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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.

    Carey Nieuwhof | Incredible Productivity and Never Burn Out

    Carey Nieuwhof | Incredible Productivity and Never Burn Out

    In today’s episode, we cover peak performance and burnout with Carey Nieuwhof. Carey is the author of the best selling “Didn't See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences” and the host of one of our favorite podcasts, The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast.

     

    Introduction

    With all of the pressure to increase output and creativity these days, burn out is a real threat, so what are the warning signs you’re entering a dangerous burn out cycle, how can you avoid it, and how can you improve your skill set without risking burn out? 

      

    What to Listen For
    Introduction and Carey’s history with burnout – 2:00
    How do you manage the risks of burnout when building a business or focusing on your career?  

     
    What does it mean to be at your best? – 14:10
    What is one of the biggest myths about building a fulfilling career and life?
    What forms does burnout take and how can you recognize when you need help?

     
    The stress spiral and how to avoid it  – 25:09 
    What are the warning signs you are stuck in the destructive stress spiral?
    What are the three types of energy zones we all have in a day and how do you identify them so you know when to do your best work and when to avoid doing work?

     
    Always be working on your gifts and skills  – 43:45 
    How do world-class performers work to improve their talents and abilities?
    What do many of us allow our lives to be filled with that we should be saying no to?
    What exercise can you use to easily structure your week ahead of time so you don’t end up feeling overwhelmed or burned out?
    Why should you set goals for yourself if you want to learn how to start saying no effortlessly?

     

    If you are feeling burnt out at work, it might have less to do with how much you’re working and more to do with when you’re trying to work. It has been shown that humans have a specific window of peak energy during the day, and if you try to push yourself too far outside of that window, the effects can be detrimental to your productivity as well as your physical and mental health. By structuring your day around your individual peak window, you can revitalize your passion and productivity while easily saying no to work and appointments that don’t serve you.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 13,000-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

    At Your Best: How to Get Time, Energy, and Priorities Working in Your Favor by Carey Nieuwhof

    Didn't See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences by Carey Nieuwhof

    The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

     

    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 12 min
    Brett Hagler | How to Dream Big and Fight Off Limiting Beliefs

    Brett Hagler | How to Dream Big and Fight Off Limiting Beliefs

    In today’s episode, we cover finding your life mission and turning it into a business with Brett Hagler. Brett is the CEO and Co-Founder of New Story, a Y Combinator graduate, and a cancer survivor recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, named one of the Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, and his company was named among Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Companies in the World” four different times.

     

    It’s no easy task to decide on a life mission, so what can you do figure out what yours is, why is it important to find work you’re passionate about or at least interested in, and how should you handle risk-taking and failure when pursuing a business idea that goes against the grain of mainstream thinking?

      

    What to Listen For
    What is New Story and why should you know about it? – 2:04
    How did Brett Hagler realize solving homelessness is his life mission?
    What can you do to figure out what your life mission is? 

     
    Why you should strive to do work you’re passionate about – 17:05
    What hidden price do we pay for doing work we don’t find interesting or exciting?
    How can 3D printing be used to solve homelessness around the world?
    What’s it like going through Y-Combinator as a non-profit organization?
    How affordable will 3D-printed houses be and how soon will you be able to buy one?

     
    Building a base of loyal customers when starting a business  – 33:50 
    What can you do to build a genuine connection with your customers when first starting a business that will set you apart from your competitors?
    How do you overcome self doubt when trying something new or experiencing success for the first time?
    What counterintuitive advice should you think about when starting and scaling a business if you don’t want to lose your best talent to your competition?

     
    Key strategies for handling failures in business  – 47:50 
    What are the two ways to approach risk-taking when running a business and why should you avoid one?
    What are some of New Story’s greatest success stories?

     

    It’s true that the journey to finding your life mission is not easy. But if you want to be successful, it's worth taking the time and effort to find what you are passionate about—or at very least interested in doing. When starting a business for yourself, make sure you properly connect with your customers by providing them high-quality products they can't get anywhere else. And when failure strikes (and it will), use a few key strategies to handle tough times until better days come around again. Remember, "failure is just another word for opportunity."

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 13,000-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

    Brett Hagler’s website

    Brett Hagler on LinkedIn

    Brett Hagler on Twitter

    Brett Hagler on Instagram

    New Story website

    New Story on YouTube

    New Story on Instagram

     

    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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    • 57 min
    Jonathan Horowitz | Overcome Chronic Stress by Implementing 3 Easy Daily Activities

    Jonathan Horowitz | Overcome Chronic Stress by Implementing 3 Easy Daily Activities

    In today’s episode, we cover stress and anxiety with Dr. Jonathan Horowitz. Jonathan Horowitz received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and is the CEO and founder of the San Francisco Stress and Anxiety Center where he helps people manage and overcome stress.

     

    Science is showing us that we are dealing with increased levels of stress and anxiety thanks to the pandemic, so what can you do to prevent your stress and anxiety from overwhelming you, how can you prevent burnout, and when do you know it’s time to seek professional help?

      

    What to Listen For
    Dr. Jonathan Horowitz’s origin story – 2:06
    How easily can other people tell when you’re feeling nervous or anxious in a conversation?
    How does perfectionism get in the way of you achieving your goals and what can you do to move past it?
    Can you control whether or not people like you?

     
    Warning signs you’re not adequately managing stress – 22:40
    What can you do to better manage your stress levels so it doesn’t damage your health and relationships?
    How does stress impact your ability to be creative and an effective problem solver?
    What can you do to help manage the stress of working from home and not having a clear distinction between home and work?

     
    Preventing burnout by practicing self-care – 37:56 
    What small but meaningful exercises can you do in your daily life to better take care of yourself so you don’t get overwhelmed by stress?
    What should you avoid doing if you don’t want to get overwhelmed by stress?
    How has our social anxiety been impacted by COVID and the lockdown and what can we do about it?
    How do you know when you should see a therapist?

     

    While short periods of stress (like exercise or solving a difficult problem) can provide countless benefits to our physical and mental wellbeing, long periods of chronic stress can have detrimental effects on our minds and bodies. But what can you do about it when it seems like being stressed out is normal? It comes down to small daily habits that any of us can implement in our lives because we all have a few minutes to spare to take better care of ourselves.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 13,000-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

    Jonathan Horowitz on LinkedIn

    San Francisco Stress and Anxiety Center

     

    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 7 min
    Anne-Maartje Oud | Make Powerful First Impressions By Mastering These Body Language Hacks

    Anne-Maartje Oud | Make Powerful First Impressions By Mastering These Body Language Hacks

    In today’s episode, we cover negotiation with Anne-Maartje Oud. Anne is a behavioral advisor, trainer, and the CEO & founder of The Behaviour Company based in Amsterdam.

     

    Your behavior plays an essential role in getting your message across, so what can you do to make sure your message doesn’t get lost, why is emotional validation crucial if you want to be a great leader, and how should you prepare for and handle conflict in the workplace?

     

    What to Listen For
    The biggest myths about reading body language – 1:30
    What can reading body language tell you about someone and what can it NOT tell you?
    What questions can you ask yourself to find out what external and internal factors might be influencing your body language?
    What can you do if you are over analyzing your communication to the detriment of your relationships and career?

     
    The brain-body connection and how you feel – 18:05
    What are easy ways you can convey trustworthiness in the workplace?
    What changes can you make to boost the effectiveness of your speaking and presentation style through Zoom?
    What are pacifying behaviors and why do we need to be on the lookout for them when talking to someone or a group of people?

     
    The importance of validation in the workplace – 36:46 
    What is emotional validation and why do you need to have a handle on it if you want to be an effective leader?
    What kind of feedback should you avoid giving if you want to lead your team effectively?



    DOs and DON'Ts of dealing with conflict in the workplace – 46:30
    What are the 4 ways people use to deal with conflict and which ways should you avoid if you don’t want to lose your relationships?
    What can you do to prepare yourself emotionally for a difficult conversation or confrontation so you don’t lose your cool when it matters?
    What advice surrounding body language should you avoid at all cost? 

     

    A person’s body language communicates a great deal about the person, but it’s not magic. In order to effectively understand body language, it’s important to dispel some of the myths surrounding body language so you know its limits. Body language can give you a glimpse into what a person might be feeling at that moment, but it cannot tell you what they’re thinking. 

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 13,000-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

    Anne-Maartje Oud on Twitter

    Anne-Maartje Oud on LinkedIn

    Art of Charm podcast with Joe Navarro

    The Importance of Validation by Joe Navarro, Anne-Maartje Oud

    Dangerous Personalities by Joe Navarro

     

    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 4 min
    Victoria Medvec | Master Negotiation By Avoiding These 3 Traps

    Victoria Medvec | Master Negotiation By Avoiding These 3 Traps

    In today’s episode, we cover negotiation with Dr. Victoria Medvec. Dr. Medvec a master negotiator, Kellogg professor, CEO of Medvec & Associates, and is the author of Negotiate Without Fear: Strategies and Tools to Maximize Your Outcomes.

     

    Negotiating is a part of life, personally and professionally, so how should we be looking at it, how can we remove the fear and anxiety from negotiating, and what strategies can you implement from a professional negotiator to take your negotiating skills to the next level?

     

    What to Listen For
    Dr. Victoria Medvec’s origin story – 1:35
    What do great negotiators enjoy about the act of negotiating?
    What are the biggest fears people have about negotiating that prevent them from getting what they deserve and what can you do to overcome those fears?
    What is the most important element of effective negotiation and how can you use it to overcome your fears of negotiating?

     
    Creating win-win negotiation outcomes – 12:59
    How can you think about future negotiations in a way that makes both parties excited about the outcome?
    What questions can you ask in a negotiation to get a better understanding of what the other party is looking to get out of the negotiation?
    What does it mean to prepare for a negotiation and how can you show the other party during the negotiation that you’ve put in the work ahead of time?

     
    Common traps many expert negotiators fall into – 23:07 
    What are the 3 most common traps experienced negotiators fall into and what can you do to avoid falling into those traps?
    How do you bring creativity into negotiating to ensure both parties walk away from the negotiation with a win?
    Why are emotion and storytelling important in the art of negotiation?



    Managing emotions during negotiations – 37:00
    What 4 steps can you take to manage the emotions during negotiations to prevent them from ruining a deal and making you and/or your company look bad?
    How do you effectively negotiate your salary to get what you deserve while also giving the company a positive outcome?
    How do different generations view negotiation and why is it important?
    What are

     

    We typically associate the word “negotiation” with negotiating a raise or negotiating the price of a car, but in reality just about anything can be negotiated. Unfortunately, many of us never try to negotiate because negotiating seems intimidating, or we just assume the price or cost of something is set in stone. If you want to get what you deserve out of life, no one is going to give it to you, you must be willing to know your worth and ask for it.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 13,000-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

    Negotiate Without Fear by Victoria Medvec

    Medvec & Associates: Critical Decision and Negotiation Partners website

     

    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 2 min
    Toolbox | Unlock Your Charisma by Focusing on These 3 Traits

    Toolbox | Unlock Your Charisma by Focusing on These 3 Traits

    In today’s episode, we cover charisma with AJ, Johnny, and Michael. 

     

    Charisma can make the difference between a fulfilling life and a depressing lonely existence, but what actually is charisma, why is it so powerful, and how can you develop it to bring out the best in you and the people around you?

     

    What to Listen For
    What is charisma? – 1:10
    How does science define and perceive charisma?
    What is it about charismatic leaders that makes them stand out and what can you learn from them?
    Can charisma be learned?

     
    The importance of being present – 11:02
    What are the three internal dials you can play with in order to figure out the level of charisma best suited for your personality?
    What does it mean to be present and why is it important if you want to be charismatic?

     
    Turning up your enthusiasm – 26:30 
    What do many people get wrong about enthusiasm and what does it mean to live with more enthusiasm?
    What simple changes can you make right now to be more enthusiastic in your interactions with other people?
    What easy steps can you take to increase your enthusiasm and put you in a better mood?



    Confidence is the key to unlocking your potential – 40:15
    When is confidence most useful and why do those times also allow you to strengthen your confidence?

     

    Charisma might feel like something a person just has, but like many traits, it can be broken down into easily understood components. Once you understand what those components are, you can then take steps to develop them and allow your personality to shine by being a more charismatic version of yourself.

     

    A Word From Our Sponsors

    Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 13,000-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

    Charisma: An Ill-Defined and Ill-Measured Gift

    Skills vs. Attributes: What Should You Focus On

     

    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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    • 56 min

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11.1K Ratings

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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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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!

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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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