You might have seen the Youtube commercial with the guy talking about his Lamborghini, but more importantly he talks about his library in his garage. Tai Lopez is a multi-millionaire who came from humble beginnings. One of his endeavors is teaching other entrepreneurs how to reach the high level of success that many of us seek or the “good life” as he often calls it.

One of his tips is the law of 33%. I’m sure you’ve heard this quote from Jim Rohn,

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

The 33% rule is Tai’s advice to help you choose who you spend your time around. The first 33% should be time spent around people below you; these are the people who you mentor and help. Then spend the next 33% of your time around people that are at your level; these may be your friends or colleagues. The last 33% of your time should be spent with people above your level; these are people that have 10-20 years of experience, people you look up to and can mentor you. Having mentors is absolutely critical when pursuing that next level of success. If you want the life that they have, do what they did. It’s much easier to copy than to reinvent the wheel.

Most people spend almost all their time with others that are at or below their level which is why a lot of them are stuck in the same place. When I began my journey with my having my own business, I found myself spending much more time with my mentors, other successful business owners and CEOs. And yes when you start spending more time with a new group of people that means you’ll start spending less time with your previous group. It’s much easier to do and be successful at something when everyone around you is doing it. For example, if you want to eat healthier, hang around those that eat healthy instead of hanging around your friends who go out for drinks every weekend. It’s probably one of the easiest ways of changing something in your life.

Tai says that if you can’t find people to mentor you, look at another source of mentorship: books! There is so much personal development that can be done from reading books! I’ve read more books in the last couple of months than I have during my entire life. If you’re not a big reader, try audiobooks. We’ve partnered with Audible to bring you a free audiobooks! Changing who you spend your time with, even if it’s spending time with authors through their books, can make all the difference in changing the direction of your life.

Check out Tai’s TED Talk below!