Have you ever picked up a good book and after reading the first couple of lines, you have goosebumps? Or have you been so passionately moved by a speaker that they have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you soak in what it is they have to say?
There are a few authors and speakers who really rock my world. People who when they speak, I listen. When they write, I read. That list is ever-growing but as of right now it includes Brene Brown, Gretchen Rubin, Robin Sharma, Nathaniel Branden and a few others. I really enjoy hearing what it is they have to share with the world. They inspire me to be better in everything that I do.
This morning was a perfect example of having my world rocked. On my computer, I have a file of these amazing monthly coach videos from Robin Sharma. Each about twenty minutes, they are my daily dose of awesomeness. On the video this morning, his message was about tapping into my own “Circle of Genius”, in other words looking at the people I choose to spend my time with.
Life is short. My two top priorities in my life are my family and my helping people through chiropractic. The time I have outside either of those priorities is precious. And who I choose to associate with during those times is important to me. I want to spend time with people who inspire me to better at what I do. I want to talk with people who make me smile, are fun, warm, happy, and think positively. I don’t want to spend time with people who are negative, fear-mongering, energy suckers. How do you avoid these people?
I have to make sure my Doorman is doing his job. My Doorman is my “metaphorical Bouncer”, the guy who decides who and what comes into my life. If someone (or something) doesn’t meet the criteria of who (or what) I want to associate with, then they don’t make it into my life. Cool concept, if you stop to think about it. Think of all the people in your life (hopefully there aren’t many) who bring you down. These people, by the way, are the ones that when you see their name come up on Call Display, you inwardly sigh. If you had enacted your Doorman when you were first introduced, they wouldn’t have the space in your life they do now. It’s such a simple idea and yet it works so brilliantly!
Today, I’ll spend time looking at my Circle of Genius. Who are the people I really trust? Who are the people who I really love to spend time with? Is there a way I can connect with them more often?