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AoC Toolbox | How to Stop Feeling Like An Imposter (Episode 670)


AoC Toolbox | How to Stop Feeling Like An Imposter (Episode 670)

Feel like your accomplishments are unearned, you aren’t as good as people think, and you’ll be found out any moment? Here’s how to stop imposter syndrome. The Cheat Sheet: What is imposter syndrome? What are the causes of imposter syndrome? How can we recognize imposter syndrome when it arises? How can we shift our mindset if we find ourselves succumbing … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Five Fundamentals of a Solid Approach (Episode 664)


AoC Toolbox | Five Fundamentals of a Solid Approach (Episode 664)

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) trio of Johnny, AJ, and Jordan lay out the five fundamentals of a solid approach when you want to make an engaging connection with someone. “Welcome to AoC Dojo!” -AJ Harbinger The Cheat Sheet: If you want to engage in a meaningful connection with someone, remember these five fundamentals of a solid approach. Smile. Understand … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Four Components of a First Impression (Episode 656)


AoC Toolbox | Four Components of a First Impression (Episode 656)

The Art of Charm (@TheArtofCharm) trio of Johnny, AJ, and Jordan talk about the four components of a first impression that begin even before the first words are exchanged: static, dynamic, self-presentation, and circumstance. “You can’t become a positive blip on someone’s radar if they can’t see you.” -AJ Harbinger The Cheat Sheet: There are four components that go into … Read More


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AoC Toolbox | Truth: A Better Way to Talk About Ourselves (Episode 648)


AoC Toolbox | Truth: A Better Way to Talk About Ourselves (Episode 648)

Stories are woven so deeply into our everyday lives that our experiences and the embellishments we (often unintentionally) add to them are usually indistinguishable. Here’s a better way to talk about ourselves that doesn’t obscure the shine of the authentic with the fabrications of the fiction. The Cheat Sheet: Our lives are stories — but are we being honest when … Read More


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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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