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Who You Gonna Call?

It's been said that you are the average of the top 5 people you hang out with.  What this means is that the 5 people you hang out with the most, the traits, the skills, the financial picture, and the thought process of those 5 people help form your thoughts, traits, skills, and finances.

Think about that.

Think about the top 5 people you hang out with - spend the most time with.

When you've got great news, who you gonna call?

When you've got horrible news, who you gonna call?

When you've got surprising news, who you gonna call?

Who You Gonna CallWho are these 5 people that are affecting your life?

Now ask yourself this question...

"Are these 5 people helping me get to where I want to go or hurting me?"

Ask yourself, "Are these people pulling me towards my dreams or holding me back from attaining success?"

Upon reflection, most people will find that the people they surround themselves with are not moving them forward at all.

Most entrepreneurs will find that many of their top 5 are actually naysayers, negative Nellies, or nagging nannies.

In some cases, those people are actually your significant other and/or family members.

When I first heard that you need to surround yourself by people who will pull you forward and help you succeed, I thought to myself, well, I like my friends.  I don't want to lose them.  They're good people.

I didn't have any negative nellies.  The challenge though was that they weren't supportive of what I did either.  They were just my friends.  So I had to ask myself, what's really important to me?

What's really important to you?

What do you want to accomplish and achieve?

What eventually happened to me was that I started attending different meetings, trainings, and events, and found some individuals who knew more than I did on entrepreneurship and business building.  In addition, I hired a mentor to help move me forward.  I started spending more time with these people and less time with my previous 5.  And it wasn't really a conscious decision.  I just found that as my interest changed (to succeed more), I naturally started surrounding myself with like-minded individuals.

I found out that I didn't lose my old friends - they're still my friends, I just ended up making more friends and spending more time with them.  My new 5 challenged me, supported me, pulled me up, and moved me forward getting me closer and closer to my goals.  My old 5 are still around and I still get together with them a few times a year.  I don't hang out with them every week any more though... and I don't feel a sense of loss at all.

In fact, I am more fulfilled now than ever before.  I have new friends; I'm doing what I love, and I'm busier than ever.  As one of my new friends says, "Living the dream!"

When are you going to start living the dream?  When are you going to start moving forward with your life?  And... who you gonna call?

Pick One: Deliver On Your Dreams, or Settle For Second

Yes, that’s right pick ONE, which is to “Deliver on Your Dreams”.  Ignore part two of the title displayed above, which states “Settle for Second”.  We all have dreams of various aspirations that we want to achieve in life.  The question is why should it remain just a dream.  It appears that most people settle for second, also known as a mediocre life.  Others dive into a life of passion as they pursue their dreams.  They create a life that is congruent with who they are.  For example, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream that all races of people will be united in the way they live in this world.  During the time of this dream, it was almost impossible to imagine blacks and whites interacting together in a constructive manner.  Racial segregation and hate crimes were at an all time high.  While pursuing his dream, he encountered good times and challenging times.  Regardless whether he had a day of great success or a day of difficult challenge, he persisted with delivering upon his dream each day.  Similarly, you may have a passionate dream that may seem impossible.  The key is to deliver upon it each and every day.  Whether you pursue your dream or not, you are guaranteed to experience successes and challenges in life.  In other words, if you are alive, both will exist, and you cannot escape the challenges.  Therefore, the conclusion is to pursue your dreams and live a passionate and congruent life with who you are!

 

Ultimately, many people’s lives are formed by a sequence of choices.  Each day, each hour and each minute you are making and delivering upon your personal choices that form your life.  For example, you may choose to watch a particular TV show at 7 PM on Tuesday night, or you may choose you invest time in your business at 7 PM.  Regardless, each choice forms your life.  Look around and notice what exists in your life right now.  Well, it exists due to choices that you made in the past.  Therefore, to create your future, pay close attention to each and every choice you make.  Make your choices wisely.  Turn off the TV and rid other distractions.  Pursue YOUR dreams each and every day.  Do not settle for second.  Again, pick ONE, and Deliver On Your Dreams!!!

 

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