Fan Mail Friday #135 | Forwarding the Family Name

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 Roger StoneAdmiral William H. McRavenRobin Dreeke, and Daniel McGinn 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:

  • How can you strengthen your discipline muscles to keep from backsliding into bad habits that hijack the good things you’ve accomplished?
  • How can you learn to better calibrate your interactions — especially if you’re a freelancer constantly emailing companies with vastly different cultures?
  • Feel like there’s so much bad going on in the world that expressing celebration on social media almost never seems appropriate anymore? Just remember: empathy doesn’t scale with the Internet.
  • Should having to change your lifelong email address affect whether or not you take another name upon marriage?
  • As a business owner, is it worth courting customers who can’t (or just won’t) follow simple instructions?
  • When your girl wants to party all the time but you need a break for your own mental health, you must ask: What Would Eddie Murphy Do (WWEMD)?
  • Documentary of the Week: Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
  • Quick shoutouts to Carsten Madsen in Kuala Lumpur and Rodrigo from Melilla!
  • 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 898 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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