10 Be a Connector: The Power of Positive Associations, Collaborations, and Relationships

DOI: 10.4324/9781003260387-12

It’s not where you go or who you go with—it’s who you might meet when you get there.

Heloise

The Most Powerful Strategy to Improve Your Performance?

Surround yourself with people who personify the qualities you seek—and you’ll thrive. Specifically, people who will push and challenge you to become a world class tennis player, a preeminent lawyer, physician, or professor, or a game-changing scientist or researcher. The company you keep becomes a critical factor in your future success. Strive to work with and learn from “the best”—and let your competition work with “the rest.”

The dividends of hanging around people you’d ...

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