These secrets for building wealth may surprise you.
I’ve learned a few things in my 47 years of life (thank goodness).
Because I’ve always been uniquely interested in patterns, I’ve been able to look around the world and identify certain repeating patterns of cause-and-effect.
What I’ve been able to recognize, repeatedly, is this simple truth: prosperity is magnetized by enthusiastic relationships.
by Dane Findley
Why Prosperity and Relationships Go Together
If you’ve ever wondered about how to get rich, then you may find the principles in this article to be illuminating.
Now, if you’re an introvert like me (introverts get their energy from solitude — that’s how they recharge their emotional batteries) then knowing a lot of people may not come as breezily to you. Like me, you’ll have to make a concerted effort each day to extend yourself and grow your sphere of influence.
Fortunately, we introverts genuinely like people (even though we enjoy our alone-time, too) so once we set good relationship-building habits, it does start to get easier.
Look, here’s the deal: we all answer to somebody.
- ◕ if you’re a landlord, you answer to your tenants.
- ◕ if you’re a teacher, you answer to your students, parents, and principal.
- ◕ if you’re a bishop, you answer to your diocese.
- ◕ if you’re a nurse, you answer to your patients.
- ◕ if you’re a small or micro-business, you answer to your clients.
- ◕ and if you work at a corporation, you answer to your customers.
We all answer to somebody and we all need relationships — they are the glue that hold modern life together.
The Energy Loop of Reciprocity
This is another reason that I value online social networking. Because, unlike the older “broadcasting” forms of media, social media is directly about engaging in relationship.
For people who are eager and curious about deepening and widening their circle of relationships, I enjoy guiding them into the new digital era. It’s fun for me to encourage talented professional teams to experiment with using online tools to keep better in touch with their own tribes:
Creating Your Relationship List
One of the activities I invite my colleagues to participate in, is creating a Relationship List. A Relationship List is a roster of your favorite people in the world. It is a list of the “givers” in your life. It may be relatives, past clients, old college buddies — just people you like.
I like to imagine my Relationship List as a garden. It needs tending. It needs water, air, nourishment, weeding, and love. And when you tend to your relationship garden, your garden will bear abundant fruit each harvest season. Simply put: you will enjoy your life more.
Yet, so many people treat the relationships in their lives as an afterthought — a wild orchard that they just “happen upon.” They snatch a few pieces of fruit from a tree, and they keep walking.
I prefer to be more aware — more conscious — about the relationships in my life.
I like to reflect on my relationships, and I like to reach out to my relationships.
I like to give to my relationships.
The analog era was about broadcasting. The digital era is about reciprocity. So I suggest that you don’t waste your time trying to garden with people who are “takers.” No amount of energy that you invest will ever be enough, and come harvest time, you’re crops will be slim pickins! Instead, give your time and energy to the people in your life who are “givers.” They already understand true reciprocity and so will appreciate your efforts.
I get a kick out of the funny responses I often receive from sales pros who are new to social media. “Where will I find the time?” I hear a lot, and sometimes,“how much will it cost me?” The reason I say that’s funny is, if you stop to think about it, relationships are work. Period. Social media or no social media. Even if you’re a “people-person” like me, it still requires time and energy to create healthy, equitable relationships with the fellow human beings in your life.
What is Your Relationship Action Plan?
Imagine for a moment that you are a part of a field of energy, and within that field, there are two dynamics to which prosperity is attracted:
- ▸ enthusiasm
- ▸ a person who connects well with others
If you want to be a magnet to money, get to know more people and get to know the people that you already know, better.
In this way, a Relationship List can not only bring you and your tribe more joy — it can also be an effective wealth-building tool! But you’ll also need a relationship action plan.
Any person will benefit significantly from having a relationship action plan. I recommend the e-Guide 28 Best Friends. It’s cheap, it’s simple, and it works.
28 Best Friends (included as one of five items within the Longevity Lifestyle Kit) is a companion guide that provides you with a fun and fascinating experiment to help you assess the current quality of your tribe. The exercises included within this guide are fascinating and revelatory! Purchase the guide separately, or save money purchasing the complete Longevity Kit — all 5 life-improving items bundled together, for the low price of $14.95.
28 Best Friends:
A Unique Social Experiment ~ Companion e-Guide, $4.95
This e-Guide help make the healthy relationships in your life more reciprocal and abundant. It has been proven that healthy relationships are the key to improved health and prosperity.
“…ultimately, it all comes down to your relationships.
Healthy relationships are what are most responsible
for bringing joy and prosperity into your life.
I use the 28 Best Friends guide as my ‘recipe’
for cultivating the relationships in my life that matter most!
I feel so energized about bringing more of myself
to the time I spend with my close friends and family.
As a read through the guide, I started wondering,
“Would I be in my friends’ 9-givers list?”
I hope I add something meaningful to their lives,
so hopefully the answer is yes!”
~ Jared Knickmeyer, Estate Homes Sales Specialist
This is simple stuff that makes a BIG difference.
28 Best Friends is an important part of a puzzle that any individual needs to put together for a successful life. Regardless of the length of your life, these steps will make your time on earth pleasurable for yourself and others around you.
This booklet is very hands-on, specific and logical. After the first reading, you might feel that the content is obvious and common sense. And it is! Things become obvious and common sense once someone puts them in the right order and presents them pedagogically.
The list of “questions to ask” provides solid grounding and opens your mind to reflect. I read that part several times to see if it fits my situation and life. After a while I realized that the questions got me thinking in the right direction. This is a great effect of this booklet. It helps you to reflect over your tribe. What more can be done? How can I expand? How can I contribute even more and better?
Do the exercises, even if your first reaction is not to. The effect after doing that is mind-blowing. Regardless of your tribe being super small or metropolitan. You need to see it on paper.
A pleasurable read! There were so many gems for me to collect. Dane writes accessible yet simplified, and has a great sense and feeling for the topic. These skills come from life experience as well as having produced a lot of material in the subject. The content, length, composition and design is just perfect!
~ Shahram Khorsand, Sales Manager / CareFusion Sweden
If living a happy and healthy life is important to you — especially as you age — then you must pay attention to the relationships in your life.
Designed to help you do exactly that, 28 Best Friends: Your Own Social Experiment! is a practical companion guide to The Numinous Journey eBook and included within the new Longevity Lifestyle Kit:
While reading 28 Best Friends I got an a-Ha! moment — realizing that sometimes we experience unhealthy or unproductive relationships that affect our well-being. It is imperative to connect with the ones that matter and Dane profiles how to get it done beautifully and strategically in his book. Hands down, the book has the most effective tools in connecting with the ones that matter and eliminate the “junk” that affects us, preventing us from growing and living our best lives! For good friends and good times make Dane’s book your weekend read and improve your life!
~ Doina Oncel, Solutions Specialist for Non-Profits
In today’s very busy world, in particular, there are practical considerations:
“…how will I have the time to reach out to all of the people I like and respect?”
Well, that’s why social media channels can be so effective! It can be a real time-saver, because you can check in with your whole tribe in just minutes, and in one fell swoop:
What is your experience with social media?
Do you send email newsletters out to your Relationship List once a month?
How do you converse with your tribe?
What is your favorite online channel to keep in touch with friends?
And, most importantly, how do you give to the people you like?
Finally, an important note. When we use the word “abundance,” we often mean different things. For me, abundance is, above and beyond all else, enjoying excellent health. Having reciprocal, enjoyable relationships in your life is an essential part of good mental health!
The Kit includes a e-Book, an e-Guide, an e-Booklet, an e-List, and an e-Workbook:
- ➊ How to Create a Strategy for Living a Fascinating Post-40 Life: The Numinous Journey
- ➋ A Unique Social Experiment: 28 Best Friends
- ➌ How to Get Seriously Organized Using Checklists: The Dane Technique
- ➍ Using Your Blender to Get Lean and Strong: 5 Best Smoothie Recipes
- ➎ Ingredients Guide for Freshly Made Green Smoothies: The Shopping List