Be Careful Who You Seek Counsel From
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”
In this episode, Doug brings to the table a real story of a man who was getting business advice from somebody who was completely unqualified to do so and it kicks off a discussion about the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people who you contribute towards your goals in business and life.
We’ve all heard the theory about how surrounding yourself with successful people who you admire will automatically rub off on you.
This sounds easy enough right, whatever you want to achieve, go find people who have done it already… but how do you know they have actually done it?! We’ve all seen coaches online who claim to be successful entrepreneurs who can teach you to be one too… but how do you know they’ve actually done it, this is the most difficult part of the process. Getting advice from someone who isn’t actually qualified is much worse than getting no advice at all.
Doug talks about how he and his wife decided to selectively choose who they would spend their social time with, this involved going out and actively looking for the people who they wanted to be most like, as a result, their mindset started to shift. He then applied the same technique to his business.
Often this will involve dropping all pride and judgment. We are automatically afraid to seek counsel and advice from others, they worry about how it will make them look… will it show my weaknesses? Yes maybe it will, but all of us have weaknesses and the most successful people are the ones that identify them and seek advice on how to overcome them.
Find out how you can surround yourself by the RIGHT people!
What you will discover in this episode:
- How to make sure you’re surrounded by the right people.
- The damaging effect of advice from the wrong people.
- How to differentiate truly successful people from people who just claim to be.
- How to seek out people you want to be like.
- The importance of dropping pride and judgment.
- How and who Doug and Tim used to achieve their goals.
- How groups and networks can help.