How to choose friends who lift you up

Have you ever noticed how being around a negative person makes you feel?

All of a sudden, the world is bleak, life is unfair and there’s a stormy cloud hovering over your head. Good grief! When you escape your Charlie Brown’s company, you can feel a weight being lifted from your shoulders. Suddenly the sun is shining. Birds are happily chirping. And a smile comes a whole lot easier than a frown.

Now think about how you feel when you hang out with someone positive, aspiring, encouraging, warm. Maybe a certain face immediately popped into your mind? THIS is a happy person! Someone worth our energy, our time and our friendship.

When we surround ourselves with good people, we become the best version of ourselves. All of a sudden, we can see what’s possible. We feel more compelled to learn new things, set new goals, reach out a helping hand and share the light and love with others.

You are who you hang out with!

At Scentsy, we put a lot of stock in lifting each other up. We have an entire team dedicated to supporting our Consultants in business AND personal development, because life is all about relationships. When we become the best version of ourselves, we’re able to step out and support others. We can bring true value to the world!

It all starts with a choice. Only you can decide WHO you want to be. Once you’re sure, fill your world with people of a similar mindset. Want to be happy? Look for encouraging, happy people to share your time with. Want to be an amazing leader in your community or business? Find amazing leaders to learn from. Want to be a better parent or spouse? Ditch the naysayers and connect with families who have the same goals.

There will be days when you feel less-than-chipper, and that’s OK. In fact, that’s what good friends are for! To celebrate the good days and help pull you out of the bad ones.

There is power in positive relationships. (Clichés are usually true, people!) And there is also power in positive words. We love a good motivational quote, so we rounded up a few favorites to share. Post them in your home office, on the bathroom mirror, on the fridge. Let them remind you how important it is to CHOOSE happiness and good friends who lift you up!

Then be sure to give back all the love and support you get.

“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” — Steve Maraboli

“Surround yourself with those on the same mission as you.” — Unknown

“You can’t improve your life hanging with people who won’t improve their life.” — Grant Cardone

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” — Theodore Roosevelt

Share your favorite quotes with us in the comments!

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