“Surround yourself with people who are going to take you higher” ~ Oprah Winfrey
I have found for myself and my clients that when you are on a high-growth and transformational path with the intent of creating a business and life of prosperity, impact and success, you will definitely need support.
It is critical to surround yourself with the right and best environment. This includes more than your physical space.
In fact, there are other environments that impact your overall success at various level, such as at the psychological, emotional and spiritual level.
These are important to consider from the perspective of money as it will impact your ability to increase your success as you increase your money flow and income.
Here are six areas related to creating an optimal environment to help set you up for financial, personal and professional success.
- Psychological Environment
It’s critical to explore your mindset when taking action to put the right environmental conditions into place so you can achieve success.
I refer to mindset as the “prelude” to action because everything starts with your mindset, which forms the basis of all of your experiences.
- Emotional Environment
There is power to your emotions, especially when it comes to money. I have found that “money is emotional currency for women”. Money is tied to our sense of self-worth, self-confidence and feelings of safety and security.
As such, it is in your best interest to pay careful attention to your emotions regarding your money as a way to help you stay connected to yourself. This is because ultimately your relationship with your money is a reflection of your relationship with yourself—of valuing, respecting and loving yourself and your worth.
- Spiritual Environment
As French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
Spirituality is a deep, soulful, and strong connection to God—or however you choose to identify God, such as: Divine Source, Higher Power, Source Energy, Spirit, Infinite Intelligence, Universal Source, et al.
The important thing to remember is that you are connected to Divine Source Energy at all times. You also have access to this energy at all times and can utilize it as a source of support.
- Personal Relationships
We all need support on our entrepreneurial journey. An important factor to your success is the quality of your relationships.
It’s wonderful to be able to have the support of your family and friends who love you, believe in you and your dreams.
As entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn said: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Do the friends you spend the most time with have positive mindset and are taking action towards their goals? If that’s the case, this will help you create an optimal environment.
It’s important to understand that the process of surrounding yourself with the best people may mean letting go of people who are not aligned with you and the path of growth that you are on. If you have friends that that “zap and drain” your energy, it is likely time to release them with love.
- Business Environment
To thrive in your business, it’s vital to surround yourself with the best people who are like-minded within a community of excellence. These are success-minded, results- and goal-oriented people. They can definitely help take you higher because their successes will inspire and motivate you to take action.
Another key area is to invest in yourself and your future with a coach or mentor. The results are powerful, profound, and life-changing. They will help you step up into the highest and best version of yourself.
I have made it my life-long commitment to work with a coach and mentor.
- Physical Environment
To take your success higher it’s important to create an uncluttered, optimal physical environment for yourself. Physical space includes your home, closets, cabinets, office, and your wallet and car.
Does your physical space, including your office reflect who you are as a successful CEO and leader of your business and life? If the answer is No, it’s time to de-clutter your space and transform it into your ideal space.
So dear reader, what about you? What is one area I listed that you want to improve?
Here’s my request — after you choose an area, then identify one specific action you will take within the next 24 hours that will help you move forward in creating your optimal success environment.
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She is a best-selling author of Money, Manifestation & Miracles: 8 Holistic Principles for Transforming Women’s Relationship with Money, and has been featured on television, radio, print and online.
She is a former executive who managed 8-figure public sector budgets that created major initiatives for social impact.
As CEO & Founder of her company Power With Soul, Meriflor combines her expertise on women’s relationship with money and her 15-year executive experience in leadership, business strategy and social impact for phenomenal results.
Meriflor is honored to serve women entrepreneurs who are or aspire to be global “difference makers” via a financially rich and successful business—leveraging money and business as a powerful force for good in the world.
She is a recipient of the prestigious Amethyst Award for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement from the Government of Ontario, Canada.