Growing a business, advancing in your career, or even writing a book requires a set of unique traits such as mental toughness. The margins between those who succeed compared to those who fall short lie in the small margins.

One of those areas of small margins is effectively utilizing the weekends to recharge and mentally get yourself back in the game.

We all will inevitably have those weeks where our performance is lacking, our motivation is waning, and the sky in general, feels like it's falling down. In those moments, I used to hunker down and close myself off with hopes of alleviating whatever was going on.

However, what I learned was that sometimes, calling in reinforcements is just what the doctor ordered. These reinforcements are the key relationships to various elements of your personal and professional life.

If you're feeling a little on the ropes or need a recharge, use this weekend to solidify these five relationships.

1. Your specialist.

This person here is often a coach or someone that is helping you with a specific skill set. They have the tools and frameworks to help you strategically accomplish your goals and ultimately grow in business and life.

The most important aspect of the specialist is that they're there to help answer your questions and help you achieve a breakthrough.

An example for me was working with a coach who helped me become a better communicator with my writing. That decision ultimately led to me finally getting published in major business publications.

While you may have many skills and things you need to learn, don't overload yourself here. Identify your biggest need and go after that.

2. Your mentor.

When watching Star Wars, I often thought about how applicable it is to business. Jedi's learn the way of the force while entrepreneurs learn the way of business.

Entrepreneurs and Jedi's maximize their potential along with mastering their craft by learning from mentors. While mentors can't do the work for you, they can certainly provide you with the necessary toolkit for success. 

One of the biggest benefits of having a mentor is they've most likely experienced some of the low moments you'll inevitably experience. Having someone to call when I felt as if the world was crashing down has been beneficial for my psyche.

Mentors are the people you lean on when it's time to make a massive decision. Make it a goal to find a Yoda for your current stage of development. Over time, having a handful of mentors will be beneficial.

3. Your equally as ambitious peer.

This type of person wants the same thing as you and is generally around the same stage of development as you. Though this type of person is a friend and peer, they're also a friendly rival meant to keep you hungry for success.

They are meant to push you. This competitiveness will hasten your skills and improvement. While you're rivals, you also will want to help each other as much as possible because it'll end up making you better in the long run.

If you don't have any peers in your circle, write down a list of people in your industry who are around the same development point so you can reach out to them.

4. Your student.

You have people years ahead of you along with someone in the trenches with you, it's also important to carve out a role as a teacher to bring up others.

Embracing the role of being a mentor to someone a few steps behind you helps solidify the lessons you've already learned, gain new perspectives, improve your leadership skills, and potentially change someone else's world.

Before the weekend is over, identify a few people who could use your expertise and advice and simply check in with them.

5. Yourself.

The most important relationship you'll have along the way is the one with yourself. This is your cornerstone. No matter where you move to, you will take you with you. A big part of creating a positive relationship with yourself is to keep your word.

Anytime I found myself feeling low in the confidence department and questioning myself, it often stemmed from me breaking my own commitments. Personal accountability is a must.

As you make commitments next week, fight with all your might to keep them and at the end of the week, you'll already begin to look at yourself in a more positive light.

As Jim Rohn said, "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." To go one step further, the trajectory of your success lies in the makeup of the five relational categories above.