Your mom told you in high school, “Billy down the street is bad news. I don’t want you hanging around with him.” My response to this one was “Ma, you don’t even know him.” My parents didn’t even want to hear me complaining when I had to explain cleaning desks in detention for clowning around with “Billy” in class. I guess our parents had some insight after all.
Reflecting back when I was 22, starting my first real business, I would make continuous progress only to be offset by my old routine of late nights drinking beers with my best buddies. Don’t get me wrong here, the friends I grew up with are amazing people who I will cherish our memories until the day I die. The challenge many of us face is that the typical conversation doesn’t change while you are changing. It sounds something like “My job sucks…I met this hottie at the bar last night…man the Cubs sucked yesterday…did you see American Idol?”