In your career development it’s crucial to engage with people who are more advanced that you. This may mean they have more experience, money, connections or other assets. Some will inspire you from a distance, others will teach and some will invite you to participate in what they are building.

Great…but don’t get confused. Their success is not yours. The goal is to get to a place where you are adding at least as much value as you are getting from the relationship. Be impressed, be inspired, but don’t be confused. Remember to stay focused and get yours! Players get paid more than cheerleaders.

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Who do you admire and why? (Comment below or on twitter)


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