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Align Yourself With Winners

The other day I was looking through several empowering blogs for women in business and I had an “aha.” Here it is: When you surround yourself with people who are at a level or two above where you are currently, it is easier to motivate yourself to aim toward and work toward those higher levels.

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My “aha” isn’t new, but one I had tucked away in the back of my mind. It reminds me of what motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I whole-heartedly agree with that statement, do you?

Think about it, who are your friends and colleagues? Are they as successful, ambitious and as motivated as you are? When you are around the five people you spend the most time with, are you inspired and encouraged to go for your goals?

Here’s what I believe: We all have choices. We can keep doing what we are doing and keep getting what we are getting OR, we can change what isn’t working into something more empowering and productive.

Yes, I’m saying you can change your friends.
Yes, I’m saying you can change your work environment.
Yes, I’m saying you can change your mindset about success.

Here’s another “aha”: You are one of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Do you regularly encourage and lift yourself up in mind, body and spirit to the next emotional, physical and financial success level?

Are you ready for a few empowering and productive suggestions?

1. Find a positive networking group of like-minded and success-oriented women. You can go to Meetup.com and check out the meetings in your local area. Look at the reviews and comments written by the members. Check out the website of the group’s organizer – is she a leader? Does it seem like a good fit for you? Will you be surrounding yourself with people who are at a level or two above where you are now?

2. Subscribe to the RSS feed of several empowering blogs for women in business. Make it a regular habit to read the posts and put the “aha’s” you discover into practice. After a few months ask yourself, “Am I reading blog posts that will help me reach my goals and take me a level or two above where I am now?”

3. Sign up for webinars and teleconferences conducted by the leaders in your field. You want to listen to women, and men, who can supply you with ideas, how-tos and suggestions to support you in achieving your goals. The best way to know when these leaders are conducting webinars is to subscribe to their newsletter. After participating in few webinars ask yourself, “Are these webinars and the time I’m spending listening to them helping to take me a level or two above where I am now?”

Here’s another suggestion – come join my new membership site at http://WomenEnjoyingSuccess.com You’ll have personal and professional empowering resources all in one place, me as your Online Success Coach and, you can Mastermind and network with like-minded success-oriented women in business. I know for a fact, you’ll be aligning yourself with winners!

Hopefully I gave you something to think about and some suggestions you can act on during the next couple of weeks. I’ll remind you of what Jim Rohn said: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Are you aligning yourself with winners?
 
 
 
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  • Sharon Michaels August 13, 2012, 7:08 am

    I love the quotation by Jim Rohn: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

    To me, that says it all!

  • Janet Hilts August 19, 2012, 7:35 am

    This is so right on, Sharon! It’s easy to hang around our peers, staying in the safe zone with people at the same level we are. Where it’s nice for the camaraderie, it’s easy to hang back together and make excuses for each other too. I know because I’ve done it! But hanging around people who are where I want to be —- THAT makes a real difference. Thanks for this great reminder.

    • sharonmichaels August 19, 2012, 7:51 am

      Thanks Janet – I agree with you totally!

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