The Jordan Harbinger Show

By Jordan Harbinger (Formerly of The Art of Charm)

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Join Jordan Harbinger (critically-acclaimed host, formerly of The Art of Charm) as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world’s top performers -- from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary changemakers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives and insights you can’t find anywhere else. Then, take these practical insights into your own life and live what you listen.

Episode Date
56: Feedback Friday | How to Avoid the Psychic Con
00:46:17

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Do you believe in fate?
  • If you're asked your opinion about something, how do you avoid just repeating person one if you're person two?
  • When you're in high school, how do you maintain rapport with your teachers outside of the classroom without making things awkward?
  • How do you end a mismatched relationship for good and make the other person understand your reasons?
  • Is there a reason not to testify anonymously in a big case if you have the option?
  • Should we better preface the gender of who's writing the letters we read on the show?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Survivor's Guide to Prison
  • Quick shoutouts to Rana Batyske and John Raynaud, the GM at Pizza My Heart!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Have Alexa and want flash briefings from The Jordan Harbinger Show? Go to jordanharbinger.com/alexa and enable the skill you'll find there!

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Jun 15, 2018
55: Mary Lou Jepsen & Rob Reid | The Future of Telepathy and Affordable Healthcare
01:27:16

Mary Lou Jepsen (@mljmljmlj) and Rob Reid (@Rob_Reid) discuss giant holograms, affordable life-saving medical imaging for all, telepathy, and a future when devices read images directly from our brains.

What We Learn from Mary Lou Jepsen and Rob Reid:

  • Mary Lou Jepsen's MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) alternative that will save countless lives by being affordable to all.
  • Why Mary Lou's multidisciplinary background makes her uniquely qualified to bring such a revolutionary medical breakthrough to light.
  • How this technology will more accurately hone in on early stage cancer, detect clogged arteries in time to prevent strokes, identify pregnancy complications, and much more.
  • Ways this technology might be applied in the future to make telepathy possible.
  • Why you should subscribe to Rob Reid's After On podcast if spooky science like this is right up your ally.
  • And much more...

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Jun 14, 2018
54: Barry Katz | How to Make Your Mark in the Funny Business
01:13:57

Barry Katz (@barrykatz) is a talent manager, producer, and podcaster (Industry Standard) who has discovered and represented some of your favorite comedians including Dave Chappelle, Whitney Cummings, Jay Mohr, Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Nick Swardson, Tracy Morgan, Darrell Hammond, and Louis C.K.

What We Discuss with Barry Katz:

  • Discover what it takes to be one of the best talent evaluators in America and how we can begin to hone the subset of skills we need to find the best in others.
  • Uncover why most people, even high-achievers, overcomplicate winning, and what we can do to simplify our mindset while ensuring we’re doing the right type of work to master our craft.
  • Explore some of the lessons Barry has learned from his clients, and how we can apply these lessons from comedy and high-profile careers to our own lives.
  • Talent versus hard work.
  • How to really get your resume noticed (in show business or otherwise).
  • And much more...

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Jun 12, 2018
53: Feedback Friday | How to Stop Being a Victim
00:56:45

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are joined by "Brutal" Linda Carroll (@Lovecycleslinda) for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you tell your friend he talks so much that other people don't want to be around him? And could there be underlying issues for his incessant jibber jabber?
  • Is resenting your spouse just one symptom of living a life that seems out of your control? What does it mean to be a victim, and how can you start regaining control?
  • It seems like you have most of the trappings of a fulfilling life -- so why are you too depressed to enjoy any of it? What's really missing from the equation?
  • Is it possible your significant other -- who takes you for granted, talks down to you, and doesn't appreciate or attempt to reciprocate the effort you put into the relationship -- is just a jerk?
  • Why did the person you're dating wait to tell you a few months into the relationship that she doesn't believe in monogamy?
  • What's the next step to take when a volatile and potentially suicidal loved one constantly cries out to you for help but never follows the advice you try to give them?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Americans
  • Quick shoutouts to John from Elcott City and Tom Bilyeu and his Impact Theory Fans!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Linda on Twitter at @Lovecycleslinda or drop her a line at lindacarroll44@gmail.com.
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Jun 08, 2018
52: Cal Fussman | How to Ask Big Questions for Big Answers
01:30:08

Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine known for his interviews with everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to Muhammad Ali to Jeff Bezos to Barbara Walters to Tom Hanks to Serena Williams. Make sure to check out his weekly podcast: Big Questions with Cal Fussman.

What We Discuss with Cal Fussman:

  • How November 22, 1963 got a young Cal to start asking big questions.
  • How Cal learned to build rapport fast during a decade of travel.
  • What creates and maintains the kind of curiosity that drives an epic interview.
  • Cal's approach to interviewing and how it differs from that of a journalist.
  • Why listening is actually an art form and how we can hone our skills to get the best out of others and ourselves.
  • And much more...

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Jun 06, 2018
51: Shane Snow | How to Work Together Without Falling Apart
01:04:34

Shane Snow (@shanesnow) is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, board member of The Hatch Institute, Founder at Large at Contently, and author of Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart.

What We Discuss with Shane Snow:

  • Why our differences allow us to become better together, but they almost always lead us to fear or fighting instead.
  • How we can develop cognitive flexibility to become better problem solvers -- alone or as part of a group.
  • How watching two to eight hours of fictional television per week can make us measurably open-minded.
  • Why cognitive friction is the secret ingredient of breakthrough teams.
  • The missing virtue of intellectual humility, how it can change everything about the way we interact and work -- and how to get more of it.
  • And much more...

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Jun 05, 2018
50: Feedback Friday | How to Handle Someone with Terrible Manners
00:40:34

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) are joined by Jason Sanderson for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If you're a DJ networking with other DJs, what's the smoothest way to ask them to check out one of your tracks or demos without coming off as that guy?
  • Is your dislike for a coworker's rude table manners and loud chewing something you should just get over, or is there a polite way to bring it to his attention?
  • Have we ever done an interview that wasn't good enough to air for some reason or another -- and if so, how did we break the news to the guest?
  • Is social laziness a real thing?
  • How can you best tell others to piss off without alienating or offending them?
  • Is it right for an ex's significant other to request they cut ties with you?
  • How can you stay motivated to continue your studies after an academic hiatus?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Evil Genius
  • Quick shoutouts to Brooke and Amanda!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan Harbinger on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason DeFillippo on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Jason Sanderson at Podcast Tech, on Instagram at @jase_sanderson, or his personal website at jasonsanderson.co.uk.
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Jun 01, 2018
49: Alex Banayan | Why Mentors Are Important and How to Get One
01:04:33

Alex Banayan (@alexbanayan) is the author of The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers, which chronicles his seven-year quest tracking down icons from Bill Gates to Lady Gaga to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers.

What We Discuss with Alex Banayan:

  • What Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, and Jane Goodall all have in common.
  • The role of luck in success (it's probably not what you think).
  • Why mentors are important (and the mistakes people make when trying to find one).
  • How you can reach out to potential mentors even if you don't have a connection in common to make the introduction.
  • How Alex hacked The Price Is Right to fund this book venture and his speaking career.
  • And much more...

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May 31, 2018
48: Nir Eyal | How to Manage Distraction in a Digital Age
00:52:23

Nir Eyal (@nireyal) helps teams design more engaging products as demonstrated in his book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, and shows us how we can break away from the distraction of this engagement if it's not serving us.

What We Discuss with Nir Eyal:

  • The never-ending struggle between traction and distraction.
  • How variable rewards are used to keep you glued to social media like B.F. Skinner's lab pigeons.
  • How to ensure you're moving closer to your goals even if your daily activities include what might, on the surface, seem like tangents.
  • Triggers that cause you to lose your way and how to program your environment to avoid and mitigate these triggers.
  • Why you're not really addicted to technology -- and why it's dangerous to say you are.
  • And much more...

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May 29, 2018
47: Feedback Friday | How to Set Boundaries and Stop People Pleasing
00:52:55

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you stop yourself from freezing up when it's time for a difficult conversation -- or sugar-coating the point you're trying to make beyond recognition?
  • How can you change the atmosphere from just hanging out with a friend to a date?
  • You're improving yourself while your friends are content to get high and play video games all day. Can you help them up, or will they just drag you down?
  • Do your friends really want to be friends with you?
  • Should you accept the life-changing dream job offer even though it's just seasonal, or stick with the job you hate until you can finish college?
  • If you've been self-employed for most of your life, how do you make the transition to working for others -- especially when you're your only solid reference?
  • When you're the soft-spoken one in the group, how can you assert enough presence to remain visible and part of the conversation?
  • You and your friend started a project years ago, and he's since slacked in his responsibilities despite repeated promises to resume. How can you outsource his job -- or get him to take his job seriously -- without offending him?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Tickled
  • Quick shoutouts to the San Francisco CastBox team and Steve Davis!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Have an Amazon Alexa and want flash briefings from The Jordan Harbinger Show? Go to jordanharbinger.com/alexa and enable the skill you'll find there!

Full show notes and resources can be found here.

May 25, 2018
46: Fab Morvan | How to Persevere in the Wake of Scandal
01:08:50

Fab Morvan (@fabmorvan) is an inspiringly positive singer and songwriter who, as half of disgraced pop duo Milli Vanilli, understands better than most what it takes to rise above the aftermath of a career-shattering scandal. Also, he hasn't aged in 30 years and might be a legit vampire.

What We Discuss with Fab Morvan:

  • How the young and talented duo behind Milli Vanilli got suckered into fronting for other vocalists when they were fully capable of singing their own songs.
  • What it's like to endure and recover from a career-shattering scandal with the world watching.
  • Fab's practical secrets to positivity.
  • Why hasn't Fab aged in the past 30 years?
  • What legacy does Fab hope to leave behind?
  • And much more...

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May 24, 2018
45: Ryan Holiday | Solving for What You Really Want from Life
01:05:45

Ryan Holiday (@ryanholiday) is a media strategist, an entrepreneur, and an author who wrote eight books and ghost wrote another six by the time he was 30. His most recent offering is Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.

What We Discuss with Ryan Holiday:

  • How Ryan figured out what he really wanted to do with his life.
  • Ryan's two-step process to solve for that.
  • Realistic alternatives to college.
  • How to make life decisions more strategically than most.
  • What goes into writing a Ryan Holiday book from scratch.
  • And much more...

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May 22, 2018
44: Feedback Friday | How to Ease the Pain of Financial Anorexia
00:46:15

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are joined by Kim Seltzer (@seltzerkimberly) for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Can eating disorder habits manifest in seemingly unrelated ways -- like how you feel about money? Is it possible to suffer from financial anorexia?
  • How do you go about institutionalizing a legitimately psychotic family member?
  • Can exes really be platonic friends?
  • Is your imposter syndrome socially sabotaging your ability to mingle with the people you really want to be mingling with at gatherings?
  • Do you have difficulty determining what is reasonable and what is not when it comes to your significant other's behavior?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Kim on Twitter at @seltzerkimberly or her website, and check out her podcast: Charisma Quotient.

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May 18, 2018
43: George Raveling | Coaching to Win the Championship of Life
01:11:31

Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) is a pioneer in transcending the intersections of sports, culture, race, and business. He is also the author of War On The Boards: A Rebounding Manual.

What We Discuss with George Raveling:

  • George's process for planning every day with intentionality and strategy.
  • Why, even at age 80, George reinvents himself every five years.
  • The best place to start with disruption.
  • What sets apart great athletes and other high performers from the rest of the crowd.
  • George's three fundamental responsibilities: to coach attitude, behavior, and performance.
  • And much more...

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May 17, 2018
42: Linda Carroll | What to Do When Good Chemistry Goes Bad
00:54:08

Linda Carroll (@Lovecycleslinda) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship sage, and author of Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love.

What We Discuss with Linda Carroll:

  • What to do when good chemistry goes bad.
  • Why falling in love with "forbidden" people feels so exciting -- even when we know it's wrong.
  • What to do when we find ourselves Facebook-stalking old flames and fantasizing about rekindling relationships probably best left in the past.
  • What happens to an otherwise good relationship under constant attack by misfiring fight or flight chemicals (and how to get back on target).
  • How to get over the end of a devastating relationship and on with your life.
  • And much more...

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May 15, 2018
41: Feedback Friday | How to Charge What You’re Worth
00:37:31

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • What's so wrong with a lawyer driving an Accord?
  • Should you be firm or friendly when you're a landlord and you're pretty certain your tenant just lied to you about paying the rent?
  • Is protocol for who picks up the check different between Maui and the mainland?
  • 24 and thinking of living abroad? You'll never have less responsibility than you do now.
  • How do you start making connections from scratch in a new field?
  • When you own your own business, how do you give yourself a raise without making your clients feel like you're trying to pull a fast one?
  • What's the surefire right way to refer to women?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Top Spin
  • Quick shoutouts to Nadia and Vik!
  • Join the Jordan Harbinger Cabin at the Fireside Conference from September 6th-9th, 2018!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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May 11, 2018
40: Annie Duke | How to Make Decisions Like a Poker Champ
01:13:42

Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) is a World Series poker champion, Ante Up for Africa co-founder, public speaker, and author of Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts.

What We Discuss with Annie Duke:

  • Thinking in Bets isn't really about poker -- and neither is this episode.
  • Two things that determine the quality of our lives: the quality of our decisions and luck; we'll learn to understand the difference between the two.
  • Common mistakes we make when evaluating decisions, namely something called resulting -- which all of us do -- which leads to worse decision quality over time.
  • How we can become better belief calibrators, and why this helps us mitigate bias in our thinking and in our decision-making process.
  • How Annie and other world champion poker players have formed decision-making pods with one another to help them get better at decision quality and strategy, and how you can do the same.
  • And much more...

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May 10, 2018
39: Ryan Michler | Why Man Is His Own Worst Enemy
01:00:53

Ryan Michler (@orderofman) is a husband, father, Iraq combat veteran, founder of Order of Man, and author of Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men.

What We Discuss with Ryan Michler:

  • How the dismissal of masculinity as a positive force in popular society has led to an alarming shortage of strong, ambitious, and self-sufficient men.
  • The 13 virtues crucial for men to reclaim their own sovereignty -- and what this means.
  • How men can create a battle plan to level up skill sets within these virtues.
  • Why acknowledging the enemy inside as the source of all troubles rather than blaming external enemies is ultimately empowering.
  • How to formulate an after action review to analyze the effectiveness of every encounter, project, or conversation and grow from the experience.
  • And much more...

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May 08, 2018
38: Feedback Friday | The Benefits of Traveling the World Alone
00:42:24

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If you're catching up with the week behind us, make sure to give our conversations with David Burkus and Duana Welch a listen!
  • Struggling with patience? Here's our advice for coping with the here and now in its own sweet time.
  • How can you leave a positive, lasting impression to kick off a positive and friendly relationship with a new connection to your professional network?
  • What can you do for a long distance friend in serious need of potentially life-saving help?
  • Should you intervene in an unhealthy co-dependence between two friends? If so, how?
  • Is traveling the world alone only for drifters and hobos?
  • Is it better to confess that you lied about past events or should you just put it behind you and move forward?
  • If you're self-publishing, how much should you be self-promoting?
  • Recommendation of the Week: go outside and enjoy the weather!
  • Quick shoutouts to Tara Nesbit and Linda Magro!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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May 04, 2018
37: Duana Welch | The Science of Jealousy and How to Manage It
01:17:53

Duana Welch (@duanawelch) is known for applying social science to people’s real-life relationship issues at her Love Science blog and in her book Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do.

What We Discuss with Duana Welch:

  • How jealousy differs from envy.
  • The evolutionary purpose of jealousy and why it affects even the typically cooler-headed among us.
  • How we can leverage jealousy like a human smoke detector.
  • What makes both men and women jealous, and how we can use that jealousy to move relationships forward rather than tearing them apart.
  • Jealousy red flags and warning signs -- and rational strategies to employ when we encounter them.
  • And much more...

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May 03, 2018
36: David Burkus | How to Become a Networking Superconnector
00:57:23

David Burkus (@davidburkus) is a sought after speaker, business school professor, regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and author of Friend of a Friend...: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career.

What We Discuss with David Burkus:

  • How we can grow our networks based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice.
  • How to take advantage of our existing network's weak and dormant ties.
  • What it means to be a structural hole-filling broker of ultimate value to our entire network.
  • How to become a superconnector.
  • Using the illusion of the majority to our advantage.
  • And much more...

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May 01, 2018
35: Feedback Friday | Transgender Networking in the Workplace
00:38:55

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is there a way to encourage a significant other to work on him or herself without coming off as critical or patronizing?
  • What if your friends are right and you really are an asshole?
  • How should (and shouldn't) you open a cold conversation with a stranger on LinkedIn?
  • How do you persistently remind a potential mentor you exist without being annoying?
  • Why don't we have more women guests on the show? (Short answer: we'd like to! Please refer them our way!)
  • Should being transgender change the way you network and develop social connections in the workplace?
  • What's the best way to travel and explore the world as a social, immersed adventurer rather than a passive tourist?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Trump: An American Dream
  • Quick shoutouts to Don Hoekwater and Anthony Sandora!
  • Swannies Giveaway winners: Christian and Kathleen!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Apr 27, 2018
34: Deep Dive | Why You Should Be an Amateur
00:52:17

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) rejoins us to deep dive into why the fresh eyes of an amateur often spot what the professionals miss, and how we can get some of that so-called beginner's luck to rub off on us no matter how experienced we happen to be.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • The experience paradox: while experience helps us solve problems with precision and focus, it also blinds us to alternative -- sometimes better -- solutions.
  • Experts rely on technique and convention; amateurs are guided by insight and intuition.
  • What Einstein understood about the importance of maintaining an amateur's mindset when tackling problems no expert had yet solved.
  • Why making it through the amateur stage is crucial for growth -- or even beginning -- any endeavor. (If you knew then what you know now, you might not have even gone through the trouble of starting!)
  • How we can take advantage of our expertise without losing the beginner's amateur insight.
  • And much more...

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Apr 26, 2018
33: Will Storr | Avoiding Self-Obsession in the Age of the Selfie
00:53:08

Will Storr (@wstorr) is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us.

What We Discuss with Will Storr:

  • What is the neoliberal self?
  • Are we born with innate self-obsession, or is it picked up along the way?
  • What happens when our fictionalized sense of self clashes with reality?
  • Why do we overprivilege and credit select individuals for the accomplishments of many while blaming ourselves for not living up to their impossible examples?
  • The dangers of perfectionistic thinking.
  • And much more...

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Apr 24, 2018
32: Feedback Friday | How to Inspire Kids to Excel
00:56:10

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Our episode with Vanessa Van Edwards should have video by the time you hear this. Sorry for the delay!
  • Andrew Warner is hiring a second in command to run Mixergy, his Silicon Valley-based podcast business. Are you someone who can't stop thinking of podcast marketing ideas? Think you'd be good at recruiting top guests? To apply, go to AndrewWarner.com/hiring
  • The roommate switch? It can't be done.
  • How might an obliger (Gretchen Rubin, episode 18) self-motivate to learn a new language?
  • How do you take notes like a pro -- and put them to good use afterwards?
  • Remember: anything "free" comes with a price.
  • What chakras are to blame for someone's lack of personal responsibility?
  • What can you do to tactfully reintroduce yourself to the world when you've effectively been away due to health issues, personal misfortunes, and downright bad luck?
  • How can a teacher really inspire an underprivileged 11 to 13-year-old to excel?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Wild Wild Country
  • Giveaway winners: Kelvin S. and Nikki F.
  • Quick shoutouts to Andrew McDougal and James Jordan!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Apr 20, 2018
31: Bob Burg | The Five Secrets of Ultimate Influence
00:56:00

Bob Burg (@BobBurg) is the co-author of The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About a Most Persuasive Idea, a parable about the power of genuine influence in business and beyond.

What We Discuss with Bob Burg:

  • Disagreement -- especially online -- is more common than persuasion or advancing the conversation. What can we do to change this?
  • How "listening with the back of the neck" helps us find common understanding with others.
  • The seatbelt principle of emotions and how we can work on our ability to react in ways that result in more productive disagreements.
  • Setting the right frames and responding to negative ones.
  • How to say "no" in a way that doesn't end up getting us in trouble later down the line.
  • And much more...

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Apr 19, 2018
30: Vanessa Van Edwards | How to Captivate with Social Cues
00:55:59

Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) is the lead investigator at human behavior research lab Science of People and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

What We Discuss with Vanessa Van Edwards:

  • How to make a graceful exit with social cues.
  • How to nicely interrupt someone with social cues.
  • How to introduce someone whose name you don't remember.
  • How to show someone you are (or are not) attracted to them with social cues.
  • How to show someone you don't believe them with social cues.
  • And much more...

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Apr 17, 2018
29: Feedback Friday | Borrowing and Loaning Money Without Losing Friends
00:49:25

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Fixated on the past? Not us. Like The Jeffersons, we're movin' on up! That being said, we appreciate you passing the memo along to people who don't yet know about the move.
  • If a friend avoids you to get out of paying back a loan, should you just write it off as an investment in learning who isn't your friend?
  • If you grew up in the US but had to leave because you didn't win the work visa lottery, how do you make do in a place you don't really want to be until you can make it back to the US?
  • Are you Jordan's good friend?
  • How do you go about rebuilding your social circles when your old friends stop calling you back?
  • Is it worth the investment of time to learn additional languages, or is that time better spent leveling up other skills?
  • How do you give up your high-paying but soul-crushing job to pursue dreams of traveling the world and working remotely?
  • How do you start building wealth as opposed to constantly going into debt -- especially when you have a significant other who can't hold down a job?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Take Your Pills
  • Quick shoutouts to Andrei in Russia and Brandl Moniz!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Apr 13, 2018
28: James Fallon | How to Spot a Psychopath
01:17:19

James Fallon (@jameshfallon) is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine and author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.

What We Discuss with James Fallon:

  • The ingredients that go into creating a psychopath.
  • The differences between psychopaths and sociopaths.
  • How we as a society can limit the expression of psychopathic and sociopathic traits -- and why evolution hasn't done the job already.
  • How to spot a psychopath.
  • Why psychopaths are so good at manipulating people -- and what we can do about it.
  • And much more...

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Apr 12, 2018
27: David Eagleman | How Your Brain Makes Sense of the World
01:09:05

David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a neuroscientist at Stanford, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, author and co-author of several books including The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, and CSO of NeoSensory, a company that specializes in sensory substitution technology.

What We Discuss with David Eagleman:

  • The science that encourages lifelong learning as a way to fend off the effects of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
  • How the human brain processes senses beyond sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch -- and how we might upgrade our senses in the not-too-distant future.
  • What flipping a coin can tell us about the subconscious brain.
  • How our memories and self-identities are built from the brain's interpretation of reality -- which is quite different from reality itself.
  • Will we ever be able to download skills directly into our brains?
  • And much more...

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Apr 10, 2018
26: Feedback Friday | Getting Excited without Banking on the Outcome
00:41:19

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you maintain the momentum of your self improvement milestones in the wake of a difficult breakup?
  • Do you need continuous novelty in your professional life?
  • In any industry, it's better spending eight hours to miss the chance to work for a narcissist than eight months -- or eight years. But sometimes it's hard to spot them when the industry is entertainment.
  • How do you approach someone cold and build rapid trust with them when you're an INTJ who only knows how to flirt with disaster?
  • Is getting your hopes up just a recipe for disappointment, or should you embrace the motivation of excitement when it strikes?
  • How do you keep your feelings in check when you have an unrequited crush on a colleague who flirts with people who aren't you?
  • What's the best (and worst) way of asking for advice from us?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Scam City
  • Quick shoutout (and happy birthday wishes) to The Gabe!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Apr 06, 2018
25: Joshua Fruth | The War on Money Laundering and Why You Should Care
01:18:03

Joshua Fruth is a military intelligence officer, police captain, financial crime expert, and Director of Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Services at Matrix-IFS who joins us to discuss the war on money laundering and why it matters.

What We Discuss with Joshua Fruth:

  • What money laundering is and how it works.
  • Who benefits and who loses from money laundering.
  • How an investigator learns to think like the people he or she is investigating.
  • What needs to happen before intelligence gathering can even begin.
  • Why tracking the money trail is so valuable in the fight against criminals and terrorists.
  • And much more...

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Apr 05, 2018
24: Melissa Dahl | The Not-So-Cringeworthy Truth about Awkwardness
00:58:39

Melissa Dahl (@melissadahl) is a senior editor covering health and psychology for New York's The Cut. In 2014, she co-founded New York magazine's popular social science site Science of Us. Her first book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, is out now.

What We Discuss with Melissa Dahl:

  • Awkwardness does not have to make us feel alone -- in fact, the things that make us cringe can serve to remind us of how connected we all truly are.
  • Our concept of ourselves is often constructed externally -- by how we think other people view us.
  • How awkwardness can help us have tough conversations about race, politics, and gender.
  • How we can stop stop reliving embarrassing memories.
  • How to remap and reframe feelings of awkwardness or embarrassment and use them to our advantage.
  • And much more...

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Apr 03, 2018
23: Feedback Friday | The College Guide to Surviving Mean Girls
00:44:34

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Having trouble listening to this podcast on Android or iOS? We recommend CastBox or PodcastOne.
  • Tips for someone with little to no self-control who procrastinates and is easily distracted.
  • Is it strange to take the last name of someone you're dating -- even if you're not in a hurry to get married?
  • What's our secret to reading so many books over the course of a week -- and do we recommend it for most people?
  • Tips for learning about a subject or topic in which you don't have a lot of experience.
  • Mean Girls and Heathers exist in college, too. How should you deal with these bantamweight bullies?
  • What's the best way to make plans with someone a few weeks after you've unintentionally blown them off?
  • Is there a way to prevent stumbling over your own words during important meetings or being caught off guard by a hallway conversation when you're mentally exhausted?
  • How can you add more self care to your self-imposed busy life?
  • Recommendation of the Week: LA92
  • Shoutouts to Ethel in the Philippines and Premysl Ciompa!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 30, 2018
22: Deep Dive | How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People
00:53:29

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into why we all compare ourselves with other people, the pros and cons that arise from this, and what we can do to filter out the unhealthy comparisons we inevitably make.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Why we all compare ourselves to others and what purpose this comparison serves.
  • Why we tend to compare ourselves to people who are similar to us (often to the detriment of our relationships).
  • The two types of comparisons we make between ourselves and others.
  • Strategies to stop the unhealthy types of comparisons we make and how we can make ourselves better in the process.
  • Do we really need to compare ourselves to other people in order to be happy?
  • And much more...

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Mar 29, 2018
21: Benjamin Hardy | What to Do When Willpower Doesn't Work
01:07:54

Benjamin Hardy (@BenjaminPHardy) has been the number one writer on Medium since 2015, is nearing the completion of his PhD in organizational psychology, and is the author of Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success.

"If you have to use willpower, it's because you actually haven't made a choice yet." -Benjamin Hardy

What We Discuss with Benjamin Hardy:

  • Your personality doesn't shape your behavior; your behavior shapes your personality.
  • If you can't create and control your environment, your environment creates and controls you.
  • What automaticity is and how it frees you up to be mindful of what matters.
  • The four sources of willpower and why willpower doesn't work.
  • Your identity is not fixed: how changing your behavior changes how you evaluate yourself -- and who you are.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here.

Mar 26, 2018
20: Feedback Friday | There but for the Grace of Cryptocurrency Go I
00:45:42

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When your best friend had a romantic interest in you, you needed time to work on yourself. Now that you have those feelings for her, she's interested in someone else. What to do?
  • You keep dating people who tell you you're someone they would want to marry but not date. What is that supposed to mean?
  • Due to one unfortunate decision, you're broke and your best friend is a millionaire. How do you stop yourself from poisoning a long-term friendship with toxic jealousy or reverse the depressive spiral it's slowly throwing you into?
  • How can you focus on cultivating a more confident vocal tone when conversing in a language not your own?
  • Is it possible to get people interested in something they don't prioritize?
  • Is there room for a relationship with someone who's needy in the life of a true workaholic?
  • What do you do when your new wife says she's not sure she's turned on by you anymore?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Seeing Allred
  • A quick shoutout to Jane Miller and her son Bryce!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 23, 2018
19: Denise Shull | How to Turn Bad Emotions into Good Decisions
01:07:09

Denise Shull (@DeniseKShull) is a performance architect, ReThink Group founder, and author of Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk, considered the Rosetta Stone of trading psychology.

"The worst decision you make is always from acting out some feeling you usually don't know you have." -Denise Shull

What We Discuss with Denise Shull:

  • Why understanding what we feel and why we feel it is a source of power for creating change and spurring transformation.
  • Why the avoidance mechanisms high performers often use to escape the influence of emotion on actions is counterproductive.
  • How feeling negative emotions can help us decode hidden information inside those emotions to help us perform at our best.
  • What we can do to recognize what we're feeling -- especially if we've regulated ourselves to feel nothing in the face of difficult decisions.
  • How a thesaurus can be used to keep us from making mistaken decisions.
  • And much more...

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Mar 22, 2018
18: Gretchen Rubin | Four Tendencies: The Framework for a Better Life
01:13:26

Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) is a former lawyer turned podcaster and best-selling author. Her latest book is The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too).

What We Discuss with Gretchen Rubin:

  • We tend toward one of four archetypes based on how we respond to expectations: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels.
  • Understanding these tendencies improves the ways we motivate and influence ourselves and others.
  • We explore each tendency and how we can optimize our mental models and self-talk to get ourselves on the right track.
  • We learn how to spot these tendencies in others and ensure we're using the right types of incentives and communication to get the best from those around us.
  • Take the quiz 600,000 others have taken to better understand how these frameworks can galvanize significant and lasting change.
  • And much more...

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Mar 20, 2018
17: Feedback Friday | Striking up First Conversations with the Last in Line
00:41:08

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You and your childhood friend's relationship has endured many trials. Will it survive the month he's spending on your couch quoting South Park catch phrases?
  • Where's the line where loving what you do for a living crosses over into obsession?
  • How do you make sure your voice doesn't get drowned out in a group conversation?
  • Vocal demonstration: the cork technique.
  • How do you move past the old boss defaming you among colleagues in your small industry's network?
  • What's the best way to handle a friendship with someone who's become hostile and difficult to be around since receiving bad news?
  • How can you get better at striking up first conversations?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Dirty Money
  • Quick shoutouts to Giuliana in South Africa and Maijid in Ghana!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 16, 2018
16: Tali Sharot | Unpacking the Science of the Influential Mind
01:13:34

Tali Sharot (@affectivebrain) is an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, the founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London, and author of The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others.

What We Discuss with Tali Sharot:

  • When hope is a better motivator than fear -- and vice versa.
  • Facts and figures don't tend to change minds already aligned to a certain opinion -- in fact, they can have a backfire effect that further entrenches people in their beliefs.
  • The four factors that determine whether or not we're likely to change our beliefs.
  • What happens when new evidence doesn't fit our beliefs, but it fits what we want to believe.
  • When trying to persuade, it's better to seed a new belief than to contradict the old one.
  • And much more...

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Mar 15, 2018
15: Jocko Willink | Why Discipline Beats Motivation Every Time
00:55:18

Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is a retired Navy SEAL commander, podcaster, co-author of New York Times Best Seller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and author of Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. His upcoming Marc's Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) will be out soon.

What We Discuss with Jocko Willink:

  • Effective leadership values and strategies are the same across all fields and industries -- whether you're a Navy SEAL, an office manager, or a startup entrepreneur.
  • The difference between motivation and discipline.
  • The intersection between leadership and humility.
  • How to create a practice of discipline that will be there when we need it.
  • A good leader isn't necessarily the most skilled person in the room, but he or she knows how to bring out the best in everyone to create a solid team.
  • And much more...

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Mar 13, 2018
14: Feedback Friday | I Will Teach You to Be Tall on the Inside
00:42:34

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let’s dive in!

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you distinguish between someone complaining or actually seeking feedback and help for their situation?
  • What advice would we give a 20-year-old?
  • Don’t short yourself: overcoming height insecurity isn’t such a tall order.
  • They like your qualifications on paper but balk at your age when you show up to the interview. What should you do next?
  • How does a young IT or cybersecurity professional get his or her foot in the doornowadays?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Derren Brown: The Push
  • Quick shoutouts to lots of fans Jordan met at SMMW #18!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason’s (@jpdefother show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 09, 2018
13: Joey Coleman | How to Ensure Lifelong Loyalty
01:17:51

Joey Coleman (@thejoeycoleman) is a customer experience designer, an award-winning speaker, creator of First 100 Days methodology, and author of the upcoming Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days.

"We're not paying attention to maintaining the relationships that we claim are important to us." -Joey Coleman

What We Discussed with Joey Coleman:

  • Why everyone has customers -- even if we don't own a business.
  • Why the first hundred days of a customer life cycle are the most important -- and if you can get the experience right within this time frame, you've got a customer for life.
  • The eight phases of a customer journey and how they apply to business and personal relationships.
  • The experience mindset -- why it's important and how we can develop it.
  • Why Joey's only gotten three tickets in spite of being pulled over by the police 81 times.
  • And much more...

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Mar 07, 2018
12: Dan Heath | The Power of Moments and How to Create Them
01:12:03

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center and co-author of Decisive, Switch, Made to Stick, and most recently The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact.

What We Discuss with Dan Heath:

  • Why we remember certain defining moments over others across the countless experiences of a lifetime.
  • How we can use the defining moment formula to create such moments for ourselves and others.
  • The opportunity most companies miss when hiring a new employee and how one organization goes over the top to get it right.
  • Action leads to insight more often than insight leads to action.
  • Why time seems to go faster as we age.
  • And much more...

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Mar 05, 2018
11: Feedback Friday | How to Deal with Conversational Narcissists
00:57:19

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Sending a question for Feedback Friday? Remember: No cuts, no butts, no coconuts!
  • How do you best take care of business today when you're squatting from a suitcase at Mom's while awaiting a possible job offer from a friend's company?
  • You're a parent and you've just caught your child in a lie. What do you do?
  • What's our advice for dealing with conversational narcissists?
  • How do you add value for people in your network when you don't feel like you're bringing anything to the table?
  • What's the way forward when a juvenile criminal record and a dysfunctional family keep you from achieving your dreams now that you've worked so hard to better yourself?
  • How do you enjoy embracing your inner grown-up and a life with an amazing fiancée when you still have urges to revisit bachelor-era indiscretions?
  • Where do you begin if you've never had a "passion" to pursue and it already feels too late in life to start?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Darkest Hour
  • Shout-outs to Mark and Stephanie whose Airbnb we enjoyed, and all the fans of our former podcast who have come to find us here on The Jordan Harbinger Show!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 02, 2018
10: Deep Dive | Why We Suffer and How to Manage It
00:52:41

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into three surprising ways to cope with suffering that we've learned during our recent period of massive change, stress, and uncertainty.

"All experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed." -The Declaration of Independence

What We Discuss in This Deep Dive:

  • The difference between suffering and pain.
  • The three thoughts that make up the architecture of suffering.
  • The phenomenon of meta-suffering.
  • How much of the suffering we endure is actually under our control?
  • The beliefs and mindsets we can adopt to manage suffering more effectively.
  • And much more...

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Feb 28, 2018
9: Ed Latimore | The Superpower of Ignoring Social Approval
01:12:03

Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) is a heavyweight boxer, physics major, chess nerd, survivor of Pittsburgh's public housing projects, and author of Not Caring What Other People Think Is A Superpower.

"I'm so happy that I learned to like books instead of social approval." -Ed Latimore

What We Discuss with Ed Latimore:

  • What Ed Latimore learned from growing up in one of the worst environments in America.
  • Why it's never too late to make big changes in your life -- and how to kick off the process if you're feeling resistant to making those changes.
  • How Ed rebuilt his life from the ground up after one of his biggest defeats.
  • Fear is a more powerful motivator than the desire to change.
  • Why would someone who pulled Cs and Ds in high school math choose to double major in math and physics on a second try at college?
  • And much more...

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Feb 26, 2018
8: Feedback Friday | How to Travel with Grumps and Date the Ambitionless
00:39:44

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Having multiple dreams to pursue can feel like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Do you have to settle on one page's outcome, or can you cut and paste your way to happiness?
  • Do you really want to travel for a month with a spiteful, knife-wielding grump who begrudges the good fortune of his peers and is loath to follow the sacred A-Team pledge to "never leave a man behind" when hiking in the wilderness?
  • How does Jordan read so much in order to prep for podcast guests?
  • How does an immigrant struggling to understand American culture make meaningful connections in a small town? Would living in a bigger city make things easier?
  • Can you accurately gauge whether or not someone's romantically interested in you purely by text messaging?
  • What's the next level for a relationship between two people whose core values don't even come close to aligning?
  • Why should the most ambitious person in a relationship be expected to make all the sacrifices?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Voyeur
  • Quick shoutouts to Isabelle Yong and Max Rooke!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Feb 23, 2018
7: Max Lugavere | Prevent Dementia and Eat Like a Genius
01:05:54

Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) is a science journalist focusing on brain health, performance, and longevity. His New York Times Best Seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life is out now.

"In the modern supermarket, dietary diversity is a terrible thing!" -Max Lugavere

What We Discuss with Max Lugavere:

  • Alzheimer's disease isn't just something that afflicts the elderly -- what can young people do today to ward it off?
  • What does modern science have to say about the USDA's historical recommended daily allowance of grains?
  • Problems like depression and brain fog can often be traced directly to our diet and lifestyle.
  • How to arm ourselves for optimal brain function so we can wake up feeling awesome every day.
  • How food companies spend big bucks on research and development designed to addict us to and overconsume their products.
  • And much more...

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Feb 22, 2018
6: Simon Sinek | What's Your "Why" and Where Do You Find It?
01:11:22

Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) is the author of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team and Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.

"We are worth more than the work that we do; the work that we do is supposed to reflect who we are and what our worth is." -Simon Sinek

What We Discuss with Simon Sinek:

  • Why high performers get depressed the more they achieve.
  • Even if you love what you do for a living, it's only a part of why you do it.
  • The role of trust and how to develop a culture of trust in your life at work and at home.
  • Can we incentivize performance or behavior?
  • Goldman's Dilemma and how many of us play a real-life version of this shocking thought exercise.
  • And much more...

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Feb 19, 2018
5: Feedback Friday | Faux Gravitas Your Way to Success
00:55:54

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • New beginnings! New excitement! New puppies! New levels of sleep deprivation!
  • Here's a trick to convey contemplation rather than grumpitude if you've got one of those resting faces.
  • How do you turn from a Fibbing Freddy into a Trustworthy Terry?
  • How do we prepare for a show? (If you're interested in the longer story, tell us!)
  • Do you like this show? Please tell your friends about it -- we're starting from scratch and need your help!
  • Why should a woman who has more in common with her boyfriend and his friends be forced to hang out with the girlfriend group at social occasions?
  • Sometimes people who are stuck in a rut don't even realize it. Is there a delicate way to tell them?
  • There's something to be said for having the confidence to make mistakes (or dress like a kangaroo at the bar) without being embarrassed.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Somm
  • Quick shoutouts to Rick Higgins, Eric Onesto, and George Taylor!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Feb 16, 2018
4: Deep Dive | Learning How to Cope with Instability
01:01:13

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) takes a deep dive with us into one of life's scariest constants: instability. We'll discuss why it's crucial for personal growth and how to embrace what it has to offer rather than trying to outrun its transient discomforts.

"Instability isn't just a thing we need to deal with in life -- it is life." -Gabriel Mizrahi

What We Discuss in This Deep Dive:

  • No matter how stable life might seem at any given moment, we should always count on one constant: instability. Change -- whether big or small -- is inevitable.
  • Rather than trying to avoid or expel the uncertainty we experience in moments of instability, we should be taking notes and learning from it.
  • At its core, uncertainty is really a function of how much information we have versus how much information we want.
  • Uncertainty makes unpleasant events more unpleasant, but it also makes pleasant events more pleasant.
  • Why you should trust that uncertainty exists to serve you.
  • And much more...

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Feb 15, 2018
3: Bill Browder | Hunted by Putin
01:20:20

Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) pioneered a brand-new market after the fall of The Iron Curtain while making powerful enemies -- including Vladimir Putin. He is the author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice.

"I made a vow on that morning to Sergei Magnitsky's memory, to his family, and to myself, that I was going to go after the people who killed him and make sure that they face justice." -Bill Browder

What We Discuss with Bill Browder:

  • How someone who grew up in a family of communist academics became one of today's most successful capitalists.
  • How Bill Browder saw and continues to see and profit from opportunities that others discount as foolish.
  • How Russian oligarchs rip off and defraud minority and foreign shareholders.
  • How an Interpol Red Notice could mean arrest and extradition to Russia to face torture.
  • Who was Sergei Magnitsky, and how is Bill seeking justice for his murder by the Russian state?
  • And much more...

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Feb 13, 2018
2: Rob Weinhold | The Art of Crisis Leadership
01:01:17

Rob Weinhold (@FallstonGroup) is the CRO (Chief Reputation Officer) of Fallston Group and co-author of The Art of Crisis Leadership: Save Time, Money, Customers and Ultimately, Your Career.

"Crisis is a growth strategy -- you have to expect it." -Rob Weinhold

What We Discuss with Rob Weinhold:

  • What four motivations are found at the core of any damaged reputation?
  • Why bad press spread faster than the speed of truth can damage a person or brand's reputation forever.
  • Understand the Resilient Moment Communications Model and how can it help us answer to an issue of sensitivity, adversity, or crisis.
  • How to identify the warning signs of a crisis about to happen and prepare against them ahead of time.
  • How to react to a crisis in a way that spins it into an advantage.
  • And much more...

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Feb 07, 2018
1: Mark Geragos | How Celebrities Stay out of Jail
01:04:59

Mark Geragos (@markgeragos) is a criminal defense lawyer who has represented high-profile clients like Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Gary Condit, Susan McDougal, Chris Brown, and Scott Peterson. He is the co-author of Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works...and Sometimes Doesn't

"You never know what's going to happen -- especially when you're kind of the emergency room doctor of the law." -Mark Geragos 

What We Discuss with Mark Geragos:

  • How (and why) does a criminal defense lawyer stand up for the rights of someone who seems clearly guilty?
  • How nonverbal communication and body language are used effectively in the courtroom.
  • The court of public opinion and why it matters today more than ever.
  • The skills Mark uses to control his emotions during life and death trials.
  • What Mark witnessed in his youth that ensured his choice to defend people from criminal charges rather than prosecute them.
  • And much more...

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Feb 06, 2018
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