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Why the People in Your Social Circle Often Define Your Net Worth If you aspire to be smarter and wealthier, consider surrounding yourself with smarter and wealthier people.

By Peter Voogd

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If you want to get to a higher level, talk to people at a higher level, says Entrepreneur Network partner Peter Voogd.

At one point in his career, Voogd made the realization that everyone he was interacting with was at the same professional level as him. Eventually, Voogd came to conclusion he should adjust his circle of influence.

As Voogd puts it, if you surround yourself with five confident people, it is most likely you will become the sixth. To put it another way, if you surround yourself with five intelligent people, then it is in your favor to perhaps become moe intelligent, as well.

Voogd notes that one of the most life-changing habits you can make is forming relationships with and connecting with people. In a nutshell, your circle of influence can make or break you.

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Related: Why Building Confidence Goes Hand-in-Hand With Building Wealth

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Peter Voogd

Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs

Peter Voogd is the author of the best selling book 6 Months to 6 Figures, as well as the founder of The Game Changers Academy. He's a leading authority on Gen y leadership who has trainedand inspired well over 4,500 entrepreneurs with his true story of going from dead broke to a six figure income within six months. His podcasts, videos, websites and social media reaches more than 200,000 people monthly.

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