Sunday, January 27, 2008

5 or 500?

“I would rather work with five people who really believe in what they are doing rather than 500 who can’t see the point.” – Patrick Dixon, futurist

[Matt Young & Willie Cromack]

As I age, I realize the circle of relevant people in our life gets smaller…. and smaller… and smaller. It’s not a self righteous thing and it’s not a we are overly difficult or boring thing. It’s that we don’t have the interest in pretending to entertain things & people who don’t bring tangible positivity to our personal or professional plate.

[Stan Peake - left]

You know back when… where you try to be everything to everyone? You don’t want to let someone down, appear like you are not interested, hold boring conversations and friendships because you thought you had to? That stage is over. It’s too hard and the reality is (as Patrick Dixon so bluntly articulates) – neither the one or one of the 500 benefits.

[Scott Boyle]

The beauty of life is the diversity with which it can be lived. We are not all the same. We have different preferences, different interests and different mindsets, hence life provides a little something for everyone. One actually has to work pretty hard to fly through it solo. We can choose who we surround ourselves with.

Choice is good. Choice is important. Choice is a freedom we have fought for.

[Curtis Christopherson]

Choose who you work with wisely!