One of the crucial steps, in my 6 secrets to success, is imitating and surrounding yourself with successful people. Now this can be intimidating for some because they look at these winners and tell themselves “I could never be able to talk to him” or “Why would he/she want to talk to me?”

When I was looking for success in my life I told myself the same thing. A lot of people have this perception that successful people are not “human”. They think that they are stubborn, not approachable, unkind people and will probably take advantage of others. Well I can tell you that for 95% of these people it’s not TRUE. I have met some very successful people that are truly wonderful human beings!

If you are a member of Cheers to the Good Life you can meet these amazing people. All I had to do was ask them if they would be willing to help out other success seekers like you, and they said yes! It’s that easy. Most of these people love helping others! That’s the beauty of success. A very successful person once said: “The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed”. That was Ray Kroc, the man who bought McDonalds and turned it into a multi-billion dollar business.

Let’s come back to how you can imitate and surround yourself with successful people. Why don’t I give you an example? Let’s say you want to lose a few pounds so you decide you want to start going to the gym. And to help you, you decide to get a trainer.

Now a lot of people would never consider hiring a trainer. If you think about it, even in this scenario, the trainer represents a successful person who has achieved the goal you are looking for (if you chose the right one!). The trainer will customize your workouts to help you maximize your weight loss and muscle growth. He/she will tell you exactly what you are doing wrong or right, what you can do to improve and how close you are to reaching your goal. Doesn’t that sound easier than wasting your time all alone in the gym, trying to figure out how all those complicated machines work? In this example, you are actually “surrounding” yourself with success by seeking the advice of your trainer! And guess what? You will probably “imitate” this person and use his/her advice to try and achieve your goals better and faster than if you tried it alone! …

You see, you don’t need to look very far for success. People think that they need Arnold Schwarzenegger as a personal trainer to succeed. And with that excuse they will never get anywhere! They complain and sit at home wondering why they can’t succeed.

I have spent lots of money attending various events to meet successful people. I try to surround myself with like-minded people because this motivates me (and it will motivate you!). This gives me the energy I need to achieve my goals. I see those people and I tell myself: “I want to be like him/her”, and by listening to their advice, they are paving my way to the good life! What could be easier?

Now one thing you need to keep in mind is that you can have more than one person you are imitating. And by doing so, you surround yourself with even more success people…

Here are a few people I “look-up” to:

Real estate: Nick and Tom Karadza:
Marketing: Dan Kennedy:
Book-Marketing: Peggy McColl:
“Life Style”: Tim Ferris

I try to expand this list all the time!

When I was young my mother used to say: “Tell me who you hang-out with and I’ll tell you who you are”. I didn’t understand what it meant at the time but now I realize that it is very true. Especially when you are on your road to success!


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Author's Bio: 

Marc-Andre Terriault, who is part of the Y generation is known for asking tough questions in order to find the answers for success in life. He has a college degree in Business Administration and has also spent lots of time and money educating himself in the real world.

As a real estate investor, Marc-Andre has discovered six secrets that anyone can follow in order to find success in their lives, whatever their definition of success may be. That’s one of the biggest reasons why he wrote his e-book titled “It Starts Here: Discover How You Can Find Success in Your Life.” He wants to make sure that he reaches as many people as he can in order to help them find what he calls their “road map to success.”

He loves to learn the accomplishments of successful people and educate others about how they too can obtain the same success