Go Beyond Your Peers to Succeed
There is a lot of talk in marketing about mingling on social sites, forums and so on with your piers. It's fine to do that but your goal is to advance.
How do we do that? The first thing you must know is advancement comes from being around those that are not only where you are but also where you want to be.
Do you only mingle with those that you think you would be comfortable with, do you ever reach out beyond your comfort zone to those you think are unapproachable?
See, most people will only reach out to those they feel are on their same social, economical level. The thought of reaching out to those they perceive to be above their own status is the taboo zone.
This is far from what you should be doing. Yes, definitely you should be reaching out to your peers however, you should reach out even more to those located at the station in life you wish to reside.
It is not some myth that when you are around the people you look up to and respect you start taking on their actions, values and posture.
Remember they too are only human, you have nothing to fear by reaching out. Will they all welcome you with open arms, probably not. You however would not want to follow someone like that anyway.