Is your inner circle helping you succeed? Learn the five people you need on your team so that you progress toward your goals and avoid getting stuck in bad habits.
Think about your friends, your acquaintances, even your family members. Now—and this might be difficult—look at the quality of people they are.
If they’re in average jobs, have average relationships with their significant others, are in average physical shape, or have an average paycheck, then you are not surrounding yourself with the right people to help you get to where you need to be.
Some people lean on unhealthy habits because they don’t have the right people in their life. These patterns can really get in your way and push you further away from your potential. If you want to get closer to your goals, you need to have the right people on you your team.
Every leader and successful person has what you can call a “Tribe of Five.” These are the people who will push you forward toward success, and they include the following:
Find someone who doesn’t have a problem calling you out on your bad behaviors. When you are being lazy, messing up, or producing excuses instead of results, this person doesn’t have a problem firmly letting you know that they see right through all of it.
They are also a person you can tell your plan and goals to. This is a great way to stay on track and hit your target.
For example, if you need to get something done, verbalize what you need to do and by what date. Your accountability partner can put it in their calendar and check at a quarter, half, and three-quarters of the way through. When the due date rolls around, you will be getting that call.
This works as something that sticks in the back of your head and motivates you. Subconsciously, you know that you have put it out there that you have a task to complete and that someone knows about it. This creates movement and a sense of obligation to someone other than yourself.
This comes down to mindset. This person must be balanced in their personal life with business, family, spirituality, and health. They have the experience and can help you build up all these aspects in your life.
This person should be having conversations with you about what you’re learning and things that you’re liking vs. disliking. They might ask you what you would change and do differently and then offer advice and guidance. With this open and educated communication comes true growth.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Make sure you choose great minds. These people will not only have the knowledge, the ability, and the means to help you, but they will be able to show you steps and tips to ensure your personal development, spiritual progress, business growth, and success.
After all, the wrong people will selfishly want to keep you down. They may not openly admit it, and they may even be cheering you on, but ultimately, your success is causing them uneasiness. They fear that you will catapult into financial freedom and leave them in the dust. They are comfortable with you at their level. They are comfortable being average.
This mentor must have what you want. They should not be a family member or friend. Ideally, they should be older and wiser than you. With this age gap comes natural respect.
This may sound redundant, but this person should have a healthy relationship with their significant other. They should be physically fit. They should absolutely be successful in their business life, and thus, be living in balance.
When things are balanced, it creates a natural harmony. The universe delivers to us what we emit. If things are balanced and harmonic, more will flow to you. When you have a mentor you look up to, you will have the tendency to not want to disappoint them. This keeps you driven to do and be better.
Find someone to teach. The best way to become an expert is to teach. The more you go over and over something to teach it to someone else, the more you fully understand it.
When you teach it, you master it. Learn it, practice it, teach it, become it. This will help your confidence tremendously, especially if you’re a public speaker. When you have a student or mentee, you better believe they will be asking you all sorts of questions, which will prepare you for whatever people might throw at you.
Take on as many students as your time will allow without taking too much of your time away from your business. Maybe create a group of like-minded people that want to learn what you know. Hold a weekly meeting to speak about different topics that can make you better based on what they want to know.
This won’t cost you anything. Maybe even one day, you can start to charge for your time and knowledge. Who knows? Knowledge, after all, is power.
You need to have someone in your corner that fully supports you and your vision. No, this cannot be your mother. Even when you make mistakes, the right person will see the bigger picture and be there to encourage you and build you up.
As stated earlier, the universe is a powerful thing—and it listens. Energy is everything, and it is all around us. If you have negative people around you, negativity will find you and bad things will continuously happen.
Choose positive people. This will mean letting some people go. It might hurt, but this is something that you must choose. Keep the people who are your cheerleaders close to you. Let the rest go.
If you are diligent with surrounding yourself with these five types of people, your life will change. You will start to see a shift in consciousness, success, health, relationships, spirituality, personal growth, and overall happiness.
Imagine that there is a door. There is only enough room for you to go through it, and on the other side is your accountability partner, your growth leader, your mentor, some mentees, and your biggest fans.
You have to leave the rest behind you on the other side of the door. When you get to where you need to be, you are always able to walk back through the door to see them and love them and share with them. For now, turn the doorknob and take that first forward step.
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Kayvon has over two decades of experience working with high-level closers and perfecting his sales methodologies. He has earned the title of Canada’s #1 pharmaceutical sales representative and continues to share his expertise as a keynote speaker and through his multi-million-dollar coaching program.
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