Cut out the negative people. Look, you need to make a list of your friends, extended family and direct family, people you’re living with, the people you work with, employees, even clients and look at who you need to cut out. There is no way everyone in your life is actually good for you.
Cut out the negative people. I have a little sign that says, NO NEGATIVITY ALLOWED HERE. It’s a policy. It’s saying look, it’s not tolerated. So if I have a cousin, an uncle, an aunt, my mom, my dad, my spouse, kids, an employee, a customer that’s being negative I show them the sign and let them know, here’s the warning pal. Maybe I need to sit down and have a talk with them.
I remember this girl that used to come to our parties. I told my wife you need to take her off the list, she’s negative! Get rid of negative people! You’re saying, “Oh Grant, I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.” OK, so what are you going to do? Are you going to pay the price? Negative people are contagious just like positive people are contagious.
Why are you going to get into a mastermind group, spend time, energy, and money surrounding yourself with positive people, getting great partners, eating the right foods, staying away from sugars, drinking a lot of water, doing the right things and reading a book each week and then all of a sudden you say, “Oh, Mr. John over here is contaminated, negativity, radioactive.” He literally puts out such a bad vibe you can feel him before he walks into a room.
Look folks you have to make some decisions. You need to reach up. Not sideways and not down and you need to not tolerate the negativity. It will kill you. It will kill your business. It will kill your dreams, but first it’s going to kill your motivation.
One of the first things I’ll do when I am not feeling energized is look for who is trying to rob my energy; stealing from me like a thief.
Cut the negative people out.