Surrounded With Energy Vampires Or Amplifiers


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“I want to be around people that do things. I don’t want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people who dream, and support, and do things.”

– Amy Poehler

Over 25 years ago, I found myself sitting in a large room with a small group of people during a workshop about assertiveness. At that point, my confidence had hit rock bottom, making it the lowest point of my life. The session focused on the significance of the people in our lives and the energy they bring into our existence.

I had a transformative moment that still resonates with me today.

We were asked to list the 20 individuals who influenced us the most and place a + or a – sign next to each name, representing their impact on our lives. This exercise was a very revealing mirror, reflecting the energy we receive and radiate.

I realised that some people in my life were like energy vampires, draining my enthusiasm and holding me back from taking risks and trying new things. On the other hand, there were energy amplifiers who ignited my passion and inspired me to take action towards my dreams.

Since that day, I’ve been very intentional about crafting my inner circle both personally and professionally. Surrounding myself with positive, supportive individuals has brought immeasurable value and gratitude to my life.

This week, I invite you to consider the energy and mindset of the people around you. Are they energy vampires or amplifiers? Also, what is the quality of the energy you bring into their lives?

Embrace the spirit of those who do things, dream big, and celebrate others’ successes. Together, let’s create a network of uplifters and achievers who inspire each other to grow, to stretch and thrive.

Be more conscious of energy amplification and watch as the world around you lights up with possibility.



The Inner Edge Podcast: Short, bite-sized nuggets designed to give you motivation and plenty of inspirational food for thought. Listen on my website here or on all major podcasting platforms.

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