I’m sitting here at Starbucks on a Thursday night doin’ some work finishing my to-do list for today. I wanted to write this post because I just overheard a brief conversation from the table next to me and I couldn’t help but to eavesdrop a little.
I was paying attention closely to what they were saying about their current situations and how they wish things were better. They both were talking about how much better it would be to start their own business or to get a better job replacing the one they have now. Instead of finding solutions, all they focused on was how bad their current situation was. I believe anyone that is SERIOUS about starting their own business is fully capable of doing it if they are wired to work for themselves.
Personally, I am sick and tired of talking to people that are “Wantrepreneurs” (people who read entrepreneur magazine instead of living it). You don’t have to be a business major or have any type of certification other than hustle and hard work to work for yourself. If your unhappy with your current situation, what are you doing right NOW to make it better? Talk is cheap and worthless unless action is taken.
If you want the definition of a “wantrepreneur” click here
This last year I have gotten the opportunity to meet some important mentors who have helped me tremendously in my business and personal life. I can tell you personally that it is so important to ALWAYS surround yourself around like-minded people who are positive about life. It’s amazing what kind of mindset you can create by being around people who are motivated and driven to do great things.
On the flip side, I have had to distance myself from people who are negative all the time. These people will influence your thoughts and bring you to their level. Once the negativity starts to creep in your brain it will become contagious. I read a quote the other day from Sean Davis, a person I follow on Facebook that is always talking positively.
Stay away from people who have bad energy. Stay away from people that induce bad energy in you… especially if it’s usually outside of your character. Plain and simple… just stay away from them. It’s not you… it’s them.
As simple as this sounds, it is hard to break the ties with negative friends, but it is necessary. Who do you spend time with on a daily basis? Do you have a mentor who you look to for advice? Lastly, there are 24 hours in a day. You can choose how you spend that time however you want. You can either surround yourself around people who build you up, or be around those who tear you down. Choose wisely.