Young or old, amateur or veteran, know there are rocketships in your midst ready to be ridden. The rocketship is someone who is going places, and hopefully, through his or her shear power, you can hop aboard and increase your own success as well.
Look around the office and see if you can identify the rocketship. The person is likely a hard worker who is respected by almost everyone on the floor. If you were to view each person like a stock, you would buy the rocketship because there’s just something about them that tells you they’re going places. The higher they fly, the more likely they will promote you along the way.
The same thing goes with social media and the blogosphere community. Don’t count out the little guys. Instead interact with those with an unusual amount of dedication and creativity. Sincerely get to know them and help them out. One day they might be the next Pete Cashmore from Mashable, you never know. Expect nothing in return because if your relationship is sincere, things will just come.
A lot of folks talk a big game. Beware. The more one needs to talk about their successes, the less likely they are the rocketship. It’s likely they are insecure, craving constant reassurance to justify their own relevance. Remember to watch what they do, rather than what they say. There are too many empty promises that never get delivered.
Everybody likes to win. But first, you must identify the likely winners. Once you do, it’s only a matter of time before you’re surrounded and soaring towards the moon!
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