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The Power of Proximity in Habits & Success.

Inspired by a favorite read, “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, we discuss the impact of our social environment on our habits and success: the close, the many, and the powerful. Clear discusses how we tend to mirror the habits of those around us, particularly the “close” individuals in our lives—the friends, family, and peers we interact with regularly. Studies even show that our habits are significantly influenced by the habits of our closest connections, regardless of physical distance.

The phenomenon of rising or falling to the level of those around us is profound. We cover two fascinating studies – astronauts emerging from a single MIT class and the statistical likelihood you will follow the physical weight and body type of those closest to you. Our surroundings deeply impact our behaviors and identities.

As a Second-In-Command, it’s crucial to curate your social environment intentionally. Seek out groups and communities that challenge you to grow both personally and professionally. Surround yourself with individuals who inspire you to be your best self.

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  • 00:23: The core message of “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, emphasizing the role of social circles in habit imitation.

  • 01:06: Explore how proximity influences behavior and habits.

  • 01:45: Two incredible studies on the ripple effect of habits within close-knit social circles.

  • 02:25: Jim Rohn's famous quote and the profound effect of surrounding yourself with high-performing peers.

  • 04:16: The importance of intentional community-building and finding sources of positive influence outside of the office.

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