Who You Surround Yourself With

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 | by Brenda Stanton

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~Jim Rohn

This year in particular has been an interesting one for sure – and one in which has shown me much Truth on the importance of relationships and who you choose to surround yourself with.

In looking back over the years, I can see first-hand how many of my holdbacks in life – and what felt like barriers to moving forward with things I yearned to do, had to do with the fear of upsetting people around me – and in-turn, losing their love.

Can you relate?

Most of us have a deep down fear of not only disappointing others, but more accurately, having them abandon you if you change.

What I’ve learned is: relationships cannot be a default in your life. You can’t simply allow people to be around you just because they’ve been around you for years.

As Jim Rohn’s statement says above, you truly are the average of the five people you spend the most time with – now the question is: does that inspire you or scare you?

If you’re committed to living as a free spirit – and becoming your Truest, Best Self, then starting with your relationships – especially your closest ones, is the best way to get you on the path.

Think of it this way – the people around you are like mirrors reflecting back how YOU feel about you. Do you love what is being reflected back –or does it not feel so good?

To help drive this message home, check-out the Worthy Work where I share a very inspiring, practical and to-the-point video of a woman who is teaching how to become more discerning about who & what you allow into your sphere of influence.


To Your Worth!



One of the most imperative steps on the Claim Your Worth!® journey is realizing how worthy you are of being surrounded by positive, inspiring and loving people.

Allow Lisa Merlow-Booth give some great teaching around this in this video – and remind us all how powerful our relationships are and how they truly do influence and shape our everyday life and future.

I hope this video inspires you as much it continues to inspire me each time I watch it:
Click Here to Watch the Video

Here is your bumper sticker reminder: “It is a privilege to be in my inner circle and only those who treat me well get to enter this circle and remain in this circle.”

Remember, cherish those who allow you to be in their inner circle and allow yourself to be cherished as well.

Enjoy your week!




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