Put the Right People Around You to Achieve Success

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Having the right people in your life can make a big difference to your success.

The old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” makes sense, but not in the way you might think. Getting ahead and achieving success with your physique goals is often the result of having quality people around you to support those goals. If you don’t have the support of positive, uplifting people to get you through the tough times then you may get off track. Nothing beats the “You can do it!” encouragement of a friend or mentor to get you through a sticking point. What can you do to make sure you have the right people on your side?

Find Connections through Social Media

There are great groups to be found on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and other social media sites where you can connect with people who share similar interests and ambitions. You may never meet these people in person, but they may share information through blogs, inspiring quotations, or an encouraging word just when you need it. Find others who share your passion and you’ll find your way.

Banish the Doom and Gloomers

You know the friend who wants to take you out for dessert as soon as she hears that you’re starting to eat more healthily? Or the colleague who points out your mistakes at every opportunity? Avoid them!

You need people in your life who will support your goals. It’s common for a spouse to make it unintentionally (or intentionally!) difficult for you to make changes to your nutrition and lifestyle. He or she is probably happy with things the way things are, and isn’t interested in having you shake life up. This is especially true if your spouse should be making lifestyle changes too, but isn’t motivated to do so. Explain the importance of your goals to your spouse and try to enlist their help. Who knows? Maybe you can lose weight/quit smoking/start exercising together!

Get out there!

There’s a great big world out there and it’s full of people who want to enhance your life.

Where should you look? Wherever your interests lie. If you’re working towards a fitness goal, start a conversation with that fit girl with the funky green running shoes on (about her shoes, of course!). If you want to do a bodybuilding or fitness competition go to a posing class for the association you want to compete with. Or maybe it’s time to take that nutrition course you’ve always wanted to do. You’ll probably meet many like-minded people there.

People make all the difference in the success of your life. Make sure you pick the right ones to share in your journey.

Ivana Chapman 

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Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman

Ivana Chapman BSc BA CSCS is a Canadian fitness and nutrition coach, happy wife, and mom to an energetic 5-year-old boy. She is a writer, published fitness model, speaker, 3rd Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate, former World Cup Karate Champion, one-time marathoner, and CBBF National level Natural Bikini competitor. She loves weight training and chocolate, not always in that order of preference.
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