"You will never outperform your inner circle" ― John Wooden
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ― Jim Rohn
What does that mean for you? Well, if you are surrounding yourself with those types of people, then you will never outperform them - you will become the average of them. They will encourage complacency in your life by making it acceptable to not chase your dreams. In fact, most of the time these people will put down your willingness to chase your dreams as a result of the fact that they see you doing the things that they wish they had the courage to do.
So what do podcasts have to do with this? Well, pop in some earbuds and listen to a podcast about a topic that you have stake in... and see. When you listen to podcasts on the way to work, while cooking, while running, or cycling, you constantly surround yourself with people who are inspiring - whether you are listening to an entrepreneurial podcast or a diet and health podcast, you are going to be listening to people all day who are doing and exploring the things and types of lifestyles you want to live. They are encouraging you to chase your dreams, even if it flies in the face of conventional wisdom. You will be greatly raising the bar of your inner circle. Now that's a powerful lifehack.
1. Make sure you understand the dangers and benefits of half-work before listening while participating in other activities.
2. Check out The Brave Monkeys Speak Podcast, obviously!