CHANGE YOUR INFLUENCE: Have’s and Have not’s

What my former friends considered to be unfair, my new friends saw as an opportunity to learn more about the way the game was played. Rather than get paid for less than they were worth and being told what they had to do and when, they dedicated themselves to creating teams of people that shared their vision and coordinated a plan by which they could carry it out. These people were not driven by selfish interests, but rather by the need to fulfill a need that was not currently being met. The difference between my two spheres of influence was profound and exhilarating for me!

The list goes on and on, but I believe that you have people in your life on both sides of this spectrum. For me, my growth began when I stepped outside of my comfort zone and began assimilating these belief systems into my own life. I used to tell my old friends, that it may be fun to watch your kids ride a roller-coaster, but it is so much more fun and exciting to sit in the seat next to them and experience the ride together!

My final thoughts are these…if you choose to pursue the roller-coaster ride towards financial freedom, you better find a group of friends who is willing to take the ride with you. Look carefully and be aware of the people you choose to associate with as they will have a tremendous impact on your outcome. Seek those who will inspire, encourage, mentor and hold.