The Law of 33%

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Sam Sanderson

Founder & Owner of: Simplistic Success

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business, Entrepreneur and Successful Living Writer

In essence, this law says that 33% of your time should be split up evenly between 3 different groups of people.

1. People Below You

The first 33% is the most simple. This is time spent with people who you would consider below you. For example, maybe you are higher up at your current company and you wish to help an intern learn some new skills. Or perhaps maybe you are an experienced stock trader and wish to help somebody learn the basics who is just starting out. The point is that as you learn and grow it is important to share the knowledge you learn and give advice to others. Helping others is key and will also aid you in your own growth and personal development.

2. People On the Same Level As You

This is time spent with people you would consider who are on “the same level” as you. In other words your friends and peers. As mentioned before it is VERY important who you choose to spend your time with. You need to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who have a vision, work hard, support you and are working towards similar goals. Your peer group should motivate you and push you not bring you down. Non constructive Negativity is the worst thing you can be around and you need to avoid it like the plague at all costs.

3. Mentors/ People Above You

This leads us to the last 33%, which is actually the most important of the three. This is time spent with people who you would consider above you ie. people who are at a level of success or a point in life that you are looking to attain and working towards being at. This is the most crucial part of your success because seeing people where you want to be make you realize it is possible, which is more powerful than you know. Your limit and potential is only caused by your beliefs about what is attainable so seeing people achieve are very important to your success. Take the history of the four minute mile for example, it was impossible until one man accomplished it. After that many people accomplished the four minute mile feat. Finding mentors and surrounding yourself with successful people also pushes you to work harder and to enhance your threshold of excellence.  It also provides you with a person who will track your progress and keep you in check and work towards your goals. Lastly, they are a huge source of motivation which is huge. They will inspire you and help push you on those days when you feel like giving up.

SUMMARY:  The law of 33% percent says your time should be divided equally between three different parties. This is people below you, on the same level, and above you. This is key to your personal growth and your path towards being successful.

Article Credits: Sam Sanderson

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Business, Entrepreneur, Marketing Bloggers & More)
  1. StephJ 4 years ago

    Great post and Happy Monday!

    I would like to invite you to take part in my Summer Book Giveaway!

    Good luck and have a great week 🙂

  2. makingtimeforme 4 years ago

    OH I really enjoyed this. Thank you.

  3. […] via The Law of 33% (3 min read) — The Millionaire’s Digest […]

  4. 10minreading 4 years ago


  5. […] via The Law of 33% (3 min read) — The Millionaire’s Digest […]

  6. K.Lamb 3 years ago

    This was a great morning read. This is an simple rule to follow, which I’ll start to implement! Thanks for the idea

  7. Vivek Vatsal1 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on Incredible Pie and commented:
    Beautiful in itself!!??

  8. Stetson 3 years ago

    Awesome read, I have been using LOA for about a year now and have written some articles that correspond. Although, I have never heard of the 33% rule I will definitely keep it in mind now as I walk through life in “good vibes.”

  9. It’s one of those simply understood principles that are almost as credible as universal laws. And it also makes a lot of sense to bet your future on it. I really like how you discussed this law that’s gradually becoming a part of common wisdom.

  10. […] via The Law of 33% (3 min read) — The Millionaire’s Digest […]

  11. passiveincomeservice 3 years ago

    good stuff

  12. […] via The Law of 33% (3 min read) — The Millionaire’s Digest […]

  13. chubaoyolu 3 years ago

    Yes. Couldn’t agree more. I like the idea of spending time with people “below” you because I have found that you can gauge your level of understanding of a subject by how effectively you can teach it to another person.

  14. Eugenia 3 years ago

    This is a great read. Thank you.

  15. Boss in the middle 3 years ago

    This was an interesting read. Thank you for this perspective. My website is designed for leaders who are truly “in the middle”. I like the way you break this down. It makes me think about some of the things I have experienced over my time as a leader. I’ve learned that it’s necessary to spend time in each third. You can’t keep what you have unless you give it away and you won’t gain anything worth giving, by being the smartest person in the room. Thanks again and please visit my website I would truly appreciate your feedback.

  16. aronzy 3 years ago

    interesting. thank you!

  17. Eugenia 3 years ago

    Well written.

  18. dannyj045 3 years ago

    Interesting post but it makes a lot of since. I’m in law school and really benefit from spending time with people above me. I recently started a blog about my law school experience check it out if you have a chance.

  19. Lara. J 3 years ago

    What an amazing post! Thanks for sharing this to us..

    Lara. J
    Editor of

  20. youlivefully 3 years ago

    It’s amazing..

  21. Site Title 3 years ago

    […] via The Law of 33% (3 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest […]

  22. dudimadge 3 years ago

    Looks like someone is laying down the law. I’m beginning to like it.

  23. shortslayer 3 years ago

    Makes sense. However, often we fail to find people in the second category. That is peers who can help you excel. And i feel, in such cases, it is healthy enough to be with oneself, learning new things, treating oneself to good food and books, and things like that.

  24. 13hales 3 years ago

    This is a great read. What advice can you offer of upgrading your friends? Friends naturally slough off when you change yourself. But still finding new friends to best benefit your life can be tough.

  25. kritika029 3 years ago

    So we’ll written! ?

  26. kritika029 3 years ago

    So well

  27. baumanolly 3 years ago

    I was never thinking of this from this angle. Like this idea, it could work.

  28. WealthX 3 years ago

    Nice article

  29. A new way for me to think.. wonderful!

  30. DarkSoul 3 years ago

    A new perspective 🙂

  31. ensemblepourtoujours 3 years ago

    I simply love this 🙂

  32. […] via The Law of 33% (3 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest […]

  33. LOVABBY 3 years ago

    Same level seems to be the favorite. Good write.

  34. Yza 3 years ago

    Thanks for the reminder! I sometimes tend to forget mingling with people as I mostly like to spend time alone. 🙂

  35. sankaranagukolachala 3 years ago

    Valuable information

  36. Ron 3 years ago

    Hey Sam! I agree to an extent but I’m also a huge believer in equality. They’re people with more or less experience but I certainly would never consider someone “below me.” The concept is great though. It goes back to self-development and surrounding yourself with other successful people. Good read!


  37. Random Repeat 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on .

Leave a reply

©2020, Millionaire's Digest - Discover, Share & Connect Your Passion.

Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account