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Investing in Your Future Is All About Who You Know And if you don't know the right people, it's possible to 'buy your way in.'

By Lewis Howes

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You know how people always say, "There's power in your peer group"?

That's only half the story. Sometimes you have to buy your way into growth.

There are plenty of successful people who want to help you. You just have to create an environment where they can. Sometimes, you have to pay for the knowledge and connections of the leaders in your field. It's the same way you set yourself up for success with fitness, with education and with goal-setting: You invest in learning.

For this Five Minute Friday, the incredible Brendon Burchard shares why investing in a mastermind is the way to get to the next level.

Burchard is a New York Times bestselling author whose books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, Life's Golden Ticket and The Millionaire Messenger. He was on the cover of Success magazine in October 2017 and is included in Oprah's Super Soul 100.

When he started out his career, Burchard didn't have a positive network. He had to make his own. By "buying his way in," he got connected with influential people who could open doors for him.

Learn how to create structures in which people can support you in Episode 729.

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Lewis Howes

New York Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, Coach

Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.

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