On today’s solo episode of Second Half Comeback I talk about the single strategy that has transformed my business and my life.
I’ve begun surrounding myself with extraordinary, like minded people.
I know. It’s not exactly ground breaking advice is it? We’ve all heard this advice a million times including the now famous quote from Jim Rohn:
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”
But I think many of us understand the concept yet fail to execute it because it seems like such a daunting challenge. The idea of eliminating “negative” people from our lives seems big and dramatic. The idea of “networking” with strangers seems intimidating and uncomfortable.
I understood the concept but failed to execute it consistently in my own life.
Until I took Scott Dinsmore’s Connect with Anyone course. Scott had an amazing concept and quote that changed my mindset forever. He called it “Brain Washing the Impossible” and his quote changed my life:
“The fastest way to do something that you don’t think is possible is to spend time around people who are already doing it”
Come on, that’s good shit!
It made me realize that a big part of this concept is just about being around people who are doing the things that you want to do. This is important for a number of reasons. The most obvious is that it gives you a team, a tribe, to work with towards a common interest and goal. You can help and support each other. Promote each other. Learn from each other, etc. This is huge and can have a major impact on your life.
But the often overlooked reason that this will change your life is that:
Surrounding yourself with people who are already doing what you dream of doing shows you that it is possible and this changes everything!
So in this episode I talk a little about my early and long struggles of starting a business and changing my life. I explain how I progressed from seeking information to seeking community.
I finally learned the value of community, connections and relationships with extraordinary like minded people and I started joining various online groups, masterminds and communities. I also started attending live, in person conferences.
This is where I discovered the “Secret Sauce” to transforming your life and business.
I learned that making connections and building relationships online and then cementing and growing those relationships through face to face shared experiences at conferences and meet-ups is an absolute game changer.
This single strategy will change your life.
Relationships are built and strengthened on shared experiences
So I hope you enjoy the episode and in the next episode I will give you my best tips and actionable advice on how to execute and maximize this strategy.
The Action Step for this episode is for you to brainstorm and research online communities, masterminds and groups related to the area of your Second Half Comeback. Look for FaceBook groups, forums, blogs etc.
Then look for opportunities to meet these groups in person such as at conferences, retreats, meet-ups etc and then take action! Reach out. Join a group. Join a paid community. Go to a meetup.
Finally, You’ve found a community of like minded, extraordinary people right here at Second Half Comeback. Join our team by signing up for the email list and we’ll take this journey together. Just look on the sidebar of the blog and sign up right now. Awesome!
“Start spending time around people who are already doing what you dream of doing and your life will immediately change for the better.
Here are the links, conferences and courses mentioned in this episode:
Scott Dinsmore’s Live Your Legend: http://liveyourlegend.net/
Connect With Anyone course: This really helped me understand the importance of connecting with people and has a community that inherently is looking to connect with amazing like minded people. http://howtoconnectwithanyone.com/joinus/early-access/
Honest Online Business Coaching with an awesome active community: http://fizzle.co/
If you are interested in Podcasting this is the course and community that helped me launch and honestly changed my life: http://www.entrepreneuronfire.com/podcastersparadise/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=podcastersparadise
Just got back from this conference in Portland and can’t say enough great things about it! An absolute game Changer http://worlddominationsummit.com/
New Media Expo: If your “thing” is online business, blogging or podcasting this is a great conference and It’s in Las Vegas so what could go wrong! http://nmxlive.com/2014-lv/