Saturday, March 12, 2011

entertainment industry coach question 737: Why would you even answer yesterday's question. What a jerk!

Okay, calm down. I answered it for two reasons

1. because I believe that the guy is in such pain that he can't see past his own problems to appreciate how lucky he is to be alive, safe, and not worried about loved ones who may be in harms way. Sometimes when you're so deeply devastated by not being able to live your dream, in debt because of it, and having everyone in your life tell you to give up, you miss the bigger picture. I hope my response gave him some perspective.

2. because I know how many of us allow ourselves to be surrounded by negative people who complain about things they have no control over instead of taking action on things they do have control over. These people are called "energy drains."

In the world of Money Speakers, coaches say that your bank account is a reflection of the net worth of the 5 people you spend the most time with. So if your friends are poverty conscious, you'll struggle to make money yourself.

I feel similarly in our world in respect to who the 5 people are with whom you spend the most time. What kind of conversations do you have? Do you commiserate with the miserable? Or do you surround yourself with people who are constantly looking for solutions and possibilities?

Take the next month to listen to the types of conversations you're being engaged in. If you have too many negative people in your life, it's time to uplevel your friends/colleagues.

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