It’s pretty funny how people can perceive you personally as well as in business.
During my career I have met many individuals who simply were friendly under the notion of what they could get out of me or my firm professionally. After months and sometimes years of friendship certain things happen and you start to see the true colors of these people.
It becomes very clear when the pressure is turned up as to who is your friend, and who was simply occupying space with you to see what they could get out of you.
Personally, I prefer to work only with friends. We are a privately held firm and we need to align our cultures and beliefs with others, in order to develop that strong professional relationship.
It’s interesting how people crumble in the pressure cooker of life, and their true colors come out allowing you to see their true motivation.
To those of you that can’t handle the pressure cooker. Fuck you.