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Maybe you own your own your business; maybe you work for a small company that feels like a team; maybe you are one team member in a large corporations… the plethora of career choices in our modern workforce allows one to find themselves in many different social situations. No matter how large or small, it’s imperative that you surround yourself with people who are members of your ‘success team.’ Surrounding yourself with positive role models will ensure your own personal growth and successes; the old adage ‘you are what you eat!’ is a tried and true saying… who you surround yourself with makes a difference.


A ‘success team’ is a group of individuals; friends, family members, mentors, or co-workers who lift your successes up. People who listen to your quandaries, push you towards positive choices, and celebrate your victories. Your success team should build you up, not tear your down; and they should be a model of positive and healthy relationships.


As we age, our ‘success team’ becomes more hand-picked, rather than picked for us. As young children and students, our success team is built around predictable and often mandatory life milestones; teachers, coaches, church leaders, close family members, etc. After our formal education is complete and we become autonomous about our own decisions, it’s important to constantly re-evaluate those who are closest to you who have a guiding presence in your life. You get to choose your friends, choose your work environment and those who you bond with in your place of employment. Adults often intentionally seek out mentors as well as other professional acquaintances.


When was the last time you truly evaluated those who you give your time and energy to? Those who you listen to or allow to influence your decisions, both personal and professional. Evaluating your success team doesn’t have to necessarily have a negative outcome- maybe your success team is 100% working in your favor? But, maybe it’s time to make some changes. The time and energy you will spend on cutting negative influences out of your life will exponentially benefit you in the long run.


Document Destruction is a small, family-owned business that prides itself on maintaining a positive work environment who work tirelessly to maintain a positive environment where success teams can prosper. Our work ethic and business practices since 2004 lead the paper shredding industry and we are highly rated among our customers and peers. Call today for a quote and to start a conversation about how we can be part of YOUR success team!