If you are the most interesting person in the room, you need to find a different room.

If anything, you want to be the least interesting person in the room, because then you’ll:

  • Stop talking and listen
  • Take it all in
  • Ask questions and learn

We think we want to be the most interesting, or the coolest, or the smartest, and be surrounded by people who hang off our every word. But that’s not a good plan, because then we hit a ceiling and there’s nowhere to go from there.

Let’s aspire to find the new rooms of people who are a few steps ahead, or have solved problems we haven’t yet faced, or have ideas we haven’t thought of.

That is where the magic happens.

How are you finding those new rooms?