Success is not something that is achieved overnight.

It is rather something that is achieved by a lot of hard work and the will power to want to succeed.

Funnily enough, success is also achieved by surrounding ourselves with the right people.

The people we choose to be around with impact the way we think, act and feel on a day-to-day basis.

That’s why it is so important to surround ourselves with people who also want to achieve or have achieved financial success.

But how exactly can you tell if you’re hanging around the right people? What qualities do you need to look for in a person, to know that they are good to hang around?

 With the help of Tom Mendoza, a business executive and public speaker, we give you four main qualities to look for in people that will help influence your financial success.

 1) My friends treat everyone well.

We’re sure you’ve heard the saying, “treat others as you would want them to treat you.”

Look at how the people around you interact with others.

Mr Mendoza says he knows if someone treats people well by looking at how that person treats others whom they don’t consider are important.

Next time when you’re out for dinner with a friend, look at how that person speaks to the waiter. Do they treat the person with respect? Do they speak in an appropriate tone with them?

If they don’t treat that person well, maybe consider why you’re hanging around that particular person.

2) My friends have a sense of humour.

Ok, so we’re not talking about making sure your friends have the same sense of humour as comedian Ellen DeGeneres.

We’re talking about having friends who know how to have a laugh and also know how to have fun.

Mr Mendoza says that when things get stressful at work, he often surrounds himself with people who know how to shake off the stress and take some down time.

In addition to this, you’d be interested to know that laughter is also good for your health.

Steve Wilson, a psychologist and laugh therapist, says that laughing has an all round positive effect on the human body.

“The effects of laughter and exercise are very similar,” says Mr Wilson.

“Combining laughter and movement, like waving your arms, is a great way to boost your heart rate.”

Therefore it is most important to surround yourself with people who know how to have a good laugh on the odd occasion!

3) My friends are interesting.

Life is full of wonderful and exciting things.

People who enjoy it and make the most out of it will always have an interesting story to tell.

Hopefully in return they’ll be more than happy to hear what’s interesting in your life!

Mr Mendoza says that being around people who are living life to the full encourages him to do the same.

“When I ask one of my friends, ‘what’s new?’ there is actually something new and interesting and worth hearing.”

“Friends like that also want to know what’s new with you. And when they ask, they really want to know.”

 4) My friends celebrate other people’s success

Mr Mendoza says that he wants to be around people who are so grounded in the value of their own lives, that the success of others isn’t a threat to their own wellbeing.

“So many people don’t want to hear about others’ success. Tell them a success story and they immediately ‘one-up’ it with their own!”

We at Infinite Wealth are here to help you achieve your dreams both financially and from a lifestyle perspective, and we cannot wait to help and celebrate with you your in your achievements!

That is why you must surround your self with like minded people at one of our Plan Your Way To Wealth Workshops.

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