Airbnb Expert Nicole Byerlee shares why she believes you SHOULD listen to what other people think, especially those that have proven by their own results that they know what they are talking about.
Hey guys! How are we all?
It’s December, it’s the festive season. How exciting! I am very much looking forward to putting my feet up and having some time with all the extended family, probably eating too much and I’d say drinking too much and feeling very, very, very fat at the end of it all, but I can’t wait. I love spending time with the family. So, I hope you guys get an opportunity to do that over the December period and have a great New Year’s….
And make sure that you do jot down your goals so that you’re all ready for 2019 to succeed in whatever it is that you’re wanting to achieve for the year.
But today, I wanted to have a real quick chat to you about a video I saw. Now this video was a video of Gary Vee and he was chatting to one of his students and it was after an event. And the student was asking him about, you know, or telling him about what some of his friends and family were saying around what he’s getting involved in. And, you know, Gary was pretty adamant about don’t listen to other people’s opinions. Don’t listen to what other people are saying.
And you know what, that statement is definitely correct but there is a bit of it that I disagree with and I wanted to sort of give you guys a bit of an insight into that today. So, you know, Gary Vee’s a very, very successful person and, you know, he probably doesn’t need to listen to the opinions of other people. But, you know, from my point of view I think you certainly want to listen to the opinions of successful people – people that are already doing and achieving what it is that you want to achieve.
So, you want to be able to listen to some form of a mentor that can help you get to where it is you want to get to. So, you know, whether that’s through audiobooks, whether it’s through a blog, a newsletter, going to, you know, events etc., you want to be able to listen to those types of people and take on their opinions, you know.
If somebody like Warren Buffet or Richard Branson gave you their opinion, you’re going to listen to it, aren’t you, because they’re very successful people. And the likes of Gary Vee. If he gives you his opinion, you’re going to listen to it, aren’t you? So, you know, you do want to listen to some people’s opinions definitely.
But the reason I also very much agree with Gary’s comments is that you don’t want to be listening to people that are just going to be negative, put you down, try and pull you down to their level. You know, they’re either jealous or they’ve got some hidden agenda that they’re trying to achieve and that’s why they will give you their own opinion on what you should and shouldn’t be doing and it’s likely to be the negative or incorrect.
So, there is definitely people that you don’t want to be listening to and those are the ones that haven’t succeeded. Those are the ones that are, you know, that are broke or, you know, miserable. You don’t want to be listening to those types of opinions and unfortunately, sometimes they are very close friends and family. But, you know, you just need to be able to just shrug it off, not listen to it, and move on and really get yourself involved in people that are going to help you succeed in what you want to succeed in. So, stay clear of those types of people that are going to drag you down.
Stay away from negative people. You know, it’s proven, you know, if anybody ends up being very similar to the five closest people that they are surrounded by. Now, if those five closest people to you are negative, they’re broke, they’re not achieving anything, they’re miserable, then unfortunately, your subconscious is going to do the same. So, make sure that you are getting yourself involved with the right types of people, the right mentorship and helping you to succeed in whatever it is you’re wanting to do.
So, all the best with your 2019 goals. Make sure you get those written down before the New Year comes in and hopefully, you know, you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. And, you know, keep listening to the likes of Gary Vee and Richard Branson and Warren Buffet and all those wonderful people that have great opinions. And here’s to your success in 2019! Enjoy, have fun. And we will see you on the other side of New Year’s.