Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Choose Your Friends and Your Environment Wisely

Choose Your Friends and Your Environment Wisely

  

Motivational Power Quote

 

Choose Your Friends and Your Environment Wisely

 

"Be careful the environment

you choose

for it will shape you;

be careful the friends you choose

for you will become like them."

W. Clement Stone, American entrepreneur

   

As I see it. . . . . . . .

Choose your friends and your environment wisely. 

The business environment we choose in is a personal choice. Choose an environment that is nurturing, supportive and productive with unlimited potential.   

With this type of environment we feel a sense of belonging, involvement, satisfaction and purpose. We will find that we are extending ourselves reaching further to achieve success.   

We will be shaped by the environment we choose.  

Choose your friends carefully because we tend to become like them.

Select friends that share your values, that you enjoy being with and will be there for you when you need them and share the same interests with you.  

We become like our friends and our friends become like us, choose wisely and everyone benefits.

®2009, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consulting, Executive Coaching, Speaker, Trainer and Author

  

  

  

 

 

Comment balloon 26 commentsLou Ludwig • May 30 2009 10:12AM

Comments

I do believe you are right as I get older Im a little more carfull as to who I hang out with. I don't let people drag me down.

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Benefield (Montana Country Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Oh Lou,

 

My Mother used to ALWAYS tell me, "you are a product of your environment"....

darn, why is she always RIGHT? !

Posted by Sheila Moran, SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32 (RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)) about 9 years ago

Yes...this is true...we do "take on" our environments.    A thoughtful post.    Thank you!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) about 9 years ago

Your observations are right on. It seems that when decent people get involved with the wrong crowd, the decent one gets dragged down.

Posted by Jon Budish (Resident Realty) about 9 years ago

Liz

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, they are right on target.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Sheila

Your mothet is a wise lady.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Li

We sure do, so we need to choose wisely.

Thanks for your comments.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Jon

So true, we have to be careful not to be pulled down.

Thanks for your comments.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Lou,

Indeed we are or become who we associate with. This has never been truer than today. The Internet permanently associates us every time our name is mentioned.

I tell my students and readers to never comment on any blog where you don't respect the participants. There is plenty to debate with respectful people.

Good post!

Bill

Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) about 9 years ago

You are so right.  We should always be cautious of the friends we choose.

Posted by Irene Tron about 9 years ago

As always your words are well received. Congrats on breaking through 200k Lou :)

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) about 9 years ago

Hi Lou,

It goes along with "you are what you think about all day long".  You've now added another true dimension.  Thanks

Posted by Gail MacMillan about 9 years ago

Lou,

Thanks for passing along Stone's advice. When we are around complainers all the time, we become one - if for no other reason than to fit in. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 9 years ago

Lou,

This needs a bigger audience, so I reposted it on my blog for you. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 9 years ago

Lou,

 As usual, the sage of Lou; good post. I've book-marked it.

Posted by Terry Chenier (Homelife Glenayre Realty) about 9 years ago

And if you hang aroudn teh barber shop long enough you will get a haircut. - Great one!

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) about 9 years ago

I would add, though, not to neglect those who look different or think differently because the diversity of human life and experiences, even when they are not friends, can bring power to one's life.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) about 9 years ago

Hi Bill

Good advise for our business and personal lives.

Thanks for your comments.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Irene

Yes be cautious and choose wisely.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Paul

Thanks for stopping by your thoughts are valued.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Gail

Yes we have to keep our thoughts positive.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Steve

We have to keep our distant from negative people.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Steve

Thanks for re-posting the post.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Terry

Thanks for booking the quote.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Janice

Outstanding insight, thanks for sharing.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

Hi Russel

Thanks for sharing your deep insight, as always it appreciated.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 9 years ago

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