I believe building meaningful connections with others is important. Superficial relationships have never sat well with me. At the end of the day, I want to know what’s important to you and your business because I want to help contribute in some small way to you achieving that. It doesn’t mean we need to dedicate time-consuming effort or even be actively involved on a daily basis, though I am always willing to offer some advice and perspective on matters I’m familiar with. And on some level I hope you’ll do the same for me.
When I meet someone new I tend to begin with an assumption that I generally want to see you do well in Life. Of course that’s going to mean different things to different people. To me it’s a subtle, yet significant, deviation from the social messages I grew up with. Prominently, that in order to be successful one must be ruthlessly selfish – a cutthroat. That’s never sat well with me either.