Surround YourSelf With Greatness

About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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35 Responses to Surround YourSelf With Greatness

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Finding positive people who encourage and inspire you is essential to becoming successful. We all need someone to get who we are. Affirmation goes a long way. That is why we blog!!

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  2. nicci kelly says:

    Sometimes we think if we can do it on our own we’ll get there faster. There is nothing further from the truth. Connecting with others will not only sharpen us, but we all enjoy the journey to success together. I love the quote, “Who’s sitting at your destiny table?” Thanks for a great post;)

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  3. kbeezyisviral says:

    Without support, you’re nothing. Going after our dreams alone is impossible, and must be shared. Collaboration is the quintessential example of greatness.

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  4. The is wonderful advice, thank you! The ride is more enjoyable – and the bumps hurt less – when we surround ourselves with others who are striving forward towards their dreams.

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  5. thejoyofcats says:

    Always profoundly interesting and inspiring. Keep up the good work Jay.

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  6. Exactly, you become your environment. That’s why motivation youtube videos have become so popular, because most people don’t have that encouraging force, whether it’s a friend or family member. Keep hustling!

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  7. Most definately the compsny we kerp influences us if we want to influenced. And i say if you want to be influenced as i know people who have good company but are blind snd stubborn and dont want to change they want get drunk and have no responsiblity at all.

    Personally for me good company is vital but sometimes you cant choose. And you have to be open to learn and wise to shut out which ever is apt.

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  8. Vernon says:

    Hi Jay,
    We cannot experience life to it’s fullest without true humility. Pride often stands in the way and we become jealous of the people we need to be around to grow.
    If we want what they have we have to do what they do.
    And the best way to learn what they do is to be around them.
    Great post!

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  9. I never associate myself with people who are lifeless and unmotivated. I am always surrounded by people are determined and motivated, just like me!

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  10. ladycee says:

    This really is a great post with useful advice. I agree with one of your commenters, there are plenty of people and articles you can find online. Once you receive the input though the challenge is to actually apply it!
    Stopped by to thank you for liking one of my posts. Appreciated.

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  11. I agree. I find myself flourishing better in all aspects of life when I’m surrounding myself with likeminded people.

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  12. patc44 says:

    We all need an inspiration, and someone who will reflect what we believe in. Affirmation is a great word isn’t it? And I’ve never thought about ‘Who’s sitting at your destiny table?’ what a great way to look at it, who do you want to be rubbing shoulders with?

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    • Jay Colby says:

      Thank you I’m glad it resonated with you!

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      • patc44 says:

        Over the past year Iv’e been offered the opportunities to become involved with people I work with who are looking to improve them selves in one way or another. I work in the NHS in the UK, and they have initiatives to support innovation, and leadership. Your blog reminded me to some of the tips I learned when in this training. They said greatness rubs off on people, you learn to talk like those who are successful, and act the way they do. Its not about being arrogant and aggressive. But empathy compassion, and confidence.

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      • Jay Colby says:

        That is great. I agree that learning from others and letting greatness rub off on us is important. Learning from others is a great concept that we all can use. Thanks for reading & sharing!

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      • patc44 says:

        You have to be bold and take the initiative! With courage and support

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  14. says:

    couldn’t agree more. as always love your posts

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  15. J. Bernice says:

    Great thoughts! Mentorship is critical. I think it can be difficult to know where to go to find it, especially in a field that we don’t know well. How do you seek out new mentors? What’s your approach?

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    • Jay Colby says:

      Thank you & I would start by reaching out to people who are already in my industry and are successful. Also and you might try Facebook groups for your specific niche. This is a great way to meet people who are doing the same thing you are doing. But in the end if you can’t find a mentor you can always look up to someone without even meeting them by just following in their career path. Hope this helps!


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