Are The People Around You Dulling Your Drive?

Have you heard this one?

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

It’s a concept made famous by the legendary speaker and author, Jim Rohn.

Whether you subscribe to this philosophy or not, it’s hard to deny that the people you spend the most time with do have an impact on you.

I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. William Ernest Henley Click To Tweet

They influence how you feel, what you believe, what you think about, and the decisions you make.

That’s why I was intrigued when one of our readers asked, “What do you do when the people you spend the most time with aren’t as ambitious as you are?”

And even more — what happens if you’re not able to make immediate changes in who you spend time the most time with?

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How To Break Up With A Friend

Before we get into today’s episode, I gotta tell you how flippin’ excited I am about the next 30 days. My team and I are working day and night, getting ready for B-School 2013. (More on that next week!)

Part of our preparation process is hearing updates from our grads. We wanna know exactly what results our clients are creating in the world!

Plus, nothing gives me more personal satisfaction and inspiration than seeing other people reach their full potential. It’s why I do what I do!

Check out these shares from Erin and Wokie, two women in our B-School grad community:

Erin

Wokie

Cool, right?

Now if you paid attention to these two shares, you’ll see that both of these women mention how powerful having the right community is to their success.

FACT: Who You Spend Time With Impacts Your Success & Happiness

Seems like common sense, but many of us forget how important it is to consciously choose who we spend time with.

After all…

The only time you can change someone is when they’re in diapers. @Kris_Carr Click To Tweet

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How To Be More Persuasive: 8 Tips For Authentic Influence

Before we get into today’s episode, a quick share.

Today is really special for me. I’m about to pick up my team for a multi-day retreat near my home in Sag Harbor.

Everyone has traveled out to the east end of NY so we can intentionally plan out the next 12 -18 months in our company.

I also LOVE to cook for people I love, so it’s really special for me to have my team in one place (we’re a 100% virtual company), so I can whip up some healthy and outrageously delicious food for them while they’re here!

If you want to persuade people in a genuine & authentic way, you must lead with your heart. Click To Tweet

What could be better than strategically mapping out our mission to make the world a better place over organic chips with garden fresh guacamole and basil corn pesto pasta? Not too much in my book.

But let’s get to today’s episode of MarieTV because I think you’re really going to love it.

Do you ever wish you could be more persuasive?

Whether it’s within a business context or your personal life (like getting your family on board with something you want), understanding how to influence others in a genuine and authentic way is an invaluable skill to have in life.

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