World-renowned movie star, performer and producer Will Smith was asked once how he was able to stay fresh after decades in the business. He replied that he kept people around him that not only supported him and had his best interest at heart, they also challenged him.
When it comes to business, that same attitude should be in place. Friends are friends outside the realm of business. But often some friends don’t have any business being inside the circle when it comes to your own company.
Don’t get it twisted. No one should go it completely alone. But you have to keep the right company.