Here's the key to being surrounded by cool people

What I love is belonging - I’m not sure if that’s the right word - but knowing, being a part of a group of people that have a common purpose and a common outlook on life.

Now, I get to be with a lot of happy, stress free people. People who really want to squeeze everything they can from life. I have some very inspiring friends. Very, very funny too.

It wasn’t always like this. Especially when I was young I used to feel super alone.

It took a while to find “my people”. But only because it took me some time to work out what was important to me. It took a while to work out how I wanted to live my life.

When I worked that out it was easier to track down the people I wanted to spend more time with.

Finding these people didn’t happen by accident; I also realised if you want to find your “tribe”, sometimes you just got to create it.

Giving what you want is a great start.

You want support and humour and understanding and inspiration?

Be that. Give that to others.

They’ll give you back in kind.

You help create the people around you. Your attitude, your actions, your concern, your inspiration. All of that means you get to enjoy belonging, to being a part of something.

If you don’t believe me, try it out with your closest. Give what you want. Not to expect any change, but just because.

In this, knowing your mind and your bad habits is super valuable. Become aware of what your mind is telling you. The simplest way I know of becoming more conscious and aware is learning and practicing the Bright Path Ishayas' Ascension.

Think of it as your total tonic for calm, clarity, contentment and inspiration. Being aware of your choices so you can make them freely.

Life is too short to live it half arsed.