People can have a massive impact on your life and business; we tend to spend the most time with the people who are just like us. However, there are a few people out there that are just a waste of your time. These people can suck the life out of you, your energy, happiness and the positive right out. It is true that if you continue to spend time with this type of people after a while, you can take on some of their traits.
Are there benefits of surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals within the business sector? These people have good traits they are happy to help contribute to your business in any way they can. If these people are successful by spending time with them regularly, you can take on their traits and their business secrets, therefore, making your business more successful as well. The best people to be around within a company is the productive ones — someone who is organised, sticks to their schedules and doesn’t get distracted by other things. These types of people will keep you focused and on track, which will allow you to gain knowledge on different levels.
Here’s how you can do it:
Analyse the group of people
Most of us have a good group of friends, but they can come and go as quick as anything. Know which friends among the business world that will challenge you but also be there for you when in need of support within the business.
You need to do work out which friends are right for you and the business and which ones will cause troubles. Surrounding yourself with successful people will help you to be successful.
Hanging out with friends that are negative and not successful within their business will only drag you down and not help to improve your skills in any way.
The world is full of negativity; it is everywhere we are in the media, the street, your local store and even in your own family. This group of people will thrive on being negative, and drama and will only want to talk to you about their negativity and nothing else. This will impact your life and your mental health. A cynical person will only interact with problems to you and will influence your decisions. We all get sucked into listening to advice from our closest friends or staff members. Taking advice from negative, dramatic people can break your business by making just one wrong decision that can be hard to come back from.
You need to spend time with like-minded people who can help to boost our confidence and self-control not take it away. You have worked hard to get where you are, pulled a few all-nighters and gone without breaks most days to get where you are now. Don’t let a negative person take it all away from you; instead, let the likeminded people in business help you to grow and expand the positive that is surrounding your business.