Do you know who your real friends are?


by Brandon Steiner May 19, 2015 0 Comments

Fare-weather friends are everywhere. It’s amazing how quickly people sprint in the other direction when their friend has a problem.

At the end of the day it’s easy to be friends with someone when everything’s great. It’s easy to be great when your client is Executive VP with a big budget. When they get laid off, where are you? When they are having problems, or issues of some kind- a death in the family- do you show up then?

I realize that the emails and calls will become less frequent when my ability to connect those people with players inevitably goes down in the future. Unfortunately, that’s just the reality.

So, what is the quality of your relationships? Are they just based on what somebody can do for you? Or, do you like them and are you concerned with their general well being?

If you want to have great friends instead of fare-weather friend, you have to be a great friend yourself.

Are you their friend? Are you their fan? Or, are you just around for you?

If you’re in a decision-making role, are you able to decipher why people are working for you? Are they with you? If not, why aren’t they?

Take a look around you. Are you able to decipher between your friends and your fare-weather friends?

Sometimes it’s okay to just fire a friend that you know isn’t a true friend and is bringing you down/not there when you need them.




Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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