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“You can't change the people around you, but you can change the people you are around. Who you surround yourself with is who you become, so choose wisely.“ ~ Jayson Gaignard Click to Tweet

Studies prove time and again that strong relationships are the key to lifelong health and wellbeing, yet in today’s digital age we are drowning in contacts and absolutely starved for genuine connection to other people. Entrepreneurs, who already tend to be socially isolated due to the demands of their professional lives, are particularly susceptible to depression and the detrimental effects of lacking social connection.

In this episode I dive into the importance of establishing your tribe, the power of peer group influence, and how to assess whether you should love them, lift them, or leave them.

You really are the company you keep.

Reviewer of the week: Gordie Bufton

Select links and references:

“4 Words That Will Get Your Email Opened” by AWeber

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness by Robert Waldinger

People Mentioned in this episode:

Keith Ferrazzi

John Wooden

Dan Sullivan

Jim Collins

Warren Buffett

Jim John

Sebastian Junger

Direct download: S2E2_-_Even_Leaders_Need_a_Tribe.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 5:00am EST

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you just need to trust that they will somehow connect.” Steve Jobs
 
In 2011 I attended an invite only event hosted by Tim Ferriss geared towards authors who wanted to become New York Times Best Sellers. I had no desire to write a book at the time, but with a price tag of $10k USD, I had a strong feeling that there was bound to be some interesting people in attendance. That event fundamentally changed the trajectory of my life.
 
In this episode I share...
 
- Why you never know the value of your relationships until you really need them.
 
- How Seth Godin’s Q&A inspired me to host my very first Mastermind Dinner (which later led to the creation of MMT).
 
- and why I bought 4000 copies of Tim Ferriss’ book.
 
Enjoy!
 
Also, a special shout out to our reviewer of the week Lee DeBoo!

Select Links and References:

Opening the Kimono

Mastermind Dinners

The Four Hour Chef

The All You Can Eat Campaign of Goodness by Tim Ferris

People mentioned in this episode:

Tim Ferriss

Seth Godin

Thornton May

Scott Kavanagh

 

Direct download: S2E1_-_Your_Network_is_Your_Net_Worth.mp3
Category:business -- posted at: 5:00am EST

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