Life lessons: How Your Friends are Keeping You Stuck and What to Do

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This article is an outline for changing your life through practical means and specific steps. The presenter is Darren Hardy, creator of Success Magazine

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  • 1. HOME WELCOME VISION LEADERSHIP SYSTEM GET MONEY Subscribe to RSSLife Lessons Series: Mastery TV Day 5by Lis Carpenter | on December 21, 2012 0 TweetLife Lessons Series: Associations Explained –How Your Top Five Friends Are Keeping YouStuck and What to Do About It More Interesting Topics Life Lessons Series: Mastery TV Day 5 Life Lessons Series: Mastery TV Day 4 Life Lessons Series: Mastery TV Day 3 Life Lessons Series: Mastery TV Day 2Life Lessons from Tom Wood: Mama is Always Right Life Lessons Series: Mastery TV Day 1 converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 2. Do you remember you mother every saying to you “You’re hanging around with the wrongcrowd”?It’s funny that after you get older you realize it is one of the life lessons you should follow and areally important principle of success. Your associations in life affect all of your outcomes.So, if you want more wealth, you need to hang around wealthy people. If you want morehealth, you need to hang around healthy people. If you want more integrity, start finding peoplewho have integrity.DID YOU GET THAT?!Working on this one area can change EVERYTHING, all of your outcomes!Who are your associations in life?Who are the 5-10 people who you hang around and spend the most time with?Take a moment and write these down in your journal because these people affect your income,your wealth, your humor, your integrity, your character—everything in your life that determinesyour health and happiness.Of All of the Life Lessons – this Principle of Association is One of the Most Important PrinciplesYou Will Every LearnThink about it. Some people spend more time with trashy novels or t.v. shows, and thoseassociations are unwittingly affecting how they feel, think, act, behave and achieve.TIP: You don’t have to get rid of all those friends, you just have to start spending less time withthem.START putting new associations in your life that will help you get what you want. Take a momentand brainstorm the names or organizations whom you can being associating yourself with tobring about positive change.It only makes sense that if you want more, then you have to do something different.In this case, you have to hang around with different people.The people that you are being introduced to over these 30 days are world-class.they are paid $10,000-$50,000 a day to give their ideas and their motivation.By coming to this blog – and reading these series and articles daily, you’ve already started tomake a change.The ideas, strategies and concepts that you are absorbing now are at a level that most peopledream of. They were previously inaccessible before, and if you stick with this bit by bit, you willimprove.NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Do you see that guy on the banner to the right of this post?He’s made millions online. That is why I associate with him. I am leveraging the knowledge andstrategies that he provides to improve my health, wealth and relationships.Do you daydream about making millions and being free from struggle yet know no onepersonally who is doing it? You can fix that now by clicking the banner to the left, entering youremail, watching the video and joining. Remember, this is one of the most powerful decisions youcan make.Life Lessons from Darren HardyNow, in this section, Darren Hardy outlines exactly how to start living the life you imagine, the lifeyou deserve. Focus first on results– look at your results. Look at the actions you took to get you those results– what are you doing to produce those results? Next look at your attitude–does it match the attitude of those getting the results you want? All these make up the YOU Factor–the way that you think based on programming.Life Lessons on THE YOU FACTOR – Jim Rohn on a Subtle Way to converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 3. Sure ResultsFollow the Chain: Focus on YOU – Work on Attitude – Take Action – Produce results.Is your “operating system” out of whack? Find out.Pay attention. This is about your foundation and details these life lessons in a way that you canunderstand and apply these principles today.Fixing your operating system begins with…1) Information – And, this is how to improve your attitude. Information is programming how tothink, feel and behave. Lack of information can dramatically influence how you behave in asituation.For Example: If you wake up after a all-night house party and all of your furniture is gone. Youmight have a bad reaction. You might immediately call the cops to report a robbery.However, let’s suppose you know that your friends are tricksters and it just happens to be April1st. That bit of information changes everything.Darren Hardy uses this illustration to explain the principle of “information”:Your brain is like a water glass.There is constantly stuff being put into this water glass.The negative news and tabloid garbage is like putting coca-cola on the brain.If you keep doing that, you will continue to have a negative attitude.What you should do is flush your water glass on a regular basis by taking in audios and videosby people who have and are teaching about exactly what you want.Oh, I forgot to mention that Empower is set up exactly like that. There is a free weekly audiothat all members can plug into and get fresh new empowering messages from leaders who havewhat they want. We also have Inner Circle audios for those that want more.Really, why do you need this?Because you and I know you are subject to a bombardment of your subconscious mind daily.And, these negative messages are like weeds in your pristine mind garden. They will choke thelife out of anything good unless you do some maintenance in the form of putting the right stuffin and taking the wrong stuff out (your associations).You must do this on a regular basis. Be conscious of how you are putting water into your cup.Everyday, make it a ritual to work your garden. I got my daily ritual at miraclemorning.com, btw.2) Environment – This is how and where you are performing from. Is your work and life full ofclutter? And, does it support the type of production you want to put out? Record your answersin your journal.3) Associations – These are the type of people you hang around the most. It has been verifiedstatistically that you will become the average of the 5 people you hang around the most -interms of your peer group.Meaning…your income, health, relationships, all the results that they are producing…you willhave the combined average of the five.The continuing affect of those associations has tremendous impact!This is, of course, good and bad news. Your results depend on what you do with thisinformation.Darren, Tom and I have been consciously choosing how much time I spend with people. Arethey adders or detractors. Take a moment to reflect on that. You have your five in your journal.How would you rate yourself on your income, health, relationships, physicalenvironment, personal growth & development, spirituality, romance, contributionand fun?Now take a moment to rate them in the same categories…Where you see a deficit, consider “Who is not in my life that I need to attract so that I can getto the next level?”Who/what, if I surrounded myself with, would help me step up in the area of _____?Find people that have relationships that model what you want to own. converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 4. Remember, the effects are subtle but profound.-Lis Carpenter“Way Maker”http://www.theempoweredway.comThis entry was posted in Personal DevelopmentTags: associations explained, darren hardy, inner circle, Jim Rohn, life lessons, LisCarpenter, mastery tv, miraclemorning.com, the course in mastery day 5, Tom Wood,top five friends« Previous Post About The Author: Lis Carpenter Hello fellow freedom fighter! Im a simple gal w ith a passion for seeing others reach their full potential. Leave a comment. Im here to help you. I started in the education system, so I kind of know the type of learning that w orks is simply getting in there and doing the actions, and thats really w hat Empow er Netw ork offers. Click on the video banner beside this post to find out exactly how w e are teaching average people how to make $10,000, $25,000, $40,000, even over $100,000 a month online.0 comments Sign in 2 people listening + Follow Post comment as...Sort: Newest | Oldest Powered by Livefyre Company: Products: Support: converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
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