Have you ever sat back and reflected on the influences you have in your life, and wondered who is there to truely help you grow, and who is the snake in the grass just waiting to see you fail?
I was at a seminar recently run by some specialists in my field (one of which is someone that I worked with a few years ago and considered a friend) , and at the Q&A after the event we had a few laughs and spoke about how business was going and reminisced on the old days.
Some time after this event I was talking with another business owner who attended and we were discussing some of the points made in regards to what they called "replicate and repeat". The snake in the grass! It was during this conversion that it became clear that my "friend" was making accusations me and my business to those in the room after I had left.
I take great pride in my work, and the many many hours it took to get my company www.factorydirectoz.com.au launched from a start-up to one of the fastest growing e-commerce businesses in Australia.
The same thing happens in every work place in every town in Australia. There are people who claim to be there to help you, to help you grow, sometimes even those that are your mentors are undermining you benefit themselves.
Keep your eyes peeled, and make sure that you are surrounding yourself with those people that are genuinely making it their mission to help you grow!