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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! This show helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. Each week, Pete interviews thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. Their stories and advice sharpen the universal skills every professional needs to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. The show has 10,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. Welcome!

How to Be Awesome at Your Job Pete Mockaitis

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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! This show helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. Each week, Pete interviews thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. Their stories and advice sharpen the universal skills every professional needs to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. The show has 10,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. Welcome!

    616: How to Handle Work in a World Where Everything’s Urgent with Brandon Smith

    616: How to Handle Work in a World Where Everything’s Urgent with Brandon Smith

    Brandon Smith shares how to cut through non-stop urgency and work on what’s truly important. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How urgency is just like hot sauce 

    2) What your boss really means when they say everything’s urgent 

    3) How to expertly say no to extra work 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep616 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT BRANDON — 

    Brandon went from not being able to order a pizza due to a debilitating stutter to becoming a master communicator. 

    He went on to teach communication in two leading business schools and has won 12 teaching awards for his work in the classroom. 

    Through his work with businesses, Brandon has helped countless employees go from being on the verge of getting fired to becoming some of the company’s top performers. 

    Brandon learnt the secret of urgency, what he calls ‘Hot Sauce’ and how different people react differently to it. Today he is the author of The Hot Sauce Principle. 

    Used in the right amount, hot sauce can be the very thing that turns a bland or stressful workplace into a place of flavourful productivity. 

    • Brandon’s book: The Hot Sauce Principle: How to Live and Lead in a World Where Everything Is Urgent All of the Time 

    • Brandon’s website: TheWorkplaceTherapist.com 

    • Brandon’s LinkedIn: Brandon Smith 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown 

    • Previous episode: 073: Leading Change with Dr. John Kotter 




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    • 43 min
    615: How to Build Laser Focus in an Age of Endless Distractions with Curt Steinhorst

    615: How to Build Laser Focus in an Age of Endless Distractions with Curt Steinhorst

    Curt Steinhorst reveals why we often struggle to take control of our attention—and what we can do about it. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) Surprising statistics that illustrate our level of distraction 

    2) The essential keys to accessing flow state 

    3) How to improve your focus in three steps 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep615 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT CURT — 

    Curt Steinhorst is the author of the bestselling book Can I Have Your Attention?, an expert on focus and distraction, and a regular Forbes contributor on Leadership Strategy. 

    Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges in keeping the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. Through Focuswise, the company Curt founded to help teams solve the problem of chronic distraction, Curt and his team apply the science of how the brain works to the reality of how we function in today’s world. 

    He coaches founders and CEOs of multi-billion-dollar brands on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers. His worldwide speeches and training have helped thousands gain the wisdom and practical habits to better manage their focus and put it on the things that really matter in life and work. Clients include Southwest Airlines, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, NIKE, and SAP, just to name a few. 

    • Curt’s book: Can I Have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace 

    • Curt’s website: FocusWise.com 

    • Curt’s email: CS@FocusWise.com 

    • Curt’s LinkedIn: Curt Steinhorst 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • App: Notion 

    • Study: “Media’s role in broadcasting acute stress following the Boston Marathon bombings” by E. Alison Holman, Dana Rose Garfin, and Roxane Cohen Silver 

    • Study: Attention Restoration Theory 

    • Book: The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work by Joseph Campbell 

    • Fantasy Novel Series: The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks 

    • Fantasy Novel Series: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson 

    • Book: The Third Harmony by Mawi Asgedom 

    • Book: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks 

    • Past episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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    • 46 min
    614: Making Smarter Decisions When You Can’t Know Everything with Annie Duke

    614: Making Smarter Decisions When You Can’t Know Everything with Annie Duke

    Poker champion Annie Duke shares tools to improve your decision-making process and your ability to predict the future. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) Why your decisions still matter, even when you don’t call the shots 

    2) The shift in language that leads to more open conversations 

    3) How a pros and cons list tricks us into making worse decisions 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep614 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT ANNIE — 

    Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space. Annie’s latest book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, is available on October 15, 2020 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, Annie won more than $4 million in tournament poker before retiring from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. In 2020, she joined the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative. 

    • Annie’s book: How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 

    • Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

    • Book: The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova 

    • Book: The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel 

    • Book: Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, Cass Sunstein 

    • Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

    • Previous Episode: 281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke 

    • Software: Waze 




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    • 53 min
    613: Boosting your Influence with the Principles of PRE-Suasion with Brian Ahearn

    613: Boosting your Influence with the Principles of PRE-Suasion with Brian Ahearn

    Influence expert Brian Ahearn discusses how to get more yesses using Dr. Cialdini’s principles of PRE-suasion. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How one question dramatically improves your chances of yes 

    2) The two ways to capture people’s attention 

    3) Why we’re more persuasive when we talk less 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep613 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT BRIAN — 

    Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. 

    Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence. 

    Brian’s book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical, is an Amazon best-seller and his LinkedIn courses have been viewed by more than 75,000 people. 

    • Brian’s book: Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical 

    • Brian’s LinkedIn: Brian Ahearn 

    • Brian’s website: InfluencePeople.biz 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • App: Swapcard 

    • App: Voice Dream 

    • Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

    • Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert Cialdini 

    • Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl 

    • Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

    • Book: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo 

    • Book: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Gary Reynolds 

    • Book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte 

    • Previous episode: 499: Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion with Brian Ahearn 

    • Previous episode: 307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo 

    • Researchers: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky 

    • 43 min
    612: How to Find the Perfect Career Fit–An Analytical Approach–with Lindsay Gordon

    612: How to Find the Perfect Career Fit–An Analytical Approach–with Lindsay Gordon

    Lindsay Gordon reveals how to build and select excellent options for your career. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) How to get “unstuck” at work 

    2) How to define success on your terms 

    3) Why it’s okay to have a “boring” job 




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep612 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT LINDSAY — 

    Lindsay Gordon is a career coach for analytically minded people who want to stop doing what they think is "right" in their career and start doing what's right for them. She helps people get clarity about what's right for them in a job and why, confident about their skills and abilities, and able to communicate that to interviewers, managers, and colleagues through her program, A Life of Options. 

    She used to work as a recycled water engineer in Melbourne, Australia before landing at Google, working as technical support for the Google Apps team. After which, she moved into career development at Google before starting her own business. She earned her Bioengineering degree from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. She loves applying her engineering brain to helping people find careers that fit, baking complicated pastries and barbershop singing. 

    • LinkedIn: Lindsay Gordon 

    • Website: ALifeofOptions.com 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Assessment Tool: CliftonStrengths

    • Book: Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

    • Book: Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

    • Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

    • Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

    • Book: The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day | Original Creator of The Five Minute Journal - Simple Daily Guided Format - Increase Gratitude & Happiness, Life Planner, Gratitude List by Intelligent Change Inc.

    • Harvard Project: "Dark Horse: Achieving success through the pursuit of fulfillment"




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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    • 41 min
    611: How to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead by Becoming a 10X Talent with Michael Solomon

    611: How to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead by Becoming a 10X Talent with Michael Solomon

    Michael Solomon discusses the fundamental skills that keep game-changers above the rest. 




    — YOU’LL LEARN — 

    1) The one thing that leads to exponential career growth

    2) An overlooked skill that sets any professional apart

    3) The most dangerous thing you can do to your career




    Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep611 for clickable versions of the links below. 




    — ABOUT MICHAEL — 

    Michael Solomon is the cofounder of 10x Management, the world’s first tech talent agency. 10x matches top contract technology experts, designers, and brand innovators with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 clients like American Express, HSBC, Google, Verizon, Yelp, and more. He has appeared on CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg TV and spoken at SXSW. 

    He founded Brick Wall Management, a talent agency representing multi platinum and Grammy award-winning recording artists, songwriters, top record producers, and filmmakers. Michael also co-founded Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live music to over 700,000 people in health care facilities across the U.S. and remains an active member of its Board of Directors. 

    • Michael’s book: Game Changer: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy, with Rishon Bloomberg 

    • Michael’s email: Michael@10XManagement.com 

    • Michael’s site: GameChangerTheBook.com 

    • Company: 10X Ascend 

    • Company: 10X Management 

    • Quiz: Are You 10X Quiz 

    • Tool: Lifestyle Calculator 




    — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

    • Concept: Johari Window Model 

    • Plugin: Dictation for Gmail 

    • Book: The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute 




    — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

    • Blinkist. Learn more, faster with book summaries you can read or listen to in 15 minutes at blinkist.com/awesome

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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772 Ratings

pacnwtrailmaster ,

Weekly listener

I listen to about one episode per week and I love the variety of topics. All of the conversations make me think and I appreciate the structure that the host uses to open and close the conversations. I am not a fan of sponsors/advertisements, but I appreciate the consistency in quality conversations.

guess!!! ,

High production quality, great guests, great dialogue

It’s through listening to other podcasts, that I’ve come to understand why this one rocks so much. Most podcasters are interested in hearing themselves talk. They aren’t synthesizing the information for their audience and using that to turn it around to ask a relevant (and clearly researched) question. That isn’t the case here. I’m not exactly a careerist and yet I get so much value from this podcast because it clearly comes from a love of knowledge, love of guests and love of audience. My best media discovery of 2020.

Miketrave405 ,

Career growth tips packed in bit size episodes

I started listening to this podcast recently and I should say that it covers every aspect of career growth. The guests in the podcast have great viewpoints on how to have a successful career and there are always actionable items people can take from the episodes and use it in their real life experience.

I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to grow in their career.

-Raj

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