Remember when your parents told you to be a leader and not a follower? Given the right context they were absolutely right but following is just as important as leading if not more important.
A good friend of mine once said to me that my ratio of twitter followers to people I’m following was inadequate and that I should have more people following me. This recently became even more obvious to me that he was missing the point. I think you should be getting value from the people you follow and providing value to the people that follow you.
I currently follow 225 people and the MVP of this list (@garyvee) just recently followed me. According to my Friend’s ratio theory I just leveled up! It just so happens that Gary follows @ryanleslie who is also on the list of people I follow.
Because of this tweet I probably spent at least an hour or 2 catching up on the latest videos from his YouTube channel and jamming some of my favorite tracks. I was inspired to write this post because I follow not because I am being followed (@ reply explained).
Don’t focus on getting people to follow you. Follow people who focus on bringing value.