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Self-improvement

The Art of Charm | High Performance Techniques| Cognitive Development | Relationship Advice | Mastery of Human Dynamics

AJ Harbinger and Johnny Dzubak

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The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from the company’s coaches about to how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self with the help of Johnny and AJ, the company’s founders. Johnny ...Show More
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639: Jay Mohr | Mohr Stories

1:11:05 | Aug 1st, 2017

Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) is a comedian, actor, Emmy nominee, bestselling author, and host of Mohr Sports from Los Angeles and Mohr Stories. "Desperation has a very distinct scent." -Jay Mohr The Cheat Sheet: How Jay Mohr dealt with panic attacks while ...Show More
399: Ramit Sethi | Cold Truths about Success and Networking

1:12:59 | May 4th, 2015

As Ramit Sethi (@ramit) knows, mindset comes first, then networking, then success. "Top performers in one field want to meet top performers in other fields." -Ramit Sethi The Cheat Sheet: What is curated value and how does it apply to networking? Th...Show More
773: Eric Weinstein Meets The Art Of Charm. Part 1 (Why we need The Portal)

1:09:54 | Aug 12th

Technology has an increasing influence on our lives, but did you know even small concentrated doses, such as working all day on a computer (aka a “tech coma”), can have a significant impact on your ability to interact with other people in healthy? ...Show More
772: Dan Ariely: How to Defeat Indecision and Regret

1:02:38 | Aug 5th

The harder a decision seems to be for people, the less likely it is that we will spend enough time researching it in order to determine what to do - but why is that, how should we handle the component of time when it comes to waiting to make decision...Show More
771: Dealing with Competition, Codependency and High Value Conversations - Q&A with Erin Muroski

57:46 | Jul 29th

Most of us will never undergo professional training in the world of improve and yet we engage in improv almost every day because life is improv - so why should you consider taking an improv class, how does improv relate to self-development, and how c...Show More
770: Leon Logothetis: Traveling the World Relying on Kindness

56:55 | Jul 22nd

Kindness costs you nothing but can change someone’s life forever, even your own - but how do we even define kindness, what does it mean to be genuinely kind, and how can a simple act of kindness have such lasting effects on the people around us? ...Show More
769: Laura Heck: avoid these 4 behaviors in any relationship

58:01 | Jul 15th

The majority of issues we face in relationships can be boiled down to 4 types of behaviors we exhibit. So what are they? How do you identify which ones you exhibit, and what can you do to deal with them in yourself, your partner, friends, family memb...Show More
768: How to set boundaries that set you free

52:10 | Jul 8th

Establishing boundaries can feel intimidating if you’ve never successfully set them before, so why are they so important when it comes to maintaining healthy relationships? Why does a lack of boundaries often lead to undesirable outcomes? What formul...Show More
767: How to master communication in a relationship

57:15 | Jul 1st

Relationships are a two-way street, but when it comes to communication it’s important to understand people have a variety of preferences when it comes to how love and affection are given and received, so what are those preferences, how can you identi...Show More
766: Michael Herold on living a full life when the odds are stacked against you | Q&A

55:25 | Jun 24th

Personal transformation is a long and arduous process, but we all have to start somewhere, so how do you know when it’s time to make such a drastic change, what can you do to stop from feeling overwhelmed in the beginning, and how do you know when it...Show More
765: Parents, Part 2: Warren Farrell on The Boy Crisis and Dad Deprivation

45:40 | Jun 20th

The role of the father in raising children is often downplayed in society, but what do fathers bring to the table that mothers do not, why does the absence of a father have such long-lasting effects, and what steps can we take today to be there for o...Show More
764: Brett Bartholomew on why drive matters more than motivation and secrets to peak performance

1:06:58 | Jun 17th

Coaching athletes, or anyone for that matter, does not come with a simple one-size-fits-all approach, so what does effective coaching look like, what do you need to know about those you’re coaching, and who do coaches get coached by? What to List...Show More
763: Had Enough Pain, Yet? | Toolbox 2

51:58 | Jun 10th

We all know change can be hard, so embarking on a journey of self-development and transformation means there will be pain involved - but is it possible to endure pain without also suffering? Why is it important to have a larger overarching goal throu...Show More
762: 3 Signs That it's Time for Change | Transformation Toolbox 1

55:00 | Jun 3rd

Transformation can be accidental or intentional, but if you are going to change and grow as a person, wouldn’t you want to have a say in how you grow and who you become? What to Listen ForWhy are only the courageous drawn to self-development?How ...Show More
761: 5 Ways to Approach Dating Meaningfully | Q&A w/ Dr. Laura Berman

1:09:30 | May 28th

Where do you even begin if you want to get better at meeting people? Improving your communication skills is an excellent place to start. Communication is important in relationships, and even more important when dating. We’ll dig into best practices, ...Show More
760: Parents, Part 1: Motherhood and Transformation

35:41 | May 24th

Just as teenagers go through hormonal change and a reshaping of identity, matrescence operates in a similar fashion. Understanding and preparing for this life chapter can bring a more rich and meaningful experience to parenthood.
759: 5 Signals to Send When Dating

55:54 | May 20th

Dating can seem like a torturous uphill battle for many men and women, but it doesn’t have to be - understanding how and why we are attracted to one another can have a significant positive impact on your ability to find happiness in your love life, b...Show More
758: Three Top Tips to Dating

1:06:10 | May 13th

Understanding social cues and nonverbal communication is arguably more important now than ever - but what does it mean to communicate with someone nonverbally, how much can you say with the delivery of words and the way you carry yourself compared to...Show More
757: The New Rules to Dating

1:15:56 | May 6th

Dating has evolved due to the influence of technology and the way we communicate - but has the evolution been for the good of all, are all these options helping or hindering us, and why is it still just as important to meet face to face instead of tr...Show More
756: Vulnerability: A Key to a Successful Relationship | Q&A w/ Jill Coleman

1:21:32 | Apr 29th

Relationships are built on trust, but that trust must be maintained over the years with intentional conversations to ensure that both people are on the same page - but how do you approach those conversations in a way that is healthy and promotes open...Show More
755: Life Advice: From the Oldest and the Wisest

1:06:44 | Apr 22nd

Many of us tend to overlook one of the greatest sources of wisdom in our lives - our elders - but how much can you learn from one simple conversation, what can you do to better connect with your elders, and what are the secrets to a long and happy li...Show More
754: Why Craving Pain Is Human

1:20:15 | Apr 15th

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is one of the most effective methods to increase psychological flexibility - but what exactly is ACT, how can it decrease the suffering in your life, and why is it so crucial to leading a happy and fulfilling l...Show More
753: Love, Money and Relationships

1:08:01 | Apr 8th

In a world of seemingly limitless options, how can you know if a person is THE person for you, what questions can you ask yourself to determine if you’re even ready for a relationship, and how do you stop money from driving you two apart the way it d...Show More
752: Essential Tools for Navigating Everyday Uncertainty

1:18:01 | Apr 1st

Uncertainty is an unavoidable part of life, and for many, it can feel overwhelming - but what important lessons can your relationship with uncertainty teach you, how can you improve the relationship with uncertainty, and what are some real-world exam...Show More
751: Less Stress, More Happiness with David Henzel | Q&A

1:24:13 | Mar 25th

Your habits and systems determine how successful you can become, but what habits and systems can you implement in your professional life and personal life to reduce unnecessary stress and frustration while creating more space in your calendar and you...Show More
750: Overcoming Self-Doubt with Jay Shetty

1:24:58 | Mar 18th

If you want to pursue your own happiness and fulfillment you are bound to make decisions that confuse or disappoint the people around you, which can lead to doubt and uncertainty in your own head, so what can you do to stay focused on your goals, how...Show More
749: How to Handle Toxic Relationships

1:15:09 | Mar 11th

How can toxic people make you feel like you are losing your mind, what can they do to turn your coworkers and friends against you, and what is the best way to deal with them before the damage gets out of control, potentially leading you to lose a job...Show More
748: 7 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

1:13:50 | Mar 4th

Toxic relationships exist in all of our lives in varying degrees, but defines a toxic relationship, how can you identify toxic relationships in your life, and what can you do if you find out you are exhibiting toxic behavior? What to Listen ForWhat ...Show More
747: Living Boldly with Gia Helena

1:18:40 | Feb 25th

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Fortune favors the bold” right? But what does it mean to live your life with boldness, how is it related to fear and the overcoming of fear, and in what ways is it different from simply having confidence? What to Listen ...Show More
746: The Kobe Bryant Episode

36:55 | Feb 21st

We all go through various acts in our lives, and each act carries with it its own challenges and relationships, so how can you take the experience, battle scars, and lessons you learned in one act as you transition into the next? What to Listen ForH...Show More
745: Positive Psychology & the Science of Well-Being w/ Rob Mack

1:11:00 | Feb 19th

Positive psychology is a relatively new area of study and it’s garnered a ton of attention over the last few years - but what exactly is positive psychology, how is it connected to the relationships we have, and what can you start doing today to find...Show More
744: Dating Done Right With Evan Marc Katz

45:52 | Feb 14th

Chemistry is often cited by many as the defining factor in what they look for when venturing into the world of dating - but is it the most important factor when it comes to the success of long term relationships, and what can you do to maximize the c...Show More
743: Relationship Goals: Love, Friends & Work

1:15:43 | Feb 11th

Smartphones and the apps that exist on them have blown the doors wide open when it comes to creating options in your dating life as well as giving you the (sometimes false) perception of keeping in touch with friends. But what are the drawbacks of re...Show More
742: The Hidden Power of Relationships

1:05:22 | Feb 4th

Filtering the right people into your life is a skill that can set you on the path to success if you can do it well, and failure if you do it poorly - but how do other people have such a strong influence on your life and what can you do to make sure t...Show More
741: Train Your "Happy" | Q&A w/ Christoph Schnedlitz of hiMoment

1:12:18 | Jan 28th

Happiness is not a destination, but what does it mean to enjoy the journey, especially when the journey is bound to have rough patches, and what daily habit can you start doing now to make the journey a happy one? What to Listen ForHow can journalin...Show More
740: How Defined Values Lead to Long-term Happiness | w/ Russ Harris

58:17 | Jan 21st

Happiness is not meant to be a permanent state you exist in, but if you’re not meant to just feel good all the time, what is the end goal of creating our happiness and how do we approach the inevitable pain and suffering we all face in life? What to...Show More
739: The Key to Happiness? Quality Relationships

54:31 | Jan 14th

Happiness is one of those ideas that has an endless number of quotes about where it comes from (and where it does not). We’ve heard many of them so many times we just wave them off and roll our eyes before jumping back on the hamster wheel and chasin...Show More
738: What Defines Happiness

1:10:59 | Jan 7th

It’s fair to say that happiness is one of the most important goals we can pursue in life because not much else matters if you’re not deriving some happiness from this journey we are all on - but how do we define happiness, what can we do to improve o...Show More
737: Your Favorite Interviews from 2018

55:04 | Dec 31st, 2018

You asked and we answered! We took the three highest rated interviews from 2018 and put them into a special New Years Eve episode just for you! We kick it off with the powerhouse David Goggins, the former Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner, and author o...Show More
736: How to Rewire your Brain for Success | w/ Lisa Wimberger

1:02:11 | Dec 24th, 2018

Building new habits is typically not as simple as doing something different each day - sometimes we need to rewrite the stories we tell ourselves, and that’s where neurosculpting comes in, but what is neurosculpting? how can we use it to our advantag...Show More
735: The Best Ways to Rewrite Bad Habits w/ Charles Duhigg

54:44 | Dec 17th, 2018

Building a new habit can be difficult if you approach it with the wrong tools and misinformation, but what does the science tell us about forming new habits, what are the right tools you need when it comes to successful habit building, and what can y...Show More
734: 3 Phases of Habit Building You Need to Know

56:17 | Dec 10th, 2018

Building (or breaking) a new habit can effectively be broken into 3 different phases, each with its own challenge which can prevent you from reaching the next one - but what are the 3 phases, how can awareness of each one assist you, and is a new hab...Show More
733: Toolbox: How to Build Habits that Stick

1:19:41 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Building habits is a gradual and effective process that can forever change your life when done right - but what goes into habits in the first place, what is the most effective way to break/build habits, and how can you use science and self-awareness ...Show More
732: Goals: how to pick ‘em & achieve 'em | Chris Tye-Walker

1:13:49 | Nov 26th, 2018

Physical fitness can play a significant role in rebuilding your confidence, but what all goes into achieving a desired level of fitness, how do you set goals to ensure steady progress, and how does the pursuit of health and fitness improve your life ...Show More
731: BONUS with Phillip Stutts

1:00:56 | Nov 22nd, 2018

As we progress further down the path of technology and electronic communication, digital marketing is playing a bigger role than ever, so what is it, how does it affect you in today’s world, and what can you do to make sure you’re using it to help yo...Show More
730: Master Your Mindset with David Goggins

1:24:54 | Nov 19th, 2018

We are all capable of more than we think because many of us don’t push ourselves beyond the limit our mind tells us we have - so what does it mean to master your mindset, why is it so beneficial to externalize your insecurities and fears, and how can...Show More
729: Self-esteem is Bullshit

1:19:56 | Nov 12th, 2018

Many of us grew up in a world that praised the idea of having high self-esteem - but what exactly is self-esteem, why have we been wrongly focused on it for so long, and what do we need to focus on moving forward? What to Listen ForWhy is artificial...Show More
728: How to Bounce Back From Challenging Times

1:30:19 | Nov 5th, 2018

If you want to want to flourish no matter what life throws at you, you must develop a solid foundation of resilience - but what is resilience, why is it so important to our overall happiness and success in life, and how do we make sure we have enough...Show More
727: Sugar Ray Leonard

1:01:31 | Oct 29th, 2018

Sugar Ray Leonard is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, but did you know he battled social anxiety and substance abuse during his career? We all face obstacles in life on our individual paths to success, so how can we take a solid in...Show More
726: 5 Hacks to Improve Your Listening | Q&A w/ Oscar Trimboli

1:06:59 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Many of us take listening for granted because we do it all day every day, but did you know there are multiple layers to listening and many of us only focus on one of them - so what does it mean to listen in color versus black and white, how can you v...Show More
725: Boost Your Emotional Intelligence w/ Michael Ventura

1:27:12 | Oct 15th, 2018

Cultivating empathy is crucial in developing solid relationships in our personal and professional lives -- but what exactly is it, how is it different from sympathy, why did Michael Ventura found a company based on it, and what steps can we start tak...Show More
724: How to Deepen Your Connection With Others | Article

1:16:28 | Oct 8th, 2018

Technology in the digital age has made it easier than ever to form new connections and stay in touch with old ones, but it’s also led to increased loneliness and flakiness as people rack up more screen time and less face time, so why is this, why is ...Show More
723: Why Vulnerability Leads to Connection | Toolbox

1:09:49 | Oct 1st, 2018

We all rely on 3 levels of connection when it comes to meeting people -- but what are they, do we have to follow them in order, and how do we know what level we’re on with someone? WHAT TO LISTEN FORWhat are the 3 levels of connection and why is ...Show More
722: What Matters Most in a Difficult Conversation | Q&A w/ Andrea J. Lee

1:40:58 | Sep 24th, 2018

In this episode of The Art of Charm, AJ (@AJHarbinger) and Johnny (@AOCJohnny) wrap up September’s month of Emotional Bids. Before answering listener questions, they speak with Andrea Lee (andreajlee.com), an accomplished coach, successful author, an...Show More
721: How to Improve Your Workplace Communication | Michael Sorensen

1:01:47 | Sep 17th, 2018

On this episode of the Art of Charm, AJ (@AJHarbinger) and Johnny (@AOCJohnny) take emotional bids to the next level by speaking with an expert on validation - one of the most important parts of human connection. That expert is Michael Sorensen, a ma...Show More
720: Turning Toward Emotion | Article

1:00:15 | Sep 10th, 2018

AJ (@AJHarbinger) and Johnny (@AOCJohnny) continue the theme of Emotional Bids by discussing practical ways to deepen and strengthen the connections with the people in our lives. Their source for this week’s discussion comes from a Gottman Institute ...Show More
719: Why Emotional Connection Makes or Breaks a Relationship | ToolBox

1:13:29 | Sep 4th, 2018

In this episode, AJ and Johnny speak on the importance of “emotional bids,” and how to successfully identify and respond to them to create a deeper connection with the people around you. We start with a look at the clinical researcher, Dr. John Gottm...Show More
718: Overcoming Social Anxiety in your Career | Q&A w/ Chris “Drama” Pfaff

1:16:44 | Aug 27th, 2018

Christopher “Drama” Pfaff (@drama) is an entrepreneur, producer, and reality TV star. He is best known for his roles in the MTV reality shows “Rob and Big” and “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory”. In addition, he has founded “Young & Reckless Clothing” as...Show More
717: Beat Approach Anxiety | Alex Banayan

1:21:33 | Aug 20th, 2018

In this episode, AJ and Johnny interview Alex Banayan (@AlexBanayan), author of “The Third Door” about his 7-year journey to interview some of the most successful people in the world. Alex shares detail about his struggles to reach his dream and the ...Show More
716: 8 Tips to Keep the Conversation Going

1:00:25 | Aug 13th, 2018

How do you take a conversation to the next level and create real connection? In this episode of The Art of Charm podcast, AJ and Johnny explain 8 fundamental steps to develop a relationship beyond just a brief interaction with a stranger on the train...Show More
715: The Art of Compelling Conversations

1:09:10 | Aug 6th, 2018

In this episode, AJ and Johnny share stories of how they’ve built connections with others and improved upon them — then explore them from a scientific perspective. In their quest to reach the perfect balance, they talk about how vital opening up the ...Show More
714: The Art of the Pitch With Oren Klaff

1:53:15 | Jul 30th, 2018

On today’s episode of The Art of Charm we are speaking with investor, venture capitalist, and author—Oren Klaff. Oren has raised over $2 billion by understanding the prehistoric part of our brain (the “croc-brain”).  Tune in to this episode to hear ...Show More
713: The Art of Gaining Interest with Chris Williams

1:12:17 | Jul 23rd, 2018

This week’s Q&A Episode features actor, comedian, and magician Chris Williams. His resume is as diverse as his performance credits. You may know him as Hoover from Silicon Valley, Krazee Eyez Killa from Curb Your Enthusiasm, or Dwight from Dodgeball...Show More
712: The Like Switch: Dr. Jack Schafer

1:12:07 | Jul 16th, 2018

Our guest is former FBI Special Agent, author, and professor – Dr. Jack Schafer. In the past, Dr. Schafer has developed spy recruitment techniques, interviewed terrorists, and trained agents in the art of interrogation and persuasion. Today, he share...Show More
711: The Art of Talking to Strangers

1:08:00 | Jul 9th, 2018

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.” – William Butler Think about it – at one point in time everyone in our lives was a stranger – even our closest friend. Whether we are trying to strike up a conversation at a networkin...Show More
710: The Art of Breaking the Ice

1:07:37 | Jul 2nd, 2018

This episode kicks off The Art of Charm’s series on Breaking the Ice. After learning The Art of the First Impression - it’s time to dig into how to start engaging conversations that genuinely capture the other person’s interest. AJ and Johnny walk u...Show More
709: Q&A: The Art of Style

1:54:17 | Jun 25th, 2018

This week’s Q&A Episode wraps up our series on first impressions, and dive into conversation about style and the art of the first impression with two style experts. LA Based fashion expert and stylist Melissa Chataigne & Real Men Real Style Founder -...Show More
708: The Art of Living - With Jesse Itzler

1:11:35 | Jun 18th, 2018

On today’s episode The Art of Charm is honored to welcome back Jesse Itzler. His first podcast ever was The Art of Charm - and in today’s episode we catch up with him to learn what he’s added to his “life resumé” since we saw him last. Some of our ...Show More
707: The Art of Body Language

1:06:03 | Jun 10th, 2018

Whether we’re meeting someone for the first time or trying to elevate ourselves to that next level—body language plays an integral part in our presentation of self. Listen to this episode to learn the importance of body language in our social interac...Show More
706: The Art of the First Impression

1:27:44 | Jun 4th, 2018

We’re not sure why people aren’t responding to us. We think we’re good at reading people.  On today’s episode, we are discussing how to make the best first impression. Whether you’re a CEO trying to better connect with your employees, an introvert ...Show More
705: AoC Podcast | Don’t Try To Be Funny: The Art of Improv

1:01:26 | May 29th, 2018

Life is improv. There is no script, no directors, no instruction manual for how to be successful. It’s all improvised. So to be good at life, you have to be good at improv. Erin and Suzanne are professional comedic improvisers here in Los Angeles a...Show More
704: AoC Podcast | The Bad House Guest: Cognitive Distortions

1:34:29 | May 22nd, 2018

Our perception of reality is dependent on our thoughts. So if our thoughts are infected, then our lives will be too. That’s why on today’s episode of The Art of Charm we are discussing the 10 most common “cognitive distortions”; those irrational and...Show More
703: AoC Podcast | The Power of Accountability

1:20:10 | May 16th, 2018

We all have goals and aspirations, but how many of us take the time to share and vocalize those goals or support our friends as they try to achieve their goals? On today’s episode, we are discussing the importance of accountability. We, at The Art o...Show More
702: AoC Podcast | Brutal Truths Part 2

55:21 | May 9th, 2018

On last week’s episode, we dove deep into life’s most brutal truths. This week, we are continuing the conversation with Part 2, where we examine more of the complicated truths we run away from. Here is what we cover: The Cheat Sheet:How does emotion...Show More
701: AoC Podcast | Brutal Truths Part 1

51:15 | May 1st, 2018

We all want attention, approval, and acceptance. But we can’t expect others to give us that if we don’t approve of ourselves. Most often, the reason we struggle with self-acceptance is because we are running away from the brutal truths of life. In to...Show More
700: AoC Podcast | The Myth of Perfectionism

54:18 | Apr 18th, 2018

Are you a perfectionist? Or, are you just using that term to justify inaction? Tune into this episode of The Art of Charm to learn what’s at the root of perfectionism, and why we use a myth to cover up our fear of failure. The Cheat Sheet: What is t...Show More
699: AoC Podcast | Johnny Interviews AJ

1:28:34 | Apr 13th, 2018

Last week we learned all about AoC co-host Johnny Dzubak (@dzubak). This week, we’re turning the spotlight around to hear the life story of AJ. How did he go from science wiz to football player? And then from cancer biologist to Art of Charm co-found...Show More
698: AoC Podcast | AJ Interviews Johnny

1:12:52 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Johnny Dzubak (@dzubak) grew up in Greensburg, PA, honed his musical chops in Chapel Hill, NC, and now runs The Art of Charm in Los Angeles, CA with AJ. But how did he get from there to here? Listen while Johnny shares his story. The Cheat Sheet: Wh...Show More
697: AoC Toolbox | High Value Conflict Resolution

56:56 | Mar 26th, 2018

There's a fine line between pushy and pushover. In this toolbox episode, we learn 10 ways to maintain resolve and stay high value in personal and professional conflict situations. "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiat...Show More
696: AoC Toolbox | Mental Models and Frameworks

1:01:57 | Mar 17th, 2018

Mental models and frameworks guide the way we make decisions in everyday life -- but what are they, where do we get them, and how can we make sure we're not sticking with outdated defaults? The Cheat Sheet: Mental models are our beliefs about oursel...Show More
695: AoC Value Toolbox | Leading with Value

1:04:11 | Mar 7th, 2018

In order to welcome high value people into our lives, we have to make sure we're leading with value ourselves. Here's what we can do to make it happen. The Cheat Sheet: Even the highest value people have bad days where they exhibit low value behavio...Show More
694: AoC Value Toolbox | Becoming High Value

1:04:48 | Feb 28th, 2018

Your heroes and role models are probably what most would consider high value people. Listen to this episode of The Art of Charm to learn how to soar to their inspirational ranks rather than sinking to the selfish temptations of low value living. The ...Show More
693: AoC Value Toolbox | Identifying Low Value Behaviors

58:19 | Feb 20th, 2018

Do you unknowingly exhibit low value behaviors that keep you from connecting with others? Check out this episode of The Art of Charm to identify and renounce these low value behaviors for good. The Cheat Sheet: What does it mean to be a high value i...Show More
692: John Heffron | The Laughs You Deserve

57:45 | Feb 1st, 2018

John Heffron (@JohnHeffron) is a comedian who emerged victorious from the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing, has appeared in numerous comedy specials, and just released his latest album, The Laughs You Deserve from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and ...Show More
691: Eric Thomas | The Hip Hop Preacher

1:06:35 | Jan 30th, 2018

Eric Thomas (@ericthomasbtc) is a motivational speaker, YouTube personality, podcaster, pastor, director of Breathe University, and author of several books, including The Secret to Success: When You Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe. "Don...Show More
690: Allan Pease | Definitive Body Language

1:03:34 | Jan 25th, 2018

Allan Pease (@AllanPease) is an Australian body language expert and co-author of 18 bestselling books on communication who once taught Vladimir Putin how to read western body language. The Cheat Sheet: Find out how Allan Pease began building his exp...Show More
689: Leo Babauta | Zen Habits

1:20:48 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Leo Babauta (@zen_habits) of Zen Habits shares how he's modified his own behavior to conquer bad habits and create good ones. The Cheat Sheet: Find out how an overweight smoker resigned to living in Guam broke a laundry list of bad habits to move to...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #150 | Chuck Norris vs. Podcast

57:34 | Jan 19th, 2018

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: How do you build a closer, stronger relationship with a parent who's...Show More
688: Lewis Howes | The Mask of Masculinity

54:23 | Jan 18th, 2018

Lewis Howes (@LewisHowes) rejoins us to discuss his latest book, The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives. "We aren't able to fully heal until we start sharing the things we...Show More
687: Paul Gilmartin | A Principled Life

58:18 | Jan 16th, 2018

Paul Gilmartin (@mentalpod) is the host and producer of The Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast, known for his brutal honesty, authenticity, and transparency. The Cheat Sheet: How addiction works as a frame of mind and what a support group offers an a...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #149 | Meta Electroshock Sex

42:28 | Jan 12th, 2018

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: How feasible is online dating for someone in the public eye? How do ...Show More
686: Akshay Nanavati | Fearvana

1:07:08 | Jan 11th, 2018

Akshay Nanavati (@fearvanalife) was on the brink of suicide, but overcame drug addiction, alcoholism, and PTSD from fighting in Iraq with the US Marines. He is the author of Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear Into Health, Wealth,...Show More
685: David DeSteno | Emotional Success

56:19 | Jan 9th, 2018

David DeSteno (@daviddesteno) is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and author of Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride. The Cheat Sheet: Why is delaying gratification so hard and why is it important? Why...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #148 | Long Distance Feng Shui

46:15 | Jan 5th, 2018

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: What's your first step when you suspect child abuse is going on in y...Show More
684: Celeste Headlee | We Need to Talk

1:12:45 | Jan 4th, 2018

Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) is the host of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She is the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter...Show More
683: AoC Toolbox | If Quality Is What You Want, Focus on Quantity

25:53 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Instead of thinking about quality as this sacred value to be revered by ignoring quantity, we need to embrace quantity as an essential path to quality. Here's why. The Cheat Sheet: Sometimes less really isn't more. What James Joyce and Miles Davis c...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #147 | Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

1:02:27 | Dec 29th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. In this episode: What's wrong with eating pumpkin pie for breakfast? Are long distance, lack of commun...Show More
682: Steve Sims | Making Things Happen

59:53 | Dec 28th, 2017

Steve Sims (@SteveDSims1) is the CEO and founder of Bluefish, an exclusive, members-only luxury concierge service for VIP and executive clients, and the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen. The Cheat Sheet: What's the chug test an...Show More
681: Christopher Lochhead | Category Design

54:46 | Dec 26th, 2017

Christopher Lochhead (@lochhead) is a former entrepreneur, retired Silicon Valley three-time public company CMO, category designer, host of the Legends & Losers Podcast, and co-author of Play Bigger: How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and D...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #146 | Don't Dip the Pen in Company Ink

50:21 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. In this episode: What can you do to ensure the TSA won't steal from your luggage? How do you make sure...Show More
680: Ulrich Boser | Learn Better

54:47 | Dec 21st, 2017

Ulrich Boser (@ulrichboser) is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the author of Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just about Anything. The Cheat Sheet: W...Show More
679: Michele Rigby Assad | My Secret Life in the CIA

1:15:59 | Dec 19th, 2017

Michele Rigby Assad (@michelerigassad) is an international security consultant, trainer, and author of the book Breaking Cover: My Secret Life in the CIA and What it Taught Me About What's Worth Fighting For. The Cheat Sheet: Is working undercover f...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #145 | Less Brutal

42:13 | Dec 15th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. We're trying to keep this a little lighter than last week's episode because we don't have Linda Carroll...Show More
678: Meg Jay | Supernormal Resilience

50:57 | Dec 14th, 2017

Meg Jay (@drmegjay) is a clinical psychologist specializing in adult development and the author of Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience. The Cheat Sheet: 75 percent of us have grown up dealing with some form of adversity. Being ...Show More
677: Kevin Harrington | As Seen on TV

1:02:23 | Dec 12th, 2017

Kevin Harrington (@HarringtonKevin) is the innovator who invented infomercials, one of the original "sharks" on ABC's Shark Tank, and the co-author of Put A Shark In Your Tank. "If a guy named 'Chubby' walks into your office with a fitness product, y...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #144 | Cracking Knuckles with Brutal Linda

56:05 | Dec 8th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. As an added bonus, therapist and Love Cycles author Linda Carroll joins us -- and if you haven't caught...Show More
676: Susan David | Emotional Agility

1:02:54 | Dec 7th, 2017

Susan David (@susandavid_phd) is a psychologist on faculty at Harvard Medical School, co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, CEO of Evidence Based Psychology, and author of Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace ...Show More
675: Justin Ramsdell | Rotten Psychology

59:20 | Dec 5th, 2017

Justin Ramsdell is a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor of forensic psychology at George Mason University. His current work focuses on law enforcement interactions with individuals with severe mental illnesses, crisis de-escalation, and...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #143 | Sidekicks and Socialites

48:29 | Dec 1st, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. If you're new to The Art of Charm Podcast, this isn't a great place to start. Most of our content is mo...Show More
674: AoC Toolbox | What to Do If You're Stuck

32:11 | Nov 30th, 2017

Being stuck isn't a barrier to greatness; it's part of greatness. Here are nine things you can do right now to get un-stuck and on your way to greatness. The Cheat Sheet: Losing momentum happens to everyone, no matter the task at hand. Consider it a...Show More
673: A.J. Jacobs | It's All Relative

56:12 | Nov 28th, 2017

A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) is a New York Times best-selling author who went on a quest to help build the biggest family tree in history, as detailed in his latest book It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree. The Cheat Sheet: ...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #142 | Bits of Cod

34:23 | Nov 24th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. If you're new to The Art of Charm Podcast, this isn't a great place to start. Most of our content is mo...Show More
672: Kevin Rose | From Rose to Oak

1:04:03 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) founded social news site Digg, created fasting tracker Zero, made meditation app Oak, and hosts a podcast called The Kevin Rose Show where he explores how to reach peak personal and professional performance while living a mini...Show More
671: Corbin Payne | How to Interact with the Police

1:03:56 | Nov 21st, 2017

Corbin Payne (@the_sue_chef), aka The Sue Chef, is a criminal defense attorney who explains why the innocent as well as the guilty should know how to interact with the police in a way that protects their own rights. The Cheat Sheet: What are your ri...Show More
Minisode Monday #80 | How to Ask Questions That Uncover Motivation

03:48 | Nov 20th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Are you trying to understand the motivation behind someone's alleged actions? ...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #141 | Dichromats, Trichromats, and Doormats

39:32 | Nov 17th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: What do you say when you meet a celebrity -- without being awkward? ...Show More
670: AoC Toolbox | How to Stop Feeling Like An Imposter

38:00 | Nov 16th, 2017

Feel like your accomplishments are unearned, you aren't as good as people think, and you'll be found out any moment? Here's how to stop imposter syndrome. The Cheat Sheet: What is imposter syndrome? What are the causes of imposter syndrome? How can ...Show More
669: Scott Adams | Win Bigly

1:09:19 | Nov 14th, 2017

Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) of Dilbert fame revisits us to discuss his new book Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter. "Nobody ever won an argument with an analogy." -Scott Adams The Cheat Sheet: Is Scott Adams a Trump supporte...Show More
Minisode Monday #79 | Why We're More Productive on Airplanes (and How to Be When We're Not)

08:21 | Nov 13th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done author Jon Acuff rejoins us (hear his m...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #140 | I Don't Love Being Lamp

40:42 | Nov 10th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. If you're new to The Art of Charm Podcast, this isn't a great place to start. Most of our content is mo...Show More
668: Jon Acuff | The Gift of Done

1:06:10 | Nov 9th, 2017

Jon Acuff (@jonacuff) returns to the show to discuss his new book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. "If culture's doing its job, you shouldn't reward middle. You should reward finish." -Jon Acuff The Cheat Sheet: Why are only eight percent of ...Show More
667: Tom Bilyeu | Impact Theory

58:31 | Nov 7th, 2017

Tom Bilyeu (@TomBilyeu) is a co-founder of Quest Nutrition, co-founder of media company Impact Theory, and host of the accompanying Impact Theory podcast. The Cheat Sheet: Why the fastest way to learn is to teach. Developing a growth mindset (per pr...Show More
Minisode Monday #78 | Harnessing Emotions for Powerful Storytelling

12:59 | Nov 6th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Marsha Shandur of Yes Yes Marsha rejoins us (check out her full episode here) ...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #139 | Weed on the Tweed

41:34 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. If you're new to The Art of Charm Podcast, this isn't a great place to start. Most of our content is mo...Show More
666: Bob Sutton | The Asshole Survival Guide

55:20 | Nov 2nd, 2017

Bob Sutton (@work_matters) is a Stanford Business School professor and author of New York Times Bestseller The No Asshole Rule and, most recently, The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You Like Dirt. "Be slow to label others a...Show More
665: Aubrey Marcus | An Optimized Life

1:02:47 | Oct 31st, 2017

Aubrey Marcus (@AubreyMarcus) is a multisport athlete, founder and CEO of holistic health and fitness powerhouse Onnit, and author of the upcoming Own the Day, Own Your Life: Optimized Practices for Waking, Working, Learning, Eating, Training, Playin...Show More
Minisode Monday #77 | How to Curate the Influence of People Around Us

06:07 | Oct 30th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. We've all heard we're the sum of the five people with whom we spend the most t...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #138 | Don't Hug Me, Bro

1:03:32 | Oct 27th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. If you're new to The Art of Charm Podcast, this isn't a great place to start. Most of our content is mo...Show More
664: AoC Toolbox | Five Fundamentals of a Solid Approach

47:09 | Oct 26th, 2017

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) trio of Johnny, AJ, and Jordan lay out the five fundamentals of a solid approach when you want to make an engaging connection with someone. "Welcome to AoC Dojo!" -AJ Harbinger The Cheat Sheet: If you want to engage...Show More
663: Chris Guillebeau | Side Hustle

1:05:36 | Oct 24th, 2017

Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau) rejoins us to explain what a side hustle is and what a side hustle isn't as outlined in his new book Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days. The Cheat Sheet: Understand why you don't need to be an "all-in" en...Show More
Minisode Monday #76 | The Three Rings of Perception

11:25 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This time around, Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportu...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #137 | Toxic Insecurity

1:07:12 | Oct 20th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. This week, Kimberly Seltzer joins Jordan and Jason to set your questions right and help you course corr...Show More
662: Jeff Goins | Real Artists Don't Starve

1:05:00 | Oct 19th, 2017

Jeff Goins (@JeffGoins) rejoins us to dispel a disheartening stereotype and discuss his new book Real Artists Don't Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age. "A starving artist is somebody who is unnecessarily suffering for th...Show More
661: Winifred Reilly | It Takes One to Tango

58:04 | Oct 17th, 2017

Winifred Reilly (@winifredmreilly) has been a marriage and family therapist for nearly forty years, runs relationship blog Speaking of Marriage, and is the author of It Takes One to Tango: How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spous...Show More
Minisode Monday #75 | The Small Talk Tennis Ball Drill

05:35 | Oct 16th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This time around, we try the Tennis Ball Drill -- an exercise designed to make...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #136 | Hamster Wheel of Hate

43:01 | Oct 13th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. In this episode: How do you get people to speak up when you're hearing impaired (and understand you're...Show More
660: Too $hort | The Pimp Tape

53:46 | Oct 12th, 2017

Too $hort (@tooshort) is a pioneer West Coast rapper who has probably been making music for longer than you've been alive. His new album, The Pimp Tape, drops soon. "When I died, I sold another 1.3 million albums." -Too $hort The Cheat Sheet: When a...Show More
659: Russell Brand | Freedom from Our Addictions

1:02:06 | Oct 10th, 2017

Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) is a comedian, broadcaster, actor, podcaster, columnist, political commentator, mental health and drug rehabilitation activist, and author of twelve books -- most recently Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions. "If you l...Show More
Minisode Monday #74 | Psychological Halloweenism

08:54 | Oct 9th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This time around, Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused ...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #135 | Forwarding the Family Name

46:20 | Oct 6th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: How can you strengthen your discipline muscles to keep from backslid...Show More
658: Noah Kagan | Limitations and Innovations

1:03:03 | Oct 5th, 2017

Noah Kagan (@noahkagan) is the Chief Sumo at Sumo.com and AppSumo.com, sharer of all manner of entrepreneurial wisdom at OkDork.com, and podcaster at Noah Kagan Presents. The Cheat Sheet: Why limitations often spur innovation. Why side hustles aren'...Show More
657: Dorie Clark | Entrepreneurial You

59:21 | Oct 3rd, 2017

Dorie Clark (@dorieclark) is a marketing strategist, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and author -- most recently of Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Strea...Show More
Minisode Monday #73 | The Positive Intent of Emotion

05:00 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This time around, we examine how even the negative emotions we experience orig...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #134 | Less Ego, More Amigo

1:08:13 | Sep 29th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. This week, Kimberly Seltzer joins Jordan and Jason to set your questions right and help you course corr...Show More
656: AoC Toolbox | Four Components of a First Impression

39:00 | Sep 28th, 2017

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) trio of Johnny, AJ, and Jordan talk about the four components of a first impression that begin even before the first words are exchanged: static, dynamic, self-presentation, and circumstance. "You can't become a posi...Show More
655: Roger Stone | Everyone Hates Roger Stone

59:39 | Sep 26th, 2017

Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) is a political consultant, lobbyist, and strategist, subject of Netflix's Get Me Roger Stone documentary, and author of The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution. "One man's dirty trick ...Show More
Minisode Monday #72 | First Meetings for Spies, Anti-Spies, and Ordinary People

10:19 | Sep 25th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. When you agree to meet with someone for the first time -- whether it's over co...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #133 | Romance and Finance

32:56 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: How's a college kid expected to get a date without owning a sweet ri...Show More
654: Admiral William H. McRaven | That's So McRaven

58:29 | Sep 21st, 2017

Admiral William H. McRaven (@billmcraven) masterminded and executed the mission that brought down Osama bin Laden and is the author of Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World. "Opportunities, to me, are always the...Show More
653: Robin Dreeke | The Code of Trust

49:29 | Sep 19th, 2017

Robin Dreeke (@rdreeke) is a 28-year veteran of federal service, former head of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program, and co-author of The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed. "You can...Show More
Minisode Monday #71 | How Does Your Pet See the World?

03:48 | Sep 18th, 2017

This Minisode Monday, we try an exercise designed to make you consider the importance of perspective and useful illusions: how does your pet see the world? The Cheat Sheet: As we've learned from conversations with David Eagleman, Isaac Lidsky, and J...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #132 | Lonely Lattes and Total Teetotalers

1:01:37 | Sep 15th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: Can a relationship between a teetotaler and someone who enjoys the c...Show More
652: Daniel McGinn | The Science of Mental Preparation

51:16 | Sep 14th, 2017

Daniel McGinn (@danmcginn) is a senior editor at Harvard Business Review, and the author of Psyched Up: How the Science of Mental Preparation Can Help You Succeed. The Cheat Sheet: How elite athletes and professionals deploy techniques to boost conf...Show More
651: Frank Sesno | The Power of Questions

1:02:13 | Sep 12th, 2017

Frank Sesno (@franksesno) is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience, and the author of Ask More: The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change. "If you want to confront a problem, you have to go ...Show More
Minisode Monday #70 | How to Control Emotional Feedback with CIRCA

07:39 | Sep 11th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. When something goes wrong in our lives, sometimes we fixate on its emotional i...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #131 | Complicated vs. Complex

48:06 | Sep 8th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: Here's an example of advertising selling only emotion because the pr...Show More
650: General Ann Dunwoody | A Higher Standard

46:27 | Sep 7th, 2017

General Ann Dunwoody (@AnnDunwoody) grew up as an Army brat in a family with four generations of West Pointers, became the first female four-star general in the US, and is the author of A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's First Fe...Show More
649: Rob Reid | After On

1:21:28 | Sep 5th, 2017

Rob Reid (@Rob_Reid) is a tech entrepreneur (Listen.com, Rhapsody), early-stage tech investor, and author of New York Times Bestseller Year Zero: A Novel and, most recently, After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley. "The passage of time makes wizards of u...Show More
Minisode Monday #69 | Why You Should Record Your Conversations with Strangers

05:30 | Sep 4th, 2017

Rob Reid (@Rob_Reid), author of After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley, will be joining us for a full episode tomorrow. But on this Minisode Monday, we share one of his exercises designed to help us cut back on some of the bad habits we have when conver...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #130 | The Other Guy in the Glass

25:33 | Sep 1st, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: When you're a young female moving to a new city, is looking for room...Show More
648: AoC Toolbox | Truth: A Better Way to Talk About Ourselves

31:47 | Aug 31st, 2017

Stories are woven so deeply into our everyday lives that our experiences and the embellishments we (often unintentionally) add to them are usually indistinguishable. Here's a better way to talk about ourselves that doesn't obscure the shine of the au...Show More
647: Charlamagne Tha God | Black Privilege

58:17 | Aug 29th, 2017

Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) is a radio presenter (The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM), television personality (Uncommon Sense Live), podcaster, and author of Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It. "Living scared gives you a sens...Show More
Minisode Monday #68 | An Everyday Way to Renew Contact with Old Acquaintances

05:50 | Aug 28th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This time around, we talk about an easy, everyday habit you can cultivate to r...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #129 | Listening Instead of Thinking Ahead

32:22 | Aug 25th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: How do you deal with a toxic co-worker who happens to be related to ...Show More
646: Mark Divine | Unbeatable Mind

56:11 | Aug 24th, 2017

Mark Divine (@MarkDivine) is a former Navy SEAL Commander, SEALFIT founder, and author of Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level. The Cheat Sheet: Why would a blueblood CPA decide to leave the family busi...Show More
645: Richard Clarke | Warnings, Cassandras, and Catastrophes

1:07:17 | Aug 22nd, 2017

Richard Clarke (@ghsrm) is the former National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-Terrorism for the United States, and is the co-author of Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes. "When you're a bureaucrat -- a...Show More
Minisode Monday #67 | Dabbling: Not Just for Dilettantes

09:23 | Aug 21st, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind author Dr. Sr...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #128 | Beware of Insecure Security

29:22 | Aug 18th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: Is it possible you carry yourself in a way that raises red flags for...Show More
644: Garry Kasparov | Deep Thinking

1:04:22 | Aug 17th, 2017

Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) is a Russian chess grandmaster, political activist, and author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins and Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must ...Show More
643: Srini Pillay | The Power of the Unfocused Mind

51:26 | Aug 15th, 2017

Srini Pillay (@srinipillay) is a world renowned, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, former Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at McLean Hospital, and author of Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind. "Most of us...Show More
Minisode Monday #66 | Doing the Hard Thing Is Easy

08:39 | Aug 14th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This time around, we discuss how going just a little out of your way to make s...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #127 | This Misophonia Goes to 11

31:38 | Aug 11th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: How do you gracefully address the one guy in your group who constant...Show More
642: Lynn Lyons | Playing with Anxiety

57:29 | Aug 10th, 2017

Lynn Lyons (@lynnlyonsmsw) has been a psychotherapist for 27 years and is the co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children and its companion book, Playing with Anxiety: Casey...Show More
641: Daniel Levitin | Weaponized Lies

51:29 | Aug 8th, 2017

Daniel Levitin (@danlevitin) is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, musician, record producer, and author of Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era. "Your brain clings tenaciously to beliefs that it's held, even when the...Show More
Minisode Monday #65 | The Advantages of Being an Amateur

09:04 | Aug 7th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This time we examine why being an amateur sometimes works to your advantage wh...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #126 | The Ugly Truth About Excusamine

38:34 | Aug 4th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: Are you being overprotective, or does your sibling need more help th...Show More
640: Linda Carroll | First Love Fantasies and the Myth of Closure

41:40 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Linda Carroll (@Lovecycleslinda), author of Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love, revisits the show to talk some sense into us about first love fantasies, knowing the difference between good and bad relationship advice, and why she ...Show More
Minisode Monday #64 | How to Make Decisions with Absolute Truths

11:56 | Jul 31st, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. In this Minisode Monday, friend and former guest Cole Hatter of Thrive (Septem...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #125 | Is Formulating a Response a Mistake?

44:36 | Jul 28th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: Does the conversation often move on before you've had the time to fo...Show More
638: AoC Toolbox | Understanding What People Really Want

32:54 | Jul 27th, 2017

If we can become more interested in one another's real intentions, we can become better colleagues, better partners, better parents, better bosses, and better friends. That's what this toolbox episode is about: How to figure out what people really wa...Show More
637: Bill Nye | Radical Curiosity Saves the World

48:17 | Jul 25th, 2017

Bill Nye (@billnye) is a lifelong champion of science who is determined to teach you something today that you didn't know yesterday -- whether it's from a television screen or next to you at a dinner party. His latest series is Bill Nye Saves the Wor...Show More
Minisode Monday #63 | Are You Setting the Bar Too High?

04:59 | Jul 24th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Never let it be said that The Art of Charm would discourage you from being the...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #124 | Would You Like Vocal Fry with your Uptalk?

27:27 | Jul 21st, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: Does Jordan still use any skills he learned in law school? How can y...Show More
636: Tim Grover | Relentless at Best

1:04:44 | Jul 20th, 2017

Tim Grover (@ATTACKATHLETICS) is the legendary trainer called upon by athletes like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant when they want to be at the top of their game. He's the CEO of Attack Athletics and author of Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstopp...Show More
635: Jack Barsky | Deep Undercover Pt. 2

53:33 | Jul 18th, 2017

Jack Barsky (@DeepCoverBarsky) joins us to discuss his book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. This is part two of a two-part episode; listen to part one here! The Cheat Sheet: We continue Jack Barsky's ...Show More
Minisode Monday #62 | It's All Fake News If We Pick and Choose

03:58 | Jul 17th, 2017

This Minisode Monday, we examine how even the most reliable news sources and documentary makers skew the facts or present half-truths when reporting -- often unintentionally -- we just don't notice it unless it happens to be about something with whic...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #123 | I Hate My Boss

48:48 | Jul 14th, 2017

Liz Dolan (@SSLiz) and Larry Seal (@IHateMyBossShow) from the I Hate My Boss podcast join us for this Fan Mail Friday to answer your work and career-related questions, so let's cut to it! In this episode: Company loyalty vs. personal goals when a ch...Show More
634: Christian Picciolini | Life After Hate

56:24 | Jul 13th, 2017

Christian Picciolini (@cpicciolini) is an Emmy Award-winning television producer, reformed extremist, co-founder of peace nonprofit Life After Hate, and author of Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead. "Hatred is born of ignorance. Fear ...Show More
633: Jack Barsky | Deep Undercover Pt. 1

50:17 | Jul 11th, 2017

Jack Barsky (@DeepCoverBarsky) joins us to discuss his book Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. This is part one of a two-part episode; stay tuned for the second installment next Monday! "The only advice I...Show More
Minisode Monday #61 | Acknowledging vs. Suppressing Emotions

04:30 | Jul 10th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Are there any benefits to suppressing emotions vs. acknowledging them? Here's ...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #122 | Well Played, Sugar Nuts

37:00 | Jul 7th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. In this episode: As a "nice guy," how do you let go of an ex -- who attempted suicide when your relati...Show More
632: Chase Hughes | The Behavioral Table of the Elements

1:09:17 | Jul 6th, 2017

Chase Hughes (@thechasehughes) teaches interrogation and behavior science on a tactical level for the US military, created The Behavioral Table of the Elements for behavior analysis in interrogations, and is the author of The Ellipsis Manual: Analysi...Show More
631: Aaron Walker | View from the Top

54:21 | Jul 4th, 2017

Aaron Walker (@VFTCoach) has almost four decades of successful entrepreneurship under his belt; he rejoins us to talk about his new book, View From the Top: Living a Life of Significance. "I'm always looking for a way to make it happen, not excuses w...Show More
Minisode Monday #60 | Hacking Motivation with Value Languages

08:21 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. Vanessa Van Edwards (check out our full episode with her here) rejoins us to t...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #121 | 21st Century Millennial Loneliness

37:55 | Jun 30th, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: Is the clock ticking on your window for big adventures? Consider min...Show More
630: AoC Toolbox | Becoming Friendly with Uncertainty

32:08 | Jun 29th, 2017

Uncertainty seems an unwelcome visitor, but what happens when we invite it in instead of trying to hide from it? Here's what we stand to gain by revisiting our relationship with uncertainty. [Photo by Brett Florence] The Cheat Sheet: The brain is wi...Show More
629: Timothy Snyder | Twentieth Century Lessons on Tyranny

58:58 | Jun 27th, 2017

Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and author of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning and On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century. "Americans are no wiser than the Europea...Show More
Minisode Monday #59 | How to Overcome Default Friendships

07:41 | Jun 26th, 2017

Welcome to Minisode Monday, where we kick off the week with something quick and actionable -- to make you more magnetic and effective -- that you can implement right away. This week, we're taking a little friendship audit to determine if we're hangin...Show More
Fan Mail Friday #120 | Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

25:57 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. Let's cut to it! In this episode: How much eye contact is just right? How do you spend meaningful time...Show More