How to Increase Your Social Capital

Sometimes we tend to restrict ourselves in a small circle. Most people earn 20% of the average salary of their immediate circle. So perhaps the saying is true, birds of a feather do tend to flock together. Is this by choice or entirely coincidental? Your guess is as good as mine.

Social capital has to do with the quality of friends and acquaintances in your circle. It is about who you know and have a relationship with. Most mediocre people however tend to restrict themselves to having friends that are on their present pay-grade, career ladder or having a similar background and equal social status.‎ But that’s not you, is it?

I’ve had the privilege to have coached and trained quite a wide range of people from top CEO’s to high level executives of multinational corporations, and do you know what I have found out?

I’ve gradually come to the realization that the rich, powerful and influential people do not always look at a person and see figures. The self-made millionaires and billionaires don’t have unnecessary airs about themselves and select their friends only based on similarities of their bank balance. They also can befriend you if they see passion, loyalty, sincerity or drive. Which of course are all neccesary ingredients to formulate your own unique Success recipe.

So believe in yourself. Expand your friendship circle and reach out to those who you one day hope to be like. Success may not be a sexually transmitted disease but it can be transferred through thoughts, ideas and beliefs. We all eventually adopt the success philosophy and mindset of our friends. Are you choosing yours consciously?

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