Set Your Environment Up For Success
In one of my previous videos I use an analogy that people are like icebergs. Above the water we can see their actions and decisions and ultimately their result but underneath the waterline juts like an iceberg there's all these other stuff going on: beliefs, values, identity, skills all these different things that are happening.
But one area that I didn’t touch on in that video was the environment. Our environment is having a major impact on what results we are getting in our business.
Think about your environment for a moment. There are two areas that make up your environment
- The people you hanging around
- Your physical space.
Think about the people you hang around. You have probably heard that saying that your income is usually the average of the people the three people you hang around the most… If that is true… who have you been hanging around?
If you want to become a millionaire - start hanging around millionaires. The conversations they'll have, the questions they'll ask, the things that they'll do, etc...
Who are the types of people you are hanging around right now? Are they actually supporting you or do they have some negative influences on you? Are there people in your life that actually pulling you back, or people who are likely to hold you back, or stop you from getting to where you want to go.
For me there were certain people I went to school with that held me back, but I don’t really associate with them much anymore. The people hanging around me now are very different. One of the reasons why we run our planning days and workshops is to get business owners to gather in a really positive success community. This create an environment to accelerate their business success.
Let's have a look at the second part of environment - that's your physical space. This is everything from your office or your physical work space, your factory floor or whatever that might be. How clean is it? How tidy is it? How structured is it? Is it actually a productive environment for you to work in?
I remember in my own life, I use to have this messy desk with papers everywhere, I would literally walk in to my office and have instant overwhelm. I would think "Oh my God, there’s all this stuff to do." But the reality is, my environment was actually influencing who I was being. They say you can know a lot about a business owner by their car, their bathroom, and their business. They all have a lot in common. I remember sharing this with a business owner and he said "Rueben, that's not true, I've got a cleaner. Everything's great." I said "Yeah, I bet the same thing happens in your business. You're creating a mess, and other people are cleaning up after you.” He took it on and realized it was the case.
What is happening in your environment? What about your home environment… Does it inspire you? Are you living in your ideal house? Have you got any unfinished projects or things that are sitting around that you look at and you think 'ugh' and you get that negative vibe or frustration. Is your home environment cluttered?
You want to set your home and work environments up as inspiring and energizing places that are going to bring out the best in you. The more we can shape our environment, it's going to shape who we become.
Start surrounding yourself for the right type of people. Make changes to your physical environment so it’s inspiring and maximises your productivity to get the most out each day.
If you need help with this process you might want to consider getting in touch to see how we can help you. Alternatively you can come along to one of my business workshops and seminars.