In the Play of Life, Who is Your Audience?

While I was attending the annual BNI National Conference in St. Louis, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Ivan Misner give a presentation called, “Who Is In Your Room?”  I loved it and it made me think of similar conversations I have had with my clients over the years. I thought I would share them with you.

 Imagine you are on stage and the play is your life, take a moment and look out at your audience.  Who is in the first few rows?  What are they doing?  Are they cheering you on, are they frowning, checking email, gossiping and ignoring you?

Who is in your back row, look closely, what are they doing?  Are all the people in the right seats? Maybe you have kept some of the negative ones too close, while those who are cheering for you are too far away.  Those in the front should be your raving fans and if you must have the gossipers, the glass half empty kind of people in the audience, let them take the back seats.

Now here is an important question. Who have you allowed to be on your stage with you?  Who is sharing your life, your burden and your dreams?  We are responsible for who we let into our audience and who we let on our stage.

So take a look at your audience and your stage, are you happy to have them where they are? Do you need to make changes?  Do you need to open the doors and allow others in?   Jim Rohn said we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with. So make sure the people on stage with you and those in the front seats are the ones who support you and bring your average up!

If you would like to read more about “Who Is In Your Room?” you can go to Dr. Misner’s Blog. There are always great things to learn from him.

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