“Average? Me?” “Are you calling me average?” (Someone just said that to me the other day). These are the kind of responses I get when I tell them you are the average of the five people you hang out with. But let me digress.
I have been on a hiatus from my blog. It started with the flu but then it turned into feeling uninspired and not as productive as I’d like to be. Then I woke up one morning thinking…”Nance, you have been in fight or flight mode for a long time.” I guess this was bound to happen but I really don’t like staying in a funk for long so I called up a friend and said, “Can you meet? I need to be around your energy.” This is the same person that thought I insulted her when I called her average but I was calling her because I admire her and how she lives her life.
If you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with, then surround yourself by motivated, inspiring, thinking out of the box kind of people. People that push you to be the best that you can be because of what they are accomplishing. People you want to emulate. People that are doing things for the greater good. There is nothing I love more than watching my friends create the lives they want and deviating from the norm. That is what I feel about the people I surround myself with and on that note, I wanted to do some shameless promoting.
Roxanna Smith and Alison Litchfield…How many ways can I say how much I love these women? How they were actively involved in Lance’s death. How they literally bonded while sitting vigil over Lance so much so that their shared experience both over Lance and losing a parent has had them join their talents and offer a 10 day trip to India this October with a focus on Transcending Grief. All I can say is WOW…from Lance’s death to a trip to one of Lance’s and my’s favorite places in the world with two amazing woman. For anyone who has loved and lost, read more about their trip…http://highestunfolding.com/india/
Jen Fisher…talk about go getter. I’ve watched this friend re-invent herself so many times that just by being in her presence I want to to be wound up like the energizer bunny and go! I admire her ability to make things happen. I laughed at the time when she started her new business Vasu Skin Solutions and was asking me how she was going to get clients. The girl is booked for weeks. She is worth the wait though. Check her out at http://vasuskinsolutions.com
Kirsten Boyer….Well I WISH I hung out with this woman more. From chickens to an amazing photography business and unbelievable energy and enthusiasm for everything in life, I just want to be her side kick and hang out with her all day. http://kirstenboyerphotography.blogspot.com
The admiration could go on and on. I really truly admire all my friends in their unique and special ways. I encourage you to look at those 5 people. I am not saying dump the downers. If anyone knows how much you need your friends when the going gets tough it’s me. Just be aware. How their energy effects your energy. Is it helping you on your path? I’m sure hoping my five will help me get my mojo back.
Love and inspiration,