Episode 057

057: Surrounding yourself with good people

The people you surround yourself with can have a huge impact on your life. That impact can be positive and uplifting, or it could be negative and crush your dreams; it’s up to you. In this episode we talk about how to find inspiring people and make them a part of your life, and also about how to let go of people who might be having a negative impact on you.

“It’s really powerful when you surround yourself with people who believe in you, and who have the power to uplift you and support you in what you’re doing”

— Femke

Key takeaways

The people around you have a huge impact on your mindset so stay close to those who have a positive impact, rather than exhausting you with a negative one. It’s your choice.

 

If negativity is coming from someone who is important to you, before cutting them from your life give them a chance to understand by explaining what you’re working hard for and why it matters to you. If they love and support you, they will make an effort to understand.

 

The right people can help you learn, gain confidence and think bigger when it comes to your goals. Don’t just wait to bump into these people; actively seek them out in online communities, at meet ups or on Twitter.

 

People who aren’t supportive of your goals don’t deserve to be in your life. Our brains can only handle a finite number of relationships, so put effort into the ones who do support you, and let go of the rest in order to make room for more valuable relationships.
Not every single person in your life has to have the same mindset as you, or be super motivated and ambitious. It’s important to have friends with different perspectives to keep you open minded. They may not do what you do, they just have to be supportive.

Show timestamps

00:00 – Intro & catch up

04:55 – The power of uplifting people

07:45 – Putting yourself in situations where positive people are

14:00 – Cutting people from your life

18:25 – Where to make supportive connections

19:30 – How our lives have changed thanks to positive people

21:40 – Thoughts from our listeners

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