Here’s the transcript of the Choosing Your Vibe Tribe Be Better With Tracy Heatley podcast episode.
“Hi, I’m Tracy Heatley and welcome to my Be Better With Tracy Heatley podcast. This episode is all about dealing with negative feedback.
Many years ago, I was given a little book of quotes by American life master, Jim Rohn and my personal favourite sales and business trainer, Brian Tracy. For some reason, I was driving back from a fabulous day spent with a marketing client today, and I thought about these little books that I hold so dear.
I randomly pick them up, from time to time, open them at any page and read the first quote that I’m drawn to. I have another little book of positive thoughts, by the fabulous Louise Hey, which I love too. They’re all fabulous little mood makers, mindset shifters and focus reminders.
Jim Rohn Said…
Jim Rohn, quote today said,” You’re the average of the five people that you spend your time with.” Let’s put that into perspective for a minute. I take that to mean that if I surround myself with five great people, who make me feel good in some way, they give me hope, motivation and a desire to do even better. More importantly, people who are more advanced at something than I, and I aspire to be like. If I do that, then the possibilities are endless. Here’s the thing, I have been doing just that for almost twenty years. The intrinsic rewards alone are worth more than anything.
It’s fair to say that I’m not great a maths. In fact, that’s an understatement. I failed a math’s exam, three times, by one mark! Here I am, in my middle aged prime, and I’m thinking about putting myself through it all again. Just because I don’t like to fail. Do I need it? No! Will I ever use it? No! Don’t get me wrong, I can apply all the numbers I need when it comes to business. In fact, when I did my Business MBA, I got 94% in my finance exam, but can I work out how much fencing I’d need to surround the semi-circle of a football pitch? Can I heck! Perhaps I should start spending time with Math’s Professors!
Anyway, I digress! As I was saying, I may not be good a math’s. However, I know from experience that Jim Rohn is spot on. If I surround myself with five fabulous people, and they each introduce me to five more fabulous people, and so on, I’m onto a winner for sure!
Be The One To Start
It’s a bit like starting a wave at a concert! It only takes one person to start with, then everything else follows as a natural progression.
Be the one to start surrounding yourself with the right people. It’s up to you to define and decide who the right people are for you. It may be people who are more qualified, experienced, focused, intelligent, knowledgeable, happy, motivated, or confident, for examples.
As you ask yourself, what type of people should be in your vibe tribe. Remember, whether it’s through conscious effort or it’s subconsciously, you will become like the people you spend most of your time with, so choose wisely.
I know you may not be able to think of one person right now, but if you could think of someone, who would you like to spend your time with? Anyone in the world! Who is it? As you’re thinking about this person, you may now be thinking about who could get you introductions to them or how could you get on their radar. If so, that’s amazing! Where your focus goes, your energy is certain to flow, so keep with it.
If you don’t think you could get to know the person you’re thinking of, let’s now focus on the qualities they possess. What is it about his person that makes you want to spend time with them? You may want to write these qualities down now or later, but for now just keep focusing on all the qualities this person has. Now, as you cast your mind back to the people you know, who within your circle of influence and define who has some or all these qualities? That’s the first person to welcome to your vibe tribe.
Another strategy might be to reach your chosen person through mutually connections. Who do you know who can introduce you to them or someone else they know. It’s true that people can network their way to the top! Why not let that ne you?
If you can’t think of anyone, within your current circle of influence, who possesses the qualities that you desire to be around and/or become, I think it’s time to find a new circle of influence. It’s definitely time to create a new vibe tribe with new people in it.
Unfortunately, as well as all the wonderful people who inspire us and are a joy to be around, the world is also made up of many energy zappers too. You know, those people who drain your motivation, fun, personality and generally leave us feeling low. Or, worse, they’re leading a life or running a business in a way that transgresses your values.
No one needs that in their lives! Everyone, deserves more, especially you!
Choosing Your Vibe Tribe For Success
Choosing your vibe tribe has more to do with business success than most people realise. I feel incredibly privileged and lucky that I get to spend most of early mornings networking with the members of my BoB Club networking groups, but it’s more than that. They’re not just my members, they’re my vibe tribe. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!
The experience, knowledge, and business journeys that most business owners have been through is awe inspiring. Everyone has story to tell. Everyone has learned valuable lessons and if you’re mixing in the right circles of influence, the impact on you, your mindset, your strength, your power, your self-perception, your self-worth, your values, and your overall business success will be more rewarding than I can put into words.
You may have already chosen a wonderful vibe tribe, but there’s no harm in doing some reflection. My all means, if your tribe is working for you, keep it. I would, however, keep your mind open, and chose new people to join your vibe tribe too. This will get you and your business to the next level and beyond.
Same applies when you’re choosing any kind of business mentor. Find someone who you aspire to be like. Someone who has a ton of experience in the area you need to improve upon. Someone who has a wealth of knowledge and the right values for you. I personally, apply this rule of thumb when I’m choosing any service providers too.
You have the power to choose who you spend most of your time with. Choose wisely and watch you and your business grow. Have fun choosing your vibe tribe and enjoy every minute. Life is a journey! Who are you taking along for the ride?
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My name is Tracy Heatley, and I thank you for listening to my Be Better With Tracy Heatley podcast”.
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