college, got my first full-time job and held top numbers in every role I held there, then left to launch my own company and saw incredible success the first year including unprecedented revenue and my first published book.
Every single thing I've accomplished can be chalked up to one concept: the people I started surrounding myself with in 2010! I met my (future) husband in 2010 and my mindset began to shift regarding life in general. I attended several wealth-building seminars in 2012 and found a new group of individuals to spend time with. Then I met the sales trainer who opened my eyes to the possibilities of life in 2014.
The more I've read, listened and learned, the more I've realized that there's a common denominator to every single success guru's combination: your friends. As soon as I recognized this, my life began to change very quickly. Yours can to.
Very few people realize how calculating I am about who I spend my time with, and who gets the opportunity to play a major role in my life. After every encounter with someone I sit down and do a mental check - do I feel invigorated or exhausted? Encouraged or drained?
Just because someone was a good fit in my life nine months ago doesn't mean that person will continue to be a good fit and continue to be someone I want around to help me achieve my goals and I highly encourage you to do the same. Every time you finish an encounter with a friend or an acquaintance, how do you feel? Is this a person you want to continue associating with? How will they help you achieve your goals?
If the answer is anything but a resounding YES, it might be time to start limiting the amount of time you spend there. This doesn't mean you have to eliminate them from your life, but it does mean you can make a conscious choice not to spend as much time in their society.