Running a business is like riding a roller coaster. Although it is fun and exciting, there will be times when you feel scared and powerless. During the bad times, there isn’t much you can do other than to keep on pushing forward.
Any entrepreneur will agree that if you’re not growing you’re dying. Continued growth is the only way to stay ahead of your competition and the best way to ensure your growth is to seek out people who you can learn from.
I live by the rule that if you ever find that you’re the smartest person in the room, you need to find a new room. As a result, i’m continually growing as a business professional by surrounding myself with people who I can learn from, therefore, making every social interaction an opportunity to grow professionally.
It’s a common belief that you are a reflection of the company you keep. If you remain in an environment where you’re the most influential person for long there won’t be much room to grow.
Start by surrounding yourself with people who have reached a higher level of success than yourself. Maybe they have already achieved what you want to achieve in business and life. For example, if you want to own your own gym then start hanging out with gym owners.
If you need a confidence boost then start hanging out with more confident people. Listen to their stories to help inspire you. Ask them for tips on how they became successful. The more you learn, the better you will be.
In September I (Yani Burmeister) and Rad, co founder of Unity Gym and partner in LinkFit will be attending NPE’s Mega Training in Sydney Australia on September 23rd and 24th. NPE has been a major influence in our success both with Unity Gym, and as we launch, I’m sure they will again with LinkFit.
If you have not already, I urge you to buy tickets to the event. It will be a great opportunity to learn from people who are succeeding in your field. Who knows, we might even get to chat whilst I’m there!
If you haven’t already, jump over here to purchase your tickets.
I hope to see you there!