Whatever business you are in currently, or trying to get in to, you will encounter other people. How you connect with the people around you will directly determine your level of success.
An important lesson I learned from a much younger colleague of mine some years ago is this..
"It doesn't matter how you feel about them - what matters is how they make you feel."
He went on to say "If they are not bringing you love and laughter, hope and inspiration or contributing to your personal growth or uplifting your spirit in some way, then why do you allow them to stay in your life?"
As simple as that one is, it had a truly profound effect on me, and as a result I actually cut some people out of my life - (including my now ex - wife).
But thinking about this in another way has really changed my thinking and enriched my relationships with the people around me.
Instead of considering this from my own personal point of view, I realised that every other person is thinking this as...