‘Surround yourself with passionate people who inspire possibility.’
(How to find work you love, Scott Dunsmore (TED talk))
Sometimes we can become surrounded by negative people who, unknown to them, prevent us from exploring possibilities, reaching our potential and finding the job that suits us.
When I started telling people I wanted to move from being employed to self-employed, I was met with a mixture of advice, a lot of which focused on the potential negative side of self-employment. Have I thought about the risk? How will I get business? Won’t I be lonely? It would have been very easy for me to give in and continue with my current employment. However, I quickly learnt that if I wanted to try new things and push myself to the limit, I had to surround myself with people who filled me with inspiration, encouragement and support, rather than those who filled me with fear.
If you want to find the job that suits you, be cautious of those who try to put you off making a big decision due to their own fears. Choose to spend time with passionate people who will encourage and support you.