Toolbox Episodes

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Habit Building (Episode 733)


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Building habits is a gradual and effective process that can forever change your life when done right – but what goes into habits in the first place, what is the most effective way to break/build habits, and how can you use science and self-awareness to successfully build life-changing habits?


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How to Bounce Back From Challenging Times (Episode 728)


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If you want to want to flourish no matter what life throws at you, you must develop a solid foundation of resilience – but what is resilience, why is it so important to our overall happiness and success in life, and how do we make sure we have enough of it to get through the unavoidable blows to our confidence and self-esteem we all take throughout our lives?


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Why Emotional Connection Makes or Breaks a Relationship | ToolBox (Episode 719)


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In this episode, AJ and Johnny speak on the importance of “emotional bids,” and how to successfully identify and respond to them to create a deeper connection with the people around you. We start with a look at the clinical researcher, Dr. John Gottman and the study he conducted that helped define what an emotional bid is and why it is so important. Then, AJ and Johnny describe how we can positively or negatively respond to a whole array of emotional bids – and how that can make or break a relationship. We also learn how you don’t have to tell all of your deepest and darkest secrets to feel like someone truly understands you.


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8 Tips to Keep the Conversation Going (Episode 716)


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How do you take a conversation to the next level and create real connection? In this episode of The Art of Charm podcast, AJ and Johnny explain 8 fundamental steps to develop a relationship beyond just a brief interaction with a stranger on the train, scoring a number at a bar, or a handshake at a business conference. Learn the social cues, the mental tricks, and the right body language to tee up a compelling conversation.


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The Art of Compelling Conversations (Episode 715)


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In this episode, AJ and Johnny share stories on how they’ve built connections with others and improved upon them—and back these up with science. On their quest to reach the perfect balance, they talk about how important opening up the door of introduction is without prying into someone’s life or personal space.


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How to Talk to Female strangers | How to Start a Conversation with a Stranger (Episode 711)


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Think about it – at one point in time everyone in our lives was a stranger – even our closest friend.

Whether we are trying to strike up a conversation at a networking event, meeting someone at a bar, or just talking to your barista, the art of talking to strangers comes alive every day.

On today’s episode, we aren’t just discussing how to talk to strangers, but why doing so can improve our lives and increase our happiness.


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