Don Roulo is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Life Quest. He is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops.
By DON ROULO
Will you be happy if you are living the same life 5 years from now?
Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones was a fantastic speaker and author. He actually is in the Motivational Speaker Hall Of Fame. He said, “You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Over the next couple of weeks, I want to take a separate look at both how people and books (information) determine your future.
I have heard a statistic which says your life is the average of the five people with whom you spend the most time. This means your family, income, career and social life are the average of your five closest friends. I realize there may be exceptions to this rule, but I see it to be true the vast majority of the time. The people who you allow to be closest to you have a positive or negative influence in your life. It may be subtle, or it may be glaring, but these people influence you whether you know it or not.
Do the five people you spend the most time with have similar houses, incomes, careers, businesses, marriages and families? The answer to this question leads back to our original question, ‘will you be happy if you are living the same life five years from now?’ Am I telling you to dump all your friends? Absolutely not! What I am saying is if you want your life to be different in five years, you will have to spend time with people who are already where you want to be.
To have a more successful career, spend time with someone who is already successful in the same or similar career. To have a more successful family life, spend time with families who are living the life you envision. To have a more successful business, spend time with people who have achieved the business success you are seeking. Time spent with these people now, will be reflected in your life five years from now – and hopefully sooner.
Whenever I am seeking to change some area of my life, I find someone who is already living what I want. I have done this time and time again. I have done this as a husband, father, friend, salesman, coach, business owner and so on. I will continue to do it as long as I live.
Will you seek out people who you want to be like and spend time with them? Let me ask you one more time, will you be happy if you are living the same life five years from now?
Join me next week as I look at how the books, or information, you allow into your life determine your future.
About the Author
Don Roulo is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops.
As a business consultant, he has written business plans and worked to market products or services as well as organizing financial statements for investors. Because of his success in the sales and business arena, Don has been blessed with the opportunity to train, motivate and inspire others. His passion is to motivate and equip people to find their passion and achieve their goals and God given destiny.