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CHAPTER SEVEN

The Importance of Relationships

You Can’t Do This Alone

  • Do you have a small group of people who care enough about you to tell you things you may not want to hear but need to hear?
  • Do you cultivate people with whom you can discuss your various types of support needs?
  • Do you provide support and counsel to others?
  • Do your relationships evolve over time as your career and life change?

Your ability to take many of the actions recommended in this book will be greatly enhanced if you are able to develop mutually beneficial relationships. One of the biggest impediments to reaching your potential is isolation. It’s not a lack of skills ...

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