Simple trick to increase your income

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So this is what you do.

Take an inventory of your 5 closest friends. Now this can also include family members. Basically people you communicate on a regular basis.

Now you might not know this but estimate it by figuring out their current lifestyle.

So here is an example

friend 1. 50,000 year
friend 2. 35,000 year
friend 3. 40,000 year
Friend 4. 53,000 year
friend 5. 22,000 year.

Now you take that number and add it all up and divide by 5.

This will give you the average income of $40,000

Now look at your own annual income and 9 times out 10 you will be very close to the average.

So in order to increase this you need to get 5 more friends that make more money

Now I'm not saying that you need totally get rid of them as friends, but what I'm saying is that you need to seriously step outside of the box. Start meeting people outside of your existing circle of friends.

Start looking for a Mentor, participate in local networking events, Join the chamber of commerce or any other business type clubs. Start building the key relationships.


You will be surprised how this will dramatically increase your income. It's all about "influence" and getting new "access" to things you normally would not get with your existing friends.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
      Originally Posted by Beverley Boorer View Post

      sounds crazy to me

      Don't knock it until you try it It's all about influence
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    • Profile picture of the author ShaneGorry
      Yer that makes sense...the OP that is.
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by Beverley Boorer View Post

      sounds crazy to me
      Nope,he's right and he's right about the number of friends. Got the CD from ILD Global discussing just that

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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
        Originally Posted by hometutor View Post

        Nope,he's right and he's right about the number of friends. Got the CD from ILD Global discussing just that

        Rick

        another confirmation thanks
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    It is a myth that you need to associate with wealthy people to become wealthy. Many, if not most, entrepreneurs achieve wealth by providing a product or service for people who are not rich.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      It is a myth that you need to associate with wealthy people to become wealthy.

      A myth? I don't think so. Like attracts Like

      There are many people that even pay $$$$ just to be associated with certain wealthy individuals.



      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      Many, if not most, entrepreneurs achieve wealth by providing a product or service for people who are not rich.
      Well Obviously, unless your in the business of selling Yachts to billionaires.
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        Kinda twisted, but interesting approach. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author David Braybrooke
    Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

    So this is what you do.

    Take an inventory of your 5 closest friends. Now this can also include family members. Basically people you communicate on a regular basis.

    Now you might not know this but estimate it by figuring out their current lifestyle.

    So here is an example

    friend 1. 50,000 year
    friend 2. 35,000 year
    friend 3. 40,000 year
    Friend 4. 53,000 year
    friend 5. 22,000 year.

    Now you take that number and add it all up and divide by 5.

    This will give you the average income of $40,000

    Now look at your own annual income and 9 times out 10 you will be very close to the average.

    So in order to increase this you need to get 5 more friends that make more money

    Now I'm not saying that you need totally get rid of them as friends, but what I'm saying is that you need to seriously step outside of the box. Start meeting people outside of your existing circle of friends.

    Start looking for a Mentor, participate in local networking events, Join the chamber of commerce or any other business type clubs. Start building the key relationships.


    You will be surprised how this will dramatically increase your income. It's all about "influence" and getting new "access" to things you normally would not get with your existing friends.
    I think it is an interesting idea Thomas - thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
    Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

    So this is what you do.

    1. Take an inventory of your 5 closest friends. Now this can also include family members. Basically people you communicate on a regular basis.

    2. Now you might not know this but estimate it by figuring out their current lifestyle.

    So here is an example

    friend 1. 50,000 year
    friend 2. 35,000 year
    friend 3. 40,000 year
    Friend 4. 53,000 year
    friend 5. 22,000 year.

    3. Now you take that number and add it all up and divide by 5.

    This will give you the average income of $40,000

    4. Now look at your own annual income and 9 times out 10 you will be very close to the average.

    So in order to increase this you need to get 5 more friends that make more money

    5. Now I'm not saying that you need totally get rid of them as friends, but what I'm saying is that you need to seriously step outside of the box. Start meeting people outside of your existing circle of friends.

    6. Start looking for a Mentor, participate in local networking events, Join the chamber of commerce or any other business type clubs. Start building the key relationships.


    You will be surprised how this will dramatically increase your income. It's all about "influence" and getting new "access" to things you normally would not get with your existing friends.
    Oh really that is simple?
    The title should be like this "6 steps to increase your income"

    I agree with "Beverley Boorer".
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  • Profile picture of the author seobuzz
    I have to accept the idea is quite unique (first time for me). Although I am not sure about its effectiveness.

    Might try it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    So move to San Francisco or New York City. Your friends will automatically be wealthier since anyone else living there is earning more than you make most anywhere else... the cost of living is much higher. Because the cost of living is so much higher, the average wages of jobs in these cities are much higher.

    So congrats, you become wealthier! Except your disposable income has not actually changed one bit.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi Dan,

      Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

      So move to San Francisco or New York City. Your friends will automatically be wealthier since anyone else living there is earning more than you make most anywhere else... the cost of living is much higher. Because the cost of living is so much higher, the average wages of jobs in these cities are much higher.

      So congrats, you become wealthier! Except your disposable income has not actually changed one bit.
      I imagine it would - it would go down, because rent/cost of living is probably much higher and many people on this board are self-employed, so their 'wages' stay the same...then you have progressive taxation as well (I guess?) like we do here (earn more, pay higher percentage)...

      Plus, on the non-financial side, the Jim Croce effect -

      'Though all the streets are crowded
      There's somethin' strange about it
      I Lived there bout a year and I never once felt at home
      I thought I'd make the big time
      I learned a lot of lessons awful quick
      And now I'm tellin' you
      That they were not the nice kind
      And it's been so long since I have felt fine, that's the reason

      That I gotta get out of here
      I'm so alone
      Don't you know that I gotta get out of here
      'Cause New York's not my home
      '



      Another thread on here today suggesting that people should do the opposite...

      'You should try to live as long as possible in a place that is cheap and not causing you headaches.'
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Not as simple as it looks. Interesting though
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
    I remembered I bought a Ford Mustang in my early 20's. All my friends said they started to like it. Well wouldn't you know one by one i had more friends buying a Mustang but off course each car was slightly better than the other.

    Eventually 6 friends total got Mustangs.


    Now say for example you wanted to get a 2012 BMW but can't afford it now? Well hangout and build a close relationship with people that actually own BMW's or any type of luxury car.

    I assure you that somehow you will get your 2012 BMW.

    How can this be possible you might ask?

    Imagine you and your new BMW owning Buddy was hanging out in the Golf course. You mention to him that your working on a new Website. Your BMW buddy just remembered that He knows a business partner that needed a brand new company website.

    BAMM 10,000 web development contract.

    5 more connections like that and you can buy your BMW in CASH!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author shane_k
      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      Sounds like a variation of "The Secret"

      it's actually from a Robert Kiyosaki book. The Cashflow Quadrant I think, or one of his other books.

      But the op is missing the mark a bit.

      It's not all about the money a person makes.

      It more about their habits, their mindset, and the connections that those with a higher income have.

      People making $20,000/year are going to have a certain mindset and beliefs about the world and what is possible, that is limiting them. And he mentions that if you want to make more, then you want to find people who make more because usually their mindset and beliefs are different.

      But you also want to be aware of how the person makes their money. are they making it from a job, or are they making it from a business, or through investing.

      Again each of these different ways of making money, the people are going to have different mindsets, different skills and knowledge, and different connections.

      and it is these others things, not just the money that will help change your own level of income.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tayman
        if you read enough self development books, you will see this technique repeated over and over.

        Why? It's a sound principle.

        It's even repeated in many holy books including the Bible. "He who walks with the wise, becomes wise" etc. etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
          Originally Posted by Tayman View Post

          if you read enough self development books, you will see this technique repeated over and over.

          Why? It's a sound principle.

          It's even repeated in many holy books including the Bible. "He who walks with the wise, becomes wise" etc. etc.
          Nice. You see, it's even in the bible!
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          • Profile picture of the author Tayman
            Originally Posted by DarioMontesdeOca View Post

            Nice. You see, it's even in the bible!
            Not a surprise that someone would chime in with sarcasm. I'm sure most holy books (not just the bible) and philosophers are wrong.

            Many people forget the other side of the coin. These people don't need to be "friends" in the usual since. Studying and spending a ton of time in forums with successful people and not those who wish they were works in the same fashion.
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
        Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

        it's actually from a Robert Kiyosaki book. The Cashflow Quadrant I think, or one of his other books.

        But the op is missing the mark a bit.

        It's not all about the money a person makes.

        It more about their habits, their mindset, and the connections that those with a higher income have.

        People making $20,000/year are going to have a certain mindset and beliefs about the world and what is possible, that is limiting them. And he mentions that if you want to make more, then you want to find people who make more because usually their mindset and beliefs are different.

        But you also want to be aware of how the person makes their money. are they making it from a job, or are they making it from a business, or through investing.

        Again each of these different ways of making money, the people are going to have different mindsets, different skills and knowledge, and different connections.

        and it is these others things, not just the money that will help change your own level of income.


        Oh this is exactly my point in the OP.

        The truth is that monetary is secondary. It's all about who you know and the kind of connections you can create.

        All this will manifest into your values and beliefs
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        • Profile picture of the author Jon Sullivan
          To me it seems like a re-packaging of the concept that a strong network can help you profit.

          I want to say I heard somewhere that the main reason to go to an Ivy league was for the friends you make, not what they teach... Not sure if I believe that, but sounds plausible
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          • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
            Originally Posted by Sully4071 View Post

            To me it seems like a re-packaging of the concept that a strong network can help you profit.

            I want to say I heard somewhere that the main reason to go to an Ivy league was for the friends you make, not what they teach... Not sure if I believe that, but sounds plausible

            This is for sure.. Think about how many presidents went to Ivy League Schools.

            Or think about College Fraternities. All these are very important your personal growth
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        • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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          Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

          So this is what you do . . .

          Start looking for a Mentor, participate in local networking events, Join the chamber of commerce or any other business type clubs. Start building the key relationships.

          You will be surprised how this will dramatically increase your income. It's all about "influence" and getting new "access" to things you normally would not get with your existing friends.
          What a crock of sh*t. We 'build' relationships every day if we are in business, without having to pay a mentor, and without having to join business clubs to 'garner' influence among the wealthy.


          Originally Posted by Beverley Boorer View Post

          sounds crazy to me
          Good word.


          Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

          It is a myth that you need to associate with wealthy people to become wealthy. Many, if not most, entrepreneurs achieve wealth by providing a product or service for people who are not rich.
          Spot on.


          Originally Posted by ShaneGorry View Post

          Yer that makes sense...the OP that is.
          What are you going to do next then? Join the local golf club?


          Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

          Like attracts Like.

          There are many people that even pay $$$$ just to be associated with certain wealthy individuas
          Yeah. You'll end up paying for their $50 canapes and $200 caviar main course whilst they listen to your story. Then they'll drive off in their 100k cars as you're waiting for the greyhound home.


          Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

          So move to San Francisco or New York City. Your friends will automatically be wealthier since anyone else living there is earning more than you make most anywhere else... the cost of living is much higher. Because the cost of living is so much higher, the average wages of jobs in these cities are much higher.

          So congrats, you become wealthier! Except your disposable income has not actually changed one bit.
          Well said.


          Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

          I remembered I bought a Ford Mustang in my early 20's. All my friends said they started to like it. Well wouldn't you know one by one i had more friends buying a Mustang but off course each car was slightly better than the other.

          Eventually 6 friends total got Mustangs.


          Now say for example you wanted to get a 2012 BMW but can't afford it now? Well hangout and build a close relationship with people that actually own BMW's or any type of luxury car.

          I assure you that somehow you will get your 2012 BMW.

          How can this be possible you might ask?
          I assure you that you won't get your 2012 BMW this way. Unless you're in the earnings bracket that those folk are, buddy, you ain't going nowhere . . . no matter who you rub shoulders with. They will just take you for what you are - the runt of the bunch.


          Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

          Imagine you and your new BMW owning Buddy was hanging out in the Golf course. You mention to him that your working on a new Website. Your BMW buddy just remembered that He knows a business partner that needed a brand new company website.
          You have to have money to hang out with this 'hypothetical' buddy on the golf course first, and if I did have that kind of money I'd be busy turning it into even more money . . . not trying to impress some dork on the golf course.


          Originally Posted by asepkomara View Post

          What a great trick! Thanks for sharing it.
          Trick? Easily impressed then :p


          Originally Posted by DarioMontesdeOca View Post

          I like the idea and I know exactly what you mean.

          If you spend the next five years with friends who love drinking beer and partying every weekend vs. friends who are business minded and talk to you about their business ideas and entrepreneurial books and newsletters they've signed up to there's going to be a vast difference in your thinking in five years from now.
          I don't think you even understand what you're agreeing to here. And if you believe you're going to have a 'vast' difference in your thinking five years from now, then wait and see. We'll all have passed you by way before then.


          Originally Posted by johan_malmo View Post

          This method definitely works.. if you socialize with rich people you have better chances to JV on things . . .
          Socialising with rich people is easy . . . if you are rich.


          Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

          . . . You want to make a million dollars, you find out where the million dollar people hangout at
          Better get to the dress hire shop first then.


          Originally Posted by cateespimsleur View Post

          Is this really possible..
          No.


          Originally Posted by atwong66 View Post

          This is very valid. There is a Chinese proverb that my parents always taught me about: You will become red when you are close to crimson, and you will become black when you are close to black ink. So, surround yourself with positive, uplifting people.
          I never needed Chinese proverbs when I was young. But I knew that Red = embarrassment (not crimson). Black = a bad mood. And green = envy . . . which is a lesson that needs to be taught, and taught well. Not mix with the rich and it will rub off on you - thus making you rich as well (not).


          Originally Posted by clever7 View Post


          could you tell me how will you manage to be around people who are powerful when you are not? They won't simply accept you if you are weak.
          Most prophetic question of the night.


          Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post


          The truth is that monetary is secondary. It's all about who you know and the kind of connections you can create.
          Not what you said in your 2012 BMW bit earlier.


          The ethics for your whole life are wrong if you set out believing that your success (or not) is dependant upon mixing in wealthy circles.

          “Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.” ― Epictetus




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  • Profile picture of the author DarioMontesdeOca
    I like the idea and I know exactly what you mean.
    I believe it was Kevin Trudeau who said the people you hang with are the people you become. You subconsciously pick up the habits and ideas of the people around you.

    If you spend the next five years with friends who love drinking beer and partying every weekend vs. friends who are business minded and talk to you about their business ideas and entrepreneurial books and newsletters they've signed up to there's going to be a vast difference in your thinking in five years from now.
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    • I think it rather have something to do with reaching the right group of customers and getting referrals..
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      • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
        Originally Posted by smallbusinesstoolkit View Post

        I think it rather have something to do with reaching the right group of customers and getting referrals..

        Ok, so think about how you can get these right customers and getting referrals.

        take your current circle of friends. Do you think they can help you get access to these particular referal your seeking?


        You want to make a million dollars, you find out where the million dollar people hangout at
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  • Profile picture of the author johan_malmo
    This method definitely works.. if you socialize with rich people you have better chances to JV on things, things that never "leaves the room"... Why do you think all the secret clubs and societies exist if not to gain power!?
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    find a appropriate scheme and consider each pros and cons that you can simply understand and invest as much you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post


    Now you might not know this but estimate it by figuring out their current lifestyle.
    That's a tall order and possibly a tad judgemental even if you're atempting to use the method discreetly in your own head.

    I wouldn't say you can guess a persons income by their lifestyle.

    Otherwise what you are sugesting with regards to influence and access to opportunity is fairly sound, but probably not as black and white...
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      That's a tall order and possibly a tad judgemental even if you're atempting to use the method discreetly in your own head.

      I wouldn't say you can guess a persons income by their lifestyle.

      Otherwise what you are sugesting with regards to influence and access to opportunity is fairly sound, but probably not as black and white...

      I think your missing the point. Many people here on this forum even dream about making money 24/7 while taking exotic vacations at 3 weeks at a time.

      In fact many sales copy tend to promote the lifestyle as the truth if you buy and learn into their product.

      I do understand that you would be totally surprised what the average millionaire may look like. They are not the flashy bling bling type of people you would tend to believe.

      But if your not happy with your current income or situation then it's really time for you to step it up. Get outside the box and seek relationships that can enhance your personal growth
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
      Originally Posted by cateespimsleur View Post

      Is this really possible..

      Yes this is really possible.

      One of the first things you should really consider is to find the groups in your area.

      A good place to start is to check out Find Meetup groups near you - Meetup

      avoid the social groups but look for the business groups
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  • Profile picture of the author atwong66
    This is very valid. There is a Chinese proverb that my parents always taught me about: You will become red when you are close to crimson, and you will become black when you are close to black ink. So, surround yourself with positive, uplifting people.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by atwong66 View Post

      This is very valid. There is a Chinese proverb that my parents always taught me about: You will become red when you are close to crimson, and you will become black when you are close to black ink. So, surround yourself with positive, uplifting people.
      This tends to hold true. Positive and uplifting is not synonymous with wealth, though wealthy people can certainly be that way. Usually common interests is what can lead to profitable collaborations. Pooling up with talent might produce more lucrative results than merely trying to hobnob with the wealthy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
      Originally Posted by atwong66 View Post

      This is very valid. There is a Chinese proverb that my parents always taught me about: You will become red when you are close to crimson, and you will become black when you are close to black ink. So, surround yourself with positive, uplifting people.


      thats a good one.. I will have to remember this one
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    I think this has been more of an observation than a method. It's true though. I look at the different periods of my life. When I was young and dumb I hung out in a neighborhood bar. My income was right in line with all the other barflies. Then I went into the service, same thing. Then I went into healthcare and associated with professionals. Boom! Guess what? Similar income. It continues.

    Still, I don't see this as a way to increasing income as much as it's something coincidental to it. The lesson, and there is one, who are your influences? Hang out with winners and you'll eventually be making more. Hang out with morons and earn moron money.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaplanT4
    This is sound, generally.

    I've shortened the amount of time I spend with some of my friends who do absolutely nothing, who just "hang about doing nothing" and this has only had a positive impact on my productivity and results.

    Tim Ferris in the 4 hour work week says you are the average of the 5 people that you associate with the most. It's generally a good evaluation tool.

    If for the past couple of years I had kept on spending the majority of my time with friends that do nothing but play video games or go on pointless drives just to kill some time and only talk about the latest football transfers I would be a few "levels" down in my life compared to not spending most of my time with them.

    So many things would have been different...
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I agree that this idea can work, but could you tell me how will you manage to be around people who are powerful when you are not? They won't simply accept you if you are weak.

    You need a powerful strategy to approach powerful people without being ignored.













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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Interesting idea. I'm not sure if it would work, but maybe!
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I've heard of "guilty by association" but not "wealthy by association" lol. I do believe however that Thomas is true in what he is saying though.
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  • Profile picture of the author StewartJ
    Hehe .. I was ready to say "WTF?" but then I read the last 2 paragraphs and it all made sense .. good point!
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  • Profile picture of the author podcastcoach
    For me growing up, I loved playing ping pong. The more skills my opponents had, the better I got. I lost a lot at first, but eventually my skills were sharpened, and I started winning. With this in mind, the theory makes sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Berry
    Well, you don't call it a friend, you call them client.
    By spending more time with wealthy client, eventually, you will get the benefit. This is all business. It makes me awkward to call a client as a friend.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
      Originally Posted by Brad Berry View Post

      Well, you don't call it a friend, you call them client.
      By spending more time with wealthy client, eventually, you will get the benefit. This is all business. It makes me awkward to call a client as a friend.

      No offense, but this sounds awfully cold way of working with someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author TDogger
    You can learn the personality traits that help someone accumulate wealth by associating with wealthy people, but that will not necessarily make you wealthy.

    I once knew a very wimpy guy who said he wanted to be a truck driver. When I asked him why he wanted to be a truck driver he said, "Hey, there are a lot of very tough truck drivers out there." The point is that associating with truck drivers was not likely to make him any tougher because he did not have it in him to be tough.
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  • Profile picture of the author lMlariaVC
    Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

    Now look at your own annual income and 9 times out 10 you will be very close to the average.

    So in order to increase this you need to get 5 more friends that make more money
    Totally agree with this! Circle of influence if a huge part of success! Having a mentor can help to quickly raise your level of success. The power of association!
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  • Profile picture of the author ejullya
    Hey Thomas,

    I truly believe you are right. People who are successful are usually hard working, energetic, focused and so on. If you are close friend of this person, naturally, the energy is going to bounce to you. Mostly you are friends because you share thoughts, ideas, likes, etc. and this is how the energy comes to you. You sort of motivate each other.

    You can actually see that in some Facebook groups or LinkedIn groups, especially the ones where promotion of products to members is not encouraged. There, people with common goals share ideas, help each other...it is a driving force to success.

    Cheers
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  • Thomas, I believe I see what you're saying, and it sounds like it makes sense.

    Knowing people who are successful is inspiring. It rubs off on you. Opportunities and situations arise which would have otherwise been very far off.

    It often does seem to be true that it's more "who you know" than "what you know". It's just human nature, because we tend to favor people we like!
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  • Profile picture of the author GaurabBorah
    Looks good in theory. Have you tried it yourself?
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  • Profile picture of the author WalterWhite
    Its all about being at the right time in the right place...
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    I agree with Thomas. We are the by-products of what and who surrounds us. If you want to earn $1,000,000.00 in one month, would you ask someone who only earns $500,000.00 a month? You don't! It is because that person can only afford to give you pieces of advice that can only generate the amount that he earns on a monthly basis. You can only give what you have.

    So, if you want to earn more than what you're currently earning, you need to surround yourself with 'matters' that are better than you.
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  • Profile picture of the author fatcitygirl
    Originally Posted by Thomas W View Post

    So this is what you do.

    Take an inventory of your 5 closest friends. Now this can also include family members. Basically people you communicate on a regular basis.

    Now you might not know this but estimate it by figuring out their current lifestyle.

    So here is an example

    friend 1. 50,000 year
    friend 2. 35,000 year
    friend 3. 40,000 year
    Friend 4. 53,000 year
    friend 5. 22,000 year.

    Now you take that number and add it all up and divide by 5.

    This will give you the average income of $40,000

    Now look at your own annual income and 9 times out 10 you will be very close to the average.

    So in order to increase this you need to get 5 more friends that make more money

    Now I'm not saying that you need totally get rid of them as friends, but what I'm saying is that you need to seriously step outside of the box. Start meeting people outside of your existing circle of friends.

    Start looking for a Mentor, participate in local networking events, Join the chamber of commerce or any other business type clubs. Start building the key relationships.


    You will be surprised how this will dramatically increase your income. It's all about "influence" and getting new "access" to things you normally would not get with your existing friends.
    Who you associate with does influence your success but it's not dependent on their income. Their worth AND support AND their attitude in life. I've found negative people to be a big downer and these are people I absolutely do not associate with. Makes a big difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author kasei
    Although I think that the idea has some merits to it, in general it sounds not really plausable.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas W
      Originally Posted by kasei View Post

      Although I think that the idea has some merits to it, in general it sounds not really plausable.


      take the challenge... visit Find Meetup groups near you - Meetup

      Find some business peer groups in your area. Stay consistent and follow up with people.

      Go out for coffee with many individuals.
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  • In my opinion it is a lot about having your own respect and highly estimating your own talents. To me that is the main step to the super wealth or whatever goal is set. The result, i believe, is what is said in the OP result formula. Being professional and enjoy doing your job no matter what. When someone is having his straight mindset about himself, he is usually attracting success. Someone said above that it is not easy to mix with super wealthy people - yes, if the goal is to hang out with Carlos Slim- but it is always good to mix with people that know more and have more so they can always teach you something more. I have plenty of examples around me of people who had nothing and earned a lot because they asked for help and made new friends too. For sure no one got rich while being totally alone in all his steps.
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