Have you ever heard the saying, “you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with“? This statement holds a lot of truth, especially when it comes to your financial bandwidth. Your associations can have a significant impact on your ability to attract abundance and money. Your inner circle can influence your financial success and you can do several things to improve your associations and expand your financial capacity.
The Power of Your Inner Circle:
Your inner circle includes the people you spend the most time with, such as your friends, family, and colleagues. These individuals can either lift you up or hold you back, depending on their attitudes and behaviours. If you surround yourself with positive, motivated, and successful people, you’re more likely to adopt their mindset and habits. On the other hand, if you associate with negative, complacent, and financially struggling individuals, you may inadvertently adopt their limiting beliefs and behaviours.
“Your network is your net worth.” – Porter Gale
Your associations can impact your financial bandwidth in several ways. Here are a few examples:
Mindset: Your associations can influence your mindset and beliefs about money. If you’re surrounded by people who have a scarcity mentality, you may start to believe that there’s not enough money to go around. Conversely, if you’re around people who have an abundance mindset, you’re more likely to believe that there’s plenty of money to be made and that you can achieve financial success.
Opportunities: Your associations can also impact the opportunities that come your way. If you’re connected with people who are well-connected and influential, they may be able to introduce you to new opportunities or open doors for you. On the other hand, if you’re associating with people who are closed-minded and insular, you may miss out on potential opportunities.
Behaviours: Finally, your associations can impact your behaviours related to money. If you’re around people who are responsible with their finances and make wise financial decisions, you’re more likely to adopt those habits. Conversely, if you’re around people who are reckless with their money and make poor financial decisions, you may start to adopt those behaviours.
“If you want to soar with the eagles, you can’t be hanging out with the turkeys.” – Unknown.
Improving Your Associations and Expanding Your Financial Capacity:
If you want to expand your financial bandwidth, it’s essential to improve your associations. Here are a few tips:
Surround yourself with positive, motivated, and successful people. Seek out individuals who have an abundance mindset and who are making progress towards their financial goals.
Join groups or organisations that align with your interests and goals. This can help you meet like-minded individuals who can offer support and guidance.
Be intentional about the people you spend time with. Evaluate your current associations and consider whether they’re helping or hindering your financial growth.
Finally, be a positive influence on others. Share your knowledge and experience with others who may be struggling with their finances. By helping others, you’ll not only improve their financial capacity but also reinforce your own positive financial behaviours.
Your associations play a crucial role in your financial success. By surrounding yourself with positive, motivated, and successful people, you can improve your mindset, open up new opportunities, and adopt positive financial behaviours. Take the time to evaluate your current associations and make intentional choices about the people you spend time with. By doing so, you can expand your financial capacity and achieve greater financial success.
Bhargavi Sameeran, our Fortune Academy student, was sharing her experience recently, on how she consciously made decisions to change her inner circle. She moved away from people and groups that were no longer serving her. She realised that a lot of time and energy was being drained, because of her association with people who were not aligned with her. She not only moved away from people that were no longer serving her, but also made conscious efforts to network and associate with people who were aligned with her and her work. This has helped her in being more productive and fulfilled. She saw a drastic change in the way she operates and thinks, the moment she started consciously choosing people with whom she would interact with. This has also helped her increase her financial bandwidth and she started attracting more wealth and abundance into her life magically.
“Surround yourself with people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey