On Tuesday I wrote about some reviews you can carry out for your marketing, and that’s all well and good, but what about the people around you? Should you spend a few minutes reviewing them too?
In my business support group, once a year we look at those five key influential people in our business and the part they are playing in the lives of our business. What is fascinating is how those people change over the months or years.
They say that we are the average of the five people closest to us. This is often used in terms of money: ie if you want to be wealthy, then you need to surround yourself with wealthy people.
But what about the personal aspects? What about support, motivation, get up and go, energy, inspiration, a positive mindset, a loving kick up the rear? What characteristics do you need to surround yourself with for you to succeed?
I encourage you to spend a few minutes thinking about what those characteristics are. There is no right or wrong answer – you’re looking for the answers that are perfect and right just for you.
Once you’ve worked out that list, then make a new short list of the five or six people who are closest to you and have some influence in your business. Maybe it’s your business coach (and let’s hope they put lots of ticks in boxes for you!), your partner, your close business friends. your close personal friends.
Whoever they are…whoever you talk most about your business to now…write them down.
Then simply compare one list against the other. Of your person list – who ticks lots (or all) of the boxes of the characteristics you need? And who doesn’t?
For those who give you what you need, then fantastic.
For those who don’t, then as we move into the New Year, you need to consider how they fit into your business life – if at all. That does not mean you have to lose them as friends or get rid of them out of your life, but it does mean you need to be choosy over who you discuss your business with.
If you find the five key people who – as a combination – tick ALL your boxes, then you have the perfect support group to take you through a highly successful 2016!
Do let me know how you get on!
To Your Success,