Jackie Chan, Positive People and Career Success

I was reading the February 2011 issue of SUCCESS Magazine yesterday, a great career success resource.  I saw some great career advice from Jackie Chan.  He said, “Surrounding myself with talented people helps me tap into my own creativity.”  As I’ve said, I think this is great life and career success advice.

Before I go any further, let me remind you that SUCCESS is a great magazine, full of really important career advice.  If you’re not already subscribed I suggest you go to www.Success.com and do so as soon as you finish reading the career advice in this post.

Tweet  49 in my latest career success book Success Tweets echoes Jackie Chan’s career advice.  “Surround yourself with positive people.  Hold them close.  They will give you energy and help you create the career success you deserve.”  It’s true; none of us can go it alone and become the career success we want to be.

Successful people surround themselves with positive people – people who are both positive by nature, and positive about their life and career success. Positive people are optimistic; and optimism is the first step in building your self confidence and career success.

I’m a big believer in The Optimist Creed.  I have it hanging in my office.  I’ve created a .pdf of The Optimist Creed that you can frame and hang in your workspace.  If you would like a copy, go to https://budbilanich.com/optimist.

Positive, optimistic people help you feel good about yourself, because they feel good about themselves — and life in general. They help you build your self esteem because they have a strong sense of self esteem. Positive people will be there when you begin to doubt yourself.  They won’t be  threatened by you or your life and career success.

Positive people realize that self esteem is not a fixed pie. They know that there is an unlimited amount of self esteem to go around, so they are always giving it away.  You can build your self confidence and jumpstart your life and career success by spending your time with upbeat, positive people.

Jim Rohn, the well known motivational speaker who passed away recently was fond of saying, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  If this is true – and I believe it is – you need to follow Jim’s career advice and spend time with positive people.  When you surround yourself with positive self confident people you become positive and self confident.

When you surround yourself with negative cynical people, you become negative and cynical. Tweet 50 in Success Tweets says, “Jettison the negative people in your life.  They are energy black holes and will suck you dry; but only if you let them.”

The choice is yours. I choose to surround myself with positive people. Not only do they help my self confidence and career success, they are more fun to be around.

The common sense career success coach point here is simple.  No one can go it alone.   Follow the career advice in Tweet 49 in Success Tweets.  “Surround yourself with positive people.  Hold them close.  They will give you energy and help you create the success you want and deserve.”  Positive people are great.  They feel good about themselves and life in general.  They are enthusiastic – and their enthusiasm is contagious.  When you surround yourself with positive people, you’ll become more positive and enthusiastic.  And, you’ll be on your way to creating the life and career success you want and deserve.  Who are the most positive people you know?  Get to know them better, spend more time with them.

That’s my career advice on the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people.  What do you think?  Please take a minute to share your thoughts with us in a comment.  As always, thanks for reading this career advice.  I hope it is helpful to you.


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  1. thank you very much. THAT’S TRUE.. =]

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