Wednesday, July 07, 2010

You are your friends

I was listening to CBC the other day and heard about a study done on how a person's chances of getting a divorce increase if a peer gets divorced. The percentage? 147% increase in likelihood. Unbelievable.

There have been studies showing how your friends and their friends can make you obese, influence your emotions and keep you smoking.

An old adages applies here ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do”. Dr. Nicolas Christakis says, “It’s spreading through ideas about what appropriate behaviors are.” In other words, “If I see you gaining weight, and I respect you, and want to emulate you in other ways, that changes my ideas about what is an acceptable body size.”

I can attest to the power of positive influence. You’ve heard “Your Network = Your Net worth”, this is very true. Not just about money but health, life and ideas.

Sure it’s easier to commiserate the trials of life (and even a way to bond) with friends. But, real progress happens when your peers and associates keep aspiring to do better and you jointly push to reach higher goals- that’s where real, healthy growth occurs. Mastermind groups and Focus Partners enable an excellent source to support, share ideas and experiences that propel you all forward.

Imagine Trump, Kiyosaki and Bransons' inner circle of inspiration and support.

It’s essential to have a partner, group or team to pull you up the ladder be it health, wealth or spirit. That includes being accountable for your own actions.

Alberta is set to lead Canada in economic growth make certain you have the right network to support your growth and success in this outstanding market.

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