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The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from the company’s coaches about to how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self with the help of Johnny and AJ, the company’s founders. Johnny and AJ bring their 11 years of coaching experience from their famous Bootcamps, where they host clients in Los Angeles from all over the world and they share their stories, best practices and themselves on this weekly podcast. Not only does The Art of Charm help everyday people, including active members of the military, learn how to become higher performers, better spouses, partners, and coworkers, they dig deep into human behavior, the science behind it, and demystify what we do and why we do it.

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The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from the company’s coaches about to how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self with the help of Johnny and AJ, the company’s founders. Johnny and AJ bring their 11 years of coaching experience from their famous Bootcamps, where they host clients in Los Angeles from all over the world and they share their stories, best practices and themselves on this weekly podcast. Not only does The Art of Charm help everyday people, including active members of the military, learn how to become higher performers, better spouses, partners, and coworkers, they dig deep into human behavior, the science behind it, and demystify what we do and why we do it.

    J. Douglas Holladay | How to Redefine Success for a Fulfilling Life

    J. Douglas Holladay | How to Redefine Success for a Fulfilling Life

    In today’s episode, we rethink the definition of success with J Douglas Holladay. Doug is the founder and CEO of Path North, a Georgetown University professor, former White House advisor, and the author of Rethinking Success: Eight Essential Practices for Finding Meaning in Work and Life.

     

    In an age when more and more people are finding themselves trapped by the idea of a nonstop pursuit of material wealth, it’s time to take a moment and redefine what success should mean before we run ourselves into the ground, so what should success look like and what can we do to find long-lasting success that genuinely makes us better people?

     

    What to Listen For
    What’s wrong with the current definition of success and why do we need to rethink it before we run ourselves into the ground?
    What is the difference between happiness and meaning, and how do you differentiate between the two so you are not chasing fleeting moments and rewards?
    Why is it more important to be comfortable sharing your weaknesses and failures instead of your strengths and successes?
    What role does forgiveness play in our ability to build and maintain relationships, and why can a lack of forgiveness be our downfall?
    How do we escape the trap of becoming our parents so we can take their best traits and ditch the worst traits?
    What can you do to find your own narrative while pushing back on everyone around you with their own narrative for who you are and who they expect you to be?
    What questions can you ask yourself to make sure you are living your story instead of the story everyone else wants you to live?
    What exercise can you do to integrate what you need to do and what you love to do?

     

    Many of us define success through a lens we develop over years of experience and exposure to the world around us. Unfortunately for many, this has turned into an endless pursuit of more stuff to fill the void inside us created by the same society dangling the trappings of wealth in front of us no matter where we go in the modern world. 

     

    It’s time to redefine what success means so we can get out from under the obscene expectations set by society and start living a fulfilled life resulting from living a life inline with our values and not things.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    J Douglas Holladay’s website

    Rethinking Success by J Douglas Holladay

    Dr. Michael Rich | Center on Media and Child Health

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Jen Gottlieb and Chris Winfield | The Art of Being a Super Connector

    Jen Gottlieb and Chris Winfield | The Art of Being a Super Connector

    In today’s episode, we cover connecting and commitment with Jenn Gottlieb and Chris Winfield. Jenn and Chris are the founders of Super Connector Media and have helped hundreds of humans master the art of connection.

     

    Connecting with people takes intentional effort, but where should that effort go in today’s digital age, what can you do to take the pressure off when connecting with new people, and how can you make the best of networking during the social isolation of COVID?

     

    What to Listen For
    What question can you ask yourself to give you a jumpstart at networking?
    What mindset can you adopt to take the pressure off when meeting new people and networking?
    What exercise can you do to identify the badass moments you’ve had in life even if you feel you haven’t had any?
    What is the Badass List and how can making one help you overcome imposter syndrome?
    How do you take solid steps toward the confidence you want?
    How can you make the most of networking during the social isolation of COVID?
    What is the 51% Principle and how can you use it to motivate yourself to do the things you know you need to do?
    What follow up strategy should you use after sending someone an initial pitch or introduction so you don’t turn them away from helping you?
    What does it mean to be pleasantly persistent?
    What can you do to make your LinkedIn profile stand out to potential recruiters and employers?
    What tips can you implement to make Zoom meetings more engaging?

     

    If you want to connect with a new person, the last thing you want to do is ask that person for something. That might sound obvious, but expressing something as simple as “Let’s connect” or “I’d love to pick your brain” is asking for something. Not only that, but it’s ambiguous, so the person on the receiving end doesn’t know why you want to connect or what you want to pick their brain about (and for how long (time = money)). 

     

    If you want to connect with someone new, offer that person significantly more value than what you might want from them - ideally, make it so their response takes little to no effort, but hey, we all need to start somewhere.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Chris Winfield’s website

    Jen Gottlieb’s website

    Super Connector

    Be On TV Bootcamp!

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Gary John Bishop | Why the Words You Use are Holding You Back

    Gary John Bishop | Why the Words You Use are Holding You Back

    In today’s episode, we cover assertive self-talk with Gary John Bishop. Gary is one of the world’s leading personal development experts and the author of New York Times best-seller, Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and into Your Life.

     

    How you talk to yourself can mean the difference between success and failure, but what is the “right way” to talk to yourself, how do you avoid negative self-talk, and what can you start doing today to build the future you want and deserve?

     

    What to Listen For
    What can you do to overcome a victim mentality so it doesn’t set you up for failure moving forward?
    What can we do to overcome the victim mentality many of us feel after during or after a shitstorm like 2020?
    Why is changing our behavior crucial to changing our lives and why is positive thinking not enough? 
    Why is it important for your own development to seek out challenges that force you out of your comfort zone?
    What is the difference between assertive self-talk and narrative self-talk, and why should you avoid one because it sets you up for failure?
    Why do words matter when it comes to describing our life experience and how do we choose words that don’t set us up for failure?
    What is wisdom and what can you do to become wise?
    What can you do to not get bitter or salty as you get older?
    What is a shitstorm and how do they help us develop strength and wisdom?
    What great exercise can you start doing today to be more positive about your future?

     

    The words we use to describe ourselves and the world around us determine how we live our lives and express ourselves to the people we meet, so the language we use can set us up for success or failure, and beyond that, your language must be backed up by action or all the words in the world won’t save you from disaster. Everyday we wake up, we are hitting the reset button and have the opportunity to take steps toward where we want to be, or take steps away from it by doing the same things we’ve always done.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Gary John Bishop’s website

    Wise As Fu*k by Gary John Bishop

    Unfu*k Yourself by Gary John Bishop

    Stop Doing That Sh*t by Gary John Bishop

    Do The Work by Gary John Bishop

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 55 min
    John Mackey | The Art of Conscious Leadership

    John Mackey | The Art of Conscious Leadership

    In today’s episode, we cover conscious leadership with John Mackey. John is the CEO and cofounder of Whole Foods as well as author of bestselling Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Leadership.

     

    Being an effective leader is not just about leading the people around you, but being conscious of each individual and how you can help them grow around you, so what can you do to become a conscious leader, think about your competition in a positive way, and create an empowering environment at work and home?

     

    What to Listen For
    What is the difference between leadership and conscious leadership and how do you balance the two?
    How do you lead with love in the cutthroat world of business?
    How should you think about competition if you are a business owner so that you think of your competitors in a positive light rather than something that needs to be beaten?
    Why is it important for conscious leaders to have a strong vision and how can not having one lead to disaster?
    What 3 tips can you follow to learn from your mistakes if you want to be successful?
    What signals can you look for in prospective employees for high emotional intelligence?
    What can you do to create an empowering environment in your workplace?
    How can you respond to criticism in a healthy positive manner?
    Why is gratitude so important to being happy and what gratitude practice can you use to lead a happier and more fulfilling life?

     

    Being conscious of the people around you takes effort, even more so when you are also in a leadership position since you are relying on the people around you for your own success and so it can be easy to forget to treat everyone the way each individual wants to be treated. But nothing worthwhile in life is obtained with ease, and the effort you put into being a conscious leader will pay off in the long run when the people around you support you and do everything they can to help you succeed.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business by John Mackey

    Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by John Mackey

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Jim McKelvey | The Art of Audacity and Humility

    Jim McKelvey | The Art of Audacity and Humility

    In today’s episode, we cover the innovation stack with Jim McKelvey. Jim is an entrepreneur most known for cofounding Square and the author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time.

     

    Innovation is not something that happens when you want it to, but when you’re backed into a corner and innovation is the only way out - so what can you do to prepare yourself and your company to make sure you’re in the best place to innovate when the time comes?

     

    What to Listen For
    What does it mean to get comfortable with discomfort and why is it important if you want to survive in a rapidly changing world?
    What is the difference between an entrepreneur and a business person?
    How can you tell if an idea is a billion dollar idea?
    What does it mean for an idea to be a billion person idea?
    How does your ability to build relationships influence your ability to build a business?
    Why is it important to be both audacious and humble as an entrepreneur?
    What is linguistic gravity and why is it important when trying to convey the significance of an idea you have?
    What is an innovation stack and why is it integral to your success as an entrepreneur?
    What is LaunchCode and how is it improving the industry of software development?

     

    Being an entrepreneur requires a certain amount of comfort with the uncomfortable. As an entrepreneur, you are doing something that has never been done before, or you’re doing something that you’ve never done before, which means there won’t be a clear cut solution to every problem you encounter. If you are not comfortable with being uncomfortable, it will be more difficult to solve the hard problems and you will be more likely to walk away after being uncomfortable for too long. The most successful entrepreneurs appreciate the feeling of discomfort because they recognize that is where the real learning and innovation takes place.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Hiring used to be hard. Multiple job sites, stacks of resumes, a confusing review process. But today, hiring can be easy and you only have to go to one place to get it done: ziprecruiter.com/CHARM. ZipRecruiter is so effective that 4 out of 5 of employers who post on ZipRecruiter get a quality candidate through the site within the first day.

     

    Resources from this Episode

    The Innovation Stack by Jim McKelvey

    Jim McKelvey’s website

    LaunchCode - “Land Your Dream Job in Tech”

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Guy Raz | The Art of Inspiring Curiosity

    Guy Raz | The Art of Inspiring Curiosity

    In today’s episode, we cover vulnerability and curiosity with Guy Raz. Guy is a host and correspondent who has interviewed more than 6,000 people, is the co-creator of How I Built This and the TED Radio Hour, and is now the author of How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs.

     

    Expressing vulnerability and genuine curiosity can lead to fantastic conversations, so what does it mean to be vulnerable in a conversation, how can you inspire others to open up more, and how do you choose to be more curious?

     

    What to Listen For
    How did Guy Raz get his start as a podcast host?
    What can you do to inspire people to open up more in conversation?
    What can you do if you are struggling with depression and you’re not sure where to turn?
    Why are more and more people contending with depression and anxiety today and what can we do about it?
    What is the secret to happiness and why is it simpler than many of us think?
    How can you change the way you view risk so it doesn’t stand in your way to happiness and success?
    What mindsets allow you to face down adversity when you would normally give up and walk away?
    How can we help build resilience in children?
    What tips can you use to build a network that will help you find fulfillment and success?
    What can you do to recapture the curiosity so many of us let go of as we become adults?

     

    A nurtured sense of curiosity is one of the most important traits you can have when it comes to engaging people in interesting conversations. A  conversation is a two way street - if someone expresses a thought or feeling, curiosity about her, or her thought or feeling, is what allows you to follow up with genuine interest in what she has to say by relating to your own experience and/or asking her follow up questions that let her know what she has to say is important.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!

     

    Resources from this Episode

    Guy Raz’s website

    How I Built This by Guy Raz

    How I Built This - a podcast hosted by Guy Raz

     

    Check in with AJ and Johnny!

    AJ on Instagram

    Johnny on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on Instagram

    The Art of Charm on YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min

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4.8 out of 5
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11.9K Ratings

JStoneCo ,

Entertaining. Engaging. Educational.

The perfect blend of book smarts and humor. Jordan has a knack for interviewing people and getting them to open up and have real conversations. I tuned into the Noah Kagan episode (if you haven't checked it out you should) and I found myself rewinding multiple times because it was funny and very informative. I especially enjoyed when Noah shared his process for reverse engineering a desired result. It's a simple process that can benefit anyone in almost any situation. For example, Noah mentioned that he reversed engineered his clothing choices when he desired a particular response - and he wasn't talking about wearing anything weird or graphic. He also gave an example of how to create content that has a much greater chance of going viral. The alternative being content that gets little to no readership or views, and certainly no likes or shares.

I'm very impressed with the high level of content and the delivery.

If you're looking to improve your communcation in dating, business, networking, or in any other area this show can help you.

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Wow

These guys have an awesome show running. You will not be able to find a better regularly updated source for knowledge on the subject of social dynamics. They have big name guests, an awesome community forum on their website, and they host some really awesome events in various cities. Check 'em out!

sheershir ,

Awesome Hosts, Phenomenal Show

By far the best free source of information on social dynamics and the world of dating. AJ and Jordan's motives behind the podcast are purely altruistic, and it shows in every single episode. Not only do they really know their stuff, but they bring on a wide range of guests who have particular insights in specific areas of dating that have proved absolutely invaluable to me during my ongoing personal transformation. These guys rock!

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