Wealth Hack #1: You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with.
In my short years as an entrepreneur (18), I have noticed that every seminar I go to and multi-millionaire / billionaire that I’ve spoken with has stated this all to true statement.
“You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with.”
WHAT?? – I must dump my friends and family because they all have negative attitudes, little to no money, very opinionated and are energy suckers that think I’ll never amount to anything?
But wait there is more. If you watch TV or hang out with children all day (which can be fun), add that to your negative and poor mindset friends and family. You’re average is brought down and you are that much further behind in your leadership, and money loves leadership.
Let me tell you what I did. I will help you tremendously. I have not cut off my family, I just don’t participate in debates, gossip or anything that would frustrate me and or them. So I keep my business out of it. They don’t understand what I do and I really don’t have a point to prove to them anything. I Love on them when I see them and when I get back to “my world” I watch a motivational video, schedule a call with my coach and get back to work.
Since educating myself in the entrepreneur world (sad that these skills are not taught in school), I see that there are different mindsets and one can pull you down and one can lift you up.
You’ve heard about the crab(s) in the bucket story, right? One crab by its self can crawl out but more than one the others will pull it down before it can escape so there is no need to put a lid on it.
The analogy in human behavior is claimed to be that members of a group will attempt to reduce the self-confidence of any member who achieves success beyond the others, out of envy, resentment, spite, conspiracy, or competitive feelings, to halt their progress.
Well, once I limited my connection with the crabs in my life and surrounded myself with positive up leveling entrepreneurs, my life changed. Boy did it ever change. The first step in building your wealth is surround yourself with likeminded people to help you grow. It’s like miracle grow to a plant!
Queen of making it happen…
Jo Anna Wright