Happy Mint-spirational Monday!
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said, “You are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”.

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Like it or not, we are highly influenced by the people closest to us. They affect the way we think about ourselves and the decisions we make. So from time to time, its essential to step back and ask: Who’s in my life? Are the lifting me higher or dragging me down? The people around you should bring out the best in you.

You probably have at least a few friends or relatives who you always feel worse after seeing or speaking to. You know the ones: the negative nellies who dominate conversations with complaints, the ones who just can’t be happy for you, the ones who feed on drama and seek to create it, the ones who passively aggressively pick on you, the ones you can’t trust as far as you can throw them, the ones who leave you feeling depressed and frustrated and you think, ‘GAH! why did I even bother calling?’

While you may not be able to completely disassociate from a life long friend or a relative, you can do your best to limit exposure and not allow their views or negativity to make their way too far into your world. I’ve personally found that being consciously aware of their negative impact dramatically helps protect me from it.

So this week I leave you with this little nugget of actionable advice from Tony Robbins:

“Who you spend time with is who you become.
Change your life by consciously choosing to
surround yourself with people with higher standards.”

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Choose your company wisely and have a wonderful week,

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