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Episode Info: So I'm back with the second of my mega packed email/post/podcasts, and this one in jammed with value. Today we are going to be looking at how to go into a niche or industry and quickly maneuver ourselves into a position of power. Or at least a position where others want to help us to succeed. So as some of you know, recently I decided to go back to college. Just an IT course, nothing fun. More than anything I'm liking being in a building with such a concentration of hot women. Anyway, although I don't need to move into a position of influence in the college because I'm just doing it for fun, automatically I made my move on day 2. Standard procedure, integrate and associate with those in power. And now half the college wants to help me, and every lecturer, even the ones that haven’t met me are singing my praises. How did I do it? Simple, the lecturer said she couldn't get the projector working. She mentioned nobody on the campus could ever get the bloody thing working. It took me 2 minutes and I'd made up “Colin Palfrey's Guide to Making The Projector Work.” It's a single sheet of paper but also has my name as a water-mark in the background. It's now been stuck to all the projectors and every lecturer is praising my name as they follow the instructions. ANYONE could have done it, but they didn't see the benefit. The benefit is that when people want to help you your options open up. So do yourself a favour – go out of your way to help people in your industry and you will find life gets a lot easier for you. And I don't mean subscribers or readers, I mean people you see struggling in Facebook groups. -----GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION----- Remember when you were a kid, and just because you were hanging out with 'that' kid, you were automatically presumed guilty of whatever could have happened?'That' kid was an asspotato, and caused so much trouble that standing near him would almost guarantee that you would be in trouble. Okay, okay. I was that kid. But I'm looking at it from your perspective. So you know how guilt by association works. You've lived on planet earth, you know hanging around the wrong people makes you look guilty. THAT SHIT WORKS EVERYWHERE!!! Seriously! Just the same as how you can look guilty by association, you can also look smart by association, honest by association, hard working by association, trustworthy by association.... So find people in the industry or niche you are in. Befriend them. Be seen talking to them all the
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