You Are The Average Of The 5 People You Spend Your Time With

If you aren’t heading where you want to be going in life, its time to look at your surroundings.
Who is pulling you back or bringing you down? Maybe you are spending more time watching bad news or gossip instead of listening to audio books or people who have created what you desire. Maybe your circle don’t have the same values as you any more?

Who you spend your time with matters and has a huge impact on who you will become. The best way to start is to change what you watch or listen to. Just by that choice alone you can add some of the most successful, healthy, influential and inspiring people into your circle every single day. Do this and watch your future change. It can be so easy to wake up, roll over and jump straight onto your phone and get caught up in the scroll hole, or turn the tv on to bad news.

Something I love to do, is listen to audio books!! They are incredible! I’m all about maximising my time and doing many things at once. So I drive and listen to an audio book (rather than listening to music),  I go for a walk in the morning before I start my day and listen to an audio book, I was even in the dentist chair this week listening to an audio book. So take a look at your time during your day or week that is walking, cleaning, commuting, cooking and see how and where you can get listening!

Maybe you aren’t in a position at the moment to change the people you see each day, but you sure can change who you listen too! Do yourself a favour and get an audible account and start putting some good things between your ears.

Sometimes we don’t realise how much our environment and what and who we are constantly listening to can effect us. Often we end up making decisions based on the opinions of our closest peers, but what we fail to take into consideration is if they have any success in that area in their own life.

You wouldn’t take health advice from a mechanic, just like you wouldn’t take financial advice from your broke uncle. So start looking for mentors who resonate with you, who have created what you would like more of in your life, and plug into their message.

My Favourite Audio Books at the moment are:

  1. The 5 Second Rule – Mel Robbins
  2. Crush It – Gary Vaynerchuck and also Crushing It (book 2)
  3. Go Givers – John Mann & Bobb Burg
  4. You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero

When my husband and I we on a student budget, counting our coins at the end of each week to see if we had enough money for a meal out, we always made time and found money to learn and grow. To attend the seminar, to listen to a cassette tape (ahhhhh am I really that old) or a CD, from a thought leader in health, relationships, business and wealth creation.

Now we also have the convenience of listening to podcasts, they are another brilliant way of being mindful of what you put in your ears, and inspiring you for the day. I love podcasts so much, that I decided to start one myself, as I know I have so much to share and love interviewing empowered people. Its called the Empowered Womens Project Podcast and one of our most downloaded episodes is Quality Questions For You To Create Your Masterpiece Life.

So, no matter where life might have taken you so far, know that you can always turn it around. You can always find a way to surround yourself with mentors and those who will guide you to live your best life, they just might not come in the form of a friend in your life, it could be digital. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you get the message, it just matters that you get the good stuff between your ears!

Your future depends on you.

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