You want to be the dumbest person in the room

I'm quite sure that you've heard the advice before, that your level is the averge of the five people you spend most time with.

Eric Worre of the Network Marketing Professional, has a hot take on that.

You want to be the dumbest person in the room, he says. You don't want to have a posse.

Because, if you're the lowest person in your group, they'll pull you up by association.

But if you're the highest person in your group, they'll pull you down by association.

Having a posse is nice for the ego, but it's counterproductive to progress in personal growth.

On the other hand, high performers also know this. So, they'll be wary of letting a lower-level performer into their inner circle, because they'd tend to bring them down.

In other words, you need to create, make, produce something that's worthy of associating with people higher than yourself. And it's not a comfortable feeling, to grow upward.

On the other side, it's very comfortable to decay downward. Very comfortable.

However, to grow is infinitely more satisfying than to decay.

It is worth it, in other words.

What could you contribute, to earn your way into the inner circle of people whom you consider to be ahead of you on your path to success?


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