8 people you need in your network

Life and work will throw crazy situations your way. The good news is that with the right team, you can tackle anything.

In the process, it’s important to introduce a diverse group of people into the mix. Life and work will surely throw crazy situations at all of us, and if we’re ready with the right team, we can tackle anything.

When it comes down to it, you need these eight people in your network.

The Cheerleader

There will be times when you need someone in your corner cheering you on. This person is there to root for you when you’re chasing a goal and is willing to help gather support for you from others. The Cheerleader provides encouragement and won’t be a fair-weather fan. You will know your cheerleader believes in you. With his or her support, you feel like you can conquer the world.

The Geek

Be sure to have someone you can count on to always know about the newest technologies, the emerging digital trends and the crazy things happening in startup land. This person won’t care much about what is cool now but will probably have an idea of what’s next. Knowing this type of person and talking about what he (or she) thinks is interesting will be a pipeline to new ideas.

The Peer

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