The three steps, in the following order:
- Be exceptionally awesome.
Being exceptionally awesome will make others uncomfortable. This in turn, will make you uncomfortable. The truth is, is that it’s lonely at the top. If you want to be “accepted” by the herd, you have to accept their standards. But if you’re like me, those standards will leave you feeling empty. You can do so much more. Do not hide your light to make others feel good. Shine bright and give others permission to do the same.
- Find the others.
Having a community isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it can be the greatest boon to your success if you choose the people you surround yourself with. Find a group of success minded people and join them. Become a “being successful is lonely” support club. But don’t get lazy! Push each other to keep striving. Accepting standards of the group is still a bad idea
Your network is only as strong as the quantity and quality of people in it. I am honored and delighted to have the people in my life that I have. But it’s only through active recruiting and placing myself in front of the right people that I was able to meet and join forces with some of them.