Yes, "you are the average of the 5 people you hang out with most."
Who you know (and more importantly, who knows YOU) is crucial leverage for success.
Befriend talented people. Collect People Resources. People do favours for friends not strangers. Learn everyone's names. From the doorman at your building to the woman at the laundromat to the CEO at the company you work for.
Today, I'm going to advise doing "Paloma's People Audit".
Before you give someone the PRIVILEGE of being in your life, here are some questions you MUST ask.
The people around you determine the quality of your thinking. And, as Brian Tracey says "The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life."
Life is a group project. Pick your group wisely.