You want to protect yourself and make sure that you have the right kinds of people in your life. That’s because the environment that you surround yourself with can often undermine your success.
Who you’re around can determine the type of attitude you have. It can strengthen or weaken how you think and what your ideas are. Who you’re around will attract more of the same.
If you allow yourself to mingle with scammers or negative people, then that’s the type of group you’ll pull toward yourself, even if it’s not what you want deep down. Think about the kinds of people that you want to attract and then start living out those qualities.
Be positive. Be a go-getter. Make sure you’re giving and honest. Avoid surrounding yourself with scammers. You might wonder how you could possibly know whether or not someone is a scammer, since many of them are good at fooling people.
You can figure this out just by doing some research. These kinds of people don’t exist in a vacuum and the truth does eventually come out. Do an online search for their names plus the word complaints or scams.
Often, you’ll find that information will pop up questioning their honesty and in some cases, even call the scammer out for bad business behavior. It’s not always accurate – because sometimes you just have a disgruntled customer, but if you see enough of it, it can be cause for concern.
If you have a circle of friends who you trust, ask them about the person you think might be a scammer, especially if it’s someone you’ve been thinking about doing business with or bringing onboard for a launch.
Trust your instinct. If it tells you that something is wrong, it usually is. Keep in mind that if you come across something or someone that seems too good to be true, you can bet it’s an illusion.
One way to check out the people around you or that you’re thinking of surrounding yourself with is to look back through some of their older social media posts. This will often tell you what kind of person they are.
You want to cultivate a group of people that you admire as your circle. These will be the types of people who will lift you up. They’ll be there to help support you and prod you to be the best possible version of yourself.
These are the types of people who you look forward to having with you on the success journey because they give you energy rather than draining it from you. Choose to spend time with people who overflow with positive energy.
These are the can-do people who see possibilities instead of obstacles. They see learning experience rather than failure and they always keep going forward. These kinds of people can influence your mindset as well as help you to feel empowered in your business.