Who are you surrounding yourself with?
On Saturday morning, I joined an old friend for a bike ride. He is an avid cyclist and loves to climb. I have just gotten back into road cycling and wanted to step up my riding a notch. I knew that in order to elevate my riding, I needed to ride with someone who was beyond my current level. He didn’t disappoint. He chose a 30-mile ride that was 20 miles of pure climbing with varying levels of steepness. It was tough. Some of the hills were all out beastly, yet I knew it was what I needed.
As I was riding, I realized how important it is to surround ourselves with people who are at a level we aspire to be. It is easiest to see this in sports. You have to train with the best athletes if you want to be able to compete at a higher level. The same is true in business. If you want to grow your business, expand your presence, increase your impact, and elevate your success, you have to align with people who are operating at that higher level.
You can advance at a much quicker pace by learning from people who are where you want to be vs. staying in your current circle.
It’s amazing to me how often I have business realizations when I’m out doing something I love.
I had been biking on my own and had been struggling with my gears – which gear shifted up and down for big and small changes in elevation (it sounds silly, but it’s true). What happened when I actually HAD to use them on a challenging hilly ride? I figured it out QUICKLY. If I had kept riding on my own on easier trails, I would still be wrestling with it.
This also pertains to business. Sometimes we stop ourselves because we think we have to have it all figured out before we start. BUT, what I have learned in life and in business, is that you learn best when you are IN it and there’s no option but to figure it out. This is a huge relief. You can start now and know that as you progress in your business and come across something you don’t know how to do, you WILL figure it out. You will find the right person, resource, took, etc., because you have to in order to continue to grow your business.
Where do you want your business or career to be? Who can you align with to help you continue to up level? What can you do today to progress without worrying about what you don’t know while trusting when you need to know, you will most certainly figure it out?
All of this requires getting out of your comfort zone, courage, faith, and determination. This brings me to the final question – how bad do you want it? Therein lies the key to your success.
Desire attached to a higher vision connected to powerful actions and the right mindset – it is no secret that this is what is required if you want to step up your game. So, are you up for it?
Believing in you,
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