You Become Who You Surround Yourself With

You’ve probably heard that you become like the 5 people you hang around with the most.

If you spend a lot of time with people who are lazy, negative and don’t value entrepreneurism, their ways will slowly but surely start to rub off on you.

On the other hand, if you surround yourself with people who have achieved things you want to achieve, you will start to follow their lead. Or, if you surround yourself with people who are at least on an equal footing, you will grow together.

In this video, filmed at the Platinum Mastermind in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Rene Kamstra talks about finding the right people to surround yourself with.


Decide that you want to assemble a “dream team” of mentors who can help you achieve your life’s goals.

Start by making a list of your goals in life, and commit to finding one person who can act as your mentor for that particular goal.

Most likely, you will want to include someone who is at peak fitness. They will inspire you to get fit. Most likely, you will want to include someone who is good at relationships. If you have happily married people in your network, they will show you what’s possible with relationships.

You will want to be around someone who has great results with business and investing. They will inspire you and show you what’s possible. If you want to travel, surround yourself with people who travel a lot.

This is very important. If you surround yourself with the wrong people, it will affect your beliefs and attitudes.

If you spend a lot of time around someone with 7 failed marriages, you’ll start to believe that your own relationships will most likely fail. If you spend time around people who complain about having no money and the economy is “rigged”, you too will start to believe that making money is difficult and it’s not worth trying.

Whether they’re positive or negative mentors, you become who you surround yourself with.


Once you know who you’re looking for, it’s time to build the relationships.

You don’t necessarily need to build every relationship separately. With each new connection you acquire, that person will open up their directories to you. One person who’s a master at business and investing likely knows plenty of others who are equally, if not more, masterful.

Imagine you find just 5 good connections, and each of those introduces you to 5 more, and each of those introduces you to 5 more. Just by finding 5 people, you could potentially acquire 625 more people into your network.

If you surrounded yourself with 625 successful business people and investors, don’t you think their ways would inevitably rub off on you? Imagine what those positive influences would do for your business.

You can access more beginner business strategies like this one, and learn how to model the “thinking patterns” of the world’s most successful business owners and entrepreneurs, in the MOBE Silver Masterclass. To learn more about the Silver Masterclass, click HERE.

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