Want to know the biggest secret behind learning how to DJ? Surround yourself with the right people. The famous entrepreneur and speaker Jim Rohn once said you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

It makes total sense. If you’re around people who are motivated and driven they’ll inspire you to work hard and succeed.

If you’re around creative people you’ll have conversations that give you ideas and encourage you to create things yourself.

If you’re around intelligent people they’ll teach you new things and share ideas that cause you to think of things in unique ways.

With this idea in mind, one of the simplest self improvement techniques is to find ways to be around people you want to be like. If you want to be a businessman, hang out with businessmen. If you want to make art, hang out with artists. If you want to make music, hang out with musicians. Simply changing your environment will subconsciously cause you to step your game up.

Some people might hear this and think that it sounds slightly manipulative, like you’re using people just so they’ll rub off on you. It’s like you’re stealing their mojo.

Really though it’s not manipulative at all. If you wanted to become an outdoorsman, what’s wrong with finding a group on Meetup.com and hiking with other nature enthusiasts? If you wanted to master Spanish, why would it be deceitful to find a local language club and spend time talking with other Spanish speakers?

It makes perfect sense to spend time with people that share your interests and ambitions. After all that’s what most relationships are built on anyways.

So what does all of this have to do with DJing?

Obviously what I’m saying is that if you want to become a DJ you should hang out with DJs and other people involved in EDM, but the kicker is that for some of you this might be easier said than done.

I live in a small town. We only have a couple places that occasionally feature live music, and exactly 0% of the time the musicians play electronic music. I don’t know anyone that makes EDM in my area.

The good news is that since technology is an inherent part of electronic music, finding people online and around the world to spend time with and learn from is easier than ever.

One great example is our online DJ school, which allows you to learn from DJ experts from the comfort of your own home. It’s not quite the same thing as sitting in the same room with your own DJ friends, but it’s a great first step and will definitely lead you towards plugging into your own community of like-minded music makers. So if you’re thinking about learning how to DJ, go to DJ Courses Online and surround yourself with these experts today!