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Leadership coaches love Jim Rohn quotes.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
These 14 words rarely fail to get their clients thinking about who’s impacting –
and their future direction.
Just like a checkbook can provide a snapshot into an individual’s real-world priorities, so can a review of an individual’s calendar.
The calendar doesn’t have to be an organized written one.
It just has to be an honest assessment of who’s usually “front and center” in many of the person’s daily activities.
I certainly can see how pondering the five people you spend the most time with could be beneficial.
It’s tougher than it looks, though.
Because obviously the purpose of the exercise is to manage to get the five “right people” into your life somehow, someway.
But with Cindy and three daughters, 80% of my available slots are already filled.
Talk about pressure!
A leadership coach would say stop fretting and just secure a wise and experienced mentor for that open spot #5.
I only wish my life were this simple.
Katie hopes I’ll put her new husband Joel into spot #5 and call it all good.
I don’t know about this, to be honest.
I guess Joel could turn out to be a wise and experienced son-in-law.
So maybe I should chance it.
Anything’s possible, right?
I’ll cross my fingers and hope for the best.
It’s not like I could afford to pay a pricey Jim Rohn type mentor, anyway.
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