Now this is something that can be very true for most things in general and when it comes to financial management matters itâ€™s actually overlooked by many people. If you were doing something such as starting a business, what a lot of people attempt to do first is to try and surround themselves with other successful people or like-minded individuals. When you think about it, why would you want to drown yourself with a pool of people who do nothing but tell you how bad you are going to fail or that they know from experience that it is impossible to make a successful business from scratch? Likewise, if you are having money problems why would you only interact with people who are always complaining about it as well?
In my opinion, by doing this not only do you learn methods and best practices to help you financially, but more importantly by associating and interacting with the right people you are making it a part of your everyday life rather than looking for a quick fix solution. This can also help to overcome a complaint that I hear from so many people where they say buy all the books and read all the materials from people who seem to have it all yet things are still not happening for them. What you have to keep in mind is that for a lot of these people they surround themselves everyday with like-minded people or they pro actively attend say conferences or events just to try and meet new people with a similar aspiration. This helps them learn new things all the time while attracting people who can help them further their growth as well.
So does that mean you have to completely cut off ties with people that are not in a situation that you would like to be in financially? Of course not as that would kind of be silly. I mean, it could be that you associate with certain people because they are very sincere and genuine which is something that you value a lot as well. But if you are struggling financially for example try to find people who you can associate with who are not struggling as you can probably learn a lot from each other. I know I have learned a lot from others this way and vice versa people tell me that they have learned a lot from myself as well. Itâ€™s one thing to read and implement certain things to help yourself out when you need it, but I think the key is to make it a part of your everyday life and interacting and associating with the right people is an important long term way of doing so.