We’ve heard of the value of spending time with like-minded people.
Let’s take it a step further and talk about like-hearted and like-spirited people.
Many don’t realise just how essential this is. I had the privilege of spending time with an inspiring entrepreneur Araya Green, founder of Surface organic skincare range. Araya was introduced to me by another wonderful and wise woman, Kemi Nekvapil, founder of Kemi’s Raw Kitchen and Raw Beauty Queen.
I love businesses that have our best interests at heart.
You see genuine people, know other genuine people. People committed to doing the work to live a life with purpose, will spend time with others who are doing the same thing.
A like-spirited person is not a carbon copy of you. You have differences and your differences are compatible. They get you. They support you. They tell you the truth. They show you who they really are and you feel safe to show them who you really are. You may not agree all the time, but your relationship is an authentic experience of giving-and-receiving. You do not waste time on gossip or superficial conversation (see my post on embodying what you attract here).
Tangible magic happens in these kinds of environments. And the ideas that get generated can be mind-blowing.
When you do the work to become the best person you can be, an inner transformation occurs. You become happy for other people when they embark on adventures for one thing. That’s certainly been the case for me. Whenever I meet someone who is “doing their own thing” or is pursuing a side project they’re passionate about (creative or otherwise) I’m excited for them.
It takes guts, and gutsy-ness is an attractive thing. It also makes for refreshing conversation – and that’s always welcome.
You can’t do it all on your own, you see. Connecting with others is part of human nature. And you want to make sure your partnerships uplift you and hold you up, rather than leave you drained. You will always have challenges, and so will others. Observe your circles. Do the people in your network dwell on problems and do things like blame others, or are they proactively working on solutions?
Being around negativity also makes you unwell – literally. I’ve met a number of people now who are clear that their former workplaces for example, literally contributed to their illness, physical and mental. What a price to pay!
- Remember, you get to choose your partnerships. This is a privilege not to be taken for granted.
- Choose people and workplaces that are good for you. Whatever your personality – like spirited people are worth seeking out.
- Scan your current environment. Do you need to make a change? Spend more time with certain people and less with others?
- Birds of a feather really do flock together. What does the flock you’re moving in look like? And what does that say about you?
- You deserve goodness. Make the choices that enhance the goodness in your life.
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