Being around successful people is empowering. It causes you to expand your idea of how far you can reach. This is why I believe growing up in big cities — specifically places with a high concentration of successful people and an abundance of opportunities — can be a huge boost.
To not raise your children in that environment (if you have the means to do it comfortably) borders on negligence. But that’s a topic for another day.
I often hear the quote, “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” I couldn’t agree with it more.
I wasn’t around many successful people growing up. In fact, I was around people who were the opposite of successful. As a result, I had a hard time believing I was capable of much.
I’m barely waking up to my potential and it’s largely thanks to podcasts.
Through the medium I’ve been able to fill the hole that my immediate environment neglects. Thanks to podcasts, I’ve been in the room with hundreds (if not thousands) of highly successful people. This has expanded my idea of what I’m capable of.
Even if I never reach their level of success, I will still go further than I previously thought possible.
Podcasts are so awesome.