How applicable is the saying: “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most of your time with”?

This short-take episode explores what thought leaders, science, and ancient wisdom tells us about who we are really being influenced by.

Show Notes

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most of your time with.” –Jim Rohn

Is there any truth in this?

Three types of sources are looked at and the discovery is suprising, your actually influenced by 10’s, maybe hundreds of people in your extented network.

Today’s thought leaders

Entrepreneur magazine reference ‘Why the 5 People Around You Are Crucial to Your Success’

YouTube link for Tony Robbins Podcast ‘Are You With The Right Person?’

YouTube Quote from Darren Hardy

YouTube Quote from Joel Osteen

Science

Dr. David McClelland bio

TED Talk by Nicholas Christakis The hidden influence of social networks

Ancient wisdom

Paul of Tarsus quote:  ‘Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” ‘  found in 1 Corthinatians 15:33

King Soloman quote: “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” found in Proverbs 13:20

 

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