No thanks, you’re toxic.

The older we get, the more valuable our time becomes. 

When was the last time you took a step back to clearly analyze your current situation? To re-evaluate your circle, your job… are you happy? 

This has become a habit of mine, the evaluating thing. 

I’ve always been a dreamer… although I don’t like the word “dreamer” because it makes whatever it is you want to attain appear as a “dream” rather than a possibility and reality. So, I’ll go with visionary. I’ve always been that. 

I want this and that, I want more… and no, I’m not satisfied. 

I’m a fan of challenges and thinking outside the box.

The older I get, the more important all this is to me. So once you begin to surround yourself with people who make this all more a possibility, who build and feed you positive energy that you not only want but need… it changes the game. 

So listen to me… if someone isn’t building you, feeding you and your goals for the better, making you a better person. If someone is sucking energy out of you, picking silly fights or making you question yourself or your direction (not in a positive way), then it’s time to re-evaluate and possibly ditch whatever that person or venture might be. 

My father has told me once too many times, “Joanna, relationships are a 50/50 investment. Not 80/20 or 60/40.” I’ve taken this advice and not only applied it to romantic relationships but to all relationships. Work, friendships, business partnerships etc. Now ask yourself… are you investing more than the other? Are you surrounding yourself with positivity? Are you genuinely happy? If the answer is no, then you know what to do. 

Learn to say (maybe not literally), “no thanks, you’re toxic”… and walk away. 

Because like I said (and has been said to me), time is valuable…time is money.