It’s always good to have supporters in your corner. For example, a boxer has a coach or trainer serving as a cornerman. This person provides assistance, motivation, and encouragement. However, when the bell rings and the new round begins, the fighter must leave their cornerman and face the opponent on their own.
This same scenario applies to how we face challenges in life. Sometimes your elevation may require isolation from family members and friends. As you progress, there may be obstacles that you have to face in isolation.
Think about it like coin currency, specifically the comparison of a nickel to a dime. A dime is much smaller in size compared to a nickel. However, a dime holds more value than the nickel. Your relationships should be viewed in the same light as the quantity of people you surround yourself with does not equate to the value that they are bringing to your life.
The most important thing you can do on your road to expansion is protect your energy. If you do that well, you will attract positivity and negate negativity. When you’re working in your quiet space and focusing on leveling up, everyone doesn’t need to know what your next move is going to be. Focus on the task at hand and let the results be your noise. Outside opinions are not necessary when you are working in your own lane and trying to elevate.
When you’re in the space of growth, creativity and innovation it’s best to work more and talk less. You’ll get more done focusing on and mastering your craft and gain a clearer vision on what you want to manifest.
Matthew C. Meade is a Financial Services Executive with several years of experience working with Fortune 100 companies in the Tri-State area. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Management from the University of Virginia and pursuing an Executive MBA Degree from NYU Stern School of Business with a concentration in innovation, strategy and leadership. Matthew is an author, motivational speaker, business owner, philanthropist and activist. He is passionately involved in several leadership activities including mentoring and coaching future generations. Matthew enjoys serving others and giving back to the community. This is an extract from his book, Wisdom On the Way to Wall Street.
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