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Living Proof by Adam von Gootkin

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CHAPTER 3FIND YOUR PETER

Surrounding Yourself With People Who Support Your Strengths (and Make Up for Your Weaknesses)

Although the initial success of Onyx can be partly attributed to our disregard for certain people’s opinions (particularly regarding our choice of spirit), the company wouldn’t have continued to grow if we hadn’t paid close attention to the counsel of others. The thing is, nearly everybody you’ll meet in business (and life) has something valuable to teach you, even if it’s simply what not to do.

I learned pretty quickly that one of the most important factors in deciding if someone is worth listening to is whether or not that individual has created a life that inspires you and that you would like to replicate. If you learn from ...

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