Have you ever heard the saying, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”?
Take a step back and ask yourself, who are you spending your time with and is your tribe supporting your vibe?
The reason I’m asking is that I see so many clients who know within themselves what they want in terms of their career, life or leadership goals but often don’t have those great sounding boards around them to support them on their journey.
A few years ago when I started MADI, I made a conscious decision to curate a group of contacts that would be able to support me. I identified within my network a marketing guru, a finance specialist, a business owner, a motivational cheerleader and an unapologetic realist. My tribe of 5 has been a great sounding board, helped me make decisions, has cheered my wins and commiserated during the tougher times but has always had my back.
On the flip side, I also had to make the tough decision to move away from those people who were always negative or inconsistent, didn’t support the path I was on and were energy drainers. It may seem harsh, but we only get one shot at this life so I want the best team around me I can find!
Maybe it’s time to take an audit? Look at your work/life network and see who’s adding value and who’s just adding baggage? Are they supporting your goals, dreams and aspirations? Do they provide solid advice, help you be accountable and paint a realistic picture?
Most of all, are they supporting YOUR vibe?