Relationships have been one of the primary subjects of my conversations recently. The older I become, the more I realize how important it is whom you allow to become a regular in your life. A friend recently told me to think of myself as the CEO of my life. As a CEO of a business, you wouldn't hire people who you don't feel meet the job description, have the best interest of the business in mind, or want to do their part to enhance the business. It's truly the same for your life. If the people you're around don't bring encouragement, positivity, or challenge you to grow, they are going to bring you down, just like a negligent employee would do to a business.
Since moving to KC, I've been really intentional with my relationships and who I want to be a foundation in my life. It seems that today's generation is so fixated on letting someone's social media status, job description, or the number of zeros on a paycheck decide who they allow in their life. Instead, let's allow people into our lives that will be a listening ear when we need it, and call us out even when it's hard. Let's choose relationships that help shape us into the best version of ourselves.