That´s a pretty fast "no" I just heard!
Let’s take a look at those five people you hang with most of the time:
Your partner either reflects or refracts the best in you.
Most of my clients have a lot to say about their primary relationship and, the bottom line is, if your primary relationship doesn’t bring out the best in you, your average is likely to decline.
Some co-workers are like sunshine and others are like acid rain.
Do you spend time around the person who always sees the best in others and gives everyone the benefit of the doubt?
Or do you spend secret sessions complaining about the problem du jour?
Know that your sunny co-workers brings your average up and those negative naysayers are bringing that average down.
Whether you’ve got one bestie or a posse, think about your closest friends.
Do they encourage you? Bring you chicken soup when you’ve got a bad cold?
Do they see the best in your primary relationship or find a constant string of flaws?
It’s important to know when the listen to negative feedback, right?
Maybe you spend a lot of time with your mother, father, or siblings, or maybe you’re separated by miles or perspectives.
Do family members reflect the person you are today, or does Aunt Susie still remember you as an awkward teenager with braces?
Some of the worst injuries are inflicted by family members.
If you’re the boss at work, bravo!
How are your management skills?
Do you empower those working for you, or are you a micromanager?
If you’ve got a boss, do you like him or her?
Is the relationship pleasant and affirming or is it negative and destructive?
Take a moment to think about your relationships because they do affect the person you are!
Please let me know how you feel about having a mentor, how you think it could help as well as any questions you might have in the comments below.
“One person is no person.” ~ Ancient Greed Adage
William Holt is the go-to coach and trainer for executive women wanting to transition to coaching as a way of sharing their professional expertise with the world. He is also the creator of the Holt Coaching Method as well as the founder and leader of the LinkedIn Group - Executive Women´s Growth Forum.
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