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Minisode Monday #72 | First Meetings for Spies, Anti-Spies, and Ordinary People

9/25/2017
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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 coffee to discuss a startup idea or over martinis for recruitment to your counterintelligence team -- you should be prepared. The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed author Robin Dreeke rejoins us...

Duration: 00:10:19


Fan Mail Friday #133 | Romance and Finance

9/22/2017
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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 ride?Okay, okay. So dogs don't exactly see the world in black and white.Are the two toughest things in sobriety romance and finance?Fun fact we just made up: the average Colombian is into cocaine like the average American is into ballet.We helped a...

Duration: 00:32:56


654: Admiral William H. McRaven | That's So McRaven

9/21/2017
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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 jobs that nobody else wants." -Admiral William H. McRaven The Cheat Sheet: What are the benefits to taking every day, as a Navy SEAL might say, "one evolution at a time?"What are the potential downfalls of having a 20-year plan?Why is taking...

Duration: 00:58:29


653: Robin Dreeke | The Code of Trust

9/19/2017
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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 be the most brilliant person on the face of the earth with the most amazing skills, but if you can't develop relationships and have trust, you're completely worthless." -Robin Dreeke The Cheat Sheet: Learn the Code of Trust's five principles...

Duration: 00:49:29


Minisode Monday #71 | How Does Your Pet See the World?

9/18/2017
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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 Jason Silva, reality differs by how it is perceived.If that sounds like woo-woo nonsense, try to consider how the world with which you interact every day is experienced by others.If you were to gain the magical ability to ask a dog, a cat, and a...

Duration: 00:03:48


Fan Mail Friday #132 | Lonely Lattes and Total Teetotalers

9/15/2017
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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 company of spirits endure?How does an immigrant high schooler make friends when they're the only representative of their homeland and none of the existing cliques seem open to new membership?How do you tell your churchgoing family and friends...

Duration: 01:01:36


652: Daniel McGinn | The Science of Mental Preparation

9/14/2017
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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 confidence, reduce anxiety, and optimize energy in preparation for high performance.Why superstition and rituals can actually improve your performance.How to combat pre-performance nerves with music and your own personal "highlight reel.".How we can...

Duration: 00:51:16


651: Frank Sesno | The Power of Questions

9/12/2017
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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 looking for it -- and cannot avert your eyes when you find it." -Frank Sesno The Cheat Sheet: Knowing how to ask good questions is a springboard to understanding others and making better connections.Why we should think of our line of...

Duration: 01:02:13


Minisode Monday #70 | How to Control Emotional Feedback with CIRCA

9/11/2017
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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 impact -- how it makes us feel in the moment -- rather than what difference it will make in the long run (which may be minimal). Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind author Dr. Srini Pillay shows us how to control this...

Duration: 00:07:39


Fan Mail Friday #131 | Complicated vs. Complex

9/8/2017
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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 product itself truly lacks value.Best man duties are an honor, but they can be stressful. Here's our advice for handling them with grace and...charm.Learning to run your own business doesn't have to be a sink or swim proposition if you start it as...

Duration: 00:48:06


650: General Ann Dunwoody | A Higher Standard

9/7/2017
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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 Female Four-Star General. "Good leaders never stop learning." -General Ann Dunwoody The Cheat Sheet: Why it's important to never walk by a mistake -- unless you want to set a new, lower standard.Why keeping a higher standard is not just...

Duration: 00:46:27


649: Rob Reid | After On

9/5/2017
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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 Cheat Sheet: How Rob Reid excelled in two vastly different fields: as a tech entrepreneur and a sci-fi author.How society is being reshaped by the tech curve.Futurisms like AI and synthetic biology.A great mindset for approaching interactions with others that maximizes value and...

Duration: 01:21:28


Minisode Monday #69 | Why You Should Record Your Conversations with Strangers

9/4/2017
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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 conversing and relating with others. The Cheat Sheet: Over the next few weeks or months, record ten hours of conversations with people -- acquaintances, strangers, Lyft drivers, whoever -- using something like a voice memos app or Ecamm Call Recorder...

Duration: 00:05:29


Fan Mail Friday #130 | The Other Guy in the Glass

9/1/2017
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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 roommates on Craigslist advisable?Thanks to Jeff McCollister (@the1hatter) for giving us a proper source for The Guy in the Glass poem we talked about last week. It was written in 1934 by Peter "Dale" Wimbrow Sr., who was not a death row inmate -- in...

Duration: 00:25:32


648: AoC Toolbox | Truth: A Better Way to Talk About Ourselves

8/31/2017
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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 authentic with the fabrications of the fiction. The Cheat Sheet: Our lives are stories -- but are we being honest when we retell these stories?Understand the seduction of self-mythology and how to resist its embellishments.The authentic story may...

Duration: 00:31:58


647: Charlamagne Tha God | Black Privilege

8/29/2017
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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 sense of purpose!" -Charlamagne Tha God The Cheat Sheet: What transformed Lenard McKelvey into Charlamagne The God?How Charlamagne went from selling crack in a small town to becoming a radio and television personality -- and now author.Why the...

Duration: 00:58:17


Minisode Monday #68 | An Everyday Way to Renew Contact with Old Acquaintances

8/28/2017
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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 renew contact with old acquaintances (lest they -- and you -- be forgot)! Let's get to it! The Cheat Sheet: Every single day, text one or two people with whom you haven't spoken in a while.If you use social media: As guest David Burkus...

Duration: 00:05:50


Fan Mail Friday #129 | Listening Instead of Thinking Ahead

8/25/2017
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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 the owner of the company?How does public speaking differ between salespeople and teachers?Listener thoughts on destigmatizing misophonia.Finding the right fit when changing jobs is always a gamble, but you always have this option.Feedback from...

Duration: 00:32:21


646: Mark Divine | Unbeatable Mind

8/24/2017
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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 business and become a Navy SEAL?What does "Earn your trident every day" mean to a Navy SEAL?How can anyone -- from doctors and lawyers to mothers and students -- benefit from training mental toughness like a Navy SEAL?How does someone stuck within...

Duration: 00:56:11


645: Richard Clarke | Warnings, Cassandras, and Catastrophes

8/22/2017
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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 -- an unelected official -- it's not a popularity contest. You don't have to be popular; you just have to get the job done." -Richard Clarke The Cheat Sheet: What is the Cassandra Coefficient?Discover how to use the Cassandra Coefficient to filter...

Duration: 01:07:17

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