Overall success has far more to do with who you know than it does what you know and this is something that far too many people miss as they strive for more. If you ask a wildly successful person what they did to get there, they will almost always mention the networking group they are a part of.
Networking with other successful people is a key aspect to attaining the goals you have for yourself. Research shows that your income will be right around that of the five people you spend the most time with. In other areas of life, such as your health or relationship quality, this rule will also apply. Hang around people with bad health habits and you’re more likely to be in bad health yourself.
If you are a person who has high goals and would like to accomplish great things in life, then it’s imperative that you get around the right people. No matter how positive you are, if you’re around enough negative influence, you’ll find it quite difficult to overcome those negative thought patterns. This will cause you to struggle to get ahead the way you want to.
Think about all the negative inputs you are exposed to on a daily basis. Every time you pick up the newspaper or watch the daily news, you are hearing about all the negatives of your world. If you have a spouse or friends who don’t support you in all of your endeavors, then you’re not receiving the correct amount of positive input required to lift you to success.
This is something that successful people all throughout history have figured out. The people in our society who are enjoying the best careers, businesses, health, relationships and overall happiness are those who align themselves with people of like mind.
This is why there are groups like the Harvard Alumni Group, Toastmasters, Lion’s Club, Global Information Network, Freemasons, etc. The people who join these organizations are looking to be surrounded by others who think positively and can teach them success principles. In addition, members get to know one another and refer business to one another, therefore enriching each other’s lives.
This principle is seen when people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to join golf country clubs. This isn’t done in order to play wonderful golf games. This is done so each member can network and make connections in the clubhouse. It’s in the clubhouse or out on the greens where agreements are made to do business together. Non-members never receive the sweetest business deals members do.
This can be seen in all industries. Large industry moguls help one another with distribution channels. Network marketing leaders help one another sell their MLM secrets to new people in the industry. Internet marketing leaders do the same thing. Local business leaders band together in local groups in order to ensure local industry-friendly laws.
If you desire success in all areas of your life, do what you can to join networking organizations that will uplift you and help you on your path.
Just like the networking organizations already mentioned, the Global Information Network is a group of wildly successful people teaching others the way to success. It teaches success in health, relationships, reveals true MLM secrets, and educates membership on how to retire with residual income streams in place.