Every single time I start a new thing or when I find significant momentum in an area of my life I cannot help but try to bring great people along for the ride.
In other words, historically, when I start a new company or launch a new product, or even join a new hyper-growth venture, I can’t help but review my “short list” of friends and professional “ass kickers” and ping them asking if they want to join me for another round of awesome.
And, I love that. I love how I’ve developed a significant group of strong professional relationships over the years who are some of the best and the brightest that I know.
Some of them have technical backgrounds and others are operators and some of them are simply non-traditional and can pretty much do anything they wanted to do.
Bringing great people along for a challenging and rewarding ride is one of the best feelings in the world. The problem is that since most of these people are so freakin’ talented that they already have great gigs lined up and/or they don’t really need new work because they are already tackling the next big thing.
But, that doesn’t stop me from trying.