My mother. She always would say to me “Choose your friends well.” That’s all she would say. It took me a long time for me to understand exactly what she meant. The company you keep ~ the friends you choose ~ will either bring your energy UP or they will deplete you.
As I look back over this past month, I realize how true Epictetus (Greek philosopher AD 55- C. 135) quote is “The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” I was blessed to be able to have many interactions with people who accept me as I am and who make only one request of me: to be the best I possibly can be. It’s all in the company you keep. I was elevated and energized just by being in their presence.
You may know by now that I believe everything has energy and it’s own energetic field. This is true of people and the company you keep. Have you ever been on your way to a meeting, to meet a client or an appointment and found yourself taking many deep breaths and saying to yourself “How am I going to get through this next hour?” That’s energy down. I found myself going to networking events this month, client appointments and going to spend time with friends smiling and thinking “I can’t wait to see x, y and z.” That’s energy UP. It’s all in the company you keep.
I am blessed and give great thanks to my Client Attraction Gold Mastermind group, The women of The Revelation Project, women biz owner’s like Victoria Moutahir of BodyKneads Massage and Jeannie Spiro The Career Woman’s Business and Marketing Coach, who I am honored to call friends! And, of course, my family, friends and my four footers whose wagging tails always elevate my life! Oh, and am blessed to have had such a wise mom! What company do you keep that you can give thanks to for elevating you?
What kind of company do you keep right now? Look at your calendar for the next month. I bet it might just say what kind of month you are going to have by the company you will be keeping! If you don’t like what you see, How can you shift it? If you like what you see, how can you continue to elevate it?