I've long been a fan of adult peer pressure on a one-on-one level; I like to seek out people who seem to 'have it together' in an area where I struggle. (You should see how great my friend Elmarie is at organizing fun events, or how much my friend Kris does for others! I've made an effort to let their stress-relieving strengths rub off on me over the years.) In fact, positive peer pressure is one of the components that makes life coaching successful: having someone gently pressuring you to be your best self. The same works with negative peer pressure, however; have you noticed that one or two negative people can change the feel and flavor of interactions within an office, family or group? Read about the latest research that has me smiling, and see how you can use these findings to your advantage.
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