TIP 47

BUILD A STRONG NETWORK OF SPECIAL FRIENDS

       Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.

STING, 1980

       Friendship’s much more important to me [now] than what I thought success was.

STING, 1990

What is success without friends to love, enjoy, and celebrate with? You need plenty of friends who love and support you. Many get by with one really close friend, and while that may be enough, successful folks typically have a number of really close friends.

Robert thought he had plenty of friends—three lifelong buddies. However, one lives in Washington, D.C., one in Oregon, and the other in Russia. He stays in contact through notes and calls and occasional visits, but it isn’t the same as having someone in ...

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