My daughter found a video blog that she thought would be of interest to me, and she was right. As a wealthy person now, (as defined by being in the top 1% of Americans by net worth) who was actually a broke person 20 years ago, I saw and adopted the attitudes that the wealthy had. I noticed similarities between what I discovered and what the author of the blog saw regarding how the wealthy think that is different from the majority.

These new attitudes saved me, and I want to share them with all of you, so I have created a series of articles to cover these key attitudes that separate the wealthy from the majority. This is the first one in the series.

Attitudes of the Wealthy #1 and #2:

The wealthy are willing to ask for help and/or hire help.
The wealthy put a value on their time and know they cannot buy more of that.

These two attitudes are intertwined. You and I have a limited amount of time on this planet, and we cannot be sure how much of it we have left. If I earn $400 per hour working with clients, and I spend 30 minutes cleaning a toilet, that means it cost me $200 to clean the toilet. For $100 I can hire someone to clean my whole house and all the toilets. It makes no sense for me to do any cleaning in my house.

It makes more sense to me to hire someone who can build a website than for me to spend the time to learn how to do it. My time is better utilized doing what I do best, and that is not learning technology. My assistant is a wiz at social media and I let her post things on Twizzler or Instagrief for me.

Since I cannot buy more time it makes sense to ask for help or hire someone that saves me time or has the expertise that I lack. I can always make more money, but I cannot make more time, except by buying someone else’s time.

Attitudes of the Wealthy #3: The importance of who you hang around with.

“Your income will be the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

If you hang around people who struggle to earn a living, it is likely your income will be similar. If you hang around people who earn hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, it is also likely your income will be similar. And it STARTS with who you hang around with, and not the other way around.

Here is another quote I often use:
“Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.“- Warren Buffet

I did not want to hang around jerks, and many years ago I realized that if I wanted to create wealth I needed to hang around people who earned far more than me and who had a net worth far larger than mine. Guess what? How they think and their attitudes rubbed off on me. I saw opportunities where before I saw blocks. I looked at how to effectively grow my business, how to create large dollar contracts and more.
Who you hang around with is one of the keys that opens the door to more wealth.

To your Prosperity,


Author's Bio: 

Often in the media, Rennie Gabriel supports individuals and business owners to create work as a choice, instead of a requirement, just as he did for himself. Rennie had gone broke twice (two divorces), but using the same concepts published in his book, Rennie created more wealth in each recovery than what he had prior.

As a highly rated instructor at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), Rennie uses his award-winning, best-selling book, Wealth On Any Income, to teach effective money skills from both the emotional/psychological aspects as well as the practical components. His book has been translated into five languages. Rennie is a retired Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and often adds BFD to his credentials.

His extensive knowledge of real estate and finance is useful not only to those who own or invest in real estate but to anyone striving for a better life by trying to achieve financial freedom.

His clients range from financial professionals, like CPAs, stock brokers, and financial planning firms, to entrepreneurs in the transformational space (coaches, authors, and speakers). He also works with large organizations like the FBI, American National Insurance and Toyota Motors.

After 40 successful years in financial services, Rennie now works to donate 100% of the profits from his speaking fees, wealth programs, books and business coaching to charities, the primary one is where dogs are rescued, trained and donated as service animals for soldiers with PTSD and TBI (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injuries)