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?