MYTH! Spending A Lot Of Time Mixing With Millionaire’s DOES NOT Mean You Will Become A Millionaire Too!

People love to say stuff like “the seven people you hang around with most will determine how much money you will make, or how much success you will have”.

It’s a great idea in theory, I’ve probably said it myself in the past, but recently I came to the conclusion that it’s a load of old cobblers.

Who you spend the most time with only determines your success and overall wealth if you CHOOSE for it to.

It will only help you achieve wealth and success if you already have a mindset that is looking for wealth and success.

My reason for saying this is… 

There are multiple companies that have wealthy and successful owners who spend the day in the office with staff… 

And yet neither the staff become wealthy and successful, or the owners become average and lose their millions.

Remember, most people spend 8 hours a day at work and usually do 5 days a week. 

They are spending a HUGE amount of their time at work… 

And some of those people are spending a lot of that time with a successful and wealthy person.

A perfect example of this is a small company I know well that has two multi-millionaire owners who both go to work in the office alongside a small team of about 5 or 6 staff.

Those staff members share an office space with their bosses and spend most of their days working within this multi-million-dollar-a-year business.

They talk to the bosses daily, they see how they work, and they see how the money is made… 

Yet none of the staff have gone on to make their own successful multi-million dollar business or income.

Why Is This?

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They are either ‘happy with their lot in life’ or just aren’t interested in doing the work required to make them a success.

To put it bluntly… they don’t want it.

I know what you are saying…

“They are only close to two successful people, the other people they spend most of their time with are not so successful, and so they are being influenced by the others.”

You could say that, and there may be a grain of truth to it… but I don’t think that is the case.

I’m more inclined to say that it has more to do with the individuals themselves.

People who want to be successful will seek out already successful people so that they can talk to them, learn from them, and even be mentored by them… and that is a personal decision they have made.

A person who seeks out successful people to learn from can spend a lot less time with them than the employees who work with them daily… yet they attain more success because that is what they want.

Yes, it’s true, birds of a feather flock together.

Wealthy and successful people do choose to spend time together and they enjoy talking about business. 

These conversations stimulate ideas, and they share advice and thoughts that could make them more money, this is true.

And at the other end of the spectrum… ravers and party lovers choose to spend time together and they enjoy talking about music, drinking, drugs, and partying… business is usually the last thing on their minds.

In most cases a raver would feel out of place having a meal with a couple of successful wealthy people and vice versa… 

Unless… 

They had made a personal decision to seek out those people for a specific reason… such as to learn from them.

And that can happen. 

A raver can want to be wealthy and successful… and a wealthy and successful person can enjoy partying like an animal.

They are not mutually exclusive.

A wealthy and successful person who loves going to raves and partying, can spend a lot of time with other ravers who are not wealthy and successful.

Other than enjoying a mutual love for raving and partying, they will not necessarily influence each other just because of who they are… 

They have to make a personal decision to be influenced by the other person.

A raver is not going to start an information publishing business just because his raver mate runs one and has made millions from it…

They need to have to want to be successful and wealthy to do that.

Being constantly around specific people doesn’t mean that you will become one of them… it just means that you spend a lot of time around specific people.

Yes, there may be some positive behaviours that may rub off on you, but unless you have made that decision to learn and copy what successful and wealthy people do… nothing will change.

Why Am I Saying This?

Some people have this idea that if they simply find some successful people to hang out with, they will become successful…

But that simply isn’t going to happen if you are not willing to learn and work on the opportunities that open themselves up to you.

A successful and wealthy friend could offer you a business proposal, idea or give you some powerful advice, but if you don’t take it or consider it, then nothing will change.

It doesn’t matter how well you know them or how much time you spend together.

You Have To Want It!

The reason why people are successful when they buy into a mentoring program is that they made a personal decision and chose to find a mentor who they could learn from.

They went seeking for the person and the information that could help them.

They didn’t just sit and enjoy a meal and a few beers with a wealthy and successful friend.

There is a HUGE difference.

Spending time with wealthy and successful people will not do anything for you if you are ‘happy with your lot in life’ and not actually interested in learning or changing your life.

Until next time.

Have a great day.

Andi

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