Don’t be the smartest person in the room

Harold Ramis is the actor and director probably best known for his role as Egon in the movie Ghostbusters.  He once laid out his rule for success:  “Find the most talented person in the room, and if it’s not you, go stand next to him.  Hang out with him. Try to be helpful.

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Brian Tracy said one of the hallmark traits of high achievers is that they spend time with people who are already performing at the level at which they want to perform.  Tony Robbins has created an impressive career based on the simple idea of finding someone whose success you admire, and modeling their behavior.  Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

Doesn’t sound that complicated, does it?

  • Decide what success would look like for you
  • Find someone already living that life
  • Spend time with them

But here’s a caveat.  A lot of people want to be the smartest person in the room.  They like feeling superior to all the little people – and thus they stifle any growth opportunities.  My advice – if you ever find that you’re the smartest person in the room, you need to find another room.

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Yes, people see you as successful – but how do you manage your resources to bless your own family and those around you?  How can you pour into the lives of others without making them dependent on you?  As your finances increase how can you share in ways that equip those you care about for their own success?

You need a break to think and sort out your thoughts.  You also need time to talk with experts, kindred spirits and others who can help brainstorm your ideas and carry on the spirit of Living Well and Doing Good.

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