“Surround yourself with people who are going to take you higher”~ Oprah Winfrey

As a visionary leader on a mission, your environment and who you surround yourself with are keys to your success.

More specifically, who you bring into your sacred inner circle is critical. You can think of this special group of people as part of your “secret weapon” to take you and your success higher. They each play an important role in your growth and spiritual path.

In my own experience with creating my own inner success circle, I believe that Oprah Winfrey’s quote at the beginning of this article is spot on. After all, as entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn once said: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

The other wisdom that I have come to embrace is an old African proverb…”If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

This beautifully captures the importance of our journey as leaders and entrepreneurs in creating a ripple effect of good and impact through our collective efforts. It also captures beautifully the importance of the cycle of giving and receiving.

So, who do you have in your inner success circle? If you do not have one yet, the good news is that you can begin creating your circle today. If you already have one, perhaps it’s a good time to reassess who else you may need in your circle.

Successful leaders take the time to nurture and create various types of strong relationships with different key players who can then be part of their inner success circle.

Here are five key players that you will want to include when creating your own inner success circle:

Mentor — a mentor is the person who is the inspirational “torch bearer” and has successfully walked the path that you are on.

This person can guide your vision and light the path to help you expand your horizon and possibilities. A mentor can be someone you admire from afar and not necessarily in the same industry. Better yet, working with someone you know who has achieved exactly what you want to achieve, is the ideal scenario.

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