I made the concious decision to scale down my network some time ago. My goal was to only foster relationships when there was a mutual human connection, alignment of values and an eagerness to see the other grow.
I think success is indicative when there are less people around me not looking out for me.
I’ve always had people that look out. Those relationships are hard to cultivate intentionally, but I think it’s the most worthwhile situation to have. I’m far happier not having to factor ill-will or ulterior motives.
Fostering meaningful relationships & identifying lacking relationships just makes sense, today.