Energy Vampires…they may appear innocent on the surface, but if you want to maintain your positive mindset (or get one) then you need to avoid them as much as possible. Much like the vampires who lurk in dark shadows waiting for a helpless victims, the energy vampires are also out there amongst us and will suck the positive energy from your mind, body and soul leaving you feeling drained and lifeless…if you let them. Sounds scary, doesn’t it? 😉
Of course…their intention may not be to make you their victim by dragging you down and depleting your positive energy, but unfortunately they do. We see this a lot in the network marketing industry. Energy vampires are the ones who say “it can’t be done” or “why don’t you just get a job like everyone else” or “you’ll never make it in your own business.”
What is An Energy Vampire?
I’m glad you asked. Energy vampires are negative people who tend to leave others around them drained, tired and lethargic. Those energy vampires may be family members, close friends or people you work with. No matter what you say or how you try to lift them up, it seems they always find a way to counter with a negative opinion. Have you ever noticed that? Like the vampires we see in movies and on TV, negative people seem to be incapable of generating their own positive life force…so they feed off the energy of others.
I don’t know about you, but I like hanging around positive, upbeat people who have goals and dreams and encourage others, even if they happen to be having a bad day themselves. I steer clear of energy vampires and tune their negative comments out when they’re within hearing distance…and I would recommend you do, too.
This is a great quote by John Assaraf and one we should keep in mind…
“I just do not hang around anybody that I don’t want to be with. Period. For me, that’s been a blessing, and I can stay positive. I hang around people who are happy, who are growing, who want to learn, who don’t mind saying sorry or thank you… and [are] having a fun time.”
What You Can Do To Stay Energized and Focused:
1. Steer clear of those energy vampires…unless they are your family and you have to eat dinner with them. Otherwise, try to reduce contact with them as much as possible.
2. If that doesn’t work, you may have to just eliminate them out of your life altogether. I know…that sounds harsh, but keep in mind that energy vampires hold you down from reaching greater heights since they keep feeding off your energy. It’s been said that you are the average of the 5 people you hang around. If you’re spending time around energy vampires, you’ll soon become negative too, which I’m sure isn’t what you want.
3. Another thing you can do to stay energized and focused is to dial in and listen to the LIVE “Think and Grow Rich” mastermind call every weekday morning. I make it a part of my morning ritual every week day morning…and listen while I’m getting dressed and having my coffee. These calls always start my day out on the right foot and with the right mindset. It will help you stay energized and help keep the effect of those energy vampires at bay as you plug into the mastermind energy.
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Now that you know what Energy Vampires are, I’m sure you’ll be looking over your shoulder…especially on those dark nights when you feel the hair on the back of your neck start to rise. You’ll know an energy vampire is near.
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