...what stands in nearest proximity to you has enormous implications. As Jim Rohn has wisely said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Similarly, Tim Sanders, former Yahoo! director, said, “Your network is your net worth.” - Benjamin P. Hardy, "Surround Yourself with People Who Hold You to a Higher Standard than You Hold Yourself"
Benjamin's post stuck with me this week. I've long since tried to spend my time with people who inspire me, simply seem to do more and ultimately manage to make a bigger mark in the world. This has always been intuitive & intentional for me.
If it hasn't been for you, try this out:
- Who are the people in nearest proximity to you?
- How did they become your peer group?
- Was it on purpose or based on convenience?
- Do these people hold you to a high standard?
- Or, do they hold you to an even lower standard than you hold yourself?
"Your level of talent and “potential” are irrelevant if you’re surrounded by people who don’t help you realize it." - Benjamin P. Hardy
I don't just attribute my success to what I've learned from the people I encounter daily but also rising to their expectations of what I can accomplish. Who in your peer group helps you up your game every day? Thank them. : )
Some last minute Eurobike heads ups!
- Wednesday, Aug 30: be at the Wahoo booth at 10am!
- Thursday, Aug 31: RSVP for The listnride Constance Spin (Pure Cycles road bikes available for loan)
- Friday, Sept 1: See you at the: TRENDLOUNGE 2017 by fahrstil & EUROBIKE
ALSO: Speedvagen's European Fit Tour Starts this week! 🦄 Check the full details for Amsterdam, London & Girona here. 🦄
The Roads Are Getting Worse... ...But the Bikes Are Getting Better. A little hyperbolic but the article it nails it! Fun to see Bike Snob writing for Outiside too!
The Remarkable Business Show Episode 1: Interview with Kevin Abt from Wahoo Fitness, a classic challenger brand
Jon Moss speaks with Kevin Abt from Wahoo Fitness about how they are innovating in the cycling space and the importance of the smartphone in their success.
This is why you can't find any shared bikes on the streets.
TONL seeks to transform the idea of stock photography by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world.
Nearly 60 years since their invention, an increasing body of research shows what many already know—open offices are often less than ideal.
An excerpt from Ellen Pao’s ‘Reset,’ about sexism in Silicon Valley and her lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Not just Silicon Valley of course:
This survey adds detail to patterns of sexism and harassment in the tech industry:
- The online survey, commissioned by Women Who Tech, comprises responses from 950 individuals, 84 percent of whom currently work in tech (must read)
It’s called reverse thinking. Nice one Ayse Birsel!
My bud Moe is hiring!
As a key member of the event management team overall your responsibility will include negotiation and coordinating the logistics of a portfolio of up to 10 events per year by liaising with suppliers and hotels.
All great content marketing has one thing in common.
It speaks to a specific audience. It addresses their needs. It solves their problems.
Robell is an old friend of mine from Atlanta. He recently joined Joshua and Mike of Mortise & Tenon Magazine. M&T is an annual print magazine celebrating the preservation, research, and recreation of historic furniture.
...there are exceptionally few people of color represented in the world of fine furniture. As the son of immigrants from Africa, which has its own amazing but different woodworking tradition, I sometimes feel like an outsider.
Totally rad to see old friends making amazing things!