Friends, regardless of what journey you find yourself on it is important to surround yourself with people who make you better, encourage you and support you. When I initially went out on my own back in 2012 I was fortunate enough to be surrounded by people who encouraged me to take the leap and dive head first into entrepreneurship.
There were also people in my life who simply didn’t understand the entrepreneurial journey and while their hesitations came from a place of love and protection, had I let their voices influence my decision I may have never taken the leap.
The people you surround yourself with take you where you go in life (and don't go).
Here are 3 ways to start surround yourself with the right people...
1. Start Reading Books
And reading the right books. You can tell a lot about a person based on the books they’ve read. When someone shares with me they’ve read “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill or “4-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss, I recognize that we have similar interests which then allows me to want to get to know that person even more.
Check out THIS blog post where I put together the Ultimate Book List.
2. Find The Right Events to Attend
Nothing is better than an in person connection. Search keywords in Eventbrite or Meetup.com to find people with similar interests as you.
3. It is okay to move on
People come in to our life for a reason and they also move out of our life for a reason. Those reasons vary from individual to individual. As you continue to grow, so will the people you surround yourself with.