The People You’re With

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I believe that being successful has a lot to do with the people you surround yourself with.

Imagine the following:

Let’s say you have this idea to start a new business, but you’re not feeling confident enough to go for it. In your mind, success and failure both exist and cancel each other out. Meaning you’re stuck.

Because both outcomes are possible, and anything you put on paper will be based on assumptions, it doesn’t matter if you do it or not.

There is no proof that you will make it, and there is no proof that you won’t. In whichever direction you think, both are possible. How do you deal with this?

I approach such a situation by removing as many assumptions as possible and turning them into facts. The first step will be to find out if anyone else has done this before. Looking at them should give you a lot of answers.

The next step would be to get in touch with those people. I would want to know how it feels, what is involved and what I can expect. The best way I can think of doing this is to talk to them, ask them questions.

If you ask someone who just started her business if it is possible, what do you think the answer would be? Well, you’ve guessed right. The same goes for the people who didn’t make it. They will tell you that it is difficult, almost impossible to be done and will have many reasons to justify this argument.

When it comes to you, both can be right or wrong. But from who do you think you can learn more? I leave it to you to answer that.

If I start a new project, I surround myself with people who can help me, and I can learn from. I figure out how I can be of value to those people and, in return, learn everything I need to make it.

The success or failure of any new venture will be mainly based on your belief and willingness to take action. It is much easier to be in that state if you are surrounded by people who do take action and believe in what they do.

If you are in such a situation right now, join us. Or, if you know someone who is, forward this newsletter.

Have a great weekend and a successful week.

Cheers

John

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