You’re not using the power of the people you know. Folks who can help you, listen, offer ideas, make calls on your behalf. Make a list of 10 people you know. Why 10? Why not five or 16? Because 10 is a magical, mystical number — at least that’s what numerologists and biblical scholars think. We have 10 fingers and 10 toes. And for those who care, there were 10 Commandments, not nine. Plus, according to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point, most business leaders have been working hard in their chosen field for 10 years. Once you have your list down, start contacting them one by one. Who are your 10 people? And why did you choose them?
Read what Malcolm Gladwell has to say about the magic of the number 10: The magic number: 10 years.
(A version of this post originally appeared on Daily Worth)