When you start something new, there will be plenty of voices. I am not talking about the ones in your head (they are loud enough). Whether you are starting a career in sales, a new business, a new job, or a new location to chase a dream, people will have their opinions. That is totally cool. They are entitled to them. Here are a few you might have… The Cheerleader: This is the person or voice that will tell you how great you are…no matter what. These are great…and you need some of them. But too much can make you think you can’t fail. This person is a bit like sugar. It’s great to spice up the dish, but too much is not good for you! The Realist: It’s good to have one of these people in your corner. But make sure you know them for what they really are. The person who says they are a “realist” are usually a negative person in disguise. It’s good to have them to balance out your optimism. On the other hand, they can be a drag on your confidence. The Hater: These are the people that want you to fail. Though they are simple to deal with (just don’t), that’s easier said than done. But if you waste energy of them, they win. Don’t give them real estate in your head. The Faker: We all know this person. They cheer for you outwardly, but are really a hater in disguise. When dealing with this group I am reminded of the quote from Wayne Dyer. “Other peoples opinions of you are none of your business.” The Encourager: These are my favorite. They have a healthy dose of cheerleader, realist, and listener. They can be an awesome sounding board with suggestions and ideas. In addition, they can help to make you “snap out of it” when you get in a rut. They truly want them best for you. We all want more of the “encourager” in our lives…but they are hard to find. The best way to find one is to become one. We want to encourage you! A great for us to do that is for you to join our VIP list! Sign up here. We make sure you never miss a piece of content. We gather them each week and send you one email with all the content in one place. Sign up here.