You hear that you are the result of the 5 people you spend the most time with. When I invested in a business coach a couple of years back and she said I needed to seriously consider the people I was spending my time with, it really was a tough conversation I had to have with myself. I consider myself to be a really positive person, however my mindset and mood can be hugely effected by the people I spend my time with, but never would I have considered cutting people out of my life because of that.
This past week, I have had such an amazing time and it reminded me of this point above in many ways.
About 6 years ago I was very lucky to be added to a small Facebook group of like-minded female photographers and some of them have become dear friends of mine. We met several times throughout the year, connect most days through the internet. They are great friends and we are all so supportive of each other – something that I am truly grateful for, strangers who connected via the internet with a passion for business and photography. We all give advice, help each other when we are down, and support each other on new ideas and business ventures.
We have a super close nit of friends who we see most weeks and have the best times with! There are friends who have drifted over recent months, years, and I just think it comes down to having a balance in any kind of friendship or relationship. Your friends shouldn’t bring you down, be negative, dismissive or worse not even care about what you are doing and what is going on in your life. Equally if the relationship isn’t in a give, give space and they are all take, take, take – it’s not a friendship at all as it has to go both ways.
I say rather than cutting people out of your life, spend more time with the people who you really connect with and care about. The people who you would be there for in a heartbeat and you know would return the favour. People who you laugh with, create memories, trust and support each other.
I was hoping to update you guys on some project I’ve been working on recently but I’ve been working on a tonne of editing and planning this week. I’ll look to do a roundup next week and fill you all in.
Hope you all have an amazing weekend!