Fan Mail Friday #131 | Complicated vs. Complex

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.

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 General Ann Dunwoody, Rob ReidCharlamagne Tha God, and Mark Divine 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:

  • Here’s an example of advertising selling only emotion because the product itself truly lacks value.
  • Best man duties are an honor, but they can be stressful. Here’s our advice for handling them with grace and…charm.
  • Learning to run your own business doesn’t have to be a sink or swim proposition if you start it as a side hustle to your main job.
  • Do you understand the difference between complicated and complex tasks?
  • Suffer from misophonia? There’s a Facebook support group!
  • Some listener perspectives on excusamine (as discussed in FMF 126).
  • Would you choose to make $50,000 when your coworkers make 25,000, or $100,000 when your coworkers make $200,000?
  • How does someone approach dating when they find themselves deviating from social norms in many ways?
  • How long should you give a new job a chance before deciding it’s not what you signed up for and move on?
  • Documentary(ish) of the Week: Narcos
  • Shoutouts to fighter pilot Joey Johnson in South Korea and Joey Svendsen of the Bad Christian Podcast!
  • 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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