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43 minutes | 4 days ago
667: How to Cultivate Your Influence and Build Powerful Connections with Jon Levy
Jon Levy provides foundational principles for connecting better and building your influence. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Why relationships are the #1 predictor of your success 2) How to make networking feel more natural 3) How to build trust quickly with vulnerability loops Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep667 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JON — Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands, like Microsoft, Google, AB-InBev, and Samsung, to startups. • Jon’s book: You're Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence • Jon’s website: jonlevytlb.com • Jon’s Clubhouse: @jonlevytlb • Jon’s Facebook: JonLevyTLB • Jon’s Instagram: jonlevytlb • Jon’s Twitter: @JonLevyTLB — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “Decisions and Revisions: The Affective Forecasting of Changeable Outcomes” by Daniel T. Gilbert and Jane E. J. Ebert • Study: Pratfall Effect • Book: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath • Book: The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time by Allen Gannett — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Canva. Look more professional with Canva Pro. Free 45-day extended trial at canva.me/awesome
39 minutes | 7 days ago
666: How to Build Trust and Connection through Digital Body Language with Erica Dhawan
Leadership expert Erica Dhawan helps decode the new cues and signals that make up digital body language. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The new cues and signals to look out for2) Rules for emojis in emails3) The Zoom rule to keep everyone engagedSubscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep666 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ERICA — Erica Dhawan is a globally recognized leadership expert and keynote speaker helping organizations and leaders innovate faster and further, together. Erica has spoken, worldwide, to organizations and enterprises that range from the World Economic Forum to U.S. and global Fortune 500 companies, associations, sports teams, and government institutions. Named as one of the top management professionals around the world by Global Gurus, she is the founder and CEO of Cotential – a company that has helped leaders and teams leverage twenty-first-century collaboration skills globally. Her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Fast Company and Harvard Business Review. She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, MBA from MIT Sloan, and BS from The Wharton School. • Book: Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance • Quiz: EricaDhawan.com/digitalbodylanguage • Website: EricaDhawan.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Calm • Book: Choose Yourself by James Altucher • Product: Nuun tablet — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Creatives on Call. Access 15,000 brilliant marketing and creative professionals at CreativesOnCall.com/AWESOME.• LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/awesome
33 minutes | 11 days ago
665: How to Make Lasting Change – According to Science – with Katy Milkman
Behavioral scientist and Wharton professor Katy Milkman reveals how behavioral science can help you make changes that stick. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The top obstacles of change–and how to overcome them 2) How to overcome your impulsivity 3) How you can make your laziness work for you Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep665 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT KATY — Katy Milkman is the James G. Dinan Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab’s popular behavioral economics podcast Choiceology, and the former president of the international Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Over the course of her career, she has worked with or advised dozens of organizations on how to spur positive change, including Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, and Walmart. An award-winning scholar and teacher, Katy writes frequently about behavioral science for major media outlets such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Her book How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You are to Where You Want to Be came out two days ago! She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University (summa cum laude), and her PhD from Harvard University where she studied Computer Science and Business. • Book: How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be• Newsletter: Milkman Delivers• Podcast: Choiceology• Website: KatyMilkman.com— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini • Book: Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaier and Cass Sunstein — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • TheZebra. Quickly save on home and auto insurance at TheZebra.com/awesome
46 minutes | 14 days ago
664: Dr. Robert Cialdini on How to Persuade with the 7 Universal Principles of Influence
The Godfather of Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini, reveals best- and worst-practices for deploying the seven universal principles of influence. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The five words that doubled a student’s persuasiveness 2) How to masterfully and disasterfully employ each of the seven principles of influence 3) The easiest way to lose someone’s trust Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep664 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ROBERT — Dr. Robert Cialdini is the author of Influence and Pre-Suasion. He is the thought leader in the fields of Influence and Persuasion. And, he is a three-time New York Times Bestselling author with over 7 million books sold in 44 languages. Dr. Cialdini received his PhD from University of North Carolina and post-doctoral training from Columbia University. He holds honorary doctoral degrees (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Georgetown University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Wroclaw, Poland and University of Basil in Switzerland. He has held Visiting Scholar appointments at Ohio State University, the University of California, the Annenberg School of Communications, and the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University. In acknowledgement of his outstanding research achievements and contributions in behavioral science, Dr. Cialdini was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. His work and books have been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today Magazine, and on the PBS Newshour, Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, New York Times, MSNBC, CNBC, CBS, and many more outlets and shows. Dr. Cialdini is a highly popular keynoter and is often referred to as the Godfather of Influence. For more on Robert Cialdini and his life’s work, visit: https://www.influenceatwork.com/. • Robert’s book: Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion • Robert’s book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade • Robert’s website: InflueceAtWork.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “A Relational Obligations Approach to the Foot‐In‐The‐Mouth Effect” by R. Kelly Aunel and Michael D. Basil • Study: “Sweetening the Till: The Use of Candy to Increase Restaurant Tipping” by David B. Strohmetz, Bruce Rind, Reed Fisher, and Michael Lynn • Study: “Observational Learning: Evidence from a Randomized Natural Field Experiment” by Hongbin Cai, Yuyu Chen, and Hanming Fang • Article: “Create intimacy with consumers or donors: Ask for their input” • Article: “The Power of the Word ‘Because’ to Get People to Do Stuff” • Book: "The Hidden Persuaders" by Vance Oakley Packard • Miniseries: The Queen’s Gambit • Comedy Routine: John Mulaney’s Dad Orders One Black Coffee — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Creatives on Call. Accesss 15,000 brilliant marketing and creative professionals at CreativesOnCall.com/AWESOME.
40 minutes | 18 days ago
663: How to Stop Negative Self-talk, Beat Impostor Syndrome, and Feel Confident with Melody Wilding
Melody Wilding shares powerful strategies to stop overthinking and deal with your inner critic. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The two behaviors that greatly hinder sensitive professionals 2) Three tactics for silencing your inner critic 3) Powerful questions to counter negative thinking Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep663 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT MELODY — Melody Wilding, LMSW is an executive coach, human behavior expert, and author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work. She has coached hundreds of private clients, from CEOs and Fortune 500 executives to leaders from the US Department of Education, the Federal Reserve, and the United Nations. She teaches graduate-level human behavior and psychology at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York. Her writing is regularly featured on Medium and in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, and Quartz. Her advice has been featured in the New York Times, The Cut, Oprah Magazine, NBC News, US News and World Report, and more. • Melody’s book: Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work • Melody’s website: MelodyWilding.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen • Product: Fitbit • Product: Oura Ring — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Storyworth. Give Mom a super meaningful Mother’s Day gift this year at StoryWorth.com/awesome.
33 minutes | 21 days ago
662: How to Build Resilient Teams to Beat Burnout with Paula Davis
Paula Davis discusses how teams can support each other to beat burnout and create a culture of resilience. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How an engaged workforce can still burnout 2) The tiny noticeable things (TnTs) that make us more resilient 3) How to keep your mind from catastrophizing Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep662 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT PAULA — Paula Davis JD, MAPP, is the Founder and CEO of the Stress & Resilience Institute, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations reduce burnout and build resilience at the team, leader, and organizational level. Paula left her law practice after seven years and earned a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Paula is also the author of Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being & Resilience. Her expertise has been featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, and Psychology Today. • Paula’s book: Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience • Paula’s website: BeatBurnoutNow.com • Paula’s institute: StressandResilience.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: "Beat Generosity Burnout" by Adam Grant & Reb Rebele — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome
32 minutes | 25 days ago
661: How to Connect Meaningfully with Susan McPherson
Susan McPherson shares her surefire method for building better connections. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The winning strategy to building connections 2) Better alternatives to small talk 3) How to maintain connections efficiently Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep661 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SUSAN — Susan McPherson is a serial connector, seasoned communicator and founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact. She is the author of The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Relationships. Susan has 25+ years of experience in marketing, public relations, and sustainability communications, speaking regularly at industry conferences, and contributing to the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Forbes. She has appeared on NPR, CNN, USA Today, The New Yorker, New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. Susan is a Vital Voices global corporate ambassador and has received numerous accolades for her voice on social media platforms from Fortune Magazine, Fast Company and Elle Magazine. She resides in Brooklyn. • Book: The Lost Art of Connecting: The Gather, Ask, Do Method for Building Meaningful Business Relationships • Email: email@example.com • Website: McPherson Strategies — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • TheZebra. Quickly save on home and auto insurance at TheZebra.com/awesome
32 minutes | a month ago
660: Finding More Success through More Failures with Jim Harshaw, Jr. (Host of the Success Through Failure Podcast)
Jim Harshaw Jr. explains how to overcome the fear of failure and use it as fuel to achieve more success. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) A mantra to ease the burden of failure 2) The simplest way to improve your chances of success 3) The one common habit of successful people Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep660 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JIM — Jim Harshaw Jr. is an NCAA Division I All American athlete, internationally recognized TEDx speaker, and personal performance coach. He has impacted hundreds of thousands of lives across the world by helping clients and audiences increase resilience, maximize potential, and build high performing teams. • Jim’s podcast: Success Through Failure • Jim’s website: JimHarshawJr.com • Sign up for a free one-time coaching call with Jim at JimHarshawJr.com/apply — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Tool: The Five-Minute Journal • Study: “Failure prognosis: Data science predicts which failures will ultimately succeed” • Study: Harvard Study of Adult Development • Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
43 minutes | a month ago
659: How to Get More by Saying Less in Negotiations with Fotini Iconomopoulos
Fotini Iconomopoulos shares the unconventional negotiation approaches to help you get what you want out of work and life. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The four magic words of negotiation 2) The surprising power of the pause in a negotiation 3) The script to use when you hear “no” Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep659 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT FOTINI — Fotini is a speaker, trainer, advisor, and author. Fotini helps people get what they want, by channeling her energy into her passion for the power of forward thinking. Today business executives partner with her to achieve their business goals, increase profitability and create a competitive advantage. She empowers their teams through her expertise in negotiation, communication and persuasion. To share her strengths with more business leaders, Fotini occasionally returns to the classroom as an instructor of MBA Negotiations at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. For the last 5 years, she’s been invited to share her messages with audiences from all industries in keynote addresses across the globe. Fotini’s first book from Harper Collins is Say Less, Get More: Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You Want.• Book: Say Less, Get More: Unconventional Negotiation Techniques to Get What You Want • Instagram: @fotiniicon • LinkedIn: Fotini Iconomopoulos • Website: FotiniIcon.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey • Book: Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini • Book: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Dr. Amy Cuddy • Past episode: 311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss • Study: “Get Excited: Reappraising Pre-Performance Anxiety as Excitement” by Alison Wood Brooks, Harvard Business School • Website: HomeAdvisor.com — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Canva. Look more professional with Canva Pro. Free 45-day extended trial at canva.me/awesome
39 minutes | a month ago
658: How to Fix Burnout and Beat Exhaustion, Stress, and Overwhelm with Dr. Jacinta Jimenez
Dr. Jacinta Jimenez breaks down what causes burnout and what we can do to prevent and fix it. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) What most get wrong about burnout 2) How to recover using the PULSE framework 3) The tiny recovery habits that build tremendous resilience Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep658 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JACINTA — Jacinta M. Jiménez, PsyD, BCC (also known as “Dr. J”) is an award-winning Psychologist and Board-Certified Leadership Coach with a 15+ year career dedicated to the betterment of leaders. An in-demand speaker, consultant, and coach, she has worked with individuals in top organizations in Silicon Valley and throughout the world. A graduate of Stanford University and the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, Dr. J is a sought-after expert in bridging the fields of psychology and leadership. She contributes to national news and TV outlets, including CNN/HLN, Business Insider, Forbes, and Fast Company. As the former Global Head of Coaching at BetterUp, she developed groundbreaking science-backed coaching approaches for helping today’s top organizations foster resilience, while also leading a global community of 1500+ international Leadership Coaches in over 58 countries. She holds a certificate in Diversity & Inclusion from Cornell University and provides consultation on topics related to this important area as well. • Jacinta’s book: The Burnout Fix: Overcome Overwhelm, Beat Busy, and Sustain Success in the New World of Work • Jacinta’s website: TheBurnoutFix.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Researcher: Christina Maslach • Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome
42 minutes | a month ago
657: How to Stop Drifting and Start Directing Your Career & Life with Andy Storch
Andy Storch discusses why professionals often feel lost in their careers—and how you can find your direction. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Three mental shifts that turn challenges into opportunities 2) The ultimate tool for resolving your hardest decisions 3) The subtle ways we waste time—and how to stop Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep657 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ANDY — Andy Storch is an executive coach, consultant and facilitator specializing in helping clients turn strategy into action and results. He helps leaders accelerate and grow their success through measurable improvements in their business and careers. Just as important, he helps them become the happiest, healthiest, most fulfilled versions of themselves. • Andy’s book: Own Your Career Own Your Life: Stop Drifting and Take Control of Your Future • Free resource: Five Steps to Owning Your Career • Andy’s website: AndyStorch.com • Andy’s Instagram: @andy_storch • Andy’s LinkedIn: Andy Storch — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion by Marshall Rosenberg • Book: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am) by Hal Elrod • Book: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday
41 minutes | a month ago
656: The Five Things that Leaders Do with Jim Kouzes
Jim Kouzes discusses how everyday professionals can make an impact regardless of their title, role, or setting. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The definitive answer to the question, “Are leaders born or made?” 2) The four components to building a compelling vision 3) Easy ways to sustain your team’s motivation Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep656 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT JIM — Jim Kouzes is the coauthor of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, and over a dozen other books on leadership, including the 2021 book, Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership. He is also a Fellow of the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. The Wall Street Journal named Jim one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S., and he has received the Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award from the Association for Talent Development, among many other professional honors. • Jim’s book: Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership: How to Make a Difference Regardless of Your Title, Role, or Authority, with Barry Posner • Jim’s book: The Student Leadership Challenge: Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner), with Barry Posner • Jim’s book: The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner), with Barry Posner • Jim’s website: LeadershipChallenge.com • Jim’s Twitter: @Jim_Kouzes — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “The Name of the Game: Predictive Power of Reputations versus Situational Labels in Determining Prisoner's Dilemma Game Moves” by Varda Liberman, Steven M. Samuels, and Lee Ross • Software: Kermit • Software: Grammarly • Book: "Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know" by Adam Grant
46 minutes | 2 months ago
655: Building Better Habits via Better Systems with Most Days’ Brent Franson
Brent Franson shares tactics and tools for building powerful habits based on his experiences of being surrounded by addiction. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How Brent leveraged technology to break his bad habits 2) The keystone habit of behavioral change 3) How to stay motivated even when you fail Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep655 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT BRENT — Brent Franson is the Founder and CEO of Most Days, an app backed by science, built to help you understand what you need to do to improve your life and achieve change. Previously, he was on the founding team of Reputation.com, the worldwide leader in online reputation management. Reputation.com was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Brent was also the CEO of Euclid Analytics, a leader in retail data and analytics. Under his leadership, Euclid was acquired by WeWork in 2019. Brent has been named a LinkedIn Top Voice, and has regularly contributed to Forbes, LinkedIn, Inc, Entrepreneur, and other publications. Brent is a father, and an athlete who enjoys his routine, reading, running, skiing, skydiving, and anything that involves pushing his own boundaries. • Brent’s app: Most Days • Brent’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Brent’s Twitter: @brentfranson — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Software: BlockSite • Product: Sonic toothbrush • Product: kSafe • Book: Benzodiazepines: How They Work & How to Withdraw aka The Ashton Manual by C. Heather Ashton • Book: Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg • Book: The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles Lindbergh • Book: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing • Speech: “The Man in the Arena” by Theodore Roosevelt • Pete’s Most Days Routine: AwesomeAtYourJob.com/mostdays — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Storyworth. Give Mom a super meaningful Mother’s Day gift this year at StoryWorth.com/awesome.• LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/awesome
39 minutes | 2 months ago
654: How to Tap Into Your Genius Zone with 34 Strong’s Darren Virassammy
Darren Virassammy shares his expert tips on how to make the strengths work best for you and your team. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How strengths can both be an asset and a liability 2) The surprising sign of genius 3) The trick to turn your blind spots into strengths Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep654 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DARREN — Darren Virassammy is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of 34 Strong, comprised of a team that believes everyone deserves a great place to work and that any workplace can be great. A leading expert in the global employee engagement community, the 34 Strong team leverages the Strengths-Based approach to human development to create massive shifts within organizations, both culturally and on the bottom line. He and his team have created sustainable change in small microbusinesses, all the way up to large organizational teams at the FDA, Bank of America, and The California Department of Public Health. Darren is the co-host of the Leading Strong podcast and the host of The Nature Advantage podcast. • Darren's LinkedIn: Darren Virassammy • Darren's podcast: Leading Strong • Darren's podcast: The Nature Advantage • Darren's website: 34Strong.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Assessment: CliftonStrengths Assessment • Book: Incredible Parent: Discover Your Parenting Strengths and Raise Your Kids with Confidence by Brandon Miller and Analyn Miller • Book: Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill • Previous episode: 178: How to Lead Without Authority with Dodie Gomer • Previous episode: 643: The Overlooked Fundamentals of Inspiring and Managing Teams with 15Five’s Shane Metcalf • Program: Barbados Welcome Home Stamp — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Blinkist. Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome. • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME.
48 minutes | 2 months ago
653: Training Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance with Dr. Ellen Reed
Dr. Ellen Reed reveals how to build mental toughness by training your brain to be more solution-focused. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The biological reason why we underperform 2) Three simple questions to your build mental toughness 3) How to beat out stress in 60 seconds Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep653 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT ELLEN — Dr. Ellen Reed has been a top performance coach for more than ten years, working with Dr. Jason Selk. In addition to helping others reach high-levels of success, she has a well-established career as a professional dancer. With her background in academia and the performing arts, she helps athletes, students, and business leaders reach their peak performance by developing mental toughness. Dr. Reed received her PhD. in experimental psychology, with a focus on memory and cognition, from St. Louis University. • Ellen’s book: Relentless Solution Focus: Train Your Mind to Conquer Stress, Pressure, and Underperformance with Jason Selk • Ellen’s website: RelentlessSolutionFocus.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Website: JasonSelk.com • Book: 10-Minute Toughness: The Mental Training Program for Winning Before the Game Begins by Jason Selk • Book: The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals by Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin • Book: Executive Toughness: The Mental-Training Program to Increase Your Leadership Performance by Jason Selk • Poem: “The Guest House” by Rumi — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME.
45 minutes | 2 months ago
652: The Nine Mindset Shifts for Your Best Preparation and Performance with Brian Levenson
Brian Levenson shares the key mental shifts that elite athletes use to prepare and perform at the highest levels--and work for professionals too! — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) How to get into the elite performer mindsets 2) When it pays to be arrogant 3) The visualization hack used by elite athletes Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep652 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT BRIAN — Brian Levenson is the founder of Strong Skills, which provides executive coaching and mental performance coaching, speaking and consulting to elite organizations, performers and leaders. He has been fortunate to work with CEO’s, professional athletes and with teams in the NBA, NHL, and MLS, Division 1 athletic departments, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Homeland Security, Hilton, Disney, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and many other organizations. Brian has a weekly podcast, Intentional Performers, where he interviews a diverse group of elite high performers. Brian has a weekly newsletter called Brian’s Message of the Week, which shares articles, videos, podcasts, and information to subscribers. Brian also created an assessment tool called the Self Belief Inventory which is used by elite athletes, executives, and organizations. His book, Shift Your Mind, was released in October of 2020. Brian currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife and two kids. • Book: Shift Your Mind: 9 Mental Shifts to Thrive in Preparation and Performance • LinkedIn: Brian Levenson • Twitter: @BrianLevenson • Website: StrongSkills.co — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Study: “When Being a Humble Leader Backfires” by Jia Hu, Berrin Erdogan, Kaifeng Jiang, and Talya N. Bauer • App: Pocket • Book: Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi • Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein • Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni • Book: The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose by Chris Wilson — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME. • Monday.com. Experience a 14-day free trial of the Work OS that boosts the ownership, joy, and efficiency of work.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
651: How to Defuse Verbal Conflict and Prevent Toxicity from Ruining Your Day with Sam Horn
Sam Horn explains how to deal with difficult people more effectively by shifting the language we use. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) Words to lose and words to use in a conflict 2) The mindset shift that makes us feel like less like a victim 3) Two strategies for dealing with workplace bullies Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep651 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT SAM — Sam Horn, is the CEO of the Intrigue Agency and the Tongue Fu! Training Institute. Her 3 TEDx talks and 9 books - including Tongue Fu!, POP!, Got Your Attention? and SOMEDAY is Not a Day in the Week - have been featured in NY Times, on NPR, and presented to hundreds of organizations worldwide including Intel, Cisco, Boeing, U.S. Navy, Nationwide, and Fidelity. • Sam’s book: Tongue Fu!: Deflect, Disarm, & Diffuse Any Verbal Conflict • Sam’s book: ConZentrate: Get Focused and Pay Attention--When Life Is Filled with Pressures, Distractions, and Multiple Priorities • Sam’s book: Take the Bully by the Horns: Stop Unethical, Uncooperative, or Unpleasant People from Running and Ruining Your Life • Sam’s website: SamHorn.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant • Book: The Black Stallion by Walter Farley • Podcast: Good Life Project
48 minutes | 2 months ago
650: How to Work Your Way to Happiness with Chris Croft
The Happiness Tips author himself, Chris Croft, distills and shares his top ten tips for more happiness at work. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The myths about happiness at work 2) How to rewire your brain to choose happiness 3) The affirmation to add to your morning routine Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep650 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT CHRIS — Chris is one of the top authors on Linkedin Learning, with 34 video courses recorded during 11 visits to Los Angeles, on subjects including Project Management, Time Management, Process Improvement, Assertiveness, Surviving Organisational Change, and Happiness, with 25,000 views a day and over eleven million views in total. His Happiness course is one of the most viewed happiness courses in the world, with nearly a million views on lynda.com and linkedin - its 52 practical things you can do to increase your happiness. He has published 15 books including The Big Book of Happiness, and he has produced a number of free apps including JobsToDo and Daily Happiness Tips. His free monthly email tips are sent to 20,000 people (www.free-management-tips.co.uk). • Book: The Big Book of Happiness: 87 Practical Ideas • Website: ChrisCroft.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Book: The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky • Book: The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck • Past episode: 162: The Only 5 Ways to Get More Done with Chris Croft • Personality: Albert Schweitzer • Personality: Sonja Lyubomirsky — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Monday.com. Experience a 14-day free trial of the Work OS that boosts the ownership, joy, and efficiency of work. • Blinkist. Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome
47 minutes | 2 months ago
649: How to Persuade through Better Listening and Adapting with Brian Ahearn
Brian Ahearn shares how to improve your influence by listening well and adapting to different personality types. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) What every professional can learn from insurance agents 2) The 5 critical ingredients of listening STARS 3) How to DEAL with the four different types of people Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep649 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. • Book: Persuasive Selling for Relationship Driven Insurance Agents • LinkedIn: Brian Ahearn • Website: InfluencePeople.biz — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • App: Voice Dream • Association: National Speaker Association • Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
648: How to Turn Stage Presence into Screen Presence with Diane DiResta
Diane DiResta shares expert tips to up your presence in remote meetings. — YOU’LL LEARN — 1) The simple change that dramatically improves your presence 2) Cost-efficient tips for improving your audio 3) Expert tips for engaging your virtual audience Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep648 for clickable versions of the links below. — ABOUT DIANE — Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy that serves business leaders who deliver high-stakes presentations—whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd, or from an electronic platform. A Certified Speaking Professional, DiResta is one of only 12% of speakers to hold that designation. She was President of the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. • Diane’s book: Knockout Presentations • Diane’s website: DiResta.com — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — • Software: Miro • Microphone: Blue Yeti USB Mic • Headset: Logitech H390 • Headset: Sennheiser SC 60 • Headset: Sennheiser SC 30 • Website: The Training Arcade • Website: WheelofNames.com • Book: The Science of Mind: The Complete Edition by Ernest Holmes • Book: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill • Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini • Podcast: Entrepreneurs on Fire • Video: “I’m not a cat” — THANK YOU SPONSORS! — • Monday.com. Experience a 14-day free trial of the Work OS that boosts the ownership, joy, and efficiency of work. • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME.
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