PP 209: Who Are Your Five People?

Episode Transcription – Who Are Your Five People?

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In the last two years, I have greatly shifted the people that I was following who I consider to be my mentors in my business. These are people that I have never met before in person. And as my business has grown, I’ve realized that I really needed to change the way that I was viewing success. You’ve heard me talk before about income versus impact. And this was something that I had picked up from Brendon Burchard in early 2016. At that point in my business, and in my life, I was so busy chasing income, that I was making myself absolutely miserable. I was anxious and depressed because I wasn’t reaching the financial goals that everybody that I was following on social media was constantly sharing to their feets. My mentors at that time, we’re all talking about how to have six figure launches, how to make the most money off of Instagram or Facebook, and how to do this isn’t that all associated with income. There was nothing in any of their messaging about making an impact connected with people and sharing the messages that really needed to be heard with the world. Looking back, I have to say that I find a lot of their messages really sad, because they could be doing so much more by focusing on impact in their work, rather than just income. I’ve heard stories recently about some of these mentors, having seven figure launches, and walking out feeling depressed. Now, I gotta tell you, I’ve never had a seven figure launch. So I don’t know what I would feel like, I would imagine it would feel pretty freaking awesome. But until I reach that point, someday, if I reach that point, I’m really not going to focus on that because that is not where I’m focusing on my work anymore. I’m not saying that the mentors I follow today don’t talk about income, but they are so much more focused on soul fulfilling work, heart focused work and making an impact on the world around us. They’re talking about seeing true to who we really are building a community, with our followers. And the fact that we should stop focusing on vanity numbers. Just this morning, I was listening to an episode of The consciously speaking podcast with Michael Neely. And he said, how big your following is has nothing to do with how big a difference you can make. When he said this, it completely blew my mind. I met Michael at sea vultures new media summit this past September. And that event alone reminded me how important it is in my current business, to connect with people on a personal level, and stop worrying about income. The relationships that have grown out of that event have been so incredible. And I’m constantly reminded that I need to keep sharing my message and keep helping the people who are out there looking for what I’m saying. Your experience has led to to where you are today, these experiences include good experiences and bad experiences. In somewhere out there as someone who’s looking to learn from somebody like you. I want you to remember that there’s always somebody who is not as experienced as you are. And if you would just open up about how you got to where you are today, you could be helping out somebody else in the world. Jim Rohn said, You’re the average of the five people you spend the most your time with, if that’s the case that I most like my five children, so I’m going to move over to Tim Ferriss interpretation. And he says you’re the average of the five people you most associate yourself with? Who do you most associate yourself with? Who are you considering to be your virtual mentors whether or not you have met them in real life? Are these people purely focusing on income? Or are they looking to make a great impact on the world with their work? Consider this as you create your goals for the next month or three months or even for the next year. How do you want to be helping the world around you? And how are the five people that you most associate with helping you mold your future? Now with this thought in mind, go forth and make it a positive and productive day.