If your goal is to become a millionaire then ask yourself, will the current people you surround yourself with help you to achieve that?
How often have you thought to yourself I want to get to the next level and become a millionaire? How many times have you asked yourself, what am I doing wrong or why is my business moving so slow? Are you falling short of your own expectations? If you’ve answered yes to the last question and can’t give a definitive answer to the previous ones because you’ve lost count, welcome to my world.
I have a startup business consultancy called iMobilize Ltd. We specialise in developing mobile apps. Although the business is doing ok, I’ve been struggling to take it to the next level for a while. I always figured this was mainly due to the fact that I spend more time working in the business rather than on the business. But then a client said something the other day that instantly resonated with me. After wrapping up the meeting and listening to me describe how my other ventures were coming along he said:
Andre, you’d be a millionaire if you were surrounded by the right people!
Although I smiled as I walked out of the clients office, the smile was masking a deeper feeling of frustration. Frustration due to working so hard for all these years and my solution being put to me so simply and eloquently.
So who are these right people that I need to make me a millionaire? The answer to this I already knew. If you have never read Rich Dad Poor Dad you should. I recommend it to anyone trying to escape the rat race. Quoting directly from the book:
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you, and pay them well
Essentially, the right people are those that will add value to your life or business. This will be different based on the type of individual you are and the skills you already possess. If for example like me you are a developer, the type of person that will add greatest value to your business will probably be a marketer or sales person. Someone who can sell your skill-set to generate more revenue.
It made me wonder, how many of us could be millionaires if we were surrounded by the right people? Could your friends, associates, or even the people you work with on a daily basis be causing you to sell yourself short and not achieve the success you are capable of? If you are in the same boat I am, maybe it’s time to do some reflection and work out how you can surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.