Close Connections: How Your Squad Influences Your Success

mindset April 19, 2024

Hey everyone!

We all know that life is quite the adventure, filled with ups, downs, and everything in between—whether it’s hitting your fitness goals, keeping your mind and body healthy, navigating relationships, or just living your best life.

And guess what? The people you hang out with can seriously affect all of that. It’s like when you choose a playlist for your workout—you want the best tunes to pump you up and make the session fly by! Let’s chat about why surrounding yourself with the right crew is not just nice to have, it’s a must-have for smashing your goals.


Your Cheerleaders in Life. There’s nothing like having friends who are as driven and pumped about getting fit and living healthy as you are. It’s contagious! When you’re around people who push themselves and chase their dreams, you can’t help but want to step up your game too.

In every episode of our podcast, It Takes Grit, we talk about leveling up through hard times, and having a supportive squad makes all the difference. They’re your real-life cheerleaders who make you believe anything is possible.

Learn, Grow, and Get Better Together. Whether it’s a new killer workout move, a tasty healthy recipe, or a genius way to stay organized, we can learn so from trying new things. Asking questions to someone you look up to about their different experiences and tips can help us all grow faster than going it alone. 

Keeping You Honest. It’s easy to hit snooze on the alarm or skip a workout after a long day if no one’s watching. However, when you’ve told your workout buddy you’ll meet them at 6 AM, you’re way less likely to bail. Being part of a community, especially in our BURN App, means you’ve got people who count on you just as much as you count on them. It’s all about keeping each other on track! 

New Perspectives? Yes, Please! Adding in people that have already been where you want to go can seriously broaden your horizons. They can offer new ways of thinking or different methods that might just be the game-changer you need in tackling a stubborn problem. Whether it’s through a mindset shift highlighted with the BURN Method in the BURN App or joining a call withe me, perspectives can spark creativity and lead to breakthroughs.

Bounce Back Stronger. Life’s gonna throw some curveballs—it’s just part of the game. And having strong, supportive people around you can make bouncing back a little easier. During my Everest climb, which we talked all about on the podcast, the encouragement from our community meant everything. They helped keep my spirits up and focus sharp, even when things got tough. You can check out my Everest journey on how I got to the top of the worls by having the right mindset!



Real Talk: Honest Feedback. The best kind of friends tell you what you need to hear, not just what you want to hear. And when it comes from a place of love and mutual respect, this honest feedback can help you grow in ways you never expected. We’re all about this in the BURN community—supporting each other to be our best selves through real, honest conversations.

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What Happens If You Don't Choose Your Circle Wisely?!

Now, let’s talk about the flip side—what happens if you don’t surround yourself with the right people? It's not just about missing out on the good stuff; there are real consequences to hanging around with a crowd that doesn’t lift you up or inspire you.

First off, you might find yourself stuck in a rut. Without motivation and positive influences, it’s easy to lose sight of your goals and just go through the motions each day. You know those days where you feel like you’re just ticking boxes rather than really living? Yeah, that can become your everyday life.

Ever noticed how a bad mood can be contagious? Hanging out with pessimists or those who constantly complain can drag you down into a negative headspace before you even realize it. And once negativity takes root, it can affect everything from your self-esteem to your decision-making.

Positive, ambitious people often inspire you to take chances and seize opportunities. Without that influence, you might miss out on trying new experiences or taking risks that could lead to big rewards. Life's about growth and finding those magic moments—don't let them pass you by because you’re in the wrong crowd.

It’s not just about mindset—your health can take a hit too. If you’re surrounded by people who scoff at healthy eating or who'd rather binge-watch shows all weekend than go for a hike, it can make sticking to good habits really tough. We mirror those around us, so if they’re not into a healthy lifestyle, there’s a good chance you might sway off track.

Why Risk It?

So, why risk your happiness, growth, and success by sticking with a crowd that doesn’t bring out the best in you? Life’s too short to spend it with people who don’t help you thrive. As we journey through life, let’s choose companions who make the ride worthwhile—full of laughter, growth, and mutual support. Remember, it’s your life, and you have the power to shape it with the people you invite into it. Choose wisely, and let’s make every moment count!

Your homework: Take a look around—who’s with you on this journey? Are they lifting you up and pushing you towards your dreams?

Remember, the company you keep can lift you up or hold you back. Choose people who make you feel alive, inspired, and ready to tackle anything that comes your way. Let’s keep building our squads with care, because together, we’re unstoppable. Keep shining, keep pushing, and let’s turn those dreams into reality, one day at a time!

Love, Rebecca xxx

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