In the last half year, I’ve been working towards better curation of the people in my life. Some people say that “you are the average of the five people around you”. I suppose it’s a way of saying that “birds of a feather flock together”.
In the last couple of years, I spent a lot of time with people who just wanted to make a quick buck, several who believed in working 20-hour days. I began to think that that was the only way to be a business person. And I became more and more disengaged from myself.
According to Gary Vaynerchuk, “how you make your money is more important than how much you make”.
I’ve always thought so. And yet, had often found myself swayed by peer pressure. I gave in to things I didn’t believe in and on the inside, my soul was slowly wasting away.
That circle is gone now and I find myself slowly starting over. I’ve been fortunate to find people who believe in social causes and want to run businesses that create real impact.
But I’m greedy.
I want to meet more people who believe in personal development and financial savviness and social responsibility. I want to befriend more stoics, curious explorers, “lifestyle hackers”.
I want to work with people who want to build something to last, not jump onto another bandwagon trend.