Networking Tip: We are a direct reflection of the 5 people we associate with the most

One of many quotes by “personal success veteran” Denis Waitley is:

“We are a direct reflection of the 5 people we associate with the most, and our income and lifestyle is the exact average of those people.”

This is a quote to think about, isn’t it?

Who is now part of your fivesome? And which influence do they have on you?
Are they positive people or are they rather focused on negative things?

Are they people who motivate you or rather pull you down?

One of the ways to change your life is choosing who you interact with.

So the question to you is: who do you want to be part of your primary network?

To be able to define that, it helps to take a step back.

First ask yourself the question: what are my goals in my professional and personal life?

Then look for the people who already are in the position you want to be in.

And then spend more time with them.

Have a great networking day !

Jan

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3 Responses to Networking Tip: We are a direct reflection of the 5 people we associate with the most

  1. I agree with this principle 100%.

  2. Marlène says:

    agree, yes,but not always simple. Does not every one sometimes feel he or she has grown somehow above his or her surrounding?
    New contacts, more networking !

  3. […] Networking Tip: associate with the right people in every category of your life By Jan Vermeiren Last year I wrote about Denis Waitley’s quote that we are a direct reflection of the 5 people we associate with the most. […]

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