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How Many Friends Do You Really Need?

Matthew Lieberman, author of the book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Connect sat down with Tai Lopez to talk about why it’s important to form real bonds with people, even if our instincts might tell us otherwise.

Studies have shown that being lonely has the same health consequences as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and that 20 to 30 percent of the world is lonely.

Everyone uses Facebook, but has it really made us more social?

Do you think that social media has made you more or less social in real life? And how can you use social bonding to improve your life?

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Which Of Your Friends Should You Avoid?

In today’s Book of the Day, Matt Lieberman, the Harvard Professor, teaches us why our brains are hard-wired to connect.

Human beings are social so it’s important that we spend time with people to stay happy and healthy. My question for you is, ‘Who should you avoid spending your time with?’

Also can you answer these questions?

1. Who sabotaged you on your way toward a good physical health goal? When will you get them out of your life?

2. Who are those people who tried to keep you from hitting your financial goals? When will you get them out of your life?

3. Who has tried to sabotage you in social situations? How can you remove them from your life?

4. Who has tried to stop you from being happy? How are you going to fix that situation?

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Do You Really Need A Lot Of Friends?

You have probably heard that you have to rely on yourself and not others. Or that you should have enough inner power to be strong on your own. In today’s Book-Of-The-Day I discuss a book that debunks this mentality and a lot of the group think that you and I learned growing up.

“The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do” by Michael Bond shares the newest research that we will be happiest when we have a lot of friends. But the key is that they have to be an exact type of friend to really help you find the good life.

In 2008, 2 social scientists, Christakis & Fowler found that, “… most people will not be surprised that people with more friends are happier, but what really matters is whether those friends are happy.”

The book also explains, “Four decades of research into how people decide to do what they do has shown that we are highly susceptible to the winds of social influence – indeed it is impossible to escape them, short of living in hermitic isolation (and even that may not immunize us…).”

Listen in as I explain the detailed nuances of what you will need to know to improve your social life.

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