The company you keep says a lot about who you are, and that fact is more important than ever right now. New folks can be entertaining, but be sure you totally understand their motivations before inviting them into your inner circle. Trust is something to be earned, not given away freely. Resist the urge to abandon your standards in an attempt to fit into someone else’s world. Your future is something only you can control, and it’s a 24/7 job.