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Remove Negative Influences from your life

Have you ever had a time in your life when the way you feel and the things that you say are foreign to your normal feelings and speech? In other words, you are not proud of who you are becoming. This is what happens when our lives are stressful, and we allow negativity to take root.

When we allow negative people to enter our lives, and stay there, it is important to understand that they never have a desire to change themselves, but their intention is certainly to change you.

Janine Allis – Founder of Boost Juice states that the people we allow into our lives can be categorised in one of two ways, they are either Energy Givers or Energy Vampires.

So, it is important that we recognise where people fit in our world and if necessary, remove them from our lives, or diminish their impact and power.

Now I am not talking about the normal day-to-day conflict we have with people, I am talking about the controlling behaviours that cause us stress and are constantly on our mind.

I am talking about the people who want someone to listen to them and agree with them, otherwise they make you feel guilty.

These are not Energy Givers they are Energy Vampires!

Remember: In most cases, people only do what they do because we let them – so don’t let them!

We outgrow people and them us, or we simply go in different directions – that is life.

Know who your acquaintances are and understand that they will only ever bring so much to your life – so don’t expect more.

But it is important to also know who really has your back, because having great friends and positive people in our lives is so important for our success.

Although we can’t blame anyone else for who we have become, we can eliminate the negative influences in our lives and make the necessary changes.

Sometimes it is just time for an emotional clear out and as hard as it might seem, that often means people.

Every year we should audit and clear our Facebook & telephone address books, because success in life is not determined by how many names we have in our address book, but rather the type of people we have, and the relationships we have formed with them

So, if you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed and lacking hope, maybe it is time to do a stocktake and introduce people into your life who want the best for you and in turn allow you to input some positivity into their lives.

But above all, never feel guilty about removing Energy Vampires from your life.

Des Penny – Co-CEO
Proteus Leadership


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