We have all heard the saying, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” In Spanish there is a saying, “dirme con quien andas y te digo quien eres” Translation- Tell me who you walk with and I will tell you who you are. This post is more about elevating your “awareness” of who you spend your time with.
My 15 year old tells me all the time, “Dad, you don’t have any friends.” My response to him is : I do have friends but we are all busy building our respective kingdoms and tending to our families. You should be around people that are positive, empathetic and driven – if in fact, that is what you consider yourself to be.
There is another term, “Masterminding” that really resonates with me. I am in the real estate field in many different arenas. However, I make sure the other arenas that I am not personally handling, are handled by people that are just as good or even better than I am. I believe that if you get a group of people together with the same goal(s), you can accomplish much more. I am relentlessly in pursuit of raising my “awareness” professionally, socially, spiritually, emotionally and physically.
I know that my journey will never end and I am okay with that. I just have to make sure that the people that are around me are also in “vertical” pursuit mode, or I will tend to be annoying ??????. The first step is to know yourself, the second step is to surround yourself with people on the same “frequency.” The rest will take care of itself!