Episode 16: Removing Toxic Influencers from My Life

Who we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. We don’t become great on our own. The people around us who make us even better than who we think we are, they’re the ones who genuinely have us in their best intentions, always wanting to uplift our spirits. But also being the toughest on us when we need a reality check.

So, the people who surround you: are they raising your standards and challenging you to become the best version of yourself?

If we are who we surround ourselves with, then why keep those who rob us of our good, lower our standards, and steal our time and energy?

Throughout my journey, I’ve discovered that removing more responsibilities off my plate also meant I had to do the hard job of removing people -- even the friends whom I’ve known for a long time -- off that plate too. They were no longer serving any positive influence on the person I want to be or become. I call them toxic influencers -- those who damper your soul for their own personal gain.

When someone continues to spew their negativity in your ear -- whether it’s about you or about them -- you begin to become the stories you listen to.

What we tackle in this episode:


  1. Who are toxic influencers

  2. When to get rid of toxic influencers

  3. How you become like those who’s around you

  4. Why stressing over people is unhealthy for your own health

  5. How can you tell when a person is toxic

  6. How to pull away from toxic influencers

HOSTED BY: Helen Ngo




Music by Muciscal_Chef

Track title: “Motivational Happy”


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