Lately I have been thinking about my inner circle (aside from family) and why I choose to keep those people close. As they say, “you are what you eat” just as you are a piece of every individual who influences you the most. You are who they are, in one way or another. This lingered in my mind after attempting to watch a marketing webinar (for work) on creating relationships with influencers. WHAT MAKES MY INNER CIRCLE SO SPECIAL? It boils down to the traits I value in my relationships with other people: transparency, honesty, communication, openness to feedback and learning, ambition and positivity.