Choose your team wisely. I strongly agree with business consultant Jim Rohn, who said that “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Think about it. Who is in your "top five?"
Now, I'm not saying that you need to dump all of your current friends and associates. I'm saying that you need to make a conscious decision to build relationships with like-minded, forward thinking individuals. People who are doing or have already done what you are trying to do. People who will lift you up, not tear you down. They are your core team.
If you don't already have these relationships in your life, then it is time to build them. Get out there and start networking at in-person events and on LinkedIn. Get to know people and let them get to know you. Have the "ideal team member" in mind as you meet people but be open to building relationships with people you had never considered.
Do you have a strong team of people around you? Share your experiences with your team in the comments.