I would like some input on what I can do to develop relationships with driven or interesting people. Here are a couple of leads: I went to a Landmark seminar(leadership program) two weeks ago. I don't know why, but I felt like it was a sect or a scheme to make money. I met very interesting people, but most of them have gone through serious shit, they look damaged or sensitive, but willing to change or have gone through changes. I don't know if dropping 700$ on a three-day program makes any sense. One of the men , 'Bob', is a professional speaker. I exchanged information with him. He run's a gogetters club in real-life in various parts of the city. I told him I wanted the details, he's on vacation, but he said he would send them my way asap afterwards. Don't know what this could lead to. I go to the Zen Temple once a week to meditate. No one really encourages anyone to do anything. It's very much an "at your pace" atmosphere. I want to ask them about any kind of mentoring they might offer, some of the teachers have been meditating for forty years, so they might be good reflectors of how I feel and what I can do about it. I know the owner of a restaurant who's got a lot of influence, I like his values, but I only really meet him twice a year, he's pretty busy. Trying to figure out what I could do to grab a beer with him. I'm not exactly sure too about talking about vulnerability with him. He's real good with anything related to relationships though. My team at work is mostly introverted(IT...). Our lead is very assertive though, so I'm kind of observing him, but I find myself pretty assertive as well. I haven't found or connected without anyone influential at work, kind of worrying. I might start asking more questions to people to get a better picture of who they are though. I don't have a coach at the boxing club, and I feel rather untouchable, been there for 5 years and people praise my technique, I try to set a good example, I've created an online group for the serious Level 1 boxers and we keep in touch, but it seems like were all dealing with nervousness when sparring on and off, so I can't say I've seen anything yet here. Can't think of anything else right now, they say you attract what you are, when I look at my work ethic versus that of my roommates I've par none, but I'm not very public about my feats. Lately, I've been exceptionally secretive, no one knows what I'm up to. I could be lifting a mountain on a given day and wouldn't tell anyone. I don't think this is bad, but people have a hard time connecting with me, obviously I don't tell them much. There's this hustling lawyer I know, he's burning through 70+ hour weeks, not that I find his life great, but he's very solid, I sent him an invitation, but he's gone on vacation for two weeks, I said I'd touch base with him again soon. Anyhow, I kind of wrote this down and I'm hoping I can act out on each point with a goal. I'm not exactly sure what it will look like, but I do believe in the power of a group. I don't have anyone in my life who knows where I want to go and who is giving me any support, so that sucks.