Art of Personal Development

Toolbox: Biggest Myth With Small Talk & 3 Mistakes to Avoid


In today’s episode, we cover the science of small talk with AJ and Johnny.  Small talk can feel like a chore these days, but why is it important that we make small talk with people throughout the day, how do we make it fun and engaging, and why is it detrimental to our relationships and community to avoid or ignore … Read More


in Building A Connection, Life Hacks, Marriage & Relationships, Podcast, Self Mastery, Toolbox Episodes

Listening 101: The Key to Creating Unforgettable Conversations


4 friends standing around talking

You’re out to dinner with your significant other’s parents. You’re meeting them for the first time. You need to make a good first impression. But what are you going to talk about? What should you ask them about? How will you know if you’re talking too much? Or not enough?  Meeting the parents can be intimidating. In fact, anytime you … Read More


in Building A Connection, Making Friends, Networking

Brad Lomenick | 3 Steps to Effective Leadership & Getting the Feedback You Need to Succeed


In today’s episode, we cover leadership with Brad Lomenick. Brad is a leadership consultant, speaker, founder of BLINC, and author of The Catalyst Leader and H3 Leadership. He writes about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, and personal growth.  Effective leadership is built on a few powerful traits anyone can learn, but what are they, what is … Read More


in Business, Connecting, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Making Friends, Networking, Podcast, Productivity, Relationships, Self Mastery

Matthew Pollard | The Networking Mindset for Success and Why Introverts Have the Edge


In today’s episode, we cover networking as an introvert with Matthew Pollard. Matthew is an internationally-recognized consultant, speaker, author, serial entrepreneur with five multi-million dollar business success stories under his belt, and the author of his newest book The Introvert’s Edge to Networking. Networking when you’re an introvert can feel like a daunting task, so how do successful introverts do … Read More


in Art of Business, Bonus Episodes, Deal Making & Negotiations, Entrepreneurship, Life Hacks, Podcast

Spark Your Creativity and Innovate Today with Michael Hendrix & Panos Panay


In today’s episode, we cover the power of music and listening with Panos A. Panay and R. Michael Hendrix. Panay is a Cypress-born entrepreneur and educator, Hendrix is an American graphic designer and entrepreneur, and both are the authors of Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation, featuring interviews with some of the top creative geniuses of … Read More


in Art of Business, Art of Personal Development, Building A Connection, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Finding Your Purpose, Networking, Podcast

The Stories We Tell Ourselves Everyday (Without Realizing It)


Wall with neon sign that says "We are all made of stories"

“Our origin stories don’t get to define us.” – Dr. Janina Scarlet Storytelling is one of humanity’s greatest gifts. It is a skill we have been perfecting for thousands of generations across the globe long before anyone started writing stories for others to read. In fact, it is almost impossible to separate storytelling from anything we do. Some of the … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Self Mastery

What 2020 Taught Us About Happiness


2020 took a toll on us.  Loneliness, depression, and anxiety caused by social isolation. A lack of purpose and meaning as a result of high unemployment and uncertainty in the job market. Restlessness and increasingly sedentary lifestyles after being pressured to stay inside for months. The stress caused by the uncertainty of not knowing when things were going to get … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Empowerment

Dr. Janina Scarlet | Your Superhero Identity & the Power of Heroic Stories


In today’s episode, we cover superhero therapy with Dr. Janina Scarlet. Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, author, TEDx speaker, and a full-time geek who immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.  Effective therapy can … Read More


in Art of Personal Development, Confidence, Empowerment, Finding Your Purpose, Life Hacks, Podcast, Podcasts, Self Mastery