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If you subscribe to this newsletter, you are likely an outlier in your group, and maybe you have been for a long time.
You know the feeling. Wanting more out of life than the other people around you, but - without any guidance - you’ve probably had to figure out a lot on your own. So you spend your nights researching, working, and plotting the next step.
If you were really lucky, you might have had some amazing conversations in college or with a few colleagues at work. Deep, meaningful conversations that actually challenged you, made you reevaluate, think, and sometimes even changed what you believed or how you operated.
Deep down, all high performers - no matter the stage in their life or career - want people who will push them, brainstorm with them, and even verbally spar from time to time.
Most people are missing that from their life on a regular basis:
If you’re just starting out → it’s hard to find peers who are equally ambitious or doing similar things, and you can feel very much alone.
If you’re successful or in a position of authority already → people assume you have it all figured out, or just don’t engage with you that way because of your title or who you are. Also, in many ways, lonely.
This edition is about the incredible benefits of a strong circle. Who should be in it, what should you be looking for, and what should you be adding - or subtracting - to give you what you need optimally for the next steps ahead?
Remember, people don’t think small alone, they think small in groups - Your circle can hold you back, or be an absolute accelerant of your ambition.
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