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AoC Toolbox | Understanding What People Really Want (Episode 638)


AoC Toolbox | Understanding What People Really Want (Episode 638)

If we can become more interested in one another’s real intentions, we can become better colleagues, better partners, better parents, better bosses, and better friends. That’s what this toolbox episode is about: How to figure out what people really want — from you, from themselves, and from one another. [Photo by Parker Knight] “Words are deeds.” -Ludwig Wittgenstein The Cheat … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | The Art of Grit (Episode 620)


AoC Toolbox | The Art of Grit (Episode 620)

Are you resilient? Resilience — true grit — has to last in order to be real. That’s what we’re going to explore in this toolbox: how to build real and lasting grit. [Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine] The Cheat Sheet: The jolt of purpose sometimes masquerades as its more complicated and permanent cousin, grit. Is there a formula for grit? … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Narrative Building (Episode 604)


AoC Toolbox | Narrative Building (Episode 604)

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) triumvirate of Johnny, AJ, and Jordan discuss the importance of narrative building — taking ownership of the past, being mindful of the present, and setting sights on what we hope to accomplish in the future. To build rapport with others, we have to know our own story first. [Photo by Jonathan Kos-Read] “If you don’t … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Resilience (Episode 594)


AoC Toolbox | Resilience (Episode 584)

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) trio of Johnny, AJ, and Jordan goes over the importance of resilience and how we can develop it to be ready for anything life throws our way. [Photo by Art Bromage] The Cheat Sheet: What is resilience and why is it so important? Consider resilience as a bedrock mindset upon which other improvements are built. … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch (Episode 550)


AoC Toolbox | Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch (Episode 550)

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) presents one of the most important tools in the toolbox: perfecting your elevator pitch — a brief and memorable introduction you could make to a fellow passenger in the time it takes to get from the lobby to the penthouse suite. The Cheat Sheet: Do you fear being asked the “what do you do for … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Social Capital Basics (Episode 469)


AOC Toolbox | Social Capital Basics

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) presents this toolbox episode about networking and social capital basics that will give you an important leg up in your own relationship development skills! The Cheat Sheet: Relationship development (and, by extension, the dreaded word ‘networking’) is the highest leverage point you can learn in business and your personal life. How do you make real … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Screening and Qualifying (Episode 420)


For better or worse, we mirror the company that we keep. Here’s how we maximize its quality for the best reflection. “I’m selective with second chances, but I’m always willing to give a first chance.” -AJ Harbinger The Cheat Sheet: Are you due for a friend audit? How do you tell the difference between “high value” and “low value” people? … Read More


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