The people with whom you have the most contact and hang around will have either a positive or negative effect on your levels of energy, which can also affect your levels of self-esteem and confidence. We all know those people who are positive, happy and joyful to be around.
How do they make you feel?
Yes, they make you feel the same! They can put zest into a boring atmosphere and can fill the room with positive, ‘can do’ vibes that has a knock on effect onto everyone else.
We also know of those people who could moan for England!
They never had the opportunities, they are always putting people down, they don’t like others to be successful, they are jealous and are negative thinkers – need I go on?
These people drain your energy and bring you down to their level, a million miles away from the level that YOU want to be operating on.
Family members can be a lot like this as well, but you can always choose your friends, you can never choose your relatives!
So what can you do to make sure that the people who you hang around with empower and support you, rather than bring you down all of the time?
- You have the power to choose who you hang around with. Ideally you want happy, vibrant and positive people.
- If you have good friends who are negative and yet you still want to hang around them, make a point of letting them know how you feel – if they are a true friend they will respect you for this. If they are negative from time to time just acknowledge that this is what they are like and block out the negativity.
- The same can be said with family. Your more mature family members have behaviours that have been conditioned for years and years and from different eras. Appreciate where they have come from and as in number 2 above, elicit and select the information that filters through to your brain.
- Remember, nothing has meaning in life except the meaning that you give it.
Your life is far to precious to hang around with people who are sapping your energy. Hold on to those people who boost your energy, challenge you to be your best self. Surround yourself with people who make you happy and feel energised.
So, if this resonates with you, and you would like to have a conversation about how coaching with me will work, get in touch today and we can arrange to have a chat to begin finding out where you think you are in your life and how I can serve you.
As Napoleon Hill says, “ Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
I really look forward to hearing from you soon.