209: Warning: Unpopular Opinion - Successful Biz Buds Actually Hurt You And Psyche You Out in Business


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By Laura Petersen: Bestselling Author, Speaker, Pro Copywriter, Former Psychology Teacher, Laura Petersen, and M.A.E.D.. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Hanging out with ACHIEVERS is actually HURTING you {psychologically}!

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We all know the whole 'you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with' saying -- I retell it all the time, myself!

But, I realized recently how doing this can actually hurt us too. Now, before anyone jumps to write a scathing comment in rebuttal, hear me out...


You see your hardworking, successful business buddies start podcasts, write books, and speak on stage. So, you think and feel like "everyone is doing it."

You then think and feel "it's too late for me," "I missed the boat," or "I'll never be as good as they are, plus they got such a head start, so I won't do it."


The truth actually is that you are just hanging out with go-getters.

Most people do NOT start podcasts, write books, or speak on stage.

Most people consume but do not create.

Most people overthink but do not take action.

And, more and more -- did I mention MORE? -- people are coming online every single day looking for the solutions you offer. Looking for YOUR style of speaking or writing. YOUR examples and lessons learned. YOUR wacky humor or calm speaking voice.


So, I would never advise hanging out with losers to combat this misperception and get you back to reality. The side effects would be too negative.

The recipe simply is to recognize where you are. You are in a GREAT place if this post resonates with you.

  1. You have a great crew around you. Keep it up.
  2. Just because your buds are rockin' it does NOT mean there isn't space and a huge -- and increasing -- demand for your unique twist and style. Audit your thoughts, audit your feelings...and reframe.
  3. Do the thing. You know what it is. Do it.


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