- Andrew Seltz
- Chris Ramsey
- Paul Hancox
There are two other people in this forum that I may mention or argue with, but almost never recognise for the many insights they've given me. Whenever I've had a real kick-in-the-arse moment about my business that forced me into radically rethinking my positions, it was one of these two who inspired it.
- Paul Myers
Earlier this year, I was made aware that a particular member who appreciated my help and advice had never gotten "the time of day" from me. I was cynical and paranoid and didn't think he was sincere.
So I'd like to formally and publicly apologise to John Durham for being, well, a bit of a jerk. And it's Paul Myers and ExRat who gave me that particular kick-in-the-arse moment, too.
It's easy to forget, in the early stages of building a business, that it's still just in its infancy. I've only been doing this IM thing for eighteen months, and I've come very far very fast and even had more than one massive setback.
And a lot of building a business is plain old-fashioned bravado. We have authority because we say we do. We are successful because we say we are.
But it's good for us to stop and think about the other people who influence us, who help us become someone who deserves that authority and success.
And it's also good, now and again, to stand up and remind people... not least ourselves... that what authority and success we do have and deserve is not purely our own doing.