To attract new people into your social sphere, become the person you’d want to hang out with.

Are you looking to surround yourself with people you appreciate and admire?

Well, let’s reverse engineer this. First, think about why you were attracted to spending time with certain people in your life. What drew you to them? What qualities did they embody? There’s a good chance you wanted to spend time with people who embodied what you valued.

It works both ways.

If you want to attract new people into your social sphere, first become the kind of person you’d like to hang out with. Get clearer on who you would like to be and the person you would be proud to grow into. Develop those qualities from the inside out.

Then, seek out contexts where those people might be. If who you are and what you have to offer is aligned with those people, there will be synergy and new networks will form, but you must first work to cultivate the qualities that the kind of people you want to associate with would value.