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I remember when I first became a full-time entrepreneur and started my real estate business. I was excited about the possibilities.

But instead of sharing my excitement, some of my friends did the exact opposite. They pointed out all  of the things that could go wrong and strongly advised that I go back to the corporate world.

I gotta be honest – I didn’t see it coming, and it hurt. It would have been useful for someone to give me a head’s up that this might happen.

Has this happened to you?

If so, you’re not alone. From conversations I’ve had with other investors, this is more common than it should be.

But it’s a reality.

And if you don’t address it, it will stop you from changing your life with real estate.

You Will Become Like the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. Show me those 5 people and I’ll show you what you’ll become in 3 years.

If your friends are just like you are right now, then you’ll stay exactly the same. If they all have 9 to 5 jobs, then you’ll stay in your J.O.B. If they play it safe, then so will you. If they’ve never traveled outside the state, then neither will you.

Closely examine the 5 people closest to you. Do they want you to grow? To live your dreams? Will they support you in any way they can?

If the answer is “no”, then it’s time to “replace” them with someone who will help you reach the next level.

I’m not saying you should never see or talk to them again. I’m just saying that you should not make it the same priority as before. Instead, expand your network to add new people into your inner circle.

What “New Friends” To Look For

Let’s talk about what to look for in your “new friends”.

There are 3 kinds of people you should surround yourself with.

  • Like-Minded Entrepreneurs;
  • Accountability Partners; and
  • Experts

If you want to transform your life, then your mission is to find people that fit in ALL of these categories. Let’s talk about each in turn.

Watch the video and leave me your comments or questions below!

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