Who You Surround Yourself with Will Ultimately Determine Where You End Up!

who you surround yourself with

by Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson

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

This is one of my favorite quotes and comes from one of my favorite speakers.  I was reminded of it last weekend.  My wife Kelly and I hosted a group of our top Beachbody Coaches on our team, The Crew, in New Orleans.  Not only was it amazing to spend time with these ‘leaders in the making’, we were also blessed to have four top Coaches from other organizations join us as our special guests.

Dave and Monica Ward flew out from their home in San Diego.  They shared amazing tips on how they went from lawyer and school teacher, respectively, to earning over a million dollars in their current business.

dave and monica ward

We also had the privilege of learning from Mike and Kelley Ryan.  This amazing couple just a few years ago were going through bankruptcy proceedings after their real estate company crashed, and now they are making multiple 6 figures a year leading a fast growing organization.

mike and kelley ryan

So what does this amazing weekend of fun and learning have to do with you?  As I was enjoying the weekend and soaking in all sorts of valuable nuggets about life and business, it made me wonder:  Who are YOU spending most of your time with?

In some areas of our life we don’t get to always choose the type of people we spend time with.  Co-workers, Family, and Neighbors at times can be unavoidable.  But what other messages and voices are you filling your mind with?  TV, Radio, Movies, Music, Gossip, Complaining ….. all these things are habits that creep into our world and form how we think.

If you catch yourself constantly saying or thinking things that knock you down, chances are those ideas and beliefs were put into your head by some outside message.   The bummer is usually we don’t even realize we have been brainwashed into becoming our own worst enemy!

As a 100 pound overweight, 3 time college dropout with 3 maxed out credit cards living at home in my mid 20’s, it was easy for me to blame all sorts of ‘other’ things on why my life wasn’t fair!  I had created a victim mentality.  I bought into the lie that everything I did was a struggle.  That for me to be successful it was harder for me because I didn’t have the advantages other people got to enjoy.

I bought into a lie!  But I didn’t realize it.  I didn’t think who I surrounded myself with, what I watched and listened to had anything to do with my current situation.

who you surround yourself with

Maybe you are struggling with lots of negative self talk.  Or maybe you have big dreams but those around you keep tearing you down, telling you why you will never achieve your goals.  If that is you, I invite you to stop by my Facebook Page.  This week I am going to be sharing some of my favorite personal development books and audios that literally changed me from the inside out.

I believe in you and your goals.  And if you have no positive voice in your life right now telling you why you CAN overcome, achieve those dreams, and reach your full potential, then I want to be that person for you!

Stop by my Facebook page, tell me your dreams and Goals!  Let’s do this thing together!

- Coach Jimmy

1 Comment

  1. Michael Ryan | November 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm
     

    such a great post! That trip was amazing and packed FULL of life! I completely agree that it’s an important thing to surround yourself with the best people you will! Priceless!

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