Major key to success: saying no to the yes men.
A lot of people that trip up, especially once they get a bit of success, are the ones that surround themselves with people that never challenge them.
So instead of your crew telling you that the new business move you’re thinking of is going to be complete shit, they tell you that it’s a great idea and to throw your money in it.
At the end all y’all looking stupid.
If all you ever got in your circle is a bunch of cats that are gassing you up, no one is doing anyone any favors.
Instead, you want to cultivate reasonable dissent from the people around you.
That way, when you start taking wrong turns, someone will call you out and not just let you fall off.
This is also why you want a girl around that is willing to point out your flaws.
Women are great at this by the way, and a girl that knows you also knows how to stick a knife between your ribs.
That is a blessing.
Moral of the story is to avoid people that are going to blow smoke up your ass because you’re too good for them.
Instead, keep people around that will push you to improve.