Know Who Your People Are

I love when things have multiple applications. If you know anything about me you know I’m a total geek when it comes to new technologies. Whether it’s something that does the job of five other machines or simply a lesson that can be applied to multiple areas of life, from business to personal and beyond, that’s the kind of thing that really gets me excited. That’s one of the reasons one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur also applies to life in general.

I was lucky enough to have this WAKEUP Call early on in life – that’s a story for another day – but the lesson is this…

Any success you have in life or in business is because you’ve found your people, you know your people, and you surround yourself with your people.

None of us can go it alone, nor should we! Think about it…

Why the fuck would you carry the world on your own two shoulders if you had the option to have some amazing people who make you feel like you can be yourself to help you carry that load? Or hell, a group of people who help you invent something to carry it for you all so you can kick back and enjoy your life a little for a change.

This week I’m lucky enough to help lead a Mastermind Retreat in the Dominican Republic and being surrounded by so many like-minded, driven, passionate entrepreneurs reminded me of this lesson.

Not only are the individuals attending this Mastermind the reason I get up and do what I do every day, but they are the embodiment of what it means to know your people and fully embrace them.

That’s the WAKEUP Call for today…

Find your people, fly across the world to get to them if you have to. Because knowing your people, the people who challenge you, who value you, who lift you up, who inspire you, who keep you fucking playful – those are the people who are going to keep you on the path you’ve chosen. Those are the people who are going to reinvigorate you when you’re ready to give up on yourself. They’re the people who are going to reawaken your sense of childlike curiosity.

Stay inspired, stay playful, and know your people.