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Summary

If you ever wonder why you are the way you are, you can find answers by looking at your environment. In this episode, I discuss 3 aspects of your environment that have tremendous influence over your life. Improving these 3 aspects can take you to a better place in your life. 

Tune in to learn what life audits you need to do today.  

“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn

 

Timestamps

  • [00:01] The biggest reason why you are the way you are (the fundamental tenet of life auditing)
  • [01:48] Why I chose to study what I studied (even though I didn’t like it)
  • [04:40] I suddenly had to move to a completely new place!
  • [06:23] The program that made me grow as a person
  • [07:18]Why my mentor made me go to rich people’s neighborhoods to look at their mansions (setting goals to benchmark your life audit on).
  • [10:28] Why are you the way you are? Break down your life in these 3 categories to find out.
  • [13:02] Where do the people you want to be like hang out? (and why that matters)
  • [14:42] Do an audit of your friends: Are there people in your circle who already do what you want to do?
  • [17:14] Do you need to know your mentor personally? 
  • [19:43] The beginning will be uncomfortable and intimidating.

 

Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • Your environment is arguably the biggest reason you are the way you are today. 
  • The 3 major aspects of your environment are: your living situation, your circle, and your mentor(s)/role model(s). If you want to change your life, focus on improving these three aspects.
  • Being around people who inspire you and create a positive atmosphere can enable you to grow in their presence.
  • Being around ambitious people can make you want a lot more for yourself and your life. 
  • If you want to own a Maserati, go to a dealership and sit in one. Make the experience you work for more tangible. If you want to live in a mansion, visit rich neighborhoods, make the goal more tangible. 
  • You need constant exposure to people who are already doing what you want to be doing successfully to keep you on track and to give you new ideas.
  • Having people in your circle on a similar path to you can keep you accountable.
  • The people in your circle don’t have to want the same thing in their lives as you do in yours, but they do have to be people who keep you accountable and uplift you. 
  • You don’t need to know your mentor personally, someone can be your mentor from a distance.
  • Beginnings will be uncomfortable and intimidating. Learn from people who are ahead of you and try to add value to their lives. Eventually, you will start fitting in more and growing more because you will have made a lot of progress.  

 

Resources Mentioned

Never Eat Alone

 

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