The Power of Your Support System - A Network for SuccessSep 01, 2023
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, "Who am I spending most of my time with?" It's a question that might sound trivial at first, but its implications are profound. The 'Average of Five' principle states that we're the sum of the five people we spend the most time with. This notion poses a significant challenge for us all – to audit our circles, to scrutinize those we've allowed into our spheres, and to ascertain whether they're propelling us towards our best selves or subtly anchoring us to a limiting status quo.
Unpacking the 'Average of Five' Principle
The 'Average of Five' principle is more than a motivational mantra; it's a mirror reflecting the truths about our social networks. Those we surround ourselves with influence our attitudes, our decisions, and ultimately, our actions. But the problem arises when this influence breeds complacency.
We are often told by those around us, "You're good just the way you are." And while it's crucial to not be too hard on oneself, the reality is that growth and refinement are equally important. Success—in business, as a spouse, a parent, or an individual—requires constant evolution. Stagnation is not an option.
The Audit: Evaluating Your Circle
So, how do you audit your circle? Begin by taking stock of those you frequently interact with. Ask yourself: Are they heading in the direction I want to go? Do they challenge me? Or are they merely echoing pleasant yet unprogressive affirmations? True friends, true supporters, are not those who simply agree with everything you say or do. They are the ones who will question you, challenge you, and push you beyond your comfort zone. They do this not out of malice, but because they genuinely care for your growth.
Cultivating a Robust Support System
A strong support system goes beyond just cheering for your victories—it stands by you, supporting you through your struggles, and helping you rise after every setback. This is the balance you need to strike in your network—between support and challenge. The construction of such a network is not an overnight process. It requires intention, effort, and sometimes difficult decisions. But remember, it is not about removing people from your life; it's about understanding who contributes to your growth and who hinders it.
The Role I Play in Your Journey
As an entrepreneur, you're juggling numerous responsibilities and wearing many hats. Amid this bustling activity, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture—of your priorities. This is where I step in as your mentor.
My mission is to help you grow your business profits without bankrupting your personal life. I offer candid feedback on how you're allocating your time, money, and energy, and whether these align with your stated priorities. With extensive experience assisting seven and eight-figure entrepreneurs, I aid in expanding businesses while concurrently evolving as impactful leaders in their personal lives.
Success is not a one-dimensional metric—it's a holistic measure. It's not just about the financial scorecard but about the person you become along the way. This journey becomes infinitely more rewarding and sustainable when bolstered by a robust, supportive network.
Are you ready to audit your circle and cultivate a powerful support system to fuel your forward momentum? Begin this journey with me. Book a free discovery call today, and let's explore if my program aligns with your needs.