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Sometimes we get by with a little help from our friends!

One of the things I’m SO grateful for in my life is being surrounded by a group of peers who help to lift me up. If I had to name ALL the people who have helped me along my path get to where I am, the list would be as long as the ending credits to a movie.

There are some people who are my age, my generation, who make a difference in my life. They are my peer group and I love ‘em like crazy! In case you are wondering who these super rad peers are, they are Marie Forleo, Brian Johnson, Kris Carr, Gabby Bernstein, Danielle LaPorte, Maya Watson, Ryland Engelhart and Nick Ortner. There are DOZENS more folks I could name, but I’m naming these people because they are my age and I feel like we are a part of a “pledge class” that has found one another to help usher in a new generation of transformational voices.

And what I love about each of these people is that we all talk. We communicate. We help each other. We talk about our problems and our issues. We talk about things that we have going on and brainstorm better ways to do things. And most of all – we SUPPORT each other – because after all, we all have the same mission. And if we can’t get along – then quite frankly – I think the world would be screwed (lol).

I’ve only recently met this really amazing pledge class of peers and yet I feel like I’ve known them for lifetimes. And what’s so amazing is that I am UTTERLY inspired by each of them. They, to me, represent not only new and fresh voices, but they have style, class and most importantly integrity. It is by me meeting this amazing group that I am inspired to raise my standards. To do more, to BE more and to BECOME more. They help push me to be a better person, a better boyfriend, a better son and a better mentor. It’s an age-old adage that we become the five people we spend the most amount of time with – and if I get to become like these people – then I can’t WAIT for that!!

They have shown me, by their demonstration, that it’s TOTALLY ok for me to be me. And the more I do that, the RADDER my life will become. And they’ve also shown me that life is all about service at the end of the day.

They really sum up one of my all-time favorite Beatles lyrics, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”

Guys, thank you so much for who you are and what you do and how you show up. It’s inspiring to me and I’m so HONORED to be able to call you each my friend!

So, my daily lover – in your life, do you have people who lift you up? Who inspire you to become more? To be better? To help you when you are down? Let’s discuss! And if anyone needs some support, let the TDL Community know in the comments on the BLOG.

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Here’s to friends and community!

Mastin

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Mastin Kipp is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.

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  • Louk

    Mastin,

    It it so good to know you are helping to create a new generation of open minded, creative and giving people. I am lucky enough to have good solid friend ,one from the third grade (my best friend Patty) , two from college years,  many wonderful musicians and artists in the city and last but not least the AMAZING community of teachers where I work.I am so blessed but…

    I have a favor to ask. Can you speak about my generation? Can you say a few words to comfort those who are in their 50′s and 60′s and beyond and are faced with the possibility of living and dieing alone. It’s not as easy to find a partner or in my case drop a toxic relationship when you know statistically your chances are SO slim. I did in fact end a very stressful relationship and I AM happier but sometimes I wonder if I gave up my last chance to have any relationship at all.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your wonderful work. I read THE DAILY LOVE every day and it brings comfort and insight. Here’s to the fantastic generation of men and woman you are putting forth in the world!

    Sincerely,
    I want my Mr. Darcy

    • 2yoshimi

      Your post just made me feel not so alone . Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • Sydney

      Louk, it’s never to late to love. Find love everywhere around you and feel love for yourself… and I promise you that the relationship you want will find you

      I am currently taking 3 months to work on myself and I would suggest you do the same. Set aside a short time, be it a couple of days, weeks, or months. And really nurture and love yourself in that time. Treat yourself as you wish that a partner would. Fall in love with yourself and mate with your soul. 

      Then your soulmate will have an easier time finding you…. 

      And in that time that you take to yourself, do not worry about this topic. Let it go and release in that time and say you will revisit it when your time for You is up…. And take that time for yourself. 

      It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 50. Everybody needs it at some point. And at the end, your whole perspective on life will be different! And you’ll attract new people and find yourself on a delicious path. 

      But you gotta do it first 

      • Stephanie

        Thank you! I posted my above comment before reading your reply and I agree. :)

    • Stephanie

      I have to comment on this too. I have a beautiful British friend that is in her early 60s. I have been trying to set her up with this other man in his 60s, but she feels he won’t be interested in her because of her age. It is difficult I am finding for older women to believe they are lovable. I have experienced this myself (I am 37) when the guy I dated (42) started dating a 24 year old. It really woke me up to this fact that in our society women feel not as desirable after a certain age. I tend to feel that men contribute to this feeling. And it makes me sad.

  • Aditi

    It’s so funny how the Universe brings more of what you put out there because I Just wrote about this on Wednesday! About looking around at your friends and seeing if you surround yourself with like-minded people who support you. 

    If it wasn’t for my friends this weekend I wouldn’t have gotten a chance to meet Kris Carr at the I can do it conference in Washington, DC. They kept pushing me to introduce myself and when I chickened out, they did it for me which made me comfortable to talk to other bestselling authors later in the weekend. 

    I can’t wait to be a part of the next generation pledge class that is inspired by you guys! @mastinkipp:disqus you and your pledge class are my heros and inspiration to keep going and being myself as much as possible.
    Here’s the post I was talking about from this week! http://www.ilivewithjoy.com/why-i-tried-to-run-the-other-way-kris-carr/
    <3 Aditi 

  • Patti

    Thank you for this post.  This is EXACTLY where I am falling behind.  I don’t have a support system of like-minded people. 
    I joined a writer’s group and an art workshop in hopes of jump starting  – turning my weakness into strength…I am an introvert – not anti-social, but I LOVE spending time alone, reading, drawing, etc…but when the rubber meets the road – in the end we ALL need friends and loved ones that support us to become the best we can be.  Good post!

  • jumpforjoyphotoproject

    I absolutely love this post, because I love and appreciate how much my own friends have supported me and contributed to my growth. 

    I am so often humbled and awed by the kindness, generosity and wisdom my long time friends as well as the new ones that feel like I have known them forever that have shared, listened, given, held me up, taken care of me, laughed and cried with me over the years. My friends have supported and helped me grow in so many ways that I often feel overwhelmed with gratitude that I can not express in words. The words just don’t exist to show my appreciation and the only way I can imagine being able to give back is by being a better person myself. I could gush on forever about this topic :) I LOVE MY FRIENDS!

  • http://butterflymaiden7.blogspot.com/ Kathleen Reynolds Chelquist

    Enjoyed your “Gratitude Post” and it was a great affirmation that I am  surrounding myself with the very friends I want to be like.  Thanks Mastin!   butterflymaiden7.blogspot.com  PS..I wrote a comment I would love for you to look out on your 100% responsibility post.

  • StaciH

    Thank you to you and all your peers also. All of whom have made a huge impact on my life.  Very grateful for the wisdom and vulnerability shared to bring me to an place to opened heart as well as enjoying the adventure in a whole new light.

  • http://twitter.com/tatummarie tatum marie

    I went to high school with Maya. She really is a beautiful soul. My world just got a little smaller. Wonderful. Thanks for doing what you do, Mastin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.meindl Anthony Meindl

    Beautiful article!

  • Jasmin Fiore

    People keep telling me how awesome I did going through breast cancer treatment this year. But I keep answering that I couldn’t have done it without my friends who were with me every step of the way. We are all connected on so many levels and the love that I was lucky enough to experience during treatment helped me recover. I actually consider my friends to be my family. Great post Mastin. Yay pledge class!!