This article builds upon my previous article Surround Yourself With Successful People – with advice on exactly how to surround yourself with successful people. There are many ways to accomplish this – but instead of wasting time doing what you may think would work; keep reading. I’ll cover everything that has worked for me – which will work for you as well.
Step outside of your comfort zone
Before I get into the details of the ways of surrounding yourself with successful people – I have to stress the fact that you will have to step out of your comfort zone to accomplish this. Let me explain…
Assuming there are people in your life or inner circle right now that you aren’t happy with. Co-worker(s), family, “friends”, etc. – as yourself how you became acquainted with these individuals. It’s obvious how you would have met a family member, I understand that – but when it comes to coworkers or friends… how did you meet them? Was it through another friend? Did you meet them at an event, party, out in town, etc? If they are a coworker, have you been required to work with them?
Whatever the answer may be, approach meeting new people in a different way. Did you meet them at an event or bar? Avoid meeting new people at a bar this time. Party possibly? Avoid those places. I am not saying that successful people don’t have a good time at a party or bar. What I am saying, someone who is very successful generally will not be taking shots as a local low to mid tier bar – as opposed to an upscale one, they will mostly likely not be taking shots all night long.
Starting from this point – and figuring out where you are going to meet these people is a huge determining factor of succeeding at finding successful people. Start by stepping outside of your comfort zone. Do something you aren’t really comfortable doing – but has great rewards. It will make all the difference in the type of people you will meet. If you continue doing the exact same thing each time, you will continue to get the exact same thing. It really is quite simple if you think about it…so what’s stopping you?
Find something you are interested/passionate about…
Finding something you are passionate in or at the least, interested in, will make finding successful people much easier, and they will be people you can talk about your same interests with. This may be a “no-brainer” for some – but there are many people that have a problem with this aspect.
Once you have decided – keep it in mind that you want to seek out the best or top-tier individual – and ask them how they have become so skillful or how they have gotten so far in their area. Pick their mind. Make it a point to seek them out every time – they will know you are interested and could end up mentoring you in some way – but ultimately giving you invaluable information. This relationship, over time, will blossom into friendship, which is nothing but good.
This tactic should be used in every area that you are actually interested in – doing it more and more often only breeds more and more successful people in your circle. I’ll talk now how you actually find successful people – and believe it or not, they are everywhere – you just have to know where to look.
Events offer so much…
“Events” can mean so many things – wine tasting, hiking, open mic night, motivational/business/inspirational presentations, etc. I could list many more, but I’m sure you can the idea.
These events offer so many opportunities for you to find people who are not only like-minded and enjoy the same things you do, but are also looking for someone like you. Believe it or not, people that go to a motivational or business presentation, are looking for people to share their ideas with. They are like-minded and want to get to know others who think the same and want the same things out of life.
Remain positive around these people. You all feed off of positively. If you become the weak link in your groups chain – it will break and you’ll end up on the outside. Without a doubt.
That is the main reason for going to events – meeting these people – successful people who want the same thing out of life – success.
Conquering the workplace…
This has been and sometimes continues to be an issue of mine, personally. Working with unsuccessful people because you have to – people who are immature and don’t have any of the goals in life that you do. I’ll tell you what has worked for me, and I’m hoping that it works for you…
I have quite a few people that I work with that are both small and closed minded. They have been doing the same thing for years, and refuse to do anything new or different. I have come to learn that these type of people exist in every workplace. They become comfortable – they refuse to step out of their comfort zone. These people should be avoided. If they are unavoidable – make it your priority to out pace them. Make it your priority to advance past them – leave them behind. If this means leaving the job you are currently in – do it.
Finding success involves surrounding yourself with success – if this means leaving your job for a better one, or with one with more open-minded people – it is in your best interest to do just that. Again, step outside of your comfort zone.
If those people are avoidable, seek out the best and learn from them. Ask them how they have achieved their success, pick their brain too. Learn as much as you can from them. Make the successful people your inner circle.
Surround yourself with success
To surround yourself with success you must not only want success or something more significant in your life, but do things with your life that support that. Go to events that support the success you want. Meet the people there, because they want to meet you as well. Be the one that pushes the negatively and closed mindedness out of your life, and take the high road that will get you where you want to be, and be who you want to become.
I hope that I have helped you with the common question of how to surround yourself with successful people. This is what I have lived by for years now – and will continue to for years to come.
Until next time, Take care my friend!
Please feel free to read my other articles that are meant to inspire you to become a better person. Here are just a couple that I would recommend. Tips On How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking, Benefits to Being Open Minded, Why Do People Fear Failure?
I also recommend books. Books have given me a great deal of knowledge in self-help. here are the ones I recommend. Today Is the Day: The Greatest Motivational Speeches, Awaken The Giant Within, You, Inc.