You Become Who you Hang Around. Period.

June 20, 2023

by Travis Wright

There is much to be said about the people you hang around in your life. If you hang around a bunch of corporate bores, chances are, you are a corporate bore. If your friends are like the one that NFL’s Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones has, chances are you leadership trainingare going to become a thug as well. Some people hang around mediocrity their whole life and live only mediocrity… why not elevate to the heights of potential?

Wanna know the trick?

Hang around a better class of person. I’m not saying discriminate… I’m saying, choose to fly with the eagles… the leaders, not the ‘hangers on’. Choose to be around people who know more than you in areas that you know nothing about. Talk to many people and get to know what people do.

I’m so happy and grateful now that people are flowing into my life that are helping me with my business.

I discovered this a couple months ago, and really adopted it. I would also state my gratitude for the people flowing into my life to help me with my business ideas. My good friend, Dr. Jones, not really a Dr., but he is the Dr. Jones, Indiana Jones kinda way… anyway, Dr. Jones was at the house and we thought about intelligent advertising, and how nothing is correctly targeted. So, we bought and formed, adIQus Inc. - Intelligent Targeted Advertising.

We have several ancillary ideas, but we have 2 that are gonna lead the business dealing with college demographics and mobile phones. As a result of having this idea, and sharing it with a couple of my friends whom opinions I respect, and got them on the team as co-founders. Then, we all combed our network of people and have assembled a team of 14 strong all working towards funding on the 1st of October. By the way, we are looking for active investors in something that will be truly great. If you know of someone with a lot of money and wants to use it in an ethical investment opportunity, please contact us.

Regardless, if you have a group of individuals all working towards the same outcome, the energy is impressive. The momentum is inspiring.

Today, CultivateGreatness got this comment on a post I wrote a few months ago. I wanted to share it with you.

I came across this page while searching ‘get new friends’ on Google. Your article seemed to summarize my own thoughts and feelings so accurately that it’s scary (actually, more like really cool).

Alot of my ‘friends’ do absoloutley nothing. Only half of them have jobs (and are miserable with them), have no ambitions beyond the short-term, play video games all day, and have self-destructive habits. Over the last several years, I’ve grown out of that comfort zone and pushed myself into a new place. I’m currently in school majoring in Psychology with the intention of earning a Ph.D. I’m an avid reader on personal growth, an experimental pop musician (think Beatles, Talking Heads, Pink Floyd), and I have an adventurous attitude. I definitley would love to make new friends with similar amd ambitious attitudes.

Hey, if any of you live in the Providence, RI area, don’t be shy, drop me a line. I really want to surround myself with like-minded, goal-oriented individuals.

Funny thing is, my friend who was a dream stealer before, is now on the team and excited about the opportunities. So, your dreamstealer friends may just be on a different kick or level than you are, right now… but perhaps time is all they need and you will reconvene on down the road. Who knows? This road is ridiculous, and it is best traveled with company. Company you like. Friends you cherish. Then your friends become a part of your company, and you become a billionaire.

Like the Beatles said… “Where are we going?” “To the TOP!” They would yell, then promise… “To the Toppermost of the Poppermost.” And they did… and so shall you, if ye decideth to.


5 Responses to “You Become Who you Hang Around. Period.”

  1. Paul on June 20th, 2007 1:44 am

    I don’t know what to say, except that I feel honored to have given you the inspiration to cultivate another bright article. Suddenly, I find myself not feeling so ‘alone’ in what I imagined was an empty pool of personal growth where I was the lone aspirer. Thank you so much.

  2. Dhane on June 21st, 2007 8:52 am

    Great article. I can definitely attest to this one. At one point, I was allowing my ambitions and dreams to wither away because of the people I was hanging out with. However, I no longer hang out with them as much, and since then have improved my personal well being tremendously.

  3. Howie on June 22nd, 2007 12:34 am

    There’s no question to that.
    Our children is a good example in this situation. We know that they grew up to be adults with principles based on what they have observed and learned from people around them. It’s clear that influence has something to do with our behavior.

  4. Isaac on June 24th, 2007 11:12 am

    The old adage, you are who you hang with couldn’t be more true. If you are breaking away from your dream stealer group you have to be persistent and have confidence. Its not a fast and easy road to be on to improve your friends and improve your life. This article was just another reminder to me of how far I’ve come.

  5. Dave on June 24th, 2007 10:01 pm

    So true. I also have a friend I hang out with and we both have different principle and values. Supposedly, that kind of friendship will not last because of the opposition, but turned out to be a good one because I was influenced by his strong beliefs.

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