5 Career Accelerating Relationships You Need Now

5 Career Accelerating Relationships You Need Now

“It’s not me… it’s you.”

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I bet you’ve never said that to anyone! Yet, this reversal of the classic breakup excuse might be exactly what you need to say in order to accelerate your success. We’ve all had people in our lives who bring us down. Their laziness, unhappiness, or lack of ambition in life is taxing… and it can easily rub off on you. However, there’s something you can do now to improve your current situation, or add new people to your life who will help you get to the next level. So, if you want to accelerate your career, develop yourself personally and professionally, and get the most out of life, then pay attention. Because I’m going to tell you the five types of relationships you need in life to get on the fast track to career success. (Read to the end to get a free resource with more tips on how to accelerate your career.) If you set yourself up with good people each of these categories, then you’ve given yourself the ability to achieve your dreams. Because as the famous entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Make those people rockstars, and soon you’ll be one, too.

5 Career Accelerating Relationships You Need Now

Now, without further ado, here are five career accelerating relationships you need now:

1. Best Friends Who Care Enough To Call You Out

Everyone knows that it’s great to have a best friend - but you may not know the most important characteristic of a true best friend. A best friend needs to have your back and love you enough to call you out when you’re out of line, and be willing to support you in both your darkest and finest hour. So, the question to ask yourself is this: Who do you want as your best friend, and what do you want this person to be like?

2. Your Own, Personal Yoda

And by Yoda, I mean a mentor. That means someone who’s older and wiser than you, and ideally someone who has done what you’re looking to do. See, there’s a definitive roadmap to success, and the people who have it are those who have already made it. You just need to tap into that resource. And the more specific you can get about what you want in life, the easier it’ll be to find the perfect mentor.

3. A Coach What Will Pull Out Your Full Potential

Who makes the most money these days? Likely, the first people you’ll think of are those in sports and entertainment. And one thing in common these people have is great coaches. No one gets to the top alone. And the better the coach, the better you’ll become - personally and professionally.

4. A Mastermind Group

This is one essential thing that highly successful people have. It was popularized in the classic best-seller, Think & Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill - a book that many would call a foundational book for their success. A mastermind group is basically 5-8 like-minded people who meet once a month to share ideas with the intention of helping each other and coming up with new, innovative ideas. Now, in forming your own mastermind, you’ll want to find ambitious people working towards similar goals as yourself. The smarter the group you can assemble, the better the ideas will be that come out of it.

5. Your Own Personal Tribe

Think of this as your extended friends or associates… 20-150 people who you connect with based on a shared set of values. Jim Rohn, who I mentioned earlier, had another amazing quote that fits here, and it goes like this, “If you want to soar like an eagle, you better stop hanging around with turkeys.” So, consider the people in your current tribe, and then think about whether they’re the people you want in your life long term. It can be a tough thing to consider, but be willing to do whatever it takes to soar like an eagle.

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