MJ Gonzales │Executive Chronicles.com
Peer pressure was a factor why during in our puberty age we either emerged cool, balance or rebellious. Since we had spent meaningful tears and years, it is clearer now that knowing your real friends is one of the amazing parts in our life journey. Do you agree that they’re also considered as a very good investment for your life success?
Whether we realize it now or later, our circle of friends is the first foundation in our pursuit of success whether in business or career. They can be your first clients, financers, business partners, promoters, and above all, they’re consultants when you need different perspectives. These are just few of the reasons to consider them treasure.
According to Brandon Turner on Entrepreneur.com, investing in ‘yourself’ is better than other kind of ventures in the world. To boost yourself, the article mentioned that it’s wise to value you spouse, health, personal library or reading books, and your friends.
‘As Jim Rohn famously said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” So who are you spending your time with? Are you investing time with those who can make you a better person or with those who only want to keep you at their level?’ Turner’s shared in his article on the business site.
Meantime, issues such as personal versus business relationship is one the concerns of mixing friendship and entrepreneurship. It’s indeed painful to read stories where two or more individuals separated due money matters. However, these sad instances are not enough to conclude that friends can be your buddies in your dream. In fact, a Forbes’ report shared that some of successful companies are established through camaraderie including Hewlett and Packard and Starbucks.
“She’s my best friend, and we talk 20 times a day! With her motivation, we started moving on it the next day,” Stacy Strummiger shared about her friend Rachel Teyssier, her co-owner of Rainraps that manufactured chic raincoats.
Even powerful woman such as Oprah Winfrey is aware that keeping positive friends is very essential even you already enjoy fame and fortune. She once advised that it’s good to be surrounded with people who will be there lift you.
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down,” Oprah said.