Most of us would like to meet and socialize with rich people more often. That way, we get to identify what makes them different and how they became successful. I mean, we know that by associating with rich and successful people, we are likely to find out a thing or two about the way they think. Perhaps, if we start thinking like them, we’d become rich as well. Yes, that’s how it works. You become rich and influential by learning to think the rich. This post highlights 3 tips on how to socialize with rich people.
Here’s the thing; getting to meet a rich person isn’t the problem, learning to socialize with rich people is the problem. We don’t get several chances to make a good first impression. So, how can you use the opportunity you have to do it right? How should you socialize with wealthy people?
How to socialize with rich people:
1. Learn about the interests of the rich people you want to socialize with
The first way to capture a person’s attention, especially if you are meeting them for the first time is to know what they like so that you both can chat about it. The idea of socializing with them is to have a good laugh and a nice time together. You want to make them feel good just by being around you. That way, they’d love to spend more time with you.
In learning about their interest, however, it is important to know a variety of things or subject in that area so that you can enjoy your time together. otherwise, you’d find out that just 2 minutes into the conversation, you’re out of ideas of what to say or do next.
For instance, if they love all things fashion. Then it’ll be nice to not only know the latest cloth trends but shoes, bags and beauty as well. That way, you can captivate them well enough in any of the trends that they are more into.
Note that rich people like to engage in good and intelligent conversations. So, it’s not about how long you speak for, but how knowledgeable you are. So, take time to learn their interest.
Here’s a tip for you; Rich people like to talk about their values and their work ethic. So, you might want to do a little research about these to get you started.
2. Be yourself around rich people
In two words, be authentic. Don’t try to act rich, super sophisticated and the likes. Nobody wants that. Speak and act like yourself. Of course, being authentic doesn’t mean that you should lose your social poise. It means that you should act like yourself. For instance, if you aren’t used to taking a particular drink, then there’s no need to impress your rich friend or acquaintance because that’s what everyone else is taking. Don’t try to speak with a different accent, don’t wear something that you aren’t comfortable with just to impress them. just be yourself. Let them like you for who you are, not the image of a perfect person that you are trying to show off to them.
3. Offer to help rich people with something
The reason why rich people hang out only with other rich people most of the time is that they think other people just want to take advantage of their wealth and power. So, you’ve got to be the type of person who’s ready to provide them with something that they need.
So, first, you capture their attention by learning about their interest and being authentic. Then, be a problem solver for them.
For instance, here’s something you can do. Rich people like to help others by telling their stories of how they became successful. So, you can offer to interview them or get a media person to do so.
The point is, think of ways that you can help a rich person rather than what you can get from them. You’d be surprised at how much they’ll value your friendship with them.