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The Power of the Association – 7 tools for faster learning, changing attitudes and to improve our lives…

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The article discusses the power of the Association – that is about the power that lurks in the time that we spend with others and how to use it to achieve faster learning, change our attitude, achieve our dreams, goals and ideals, and ultimately improve our life regardless of what level of personal development we are…

What is the power of the Association?

When you look up on the word “association” into Wikipedia, you will find that holds many meanings in many different areas.

From the perspective of psychology and personal development association describes a phenomenon that indicates the connection between two or more people based on similarities between their mental states, mental perceptions, thoughts, feelings, moods or certain perspective on a particular matter or thing …

The association shows, that there will be an affiliation of such two or more people and often in the name of achieving the common goal or vision

We all know the old saying: Birds of a feather flock together.

In other words this means, that we are drawn into environment and to those people who are like minded – simply we find something what is important to us on some level or in some perspective…

And we can use our human nature either that:

  • we stay close for lifetime to the people, who have known us long time, who have similar outlook on the world around them and we feel comfortable with them…
  • Or we can use power of the association for our personal development and start looking and choose to surround ourselves by those people, who can move our life to different levels – those we couldn´t achieve without their help and positive influence…

Power of the Association – why is it so important and what to watch out for…?

Everyone’s life is formed according to the model, and that from its inception.

It is said that “Monkey see, monkey do …”

This is an important way in which we humans learn – we look how our parents or guardians think and behave, then friends and teachers, and ultimately the wider surroundings and we imitate their behavior in various situations.

Once we are born, we begin to gradually take over behavior, mindset and world view based on the original that we still have ahead of us – we begin to take on the behavior and thinking of our mother, then our father, then the family as a whole.

Subsequently influences us the environment in which we occure – teachers and leaders or senior classmates that we respect, we love and to whom we look up…

And this is important.

It does not affect us so much presence of those people who are not seen as important for us and that we do not respect…

We are influenced most by people who we respect most and from them we take over their attitude, mindset and behavior …

(The reason is most probably that the people whom we respect and like most, we spend the most time.)

5x Power of the Association explained simply: Beware of whom you spend most of your time …:

  1. If you spend much time with people who smoke after some time you will start to smoke as well.
  2. If you spend much time with people who drink a lot and often sit in the pub and bars after a time you will do very similar.
  3. If you spend most of the time with people who have dreams and fulfill them, you’ll do the same over time.
  4. If you spend time with people who invest in real estate, in time you will also.
  5. If you spend time with people who play sports, sooner or later you will start too.

Therefore it is extremely important to have clearly defined:

  • WHAT – what you want to achieve in your life
  • WHY – find your inner motivation and why you actually want to achieve this in your life
  • then find people who have their WHAT similar and begin to associate with them…

You will get a lot…

  • You´ll get ideas and advice for your own journey…
  • You´ll get a much deeper understanding of the issue…
  • You´ll get a greater belief that you can achieve what you want …
  • You´ll get answers to your HOW to do something, or HOW something can be achieved …

Associations and 3 timeless personal development ideas to remind you…

In personal development are timeless ideas that need to be reminded…

What are they?

# 1. “We are becoming gradually more and more what we think in life most…”

We think most of what we allow ourselves to believe. And the thoughts that appear in our heads are often excited based on the environment where we operate, and by association with people with whom we are in contact.

It’s not magic – things don´t just appear in our head. They can get there based on,

  • what we have been told by our parents, teachers, friends…
  • what we have seen on TV and heard on the radio…
  • what we have read in the newspapers or on the internet…

Most of the things that appear in our head, are those that got there by someone else…

And there are two ways to completely change our life for the better.

Consciously decide:

  • start with personal development and balance the prevailing negative our mind set…
  • use the power of association – a rethink of such people often dwell…

# 2. “Our focus determines our reality…”

When we focus only on what does not working, what isn´t as it should be, we feel terrible – maybe a whole day or even a week. Regardless, what is the actual reality, negative veil envelope our minds through which can hardly be seen anything else…

Similarly, if most of the time we spend with people who are negative, mean, frightened, without values, we gradually cease to defy and we lower our personal standards to their level – unless you have enough energy to elevate this environment of Association at your level or leave…

# 3. “Our life is an average of 5-people with whom we are in contact most…”

Our thoughts are mostly influenced by the environment in which we operate and the people who they spend with us most of the time.

By different surveys has been proven that our life is an average of life of 5-people with whom we are most in touch – if you have a spouse, then you already have one seat occupied and there are only next four remaining, which should be filled by such people who can help you and to your own life without borders – whatever that means for you…

If we are an average of 5-people with whom we are in most frequent contact, then it manifests on many levels:

  • the actual speech and words we are using,
  • through the way of our thinking and looking at things,
  • how we spend our leisure time,
  • What relationships we have with other people,
  • or how much we earn

As I wrote in articles on Cash Flow Quadrant and financial independence, most people have the opportunity to spend time only with people who spend a lifetime on the left side of the Cash Flow Quadrant – and thus employment or self-employed business and has built no passive income…

And that is why most people also takes this path …

There is a 95% chance that 95% of what you know you have learned from someone who belongs to a 95% income group…

However – if you want to achieve above average results, if you want to excel, if you want to become masters of your life, you need to also focus on what people are around you and if they are right people who have similar desires as yours…

People who think positively, who are generous, who have the right values, who can help you to where you want to go in life, who have experience and have a proven track record.

When you surround yourself with those kind of people, your own journey to life without borders would be significantly easier…

How to harness the power of the Associations?

Up to a certain age of our life we can not influence that:

  • We can not choose in what kind of family we are born (although some esoteric will oppose that our souls on the contrary, choose to which family to be born in order to gain life experience for themselves throughout their lives opted get – but for the moment let esoteric approach aside)
  • We can not choose our neighborhood, where we are born and grow up – this decision our parents usually made…
  • Generally even elementary school is not chosen based on knowledge of the association – I do not know many families that have moved in order their children to have access to a particular elementary school …
  • Likewise secondary school – often is levied, rather, on the basis of “what will become of you when graduate” or “how far the school is from the place of residence” rather than depending on “who you will become, with whom you associate and who would you know”…

Once we grow older and can make decisions for ourselves (hence for our families), we should to choose carefully with whom we spend our time –  with whom we associate…

Choose the right people with whom we would like associate, should take place on the basis of where in our lives we want to go…

Again, it starts with the end in the beggining – you should look into your future and start from the end…

Like most things that concern every important life decision.

It is therefore necessary and inevitable to begin to think in terms of:

When you identify what is right for you, what in life really matters and where do you want to get in the next 2, 5-or 10 years, you’ll also be able to make better decisions and you begin to proceed in that direction …

One of the first things that you probably need to do is start to use the strength of your association with people who can move you in the direction in which you want to go.

7 tools that allow you to leverage the power of the association…

There are several tools of association that will help you achieve the life you truly want to live – a life without limits and boundaries …

Just choose and use it regularly …

1) Seminars – If you attend seminars regularly, you can operate in an environment of people who have a desire to move forward in their lives.

Positive atmosphere will allow you to:

  • learn something new & experience strong emotions,
  • rise above your limitations and inspire yourself
  • draw positive energy and see bigger picture of your future and your life.

It is also the place where is manifested the power of Association – because you have a chance to meet and interact with people who you can be important on your journey towards your own life without borders.

2) Audio education – if you regularly spend time with audio recordings – for example when you are traveling or when you commuting to work, you have the opportunity to use the power of “mobile library” – to turn otherwise unproductive travel time into productive one that you learn new stuff and develop yourself.

Audio recordings are another educational tool, through which you can:

  • associate with a much more successful people than your are yourself and
  • gain new insights,
  • take ideas or mindset of those people,
  • spend time in an environment of success and
  • gradually get where you want to get in your life.

3) Coaching – when you use coaching you can be in association with a person who has (hopefully) more experience in the field in which is coaching provided and with intelligent questions leads you to answers and awareness on various topics that are important to you.

Coaching will often allow you to:

  • look at your issue from an entirely new perspective,
  • ask questions that didn´t come up in your mind before and
  • that especially because we all sometimes lack perspective and detachment of disinterested bystander and in coaching is possibility to find fresh answers which they can make a huge difference in your results.

4) Mentoring – in my case, coaching is often mixed with mentoring – I use the informal process of sharing knowledge and experience, which simply imparting what works best for me in personal development and entrepreneurship.

5) Mastermind group – a not large group of people numbering 5-12 people grouped around a particular theme (eg. business) – member are meeting on a regular basis and help each other achieve results faster.

Masterminding is a method used by successful people, where there is a mutual interaction and structured discussion on common themes with one goal – to solve practical business situations, problems or dilemmas in the group using a variety of perspectives and experience in the team.

Successful people get together and meet regularly, consult their real business situations and problems that the group will get a completely different context and individuals will gain feedback or practical answers to their questions. Group acts as the “brain trust”, utilizing the strength, experience and energy each of members.

There is a certain synergy among the members of Masterminding groups and the whole process accelerate personal development of each member, as well as the achievement of the results…

6) Networking meetings – a networking meetings are meetings where (usually) entrepreneurs and businessmen from various fields of activities meet and seeking new business partners, opportunities and new markets and exchanging their contacts, learn and present to each other what they do and how they could be useful mutually.

  • If you participate on networking meetings you will be able to harness the power of association to expand your business and associate with often very ambitious and already successful people with whom you have not yet had the opportunity to meet so you can open up a whole new world of possibilities and opportunities for yourself.
  • If there is no networking meeting in your neighborhood organize one in your own city and invite successful people on it.

7) Social networksFacebook, LinkedIn and Google plus are social network where you can interact and keep in touch with many different people from diverse backgrounds and professional focus from almost all corners of the world.

  • You can add or conversely not to add someone as a friend, and have ability to see what they’re sharing. So if you do not like what someone shares, I suggest you immediately bann negative posts or people who share the negative stuff (function unfollow) …
  • This step allows you to have your account on your favorite social network entirely positive and to be a place where you will come back gladly and when you would share another positive messages, motivational videos, share your successes and pass hope for others …
  • Also, you can join or create groups that can help you step up in your life or find your business partners, etc.
  • If you can not find any such a group, go and create one yourself.

Association allows you to do cleaning of your brain…

Recently, someone asked me question about whether associate on seminars, listening to audio recordings or meeting with successful people is a bit of brainwashing …

The truth is that association with others is always a bit of brainwashing …

Whatever you choose, you will associate with people of average or negative, you will always be influenced – in other words, you will be brainwashed by what they deem it important to tell you.

So, we all have our brains washed away:

Some people route to average, others tend to excellence.

It is up to the individual whether he chooses which way he wants to walk and where it wants to arrive…

If we want to go from mediocrity towards excellence, to become the master of your life and live a life without boundaries, then we need to expose ourself to success and interact with successful people, in order to allow the association to act and gradually washed our brains from all this mediocrity, fear, limitations and doubt which for most people is a normal part of everyday …

So choose well, in which direction you want to move your life…

Use Association in your own favor…

If you would use power of the association in your detriment and most of your time you will spend in a negative environment full of people who are underinspired, who have lots of fears, limitations, may feel resentment, anger or jealousy, plus they direct to nowhere, you will have difficult time to move in your life forward.

The only thing you can expect is simply the average as well as you are losing the most precious thing you have – your life and the time that you have meted out.

  • Whoever holds any negative emotions one, two, three, or even a few decades or a lifetime – is not very wise.
  • And even less wise is the one who is close to such a person permanently and exposes himself to such a negative source of energy completely voluntarily…

What such people actually losing?

If they let their past go and set the course for better future – what a difference in their lives and their neighbors could do …?

And what positive contribution of the whole society and the world would be able to bring or create?

What they would be able to achieve instead if the same effort they need to maintain negative emotions invested in building your business that would serve others?

Negativity takes energy…

With the energy, which is a scarce resource, it is wise to redirect all possible energy to things and activities that may produce positive results in our lives…

And when we associate with people who already have the kind of life that we desire, or, at least heading to it, as well they are more positive, have a vision, they advocate  strong values, they have less fear, resentment or jealousy, there is a high probability that if we would be more in touch with such people, we will gradually have more and more the same as well …

I hope you wisely evaluate relationships in your life and I wish you to have enough courage to break those that drag you down and dosn´t help you grow…

If I can assist you in this area, please contact me.

I wish you a great day and look forward to our personal meeting.

 

PS: Do You want to begin to associate with more positive people? People who have dreams, ambitions, goals and head to them?

Tired of spending time with negative co-workers, relatives or friends?

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Many people do not enjoy much spend their time in an environment of negative people. If you are one of them, click on the link below and let’s talk about the possibilities of a positive environment and what your future might looks like…

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