Build a confidence level for handling the changes that success brings, and embrace the fact that you may oftentimes stand alone.
[In becoming successful] I had to slowly understand that I'd be alone more than being in a group," Perry says. "And at the top, it gets real thin up here." Sometimes growth can lead to changes in your circle or the things you're interested in, which can lead to the guilt of getting "too big" or distance between old circles, friends and family. To progress, one must accept that reality and keep it moving.
"I'm forced to play at the next level, whether I want to or not," Perry says. "For a while I thought that if you weren't making a lot of money, you can't be in the circle of wealthy leaders. Well, I want to be in the room when they're talking, and they don't do small chatter. ... If itâ€™s not part of your success, why are we talking about it?"