Fan Mail Friday #140 | I Don’t Love Being Lamp

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 Jon Acuff and Tom Bilyeu 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:

  • Is there anything you find useful that other people just don’t get?
  • What are your options for maintaining sanity when you’re living with a messy significant other?
  • Self-help isn’t selfish, but you might want to put the brakes on any relationships until you’re standing on firmer ground.
  • Convincing your company’s chief investor that it’s time to pivot is all the more difficult when he happens to be your father.
  • No kid is responsible for an adult’s decision to use drugs. Repeated for emphasis: No kid is responsible for an adult’s decision to use drugs.
  • Some listener advice for the guy from FMF 134 who’s dating high-maintenance Mercedes.
  • How do you avoid becoming passive backdrop furniture in a group conversation?
  • Is there ever any upside to getting sucked into your coworker’s personal drama on the job?
  • Documentary of the Week: anything about The Great Barrier Reef.
  • Quick shoutouts to Andy from Luxembourg and Katie Couric!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @TheArtofCharm and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out 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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