easy or great?

It’s been said that you become like the five people you spend the most time with. Is that good news?

Did the last person you hire make you think, “Man, I’m going to have to raise my game! I love being around people who inspire my best!” OR did you think, “I’m glad that slot’s filled. Next.”

The people you’re filling the company with – the people you’re surrounding yourself with – are pulling you up or dragging you down. There is no neutral, there is no holding steady – they are forcing you to be better or letting you slack. Do you go for easy and comfortable or do you go for greatness?


  1. Gotta admit, my answer to that is … both. I love spending time with people that inspire me to be just a bit better, to up my game. But sometimes, what I need is an easy chat with a comfortable friend who doesn’t push … who listens, accepts, laughs and cries.


  2. “It’s been said that you become like the five people you spend the most time with.”

    It’s very interesting how the people around us are basically mirrors of who we are.

    And I completely agree about hiring the best employees possible. This is so huge. When the right person is hired, everything else becomes much easier. For example, I’m a big believer in the importance of praising employees. But there are a lot more opportunities to praise a great employee, because they do their job so well.

    Also, I think great customer service starts with hiring great employees.


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