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Millionaire Mindset series 11: You become who you spend time with

It is said that your income is the average of the 6 people you spend most time with. You see, ever since we were born, we’ve learned that we can only survive if the people around us love us and accept us.

Whereas in the rest of the animal kingdom, most offspring are out on their own pretty quickly, the human baby is born years prematurely – due to the large size of human brain and therefore the size of the baby’s head – and therefore must rely on its parents’ love for survival and protection for many years.

Deep down in the subconscious of every human being, there is this irrational intense fear that, “If the people around me don’t like me or love me, I’ll die.” The result is that we often sacrifice our own desires and aspirations ‘just to fit in’, or just to make other people comfortable, or just to please people.

This means that if the people around you are BROKE and MISERABLE…

…you will find a way to be broke and miserable too. Subconsciously, this is hard-wired into us. The cool thing about this is that you can use this to your advantage. By hanging out with happy, successful, rich people.

You will be amazed at how fast your subconscious mind will help you succeed and make a lot more money, out of fear that your new rich friends won’t like you if you don’t! This is very, very powerful, and not to be underestimated!

Look at the 6 people you spend most time with. That’s who you will become. You should stop hanging out with the people that are holding you back.

Financially successful people tend to think positive, and they surround themselves with other positive people. They don’t dwell on what went wrong; instead they use failure or mistakes as a learning opportunity so they can do better next time.

Nothing breeds financial success like hanging out with people who have already attained it. This means finding people older than you that you can learn from and also making sure that your group of friends is comprised of people who share similar financial goals. It can be difficult to adhere to financial disciplines when you’re spending time with spontaneous spenders.

A great way to learn about the art of finances is to find a family friend who can mentor you throughout the process someone who has achieved their own financial success. If you show an earnest interest in learning how to build the same for yourself, chances are someone will be happy to help. A willingness to learn goes a long way.

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