One of the biggest lessons I learnt last year was that your network and the connections you build on your foray through life are important. Some basic principles as far as this is concerned are that-
- People, on their own journeys through life create value in themselves, and in the capabilities they develop that could remain latent unless they encounter the right influence to leverage that value.
- People love people. As a result, people will always opt to do work with someone they can connect to, or relate with.
- Two heads are better than one.
When you surround yourself with the right mix of people, not only do you get the influenced, you get exposure to wisdom and opportunities that you never knew were available before. As is a popular saying, if you are the smartest one in the room, you need to be in a different room. That said, it is important to also be a comrade in the said army. Look out for opportunities to help the people around you make progress. Possibilities are that they will also be looking out for opportunities for you. Collectively, your army will rise to the top.