The social environment is what builds your character and determines how you react to things. If you surround yourself with cool people you will become cool.
Let me give you an example:
When I was in elementary school I barely managed to get a C+ up to fourth grade. Then fifth grade came and I got in the so-called “elite class”, where only selected children out of the whole school studied. I got in because my first to fourth grade teacher was a family friend and she pushed it a little.
Ever since then right up to middle school I only got A’s and sometimes B’s, and this was all because of the social environment.
Up to fourth grade I even thought I hated school which is a powerful example how important it is to live at the right place and communicate with the right people.
This is why there are rich neighbourhoods, clubs where only rich people go, and rich people mainly connect with like-minded such… not because they hate the poor, but because they want to be successful and stay like that, so they participate in a full of successful people social environments.
Now, this does not mean to ditch all your friends… just try to select who to spend more time with. Because the ones you choose are the ones you will become like. The internet gives you the opportunity to jump into the minds of anybody you want through information, their sites, their reports, e-books and so on.
So it is pretty easy to connect with the right entrepreneurs, to become one of them. This is why events are so important for you… yes they also are marketing strategies for companies to make money off of tickets, to build long term customers and things like that, but they are also the places where you actually connect with whoever you want.
If you visit some wanna be blogging guru, who makes 500 bucks a month and pretends to know everything, and has a million articles on their blog that make you think they are the master of the universe, I highly doubt you will make any more than they do.
Even if their articles are awesome, they still make 500 bucks right… so they might be the best blogger, but barely a good businessman, but if your goal is to become a blogger that makes that much – yes this would the guy for you.
On the other hand, if you spend time reading materials from people who have been in business for 7 years and have made millions, like you are doing right now, it is very likely to make things happen… if you absorb and apply the information.
I read a book called “The Tipping Point” recently, which I strongly recommend, and the author gave a great example in it how a simple change in the New York social environment made a major decrease in crime percentage… that change was simply clearing all the graffiti that were painted all over the subway trains.
This is a great example of the power of social environment and how even a simple change can make a big difference. No matter where you are and who you connect with, you can always rearrange things to feel better and get better results.
We often ignore things like our social environment and believe there are more important factors to deal with, but when you do everything like you are supposed to for a year and it turns out the one thing that stops you from getting the results you want are the people you communicate with, or the depressing neighbourhood you live in, you suddenly realize you have to really pick your friends carefully.
Your social environment is the second most important factor to be financially stable and happy.
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