Remember your mother’s warning, “Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas”? With whom we associate affects our business future in much the same way. According to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
If you want to grow your business, look around you. Whose posts are you following on Facebook and Twitter? Whose accomplishments do you want to emulate? Look at those sellers’ listings, marketing efforts and social interactions to figure out what makes them successful. Spend time with them in person at live events and online in groups, webinars, etc.
One hint: It should always be a positive experience. Truly successful people are positive most of the time.