Most of us have friends that we have known for a long time that we need to shed but out of a false sense of loyalty, we feel obliged to hang on to them.
Recently I parted ways with someone that I knew for 30 years and I have no regrets about that decision. As life changes and you start to experience new things, those lifelong friends start to criticise you and tend to happily offer negative opinions on what you are doing or intending to do that will enrich your life.
Those friends are secret haters who perhaps don’t have the ambition that you have, don’t have that passion for trying new things or simply don’t like change.
There are others that think they are better than you, they seem to have it all, they have a hairstylist who comes to their homes every day and they travel all over the world because of their careers, you don’t need that negative energy in your life. It is easy to give up because all that negative stuff can get you down if you choose to continue to listen to it.
Surround yourself with people who will encourage you, be your cheerleader, boost your confidence and always push you to start that business, enrol on that course, turn your passion into something worthwhile. Connect with people that you admire, they are likely to also inspire you. I recently met an old church member at my daughter’s dance class, she has started employment agency and we started talking about different ideas for business and straightaway she gave me good suggestions for launching my business from another platform.
Out with the old and in with the new!