Stone Payton: [00:00:00] Welcome back to BRX Pro Tips. Lee Kantor and Stone Payton here with you. Lee, you’re always saying choose your friends wisely. What do you mean by that, particularly in a business context?
Lee Kantor: [00:00:13] There’s a saying from Jim Rohn. I think it was him who said that, “You’re the average of the five people you’re around the most.” And if you believe that to be so, then you better choose those five people very carefully. And I would add, more positive people. I would get rid of the negative people. And where do you find those positive people? Go out and find them. Are they a blogger you like, a business person you are impressed by? Invite them on a show. Get to know them. Use our platform to kind of put you in front of the people that you think are going to help take your business in the next level, and use that as the lever to create better relationships with better people.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:57] And then, look at the five people on the list and go, “This person is bringing too much drama to the party,” or “They never supported my work. They’re never going out of their way to help me get business,” and then get rid of them and replace them with somebody that is willing to support and celebrate your work. The more people you have around you that are helping you grow, then you have a better chance of growing.
Lee Kantor: [00:01:22] So, only include people around you that are helping move the ball. You don’t have time to be dealing with other people’s drama. It’s just not worth it. Focus on things that are going to move the needle in your business and that primarily happens through human beings. So, add more positive people to the five people who are around you the most, and you will see everything will get better, your life will have less drama, and your business will grow.
Stone Payton: [00:01:50] And I think for that core five, at least, one of those people should be someone who has accomplished, already accomplished that which you wish to accomplish. It just makes perfect sense to include that in your group of five, I think.