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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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