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Social science, behavioral economics, cognitive psychology - sound complex? Let’s fix that. The Art of Charm Podcast is where self-motivated guys and gals, just like you, come to learn from a diverse mix of experienced mentors, including the world's best professional and academic minds, scientists, relationship experts, entrepreneurs, bestselling authors and other badasses. This show will make you a better networker, connector and, most importantly, a better thinker. The Art of Charm - time for an upgrade. The Art of Charm is the place where ordinary people become extraordinary. Find more at: http://www.theartofcharm.com/

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Episodes

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


Minisode Monday #67 | Dabbling: Not Just for Dilettantes

8/21/2017
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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. Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind author Dr. Srini Pillay rejoins us to talk about how we can benefit from the seemingly meandering path of dabbling to unlock creativity and make useful connections between disparate interests. Let's get to it! The Cheat Sheet: If you're only looking...

Duration: 00:09:23


Fan Mail Friday #128 | Beware of Insecure Security

8/18/2017
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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: Is it possible you carry yourself in a way that raises red flags for social gatekeepers?A party is not a dissertation defense.What would be a better career path than mechanic for someone with a natural skillset with people?Why don't we have the same sponsors as other shows?#VanLife: It turns out living in a...

Duration: 00:29:22


644: Garry Kasparov | Deep Thinking

8/17/2017
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Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) is a Russian chess grandmaster, political activist, and author of Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins and Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. The Cheat Sheet: The part chess played in promoting Soviet Russian ideology during the Cold War.What it takes to become a chess champion now compared to 50 years ago and why Garry considers the game "one of the most aggressive...

Duration: 01:04:22


643: Srini Pillay | The Power of the Unfocused Mind

8/15/2017
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Srini Pillay (@srinipillay) is a world renowned, Harvard-trained psychiatrist, former Director of the Outpatient Anxiety Disorders Program at McLean Hospital, and author of Tinker Dabble Doodle Try: Unlock the Power of the Unfocused Mind. "Most of us spend about 46.9 percent of our days daydreaming anyway. So why not learn to unfocus in a more productive way?" -Srini Pillay The Cheat Sheet: When 90-98 percent of mental activity is unconscious, focus can only get you so far.How focus and...

Duration: 00:51:26


Minisode Monday #66 | Doing the Hard Thing Is Easy

8/14/2017
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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 discuss how going just a little out of your way to make someone else's day better has more mileage than any minor inconvenience you may experience in that fleeting moment. Let's get to it! The Cheat Sheet: It's easy to ignore small tasks that someone else usually takes care of. But what happens...

Duration: 00:08:39


Fan Mail Friday #127 | This Misophonia Goes to 11

8/11/2017
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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 gracefully address the one guy in your group who constantly tries to dominate the conversation?Some feedback for our listener from FMF 122 about coping with a suicidal ex.Who the heck is this AJ character?A listener moving to China to teach English asks for advice from others in the AoC community...

Duration: 00:31:38


642: Lynn Lyons | Playing with Anxiety

8/10/2017
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Lynn Lyons (@lynnlyonsmsw) has been a psychotherapist for 27 years and is the co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children and its companion book, Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teens and Kids. "If you're uncertain and uncomfortable, you're probably on a good path to some sort of discovery or success or meeting some challenge that's in front of you." -Lynn Lyons The Cheat Sheet: What's the difference...

Duration: 00:57:29


641: Daniel Levitin | Weaponized Lies

8/8/2017
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Daniel Levitin (@danlevitin) is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, musician, record producer, and author of Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era. "Your brain clings tenaciously to beliefs that it's held, even when the evidence has been found to be bogus or untrue." -Daniel Levitin The Cheat Sheet: The most important quality for anyone who wants to be an evidence-based, critical thinker.Why even society's smartest people fall victim to misinformation.The...

Duration: 00:51:29


Minisode Monday #65 | The Advantages of Being an Amateur

8/7/2017
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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 we examine why being an amateur sometimes works to your advantage when you're tackling a problem that all the experts say is unsolvable. Let's get to it! The Cheat Sheet: When you're an amateur trying to solve a problem, you don't know what doesn't work.Contrast this with an expert who approaches that same...

Duration: 00:09:04


Fan Mail Friday #126 | The Ugly Truth About Excusamine

8/4/2017
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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: Are you being overprotective, or does your sibling need more help than you can offer?How should a personal trainer respond to someone who wonders if they're obese -- without giving them a fat prescription of excusamine?How does a relative unknown in the entertainment industry hungry for meatier projects...

Duration: 00:38:33


640: Linda Carroll | First Love Fantasies and the Myth of Closure

8/3/2017
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Linda Carroll (@Lovecycleslinda), author of Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love, revisits the show to talk some sense into us about first love fantasies, knowing the difference between good and bad relationship advice, and why she considers the concept of closure a myth. "Falling in love is not about relationship compatibility." -Linda Carroll The Cheat Sheet: Breaking away from first love fantasies.Why falling out of love is not a reason to leave a relationship.Four...

Duration: 00:41:40


639: Jay Mohr | Mohr Stories

8/1/2017
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Jay Mohr (@jaymohr37) is a comedian, actor, Emmy nominee, bestselling author, and host of Mohr Sports from Los Angeles and Mohr Stories. "Desperation has a very distinct scent." -Jay Mohr The Cheat Sheet: How Jay Mohr dealt with panic attacks while working on Saturday Night Live (and how panic differs from fear).Jay's secrets to being a better impressionist.What it's like to start out as a stand-up comic at age 16.The power of sincerity and real storytelling in comedy.How Jay copes with...

Duration: 01:11:05


Minisode Monday #64 | How to Make Decisions with Absolute Truths

7/31/2017
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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. In this Minisode Monday, friend and former guest Cole Hatter of Thrive (September 29th-October 1st, 2017 in Las Vegas -- use promo code AOC at checkout for a big, big discount if you're planning on going) joins us to explain how we can ensure we're making the best decisions by using absolute truths to guide us. Let's...

Duration: 00:11:56


Fan Mail Friday #125 | Is Formulating a Response a Mistake?

7/28/2017
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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: Does the conversation often move on before you've had the time to formulate a response?Is the perfectionist inside of you too restless to enjoy how good you've really got it?How can you tell legitimate coaches apart from the money-grubbing shysters?Do you consume so much information that it's hard to make any...

Duration: 00:44:42


638: AoC Toolbox | Understanding What People Really Want

7/27/2017
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If we can become more interested in one another's real intentions, we can become better colleagues, better partners, better parents, better bosses, and better friends. That's what this toolbox episode is about: How to figure out what people really want -- from you, from themselves, and from one another. [Photo by Parker Knight] "Words are deeds." -Ludwig Wittgenstein The Cheat Sheet: People may or may not say what they mean, but they always say something designed to get what they...

Duration: 00:32:52


637: Bill Nye | Radical Curiosity Saves the World

7/25/2017
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Bill Nye (@billnye) is a lifelong champion of science who is determined to teach you something today that you didn't know yesterday -- whether it's from a television screen or next to you at a dinner party. His latest series is Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, and his most recent book is Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap Into Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem. The Cheat Sheet: Why denying proven science -- like climate change and the efficacy of...

Duration: 00:48:17


Minisode Monday #63 | Are You Setting the Bar Too High?

7/24/2017
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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. Never let it be said that The Art of Charm would discourage you from being the best you can be. But have you considered the merits of lowering the bar? Let's get to it! The Cheat Sheet: Setting your bar for success too high can result in the opposite of the desired effect.Rather than putting yourself in the path of a...

Duration: 00:04:59


Fan Mail Friday #124 | Would You Like Vocal Fry with your Uptalk?

7/21/2017
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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: Does Jordan still use any skills he learned in law school?How can you get rid of uptalk and vocal fry?Interesting feedback: Quite a few Russians and Ukrainians wrote in to agree with recent guest Timothy Snyder's take on tyranny.How do you break the news to your religious, conservative family that you've got...

Duration: 00:27:27


636: Tim Grover | Relentless at Best

7/20/2017
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Tim Grover (@ATTACKATHLETICS) is the legendary trainer called upon by athletes like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant when they want to be at the top of their game. He's the CEO of Attack Athletics and author of Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. "Unless you have that mindset, skillset does not matter." -Tim Grover The Cheat Sheet: Putting aside inspirational Internet meme bromides, What does it really mean to be relentless?Why does every team need cleaners, closers, and...

Duration: 01:04:44

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