10 People Who Will Destroy Your Business

10 People Who Will Destroy Your Business

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If you want to build a great business, you have to be very deliberate about whom you let into it.Atomic-Explosion

Emotions and behaviours may circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus. Every positive person you let into your life increases your chances of being positive 11 percent, estimated a study published in 2010 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.

“Just one sad friend was needed to double an individual’s chance of becoming unhappy,” Wired summarised about the report.

Figuring out whom to avoid and whom to let in won’t always be easy. But with a little practice, you can get really good at staying far away from people who might bring your business down.

Related: 6 Tips to Keep in Mind When Hiring Your First Employees

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Isaiah Hankel
Isaiah Hankel is the author of Black Hole Focus (Wiley 2014), a business coach and speaker. He helps individuals, teams and organizations develop a more entrepreneurial mind-set to accelerate their business success.