What is “social drafting.”?
To figure out what social drafting is, we must first break apart the two words that make up this term.
The first being social.
The word social in this situation refers to a person’s relation to society—their status or position in life.
Almost everyone has an idol or someone they aspire to be like or to live a lifestyle of similar quality.
Perhaps you want their money, their fame, or some other aspect of this person’s life that appeals to you.
The second-word “drafting.” comes from aerodynamics and primarily the racing world. One of the ways racers use to beat the competition is to hang out in their draft, or slipstream.
By doing so, the second vehicle or object in the line benefits from reduced wind resistance, allowing them to move at a similar pace as the leader.
The leader will be working at maximum effort, and the idea is that when the leader tires, the secondary racer can use the saved energy to pull ahead for the win.
Success Leaves Clues
“Social Drafting” is finding the person or persons you aspire to be like and studying them. Perhaps even finding ways to work with them in some capacity.
Become an intern or offer to work for free in exchange for a chance to learn. By learning from the actions they take on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis to achieve their lifestyle, you can speed up the rate at which you reach those same goals.
What sort of things are they doing on a day to day basis?
What does their schedule look like, and how do they manage it? If you want to reach the level of success you aspire too, you’ll need every advantage you can get.
You can get those advantages by learning from those who’ve come before you.
Why Work Harder Than Necessary?
I am in no way telling you not to work hard. Don’t get it twisted; if you want to be successful, you’re going to put in a lot of hard work and long hours.
The point of this article is to let you know that you don’t have to make all those mistakes. While mistakes can be very valuable, they can also be very costly and take up a lot of precious time.
If you took the time to study those who have accomplished the goals you wish to achieve, you would often find there were inevitable mistakes these individuals made along the way, that you can avoid making yourself.
Make a point to educate yourself by researching the individuals who have achieved a high level of success in the field of your choice. Often these folks will write books or create podcasts sharing their wisdom.
Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
If you want to save yourself from bloodied palms and a lot of wasted effort, take some time to sharpen your ax before you try to chop down your business tree.
Social drafting will help you reach new levels of business by allowing you to move at a much faster pace and without having to work nearly as hard.
In professional cycling, the riders in the middle of the peloton, or the pack, maintain the same speed as the leaders while utilizing upwards of 60% less energy.
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