Surrounding yourself with supportive people who don't drain your energy is important no matter what you're trying to accomplish in life, whether it's building a business or raising children.

Attracting the right people into your life is like having the right teammates on a football team; you're all focused on the same goal of winning in life.

Just like a football team needs a coach before it can succeed, you should start by finding a mentor. Someone who inspires you and is in a stage of life or business that you want to be in someday. If this person doesn't offer formal mentoring or coaching, ask them if they'd consider it. Maybe you can offer a bartering arrangement.

When you have a mentor you have access to their network of colleagues and acquaintances. Before you know it, you'll find yourself meeting new people who can help take you to new levels of success and contentment.

Also, simply observing the type of people your mentor associates with will help inspire you and guide you as you choose new friends.

Wherever you're at, just be alert to people who stimulate your thinking and are interesting. Be sure to share your thoughts with them too so they can find out as much about you as you do about them.

Wishing you the best,

P. S. Friendship is a two-way street...So don't forget to help those people that want you to be their mentor....

Author's Bio: 

Richard is a Master Practitioner of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Hypnosis, and Neurological Re-patterning™. He is also the co-founder of New You Life Coaching.

Because his interests stem from philosophy, spirituality, psychology, and leadership, Rich’s coaching style incorporates a rare and ingenious approach to understanding and empowering you in an insanely effective manner.