When we think of success, we tend to think of certain individuals: Bill Gates, Beyoncé, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep. We think of these people as the pinnacle of the American Dream, climbing their way to success through nothing but sheer will and raw talent.
But what we don’t tend to consider is that none of these people got to where they are on their own.
Bill Gates would never have been able to develop the Windows operating system if he hadn’t been surrounded by top-notch talent (including the late Steve Jobs) to help him put it all together. What would Beyoncé have become if she wasn’t first partnered with the other talented ladies in Destiny’s Child? And Meryl Streep cut her teeth in the acting world by surrounding herself with talented teachers and students during her time at Yale University.
No one does it alone! Even in our business of real estate, the top brokers in the world didn’t get to the top all by themselves. They surrounded themselves with a team.