Like most things in life there must be some kind of parallel in your life where your relationship with money affects either your mood or your general environment, and ultimately, your investments. Harkers shares how his upbringing had impacted on his relationship with money. He was quite fortunate that his father is also in finance. His father tried to always bring across the importance and also the respect for money.
“In order to be empowered on your money journey, the only thing you need to empower yourself with is the knowledge of what to do, and when and how to handle different situations with money”, Harker says.
Find a group of friends, acquaintances, entrepreneurs, and other property investors to mentor and support you on your investment journey. This core group of people on will be influential in impacting the way you think about your finances and your property investments.
Your social network is important when it comes to creating abundance. “If you have a social network in terms of people who can support you with difficult decisions, it makes a big difference in terms of the decision and the quality of the decisions you make”, Harkers adds.
Psychologists often talk about that you are the sum total of your five closest friends. Depending on the peers you are associated with it is the quality of conversation that rises. Those type of discussions is what inspires you. If you are not having the discussion that your peers are having then you start thinking what am I doing wrong and what am I doing right?
Harkers continues, “Socially, if you surround yourself with people who are looking at different things they want to achieve financially, that makes it much easier for you because just having those discussions starts creating a greater focus on productive ways to deal with money”.
Napolean Hill once said that, “Thoughts are things”. If you are around people who think in a particular way, you will begin adopting your financial habits and behaviour which will help you achieve your goal of growing your wealth by investing in property.