Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you.

"Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire." - Napoleon Hill⠀

I've said it before and I'll say it again - having a business can be tough. While there are definitely some great aspects to being in charge, like anything that's worth doing, there are also some real challenges.⠀

A few years ago, my friend Alyssa called me up and told me she was reading a great book called The Success Principles, in which Jack Canfield talks about the power of mastermind groups - and asked if I wanted to help her start one.⠀

We put together a list of people that we thought would be great to have in the group and started reaching out - and within a short time, we had our first mastermind group.⠀

Little did I know the power that being part of this group would bring me. Over the past 3+ years, our group has met monthly and shared big wins along with deep disappointments, ongoing challenges and everyday stresses. It is a place of support, encouragement, laughter and - dare I say it - love. I absolutely love my mastermind group!! (you know who you are!)⠀

I wanted to share a HUGE win with you here because my friend Alyssa from @minimioche just celebrated the opening of her new retail store - in Los Angeles! (on the right in photo). Her new store looks beautiful and it all looks so glam and amazing - but what you don't see is the grit and determination and the months and months of blood, sweat, and tears it took to meet the opening date.⠀

I have been inspired over and over again by this lady and the people in my group who are constantly meeting their challenges head on and pushing past them. Sometimes I leave the group with a big lump in my throat - not sure I can rise to the same challenge or if I'm made of the same stuff. But then I push past it because I know these are lies we tell ourselves.⠀

It's always about the journey, right? And I'm so grateful for the people who are on it with me.⠀

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