Who Is In Your Inner Circle?


You are the average of the 5 people you spend time with” – Jim Rohn


I love the outdoors and fishing is one activity that does not stop to intrigue me.

As I write this post, two items used on boats come to mind: an anchor and a motor. Take a moment and think about the function of both.

An anchor keeps the boat still, while a motor propels the boat in the desired direction.

People sometimes play the roles that anchors and motors play as well.

People around you can steady you when the storm comes. Helping you stay rooted and grounded in what you believe, not drifting away.

People can also keep you back from your dreams, constantly reminding you of your past failures and mistakes.

People in your life can also energize and inspire you. Energizing you to go further faster.

My question is two fold:

1. Who do you have in your inner circle? Often times the first thing that comes to mind when people are faced with questions like this is friends. Which is true, friends fit in here perfectly.

However, you should not be limited to people you know.

You can create your own network of inspiring people by listening to or reading their resources.

Regardless of the type of people you have in your life you can create your own circle of influence, by carefully choosing people you listen to or watch.

Allow these people to inspire you, shape the way you think.

Remember, “you are the average of the five people you spend time with” – Jim Rohn.

Do you want to change your future? Start by carefully looking through your playlist or your library.

If the resources in your library add value to you, then you are on the right track. If not, your changes should start there. Your dreams are achievable, create an enabling environment around yourself and make those dreams come true.

2. How will people around you describe you?

Who are you to other people around you?

Do you add value to them or simply take from them?

Choose to be a voice of encouragement, not only are you encouraging someone else you are encouraging yourself too.

Success in any area of life is intentional, so go ahead and make success real in your life.

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Julia is an entrepreneur and founder at Foodniche Inc. She derives joy and gratification from encouraging people. She adopts a very practical and straight to the point approach to her writing to uplift readers. She writes with a goal to motivate people to bring out the best in them. She married her best friend and sweetheart in 2006, they live together in NJ with their two boys.
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