If you’re uncomfortable in a social circle you used to enjoy. Congrats, you might be leveling up.
It sucks to leave people behind. But everyone can’t join you on this journey to the next level.
Losing friends can be a sign of growth. And growth may cost you some relationships.
But don’t beat yourself up. It’s all a part of adulthood.
If you’re outgrowing friends and want to expand your social circle with high-value people follow these 10 steps.
Why do you lose friends when you become successful?
As your dreams get bigger, your circle may get smaller.
Here are some reasons why you lose friends when you become successful.
1. You’re not relatable anymore
Success will expose you to new environments. Your social circle may have a hard time relating to this new lifestyle. And your elevated lifestyle will make you seem ‘out of touch’ at times.
2. Your success reminds people of what they lack
Your achievements could make people feel some type of way — especially those who started in the same place as you like family and old classmates.
Sadly, success breeds jealousy. And everyone won’t be proud of your success.
3. Following your dreams will keep you busy
Building a successful life will keep your plate full. You may hurt some feelings when you’re no longer available like you used to be.
How to Expand Your Social Circle with High-Value People
1. Go Out Alone
The next time you’re thinking about skipping an event because no one will join you. Don’t. Being alone can make you more approachable to new people.
Plus, if your current circle doesn’t consist of high-value people, you don’t want them hurting your chances of attracting an elevated crowd.
Remember you will be judged by the company you keep. Overall, the key to moving solo is to maintain open and inviting body language.
That means, smiling often and avoiding stand-offish mannerisms like folding your arms.
2. Catch flights
If you want to expand your social circle, get out there and see the world.
High-value people know the world doesn’t revolve around their community. They love to travel and learn about different cultures.
3. Say yes to the invite
Leveling up your social network means you have to be open-minded. It means saying yes to activities outside of your comfort zone.
4. Go to live events
Live events like conferences, workshops, and seminars are a great way to meet other ambitious people. You can also attend events virtually.
5. Get educated
If there’s one thing that high-value people value — it’s education. Getting educated will help you connect with other like-minded people.
Or learn a high-income skill online for free. Don’t feel pressured to break the bank just yet.
Additionally, you can check out museums, art galleries, or seminars. Most importantly, find topics that genuinely interest you and invest in learning.
6. Learn a new language
High-value people come from all different backgrounds. So learning a new language can be a great way to widen your social circle.
You can start by learning to say hello in a new language. This will make you come across as well-rounded and will be much appreciated in elevated communities.
Not to mention there are many other benefits to bilingual education.
7. Join a book club
Do you like to read? If not, you better learn to like it if you’re serious about attracting high-value people into your life.
As mentioned earlier, elite people don’t mess around when it comes to learning. And neither should you.
Book clubs and book signing events are a great way to meet other motivated people. They tend to attract high-income crowds.
Look for topics you want to learn and join book clubs around them.
8. Get fit
Driven people take their health very seriously because health is wealth. They live healthy lifestyles and value their overall wellness.
Here are some ways to attract high-value people through fitness:
- Join a gym or fitness class
- Attend wellness events
- Shop at healthy food stores vs your regular supermarkets
- Join a local running or sports club in an upscale community near you
9. Be a plus one
If you follow the steps mentioned earlier, you’ll eventually begin to build a high net-worth social circle.
And that’s where the fun begins! Once you meet high-quality people, ask to be their plus one for future events.
It will help you widen your social network with even more high vibe people.
10. Join online communities
Today so much of the world is going virtual. There are many online communities like NetWerk® you can join to upgrade your friendship circle. Find communities that match your values and brand.
Joining an online community can be especially helpful if you live in a small town with limited resources.
It can certainly help you expand your reach. Remember an online community should be in addition to a real-life community.
The best way to attract high-value people into your life is to become one yourself.
High vibe people will naturally attract like-minded friends. To upgrade your social circle, start by joining NetWerk® with thousands of future leaders worldwide.
Over To You
Which of these steps will you take to upgrade your social circle?
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