“You tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you’ll be”
I remember when my Aunt used to tell me that when I was growing up. I’m sure you may have heard it here or there as well when you were younger.
What does it mean exactly?
Well, there is a general rule of thumb someone came up with many years ago that basically states that you probably earn a yearly income that is the average income of the Top Five people you surround yourself with (not including your children or significant other). So if you were to list your Top Five friends and estimate their yearly incomes, it has been proven time and time again that more often than not, your income will fall somewhere in the median of those five people.
Here’s my point…
It is no secret these days that surrounding yourself with like-minded people who are motivated to become wealthy or have already achieved success in their businesses is the best way to get on the right path to success and wealth yourself.
You will discuss business more frequently, feel more motivated and driven to reach your goals and have better opportunities than someone who is surrounded with people in less-fortunate situation.
While there have been many studies to prove this, I have my own personal story I would like to share with you today in hopes that it will inspire you to take a different path than I did and help you avoid some of the pitfalls I have found myself in previously.
I have personally made over $10 million dollars in the past few years marketing online. I have almost lost it all at the same time.
I almost lost it all by surrounding myself with people that didn’t have the same dreams and aspirations as me. They were what I like to call the “same routine every month” crew. They are the guys that like to live life in the social scene constantly, partying every day and coming up with an agenda. You know those types – they have Monday Fun Day’s, Taco Tuesday’s, Industry Night Thursday’s, etc. They always end up complaining that they are broke but keep to the same agenda that landed them there in the first place.
I was one of those guys for a period of time…
I found myself going through some major changes in my personal life. I was in the midst of a divorce, I was involved in some lawsuits and I just wasn’t happy with the business I was in. Instead of facing it like a man, I decided to go party the feelings away. It didn’t make me any happier and it also didn’t help the problems go away. It also left my unmotivated to work towards my goals and gave me a lack of energy and focus.
It wasn’t until I decided to leave that crowd that things started to turn a new leaf for me again.
I started networking and hanging out with people like me. The guys and girls that love to talk ‘tech’ and internet business. As soon as I started hanging out with these folks, everything changed…
My passion to build businesses came back. I once I again felt the urge to challenge myself to do great things and defy the odds of ‘normal’. I was in a much better place personally and…
I was attracting wealth.
The more I noticed these changes, the more I thought back to when I first started the cycle that had originally helped me make my first $10 million dollars. It was that passion to be somebody that had got me there. It helped me make the decision to join the Navy when I turned 18. It helped me work hard enough with my real estate venture to get me noticed by Donald Trump and have him hire me at only 23.
It was also what helped me get back up after I got knocked down.
If things just don’t seem to be going right in your life, try looking around and seeing where your support system lies.
Are you surrounding yourself with the right types of people?
Your friends don’t necessarily have to be successful to be a good candidate for your network, but they should have the passion to achieve more, to never settle for just enough and should be motivated to become better people.
This will ensure you feel the same way and are always looking to achieve greatness in your own life.
What do you think about attracting wealth? Are there some changes you need to make in your life today?
Let me know your thoughts below!
To Your Success,