This is part of the weekly ‘Ask Tristan’ series. If you have a question, please email me: [email protected]

Q: Dear Tristan, I’ve been following the Culture is Everything blog for a few months and I’d really love to know what’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? - SC

A: Dear SC,

Thanks for following and thanks for asking!

If you’d asked me this question last week I would’ve answered with a response that has stuck with me for the past five or six years. It’s a very simple piece of asvice that I heard soon after I launched The Physio Co.  Quite simply, the advice was “Don’t dabble.” I continue to make sure that if I do something, I’m all in and give everything 100%.  I love the simplicity of the message.

A couple of days ago however, I heard something that is my new best piece of advice.  Again, it’s simple: “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”

I love this concept and it fits perfectly with one of my personal values to always ‘find a better way’.  For years I have been working hard to continually surround myself with smarter, brighter, more capable and more energetic people than myself.  This simple statement says it beautifully.

I hope this helps and I’d love to know what’s the best advice everyone else has received. If you’d like to share, please let me know over here on my FB wall.

Good luck,