What’s Just as Contagious as a Virus? Habits

Rich Habits

Nicholas Christakis, currently a Yale University Sociologist, did a study on obesity a few years ago and discovered that habits spread like a virus throughout your social networks.

Dave Ramsey is one of the top radio hosts in America. Dave interviewed me on his program a few years ago about my book, Rich Habits. Dave was intrigued by my research, specifically surrounding the Poor Habit of Gossiping.

Dave had recently instituted a “No Gossiping” policy at his company. He understood that bad habits, like gossiping, are like virus – they spread and infect other employees, ultimately undermining all of the good work Dave and his staff were doing in growing their company.

We forge habits that are common among our diverse social networks.

If you want to forge habits that help improve your life, your health, your finances or your ability to succeed, you must find a group of people who have the habits you desire and include that group of people in your inner circle.

Associating with others who have the habits you desire is one of the most effective paths to habit change.

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  1. charles on May 19, 2020 at 8:45 AM

    great job

  2. Nicholas Harper on May 19, 2020 at 9:11 AM

    Gossiping rarely accomplishes anything in my opinion. Additionally, if something cannot be said in the target’s presence it probably should not be said.

  3. Lisa Schreiber on May 19, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    More and more I believe that this is the most important key to habit change!

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