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Food for Thought – To be more successful, hang around with people you want to be like

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend!

Two articles that I have referred to before both deliver a similar perspective on a topic that I think is interesting and keep in my mind. The topic is: the company we keep.

Alexandria Brown, The Ezine Queen, encourages us to hang around people we want to be like or those who boost our energy and make us feel good.

Victoria Moran, a life coach, agrees: “Surround yourself with positivity. Feed your spirit with the company of upbeat, ‘land on their feet’ friends.”

It’s such a simple concept and easy to do. Being around optimistic people leads to an instant mood lift and an infusion of positive energy, which can be a good thing when you’re not feeling so upbeat. You know how it feels when you hang around someone who’s outlook on life is negative: it doesn’t feel great and tends to bring you down.

So take a moment to look at the people in your life – – those who you work with as well as your family and friends. Who supports you for who you are as a person and makes you feel good about yourself and your life? Who do you admire? Make a point to hang around those people more often. Absorb their positive vibrations as you forge your path to success.

Spend some time on networking sites and hang (virtually) with people you want to be like and admire. Can you join a mastermind group to help support you?

Take some time this week to think about who it is you hang around with and who you’d like to hang out more with.

Have a great week!
Hallie Crawford
Career Seekers Career Coach