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Hi, everyone!

This is Annemarie Cross, Branding, Money Breakthroughs and Business Coach, helping solopreneurs just like you in getting noticed, hired and paid for what you’re worth.

Today’s audio tip is about the people you hang around with and how they can influence the results (or lack of results) you generate in your business.

One of the recent tweets I shared with my community was: “Birds of a Feather Flock Together. Are the crowds you’re flocking with online inspiring you or not? Is it time to change crowds?”

While building a strong support network is important for all small business owners, it’s extremely important for solopreneurs who spend a large portion of their day working alone.

However, it’s also very important to be selective in your choice of people you spend time with, because whether you realise it or not – they will/can impact your mindset and results you see in your business.

Who are you hanging out with in your online communities (i.e. Facebook and Twitter)? Are the conversations, posts, pictures and comments they share empowering – or disempowering?

If you surround yourself and get involved in conversations with naysayers – (people who always speak about things going wrong, complaining about what’s happening in their lives and in their day, and telling you why this or that is not going to work, etc) – this is going to impact what you focus your attention and energy on.

However, if you surround yourself with inspiring people – people who encourage you to look for ways to overcome issues in your business, and opportunities to grow, learn and develop, you’ll achieve your outcomes and goals much faster.

And, you’re more likely going to enjoy the journey because your attention and energy is not being dragged down each time you read a negative and disempowering comment.

My coach’s request today is that you have a look at the people you’re spending time with.

Are some of them naysayers and extremely critical and negative in their thinking and approach? If so, it’s best to stay away and not get involved in any of their conversations.

Rather, surround yourself with positive, empowering people to help keep you focused and on track.

Here’s to your success; I hope you found this tip helpful. If you did, please like it, share it with people you care about. And, please leave a comment – it’s always good to hear from my readers.

Until next time, stay inspired!


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