There’s a quote surrounding success that you might be familiar with.
“If you’re the smartest person in the room … You’re in the wrong room.”
I think Jim Rohn says it better …
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
For decades I have believed that you can predict a lot about your future, based on the quality of the people you spend the present with.
That is why I think participation in quality peer groups is critical.
Peer groups help us set higher standards for our behavior …
They help us aim higher in our aspirations …
And they help us stay better focused and committed to big-picture goals.
I belong to several executive and business leader peer groups—groups that double as advisory boards, counselor’s offices, and idea factories. They allow me to see, hear, and discuss things I don't normally think about, talk about, or even notice. Peer groups bring blind spots to my attention and keep me fully connected to trends that are transforming industry on a global scale.
One of the best groups I've joined is the Genius Network.
It brings together the brilliant minds of industry transformers in a forum focused on innovation, creative disruption, and possibilities. It’s a place for entrepreneurs to grow, connect, and collaborate to create bigger and better futures.
To give you an idea of the caliber of this particular peer group, members and guests include, Verne Harnish, Dan Sullivan, Peter Diamandis, Tony Robbins, Daymond John, Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, Arianna Huffington, and Tim Ferris.
This year's Genius Network Annual Event will be held in on October 3rd and 4th. I would highly recommend you consider attending.
Here’s a brief interview I did with Genius Network founder, Joe Polish, where he explains what to expect.
Hope to see you there!