The Company You Keep

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

"You are who you hang out with"

You’ve probably heard this old adage before - you will be judged by the people you are around. Guilt by affiliation. Well, the same goes for success. Many people say you are an average of the five people you hang out with most. If you were to look at the five people you hang out with most, take their salaries, add them up, divide by 5, then that is probably what you are making.

However, what if your network is smaller, or you most closely associate and interact with say two or three people? There are a few other ways to adjust, accelerate, and elevate the quality of the company you keep. Here's a few methods:

1. Stop following the butt models on Instagram and start following successful people. Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban, and Bill Ackman.

2. Change what content you consume all-day everyday. Keep it fresh, and keep your mind thinking about different ideas, people, and destinations.

3. NETWORK! Reach out to people you want to be more like. People love to mentor and provide advice, it's flattering for them. Don't be afraid to DM!


4. Ask the smartest people you know how much time they spend learning, what their daily habits are, and how they keep their mind sharp. Always ask questions!

5. Ask the jock/athlete how often and what sort of workouts they do to stay in shape.


Great leaders are not always in the front - they also know who to follow.

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