You know how people say you should hang out with people who are more successful than you are? I’ve always sort of blanched at that recommendation – it’s like, what if I like someone who isn’t successful by monetary standards but I really like them? What’s so wrong about that? But I think the advice is accurate in terms of being in the right conversations. You can’t get better at tennis unless you play with someone better than you occasionally. You can’t get better at your business unless you expose yourself to new, moresophisticated information – regularly. AND if you hang out with people who don’t think big, take risks or understand radical independence – then you’re missing a big part of the “mindset” aspect of entrepreneurship. Over the years as I’ve been around and become friends with successful business owners by way of SMARTY, I’ve realized and CHANGED so many aspects to my business – because of that exposure. I wouldn’t have known….eeeek! I shudder to think!
Are you exposing yourself?
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