Peer group pressure and you
Does it matter to you who your children hang out with?
If your child is a GREAT swimmer, would you encourage them to take lessons with beginners?
What about if those beginners were really lovely people?
It sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?
But we do this to ourselves all the time.
“It never ceases to amaze me how broke people listen to, and take advice on financial matters from, other broke people”
Graeme Fowler, property investor
If you want to replace your income with your business, then you need to spend time learning with, and from, people who are on that track, or who’ve done it.
Your child wouldn’t be stretched in early-days swimming lessons no matter how nice those kids were.
But they could learn a lot from kids slightly better at swimming than them.
It would stretch them, give them new ideas, show them what was really possible. And it would be less comfortable.
It’s the same in your business.
Sponsoring others into your team means you naturally spend time with people who, at first, are not stretching you to reach your potential.
They’re borrowing your belief.
They’re learning from you.
So it’s crucial to balance that with your OWN personal development.
Learn from people who have what you want.
At the end of trainings or briefings, talk with leaders who are going where you want to go.
Mastermind with movers and shakers.
Keep reading personal development for YOU instead of always thinking ‘oh so-and-so should read this’.
Have people in your life who show you what’s possible.
There’s room for all sorts of people in your life – including broke ones who are lovely. But make sure you’re taking advice from the ones who have what you want on that specific topic.
Because *newsflash* positive peer pressure is every bit as impactful as negative peer pressure!
And you are just as affected by it as your children.
Look after yourself – you are your business.
See you on the road,