Fan Mail Friday #126 | The Ugly Truth About Excusamine

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we’ll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right. This week we tackle the ugly truth about “excusamine.”

If you’re new to The Art of Charm Podcast, this isn’t a great place to start. Most of our content is more in-depth and longer format. Listen to recent guests Jay Mohr, Linda CarrollBill Nye, and Tim Grover for a better idea of our regular programming.

Also make sure to check out our Best Of picks or the Fundamentals Toolbox episodes. There, we’ve got the fundamentals of body language and nonverbal communication, attraction, negotiation, networking, and everything else we teach here at The Art of Charm.

Let’s cut to it! In this episode:

  • Are you being overprotective, or does your sibling need more help than you can offer?
  • How should a personal trainer respond to someone who wonders if they’re obese — without giving them a fat prescription of excusamine?
  • How does a relative unknown in the entertainment industry hungry for meatier projects successfully network with bigger names who are harder to reach? [Related: The AoC Social Capital Program]
  • How can an aspiring attorney be poised for legal opportunities related to cryptocurrency in the years ahead?
  • Can someone learn to be less defensive?
  • Documentary of the Week: Get Me Roger Stone
  • Quick shoutout to the ladies over at the HQ of the American Cancer Society!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
  • Check out Jordan’s (@TheArtofCharmother show: The Forbes List, and Jason’s (@jpdefother show: Grumpy Old Geeks.


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Jordan Harbinger - author of 952 posts on The Art of Charm

Jordan Harbinger has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, and been kidnapped -- twice. He’ll tell you the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any type of situation. Here at The Art of Charm, Jordan shares that experience, and the system borne as a result, with students and clients.


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