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700: AoC Podcast | The Myth of Perfectionism

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: the definition of perfectionismprocrastinationperfectionismperfectionism as a badge of honor?smartphonesreward perfectionism?failureexcitingperfectionism Full show notes at...


699: AoC Podcast | Johnny Interviews AJ

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-founder? Tune in to this episode to hear the story behind your co-host’s unique trajectory. The Cheat Sheet: Who isAJ Harbinger?How did navigating difficultfamily dynamicsshape AJ’semotional fingerprint?What didfacing rejectionfrom girls teach AJ...


698: AoC Podcast | AJ Interviews Johnny

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: Who is Johnny Dzubak?The Rust Belt Scowlmusical aspirationssocial dynamicsHow did Johnny and AJ meetintrovertextrovert Full show notes at https://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/aoc-podcast-aj-interviews-johnny-episode-698/ Acuity...


697: AoC Toolbox | High Value Conflict Resolution

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 negotiate." -John F. Kennedy The Cheat Sheet: Avoiding conflictwin/winthree criteria for effective negotiation10 ways to maintain high value in conflict resolutionlens and empathy Full show notes at ...


696: AoC Toolbox | Mental Models and Frameworks

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decisions in everyday life -- but what are they, where do we get them, and how can we make sure we're not sticking with outdated defaults?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: our beliefs about ourselves, the world, and everything in itevery mental model has shortcomingsinfluence our actions, and our actions influenceWe need to make sure we're using the right tool for the right joboutdated mental models aren't entirely valueless Acuity Scheduling is your...


695: AoC Value Toolbox | Leading with Value

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 behaviors.How we can use the 80/20 principleWhy honesty makes a great gaugeHow we can welcome high value people into our livesWhat we can do in the workplace to lead with value Acuity Scheduling is your online assistant, working 24/7 to fill your...


694: AoC Value Toolbox | Becoming High Value

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 Cheat Sheet: givetake Full show notes at https://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/aoc-value-toolbox-becoming-high-value-episode-694/ DesignCrowd helps startups and small businesses crowdsource custom graphics, logos, Web design -- even...


693: AoC Value Toolbox | Identifying Low Value Behaviors

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. [Featured image by Bara Photography] The Cheat Sheet: high value individualidentify and eliminate our own low value behaviorshigh value behaviors can we nurturespread our high valuefind a balance between being givers and being taken advantage of Full show notes at ...


692: John Heffron | The Laughs You Deserve

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 Today. The Cheat Sheet: read a crowd in real timeapply John's comedy-honed skillsto get the desired reaction from your audiencecharisma patternsneuro-linguistic programming Full show notes at ...


691: Eric Thomas | The Hip Hop Preacher

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't allow the options in your community to be the only options you explore." -Eric Thomas The Cheat Sheet: from homeless to PhDget out of our psychological bubbleswe do not have to accept life as it was given to usbreak out of patterns and...


690: Allan Pease | Definitive Body Language

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: expertise in body language from the tender age of fivewhat does business say about power posesthe guy who Vladimir Putin calleduse the compliments trickhow to spot a potential liar Full show notes at ...


689: Leo Babauta | Zen Habits

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: broke a laundry list of bad habitsmake daily forays into discomforthabit that leads to unhappinesstreat your ego like a childbe more decisive Full show notes at https://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/leo-babauta-zen-habits-episode-689/ Find out more about the team who makes The Art of Charm podcast here! Wine Access has been America's best...


Fan Mail Friday #150 | Chuck Norris vs. Podcast

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: a parent who's always seemed distanta terrible stepparentfriends really self-absorbedvalue of networking for teacherswho don't believe in real problems like depressionvoice coachingambitions beyond their entry-level jobChuck Norris vs. Communismthe microphone keychain that was separated from its cardHave any...


688: Lewis Howes | The Mask of Masculinity

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're most ashamed of, the things we're most afraid of, and the things we're most insecure about." -Lewis Howes The Cheat Sheet: What masks do we wearwhen wearing a mask is serving a purposemake us wear lifelong masks that turn us into...


687: Paul Gilmartin | A Principled Life

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: addiction works as a frame of mindshaming ourselves into becoming better peoplea seemingly successful life envied by othersripple effect a traumatic childhood can have on an adulta principled lifemuch more Full show notes at https://theartofcharm.com/podcast-episodes/paul-gilmartin-principled-life-episode-687/ Find...


Fan Mail Friday #149 | Meta Electroshock Sex

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: online dating for someone in the public eyestay engaged in conversationskilled at helping people overcome their social anxietysomeone with a high IQclouding your dating judgmentHow does a man propose to another man?invite the office's most unpopular personThe Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's...


686: Akshay Nanavati | Fearvana

Akshay Nanavati (@existing2living) 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, and Happiness. The Cheat Sheet: thankful for falling in with the wrong crowdWhat is a worthy strugglenegative emotionsgreatest giftsecond dart syndromethe most destructive disease of the mindLMNOP cyclehelp people with PTSD Full show...


685: David DeSteno | Emotional Success

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 willpower runs counter to our evolutionary programming and often fails.Why developing prosocial emotions -- gratitude, compassion, and pride -- is a superior strategy for self control.Why reason is biased and allows us to rationalize giving...


Fan Mail Friday #148 | Long Distance Feng Shui

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 abusereal science and pseudosciencesobriety to interfere with your dating optionsget closer to relativesgain rapport quicklychange your intended career pathstop worrying about what the future might hold for a blooming long distance relationshipCastBoxHave any...


684: Celeste Headlee | We Need to Talk

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. "The attempt to change somebody's mind is the death of good conversation." -Celeste Headlee The Cheat Sheet: listening in the right waybad advicegood conversationscognitive biases in checkproductive disagreementsyour smartphone affects the...


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