Birds of a feather; flock together. The same holds true in business. The business life you want to have will happen in direct relation to who you spend your time with. Miserable employees who hate their jobs seem to cluster. So too do successful entrepreneurs. When we spend our time with people who ‘get it done’, not only are we inspired to do the same, but we consciously or subconsciously learn from them and in turn start to ‘get it done’ for ourselves. Tweet this tidbit!
When Ghost CEO clients start to get on their flight path with their business model and trend upwards (increase their revenues), the first thing we suggest is for them to be strict with who they spend time with. If they hang out with suffering entrepreneurs who are getting banged up because they aren’t doing the work, then this could (and does) rub off on our clients. If they spend time with people who are getting it done, who don’t make excuses, and assume total responsibility for their businesses, they will be in good company.
When women do business in a group, they tend to call these ‘support circles’, but what it really is, becomes apparent after the first get-together. More times than not, it becomes a ‘justification party’ of why things aren’t going well for each member of the group. These have zero value for an entrepreneur and can actually drag you down. When you leave a meeting with your peers and feel ‘justified’ that you are doing your best and that many things are outside your control, you have just wasted an hour (or hours of your time). If however you leave inspired, energized, and determined to push farther ahead, you have spent time in good company. You should judge each meeting to determine which camp it falls in.
Consider trying these tools:
- Answer this question: “Am I making as much money as I can and building the right business model for me?”
- If the answer is “YES”, make a list of 10 people that have supported you in getting there. If the answer is “NO”, look at you scheduler and determine who has spent time with you in the last month. Have you been hanging with people who get it done? Or people who make excuses on why things don’t happen.
- If you want to be poor, hang around with poor people with poor mindsets. If you want to be rich; hang out with rich people with rich mindsets. We learn from our environment.
Show me someone off profit model and I’ll show you someone who invests time in the wrong people. People who focus on abundance see opportunities everywhere; people who focus on scarcity see threats everywhere. Tweet this tidbit! Which team do you want to play on?
Christopher Flett is an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and instigator of the new model of business. Founder of the Ghost CEO Business Coaching program, he travels the globe working with companies, associations and professionals that focus on professional development for women in business.
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