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Are You Spending Time With The Right People? (Plus The Power of a Mastermind)

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I’ve learned a lot over the last few years in my business.

The most important thing I’ve learned is how ignorant I really am.

Understanding this however, has set my business up for great opportunities.

That’s right.  My ignorance may be my greatest asset.

Why?

Because I recognize that there will always be individuals much smarter than myself in the business world.  Surrounding myself with these individuals (and then taking action on the information I learn from them) helps me take my game to the next level.

I recently held a private mastermind event in NYC.

It included some of my top affiliates from one of my products (Video Traffic Academy).

My business partner and I hosted a private dinner the night before, then rented out a room in an exclusive members club (SoHo House) where we brought everyone together for the entire day.

We had people share some of their greatest ideas for growing their business, creating products, hosting live events, managing membership sites, writing #1 NY Times best sellers, getting main stream media attention, and many other topics.

Some of the attendees included (pictured above) Phil Town / Melissa Town,  Marie Forleo, Ramit Sethi, James Wedmore, Bradley Will, Forbes Riley, Carl White / Tammy Grossman, Josh Schoenly / Ryan Hartman, Kevin Nations, John Romaniello, Derek Halpern, Maria Andros, Chris Daigle, Jonathan Cronstedt, Monika Rydzewski, Mike LeMoine, Sean Malarkey and “The” Mark Anthony.

Here’s a quick video on why I think it’s important to spend time with people who are much smarter than you.

(If you are interested in being a future affiliate for any of my courses then feel free to sign up here)

I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and put yourself in the situation where you feel extremely ignorant.

If you are the smartest person in the room… you are in trouble.

I enjoy knowing that I’m usually the most ignorant person in the room as it keeps me hungry, allows me to grow, and gives me the opportunity to connect all of the smart people I’m friends with and help them build their businesses.

I plan on keeping it that way for as long as I can :)

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What type of person are you?  Are you the smartest person in the room or do you surround yourself with smarter individuals?

Also, what’s your thoughts on masterminds?  Do you believe in the power of a mastermind and are you a member of any?

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37 comments
Nicole Elmore
Nicole Elmore

Thank you for sharing this great post. Association is a KEY to success.It may seem hard to re-evaluate  who you spend your time with and it may be sad to realize that your current friends (and family) may not be the most beneficial association. But once you make the decision to change, it will change your success path.

Mitja
Mitja

Spending time with the right people. That's why I read blogs like yours, because I know you know more then me. I may not spend any time with you, but I'm spending my time here on your blog :)

Cheers

Logo Works Pro
Logo Works Pro

I really love to be with a nerd.. Love to listen to learn more! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us..

Wes Towers
Wes Towers

Hi, Lewis.

The only time we could stop learning is when we are 6 feet under the ground. Then again, maybe then there is more learning to unearth. ;) This is actually the primary reason for my tendency to surround myself with people and to look at blogs of those whom I deem know more than me, and man, that list is long. Being humble and accepting the fact that we have much to learn is the first step in actually learning. :)

Lisa Leitl
Lisa Leitl

Absolutely! Started a success group in Central Florida.

Alta Lainez
Alta Lainez

yes! And I want to hang out with YOU!!

Dave Gambrill
Dave Gambrill

"The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing." - Socrates

Danny Heinsohn
Danny Heinsohn

Without a doubt. And no one progresses without the influence of others.

Simon Malcolm
Simon Malcolm

True Lewis – it's kind of the same as "You are what you eat".

jameswedmore1
jameswedmore1

You da man Lewis! Great video and post as usual!

Lance
Lance

Lewis,

I love the humility of that statement - being the most ignorant person in the room. Lots of potential for growth, in coming from that place. And the thing is - when we think like that - believing that there is something we can always learn - there is.

fergusonsarah
fergusonsarah

Thanks for sharing what you learned on your experience on your business.. You have a very motivational video.. :)

RalphKooi
RalphKooi

I always get so much energy from like minded people it is awesome. I've got some (in my opinion) great ideas to leverage LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube and get some good traffic but just need to build the sites.. a well.. so many ideas :)

When I first met you and Sean I had no idea who you guys were, but found out more later on the way and really fired up about affiliate marketing (again) which is awesome. Also I like the way you guys deal with your affiliates, it doesn't happen often that way...

Kudos!

KatKim
KatKim

What an inspirational video. THERE is where I want to be!

Brian Kwong
Brian Kwong

@Lewis Howes , during the video, i thought, "shoot I need to hang out with you" and at the end of the video i thought, "I am too small, too new, too far away (I live in Austria) and I am not going to make it to the top 10."

I thanked my mind for sharing and signed up anyway haha

Will need to check out your product before I promote it tho =)

John Falchetto
John Falchetto

Experiences outside of my comfort zone, signed up Already worked through the product so I am a big believer in the awesome value of it.

Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes

glad you liked my neighborhood Simon :)

Simon Malcolm
Simon Malcolm

That's great Lewis – it was so great to walk around the block with you guys.

LewisHowes
LewisHowes moderator

@Lance Thanks Lance... there is always room for growth in my mind.

LewisHowes
LewisHowes moderator

@RalphKooi thanks Ralph. I appreciate you my friend and I think its important to treat your affiliates as your best friends (as they are promoting for you for free!). I wouldn't be as successful without them so I love to share my appreciation. hope you are well down under!

LewisHowes
LewisHowes moderator

@KatKim I hope you can be there the next time around then Kat :)

LewisHowes
LewisHowes moderator

@Brian Kwong@Lewis Howes I'd love to see you at our next mastermind meeting Brian. If you want it then all you need to do is be in our top 10 affiliates for this contest... stay on the look out :)

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