You are your network
I regularly hear words like this, “I wish I could be doing something different. I hate my job” from people in different stages of life, career and business.
There are even social media sites where people openly complain about their lives to complete strangers with statements like, “FML” (f*** my life).
One reason for this unhappiness, discontent, sorrow, poor attitude, disbelief, self-loathing, etc, could very well be the people you spend time with.
Jim Rohn said, “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” If there is any truth in this statement, and I believe it to be true, then we must work to adjust our network in order to adjust our lives.
“Changing your Network is the most important step to changing your life.” @TLBurriss
“We are who we hang out with, hang out with the best.” @TLBurriss
“We meet aliens every day who have something to give us. They come in the form of people with different opinions.” @William Shatner
I spent 30 years in the information technology world. Take a guess who I hung out with them most. In 2010 I made a significant change in my life and became a social media coach, leadership coach and public speaker. Take a guess who I hang out with now. My IT friends are still good friends. However, I have added a significant number of new people in my life who are social media professionals, leadership coaches and public speakers.
If you can believe this can work for you, even to some degree, then start making changes in your network now.
You are directly responsible for your life. If you are unhappy with your life in any way, start by making changes to your network.
Become who you want to be by building your new network.