You are always the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. The late Jim Rohn said “If I wanted to find out how much income you earned, all I had to do was take the average income of your five closest friends and that would be your income!” At first, I refused to believe it was true. But the more I thought about it, & paid attention to people, I saw it was! Birds of a feather flock together! Since I had set goals of increasing my net worth beyond my current experience, & beyond that of my friends as well, I would need to “spend time” with people who made a lot more money, AND who had achieved business success.
I decided to Change! My initial denial was because the advice made me uncomfortable with where I was in life. I thought I’d have to give up friends but what was really involved, was adding new ones instead…I remember sitting in my house, looking around and thinking “how am I going to find 5 people who will spend time with me and are a lot more wealthy and successful than me??”
Very quickly I learned….
Stop Wasting Time Trying to Change People. Usually they will only resent and argue with you! Even with the best intentions in mind, you can never change people. You can evolve WITH them, but only when they are equally engaged in the process.
Choose carefully who you spend time with. If the people at the “water cooler” of your life are negative, then stop participating in their endless drama. They will get along just fine without you. It is interesting to note how they usually never miss you once you change!
How I found 5 People .
What to do about EVERY DAY hanging out with rich people?? I went to the local bookstore. I still remember the UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING perusing the Business Aisle. I kept waiting for someone to come over and say “you don’t belong here”. Anyhow, the first two books I bought were Robert Kiyosaki “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and T. Harv Eker “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”. Robert and Harv…my first 2 rich “friends” started to revolutionize how I thought about money!! SO DIFFERENT from anything I had known before. I “hung out” with these guys every day by reading and re-reading their words.
The company I now work with has over 300 self made millionaires. There are weekly online meetings with top shelf training done by people who have authentically walked the talk in this industry. These people coach, mentor & train with a sincere desire to help others follow in their foot steps to financial wellness. It’s now VERY simple in today’s connected world, to have more than 5 wealthy people to learn from! P
I have fallen in love with the tremendous creativity of business building. It’s an adventure with personal development & many challenges that enrich life. Business ownership offers the dignity of a life vision far bigger than I had glimpsed when I first started my journey to freedom. The advice, that first made me uncomfortable, was some of the best advice I have ever taken to heart. Jim Rohn had set me on a course that radically changed my life forever.
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