Surround yourself with inspirational people

Yesterday I went to the Women’s Network Australia lunch and had my monthly dose of inspirational networking. In the midst of economic turmoil, this bunch of women (and some men) were full of positive business stories, opportunity and charitable giving.

It reminded me that we become who we associate with the most. 
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” Jack Canfield 

If you surround yourself with people who are miserable, negative and down on life, then it will inevitably affect you. If you associate with people who are positive, achieving and supportive, then you will be enthused with energy as well. 

Some of the inspirational women I met up with yesterday included: 

  • Bernadette from Mummys Wish, who survived cancer herself and now runs a charity for mums with cancer
  • Tanya from Mboldn, who wants to change the workplace and empower people to change their working lives
  • Leonie from Dimension Communications, who can help you transform your communications
  • Michaela from Young Organics, whose yummy organic cookie I happily munched on
  • Jodi from Boutique Money Management, whose financial savvy helps people control their money

There were over 60 other women there, all with inspirational ideas and business plans. I look forward to going every month, and always come away with new ideas and new people to catch up with outside the group.
Here is your challenge for the day: 

  • Which 5 people do you spend the most time with? 
     
  • How do they affect your energy? 
     
  • Do you spend time networking with inspirational people – in person or online? 

Take action and find a networking group near you that will inspire you regularly. It will make a difference to your energy levels and your idea flow.

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