EPISODE 128: SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THE RIGHT PEOPLE, WITH JUDY ROBINETT

In her career Judy has led both public and private companies as CEO, and served in management positions at Fortune 500 companies.

She is on the advisory boards of Illuminate VC, Pereg VC, and Springboard Enterprises. Judy previously served as a managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network and as a member of the faculty of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Small Business Program.

Judy's book, How to Be a Power Connector: the 5+50+150 Rule, was named the #1 business book of 2014 by Inc. She has been profiled in Entrepreneur, Vogue, Fast Company, Forbes, CBS, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek.

In this episode, Judy and Stacy discuss why it’s so important to have a diverse network & going out of your way to help other people.

Some highlights include:

“They can break you, but they can’t eat you.” At minute 1:00, Judy talks about the moment she made the commitment to kick fear to the curb and do whatever it took to save her business.

Open yourself to criticism & get out of your comfort zone. At minute 4:00, Judy talks about an important life lesson that she learned while in graduate school.

There are no lack of resources out there. At minute 7:00, Judy talks about how important it is to establish what your goal is and find the resources to help you get there.

Surround yourself with people who have your back. At minute 10:00, Judy talks about the importance of having a strong, deep & diverse network.

Everything you do says who you are. At minute 16:00, Judy talks about going out of your way to add value and help other people.

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