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What is Your Environment Costing You?

With the New Year just around the corner, if you are thinking about your intentions and goals, I encourage you to make one change that can immediately help you take a huge leap forward toward your goals.

One of the fastest ways to reach your dreams is to change your environment. What are environments? Environments are the people we spend time with.

A couple of examples ... If better health is one of your goals, it would make sense to surround yourself with people who value health. Or, if growth and prosperity in your business is your focus, it would be smart to surround yourself with winners—people who are moving forward, inspiring each other and making a difference.

But before you make a decision to change your environment, you need to take certain steps to attract that new environment.

The first step is internal research. Ask yourself, What do I need? What kinds of changes do I need to make in my life?

Let’s assume again that one of your goals is to make more money in your business while at the same time making a difference. In that case, look for an environment that can support you in achieving that dream.

The second step is to develop those qualities in yourself that will attract, effortlessly, the environment you are looking for.

For example, to create an environment where you can ask for support, you must be willing to be vulnerable so that others can support you.

Ask yourself, If I put myself in that environment, am I ready to receive support? So many times I have noticed a pattern in women who come to my coaching practice and experience being vulnerable in a safe environment. They are able to take that energy and acceptance and begin creating those same authentic and honest relationships in their other world.

The third step, once you have created the inner qualities that allow you to attract and be in that environment, is to be willing to take a risk.

Yes, making new decisions, meeting new people, stepping up big in your life, are risky! They all require stepping out of your comfort zone. But if your desire is strong enough, you will do what it takes to leap forward toward your big life. When the pain of remaining small becomes too much, you will have no choice. The leap you take doesn’t have to be big and scary. It can be small, such as investing in a mastermind group or entering into a relationship with a coach who can support you in creating environments for success. And you don’t have to do any of it alone. With a support system in place, you can create new environments easily.

Keep this in mind: you are the average of five people you hang out with. Look at those people. Are they in the place you want to be? Or should you be looking for a new environment outside your current circle?

To learn more about the importance of environment and secret masterminding with a great group of people who share your goals and dreams, I highly recommend the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. One of the secrets of success, explains Hill, is to surround yourself with people who are successful.

I would love to hear what you think about Think and Grow Rich. Do you like the ideas? Let me know.

Now, before New Years, take one action step to surround yourself with an environment that supports your success. Do it now, before the New Year!

 


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Zahra Efan – Professional Coach and Abundance Expert

Zahra passionately supports heart-centered, spiritually oriented, creative female entrepreneurs market their businesses with authenticity and integrity. She works with those who desire to share their own powerful messages with the world including coaches, artists, healers, writers, filmmakers and designers among others. Zahra combines her marketing experience with her intuition and teaches women how to get in touch with their inner feminine wisdom and source of personal abundance to create the outer result of an effortlessly abundant life. Zahra is a published author who has written extensively on the principles of abundance including her e-book The Power of Gratitude. She has appeared on TV and given many keynote speeches. She enjoys working with clients one-on-one, in groups and through tele-classes available worldwide.

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