The people that we keep in our social circles contribute to the energy that we keep around us. This is why it’s important that we protect that energy and who we allow into that space. I got three quick tips for you today on three specific type of people that you need in your circle- both with your business and in your personal life.
- Somebody who is smarter than you.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room?” It’s true! They call this the ugly girl syndrome because when it helps make you feel cute when you are constantly hanging around a bunch of ugly girls. I’m actually in a mastermind group right now where I feel so bad for not being able to help anyone. Everyone else is always answering questions and being helpful and meanwhile, I’m doing a bunch of asking. Real talk though, you need someone who is smarter than you that you can talk to on a regular basis.
- Someone with high EQ.
You’ve heard of someone with a high IQ, right? Today we’re talking about someone with a high EQ, which stands for emotional quotient. Someone with a high EQ is emotionally balanced and even tempered. A lot of introverts have this.
High EQ people don’t take it personally when you don’t call them- they know you’re busy!
When you have too many people with low EQ, you are constantly hurting their feelings and they take everything to heart.
You can’t have people around you who are always into their own feelings.
- Someone who has no filter.
Yup. You need that person who will tell you.Yeah we all want to surround ourselves with those cheerleaders who are always telling us the good stuff and rooting us on. It makes us feel good, but you can’t only have people who tell you just what you want to hear.You need someone who will cut you once in awhile.That person who will let you know when your website sucks.
These are the three people that you need in your life.
You don’t always have to agree with them, but these are the people who will change your life.
They’re not easy people to find. You have to seek these types of people out, which is why it is so important to build relationships.
I don’t feel that us introverts are better than our extroverts, but we are different. I know for me, it is easier to build a smaller group of loyal people than it is for me to connect with thousands of people on a regular basis. It’s okay to only have only a couple of friends, if you consider them true friends.10 people who are down for you are better than 100 people who are wishy-washy. Click To Tweet
Let’s do a quick friend test.
Social media has perverted the word friend. You do not have thousands of friends. There are people you network with and socialize with, but we’re talking about our true true friends.
Your true true friends are the people who you can call at 3am and you can say, “Come and get me,” or “I need you to wire me $300.”
So how many people did you knock off your friends list? The people that are left are your true true friends.
Haha. But joking aside, if you have a small circle and they are down for you in some way, those are your true friends.