Your circle of friends.
There is an old saying that if you hang around nine broke people. You are bound to be the tenth broke person. In other words, who are your circle of friends? Are they where you want to be? Are they going where you are going? Do they dream the same dreams you do? Last weekend, here in Atlanta. I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days with a few millionaires. The conversation wasn't about the NFL championship games, we didn't share a laugh over a comedy sitcom on tv and we didnt gossip about the next door neighbor. We shared and learned about building wealth. A full day with everday people making extraodinary incomes. Millionaires flying in from Florida, Maryland, California and other faraway places. A former real estate agent, a former manager at a retail store in the mall and a high school drop out, who previous career was a janitor. These people and a few more teaching a handful of people about how to move mountains.
So 2006, you made a promise to make some changes. Are your current circle of friends encouraging you to go for it or are they laughing behind your back? It could even be a family member who laughs when you tell them about your dreams. Defensive NFL player Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens learned the hard way, about his circle of friends when he came very close to being charged with murder. Ray was innocent, but his circle of friends were not. Today, Ray Lewis will tell you, he had to let go a lot of his childhood buddies. They just didnt dream the same dream or was heading in the same direction. A celebrity will find a lot sooner than most of us, how valueable that circle is. Most us wait too late to change circles. We don't want to offend anyone. Is your circle delaying your success? Let me know about your circle. How are you changing them? Does your circle need to change? Are you surrounded by friends who want to succed and want your success?