Connected – The Secret to Being Happier, Losing Weight & Making More Money

by | Nov 15, 2015 | Impact & Results, Productivity

Connected Book Review I was in a deep sleep when my alarm went off at 5:45am. My first thought in my groggy state was “ugh … what time do I have to leave to catch my flight?”

There was no flight to catch though. For the first week in months, I’m not flying anywhere.

The early wake up was to meet my friend Bremo at the track at 6:30am.

I wouldn’t be at the track that early in the morning without meeting a friend there. I probably wouldn’t even go to the track without her at all. If I did, I wouldn’t have run as fast as I do trying to catch up to her.

So … who are you hanging around with? Are they pushing you to be better, reach for your goals and achieve cool things?

You are the average of the 5 – 7 people you spend the most time with. You’re the average weight, income and attitude of those folks.

Are you happy with where you’re at? If not, the single greatest thing you can do to improve is find some folks to spend time with who are where you want to be …

But it’s deeper than that.

It’s not just about your handful of close friends.

If you’re struggling to lose weight, quit smoking, or make more money, this could be one of the most important messages you hear this year. Straight from the book Connected, the research rattled me a little bit:


It’s not as simple as choosing your friends. It’s about creating the network you need to create the life you want.

Now, a natural next question, is how do I find and connect with new people. That answer is right here.

You also might like to read: How to Think Your Way to Success.

It's time for a Brand New Evolution!


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