Ok … there is an old joke that goes something like this:

“The pessimists society wanted to set up a meeting to discuss their problems but no one thought it would work.”

OK … no prizes for joke delivery but the fact is this … who you hang around with makes a massive difference to your state of mind, and it is your state of mind that will drive you on to success, or failure.

You will always raise your game when you are with people who run better and more profitable businesses than you. Yes, I deliberately said better not bigger, because so many small businesses are much more profitable than many larger sized ones!

In the same way if you want to get better at squash you MUST play people who are much better than you, it’s the same with your business.

You will become the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with.

So, you can either hang around with people who uplift you in business and / or spiritually, or you can spend your time with negative people who will never get any where in life and always bleat that it is someelse’s fault they are poor, or someone else’s fault they are sad, or they blame their parents they are uneducated etc.

Making sure you spend most of your time with people who motivate and inspire you could well be the most profitable thing you ever do in your business.