Jim Rohn is the person behind the famous quote:
You’re The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With
When I heard this quote for the first time it made a lot of sense. Thinking it through I realize that it is absolute nonsense and I’ll explain you why.
My friends and family usually don’t understand what I’m doing as an entrepreneur. When I discuss with them my latest idea to make it big they often tell me to keep on dreaming and say that it cannot work. This usually is so discouraging that it prevents me to take action.
On the other hand I get a lot of energy and motivation from talking to other entrepreneurs who have similar ideas like me or those who have already achieved what I’m aiming for. This really fires me up and inspires me to take massive action, leading to big results!
So what did Jim Rohn mean when he said that I am the average of the five people I spend the most time with?
Should I abandon my family and search for new friends?
These are the people I love. They give me a feeling of belonging, happiness and security. Life would be so empty without them… but I don’t need to discuss the details of my business with them. They will not understand it are unlikely to give me any useful advise.
The point is to look for a separate group of like-minded people in your life that:
- Hold you accountable for making progress in your business
- Share useful resources with you
- Challenge your ideas when you’re really heading off in the wrong direction
This is what’s called a Mastermind Group! And the great thing is that you don’t have to spend more time with them than you do with your loved ones.
Most online Mastermind Groups meet for just one hour every week. The key is to have a clear structure for these meetings so every member gets the most value out of them.
So what are you waiting for. Go look for your the people who can help you grow your business and together build a MasterMind group.
Signing up with MasterMindo is a great place to start