It has been said that you become who you surround yourself with. Of course, we all make our own choices, but those we choose to be around often have a profound influence on our attitudes, choices, and momentum. If you want to succeed, it makes sense to surround yourself with successful people.
You see, success involves more than making a series of choices. It requires tenacity, strategy, and the right mindset. It requires consistency and leadership. These things are not easy to maintain – especially if those you surround yourself with do not exhibit them.
When you surround yourself with successful people though, something incredible happens. Tenacity and consistency become easier to maintain, and a successful mindset is far easier to develop when you spend time with those who already have one.
Surrounding yourself with success has other benefits, too.
You will find yourself moving away from negative people – the ones that always seem to be able to pull drama out of nowhere or come up with reasons for why something can’t be done. Instead, you will find yourself gravitating toward innovative thinkers and leaders who look at all the angles, find the best way through, and inspire their teams to climb to the top with them!
There is also a benefit to being around people who have already succeeded at what you are trying to do. These people tend to push you to move out of your comfort zone, make some tough decisions, and grow in ways you never thought possible!
In order to accomplish this though, you have to be intentional. Here are some ideas to get you started!
One of the best ways to surround yourself with success is to join a mastermind. You can find both formal and informal masterminds, ranging from a group of business owners who choose to meet together and support each other to a membership or a structured, paid group led by a coach.
There are many benefits to a mastermind. It offers you deeper networking opportunities, accountability, and new perspectives to help you grow. You can also find essential community support to help you through difficult spots in running your business.
Your team members are the people you probably spend the most time around, and they are in many ways directly responsible for helping your business grow. Of course, responsibility for the overall direction and vision for your business belongs to you, but as your business expands, your team will be responsible for much of the implementation.
However, your team also helps you other ways. They are there to help you strategize, suggest new ideas, and bring new ideas. Your team is essential to your growth!
Because of this, it is important to choose team members who understand a growth mindset. Build a team who can take your direction and vision and run with them – who will carry out your plans and be excited to see you succeed!
If you truly want to succeed, finding a coach who has been where you are is key. Studies show that a business coach can help you increase productivity and profitability, retain key talent, and reduce your costs. These are all essential elements of success!
The right coach is not only a sounding board, helping you work through challenges in your business; they are also an objective accountability partner, an experienced strategic guide, and (when necessary) the kick in the pants that we all sometimes need.
A great coach will also dig into the details with you in ways that a mastermind buddy or team member really can’t. When you are at a crossroads in your business development or are struggling to resolve an issue with your team, your coach can give you much-needed insight. If you are struggling to gain clarity in setting your goals, your coach can equip you to get back on track.
But most of all, your coach has been there and done that. They provide the experience, the motivation, and the challenge to reach – and crush – your goals!
So, what are you going to do to surround yourself with success in 2021?
Kristen David, a former trial lawyer and partner who went from working 85 hours a week and taking home way too little money in her law firm, built it up to a million-dollar-plus business, then sold her shares and pivoted into a business coach guru. She is now an international speaker, bestselling author, and operates a successful business, empowering business owners to build thriving, profitable businesses that are self-managed with systems. She helps busy business owners build those systems by implementing policies and procedures the Fast Track Way.