Now that I have shared some of my transformation over the past year or two (albeit perhaps a little late to the party), I thought I would share some of the practical manifestations of the aforementioned discussed paradigm shift.
I am going to use the angel investing group to which I belong and for which I was elected Managing Partner for 2011 - UtahAngels.
Manifestation #1: AngelList (angel.co)
Some of the partners and associates of UtahAngels are active in AngelList, which is, quoting VentureHacks, a "curated list of super high-quality angel investors." The deals on AngelList are very strong. Currently, several of us are conducting due diligence on deals found through AngelList.