Jim Rohn says you are an average of the five people you spend the most time with.
Not only is this true in with real life friends, it’s also true of who we choose to listen to.
If we’re trying to change our lives, we need to be intentional about the people we spend time with and those who influence us.
Who are we listening to? Who are we allowing to influence us? Are they pulling us up or bringing us down?
I have been impacted by some online influencers. Their words have changed my life.
Izabella Wentz has influenced me. Her advice has probably led to some of the more dramatic changes in my life, at least physically, but that helps emotionally, too. She write’s about thyroid disease and how to deal with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
Sarah Young influences with her devotionals, Jesus Calling and Jesus Always.
Michael Hyatt and Darren Rowse have really opened up my mind to what’s possible with blogging.
Anne Bogel at Modern Mrs. Darcy gave me hope that there were great books out there that I would love. I still have trouble finding them. But, now I have hope.
Kayla Aimee is someone I’ve recently learned about. Through her course, I’ve learned a lot more about affiliate marketing.
I appreciate Ann Voskamp. She’s swimming against the current of many Christian writers and I respect the way she lives out her faith.
Jeff Brown always seems to be introducing me to authors I’ve never heard of. Some of them have a lot of good things to say. His Read to Lead podcast has had some real winners.
Amy Lynn Andrews is someone who’s writing has been helpful and someone I admire as a person. She writes about blogging and online business.
Jeff Goins has been very influential in my life. His book, Real Artists Don’t Starve is a game-changer. I’ve learned a lot from his blog, his podcast and Tribe Conference 2017. He is a thought leader.
Tsh Oxenrider, Crystal Paine and Ruth Soukup have impacted me. All of them are pioneer bloggers with very different paths to success in the blogosphere.
I also just started listening to Hans Finzel. Pete and I loved his book, Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make and he has a lot of life and leadership wisdom.
Victoria at Snail Pace Transformations has given me hope about moving forward slowly. It’s hard when you don’t see much visible progress. I’m inspired by her stories to keep moving forward, inch by inch.
Ray Edwards is someone I respect. His forte is copywriting, but he ventures into some other areas as well.
Pat Flynn is a superstar in the online space, but I appreciate his transparency and humility.
The bottom line is there’s a lot of good guys out there. Many are generous and insightful. There’s so much available for little or no money.
Check them out!