Are Your Friends Keeping You Poor?
One of the simplest and yet most often underestimated facts of living a life free of financial worry is that you should watch how rich people achieve their success, and copy what they do.
It makes sense – by taking the same actions, and having the same mindset, there is a very good chance that you could get the same results.
To start watching, learning and observing, you first need to take a good look at your peer group. Studies show that most people earn within 20% of the average income of their peers. This means that if your peers are on the poorer side, then chances are that you are too.
On the other hand, if you start making friends with those who are succeeding and thriving, your income could also soon be thriving.
How to Change your Peer Group for Wealth and Success
The reality of the situation is that to develop your ‘winner’ mindset, you need to choose who you spend your time with very carefully in order to change your wealth pattern.
Wealthy people join country clubs not only to play golf, but mostly to hang out with others in their income sphere, to network and connect and share strategies to help their money grow even further. As the saying goes, birds of a feather flock together. This is especially true in the instance of the affluent, and this is one of the most basic ‘secrets’ you could ever learn when it comes to your potential new life.
It also comes down to comfort – well-off folk feel the most comfortable around other people who are like them, because they feel worthy of being around these people. They understand that those who have developed their wealth have a forward-thinking mindset that attracts them to one another.
Wealthy people also see their peers as a way of motivating themselves even further. They see their wealthy peers as role models to learn from, and partners that they can grow with and share insight. They generally have the mindset of; if my peers can do it, there is no reason why I can’t do it either. By surrounding themselves with people who challenge them, they are able to grow, improve and become even wealthier.
If you think about it that way, success can easier be achieved and enjoyed simply by association. Just imagine what else could be possible by changing your peer group?