“First impressions are actually made non-verbally. It has nothing to do with what you say or don’t say.”
In all honesty, I don’t put that much thought into how I communicate. Jordan Harbinger thinks that’s a mistake. Because the signals all of us routinely emit — verbally, physically and often quite subtly — have a profound impact on how we feel about ourselves, how we are perceived by others, and how we navigate the world.
Indeed, the social cues most employ by habit, and without conscious awareness, fundamentally forge our entire human experience, more often than not leading us astray from the relationships, career, goals, and reality we desire.
The good news? Social acumen is entirely teachable. To be sure, it’s an inside job. And that job is hard. But by committing to that work and embracing certain scientifically proven practices and strategies, we can indeed dramatically improve our communication skills and thus positively impact our ability to relate to and with others. Over time, the result is enhanced connection, self-esteem, empathy, authenticity and influence, all of which translate into an enhanced quality of life and an expanded sense of personal fulfillment.
Today Jordan joins the podcast to share his experience. A former Wall Street lawyer turned entrepreneur, public speaker and expert in social dynamics, Jordan is the creator and host of the popular Art of Charm podcast. Celebrating its 10th year with over 600 episodes, Art of Charm has been rated one of the top 50 podcast on iTunes and currently receives an amazing 2.5 million downloads per month.
Jordan is also the co-founder and owner of a coaching and consulting firm of the same name. Through his Art of Charm bootcamps and training programs, Jordan and his team counsel executives, employees, athletes, soldiers and every day people on the social, psychological, scientific and philosophical skills required to positively transform your career and life.
A bit of a disclaimer: despite very much enjoying my experience guesting on Jordan’s show back in 2015, I wasn’t sure Jordan was the best fit for this show. The idea of exploring how to teach charm just didn’t sit all that well with me. It doesn’t feel authentic. But in fairness to Jordan, I think his website, podcast and services are inaccurately named.
In truth, Jordan’s message is much more about the human psychology behind what holds us back — and the journey required to overcome the habits that block us from becoming the best versions of who we really are.
And that, my friends, is a subject I deem worthy of exploring.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the exchange.
Peace + Plants,
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- Connect with Jordan: Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | YouTube
- Connect with The Art of Charm: Podcast | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
- Success Talks: Jordan Harbinger on How Opportunity Lies Over the Horizon
- Men’s Fitness: 5 secrets of successful networking by Jordan Harbinger
- Forbes: The Forbes List Podcast: Hosted by Jordan Harbinger
- Thought Catalog: Please, Please, For The Love Of God: Do Not Start a Podcast by Ryan Holiday
- Business Insider: My interview with a pickup artist by Ramit Sethi
- Huffington Post: Charm School for Men By Susan Harrow
Notable People Discussed
- Julian Franco: Co-founder of Franco Bicycles
- Dr. Robert Cialdini: Author of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion*
- Ryan Holiday: Author of: The Obstacle Is The Way* and Ego Is The Enemy*
- Ira Glass: Public radio personality, host and producer of “This American Life”
- Ben Greenfield: Fitness expert, No. 1 ranked triathlete for Triathlon Northwest
- Jillian Michaels: Personal trainer, businesswoman, author and former “The Biggest Loser” host
- Tony Robbins: Author, Entrepreneur, Life Coach and internationally renowned motivational speaker
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