This is one of the most important posts I could ever write for you.
It’s super simple, but absolutely vital.
Recently, Marc and I had a conversation with our friend Thanh about the importance of establishing healthy, positive, supportive relationships. This is a topic that fascinates us, and it’s something we know a lot about.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts and emails, Marc and I met Thanh at a business conference in Las Vegas some years back. We hit it off as friends almost immediately – there was lots of synergy between our interests in personal development and in expanding our entrepreneurial business ventures.
But the kicker is the immense (and immediate) positive impact Thanh’s friendship has had on both our personal and professional growth.
The undeniable truth became crystal clear to us rather quickly: Who you associate with makes all the difference in your life.
In many ways we, as human beings, are like Koi fish. The Koi fish grows in proportion to its environment. If you keep it in a small bucket of water, it grows to only a few of inches in length. But if you let it loose in the wild it can grow up to two feet long.
So are you like the Koi fish that has been kept in a small bucket? Is your environment and social network stifling your personal and professional growth?
If so, how do you make changes and build healthier relationships? [Read more…]