29 October, 2014


5 People You Need In Your Life

They say the company you keep is a reflection of you and I couldn't agree more. The people that you spend the most time with should have a positive impact on your life, because life's too short for bad vibes right? Spending your days around negative people will eventually rub off on you and zap your motivation. We all have dreams and goals we want to achieve, no matter how big or small so having certain types of people around will definitely help bring out the best in us.

The believers

Not to be mistaken with beliebers (!) We all need people who will support our choices and decisions or when we want to take a leap of faith. Someone who will listen without judgment, even if that means a career change, possibly moving to another country or taking up a crazy new sport. I'm sure we all have this kind of person in our lives, who we can turn to. My fiance Hang is the most non judgemental, kind and supportive person I know, even when I talk about my crazy ideas he's always there for me.

The doers

We all know that one person who's always on the go and really living life, not just talking about it! My sister Thuy is an amazing example of someone who doesn't just let life pass her by, she pursues her passions, travels to destinations that excite her and pushes herself physically in a way I could never do! When I message her she's going to a boot camp or insanity class and a few months ago completed Tough Mudder! Hearing about her experiences inspire me that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it - go sis!

The dreamers

I really admire those who dreams big, I mean big big. I have a friend who is not afraid to say they're driven by money and wants a secure future. They set plans in place on how they will achieve things, not waiting for things to come their way and work really hard. People who complain about not having enough money or opportunities but aren't doing anything about it, can't expect things to fall into their laps right? You want to be around people who have the aspiration to try, even if it means failing.

The thinkers

As they say knowledge is power, there's always so much we can learn from others. I like to get guidance and advice from people I trust, it can be a friend, colleague or a tutor. There's so much information out there and turning to a mentor type figure can help us achieve and hone in on our goals, such a preparing for an interview or starting up a new business venture. Don't be afraid to ask questions, absorb, challenge and always keep learning!

The role model  

Having someone to aspire or look up is great to keep us motivated and feeling inspired. You hear a lot of You tubers being labeled role models, which is nice as they are in the public eye and can influence a lot of people but it doesn't have to be someone on line. Saying that one role model that I admire is Lauren Conrad (watching The Hills was totally my guilty pleasure!) She has gone on to be a successful business woman, supporting charities and all the while creating a strong brand. She doesn't get caught in media gossip but focuses on exploring creative projects such as The Little Market. I love that she's more than just blond hair and cute clothes. Who's your role model?

Do you have these kind of people in your lives?

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  1. It's great to have people with these traits in your life. As you mentioned they are reflections of us, but an inspiration. The qualities of the people you spend time with influences you. I'm very lucky to have people in my life with these qualities!

    Aissa // tea in january

  2. AW thanks lovey! X

  3. I like this post, very true to be around people who inspire you

  4. So true! Love this post!


  5. Hi Aissa, I'm glad you agree. That's so nice you have positive people in your life, it really makes a difference on your outlook on life :)
    Thanks for reading x

  6. My husband is definitely the person who pushes me to go for the things I really want in life. No matter how crazy I think it sounds, he is always the one to tell me it's not crazy and I should just try, try, try. Then there's my Mum, who sees the positive in every situation and reminds me of the importance of having the right attitude! You're so right, we can learn a lot from the strengths of those around us! x
    Kate Louise Blogs

  7. This is very true and I think few people realize how much of an impact it has on you! I love the types of people you listed and was happy to find that I could pin all of the traits in one person, don't think it gets better than that. Awesome post :)

  8. Hanh, can you do a post on how to keep control when life gets really busy? Especially when I don't get everything done that I need to / planned to that day, I get overwhelmed by guilt, exhaustion, and negativity. I'm not sure whether I should (1) figure out a system to always get everything done or (2) figure out a less-guilt-ridden, more flexible mentality towards productivity. Maybe both!? Maybe you can play the role of 'the thinker' or 'the role model' for me on this one :)

  9. That's really nice Kate, it's so nice when your partner motivates you. Your mum sounds lovely too, family is so important :)

  10. It's so nice to have a positive group of people around us, I'm glad you have great people in your life too :)
    Thanks for reading xx

  11. I agree with your 2 points, having a balance between work and life is really important. Saying that it can be done! I've got a few ideas for this post....Thanks for you support always Quinn :)

  12. Your welcome! Looking forward to the post :D

  13. So true, love this post! I think once I got to university and spent a lot of time around more like-minded people with similar values and goals is when I started to realize how valuable friendships are with people that mutually benefit you for the better. Great!


  14. Thanks Meg! Being around like minded people makes are the difference especially when you share the same values :)


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