Friday, July 22, 2011

Surround Yourself With Intelligent People

Surround Yourself With Intelligent People

“Birds of a feather flock together,” is a popular, time-worn saying.

And it’s a true maxim. If you associate with a financially informed crowd, you will increase your chances of achieving financial wealth. If you hang out with a group of people who are not financially in tune, then there is a good chance you will lose control of your financial future.

In a sense, you want to form your own “Financial Brain Trust”

And this, of course, goes for other areas of your life: your health, your spirituality, your relationships, etc.

So take a look at people you associate with:
  • Are they helping or hurting your financial future?
  • Do they engage in financial conversations (oftentimes, just teaching others about what you know can increase your own financial awareness).
  • What are some ways that you can get connected with financially savvy people?
  • Have your friends/family given you poor or helpful financial advice?
Obviously, you don’t have to converse about finances constantly, but you do want a core group of people you can rely on.