Transcribe of “How to Upgrade Yourself In One Step”
– Hi, it’s Neil Waterhouse. There’s an old saying that we’re the average of our five closest friends. In the financial sector, this is regularly interpreted as our income is the average of our five closest friends’ income.
Income is only one part
Income, though, is only one part. This rule of five closest friends often applies to many other areas of life. Including how we speak, how we act, how we think, our health, spirituality, our hobbies. Our relationships, and many other factors of life. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that to improve your income or your health, etcetera. That you have to dump your existing friends. I’m certainly not saying that and I certainly haven’t. You know, I have good friends that I’ve known for over 40 years.
The quickest way to change your average is to start hanging around more people who are successful
What I’m saying is, the quickest way to change your average is to start hanging around more people who are successful in the areas in which you want more success. Now one way to find these people and get to spend time with them is at events and conferences. Since I started selling online over 20 years ago, I’ve been to what must be 100, 200, or more events all over the world, and I’ve been honored with being able to hang out with some absolutely amazing people. Through these events, I’ve made some great business and personal friendships and relationships.
Spend time with industry leaders, it is very important to make sure you are there, that you’re in the moment, that you really listen to the person
One thing, though, if you do spend time with industry leaders, it is very important to make sure you are there, that you’re in the moment, that you really listen to the person. We can all tell when someone is really listening to us and when they aren’t. If you want to spend more time and build relationships with successful people, it is so important to stay in the moment.
Be charismatic and really listen to what that person is saying
Be charismatic and really listen to what that person is saying. Now hanging out with successful people, it’s been such a huge help in my life, and not just financially. Choosing who you hang out with has a dramatic effect on where you’ll be in the next three months, six months, a year, five years, et cetera. Many years ago, one of my mentors taught me, if you hang around successful people, you get success.
If you hang around successful people, you get success
Well, if you hang out with dogs, you get fleas. Now I know this is a fuzzy and scary topic, and I know I’ll probably cop some flack over it, but it’s such an important topic and it was such a huge lesson in my life. By the way, I love dogs and cats so, every flea is worth it. That’s all for this week, no matter where you’re watching this, please scroll on down and leave me a comment below. Until next week, list more, sell more. This is Neil Waterhouse.
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