By: Tabitha D. James, Business Strategist
Who is in your inner most circle? Are these folks fueling your energy to elevate or draining your ability to push through obstacles? It is important for us to take a personal inventory of our life circle(s) every now and then. The people who once served you, may not serve you in this season. You must be okay with that to win. Winners strategically surround themselves with the right people to mobilize. As survivors, it is extra critical for our circles to be balanced. This helps ensure mental and emotional wellness.
Circle building can be quite difficult. Who do you trust? Who do you cut? Who do you keep but not too close? . . . The key? Finding discernment and knowing yourself. Having a strong sense of what you need, where you're headed and what that looks like will help with curating your circle. Remember, you are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Don't allow this equation to hinder you, allow it to be your push to ensure your circle is intentional, influential (positively) and supporting in the way that benefits all involved in a special way.
Here are three easy questions you can use to self-assess and create a circle that suits you:
"As I enter a new phase of life and my circle broadens, I start learning new things."