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You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with – Jim Rohn

The more you spend time with someone, the more their personality and values rub off on you, so it makes sense for those people to share your ideals and have a positive impact on your life. We’ve all had situations where toxic people have entered our lives, but it’s important to remember why they should leave and why we should surround ourselves with people who get us.


This is a true fact, negative comments will resound with you far more than positive ones. If you are trying to do something positive and meaningful with your life, haters will crop up. The good news is that you can replace them, and surround yourself with those that support you. It’s essential to happiness and wellbeing that the majority of what we have directed at us is positive, otherwise you can be left feeling undervalued and rejected.


Successful people know the importance of their network in business and personal. If you want to be successful, it makes sense to fill your network with other successful people so that you can help each other to grow. Tapping into your network generates ideas and promotes positivity, growth and enthusiasm. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.


Trying to explain yourself or your ideas to those who don’t ‘get it’ can be exhausting and time consuming. This is okay, once or twice, but if you are having to do it constantly then achieving your goals could be like walking through mud. It could be a time for a rethink in who you spend the most time with, or to get new contacts that share your ideals so that you don’t have to spend so much time trying to voice your goals.

Build you squad and keep them close, they are the ones that will support you when the challenges crop up. You can also consider having a virtual squad, join Facebook groups , Linkedin groups etc that have the same vision and passion you have, this will help you develop and learn new things about your talent/business.



Catherine works in international marketing and events, she has a passion for sharing her knowledge to help others in their career. A keen traveler she has lived in New Zealand, China and England, and explored a lot more of the world; Catherine describes herself as a cup half full and embraces her busy life at 100mph.

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