5 People Who Help Me Raise My Game

You have heard it before.  You are the people you surround yourself with. We tell our kids this as they grow up.  But we often lose sight of it as adults.  The people we surround ourselves with, influence us in big ways. And while you might not be able to schedule lunch with anyone you want on the other, content has changed who we can spend time with.  In today’s DMJ 1 on 1, I talk about this…and I talk about the 5 people I follow who help me raise my game.

5 People Who Help Me Raise My Game

Ed Mylett

Ed Mylett is a successful businessperson, content creator, and influencer.  He is a man of faith and I quote his advice all of the time (as I do in the video).  In addition, his book “The Power of One More” is awesome.  He is all over the place, but you can find him on YouTube here.

Codie Sanchez

If you are an entrepreneur or want to be one, Codie Sanchez is a great follow.  She has an email called “Contrarian Thinking” and talks about building her empire by buying “boring businesses.”  Again, I am a big fan of following her on YouTube. 

Alex Hermozi

If you want to grow your business, Alex Hermozi is a must-follow.  He built his original business in the gym space, and is working to “build a billion-dollar thing.”  Alex provides real-world advice on building businesses, getting new customers, and more.  He challenges me to push myself and I love that.  You can find him here.

Jon Acuff

While Jon is an entrepreneur, I think of him in the author and speaker space.  He has written books called Start, Finish, Soundtracks (probably my favorite), and recently released a book called “All it Takes Is a Goal.”  Jon is a self-professed “goal nerd” and gives great advice on parenting, business, and leveling up in all areas of life.  My favorite place to follow him is on LinkedIn.

Gary Vaynerchuk

I love Gary Vee.  Gary creates so much content that I can’t possibly consume it all.  But every once in a while I see a piece of content that hits me right where I need it to.  He talks about entrepreneurship, modern-day marketing, and happiness.  You can find him everywhere, but I still love finding his videos on YouTube the best.

These are just 5 people that inspire me to raise my game.  There are plenty of others.  The point, of course, is that you can choose who you listen to in order to raise your level of fitness, finance, or even happiness.  You just have to be intentional.

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Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.