How to Be Awesome at Your Job

By Pete Mockaitis

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Get more fun, wins, meaning, and money from your job! This show helps grow your skills and impact at any job that requires thinking and collaborating. Each week, Pete interviews thought-leaders and results-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance. Their stories and advice sharpen the universal skills to flourish at work. Boost your time/energy management, leadership, confidence, career opportunities, and fulfillment—while still getting home earlier. The show has 14,000,000 downloads and mentions in The New York Times, Forbes, and Linkedin Learning. Try starting with episode 0: START HERE and listener favorite episodes we put at the beginning numbered: A, B, C, D, E, and F. (Subscribe and/or sort Old to New to find these starter episodes.) Welcome!


Episode Date
645: How to Make a Bigger Impact by Connecting First with Dr. Melanie Katzman
00:31:33

Melanie Katzman shares strategies for establishing a great connection to facilitate great work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The trick to a great first impression 

2) The one question to gain better perspective 

3) The listening hack that makes all the difference 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep645 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MELANIE — 

Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist and coach to the world’s top public and private companies. Her latest book, Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work, is a #1 WSJ bestseller. 

She has delivered workshops and keynotes to organizations worldwide for three decades. During COVID-19, she is an especially sought-after virtual speaker, giving groups the tools for coping with newfound daily stressors, teaching immediately actionable techniques that have meaningful and enduring results. 

Melanie has been featured in the financial and popular media, and has appeared on numerous podcasts and television outlets. 

• Book: Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work 

• Instagram: melaniekatzman 

• Facebook: Melanie Katzman 

• LinkedIn: Melanie Katzman 

• Twitter: @melaniekatzman 

• Website: MelanieKatzman.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns 

• Website: Above the Law 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 25, 2021
644: How to Sharpen Your Skills for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet with Michelle Weise
00:44:25

Michelle Weise sheds light on the learning challenges professionals will face in the near future—and how we can prepare for them. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to surface your hidden skills 

2) How to keep AI from making you irrelevant 

3) Nifty tools for upskilling quickly 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep644 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MICHELLE — 

Michelle Weise was just named to the Thinkers50 thinkers to watch in 2021. She is senior advisor to Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group, and BrightHive, a data collaboration platform. 

She is former chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network and Southern New Hampshire University. She led the higher education practice at Clay Christensen’s Institute for Disruptive Innovation. Her most recent book is LONG LIFE LEARNING: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Even Exist Yet (Wiley, 2020). Her first book, with Clay Christensen (2014) is Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution. 

• Michelle’s book: Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet 

• Michelle’s LinkedIn: Michelle R. Weise 

• Michelle’s Twitter: @rwmichelle 

• Michelle’s website: RiseAndDesign.io 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Freestyle2 Keyboard for PC 

• Website: Skills Match 

• Software: GLEAC 

• Software: Mursion 

• Company: FutureFit AI 

• Company: Skyhigh Manpower Recruitment International 

• Company: InnoCentive 

• Company: Climb Hire 

• Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein 

• Book: Beloved by Toni Morrison 

• Previous episode: 376: How to Become the Success Nobody Saw Coming: Research Insights into “Dark Horses” from Harvard’s Todd Rose 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 22, 2021
643: The Overlooked Fundamentals of Inspiring and Managing Teams with 15Five’s Shane Metcalf
00:42:57

Shane Metcalf reveals his top research-based do’s and don’ts for being a great manager. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one meeting a manager should always make 

2) The teambuilding technique for great teams from the get-go  

3) How and why to keep an employee dossier 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep643 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SHANE — 

Shane Metcalf is a keynote speaker on building a world class workplace and one of the world’s leading pioneers in the space of cultural engineering and positive psychology. His insights have been featured in Inc, Fast Company, Business Insider, Washington Post, Tech Crunch, and Bloomberg. 

As the Co-founder of 15Five, Shane and his team support HR Executives with data-driven continuous performance management. 15Five has won numerous awards for their company culture, including the prestigious Inc Best Workplaces award, and is ranked #3 in the U.S. on GlassDoor. 

Follow Shane on Twitter and LinkedIn, and listen to him co-host the Best-Self Management Podcast. 

• Blog: 15Five.com/blog 

• Company: 15Five 

• LinkedIn: Shane Metcalf 

• Podcast: HR Superstars 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan 

• Book: Managing Up: How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss by Mary Abbajay 

• Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile 

• Book: Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant 

• Past episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay 

• Past episode: 582: The Five Behaviors That Make You an Indispensable “Go-to” Person with Bruce Tulgan 

• Strengths Survey: VIA Character Strengths 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/awesome

Feb 18, 2021
642: How to Identify Your Career Season and Land Your Dream Job with Ramit Sethi
00:47:33

Ramit Sethi shares how to find your career season and jobhunting insights for landing your dream job. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What makes a job the dream job 

2) The question you should ask your career role model 

3) How the briefcase technique can get you the job or raise 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep642 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT RAMIT — 

Ramit Sethi, author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a personal development expert to millions of readers in their twenties, thirties, and forties. He started his website, iwillteachyoutoberich.com, as a Stanford undergraduate in 2004, and he now hosts over a million readers per month on his blog, newsletter, and social media. 

Ramit grew up in Sacramento, the son of Indian immigrant parents who taught him the art of negotiating. Ramit went on to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technology and psychology from Stanford University and has used this understanding of human behavior to create innovative solutions in self development. Ramit and his team build premium digital products about careers, personal finance, entrepreneurship, psychology, and personal development for top performers. The IWT community includes over 1 million monthly readers, 300,000 newsletter subscribers, and 35,000 premium customers. Follow Ramit on Twitter and Instagram. 

• Book: I Will Teach You To Be Rich 

• Course: Find Your Dream Job 2.0 

• Instagram: @ramit 

• Twitter: @ramit 

• Website: IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson 

• Personality: Elliot Aronson 

• Study: Asch Conformity Experiment 

• Study: “The Intuitive Psychologist and His Shortcomings: Distortions in the Attribution Process” by Lee Ross 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

LinkedIn Jobs. Post your first job for free at linkedin.com/awesome 

MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME. 

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Feb 15, 2021
641: How to Inspire Sustained Change with Richard Boyatzis
00:40:46

Richard Boyatzis shares compelling research on how to open others up to change. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why goals don’t motivate us to change—and what does

2) The biological key that opens people up to change

3) Four principles for making change stick


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep641 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT RICHARD — 

Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, and HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business. He has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University. Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT), he studies sustained, desired change of individuals, teams, organizations, communities and countries since 1967. 

He is the author of more than 200 articles and 9 books on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education, including the international best-seller, Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee and the recent Helping People Change with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten. His Coursera MOOCs, including Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence has over a million enrolled from 215 countries. He is Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association. 

• Richard’s book: Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten 

• Richard’s book: Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence (Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence) with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee 

• Richard’s book: Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion with Annie McKee 

• Richard’s course: Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History (Austen Riggs Monograph S) by Erik Erikson 

• Book: Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence by Erik Erikson 

• Book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

• Book: The Achieving Society by David McClelland 

• Book: Power: The inner experience by David McClelland 

• Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Feb 11, 2021
640: Why Being Qualified Isn't Enough: How to Overcome Your Fear of Selling Yourself with Jena Viviano
00:40:20

Jena Viviano shares her three-step process for making more successful career transitions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three sources of career clarity 

2) Why networking doesn’t have to feel sleazy 

3) The three things recruiters are always looking for 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep640 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JENA — 

Jena Viviano is an ex-Wall Streeter turned career coach and entrepreneur who helps ambitious professionals articulate their personal branded career stories to land their dream jobs. 

• Jena’s LinkedIn: Jena Viviano Dunay 

• Jena’s podcast: Recruit the Employer 

• Jena’s website: RecruitTheEmployer.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Loom 

• Term: Briefcase technique 

• Book: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang 

• Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 08, 2021
639: How to Get More Breakthrough Ideas with Susan Robertson
00:45:26

Susan Robertson explains how to tap into your creative genius to generate breakthrough solutions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why every professional benefits from more creativity 

2) Why you should start with your craziest idea 

3) What to do when others shoot down your ideas 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep639 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SUSAN — 

Susan Robertson empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to more nimbly adapt to change, by transforming thinking from “why we can’t” to “how might we?” She is a creative thinking expert with over 20 years of experience coaching Fortune 500 companies. 

As an instructor on applied creativity at Harvard, Susan brings a scientific foundation to enhancing human creativity. She combines the neuroscience of creative thinking with a big dose of fun, to make the learning and behavior change really stick. 

• Susan’s website: SusanRobertson.co 

• Susan’s article: “10 Rules for Brainstorming Success” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• TED Talk: “Do schools kill creativity?” with Sir Ken Robinson 

• Website: Stormz 

Feb 04, 2021
638: How to Build Unhackable Focus with Kary Oberbrunner
00:43:32

Kary Oberbrunner shares expert strategies for bringing your attention back to what matters most. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The wrong and right ways of dealing with task overload 

2) The three components of deliberate magnetic focus 

3) The two triggers of flow state 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep638 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KARY — 

Kary Oberbrunner is CEO of Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they're here, and where they should invest their time and energy.  

Kary struggled to find his own distinct voice and passion. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary equips people to experience Unhackability in work and life and share their message with the world. He believes the most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. His vision is to ignite 100 million souls by 2030. 

Kary lives in Ohio with his wife, Kelly, and three children: Keegan, Isabel, and Addison. 

• Kary’s book: Day Job to Dream Job: Practical Steps for Turning Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig 

• Kary’s book: Elixir Project 

• Kary’s book: Unhackable: The Elixir for Creating Flawless Ideas, Leveraging Superhuman Focus, and Achieving Optimal Human Performance 

• Kary’s website: UnhackableBook.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “Putting a Finger on Our Phone Obsession” 

• Book: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell 

• Book: The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness by Morgan Housel 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 01, 2021
637: How to Have a Happier Work Week with Nic Marks
00:39:53

Nic Marks shares the research and best practices for more happiness at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The five elements of a happy work life 

2) How to draw the boundary between work and life 

3) How to boost motivation and engagement in 5 minutes 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep637 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT NIC — 

Nic Marks was once described as a "statistician with a soul" due to his unusual combination of 'hard' statistical skills and 'soft' people skills. 

He has been working in the field of happiness, wellbeing and quality of life over 25 years with a particular emphasis on measurement and how to create positive change. He is the founder of Friday Pulse and has worked with over a 1,000 organizations and teams measuring and improving their happiness at work. 

• Nic’s website: NicMarks.org 

• Nic’s LinkedIn: Nic Marks 

• Nic’s company: Friday Pulse 

• Personality Test: FridayOne.com 

— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Company: HelloFresh 

• Software: HubSpot 

• Term: Dunbar numbers 

• Term: PERMA by Seligman 

• Study: The Day Reconstruction Method 

• Book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink 

• Book: The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli 

— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

Canva. Design like a pro–for less time and money at canva.me/awesome 

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Jan 28, 2021
636: How to Advance Your Most Important Priorities with Eric Papp
00:33:15

Eric Papp shares foundational perspectives on saving time and prioritizing effectively. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one question that cuts your tasks in half 

2) The strategy that makes plans stick 

3) The key to starting off your week right 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep636 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ERIC — 

Eric Papp has a successful history of delivering proven strategies to increase productivity and performance in a complex world. 

Before becoming the success he is today, Eric earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He founded Agape leadership, LLC, an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership and sales for business performance, with the sole purpose of driving leaders and their teams to success. 

As a successful author and public speaker since 2010, he has worked with thousands of managers to aid teams toward success. 

Eric Papp has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America for his expertise in leadership effectiveness. His books Leadership By Choice and 3 Values of Being An Effective Person — published by John Wiley and Sons — are both top sellers and recognized for their unique impact in the business world. 

Eric now lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Brieann and their daughter Elliana. In his spare time, Eric frequents his local church, engages the community, and practices the kettlebell. 

• Keynote: “Better Thinking vs. More Effort” 

• Planner: “Priority Planner: A Daily Process of Accomplishing What Matters To You Professionally and Professionally" 

• Website: EricPapp.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear 

• Book: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch 

• Movie: “H-E Double Hockey Sticks” 

• Practice: Lectio Divina 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME. 

• NordVPN. Get a nice discount and a free month with your 2-year plan at NordVPN.com/awesomeatyourjob with the code AWESOMEATYOURJOB 

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Jan 25, 2021
635: Shifting your Team from Survival to Performance through Psychological Safety with Dr. Timothy Clark
00:42:38

Dr. Timothy Clark discusses the specific benefits and behaviors associated with high-performing, psychologically safe teams. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to combat the culture of fear 

2) Why to encourage intellectual friction 

3) Tips that boost your credibility at work 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep635 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TIM — 

Tim is founder and CEO of LeaderFactor and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Tim ranks as a global authority in the fields of senior executive development, strategy acceleration, and organizational change. He is the author of five books and more than 150 articles on leadership, change, strategy, human capital, culture, and employee engagement. He is a highly sought-after advisor, coach, and facilitator to CEOs and senior leadership teams. He has worked with leading organizations around the world. 

• Book: The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation 

• Guide: Behavioral Guide 

• LinkedIn: Timothy R. Clark 

• Twitter: @timothyrclark 

• Website: LeaderFactor.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME. 

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Jan 21, 2021
634: How to Get Ahead in Your Career by Developing Your Professional Value with Don Miller
00:47:01

Don Miller shares how to advance your career even without the need for a fancy title or degree. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The critical skills an MBA doesn’t teach you 

2) The harsh truth every professional must accept to succeed 

3) How to craft a compelling business case 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep634 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DON — 

Donald Miller is the CEO of Business Made Simple (BusinessMadeSimple.com), an online platform that teaches business professionals everything they need to know to grow a business and enhance their personal value on the open market. He is the host of the Business Made Simple Podcast and is the author of several books including the bestseller Building a StoryBrand. He lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Elizabeth. 

• Don’s book: Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution and More. Email your Amazon receipts to book@businessmadesimple.com to receive a free mini-course! 

• Don’s website: BusinessMadeSimple.com 

• Don’s planner: HeroOnAMission.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 

• Book: The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories by Christopher Booker 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

Four Sigmatic. Enhance your productivity and your coffee at foursigmatic.com/howtobeawesome.

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Jan 18, 2021
633: How to Get Unstuck, and Find your Perfect Career Fit with Ashley Stahl
00:47:30

Ashley Stahl discusses how to find your dream career by getting clear on your core skills, values, and motivators.

PLUS, we’re giving away copies of Ashley’s book to celebrate the new year! We’ll send copies to the first 24 listeners who share a link to this post on LinkedIn, along with their favorite nugget of wisdom from the episode. Don’t forget to tag both Pete and Ashley in your post!

About Ashley

Ashley Stahl is counter-terrorism professional turned career coach and author of the book You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career, and she's on a mission to help you step into a career you’re excited about and aligned with. Through her two viral TEDx speeches, her online courses, her email list of 500,000 and her show, You Turn Podcast, she's been able to support clients in 31 countries in discovering their best career path, upgrading their confidence and landing more job offers. 

She maintains a monthly career column in Forbes, and her work has been also featured in outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, CBS, SELF, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and more.

Resources mentioned in the show:

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Jan 14, 2021
632: How to Reclaim 40 Hours Every Month (WITHOUT Multitasking!) with Dave Crenshaw
00:52:08

Dave Crenshaw shares hard-hitting research on the perils of multitasking—and how to improve your focus. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The right and the wrong way to “multitask” 

2) Why we love to switch tasks—and how we can break that habit 

3) How a 2% increase in productivity makes all the difference 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep632 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVE — 

Dave Crenshaw develops productive leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, FastCompany, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world. 

• Dave’s book: The Myth of Multitasking, Second Edition: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done 

• Dave’s book: The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done 

• Dave’s website: DaveCrenshaw.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Phrase Express 

• Documentary: The Social Dilemma 

• Book: Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld 

Jan 11, 2021
631: Accelerating Growth through Coaching with Andrea Wanerstrand
00:42:08

Andrea Wanerstrand shares how widespread coaching has helped transform Microsoft. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why curiosity is the secret sauce to growth 

2) Three coaching approaches that accelerate growth 

3) How to get into the coach mindset 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep631 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANDREA — 

Andrea Wanerstrand works with leaders across the globe in transforming their teams to keep pace and get ahead in today's digital market through developing leadership and management capabilities. She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified executive coach, serves as a global board director with the ICF, and leads the global coaching programs at Microsoft. 

With a business strategy focus, Andrea has 15+ years of international experience in organizations from 50 to 100,000+ employees with a multi-industry background including Technology Solutions & Services, Business Management Consulting, and Telecommunications. Expertise in leading the development and management of large-scale global talent lifecycle & development programs specializing in sales, marketing, technical operations, and customer service organizations. 

• LinkedIn: Andrea Wanerstrand 

• Website: AndreaWanerstrand.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo 

• Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

• Book: Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber 

• Book: The Advice Trap: Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani 

• Book: Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters by Kara Goldin 

• Company: Hint 

• Company: Human Capital Institute 

• Company: International Coach Federation 

• Past episode: 055: Coaching Questions of Mass Instruction with Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Past episode: 297: Encouraging Insight Through More Coach-like Conversations with Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Past episode: 555: Why We Fail to Empower, Inspire, and Engage: Unmasking the The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Personality: Michael Bungay Stanier 

Jan 07, 2021
630: How to Work with a Boss You Don’t Like with Katherine Crowley
00:33:14

Katherine Crowley discusses what to do when your boss is holding you back. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What to do when your boss gets under your skin 

2) The 20 bad boss behaviors that drive employees nuts 

3) The most important thing you can do when managing up 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep630 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KATHERINE — 

Katherine Crowley is a Harvard-trained psychotherapist and career consultant. She helps individuals identify and tackle psychological and interpersonal obstacles to success. She assists with career assessment, developing a personal vision, improving interpersonal skills, and creating work/life balance. 

Katherine is also the co-founder of K Squared Enterprises, a Management Consulting firm dedicated to helping individuals and companies accomplish their business objectives while navigating the psychological challenges of working with others. She is the co-host of the podcast, My Crazy Office, which is a weekly workplace podcast dedicated to helping listeners navigate their careers. 

• Katherine’s book: Working for You Isn't Working for Me: How to Get Ahead When Your Boss Holds You Back with Kathi Elster 

• Katherine’s book: Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work with Kathi Elster 

• Katherine’s book: Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things Get Personal with Kathi Elster 

• Katherine’s podcast: My Crazy Office 

• Katherine’s website: KSquaredEnterprises.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

Jan 04, 2021
629: How to Find and Use Your Strengths with Lea Waters
00:46:55

Psychologist Lea Waters talks about tools you need to tap into your strengths. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The best way to tap into your strengths 

2) Why our strengths are often hiding–and how to find them 

3) The hack that halts anxiety 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep629 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LEA — 

Lea Waters AM, PhD is a psychologist, researcher, professor, published author, internationally-celebrated keynote speaker and one of the world’s leading experts on Positive Education, Positive Organizations and Strength-Based Parenting and Teaching. 

Professor Waters is the Founding Director and Inaugural Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne where she has held an academic position for more than 23 years. 

• Book: The Strength Switch: How The New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish 

• Facebook: Prof Lea Waters 

• Instagram: @profleawaters 

• LinkedIn: Lea Waters AM, PhD 

• Twitter: @ProfLeaWaters 

• Website: LeaWaters.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

• Event: Relay For Life 

• Survey: Via Character Strengths Survey 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 24, 2020
628: How to Stay Challenged and Grow Your Career with Daniel Scrivner
00:46:28

Daniel Scriver shares insights on how to develop your career from his experience as a college dropout turned designer turned CEO. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to develop new skills through self-teaching 

2) Why Daniel left a dream job at Apple 

3) Why you should always seek discomfort 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep628 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DANIEL — 

Daniel Scrivner is the CEO of Flow. Previously he was the Head of Design at Digit and Square. He's worked for some of the most respected brands in the world including Apple, Nike, Disney, and Target. 

Daniel advises world-class teams at companies like LendingHome, Empower, TrustToken, Designer Fund, and Notation Capital. He’s an early-stage investor in businesses like Superhuman, MixMax, Notion, Good Eggs, Burrow, Madison Reed, Stance, Almanac Brewing, and many more. And he's been invited to speak at some of the world's most prestigious organizations including Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z), General Assembly, Techstars, Designer Fund, and 500 Startups. 

• Daniel’s website: DanielScrivner.com 

• Daniel’s Twitter: @DanielScrivner 

• Daniel’s LinkedIn: Daniel Scrivner 

• Daniel’s podcast: Outliers with Daniel Scrivner 

• Daniel’s company: GetFlow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Product: Neumann U 87 

• Software: Superhuman 

• Book: Rich Dad Poor Dad (What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!) by Robert Kiyosaki 

• Book: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas Stanley, William Danko, Sarah Stanley Fallaw 

• Book: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 21, 2020
627: Breaking Through Your Mental Limitations to Grow Faster with Matt Norman
00:50:10

Matt Norman discusses how to break the mental patterns that hinder our growth—and encourage healthier patterns. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The thinking pattern that saps our energy 

2) Two questions to keep your thoughts from overwhelming you 

3) How to keep criticism from fazing you 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep627 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MATT — 

Matt Norman is President & CEO of Norman & Associates, which offers Dale Carnegie programs in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Through Norman & Associates, he helps people think and work together more effectively. Matt's mentorship has helped Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits, and entrepreneurs change the way they engage with their employees and clients. 

Matt has been named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under Forty list and the Minnesota Business (Real) Power 50. 

• Matt’s book: Four Patterns of Healthy People: How to Grow Past Your Rooted Behaviors, Discover a Deeper Connection with Others, and Reach Your Full Potential in Life and Business 

• Book website: FourPatterns.com 

• Matt’s website: MattNorman.com 

• Matt’s LinkedIn: Matt Norman 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie 

• Book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink 

• Book: Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long by David Rock 

• Book: How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen 

• Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck 

• Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen 

— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 17, 2020
626: Mastering the 2-Hour Job Search That Generates Dream Interviews with Steve Dalton
00:55:45

Steve Dalton details his systematic process for securing dream interviews. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to generate 40 target employers in 40 minutes 

2) Three effective ways to reach out to potential advocates 

3) The 6 crucial elements of the 75-word networking email 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep626 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE — 

Steve Dalton is a senior career consultant and program director for Duke University’s full-time MBA program. He holds his own MBA from the same institution and a chemical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve. 

Steve is also the founder of Contact2Colleague, a corporate training firm that helps organizations increase retention, drive sales, and develop internal expertise by teaching their employees to proactively and systematically build better professional relationships. 

• Steve’s book: The 2-Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster 

• Steve’s book: The Job Closer: Time-Saving Techniques for Acing Resumes, Interviews, Negotiations, and More 

• Steve’s Website: 2HourJobSearch.com 

• Steve’s Twitter: @Dalton_Steve 

• Steve’s LinkedIn Group: The 2-Hour Job Search - Q&A Forum 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Hunter.io 

• Platform: Crunchbase 

• System: NAICS Code 

• Database: OneSource Business Browser 

• Study: "Do Informal Referrals Lead to Better Matches? Evidence from a Firm’s Employee Referral System" by Meta Brown, Elizabeth Setren, and Giorgio Topa 

• Book: The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferris 

• Book: Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely 

• Book: Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome by Ty Tashiro 

• Book: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 14, 2020
625: How to Be Happier, More Fulfilled, and More Effective Every Day with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar
00:45:04

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar discusses the fundamental principles that help us lead happier, more effective lives. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why many ambitious people end up unhappy 

2) Why chasing happiness won’t make you happier—and what will 

3) How to find your motivation in just five minutes 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep625 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TAL — 

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, as well as the creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies and the Happier School programs. 

After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history: Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership and taught Happiness Studies at Columbia University. He is an international, best-selling author whose books have been translated into more than 25 languages. 

• Tal’s website: TalBenShahar.com 

• Tal’s program: Happiness Studies Academy. Enter the code HAPPY to enjoy a 10% discount! 

• Tal’s LinkedIn: Tal Ben-Shahar 

• Tal’s Instagram: Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar 

• HSA’s Facebook: Happiness Studies Academy 

• HSA’s LinkedIn: Happiness Studies Academy 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor 

• Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile 

• Book: The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson 

• Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot 

• Poem: “The Guest House” by Jalaluddin Rumi 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 10, 2020
624: How to Be More Engaging with Storytelling and Humor with David Nihill
00:53:32

Comedian David Nihill shares his key techniques from his stand-up act that can help you become a better speaker. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The secret to creating stories that stick 

2) How to use callbacks to delight listeners 

3) How to always remember what you want to say 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep624 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID — 

David Nihill is a bestselling author of Do You Talk Funny, listed by Book Authority as the best book of all time on public speaking and storytelling. “One of the best speaking coaches out there” according to Forbes.com his work has been featured in Inc, Lifehacker, The Huffington Post, Forbes, The Irish Times, TED, and NPR. His videos have been viewed more than 40M times. David is a winner of the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition winner, runner up in the Moth’s largest US Grandslam storytelling competition and the first ever Irishman to have a special on Dry Bar Comedy. 

• Book: Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker 

• TED Talk: Standing-up to Fear | David Nihill | TEDxManchester 

• Website: DavidNihill.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer 

• Book: The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen 

• Book: The Man Who Tried to Save the World: The Dangerous Life and Mysterious Disappearance of an American Hero by Scott Anderson 

• Past episode: 356: Living Out the Wisdom of Napoleon Hill with Jeffrey Gitomer 

• Personality: Jeffrey Gitomer 

• Personality: John Medina 

• Podcast: Snap Judgment 

• Principle: Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours Rule 

• Software: Trint 

• TED Talk: Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED2006 

• TED Talk: Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer | TED2012 

• TED Talk: The happy secret to better work | Sean Achor | TEDxBloomington 

• Tool: Hubspot 

• Transcription: Rev.com 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 07, 2020
623: Mastering the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People in the 2020s with FranklinCovey’s Jennifer Colosimo
00:49:09

7 Habits expert Jennifer Colosimo discusses how to practice Stephen Covey’s principles more consistently in your daily life. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The 7 Habits and why they’re still relevant today

2) How proactivity improves your effectiveness by 50X 

3) The two habits that make the biggest difference in your career 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep623 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JENNIFER — 

Jennifer Colosimo is a 7 Habits expert as well as President of the Enterprise Division for FranklinCovey. She has led teams in operations, human resources, IT, sales, learning and development, and corporate social responsibility while with Accenture, DaVita, FranklinCovey, and several private equity backed organizations. Her titles have included chief learning officer, COO, EVP, Vice President of Wisdom, and Vice President of Sales. 

She co-authored the book Great Work, Great Career with Stephen R. Covey, and has been a featured keynote speaker and panelist at numerous business, government, and education conferences. She has also delivered onsite training and keynotes to more than 50,000 people across 45 states and 12 countries. 

• Jennifer’s book: Great Work, Great Career with Stephen Covey 

• Company site: FranklinCovey 

• Jennifer’s Twitter: @jencolosimo 

• Jennifer’s LinkedIn: Jennifer Colosimo 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

• Book: Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal 

• Book: Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin Seligman 

• Book: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman 

• Book: Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

• Past episode: 311: Communication Secrets from FBI Kidnapping Negotiator Chris Voss 

• Past episode: 330: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 03, 2020
622: Taking Control of Stress Before It Takes Control of You with Kirsty Bortoft
00:41:27

Kirsty Bortoft shares easy ways to keep stress and negativity at bay. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to un-hijack your brain in 12 seconds 

2) How to effectively deal with stress in five steps 

3) The number one reason why most people struggle with stress 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep622 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KIRSTY — 

Kirsty Bortoft is an award-winning mindset coach to entrepreneurs and professionals. She helps them to dissolve stress and anxiety without having to resort to medication and traditional therapy. Kirsty developed the unique ‘Freedom Alignment Method', a three-stage process that crushes the obstacles so many high achievers frequently face during their lifetime. Obstacles that inevitably leave them feeling trapped by their current circumstance and pulled from the inner peace and happiness they deserve, despite working so very hard for it.

• Kirsty’s book: Break Free From Pain: How to Heal from Physical, Emotional and Mental Pain 

• Kirsty’s program: The Freedom Alignment Method 

• Kirsty’s website: KirstyBortoft 

• Kirsty’s YouTube: Kirsty Bortoft – Mindset Coach 

• Kirsty’s Facebook: Kirsty Bortoft 

• Kirsty’s Twitter: @KirstyBortoft 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It by Kelly McGonigal 

• Book: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David Hawkins 

• Book: The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles by Bruce Lipton 

• Personality: Joe Dispenza 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 30, 2020
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Nov 16, 2020
621: How to Banish the Four Habits of Time Wasting with Steve Glaveski
00:51:10

Steve Glaveski reveals how to unlearn the four habits that make us time poor. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why we often feel like we get nothing done 

2) The simplest way to keep others from stealing your time 

3) Why we achieve more when we have less time 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep621 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE — 

Steve Glaveski is an entrepreneur, author and podcast host whose mission is to unlock the latent potential of people so that they can create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives. 

Steve is CEO of Collective Campus, an innovation accelerator based in Melbourne and Singapore, and founder of Lemonade Stand, a children’s entrepreneurship program and now, SaaS platform, that has been delivered to kids across Australia and Singapore. Steve is also the author of Employee to Entrepreneur: How To Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters, the children’s picture book Lemonade Stand: From Idea to Entrepreneur, and the newly released Time Rich. 

Steve hosts the Future Squared podcast. His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Australian Financial Review, Tech in Asia and numerous other outlets. 

• Steve’s book: Time Rich: Do you best work, live your best life 

• Steve’s website: SteveGlaveski.com 

• Steve’s book site: TimeRichBook.com 

• Steve’s article: “The Case for the 6-Hour Workday” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Airtable 

• App: BlockSite 

• App: Freedom 

• Book: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 

• Book: "Principles: Life and Work" by Ray Dalio 

• Company: IFTTT 

• Company: Zapier 

• Google Chrome Plugin: Quick Compose for Gmail 

• Organization: Advanced Brain Monitoring  

• Software: Formstack (formerly WebMerge) 

• Tool: Online-Voice-Recorder.com 

• Tribute Band: Ratt Poison 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

Klavaiyo.Grow your ecommerce business faster at klaviyo.com/grow 

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Nov 09, 2020
620: Reframing Your Mindset for Greater Resilience and Positivity with Anne Grady
00:41:20

Anne Grady discusses how to bring more positivity into your life by building your resilience muscle. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What to do when negativity hijacks your brain 

2) The simple trick to making each day more enjoyable 

3) The foundational skills of resilient people 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep620 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANNE — 

Anne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author who shares humor, humility, refreshing honesty, and practical strategies that can be applied both personally and professionally to improve relationships, navigate change, and triumph over adversity. 

Anne is a two time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur and Inc. magazines, CNN, ESPN, and FOX Business. 

With a master's degree in organizational communication and more than 20 years of experience working side-by-side with industry gurus, political and educational leaders, and CEOs, Anne addresses audiences worldwide on topics including change management, resilience, leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence. 

• Anne’s book: Mind Over Moment: Harness the Power of Resilience 

• Anne’s book: Mind Over Moment Journal: Simple Reminders to Harness the Power of Resilience 

• Anne’s website: AnneGradyGroup.com 

• Text “Strength” to 22454 to receive free resources from Anne! 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Organization: National Alliance on Mental Illness 

• TED Talk: “How to make stress your friend” by Kelly McGonigal 

• Book: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It by Kelly McGonigal 

• Previous episode: 479: How to Slash Anxiety and Keep Positivity Flowing with Anne Grady 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 05, 2020
619: Seth Godin on How to Ship More Great Creative Work...and Why Much of Your Work is Actually “Creative”
00:34:39

Seth Godin debunks persistent myths about creativity to show how professionals can deliver more creative output at work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The real reason why we don’t think we’re creative 

2) The most effective way to overcome creative block 

3) Why you should embrace your impostor syndrome 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep619 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SETH — 

Seth Godin is the author of nineteen international bestsellers that have been translated into over 35 languages, and have changed the way people think about marketing and work. 

He's a recent inductee to the Marketing Hall of Fame, and also a member of the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, and the Guerrilla Marketing Hall of Fame. 

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth was founder and CEO of Squidoo.com. His blog (find it by typing "seth" into Google) is the most popular marketing blog in the world. Before his work as a writer and blogger, Seth was Vice President of Direct Marketing at Yahoo!, a job he got after selling them his pioneering 1990s online startup, Yoyodyne. 

• Seth’s book: The Practice: Shipping Creative Work 

• Seth’s book: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? 

• Seth’s blog: Seth’s Blog 

• Seth’s blog post: “Where do ideas come from?” 

• Book site: TrustYourself.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Company: ePac Flexible Packaging 

• Personality: Theodore Levitt 

• Past episode: 267: Managing Self-Doubt to Tackle Bigger Challenges with Tara Mohr 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 02, 2020
618: Finding Greater Clarity Amid Uncertainty with Jodi Hume
00:44:15

Jodi Hume shares decision-making strategies for finding greater clarity whenever you’re stuck. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What to do when every decision seems overwhelming 

2) Two best practices for sorting through tough decisions 

3) Powerful questions to surface hidden roadblocks 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep618 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JODI — 

After a 15-year career as COO of a growing architecture firm, Jodi Hume shifted gears and has made a name for herself over the last decade providing on-call decision support and facilitated leadership conversations for startup founders, corporations, entrepreneurs and executives. Each week, she also hosts So, Here’s My Story… a business podcast of real stories with poignant take-aways and plenty of humor. She’s the lead singer for The Wafflers – and if you ask nicely, she might tell you about the time she won 1st place in a Truck Pull. 

• Jodi’s website: LeadingClarity.com 

• Jodi’s website: JodiHume.com 

• Jodi’s podcast: So, Here's My Story... 

• Jodi’s LinkedIn: Jodi Hume 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Miro 

• Tool: Mural 

• Book: Winning with Accountability: The Secret Language of High-Performing Organizations by Henry Evans 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome 

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Oct 29, 2020
617: Enhancing Your Productivity by Managing Your Mental Energy with David Kadavy
00:50:05

David Kadavy explains how to harness your mental energy to improve your productivity. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How our obsession with time management hurts us 

2) Three questions to ask to get more work done 

3) How to easily shift to the optimal mental state for work 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep617 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID — 

David Kadavy is a bestselling author, blogger, podcaster, and speaker. Through his blogging at kadavy.net and his podcast, Love Your Work, he helps people find satisfaction through following their crafts, even if it takes them down unconventional paths. David's writing has appeared in Quartz, Observer, Inc.com, The Huffington Post, McSweeny's Internet Tendency, and Upworthy. He has spoken in eight countries, including appearances at SXSW at TEDx. He lives in Medellín, Colombia. 

• David’s book: Mind Management, Not Time Management: Productivity When Creativity Matters 

• David’s book: The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating 

• David’s Twitter: @kadavy 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Todoist 

• Plugin: Boomerang 

• Product: AlphaSmart NEO 

• Publication: Neuron 

• Book: The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain by John Kounios and Mark Beeman 

• Book: The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin 

• Book: The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb 

• Previous episode: 052: Mind Management for Productivity with David Kadavy 

• Previous episode: 063: The Optimal Time For Everything with Dr. Michael Breus 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Oct 26, 2020
616: How to Handle Work in a World Where Everything’s Urgent with Brandon Smith
00:43:19

Brandon Smith shares how to cut through non-stop urgency and work on what’s truly important. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How urgency is just like hot sauce 

2) What your boss really means when they say everything’s urgent 

3) How to expertly say no to extra work 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep616 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRANDON — 

Brandon went from not being able to order a pizza due to a debilitating stutter to becoming a master communicator. 

He went on to teach communication in two leading business schools and has won 12 teaching awards for his work in the classroom. 

Through his work with businesses, Brandon has helped countless employees go from being on the verge of getting fired to becoming some of the company’s top performers. 

Brandon learnt the secret of urgency, what he calls ‘Hot Sauce’ and how different people react differently to it. Today he is the author of The Hot Sauce Principle. 

Used in the right amount, hot sauce can be the very thing that turns a bland or stressful workplace into a place of flavourful productivity. 

• Brandon’s book: The Hot Sauce Principle: How to Live and Lead in a World Where Everything Is Urgent All of the Time 

• Brandon’s website: TheWorkplaceTherapist.com 

• Brandon’s LinkedIn: Brandon Smith 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown 

• Previous episode: 073: Leading Change with Dr. John Kotter 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

Rise.com. Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome 

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Oct 22, 2020
615: How to Build Laser Focus in an Age of Endless Distractions with Curt Steinhorst
00:46:36

Curt Steinhorst reveals why we often struggle to take control of our attention—and what we can do about it. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Surprising statistics that illustrate our level of distraction 

2) The essential keys to accessing flow state 

3) How to improve your focus in three steps 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep615 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CURT — 

Curt Steinhorst is the author of the bestselling book Can I Have Your Attention?, an expert on focus and distraction, and a regular Forbes contributor on Leadership Strategy. 

Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges in keeping the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. Through Focuswise, the company Curt founded to help teams solve the problem of chronic distraction, Curt and his team apply the science of how the brain works to the reality of how we function in today’s world. 

He coaches founders and CEOs of multi-billion-dollar brands on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers. His worldwide speeches and training have helped thousands gain the wisdom and practical habits to better manage their focus and put it on the things that really matter in life and work. Clients include Southwest Airlines, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, NIKE, and SAP, just to name a few. 

• Curt’s book: Can I Have Your Attention?: Inspiring Better Work Habits, Focusing Your Team, and Getting Stuff Done in the Constantly Connected Workplace 

• Curt’s website: FocusWise.com 

• Curt’s email: CS@FocusWise.com 

• Curt’s LinkedIn: Curt Steinhorst 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Notion 

• Study: “Media’s role in broadcasting acute stress following the Boston Marathon bombings” by E. Alison Holman, Dana Rose Garfin, and Roxane Cohen Silver 

• Study: Attention Restoration Theory 

• Book: The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work by Joseph Campbell 

• Fantasy Novel Series: The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks 

• Fantasy Novel Series: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson 

• Book: The Third Harmony by Mawi Asgedom 

• Book: The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks 

• Past episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom 


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Oct 19, 2020
614: Making Smarter Decisions When You Can’t Know Everything with Annie Duke
00:53:30

Poker champion Annie Duke shares tools to improve your decision-making process and your ability to predict the future. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why your decisions still matter, even when you don’t call the shots 

2) The shift in language that leads to more open conversations 

3) How a pros and cons list tricks us into making worse decisions 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep614 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANNIE — 

Annie Duke is an author, corporate speaker, and consultant in the decision-making space. Annie’s latest book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices, is available on October 15, 2020 from Portfolio, a Penguin Random House imprint. Her previous book, Thinking in Bets, is a national bestseller. As a former professional poker player, Annie won more than $4 million in tournament poker before retiring from the game in 2012. Prior to becoming a professional player, Annie was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to study Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Annie is the co-founder of The Alliance for Decision Education, a non-profit whose mission is to improve lives by empowering students through decision skills education. She is also a member of the National Board of After-School All-Stars and the Board of Directors of the Franklin Institute. In 2020, she joined the board of the Renew Democracy Initiative. 

• Annie’s book: How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale 

• Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

• Book: The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova 

• Book: The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel 

• Book: Noise by Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Sibony, Cass Sunstein 

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

• Previous Episode: 281: Making Better Decisions by Thinking in Bets with Annie Duke 

• Software: Waze 


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Oct 15, 2020
613: Boosting your Influence with the Principles of PRE-Suasion with Brian Ahearn
00:43:27

Influence expert Brian Ahearn discusses how to get more yesses using Dr. Cialdini’s principles of PRE-suasion. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How one question dramatically improves your chances of yes 

2) The two ways to capture people’s attention 

3) Why we’re more persuasive when we talk less 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep613 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRIAN — 

Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. 

Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence. 

Brian’s book, Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical, is an Amazon best-seller and his LinkedIn courses have been viewed by more than 75,000 people. 

• Brian’s book: Influence PEOPLE: Powerful Everyday Opportunities to Persuade that are Lasting and Ethical 

• Brian’s LinkedIn: Brian Ahearn 

• Brian’s website: InfluencePeople.biz 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Swapcard 

• App: Voice Dream 

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl 

• Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

• Book: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience by Carmine Gallo 

• Book: Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Gary Reynolds 

• Book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte 

• Previous episode: 499: Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion with Brian Ahearn 

• Previous episode: 307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo 

• Researchers: Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky 

Oct 12, 2020
612: How to Find the Perfect Career Fit–An Analytical Approach–with Lindsay Gordon
00:41:20

Lindsay Gordon reveals how to build and select excellent options for your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to get “unstuck” at work 

2) How to define success on your terms 

3) Why it’s okay to have a “boring” job 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep612 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LINDSAY — 

Lindsay Gordon is a career coach for analytically minded people who want to stop doing what they think is "right" in their career and start doing what's right for them. She helps people get clarity about what's right for them in a job and why, confident about their skills and abilities, and able to communicate that to interviewers, managers, and colleagues through her program, A Life of Options. 

She used to work as a recycled water engineer in Melbourne, Australia before landing at Google, working as technical support for the Google Apps team. After which, she moved into career development at Google before starting her own business. She earned her Bioengineering degree from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. She loves applying her engineering brain to helping people find careers that fit, baking complicated pastries and barbershop singing. 

• LinkedIn: Lindsay Gordon 

• Website: ALifeofOptions.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment Tool: CliftonStrengths

• Book: Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

• Book: Designing Your Work Life: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

• Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

• Book: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

• Book: The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day | Original Creator of The Five Minute Journal - Simple Daily Guided Format - Increase Gratitude & Happiness, Life Planner, Gratitude List by Intelligent Change Inc.

• Harvard Project: "Dark Horse: Achieving success through the pursuit of fulfillment"


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Oct 08, 2020
611: How to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead by Becoming a 10X Talent with Michael Solomon
00:42:15

Michael Solomon discusses the fundamental skills that keep game-changers above the rest. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one thing that leads to exponential career growth

2) An overlooked skill that sets any professional apart

3) The most dangerous thing you can do to your career


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep611 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MICHAEL — 

Michael Solomon is the cofounder of 10x Management, the world’s first tech talent agency. 10x matches top contract technology experts, designers, and brand innovators with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 clients like American Express, HSBC, Google, Verizon, Yelp, and more. He has appeared on CNBC, BBC, Bloomberg TV and spoken at SXSW. 

He founded Brick Wall Management, a talent agency representing multi platinum and Grammy award-winning recording artists, songwriters, top record producers, and filmmakers. Michael also co-founded Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live music to over 700,000 people in health care facilities across the U.S. and remains an active member of its Board of Directors. 

• Michael’s book: Game Changer: How to Be 10x in the Talent Economy, with Rishon Bloomberg 

• Michael’s email: Michael@10XManagement.com 

• Michael’s site: GameChangerTheBook.com 

• Company: 10X Ascend 

• Company: 10X Management 

• Quiz: Are You 10X Quiz 

• Tool: Lifestyle Calculator 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Concept: Johari Window Model 

• Plugin: Dictation for Gmail 

• Book: The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute 


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Oct 05, 2020
610: How to Communicate with People Who Disagree with You with Dr. Tania Israel
00:38:53

Dr. Tania Israel discusses the fundamental skills that help us have more empathic conversations. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) One skill to make difficult conversations more manageable 

2) How to stop seeing disagreement as a threat 

3) The two fears that keep us from actively listening 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep610 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TANIA — 

Tania Israel is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Raised in Charlottesville, Virginia and educated at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University, Dr. Israel is known for her work on dialogue across political lines, social justice, and LGBT psychology. 

• Tania’s book: Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work 

• Tania’s website: TaniaIsrael.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Hidden Tribes” 

• Technique: The Pomodoro Technique 

• Tool: Temi 

• Book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt 

• Book: Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller 

• Cartoon: Peadoodles 


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Oct 01, 2020
609: Why You Need to Stop Multitasking and Start Singletasking with Devora Zack
00:40:18

Devora Zack debunks multitasking myths and shares how singletasking can help you get more done– one thing at a time. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why multitasking reduces your efficiency 

2) How to unplug effectively 

3) Why we get addicted to multitasking 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep609 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DEVORA — 

Devora Zack is CEO of Only Connect Consulting, a Washington Post bestselling author and global speaker with books in 45 language translations. Her clients include Deloitte, Smithsonian, Delta Airlines, the FDA, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institutes of Health. She has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, Forbes, Self, Redbook, Fast Company, and many others. She is the author of Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Managing for People Who Hate Managing and Singletasking. 

• Book: Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected 

• Book: Singletasking: Get More Done-One Thing at a Time 

• Book: Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself 

• Website: MyOnlyConnect.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 

• Mythology: Odysseus 

• Personality: Douglas Merrill on Multitasking 

• Personality: Elinor Glyn 

• Personality: Philo of Alexandria 

• Personality: Steven Pressfield 

• Term: Cluster tasking 


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Sep 28, 2020
608: Finding Extreme Clarity for Better Career Fit with Tracy Timm
00:57:10

Tracy Timm discusses how to define your professional value and find greater fulfillment in your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three types of fit that determine career satisfaction 

2) Why an emphasis on job titles hurts our careers 

3) How to get clear on your toughest decisions in one hour 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep608 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TRACY — 

Tracy Timm is the founder of The Nth Degree® Career Academy, the proven career clarity system that helps high-potential professionals discover, define, and drive careers they love. She has a degree in behavioral psychology from Yale University and studied design thinking with the founder of the d.school at Stanford University. 

Tracy left a successful but unsatisfying career in finance, traveled once around the world on Semester at Sea, and discovered her ideal career. For more than five years, she has applied these lessons in her career advisory work with hundreds of individuals and over one hundred fast-growing companies. Tracy lives in Dallas, Texas. 

• Tracy’s book: Unstoppable: Discover Your True Value, Define Your Genius Zone, and Drive Your Dream Career 

Tracy’s website: TracyTimm.com 

• Book website: UnstoppableCareerBook.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Website: CoreValuesList.com 

• Book: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris 

• Book: If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules: Ten Rules for Being Human as Introduced in Chicken Soup for the Soul by Cherie Carter-Scott 

• Book: Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield 

• Game: Master of Orion 


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Sep 24, 2020
607: How to Make Any Work Energizing and Motivating with Todd Henry
00:49:50

Todd Henry explains how to tap into your personal motivation code to bring more energy and excitement to your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What it really takes to create lasting motivation 

2) How our motivations distract us—and how to curb that 

3) The 27 flavors of motivation 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep607 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TODD — 

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. He is the author of five books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and the longtime host of The Accidental Creative podcast. 

• Todd’s book: The Motivation Code: Discover the Hidden Forces That Drive Your Best Work 

• Assessment: The Motivation Code Assessment 

• Todd's book: Herding Tigers: Be the Leader That Creative People Need 

• Todd's book: Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day 

• Todd's article: “Don’t Let Your Rituals Become Ruts” 

• Todd's website: ToddHenry.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Techo Planner 

• App: Momentum 

• Software: iZotope RX 8 

• Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 

• Book: Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies by Cesar Hidalgo 

• Personality: Deci EL, Ryan RM – Self-Determination Theory 

• Previous episode: 294: Generating Greatness from Creative Workers with Todd Henry 


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Sep 21, 2020
606: How to Learn Faster so Robots Can’t Steal Your Job with Edward Hess
00:41:46

Edward Hess discusses how to stay relevant in the digital age via hyperlearning. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you need to rethink the way you work 

2) The secret to achieving inner peace 

3) How to redefine your ego 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep606 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT EDWARD — 

Edward Hess is a Professor of Business Administration, Batten Fellow and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business. He has spent twenty years in the business world as a Senior Executive and has spent the last 18 years in academia. He is the author of 13 books and over 140 articles and 60 Darden Case studies. His work has appeared in over 400 global media outlets including Fortune magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, and The Washington Post. 

His recent books and research has focused on “Human Excellence in the Digital Age: A New Way of Being; A New Way of Working; Humanizing the Workplace; and Hyper-Learning.” 

• Book: Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to the Speed of Change 

• Website: EdHess.org 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Personality: Amy Edmondson 

• Personality: Barbara Fredrickson 

• Personality: Herb Kelleher 

• Personality: Horst Schulze 

• Personality: James Casey 

• Practice: Coherent Breathing 


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Sep 17, 2020
605: How to Stop Firefighting and Start Executing with Chris McChesney
00:47:52

Chris McChesney discusses how to achieve more with your team by following the four disciplines of execution.


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three roadblocks to execution 

2) The only two things that create engagement 

3) How to instill accountability in 20 minutes 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep605 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHRIS — 

Chris McChesney is the Global Practice Leader of Execution for Franklin Covey and is one of the primary developers of the 4 Disciplines of Execution. For more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s design and development of these principles, as well as the consulting organization that has become the fastest growing area of the company. 

Known for his high-energy and engaging message, Chris has become one of the most requested speakers within the Franklin Covey Organization, regularly delivering keynote speeches and executive presentations to leaders in audiences ranging from the hundreds to several thousand. 

Chris, and his wife Constance, are the proud parents of five daughters and two sons. His love of family is combined with his passion for boating, water sports, coaching, and trying to keep up with his children. 

• Chris’ book: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals, with Sean Covey and Jim Huling 

• Chris’ website: ChrisMcChesney4dx.com 

• Chris’ FranklinCovey profile: Chris McChesney 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Lose It! 

• TED Talk: Tim Harford | TEDGlobal 2011 Trial, error and the God complex 

• Article: “The Power of Small Wins” 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

• Book: The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees) by Patrick Lencioni 

• Book: Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow 

• Book: Mastery by Robert Greene 

• Company: FranklinCovey 

• Previous episode: 552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni 

Sep 14, 2020
604: Closing the Seven Power Gaps that Limit Your Career with Kathy Caprino
00:44:36

Kathy Caprino discusses how to bridge the power gaps that hold you back from career success. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The seven most common barriers to career success 

2) An easy way to start advocating for yourself more 

3) The one habit that drastically minimizes your presence 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep604 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KATHY — 

Kathy Caprino is a career and executive coach, author, speaker, and leadership trainer dedicated to the advancement of women in business. She is a former VP and trained coach and marriage and family therapist, a Senior Forbes contributor, and offers career consulting, executive, and leadership and communications coaching and training, as well as keynotes and workshops. 

She’s also the Founder and President of her own coaching and consulting firm, Kathy Caprino, LLC as well as the host of the podcast, Finding Brave. 

• Kathy’s book: The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss 

• Kathy’s blog: “Gender Bias Is Real: Women's Perceived Competency Drops Significantly When Judged As Being Forceful” 

• Kathy’s podcast: FindingBrave.org 

• Kathy’s workbook: 7-Day Power Boost Challenge Workbook 

• Kathy’s website: KathyCaprino.com 

• Kathy’s survey: 7 Power Gaps Survey 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Program: The Behavioral Science Guys 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 


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Sep 10, 2020
603: Easing the Anxiety of Workplace Conflict with Liz Kislik
00:33:39

Executive coach Liz Kislik discusses do’s and don’ts of conflict management and how to rethink the way you see conflict. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you don’t need to win every argument 

2) The trick to stop conflict before it starts 

3) How to make allies in every level 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep603 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LIZ — 

Liz Kislik is a management consultant, executive coach, and facilitator. For over 30 years, she has helped clients such as American Express, Orvis, The Girl Scouts, Comcast, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems while strengthening their top and bottom lines. Her specialty is developing high performing leaders and workforces. 

She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur, a TEDx speaker on “Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It,” and has served as adjunct faculty at Hofstra University and New York University. She has also written for the European Financial Review and the Forward. 

• TEDx Talk: “Why there’s so much conflict at work and what you can do to fix it.” 

• Website: LizKislik.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander 

• Personality: Maya Angelou 

• TED Talk: "The transformative power of classical music" by Benjamin Zander 


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Sep 07, 2020
602: Finding Greater Enjoyment and Fulfillment through Capacity Building with Robert Glazer
00:37:15

Robert Glazer discusses his simple framework for achieving greater clarity and accelerating your development. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to know if you’re living below your potential 

2) How to clearly define your core values and purpose 

3) The small wins that lead to tremendous growth 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep602 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ROBERT — 

Robert Glazer is the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards two years in a row. He is the author of the inspirational newsletter Friday Forward, author of the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, Elevate, and of the international bestselling book, Performance Partnerships.  He is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is the host of The Elevate Podcast. 

• Book: Elevate: Push Beyond Your Limits and Unlock Success in Yourself and Others (Ignite Reads) 

• Company: Acceleration Partners 

• Website: RobertGlazer.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: OneNote 

• Software: Evernote 

• Software: Loom 

• Software: Vidyard 

• Book: Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris 

• Book: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 

• Movie: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara 

• Term: Stockdale Paradox 

Sep 03, 2020
601: The Four Pillars of High Performing Teams with Mike Robbins
00:44:30

Mike Robbins discusses the four features of peak performing teams. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one thing that builds a culture of trust

2) The subtle ways we build—and destroy—belonging

3) How to care in order to challenge


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep601 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MIKE — 

Mike Robbins is the author of five books, including his brand new title, WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging, which released April 21st.  For the past 20 years, he’s been a sought-after speaker and consultant who delivers keynotes and seminars for some of the top organizations in the world. 

His clients include Google, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Genentech, eBay, Harvard University, Gap, LinkedIn, the Oakland A’s, and many others.   

He and his work have been featured in the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review, as well as on NPR and ABC News.  He’s a regular contributor to Forbes, hosts a weekly podcast, and his books have been translated into 15 different languages. 

• Mike’s website: Mike-Robbins.com 

• Mike’s book page: We’re All in This Together 

• Mike’s book: We're All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging 

• Mike’s book: Bring Your Whole Self to Work: How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance 

• Mike’s book: Focus on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation 

• Mike’s book: Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken: Transform Your Life with the Power of Authenticity 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: "The Magic Relationship Ratio, According to Science" 

• Book: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life by Richard Carlson 

• Researcher: Amy Edmondson 


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Aug 31, 2020
600: Scientific Strategies to Make Learning Stick with Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquinto
00:39:44

Sanjay Sarma and Luke Yoquinto share practical insights on how to optimize your learning. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Three simple tactics that drastically improve how we learn 

2) Why you want the learning process to be difficult 

3) How to get into the optimal mental state for learning 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep600 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SANJAY & LUKE — 

Sanjay Sarma is the head of Open Learning at MIT. A professor of mechanical engineering by training, he has worked in the fields of energy and transportation; computational geometry; computer assisted design; and has been a pioneer in RFID technology. He has an undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur as well as advanced degrees from Carnegie Mellon and UC Berkeley. 

Luke Yoquinto is a science writer who covers learning and education, as well as aging and demographic change in his role as a researcher at the MIT AgeLab. His work can be found in publications such as The Washington Post, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. He is a graduate of Boston University's science journalism program. 

• Book: Grasp: The Science Transforming How We Learn 

• Luke’s email: lyoquinto@gmail.com 

• Luke’s Twitter: @lukeyoquinto 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Technique: Feynman blank page technique 

• Tool: Quizlet 

• Language Learning: Duolingo 

• Language Learning: Rosetta Stone 

• Online School: Khan Academy 

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas Dehaene 

• Book: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 

• Researchers: Robert and Elizabeth Bjork 

Aug 27, 2020
599: How to Break the Habit of Anxiety using Curiosity with Dr. Jud Brewer
00:33:51

Dr. Jud Brewer discusses how anxiety leads us to form bad habits—and what we can do to make a change. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How anxiety takes over—and what we can do about it 

2) Three steps to go from anxious to curious 

3) How to put an end to bad habit loops for good 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep599 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DR. JUD — 

Jud Brewer, MD PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the science of self-mastery. He is the “executive medical director of behavioral health at Sharecare,”, the director of research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center, and an associate professor at Brown’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine. He is the author of The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love, Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

• Dr. Jud’s book: The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love – Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits 

• Dr. Jud’s website: DrJud.com 

• Dr. Jud’s YouTube: DrJud 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The teenage brain on social media 

• Model: Rescorla-Wagner Model 

• Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein 


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Aug 24, 2020
598: How to Remember Names, Faces, and Facts like a Memory Champion with Chester Santos
00:49:46

U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos shares his expert tricks and techniques for improving your memory. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why good memory still matters in the digital age 

2) The three principles to remembering anything 

3) How to remember anyone’s name in four steps 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep598 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHESTER — 

U.S. Memory Champion, Chester Santos - "The International Man of Memory" is the world's leading memory skills expert and founder of MemorySchool.NET.  His memory building tips have been featured on CNN, ABC, PBS, NBC, CBS, BBC, and the Science Channel. He has been quoted in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, SF Chronicle, Washington Post, and TIME Magazine. Chester has presented in over 30 countries with speaking credits that include TEDx, Talks at Google, and the International Festival of Brilliant Minds. 

• Chester’s course: MemorySchool.net. The first 50 listeners to enter the coupon code AWESOME get free access to Chester’s courses! 

• Chester’s website: International Man of Memory 

• Video: Memory Expert, Chester Santos - "The International Man of Memory" Helps David Pogue on NOVA Science 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Technique: Phonetic Alphabet 

• Technique: Major System 

• Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

• Past episode: 474: How to Turn Your Boss, Colleagues, and Customers into Superfans with Pat Flynn 

Aug 20, 2020
597: How to Turn No Into Yes: Powerful Negotiation Questions with Alex Carter
00:48:26

Columbia law professor Alex Carter shares why it pays to ask for more, both at work and in life. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The 4 questions that will help you negotiate better 

2) How to boost your confidence going into a negotiation 

3) How to increase your chances of getting a yes from your boss 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep597 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ALEX — 

Alex Carter is Director of the Mediation Clinic at Columbia Law School, where she is also an award-winning professor, and a world-renowned negotiation trainer for the United Nations. She also serves as Executive Director of Stand Up Girls, helping tween girls develop relationships for greater self-esteem and resilience. She has appeared on CBS This Morning, MSNBC’s LIVE Weekend and Hardball, Marketplace, and in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with her husband and daughter. 

• Book: Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything 

• Instagram: @alexandrabcarter 

• LinkedIn: Alexandra Carter 

• Twitter: @alexbcarter 

• Website: AlexCarterAsks.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda Harts 

• Book: The Truth About Negotiations by Leigh Thompson 

• Past episode: 222: The Quickest Ways to Earn an Extra Half Million Over Your Career with Rich Jones and Marcus Garrett 

• Past episode: 341: Decoding Body Language with ex-FBI Special Agent Joe Navarro 


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Aug 17, 2020
596: The Six Skills of Proactive Professionals with Chrissy Scivicque
00:49:12

Chrissy Scivicque discusses the crucial set of skills that keep you ahead in your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to become 5000% more effective at your job 

2) How to keep the unexpected from blindsiding you 

3) The one question that leads to astounding career growth 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep596 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHRISSY — 

Chrissy Scivicque believes that work can be a nourishing, enriching life experience—and she loves helping professionals discover exactly what that means for them and how to achieve it. Her popular website, EatYourCareer.com, is devoted to this mission. As an award-winning writer, certified career coach and experienced corporate trainer, Chrissy brings a unique perspective to the world of professional development. She is the proud author of The Proactive Professional and The Invisibility Cure. 

• Chrissy’s book: The Proactive Professional: How to Stop Playing Catch Up and Start Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life!) 

• Chrissy’s book: Build Your Professional Development Plan Workbook - The Ultimate Career Planning Tool 

• Chrissy’s website: EatYourCareer 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

• Book: Work Clean: The life-changing power of mise-en-place to organize your life, work, and mind by Dan Charnas 

• Book: The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future by Ryder Carroll 

• Documentary: The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 

• Documentary: Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness 

• Previous episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay 

• Previous episode: 343: How to Be More Strategic in Six Steps with Stacey Boyle 


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Aug 13, 2020
595: How to Beat Burnout and Restore Resilience with Adam Markel
00:31:20

Adam Markel shares how to create more moments for rest and build your resilience in the face of burnout. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The most valuable skill for any professional 

2) The massive costs of burnout culture 

3) Quick recovery tactics to boost your resilience 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep595 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ADAM — 

Bestselling author, keynote speaker and resilience expert Adam Markel inspires leaders to tap the power of resilience to meet the challenges of massive disruption — for themselves and their organizations. Adam is author of the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller, Pivot: The Art & Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. 

• Adam’s book: Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life 

• Resilience Assessment: Your.ResilienceCulture.com 

• Adam’s TEDx Talk: “DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! | TEDxSouthLakeTahoe” 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Calm 

• Book: The Presence Process: A Journey Into Present Moment Awareness by Michael Brown 

Aug 10, 2020
594: Achieving More by Embracing Your Productivity Style with Carson Tate
00:30:10

Carson Tate discusses the four productivity styles—and how to pick the best tools and practices that best suit you. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to pick the right system for your productivity style 

2) The top tools for keeping your inbox under control 

3) How to work in harmony with opposing productivity styles 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep594 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CARSON — 

Carson is the founder and Managing Partner of Working Simply. She is the author of Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style. Her views have been included in top-tier business media including Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, CBS Money Watch, Fast Company, Forbes, Harvard Business Review blog, The New York Times, USA Today, Working Mother and more. 

Prior to starting Working Simply, Carson worked in Human Resources and sales functions with Fortune 200 firms. Carson holds a BA in psychology from Washington and Lee University, a Masters in Organization Development, and a Coaching Certificate from the McColl School of Business at Queens University. 

• Carson’s book: Own It. Love It. Make It Work.: How to Make Any Job Your Dream Job 

• Carson’s website: WorkingSimply.com 

• Carson’s LinkedIn: Carson Tate 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: MindJet 

• Software: OmniFocus 

• App: Trello 

• App: Evernote 

• App: Todoist 

• App: Things 

• App: Superhuman 

• App: SaneBox 

• Instrument: Hermann Brain Dominance Theory 

• Book: The Awakening by Kate Chopin 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Aug 06, 2020
593: Why Hard Work Isn’t Enough: Insights on Developing Your Career with Patty Azzarello
00:48:07

Patty Azzarello shares three simple steps to finding more success and satisfaction in your career. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The top reason most people get stuck in their careers 

2) Why results don't speak for themselves 

3) How a simple email can forge powerful relationships 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep593 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT PATTY — 

Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor. She has more than 25+ years of experience working in high tech and business. She has held leadership roles in General Management, Marketing, Software Product Development and Sales. She has been successful in running and transforming large and small businesses, and has significant international management experience. 

She is the founder of Azzarello Group, which works with CEOs and leadership teams to help their businesses (and people) get better at what they do. She is the author of the best selling books: RISE: 3 Practical Steps to Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader (and Liking Your Life), and MOVE: How Decisive Leaders Execute Strategy Despite Obstacles, Setbacks, and Stalls. 

• Patty’s book: Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life 

• Patty’s website: Azzarello Group 

• Patty’s program: Executive Mentoring Group 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Always Postpone Meetings With Time-Wasting Morons by Scott Adams 

• Book: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath 

• Previous episode: 262: Conquering the Five Career Derailers with Carter Cast 


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Aug 03, 2020
592: How to Speak with Effortless Confidence with Caroline Goyder
00:41:34

Caroline Goyder shares exercises to help you feel more comfortable and confident with your voice. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset shift that turns insecurity into confidence 

2) An easy way to make your voice more dynamic 

3) Quick ways to boost your confidence before a meeting 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep592 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CAROLINE — 

Caroline Goyder’s global reputation as a speaker and voice coach is built on her warm, engaging, relaxed and highly practical style, and her expertise honed by her work with actors, teachers, broadcasters and the corporate sector. She worked at the Central School of Speech and Drama as a voice coach for over 10 years before launching her own company. She is regularly sought after by the media as an expert in her field and her work has featured on television and in numerous national and international newspaper articles. Her extremely successful Ted Talk has over 7.5 million views. Caroline has written three books, her most recent Find Your Voice was released in January 2020. 

Caroline was named by Red magazine as one of Britain’s top coaches. 

• Caroline’s book: Find Your Voice: The Secret to Talking with Confidence in Any Situation 

• Caroline’s book: The Star Qualities: How to Sparkle With Confidence in All Aspects of Your Life 

• Caroline’s website: CarolineGoyder.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Method: Alexander Technique 

• Term: Kairos 

• Term: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) 

• Website: Stephenporges.com 

• Book: The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) by Stephen Porges 

• Past episode: 507: How to Get Exceptional Mentors and Opportunities with Alex Banayan 

• Personality: Bill Nighy 

• Personality: Cisely Berry 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 30, 2020
591: How to Prevent Work and Stress From Taking Over Your Life with Bryan Robinson
00:44:40

Bryan Robinson shares the small, but impactful practices that help us strike a healthier work-life balance. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The key difference between loving work and workaholism 

2) How to keep your survive brain from overwhelming you 

3) Four micro chillers that offset stress and boost your mood 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep591 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRYAN — 

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, psychotherapist in private practice, and award-winning author of two novels and 40 nonfiction books that have been translated into 15 languages.  He has appeared on 20/20, Good Morning America, ABC's World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News, NBC Universal, the CBS Early Show, and The Marketplace on PBS. He hosted the PBS documentary “Overdoing It: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself.” His book, Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them, is now in its third edition (New York University Press, 1998; 2007; 2014). He developed the Work Addiction Risk Test (WART), an instrument used worldwide to measure work addiction. He lives in Asheville with his spouse, one Yorkie, three Golden doodles, and Krishna, an adopted cat, who wandered into their lives, along with occasional bears at night. 

• Bryan’s book: #Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life 

• Bryan’s website: BryanRobinsonBooks.com 

• Workaholic test: How Chill Are You? 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning The Classic Tribute to Hope from the Holocaust by Viktor Frankl 

• Book: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger 

• Past episode: 267: Managing Self-Doubt to Tackle Bigger Challenges with Tara Mohr 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 27, 2020
590: Forming Strong Connections through Authority, Warmth, and Energy with Steve Herz
00:38:23

Steve Hertz discusses why we need to change our relationship with feedback and how to develop the three skills that advance our careers. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you shouldn’t take yes for an answer 

2) The small things that make us more authoritative 

3) How to keep conversations energizing and engaging 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep590 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE — 

Steve Herz is President of The Montag Group, a sports and entertainment talent and marketing consultancy. He is also a career advisor to CEOs, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and young professionals. Prior to joining TMG, Steve was the President and Founding Partner of IF Management, an industry leader whose broadcasting division became one of the largest in the space, representing over 200 television and radio personalities. 

Herz received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. Steve is involved with several charities, including serving on the local leadership council at Birthright Israel. Steve is married with two children and lives on the Upper West Side of New York City. 

• Steve’s book: Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results 

• Steve’s website: StevenHerz.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Speako…!! 

• Study: A Study of Engineering and Education by Charles Riborg Mann 

• Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

• Book: Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney 

• Experiment: Project Oxygen 

• Past episode: 458: How to End Bad Behavior and Renew Your Team Amidst Change with Steve Ritter 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 23, 2020
589: How to Ask Better Questions that Lead to Breakthroughs with Stephen Shapiro
00:45:31

Stephen Shapiro offers expert advice for shifting your thinking to uncover innovative solutions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The biggest red flag in problem-solving

2) How to work with—not around—constraints

3) How an emphasis on solutions hinders us


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep589 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEPHEN — 

For over 20 years, Stephen Shapiro has presented his provocative strategies on innovation to audiences in 50 countries. During his 15-year tenure with the consulting firm Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. He is the author of six books, including his latest: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. His Personality Poker® system has been used around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. In 2015 he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. 

• Stephen’s book: Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems 

• Stephen’s website: InvisibleSolutionsBook.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: SaneBox 

• Book: The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu Goldratt 

• Book: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard Feynman 

• Past episode: 410: The Scientific Way to Find, Filter, and Fast-Track Meaningfully Unique Ideas with Doug Hall 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 20, 2020
588: How to Calm Anxiety and Achieve Peak Performance with Dr. Luana Marques
00:30:47

Dr. Luana Marques discusses how to face anxieties and fears head-on using proven strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to stop avoiding and start taming your fears 

2) Why anxiety isn’t always bad 

3) The TEB cycle for calming your anxious mind 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep588 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LUANA — 

Dr. Marques is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Massachusetts and New York and an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for a wide range of psychiatric disorders. 

She received her B.S. in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2001, as well as her Masters and Ph.D. at SUNY Buffalo in Clinical Psychology in 2005 and 2007, respectively. She completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the CBT track at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and was subsequently hired as a post-doctoral fellow in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic & Research Unit at MGH. Currently, Dr. Marques is the senior clinical psychologist at the MGH Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders program, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. 

• Luana’s website: DrLuana.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Psychology: Yerkes-Dodson Law 

•Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 

• Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

•YouTube Series: “Some Good News” 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 16, 2020
587: Finding the Beauty in Conflict with CrisMarie Campbell
00:42:13

CrisMarie Campbell discusses how to get comfortable with handling disagreements. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to make conflict productive 

2) The magic question for when you reach an impasse 

3) A handy script for when you need to disagree with your boss 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep587 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CRISMARIE — 

CrisMarie Campbell is a former Olympic and World Championship rower. She has also previously worked at Boeing as an engineer and helped initiate a groundbreaking cross-functional team approach for how Boeing designs and builds airplanes. 

CrisMarie, together with her partner Susan Clarke, founded Thrive!–a coaching and consulting firm that specializes in helping individuals, leaders, teams and entire companies learn how to deal with differences to ignite creativity and innovation. 

• CrisMarie’s book: The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team’s Competitive Advantage 

• CrisMarie’s website: ThriveInc.com 

• CrisMarie’s LinkedIn: CrisMarie Campbell 

• CrisMarie’s Facebook: CrisMarie Campbell 

• CrisMarie’s partner: Susan Clarke 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Anatomy: Vagus nerve 

• Book: Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive by Marc Brackett 

• Personality: Peter Levine 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 13, 2020
586: Insights on Working from Home’s Largest-Ever Experiment with Nicholas Bloom
00:40:24

Stanford professor Nicholas Bloom shares insights from the largest study on working from home to show how to adjust to the new world of work. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Four key findings from the largest study on working from home 

2) What the ideal work from home week looks like 

3) Why this isn’t the end of the office 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep586 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT NICHOLAS — 

Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and a Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company. His work has been covered in a range of media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Economist and Financial Times

On the personal side he is English living with his Scottish Wife and American kids - a multi-lingual English household on Stanford campus. 

• Nicholas’ TEDx Talk: Go Ahead, Tell Your Boss You Are Working From Home | Nicholas Bloom | TEDxStanford 

• Nicholas’ study: “Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment,” with James Liang, John Roberts, and Zhichun Jenny Ying 

• Nicholas’ academic profile: Nicholas Bloom 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Product: Blue Yeti 

• Product: Logitech C920 PRO HD Webcam 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 09, 2020
585: How to Boost Your Motivation by Using the Joy Mindset with John O’Leary
00:42:52

Bestselling author John O’Leary discusses how embracing the joy mindset can help you find more purpose and drive at work–and life. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The three questions to jumpstart your day 

2) How to spark your motivation with an ignition statement 

3) How to use “compound interest” to advance your career 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep585 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOHN — 

In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than a 1% chance to live. John‘s story, perspective and inspiration have inspired millions of people and 2,000 clients over the last decade. 

John is the author of the instant #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, host of the top-rated Live Inspired Podcast and inspirational speaker teaching more than 50,000 people around the world each year how to live inspired. His second national bestselling book, IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy, published May 2020 and its immediate success led many to say “it’s exactly what we all need right now." 

• Book: In Awe: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy

• Book: On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life 

• Book site: ReadInAwe.com 

• Podcast: Live Inspired 

• Website: JohnOLearyInspires.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The Nun Study 

• Book: The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri Nouwen 


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Jul 06, 2020
584: How Curiosity Can Help You Reinvent Your Career and Stand Out with Francesca Gino
00:35:55

Harvard professor Francesca Gino discusses why we shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions and nurture our curiosity. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset shift that leads to great innovation 

2) Why our fear of judgment is often overblown 

3) How to resolve conflict peacefully with curiosity 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep584 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT FRANCESCA — 

Francesca Gino is an award-winning researcher who focuses on why people make the decisions they do at work, and how leaders and employees have more productive, creative and fulfilling lives. She is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration in the Negotiation, Organizations & Markets Unit at Harvard Business School and the author, most recently, of Rebel Talent: Why it Pays to Break the Rules in Work and Life. Gino is also affiliated with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative at Harvard, and the Behavioral Insight Group at Harvard Kennedy School. 

Gino has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50. 

• Book: Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life 

• Book website: RebelTalents.org 

• Website: FrancescaGino.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses "No, But" Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration--Lessons from The Second City by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton 

• Company: Second City 

• Personality: Massimo Bottura 

• Study: Carol Dweck: A Summary of Growth and Fixed Mindsets 

• Past episode: 001: Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 02, 2020
583: Dispelling the Motivation Myths of Passion and Willpower with Jeff Haden
00:45:48

Jeff Haden discusses what we often get wrong about motivation—and what really works. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The one thing that makes any goal feel motivating 

2) The subtle shift in phrasing that makes goals more motivating 

3) A surprising way to boost your willpower 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep583 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JEFF — 

Jeff Haden is Inc.com's most popular columnist and one of LinkedIn's most widely-followed Influencers. His work has also appeared on Time, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Yahoo! Small Business, MSNBC, and CNBC

• Book: The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win 

• LinkedIn: Jeff Haden 

• Magazine: Inc.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Phenomenon: The Ben Franklin Effect 

• Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport 

• Book: The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How by Daniel Coyle 

• Book: Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott 

• Previous episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott 

• Personality: Tony Robbins 

• Personality: Herb Kelleher 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

Jun 29, 2020
582: The Five Behaviors That Make You an Indispensable “Go-to” Person with Bruce Tulgan
00:49:55

Bruce Tulgan discusses how to build real influence and become the go-to person in your workplace. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The mindset that makes you indispensable 

2) Why you shouldn’t stick to your speciality 

3) How to stop juggling and start finishing tasks 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep582 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRUCE — 

Bruce Tulgan is the best-selling author of It’s Okay to Be the Boss and the CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. Bruce’s newest book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, is available July 21 from Harvard Business Review Press. You can follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceTulgan or visit his website at rainmakerthinking.com. 

• Bruce’s book: The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done 

• Bruce’s website: RainMakerThinking.com 

• Bruce’s LinkedIn: Bruce Tulgan 

• Bruce’s Twitter: @BruceTulgan 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Previous episode: 275: How to Manage Your Manager with Mary Abbajay 

• Previous episode: 302: Curing the Under-Management Epidemic with Bruce Tulgan 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Build your team’s learning library–the fast and fun way–with Rise.com/awesome

Jun 25, 2020
581: How to Empower Teams in Difficult Times through Coach-like Conversations with Michael Watkins
00:42:39

Michael Watkins shares the new conversations leaders need to have in order to empower and support their teams during difficult times. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The question all leaders must ask during a crisis 

2) Why you don’t need to solve problems to be of value 

3) The best thing to do when conversations get emotional 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep581 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MICHAEL — 

Michael Watkins is the co-founder of Genesis Advisers, a global leadership development consultancy based in Boston, Massachusetts, specializing in transition acceleration for leaders, teams and organizations, where he coaches C-level executives of global organizations. He is the Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD Business School. He has spent the last two decades working with executives—both corporate and public—as they craft their legacies as leaders and was ranked among the leading management thinkers globally by Thinkers50 in 2019. 

• Michael’s LinkedIn: Michael Watkins 

• Michael’s university: IMD 

• Michael’s company: Genesis 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: The Hawthorne Effect 

• Digital Workplace: MURAL 

• Book: Naturalistic Decision Making (Expertise: Research and Applications Series) by Caroline Zsambok 

• Past episode: 029: Gaining Quicker Traction in Your New Role with Dr. Michael D. Watkins 

Jun 22, 2020
580: How to Stop Overthinking and Become More Decisive with Anne Bogel
00:35:11

Anne Bogel discusses how to stop second-guessing yourself and make decision-making easier. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) What we lose when we overthink 

2) Telltale signs you’re overthinking 

3) How to stop overthinking in three to eight minutes 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep580 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANNE — 

Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I’d Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. Bogel has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Bustle, Refinery 29, The Washington Post and more. Bogel’s popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. 

• Anne’s book: Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy Into Your Life 

• Anne’s podcast: What Should I Read Next? 

• Anne’s website: ModernMrsDarcy.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Product: Lettermate 

• Product: uni-ball VISION 

• Poem: “I dwell in Possibility” by Emily Dickinson 

• Personality: David Allen 

• Personality: Lauran Vanderkam 

• Previous episode: 576: How to Defeat Distraction and Build Greater Mental Resilience through Mindfulness with Rasmus Hougaard 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 18, 2020
579: How to Grow Your Influence and Lead Without Authority with Keith Ferrazzi
00:35:44

Keith Ferrazzi discusses how to turn colleagues into teammates by changing how we lead and collaborate. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How leaders (unknowingly) alienate their teams 

2) How silos came to be—and how we can break them down 

3) An exercise for creating authentic connections with your team 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep579 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KEITH — 

Keith Ferrazzi is the founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a management consulting and team coaching company that works with many of the world’s biggest corporations. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Ferrazzi rose to become the youngest CMO of a Fortune 500 company during his career at Deloitte, and later became CMO of Starwood Hotels. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fortune and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone. His mission is to transform teams to help them transform the world. 

• Keith’s book: Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-Elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams, and Reinvent Collaboration 

• Keith’s book: Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time 

• Keith’s website: KeithFerrazzi.com 

• Keith’s website: VirtualTeamsWin.com 

• Keith’s company: Ferrazzi Greenlight 

• Keith’s Instagram: @keithferrazzi 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Asana 

• Software: Slack 

• Software: Zoom 

• Book: Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath 

• Personality: Amy Edmondson 

• Personality: Brene Brown 

Jun 15, 2020
578: How to Stay Calm and Productive Amid Uncertainty with David Lebel
00:41:48

Professor David Lebel shares tactics for overcoming the fear of the uncertain and building the courage to speak up. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Simple, but powerful ways to ease your anxiety 

2) The surprising cost of leaving things unsaid 

3) A handy script for when you need to disagree 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep578 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID — 

David Lebel is an award-winning teacher and researcher, currently serving as Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. Dave has received multiple teaching awards and was the highest rated professor at the Katz school during the 2017-2018 academic year. His research focuses on proactive behaviors at work including voice/speaking up, innovation, and taking initiative. 

Dave received a BS in Economics, an MS in Management, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior, all from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to pursuing a PhD, he was a management consultant with Deloitte, providing strategy and operations expertise to public sector clients, and an analyst for a large $15 billion privately held supply chain organization. 

He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, PA. 

• David’s LinkedIn: David Lebel 

• David’s academic profile: R. David Lebel 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Headspace 

• Researcher: Amy Edmondson 

• Book: Tempered Radicals: How People Use Difference to Inspire Change at Work by Debra Meyerson 

• Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport 

• Book: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 11, 2020
577: How to Manage and Engage Remote Teams with Kevin Eikenberry
00:39:29

Kevin Eikenberry discusses the small, but powerful changes leaders must make when managing remote teams. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The foundation of successful remote teams 

2) How to measure your remote team’s productivity 

3) Top tips for facilitating better online communication 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep577 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KEVIN — 

Kevin Eikenberry is a world renowned leadership expert, a two-time bestselling author, speaker, consultant, trainer, coach, leader, learner, husband and father. He is the Chief Potential Officer of The Kevin Eikenberry Group, a leadership and learning consulting company that has been helping organizations, teams and individuals reach their potential since 1993. 

Kevin also is the creator and content developer of The Remarkable Leadership Learning System, a continual leadership development process focused on developing the 13 competencies of remarkable leaders with virtually delivered content to leaders worldwide. Kevin and his family live in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

• Book: The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership 

• Book: The Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere 

• LinkedIn: Kevin Eikenberry 

• Website: KevinEikenberry.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Assessment Tool: DISC 

• Assessment Tool: Myers-Briggs 

• Book: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century (Think and Grow Rich Series) by Napoleon Hill 

• Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

• Personality: Bettina Buchel 

• Software: GoToMeeting 

• Software: Loom 

Jun 08, 2020
576: How to Defeat Distraction and Build Greater Mental Resilience through Mindfulness with Rasmus Hougaard
00:33:59

Rasmus Hougaard discusses how to manage your attention by practicing mindfulness. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why we get distracted by the news—and how to curb that impulse 

2) The quantifiable benefits of mindfulness 

3) The small habits that build great resilience 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep576 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT RASMUS — 

Rasmus Hougaard is the Founder and CEO of Potential Project - the global leader in building mindful leaders and organizations by enhancing performance, innovation and resilience through mindfulness. He is the author of One Second Ahead as well as The Mind of the Leader, a bestseller published by Harvard Business Review. In addition, he writes for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and lectures at the world’s leading business and executive education schools. 

• Rasmus’ app: PotentialProject.app 

• Rasmus’ article: “Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis” 

• Rasmus’ website: PotentialProject.com 

• Rasmus’ LinkedIn: Rasmus Hougaard 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: OneNote 

• Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear 

• Book: The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1 by William James 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 04, 2020
575: How to Coach More Effectively using Reflective Inquiry with Dr. Marcia Reynolds
00:43:18

Master coach Marcia Reynolds talks about the importance of reflective inquiry and why to think twice about giving advice. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Key questions to challenge your thinking 

2) Why it’s more important to be present than perfect 

3) The value of a coaching buddy 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep575 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MARCIA —  

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is a world-renowned expert on how to evoke transformation through conversations. She is the Training Director for the Healthcare Coaching Institute in North Carolina, and on faculty for coaching schools in China, Russia, and the Philippines. She has spoken at conferences and taught workshops in 41 countries on leadership topics and mastery in coaching. Global Gurus has recognized her as one of the top 5 coaches in the world for four years. Her books include Wander Woman; Outsmart Your Brain; The Discomfort Zone; and her latest, Coach the Person, Not the Problem. 

• Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry 

• Email: Marcia@covisioning.com 

• LinkedIn: Marcia Reynolds 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: How We Think by John Dewey 

• Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Organization: The International Coach Federation 

• Past episode: 014: Emotional Mastery with Dr. Marcia Reynolds 

• Personality: John Dewey 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jun 01, 2020
574: How to Navigate Overwhelming Data and Choices to Make Optimal Decisions with Vikram Mansharamani
00:39:43

Harvard professor Vikram Mansharamani discusses how to break free from blind thinking and make more impactful decisions. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The danger of deferring to experts and technology 

2) Two critical steps for smarter decision-making 

3) How to better predict the future with “prospective hindsight” 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep574 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT VIKRAM — 

Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and his latest, THINK FOR YOURSELF: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence. He is a frequent commentator on issues driving disruption in the global business environment, and his ideas and writings have appeared in Fortune, Forbes, the New York Times, Worth, and many other publications. LinkedIn listed him as the #1 Top Voice for Money, Finance, and Economics for both 2015 and 2016, and Worth magazine profiled him as one of the 100 most powerful people in global finance in 2017. In addition to teaching and writing, Mansharamani also advises several Fortune 500 CEOs on how to navigate uncertainty in today's dynamic global business and regulatory environment. He holds a PhD and two master's degrees from MIT as well as a bachelor's degree from Yale University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. 

• Vikram’s book: Think for Yourself: Restoring Common Sense in an Age of Experts and Artificial Intelligence 

• Vikram’s Twitter: @mansharamani 

• Vikram’s website: Mansharamani.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Term: Satisficing 

• Personality: Daniel Kahneman 

• Personality: Richard Thaler 

• Personality: Amos Tversky 

• Book: Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by Philip Tetlock 

• Book: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz 

• Past episode: 453: Why Generalists Succeed and How to Learn Like One with David Epstein 

May 28, 2020
573: How to Leverage Your Time by 6000% through Effective Delegation with Bill Truby
00:42:17

Bill Truby shares the simple trick to getting better results when delegating tasks. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The biggest mistake leaders make when delegating 

2) The most crucial thing you need to delegate 

3) The only four reasons why people fail to follow through 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep573 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BILL — 

Bill brings the background of common-sense learning (being raised on a cattle ranch), a B.A. in Theology, an M.A. in Psychology, the experience of a MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), and nearly 30 years of business practice to the table. 

These multiple perspectives and backgrounds synergize to bring amazingly simple, yet powerful tools to leaders and managers – tools that have been proven over and over for nearly four decades. 

• Bill’s book: Successful Delegation 

• Bill’s website: TrubyAchievements.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: FYI: For Your Improvement - Competencies Development Guide by Heather Barnfield, Michael Lombardo 

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman 

May 25, 2020
572: How Morning Practices Like Savoring and Investing in Calm Boost Productivity with Chris Bailey
00:36:37

Productivity THOUGHT LEADER(!) Chris Bailey shares how investing in your calm can boost your productivity and how savoring the little things every day can help you start your day right. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How calm provides the greatest return on productivity 

2) Why you shouldn’t feel guilty over being less productive now 

3) How and why to savor 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep572 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHRIS — 

Chris Bailey is a productivity expert, and the international bestselling author of Hyperfocus and The Productivity Project—which have been published in seventeen languages. Chris writes about productivity at Alifeofproductivity.com, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process. To date, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity, and has garnered coverage in media as diverse as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, GQ, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker. 

• Book: Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction 

• Book: The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy 

• Podcast: Becoming Better 

• Website: A Life of Productivity 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Author: Shawn Achor 

• Book: How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger 

• Product: Keychron K2 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 21, 2020
571: How to Crush Self-Doubt and Build Self-Confidence with Dr. Ivan Joseph
00:33:53

Dr. Ivan Joseph discusses the critical practices that build unshakeable self-confidence. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The fundamental building block of self-confidence 

2) How to control the negative tape in your head 

3) A powerful trick for overcoming impostor syndrome 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep571 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT IVAN — 

Dr. Ivan Joseph an award-winning Performance Coach, Sports Psychologist, author and recognized educator and mentor. His TEDx talk on self-confidence - with over 18 million views to date - has been selected by Forbes magazine as one of the 10 Best TED Talks about the Meaning of Life. 

Dr. Joseph travels extensively around the world to speak to organizations and teams about the power of self-confidence in leadership, career, sports and life - and how to build high-performing teams that exceed expectations. 

• Ivan’s book: You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence 

• Ivan’s Twitter: @DrIvanJoseph 

• Ivan’s TED Talk: "The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU" 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Term: Pygmalion Effect 

• Study: Jacobson & Rosenthal study on Pygmalion Effect 

• Book: Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical & Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins 

• Book: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth 

• Book: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell 

• Book: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am) by Hal Elrod 

• Book: The Secret by Rhonda Byrne 

• Book: The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin Sharma 

• Previous Episode: 357: The Six Morning Habits of High Performers with Hal Elrod

• Commercial: “Think Different” by Apple 

May 18, 2020
570: How to Use Stories to Persuade, and Connect with Others with Shane Snow
00:49:56

Shane Snow discusses how to make your message more compelling through storytelling. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why storytelling isn’t just for writers 

2) The four elements of the most captivating stories 

3) The surprisingly best way to improve at storytelling 

Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep570 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SHANE — 

Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, explorer, and entrepreneur, and the author. He speaks globally about innovation and teamwork, has performed comedy on Broadway, and been in the running for the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. 

 Snow has helped expose gun traffickers, explored abandoned buildings around the world, eaten only ice cream for weeks in the name of science, and taught hundreds of thousands of people to work better through his books, including the #1 business bestseller Dream Teams

Snow's writing has appeared in GQ, Fast Company, Wired, The New Yorker, and more. He is also a board member of the media technology company Contently, and the journalism nonprofit The Hatch Institute. 

• Shane’s book: The Storytelling Edge: How to Transform Your Business, Stop Screaming into the Void, and Make People Love You 

• Shane’s book: Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success 

• Shane’s website: ShaneSnow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Evernote 

• App: Pocket 

• Article: The Peekaboo Paradox (The Great Zucchini) 

• Book: Influence: Science and Practice by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: A Book About Love by Jonah Lehrer 

• Netflix Documentary: Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates 

• Past episode: 457: How to Persuade through Compelling Stories with DonorSee’s Gret Glyer 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 14, 2020
569: Thriving in the Stress and Uncertainty of a Crisis with Dr. Joshua Klapow
00:48:19

Dr. Joshua Klapow discusses how to keep your health and wellbeing strong during times of crisis. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about being upset 

2) How to quickly reboot your fatigued brain 

3) The four pillars of excellent physical and mental health 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep569 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOSHUA — 

Joshua C. Klapow is a licensed clinical psychologist and a performance coach. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the author of Living SMART: Lifestyle Change Made Simple. Dr. Klapow works extensively with individuals and organizations in the area of performance optimization. His work focuses on leveraging behavioral science strategies to help both individuals and organizations achieve strategic goals. From athletes to executives, from start-ups to multinational companies, Dr. Klapow works with clients nationwide to help bring the power of behavioral science to human performance. Dr. Klapow was named by Yahoo Finance as a Top 20 Entrepreneur to Watch in 2020 and featured in Thrive Global for his approach to performance coaching. He is married with two children in college. He resides in Birmingham, Alabama. 

• Joshua’s email: askdrjoshk@gmail.com 

• Joshua’s Instagram: @drjoshk 

• Joshua’s Twitter: @drjoshk 

• Joshua’s website: JoshKlapow.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Slack 

• App: Asana 

• Book: WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach 

• Book: Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution by Brene Brown 

• Book: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown 

• History: Spanish Flu (1917 Flu Pandemic) 

• Personality: B.F. Skinner 

May 11, 2020
568: Minimizing Tasks While Maximizing Results with Laura Stack
00:47:05

Productivity expert Laura Stack shares best–and worst–practices for prioritizing your tasks. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) The six steps to optimizing your workflow

2) The five productivity personality archetypes

3) How to work from home effectively


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep568 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LAURA — 

Laura Stack is a noted expert in employee and team productivity, she’s also best known by her moniker, “The Productivity Pro.” She is also an award-winning keynote speaker and a bestselling author of eight books. She is the President and CEO of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a boutique consulting firm helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. 

Laura has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and Forbes magazine. She is a high-content Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), who educates, entertains, and motivates professionals to deliver bottom-line results. 

• Book: Leave the Office Earlier: The Productivity Pro Shows You How to Do More in Less Time...and Feel Great About It 

• Book: What To Do When There's Too Much To Do: Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day 

• LinkedIn: Laura Stack 

• Website: TheProductivityPro.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Todoist 

• Book: The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter Drucker 

• Software: Microsoft Outlook Tasks 

• Software: ShortKeys 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 07, 2020
567: Achieve More While Criticizing Yourself Less: The Power of Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff
00:37:37

Professor and author Kristin Neff shares how self-compassion yields bigger results with less unpleasant self-talk… and how it can help manage anxiety during a crisis. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why self-compassion is a better motivator than criticism 

2) How to turn your compassion for others inward 

3) The value of tone and touch in self-compassion 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep567 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KRISTIN — 

Kristin Neff is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, creating a scale to measure the construct over fifteen years ago. She is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. 

Kristin received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, studying moral development. She is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. 

• Book: Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind 

• Book: Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals 

• Website: Self-Compassion.org 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach 

• Documentary: The Horse Boy 

• Past episode: 396: Insights into Embracing Emotions at Work with Liz Fosslien 

• Personality: Chris Germer 

• Yoga: Ashtanga yoga 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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May 04, 2020
Winning the Mental Game of Quarantine
00:14:11

Pete shares his thoughts that have been helpful–and unhelpful–in preserving mental health amid the quarantine.

Apr 30, 2020
566: How to Start Focusing and Stop Firefighting with Mike Michalowicz
00:39:57

Mike Michalowicz shares how to zero in on the most important issues to fix next. 


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) How to identify what you need to fix next. 

2) A crucial question you’re forgetting to ask. 

3) The tremendous energy unleashed by providing context for goals. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep566 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MIKE — 

Mike Michalowicz is the entrepreneur behind three multimillion dollar companies and is the author of Profit First, Clockwork, The Pumpkin Plan, and his newest book, Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business. Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and regularly travels the globe as an entrepreneurial advocate. 

• Book: Fix This Next: Make the Vital Change That Will Level Up Your Business

• Book Website: FixThisNext.com

• Website: MikeMichalowicz.com

• Alternate Website: MikeMotorbike.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Voxer 

• Book: Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking 

• Book: Rejection Proof: How I Beat Fear and Became Invincible Through 100 Days of Rejection by Jia Jiang 

• Past episode: 059: Growing People with Jeff McManus 

• Past episode: 547: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with an Infinite Mindset with Simon Sinek 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Apr 27, 2020
565: How to Get Out of a Rut and into Your Flow with Jonah Sachs
00:42:32

Jonah Sachs discusses how a simple shift in the way we think helps us achieve more.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Why the experts are often the most unreliable.

2) How to make any task more exciting and engaging.

3) How to turn anxiety into fuel for creativity.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep564 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JONAH —

Jonah Sachs is an author, speaker and viral marketing pioneer. Jonah helped to create some of the world’s first, and still most heralded, digital social change campaigns. As co-founder of Free Range Studios, his work on Amnesty International’s blood diamonds viral film was seen by 20 million people and was delivered to every member of congress, helping drive the passage of the Clean Diamond Act.

He later helped to create “The Story of Stuff,” which, viewed by over 60 million people, marked a turning point in the fight to educate the public about the environmental and social impact of consumer goods. Jonah’s work and opinions have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, FOX News, Sundance Film Festival, NPR. Sachs also pens a column for Fast Company, which named him one of today’s 50 most influential social innovators.

• Jonah’s book: Unsafe Thinking: How to be Nimble and Bold When You Need It Most

• Jonah’s book: Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell (and Live) the Best Stories Will Rule the Future

• Jonah’s website: JonahSachs.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Asana

• Personality: Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi

• Book: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel


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Apr 23, 2020
564: Tapping the Motivational Forces of the World’s Most Successful People with Marco Greenberg
00:53:23

Marco Greenberg shares how primal drives can be the key to unlocking your motivation and potential at work.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Why the world’s most successful people are “primitive”.

2) How to tap into your primal drive using the ROAMING framework.

3) How to weaponize your insecurities.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep564 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MARCO —

Marco Greenberg has spearheaded marketing communications and public affairs campaigns for an array of Fortune 500 corporations, healthcare organizations, and notable venture- and angel-backed startups, and has served as a senior advisor to foreign governments, democratic movements, and NGOs. Previously a managing director at global PR giant Burson-Marsteller, he sees his role as a creative catalyst for breakthrough communications. An in-demand speaker and facilitator, he has written opinion pieces for a range of publications, including Business Insider, Entrepreneur, NY Daily News, Tablet Magazine, WeWork’s Creator.

He holds a BA from UCLA and an MA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and taught as an adjunct professor of Innovations in Marketing at NYU and entrepreneurship and PR at Fordham University. He splits his time with his wife and three grown children between the upper west side of Manhattan and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

• Book: "Primitive: Tapping the Primal Drive That Powers the World's Most Successful People"

• LinkedIn: Marco Greenberg

• Website: PrimitiveBook.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Organization: HOBY, founded by Hugh O’Brian

• Book: “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal Newport

• Book: “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman

• Book: "How to Stubbornly Refuse to Make Yourself Miserable about Anything: Yes Anything!" by Albert Ellis

• Book: "In Praise of Wasting Time (TED Books)" by Alan Lightman

• Book: “Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die" by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

• Book: "The 1940 Cincinnati Reds: A World Championship and Baseball's Only In-Season Suicide" by Brian Mulligan

• Book: "The Way of Go: 8 Ancient Strategy Secrets for Success in Business and Life" by Troy Anderson


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Apr 20, 2020
563: Accelerating Your Career by Thinking Like a Rocket Scientist with Ozan Varol
00:38:26

Ozan Varol discusses how to make giant leaps in your career by thinking like a rocket scientist.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How success can hinder growth—and what to do about it.

2) How to turn worrying into productive preparation.

3) How rocket scientists see and use failure.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep563 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT OZAN —

Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and author. He served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project, and later pivoted and became a law professor.

He’s the author of Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life. The book is # 1 on Adam Grant’s list of top 20 books of 2020. The book was named a “must read” by Susan Cain, “endlessly fascinating” by Daniel Pink, and “bursting with practical insights” by Adam Grant.

• Ozan’s book: Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life

• Ozan’s podcast: Famous Failures

• Ozan’s website: RocketScienceBook.com

• Ozan’s newsletter: WeeklyContrarian.com

• Get bonus videos by emailing your receipt to Rocket@OzanVarol.com by April 30!


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Readwise

• Tool: Instapaper

• Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

• Book: Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress by Christopher Ryan

• Past Episode: 072: Unleashing Simplicity with Lisa Bodell

• Past Episode: 176: How to Prevent Terrible Decisions using Red Team Thinking with Bryce Hoffman


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Apr 16, 2020
562: How to Get More Done by Working Less with Alex Pang
00:32:23

Alex Pang discusses how to significantly boost your productivity while working fewer hours.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How working fewer hours greatly increases productivity.

2) Small productivity hacks that save a massive amount of time.

3) When you should and shouldn’t multitask.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep562 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ALEX —

Alex Pang is the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten workdays, while staying focused and productive. He is the author of 4 books and have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times, and the New Yorker. 

Pang is also an international speaker and has led workshops across the globe on the future of work and how deliberate rest makes creative careers more productive and sustainable. He received his B.A. and Ph.D in History of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

• Alex’s book: Shorter: Work Better, Smarter, and Less— Here's How

• Alex’s book: Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

• Alex’s website: www.Strategy.rest

• Alex’s Instagram: @askpang

• Alex’s Twitter: @askpang


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Scrivener

• Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

• Book: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

• Past episode: 466: How to Get Home Earlier by Automating (Some of) Your Work with Wade Foster


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Apr 13, 2020
561: The Ultimate Guide to Working Remotely with Lisette Sutherland
00:44:34

Lisette Sutherland shares expert tips and tricks for working from home masterfully.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The remote worker hierarchy of needs.

2) Smarter alternatives to online meetings.

3) Three tips for managing distractions while working remotely.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep561 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LISETTE —

Lisette Sutherland is the director of Collaboration Superpowers, a company that helps people work together from anywhere through online and in-person workshops. She also produces a weekly podcast featuring interviews with remote working experts highlighting the challenges and successes of working with virtual teams. 

• Lisette’s book: Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely—Successfully—for Individuals, Teams, and Managers

• Lisette’s newsletter: CollaborationSuperpowers.com/newsletter

• Lisette’s Twitter: @lightling

• Lisette’s website: LisetteSutherland.com

• Lisette’s website: CollaborationSuperpowers.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Technique: Pomodoro Technique

• Speed test site: Speedtest.net

• Loom

• Tool: QC35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

• Tool: Autonomous ErgoChair II

• Tool: Sennheiser SC 60 headset

• Tool: IQair HealthPro plus

• Tool: Force of Nature cleaner

• Tool: Logitech G Pro mouse

• Tool: Kinesis Freestyle 2 keyboard

• Tool: AmazonBasics Monitor Arm

• Tool: UPLIFT Desk

• Tool: Telepresence robot

• Virtual Office: Remo

• Virtual Office: Sococo

• Virtual Office: Workabout Workplace

• Book: Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft PowerPoint to Create Presentations That Inform, Motivate, and Inspire (Bpg-Other) by Cliff Atkinson

• Comic: WiFi Hierarchy of Needs


Apr 09, 2020
560: How to Resolve Conflict and Boost Productivity through Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli
00:47:48

Oscar Trimboli explains how to increase your impact through sharpening your listening.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The magic phrases powerful listeners use

2) How to expertly listen for what’s unsaid

3) One question to ask the people you disagree with


 Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep560 for clickable versions of the links below.


— ABOUT OSCAR —

Oscar Trimboli is an author, host of the Apple award-winning podcast Deep Listening and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and cultures around the world. He is a marketing and technology industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience across general management, sales, marketing and operations for Microsoft, PeopleSoft, Polycom, Professional Advantage and Vodafone.

Oscar lives in Sydney with his wife Jennie, where he helps first-time runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears and contributes to the cure for cancer as part of Can Too, a cancer research charity.

• Oscar’s website: www.oscartrimboli.com/


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Tool: TextExpander

• Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

• Past episode: 555: Why We Fail to Empower, Inspire, and Engage: Unmasking the The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Apr 06, 2020
559: How to Unify, Motivate, and Direct Any Team by Picking a Fight with David Burkus
00:43:11

David Burkus discusses how crafting a compelling vision in terms of a fight can inspire your team to action.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The three kinds of fights that inspire.

2) A simple trick to greatly boost motivation and efficiency.

3) The secret to getting along with the coworker you dislike.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep559 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID —

One of the world’s leading business thinkers, David Burkus’ forward-thinking ideas and bestselling books are changing how companies approach innovation, collaboration, and leadership.

As a skilled researcher and inspiring communicator, Burkus’ award-winning books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his TED Talk has been viewed over 2 million times. 

A renowned expert, Burkus’ writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, USAToday, Fast Company, and more. He’s been interviewed by NPR, the BBC, CNN, and CBS This Morning. Since 2017, Burkus has been ranked as one of the world’s top business thought leaders by Thinkers50.

• David’s book: Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying Around

• David’s book: Friend of a Friend . . .: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career

• David’s website: DavidBurkus.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Study: “Impact and the Art of Motivation Maintenance: The Effects of Contact with Beneficiaries on Persistence Behavior” by Adam Grant et al. 

• Book: The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking by Roger Martin

• Previous episode: 552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Apr 02, 2020
558: How to Escape Non-Stop Urgency and Become Visionary with Michael Hyatt
00:37:47

New York Times bestselling author and leadership mentor Michael Hyatt shares what it really takes to become a vision-driven leader.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Why anyone can be a vision-driven leader.

2) The 4 key components of a good vision script.

3) How to turn your vision into action.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep558 for clickable versions of the link below.


— ABOUT MICHAEL —

Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership coaching and development firm twice listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing US companies. A longtime publishing executive, Michael is the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, now part of HarperCollins. He is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Your Best Year Ever, Living Forward, and Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.

Michael is the creator of the Full Focus Planner, which combines quarterly goal-tracking and daily productivity in a proven system for personal and professional achievement. His blog and weekly podcast, Lead to Win, are go-to resources for hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs, executives, and aspiring leaders. He has been featured by Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and Wall Street Journal. Michael and his wife of 40 years, Gail live just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. 

• Book: Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less

• Book: The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business

• Book Website: VisionDrivenLeader.com/awesome

• Website: MichaelHyatt.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Dynalist

• App: Workflow

• Book: "It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work" by Jason Fried

• Book: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change" by Stephen Covey

• Book: “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield

• Book: "Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision" by Andy Stanley

• Company: Thomas Nelson

• Personality: Andy Stanley

• Principle: Pareto Principle


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Mar 30, 2020
557: How to Outthink Fear with Dr. Mark McLaughlin
00:28:29

Neurosurgeon and author Mark McLaughlin shares the science of fear and what to do about it.


You'll Learn:

1) How fear affects our decision-making

2) How to manage your fears effectively

3) The two techniques to help you outthink your fears


About Mark:

Mark McLaughlin is a practicing board-certified neurosurgeon, a  national media commentator, author of the book Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon’s Quest to Outthink Fear, and acclaimed keynote speaker. 

He is the founder of Princeton Brain and Spine Care where he practices surgery focusing on trigeminal neuralgia and cervical spine surgery. McLaughlin is also a thought leader in performance enhancement and physician hospital relations.


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Mar 26, 2020
556: What Drives Your Career Growth with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison
00:43:05

Gary Burnison shares what professionals need to start doing differently to advance in their careers.


You'll Learn:

1) Three mindsets to accelerate your career growth

2) The overlooked elements that determine career fit

3) Why most meetings are meaningless


About Gary:

Gary Burnison is the CEO and member of the board of directors for Korn Ferry, a global organization consulting firm. He is also an author, having written several books on career management. His latest book, Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career, is an insider’s look on everything professionals need to take control and get ahead in their careers. 

He is also a regular contributor to Forbes, CNBC, Bloomberg, FOX Business, and other major international news outlets. Mr. Burnison earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and holds an honorary doctor of laws degree from Pepperdine University.


Resources mentioned in the show:


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Mar 23, 2020
555: Why We Fail to Empower, Inspire, and Engage: Unmasking the The Advice Trap with Michael Bungay Stanier
00:46:44

Michael Bungay Stanier explains why we need to stop giving advice and start asking questions instead.


You'll Learn:

1) Three reasons why advice is overrated.

2) A step-by-step process for breaking your advice-giving habit.

3) How to ask more insightful questions.


About Michael:

Michael Bungay Stanier is an author and the founder of Box of Crayons, a company best known for teaching 10-minute coaching so that busy managers can build stronger teams and get better results. He was named the first Canadian Coach of the Year. He left Australia 25 years ago to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.

Michael has been featured in several publications such as Business Insider, Forbes, The Globe & Mail, Fast Company, and The Huffington Post. He has held senior positions in the corporate, consultancy, and agency worlds. He has lived and worked in Australia, the UK, the US, and Canada. He currently lives in Toronto.


Resources mentioned in the show:


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Mar 19, 2020
554: How Doing Less Results in Achieving More with Celeste Headlee
00:32:25

Award-winning journalist and speaker Celeste Headlee shares how doing nothing can help you accomplish everything.


You'll Learn:

1) Why idleness isn’t laziness

2) What’s causing you burnout

3) The productivity benefits of shorter work hours


About Celeste:

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist, professional speaker and author of Heard Mentality and We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter. In her 20-year career in public radio, she has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Radio and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Celeste’s TEDx Talk 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 19 million total views to date.


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Mar 16, 2020
553: How to Change Minds and Organizations with Jonah Berger
00:45:37

Wharton professor Jonah Berger discusses the biggest obstacles to successful persuasion—and how to overcome them.


You'll Learn:

1) Why persuasive arguments don’t work—and what does

2) A simple technique to win over stubborn naysayers

3) How to introduce big changes with minimal resistance


About Jonah:

Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and internationally bestselling author of Contagious, Invisible Influence, and The Catalyst.

Dr. Berger is a world-renowned expert on change, word of mouth, influence, consumer behavior, and how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. He has published over 50 articles in top‐tier academic journals, teaches Wharton’s highest rated online course, and popular outlets like The New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work. He’s keynoted hundred of events, and often consults for organizations like Google, Apple, Nike, and the Gates Foundation.


Resources mentioned in the show:


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Mar 12, 2020
552: The Foundational Principle that Separates Good Leaders from Bad Ones with Pat Lencioni
00:36:56

Patrick Lencioni explores so many leaders fall short--and how to resolve it.


You'll Learn:

1) The mentality that separates great leaders from the rest

2) Why you shouldn’t be afraid of micromanaging

3) How leaders can have more joyful difficult conversations


About Patrick:

Pat is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 11 books which have sold over 5 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him "one of the most in demand speakers in America." He has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek.

As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting to CEOs and their teams.

Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four boys.


Resources mentioned in the show:


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Mar 09, 2020
551: How to Save Massive Time, Energy, and Frustration by Solving Problems Before They Happen with Dan Heath
00:49:43

Dan Heath discusses how upstream-thinking can help solve problems before they even show up.


You'll Learn:

1) The power of “upstream thinking”

2) How to get to the root of the problem

3) How to avoid the blame game at work


About Dan:

Dan Heath and his brother, Chip, have written four New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, Decisive, and The Power of Moments. Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs fighting for social good. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. The Heath brothers’ books have sold more than three million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages.


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Mar 05, 2020
550: How to Free Yourself from Conflict with Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler
00:40:01

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler shares what to do when your attempts to resolve conflict fail.


You'll Learn:

1) The simplest way to stop conflict from overwhelming you

2) How to untangle the complex web of recurring conflict

3) The smartest thing to do when a conflict goes nowhere


About Jennifer:

Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler is founder and CEO of Alignment Strategies Group, the New York-based consulting firm that counsels CEOs and their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. Author of OPTIMAL OUTCOMES: Free Yourself from Conflict at Work, at Home, and in Life (HarperBusiness, Feb. 25, 2020), she is a keynote speaker at Fortune 500 companies, public institutions and innovative, fast-growing startups, where she inspires audiences of all kinds, including those at Google, Harvard and TEDx, and in her popular course at Columbia. A former counterterrorism research fellow with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she is a graduate of Tufts University and holds a Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.


Resources mentioned in the show:


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Mar 02, 2020
549: Who Gets Raises and Promotions? Rick Gillis Reveals the Metric that Predicts our Fate.
00:37:06

Rick Gillis shares how knowing and improving your “quotient” can help you get raises and promotions at work. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The factor that determines your compensation at work. 

2) How to speak up for your work to your boss. 

3) The perfect time to bring up your accomplishments. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep549 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT RICK — 

Rick Gillis is a speaker, author, and personal career advisor. He has spent over two decades writing books and sharing techniques to manage and maximize careers across the country. He is the founder of the Richard Gillis Company, LLC which provides training and career coaching to help job seekers land the best possible position at the highest possible pay. 

Rick has appeared on several media outlets like Forbes.com, NPR, and the Wall Street Journal. Rick and his wife, Mary, live in Texas where he spends his free time riding along the Texas gulf coast on his Harley or in his music room and art studio.

• Book: "PROMOTE!: Your work does not speak for itself. You do."

• Book: “The Quotient”

• LinkedIn: Rick Gillis

• LinkedIn Article: "(In response to last week's post:)YOU are Responsible for Pointing Out Your Wins"

• LinkedIn Article: "It’s OK for Your Boss to Take Credit for Your Work (Ouch!)"

• Website: RickGillis.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges

• Book: The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired: Performance-based Hiring Series by Lou Adler

• Movie: The Imitation Game


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 27, 2020
548: How to Get Your Points Across Clearly with Davina Stanley
00:43:26

Davina Stanley shares expert strategies for communicating with greater clarity. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why so many business presentations miss the mark. 

2) The three-step “So what?” strategy. 

3) The seven storyline patterns and when to use them. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep548 for clickable versions of the links below.


— ABOUT DAVINA — 

Davina Stanley has helped professionals communicate complex ideas clearly for more than 20 years. She offers a structured, ‘go to’ process that helps people think through their messaging so their good ideas get the traction they deserve. 

She started coaching others when she joined McKinsey’s Hong Kong office as a communication specialist and has continued to help professionals of all stripes across many countries since then.

More recently she, along with her business partner, have published their first book The So What Strategy, which offers the seven most commonly used storyline patterns they see professionals use at work.

• Davina’s book: The So What Strategy

• Davina’s website: ClarityFirstProgram.com 

• Davina’s program: Clarity First 

• Davina’s Facebook: Communicating Up

• Davina’s LinkedIn: Davina Stanley


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Concept: The Pyramid Principle

• Book: The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking by Barbara Minto

• Book: Possum Magic by Mem Fox

• Book: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

• Book: The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh

• Book: Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 24, 2020
547: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with an Infinite Mindset with Simon Sinek
00:35:12

Simon Sinek discusses the crucial pivot in thinking that professionals need to thrive in their careers.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) What most professionals get wrong about work. 

2) The five key practices for thriving in an infinite game. 

3) How to keep your confidence during setbacks. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep547 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SIMON —

Simon is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and The Infinite Game.

• Simon’s book: The Infinite Game

• Simon’s book: Leaders Eat Last

• Simon’s website: SimonSinek.com

• Simon’s LinkedIn: Simon Sinek

• Simon’s Twitter: @simonsinek

• Simon’s Instagram: @simonsinek

• Simon’s Facebook: Simon Sinek


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Event: Wells Fargo account fraud scandal

• Video: How to Motivate People, Transform Business, and Be a True Leader | Simon Sinek on Impact Theory

• Book: Finite and Infinite Games by James P. Carse

• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


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 View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep547


Feb 20, 2020
546: Choosing Better Words for Better Leadership with David Marquet
00:46:05

Former nuclear submarine commander David Marquet shares how subtle language changes can make a huge impact.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How language impacts your leadership. 

2) How to use dissent in the workplace to your advantage. 

3) How we’re mistaking coercion for leadership. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep546 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID — 

David Marquet is a student of leadership and organizational design and a former nuclear submarine Commander. He was named one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers by Inc. Magazine and is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller: Turn the Ship Around!, and The Turn the Ship Around Workbook. David’s new book, Leadership is Language was released recently by Penguin Random House. 

• Book: Leadership Is Language: The Hidden Power of What You Say--and What You Don't

• Book: Turn Your Ship Around!: A Workbook for Implementing Intent-Based Leadership in Your Organization

• Facebook: L. David Marquet

• Instagram: @ldavidmarquet

• LinkedIn: L. David Marquet

• Website: DavidMarquet.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

• Book: The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Stephen Covey

• Book: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 17, 2020
545: What High-Performers Do Differently with Alan Stein Jr.
00:42:47

Alan Stein Jr. discusses the fundamental habits and mindsets that separate the best from the rest.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The universal skill every professional needs. 

2) The secret to making remarkable change last. 

3) A powerful mantra to keep you grounded and present. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep545 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ALAN — 

Alan Stein, Jr. is a keynote speaker and author who spent 15+ years as a performance coach working with famous, high-performing basketball players. He now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.

Alan specializes in improving individual and organizational leadership, performance and accountability. He inspires and empowers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity which is what makes him one of the top motivational speakers around.

• Alan’s book: Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best

• Book website: RaiseYourGameBook.com

• Alan’s website: AllanSteinJr.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Headspace

• Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

• Book: Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Coach K

• Article: “Fitness success secrets: On practicing one strategic habit at a time” by John Berardi, PHD


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 13, 2020
544: How to Build Exceptional Influence in a Noisy Digital Age with Richard Medcalf
00:45:44

Richard Medcalf shares strategies to grow your influence despite the noise and overwhelm of the digital world.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The language that gets people to listen to you. 

2) The two ways of effectively relating with anyone. 

3) A quick trick to exude charisma and confidence. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep544 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT RICHARD — 

Richard Medcalf has advised exceptional founders and senior executives in complex, fast-moving industries for over 20 years. After earning a first-class degree at Oxford University, Richard became the youngest-ever partner at tech-sector strategy consultancy Analysys Mason. He then moved to tech giant Cisco, where he held various senior positions over 11 years, most notably being hand-picked for an elite team set up by Cisco’s CEO to lead new board-level business initiatives. Believing that there’s no business transformation without personal transformation, he founded Xquadrant to work at the intersection of leadership, strategy and purpose and help digital-age leaders create extraordinary positive impact.

• Richard’s company: Xquadrant.com

• Richard’s Free Guide: Xquadrant.com/awesome

• Richard’s LinkedIn: Richard Medcalf

• Richard’s Twitter: @richardmedcalf


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Evernote

• App: Todoist

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey

• Book: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John Maxwell


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• LinkedIn Learning



Feb 10, 2020
543: How to Build Skills Faster and Improve Mental Performance with Britt Andreatta
00:43:53

Britt Andreatta shares neuroscience insights for boosting your learning, memory, and creativity.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How to make your learning stick. 

2) The striking benefits of boredom. 

3) How to deal with information overwhelm. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep543 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRITT — 

Dr. Britt Andreatta is an internationally-recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions for today's challenges. As CEO of 7th Mind, Inc., Britt Andreatta draws on her unique background in leadership, neuroscience, psychology, and learning to unlock the best in people, helping organizations rise to their potential.

• Britt’s book: Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Learn and Master Any Skill

• Britt’s book: Wired to Resist: The Brain Science of Why Change Fails and a New Model for Driving Success

• Britt’s book: Wired to Connect: The Brain Science of Teams and a New Model for Creating Collaboration and Inclusion

• Britt’s LinkedIn: Britt Andreatta

• Britt’s website: BrittAndreatta.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Simple Habit

• Software: Camtasia

• Term: Mirror neurons

• Term: Schema

• Book: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman

• Book: The Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols and Richard J. Davidson

• Book: The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson

• Previous episode: 193: Neuroscience Insights on Survival, Belonging, and Growth at Work with Dr. Britt Andreatta


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 06, 2020
542: How to Turn Your Adversity into Advantage with Laura Huang
00:45:38

Harvard professor and author Laura Huang shares how to build your edge and be perceived positively.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why the myth of hard work is so dangerous. 

2) How unfair perceptions can quietly limit your career–and what to do about it. 

3) A formula to turn embarrassment and bitterness into enrichment. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep542 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT LAURA — 

Laura Huang is a professor at Harvard Business School, who specializes in studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in several publications like the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature. She was also named as one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants. 

Laura has also previously held positions in investment banking, consulting, and management in several companies such as Standard Chartered bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson. She received her MS and BSE in electrical engineering from Duke University, an MBA from INSEAD, and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine.

• Book: “Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage”

• Facebook: Laura Huang

• Instagram: @laurahuang

• LinkedIn: Laura Huang

• Twitter: @LauraHuangLA 

• Website: LauraHuang.net


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo

• Book: “Girl in Translation" by Jean Kwok

• Book: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro

• Book: “When the Legends Die: The Timeless Coming-of-Age Story about a Native American Boy Caught Between Two Worlds” by Hal Borland


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Feb 03, 2020
541: Increasing Your Contribution and Fulfillment at Work with Tom Rath
00:41:25

Tom Rath discusses how to find greater meaning in your job.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How to find your unique style of contribution. 

2) Two easy ways to recharge your energy. 

3) A powerful way to make any job feel more meaningful. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep541 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TOM —  

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists.

During his 13 years at Gallup, Tom was the Program Leader for the development of Clifton StrengthsFinder, which has helped over 20 million people to uncover their talents, and went on to lead the organization’s employee engagement, wellbeing, and leadership practices worldwide.

Most recently, Tom co-founded a publishing company and he is also an advisor, investor, and partner in several startups. Tom holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife, Ashley, and their two children.

• Tom’s book: Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute To The World

• Tom’s book: StrengthsFinder 2.0

• Tom’s book: Eat, Move, Sleep

• Tom’s book: How Full Is Your Bucket?

• Tom’s website: Contribify.com

• Tom’s website: TomRath.org


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  

• App: Evernote

• Party: Celebrate 10,000,000 downloads on Leap Day

• All prior episodes: Archive of Awesome

• Book: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

• Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jan 31, 2020
540: Making Recruitment Work for You with Atta Tarki
00:46:15

Atta Tarki sheds light on the crucial practices that improve the hiring process on both sides of the recruiting table.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The strongest predictor of job performance. 

2) What makes an interview answer excellent vs. terrible. 

3) The most important factors that determine career fit. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep540 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ATTA — 

Atta Tarki and is the author of the book Evidence-Based Recruiting (McGraw Hill, February 2019) and the CEO of ECA, a data-driven executive search firm helping private equity firms with their talent needs.

• Atta’s book: Evidence-Based Recruiting: How to Build A Company of Star Performers Through Systematic and Repeatable Hiring Practices

• Atta’s website: ECA-Partners.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Belief in the unstructured interview: The persistence of an illusion” by Jason Dana, Robyn Dawes, and Nathanial Peterson

• Website: Glassdoor

• Book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

• Book: 1984 by George Orwell

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

• Film: Moneyball

• Film: The Karate Kid

• Previous Episode: 080: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan


— THANK YOU SPONSORS — 

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Jan 29, 2020
539: Preparing for the Future of Leadership with Jacob Morgan
00:31:40

Jacob Morgan discusses what professionals need to succeed in future workplaces.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How professionals must change in the future. 

2) The five skills of future leaders. 

3) The surprising weakness of present-day leaders. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep539 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JACOB — 

Jacob Morgan is a 4x best-selling author, speaker, and futurist. His new book, The Future Leader, looks at the skills and mindsets people need to have if they wish to be successful leaders over the next decade and beyond. He is also the founder of The Future Of Work University and can be reached at TheFutureOrganization.com.

• Book: The Future Leader: 9 Skills and Mindsets to Succeed in the Next Decade

• Book website: GetFutureLeaderBook.com

• Website: TheFutureOrganization.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Foundation by Isaac Asimov

• Book: I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

• Book: Ender’s Game (The Ender Quintet) by Orson Scott Card

• Book: Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline

• Article: Aggregation of marginal gains 1% improvement


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jan 27, 2020
538: How to Size People Up and Predict Behavior to Build Better Relationships with Robin Dreeke
00:38:56

Former FBI agent Robin Dreeke shares how sizing people up can help you build trusting, strong relationships at work.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The overlooked activities that build healthy work relationships. 

2) The six fundamental principles of trust. 

3) The code of trust that builds relationships. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep538 for clickable versions of the links below. 


—ABOUT ROBIN — 

Robin Dreeke is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. He is the founder of People Formula, an organization that offers Advanced Rapport Building Training and Consultation. Robin has taken his life’s work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship into FIVE Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST.

Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well small companies in every aspect of their business. He graduated from the US Naval Academy and served in the US Marine Corps. Robin lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

• Book: “Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent’s User Manual for Behavior Prediction”

• Website: www.PeopleFormula.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: “1776” by David McCullough

• Book: “The Jamestown Flood” by David McCullough

• Book: “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

• Quote: Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena”


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jan 24, 2020
537: How to Develop and Multiply Leaders with John C. Maxwell
00:47:30

John C. Maxwell shares powerful wisdom on how to develop and transform budding leaders.


— YOU'LL LEARN— 

1) Three simple questions that encourage growth. 

2) Why training programs don’t work--and what does. 

3) What the most beloved leaders do differently. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep537 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOHN — 

John C. Maxwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker who has sold more than 31 million books in fifty languages. He has been identified as the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association and the most influential leadership expert in the world by Business Insider and Inc. magazine. He is the founder of The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation, organizations that have trained millions of leaders from every country of the world. A recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, as well as the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership from the Luminary Leadership Network, Dr. Maxwell speaks each year to Fortune 500 companies, presidents of nations, and many of the world’s top business leaders. He lives in South Florida.

• Book: Developing the Leader Within You

• Book: Developing the Leaders Around You

• Book: The Leader’s Greatest Return: Attracting, Developing, and Multiplying Leaders

Book: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership

• Book: There’s No Such Thing as ‘Business’ Ethics: There’s Only One Rule for Making Decisions

• Nonprofit: EQUIP


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Event: Enron Scandal

• Book: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

• Previous episode: 397: Making the Shifts Necessary to Grow Your Influence with John C. Maxwell


— THANK YOU SPONSORS — 

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Jan 22, 2020
536: How to Listen and Be Heard with Julian Treasure
00:53:04

Julian Treasure shares tactics and techniques that greatly improve how you communicate.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) A crucial question for more powerful listening and speaking. 

2) The two biggest roadblocks to effective communication. 

3) How to make your voice more engaging. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep536 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JULIAN — 

Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. He is author of the books How to be Heard and Sound Business.

Julian’s five TED talks have been watched more than 80 million times. His latest, “How to speak so that people want to listen,” is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC.

Julian is also founder of The Sound Agency. The audio-branding company asks and answers the question “How does your brand sound?”

• Julian’s book: How to Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening

• Julian’s company: TheSoundAgency.com

• Product: Moodsonic

• Julian’s TED Talks: Julian Treasure

• Julian’s website: JulianTreasure.com

• Julian’s course: SpeakListenBe.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• TED Talk: "Your body language may shape who you are" by Amy Cuddy

• Personality: Chris Anderson

• Personality: Scott Peck

• Book: The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind by Seth Horowitz

• Previous episode: 224: How to Sound Amazing with Julian Treasure


— THANK YOU SPONSORS — 

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Jan 20, 2020
535: How to Conquer Doubt and Pursue New Career Opportunities with Nicolle Merrill
00:45:52

Nicolle Merrill shares practical tips for changing careers--and beating the doubt that comes with it.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why it’s OK to not have it figured out. 

2) Powerful, clarifying questions for charting a new career path. 

3) Smart alternatives to a second degree. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep535 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT NICOLLE — 

Four-time career-changer Nicolle Merrill excels in professional reinvention. A liberal arts graduate, she has written for Four Seasons and National Geographic private jet tours, taught digital communication skills to global executives, and sold adventure travel programs in New Zealand. As the former Associate Director of the Career Development Office At Yale School of Management, she coached hundreds of MBA students and professionals through all phases of their career transitions. Nicolle currently freelances as a conversation designer and analyst at an artificial intelligence startup. Her human-centered approach to career change, combined with a relentless curiosity about emerging career trends, has led to speaking engagements across the US, as well as in Canada and Ireland.

• Nicolle’s book: Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots

• Nicole’s LinkedIn: Nicolle Merrill

• Nicolle’s podcast: 50 Conversations

• Nicole’s Twitter: @pdxnicolle

• Nicolle’s blog: FutureSkills.blog


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “Cross-Silo Leadership” 

• Article: "Artificial Intelligence: The Robots Are Now Hiring"

• Website: Udemy

• Website: Coursera

• Website: Udacity

• Website: Wix

• Book: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Dr. Sherry Turkle

• Previous episode: 167: How to Love Your Work…and Get Work You Love with Nick Campbell


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off.

Jan 17, 2020
534: Moving from Top Performer to Excellent Leader with Ryan Hawk (Host of the Learning Leader Show)
00:44:08

Ryan Hawk shares how to transition from individual contributor to team leader.


—YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why top performers often struggle as new managers. 

2) What most managers fail to prepare for. 

3) Powerful ways to build your team’s trust. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep534 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT RYAN — 

Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, a podcast with millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. He is the author of Welcome To Management: How To Grow From Top Performer To Excellent Leader (McGraw-Hill, January 28, 2020).

A lifelong student of leadership, he rose to roles as a professional quarterback and VP of Sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head of Brixey & Meyer’s leadership advisory practice, Ryan speaks regularly at Fortune 500 companies, works with teams and players in the NFL, NBA, and NCAA, and facilitates “Leadership Circles” that offers structured guidance and collaborative feedback to new and experienced leaders.

• Ryan’s book: Welcome to Management: How to Grow From Top Performer to Excellent Leader

• Ryan’s podcast: TheLearningLeaderShow.com

• Ryan’s website: LearningLeader.com

• Article: “Want To Cold Email Your Heroes? Read This…”

• Tool: 25 Getting to Know You Questions


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

• Book: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins

• Book: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

• Book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

• Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

• Book: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

• Personality: Ryan Caldbeck

• Personality: Seth Godin


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Fender Play. Learn to play an instrument from a legendary brand in music. Visit fender.com/podcast with the promo code AWESOME a free trial and 50% off.

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Jan 15, 2020
533: How to Identify and Eliminate Friction with Roger Dooley
00:46:04

Roger Dooley talks about how eliminating friction at work can lead to better productivity.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The cardinal rule of friction. 

2) How to reduce the friction of meetings. 

3) How mistrust creates friction. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep533 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ROGER — 

Roger Dooley is an author and international keynote speaker. His books include Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage and Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing. He is behind the popular blog, Neuromarketing, as well as a column at Forbes.com. 

He is the founder of Dooley Direct, a consultancy, and co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. 

• Book: "FRICTION―The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage"

• Book: "Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing"

• Blog: Neuromarketing

• Podcast: Brainfluence

• Website: RogerDooley.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Pocket

• Book: “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” by Robert Cialdini

• Book: “Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies” by Paul Zak

• Company: Gallup

• Personality: Cal Newport

• Personality: Jack Welch

• Personality: Richard Thaler

• Personality: Werner Heisenberg

• Previous episode: 124: The Science Behind Trust and High-Performance with Paul Zak

• Software: Google Tag Manager

• Survey: Customer Effort Score

• Survey: Net Promoter Score


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Jan 13, 2020
532: Achieving More through Smart Energy Management with Molly Fletcher
00:40:55

Molly Fletcher explains how to expertly manage your energy to accomplish your best work.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The key to better energy management. 

2) Smart ways to beat burn out. 

3) Why self-care shouldn’t make you feel guilty. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep532 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MOLLY — 

Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word—now a CEO, she shares unconventional techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes world of sports.

Too many leaders, teams, and organizations are stuck. Instead of achieving greatness, they remain stagnant, failing to reach their potential. That’s where Molly Fletcher comes in.

• Molly’s book: The Energy Clock: 3 Simple Steps to Create a Life Full of ENERGY - and Live Your Best Every Day (Ignite Reads)

• Molly’s website: MollyFletcher.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor

• Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

• Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

• Book: The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr

• Personality: Adam Grant

• Personality: Brene Brown

• Personality: Susan Cain


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jan 10, 2020
530: How to Organize Your Time and Your Life with Julie Morgenstern
00:36:14

Organizing guru Julie Morgenstern discusses how to manage your time for greater productivity.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) A foolproof approach to managing your time. 

2) Two powerful questions to get a grip on your time. 

3) How to keep your inbox from taking over your day. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep530 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JULIE — 

Julie is a New York Times best-selling author, and everyone’s favorite organizing guru. USA Today recently called Julie “The Queen of Putting Life in Order.” She’s been featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Redbook, and makes frequent appearances on national television and radio programs, including the Today Show, Rachel Ray, and NPR’s Fresh Air.

Her company Julie Morgenstern Enterprises provides corporate speaking, training, coaching and books to help individuals, and companies, to tame the chaos so they can make their unique contribution. Julie’s non-judgmental, inside-out approach to problems offers smart, practical and insightful solutions that transform the way people and companies function.

• Book: Never Check Email in the Morning: And Other Expected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work

Book: Time to Parent: Organizing Your Life to Bring Out the Best in Your Child and You

Website: JulieMorgenstern.com

• Instagram: @juliemorgenstern

• LinkedIn: Julie Morgenstern

• Twitter: @JulieMorgenstrn


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: What Children Need (The Family and Public Policy) by Jane Waldfogel

Jan 06, 2020
529: Finding Greater Success and Fulfillment with Dr. Daphne Scott
00:46:23

Dr. Daphne Scott debunks harmful myths to explain how to build a healthy relationship with success. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How your ambition is sabotaging your career. 

2) How to end the vicious cycle of stress. 

3) How to easily fit meditation into your daily routine. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep529 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAPHNE — 


Dr. Daphne Scott brings two decades of real world coaching and corporate development experience to her work with organizations, teams and individuals. She combines strong leadership abilities with highly-trained facilitation skills to bring individuals and teams into greater relationship, creativity, and ultimately, success.


Daphne is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), certified Hendricks Coach, a founding member of the Conscious Leadership Group, and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She also holds a Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Science in Physical Therapy from Andrews University. Daphne is the Chief Culture Officer at Confluent Health and was previously the Director of Leadership Development at Athletico Physical Therapy.

• Daphne’s book: Waking Up A Leader: Five Relationships of Success

• Daphne’s website: http://www.WakingUpALeader.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Asana

• App: Headspace

• App: InsightTimer

• Research: "Does Mind-Wandering Make You Unhappy?" by Matt Killingsworth

• Research: "Research in Low Back Pain: Time to Stop Seeking the Elusive 'Magic Bullet'" by Anthony Delitto

• Product: Mont Blanc pen

• Book: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard


Jan 03, 2020
528: Building High-Performing Teams through Psychological Safety with Aaron Levy
00:38:28

Aaron Levy discusses how to encourage your team to give and receive more honest feedback.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The deciding factor of high-performing teams. 

2) How to make feedback less intimidating. 

3) Four ground rules that allow teams to thrive. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep528 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT AARON — 

Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Raise The Bar, a firm focused on helping companies address the problem of millennial turnover.

Aaron is an ICF Associate Certified Coach, a Thrive Global contributor, an 1871 mentor, the Co-Director of Startup Grind Chicago and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council. He has educated, coached, and consulted over 5,500 business leaders, helping them to define goals, create action plans, and achieve sustained success.

Aaron is on a mission to transform the manager role – by empowering each manager with the tools, skills, and training to be leaders of people who unlock the potential of their team.

• Aaron’s book: Open, Honest, and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential

• Aaron’s LinkedIn: Aaron Levy

• Aaron’s website: RaiseBar.co

• Book site: OpenHonestandDirect.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Loom

• App: Google Tasks

• Study: Google’s Project Aristotle

• Study: Bloomer’s experiment

• Study: The Pratfall Effect

• Book: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

• Book: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman

• Book: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant

• Movie: Stand and Deliver

• Sketch: Key & Peele text message confusion (NSFW)

• Previous episode: 388: How to Not Suck at Managing with Aaron Levy

Dec 23, 2019
525: Delivering Presentations with Presence and Confidence with Christine Clapp
00:48:30

Christine Clapp shares best practices for preparing and delivering engaging presentations.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The most common mistake in presentation preparation. 

2) The five S’s of confident speakers. 

3) How to eliminate filler words. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep525 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CHRISTINE — 

Christine Clapp is the author of Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts and the president of Spoken with Authority, a Washington, D.C.-based presentation skills consultancy that includes a team of six expert coaches. Through training programs and coaching engagements, Christine and her team help professionals at law firms, corporations, associations, and non-profit organizations build the confidence to connect and the capacity to lead.

Christine holds two degrees in communication: a bachelor’s degree from Willamette University, and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also taught public speaking to undergraduate and graduate students at The George Washington University for thirteen years.

• Christine’s book: Presenting at Work: A Guide to Public Speaking in Professional Contexts, with Bjørn F. Stillion Southard

• Tool: Speech Outline Tool

• Christine’s website: SpokenWithAuthority.com

• Christine’s Twitter: @christineclapp

• Christine’s LinkedIn: Christine Clapp


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “How the Voice Persuades” by Alex B. Van Zant and Jonah Berger

• Book: Rhetoric by Aristotle

• Book: “Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte

• Book: slide:ology: The ARt and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte

• Book: Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence by Barbara McAfee

• Book: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo

• Book: TED Talks: The Official Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson

• Organization: Toastmasters International

• Sketch: Shy Ronnie, Saturday Night Live (NSFW)

• Previous episode: 505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy Duarte

• Previous episode: 307: Persuasive Speaking with Carmine Gallo


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 17, 2019
524: How to Build Rapport Quickly with John DiJulius
00:36:14

John DiJulius shares his expert tips for quickly building lasting emotional ties.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Four touchpoints that effectively build rapport. 

2) The subtle ways you’re killing the conversation. 

3) How to go from indifferent to curious. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep524 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOHN — 

John is the authority on World-Class customer experience. He is an international consultant, keynote speaker, and best-selling author of five customer service books. His newest book, The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in The Digital Age could not be timelier in the world we are living in. John has worked with companies such as The Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nestlé, Marriott Hotels, PwC, Celebrity Cruises, Anytime Fitness, Progressive Insurance, Harley-Davidson, Chick-fil-A, and many more.

• John’s book: The Relationship Economy: Building Stronger Customer Connections in the Digital Age

• John’s TED Talk: “Meet as Strangers, Leave as Friends”

• John’s website: TheDijuliusGroup.com

• John’s email: John@dijuliusgroup.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Everything I Know About Business I Learned from Monopoly by Alan Axelrod

• Book: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

• Book: From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America by Howard Schultz

• Previous Episode: 150: Expressing Radical Candor with Kim Scott


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Dec 13, 2019
523: How to Create Lasting Behavioral Change with Dr. Kyra Bobinet
00:42:14

Dr. Kyra Bobinet explains how to close the gap between intention and behavior to form better, lasting habits. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Powerful behaviors that build life-changing habits. 

2) Just how long it takes to form a habit. 

3) Quick ways to ease stress and anxiety at work. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep523 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT KYRA — 

When it comes to health engagement, Dr. Bobinet has 5 words of advice: be caring, authentic, and useful. As the CEO-founder of engagedIN, Kyra devotes her life to helping people crack the code of how, what, and especially, WHY we engage.


Kyra has founded several healthcare start-ups, spanning behavior health, population health, and mobile health. She has designed behavior change programs, big data algorithms, billion dollar products, mobile health apps, and evidence-based studies in mind-body and metabolic medicine. All of her designs, whether for at-risk teens or seniors, are rooted in the belief that true caring is our greatest value.

• Kyra’s book: Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science & Design Thinking for a Mindful, Healthy, & Purposeful Life

• Kyra’s company: EngagedIn.com 

• Kyra’s website: DrKyraBobinet.com

• Kyra’s app: FreshTri.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Calm

• App: Clear

• App: Headspace

• App: Otter

• TED Talk: “The science of emotions: Jaak Panksepp at TEDxRainier”

• Book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

• Book: Tao Te Ching by Lao-tzu

• Previous episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 11, 2019
522: How to Defeat Distraction with Joe McCormack
00:33:50

Joe McCormack provides noise survival tips for clear thinking.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Top 3 tactics for noise survival. 

2) The problem with multitasking and what to do instead. 

3) How to train yourself to say no. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep522 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOE — 

Joe McCormack founded and serves as managing director and president of The Sheffield Company, an award-winning boutique agency.

A passionate leader, he started The BRIEF Lab, a subsidiary of Sheffield, in 2013 after years dedicated to developing and delivering a unique curriculum on strategic narratives for U.S. Army Special Operations Command. He speaks at diverse industry and client forums on the topics of messaging, storytelling, change, leadership, and focus.

Book: “Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus"

• Website: TheBriefLab.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: "Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History" by Erik Larson

• Book: "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World" by William McRaven

• Play:  "Waiting for Godot"

• Speech: University of Texas at Austin 2014 Commencement Address - Admiral McRaven

• Term: Elusive 600


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Dec 09, 2019
517: Doubling Your Productivity with Tim Campos
00:50:10

Tim Campos discusses how he doubled Facebook’s productivity—and how to double your own.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The secret to how Tim doubled Facebook's productivity. 

2) The biggest mistake people make with their calendars. 

3) The two kinds of time professionals have. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep517 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TIM — 

Tim Campos doubled productivity for Facebook while he was Chief Information Officer between 2010 and 2016. Now, Tim runs Woven. Woven is a digital calendar that helps people get the most out of their time while studying the analytics behind how we’re using our time.

• Tim’s Twitter: @tcampos

• Tim’s website: Woven


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Software: Zapier

• Documentary: Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

• Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivityby David Allen

• Book: The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt

• Previous episode: 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity

• Previous episode: 482: David Allen Returns with the 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 25, 2019
515: Mastering Your Motivation with Susan Fowler
00:43:10

Susan Fowler explains what we get wrong about motivation and how to make the shifts to master it.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Major misconceptions about motivation. 

2) The three keys to mastering your motivation. 

3) An overlooked leadership practice to improve engagement. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep515 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SUSAN — 

Susan Fowler is dedicated to helping others master their motivation and achieve their highest aspirations. A sought-after speaker, consultant, and motivation coach, she has shared her message on optimal motivation and thriving together in all fifty states and over forty countries. Susan is the bestselling author of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work... and What Does, and coauthor of Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. Her latest book, Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals, released last June. Susan is also a professor in the Master of Science in Executive Leadership program at the University of San Diego.

• Susan’s book: Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals

• Susan’s website: www. SusanFowler.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Handbook of Self-Determination Research by Edward L. Deci & Richard M. Ryan

• Book: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 20, 2019
513: How to Persuade When Facts Don’t Seem to Matter with Lee Hartley Carter
00:42:48

Lee Hartley Carter discusses why facts alone won’t persuade others—and what does. 


You’ll Learn:

1) Why you need more than just facts

2) The foundations of compelling persuasion

3)How to craft your master narrative 

 

About Lee

Lee Hartley Carter is president of maslansky + partners, a language strategy firm based on the single idea that "It's not what you say, it's what they hear." As a television news personality and researcher, she doesn't rely on traditional polling for her unique insights into U.S. politics; rather, she analyzes voters' emotional responses to help understand and empathize with them on a more visceral level. The reaction matters, but the "why" behind it matters more. It was this approach that allowed her to accurately predict the results of the 2016 presidential election and primaries.


Resources mentioned in the show:


Thank you Sponsors!


View transcript, show notes, and links at http://awesomeatyourjob.com/ep513

Nov 15, 2019
512: Retraining Your Brain for More Effective Leadership with Matt Tenney
00:44:37

Matt Tenney discusses how mindfulness vastly improves the way we lead and relate with others.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How an emphasis on goals hurts your leadership. 

2) A monastic practice that improves engagement. 

3) Why mindfulness is the ultimate success habit. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep512 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MATT — 

Matt Tenney is a social entrepreneur and the author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a BoardroomHe is also an international keynote speaker, a trainer, and a consultant with the prestigious Perth Leadership Institute, whose clients include numerous Fortune 500 companies. He works with companies, associations, universities, and non-profits to develop highly effective leaders who achieve lasting success by focusing on serving and inspiring greatness in the people around them. Matt envisions a world where the vast majority of people realize that effectively serving others is the key to true greatness. When he’s not traveling for speaking engagements, he can often be found in Nashville, TN.

• Matt’s book: Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom

• Matt’s book: The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule with Tim Gard

• Matt’s website: MattTenney.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “From Jerusalem to Jericho: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior” by John M. Darley and C. Daniel Batson

• Personality: Richard Davidson

• Book: Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson

• Book: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Nov 13, 2019
Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan
00:35:18

Author Jay Papasan helps to zero in on that one thing that matters most. 


You’ll Learn:

1) The key question you must ask yourself to unlock your “one thing”


About Jay

Jay Papasan is the co-author of the bestseller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. He also worked as an editor at Harper-Collins Publishers. Jay also co-owns a successful real estate team affiliated with Keller Williams Realty with his wife Wendy in Austin, Texas.


Resources mentioned in the show:


Thank you Sponsors!

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View transcript, show notes, and links at https://awesomeatyourjob.com/finding-and-doin…with-jay-papasan/

Nov 08, 2019
511: Tiny Leaps for Your Development with Gregg Clunis (Host of the Tiny Leaps, Big Changes Podcast)
00:39:39

Gregg Clunis discusses the small leaps you can take to make massive changes in career and life.


— YOU’LL LEARN — 

1) Why self-help is often inadequate. 

2) Just what you can achieve with one tiny leap. 

3) What to do when motivation fails you. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep511 for clickable versions of the links below.


— ABOUT GREGG — 

Gregg Clunis is the host, author, and creator of Tiny Leaps, Big Changes, a podcast turned book and community whose goal is to help people become better versions of themselves in practical ways. A maker and entrepreneur, Gregg explores the reality behind personal development—that all big changes come from the small decisions we make every day. Using scientific and psychological research, he shows the hidden factors that drive our behavior and shares habit-forming and goal-oriented tools.

• Gregg’s book: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes: Everyday Strategies to Accomplish More, Crush Your Goals, and Create the Life You Want

• Gregg’s Twitter: @greggclunis

• Gregg’s podcast: Tiny Leaps, Big Changes

• Gregg’s website: TinyLeaps.fm


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

App: Notion.so

• Book: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport

• Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss

• Book: Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done by Josh Davis

• Book: The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Jay Papasan

• Book: The Power by Naomi Alderman

• Previous episode: 80: Finding and Doing the One Thing with Jay Papasan


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Honeybook. Save time on the admin of your business so you can do more of what you love. Get 50% off your first year at HoneyBook.com/awesome

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Nov 06, 2019
509: How to Become The Manager Your Team Needs with FranklinCovey’s Todd Davis
00:49:59

Todd Davis explains why people are bad at managing—and what to do about it. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Where most managers fail. 

2) How to overcome the fear of feedback. 

3) A productivity hack to keep your week from spiraling. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep509 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TODD — 

Todd Davis has been with FranklinCovey for more than two decades and serves as the chief people officer. As the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work, Todd has delivered keynote presentations and speeches around the globe, including at the renowned World Business Forum. Todd has been featured in Inc. magazine, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. He and his family reside in Holladay, Utah.

• Todd’s book: Everyone Deserves A Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, with Scott Jeffrey Miller and Victoria Roos Olsson

• Company: FranklinCovey


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: Time management matrix

• App: Blinkist

• Study: 2019 Global Human Capital Trends Report by Deloitte

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey

• Book: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin

• Previous episode: 490: Uncovering Your Why and Bringing It to Work with Justin Jones-Fosu

• Previous episode: 436: How to hack your time and motivation wisely—and when not to—with Joseph Reagle


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Oct 31, 2019
508: Becoming an Impactful and Influential Leader with Ron Price
00:37:34

Ron Price delivers insights on how to build your character and grow your influence to unlock your full leadership potential.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The four keys to landing your next promotion. 

2) Two approaches to getting excellent feedback. 

3) How to get others to listen to you. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep508 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT RON — 

Ron Price is an internationally recognized business advisor, executive coach, speaker, and author. Known for his creative and systematic thinking, business versatility, and practical optimism, Ron has worked in 15 countries and served in almost every level of executive management over the past 40 years.

• Ron’s Book: Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact

• Ron’s Website: Price-Associates.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Evernote

• App: Reminders

• Audio books: Audible

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Changeby Stephen Covey


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome.

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Oct 30, 2019
507: How to Get Exceptional Mentors and Opportunities with Alex Banayan
00:46:59

Alex Banayan shares unconventional approaches to creating new opportunities.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The ultimate cold email template to recruit mentor. 

2) Creative “third door” approaches that nobody takes. 

3) Communication secrets from Maya Angelou and Larry King. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep507 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ALEX — 

Alex Banayan is the author of The Third Door, the result of an unprecedented seven-year journey interviewing the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Quincy Jones, and more. He has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, and Disney. When he was 18, Alex hacked The Price is Right, won a sailboat, and sold it to fund his adventure. He was then named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.

• Alex’s book: The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers

• Alex’s LinkedIn: Alex Banayan

• Alex’s Twitter: @AlexBanayan

• Alex's website: The Third Door


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh

• Book: Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built A Company One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz

• Book: The Alchemist by Paolo Coehlo

• Book: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J, Schwartz

• Meditation technique: Transcendental Meditation

• Website: Google.com

• YouTube Channel: GaryVee.


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Oct 28, 2019
506: Finding the Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton (Host of Productivity Paradox)
00:40:32

Tonya Dalton explains how to overcome the fear of missing out and stop wasting time on things that don’t matter.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why you should embrace JOMO. 

2) How to determine worthwhile opportunities. 

3) How to say “no” without feeling guilty. 


— ABOUT TONYA — 

Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert, author, speaker and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co, a company centered around productivity tools and training. She released her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, with Harper Collins this month.

Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox which has surpassed more than 1.5 million downloads. 

Tonya has been featured on Real Simple, Entrepreneur, Inc., Cheddar, Lauren Conrad, and Fast Company among other places. In 2019, Tonya received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and was named North Carolina's Female Entrepreneur to Watch by The Ladders. 

• Tonya’s book: The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing

• Tonya’s website: joyofmissingout.com

• Tonya’s website: tonyadalton.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Integrating Knowledge of Multitasking and Interruptions Across Different Perspectives and Research Methods” by CP Janssen, et al.

• Tool: Eisenhower matrix

• Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

• Book: Atomic Habits: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

• Book: Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

• Book: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

• Previous episode: 364: Overcoming Overwhelm with Tonya Dalton


— THANK YOU SPONSORS — 

• Charles & Colvard. provides the world’s most brilliant gem at a great price. Learn more and get exclusive savings at charlesandcolvard.com/awesome

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Oct 25, 2019
505: How to Make Data Inspire Action with Nancy Duarte
00:39:57

Nancy Duarte explains how to combine data with story structures to create inspiring presentations. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The three-act structure of data. 

2) The true hero of your presentation. 

3) How to make magical moments for your audience. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep505 for for transcript and clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT NANCY — 

Nancy Duarte is a communication expert who has been featured in Fortune, Time Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Wired, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, and on CNN. Her firm, Duarte, Inc., is the global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. As a persuasion expert, she cracked the code for effectively incorporating story patterns into business communications. She’s written five best-selling books, four of which have won awards. She’s been ranked #1 on a list of the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals. 

• Nancy’s book: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story

Nancy’s book: slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations

• Nancy’s LinkedIn: Nancy Duarte

• Nancy’s Twitter: @NancyDuarte

• Nancy’s TED Talk: The secret structure of great talks

• Nancy’s company Twitter: @duarte

• Nancy’s website: www.duarte.com

• Term: Slidedocs


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Pocket

• Talk: Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone

• Talk: PopTech 2009: Michael Pollan

• Book: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini. 

• Book: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers by Christopher Vogler. 

• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins. 

• Book: Ownership Thinking: How to End Entitlement and Create a Culture of Accountability, Purpose, and Profit by Brad Harris. 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Oct 23, 2019
500: Building Unshakeable Self-Esteem and Confidence with Victor Cheng
00:50:41

Victor Cheng discusses the mindset and habits that lead to powerful self-esteem and self-confidence. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The foundational mindset that yields self-esteem 

2) The three skills for developing healthy self-esteem 

3) How to recover from confidence-shaking setbacks 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep500 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT VICTOR — 

Victor Cheng is the founder of CaseInterview.com, the most prominent blog on the management consulting industry. He also serves as a strategic advisor to Inc. 500 CEOs, and has been featured as a business expert in media, including Fox Business TV Network, MSNBC, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. 

Victor is a former McKinsey & Company consultant and has been a senior executive in several publicly owned technology companies. He’s a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in quantitative economics, and the author of several business books. 

• Victor’s website: CaseInterview.com 

• Victor’s Free Guide: The 5 Steps to Building Self-Esteem: CaseInterview.com/Awesome 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

Let’s chat for five-minutes! 

• App: Trello 

• Tool: Google Calendar 

• Product: Leatherman 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 


Oct 09, 2019
499: Key Psychological Principles for Ethical Persuasion with Brian Ahearn
00:45:01

Brian Ahearn breaks down the ethical way to getting people to say “yes.”


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1. How to quickly attract people’s attention. 

2. The simple secret to winning people over. 

3. How to get others to follow through with their tasks. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep499 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BRIAN — 

Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday situations. Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence.


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Oct 07, 2019
498: Nourishing the Relationships That Nourish You with Dr. John Townsend
00:32:14

Dr. John Townsend discusses how to build the relationships that keep you motivated and productive. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The one need leaders often ignore. 

2) How to engage in nourishing conversations. 

3) The five relationships you need in your life—and the two to prune. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep498 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JOHN — 

Dr. John Townsend is a nationally-known leadership consultant, psychologist, and New York Times bestselling author. John is the founder of the Townsend Institute, Leadership and Counseling, and the Townsend Leadership Program, which is a a a nationwide system of leadership training groups. He developed the online digital platform TownsendNOW and the online assessment tool TPRAT. Dr. Townsend travels extensively for corporate consulting, speaking, and helping develop leaders, their teams and their families.

• John’s book: People Fuel: Fill Your Tank for Life, Love, and Leadership

• John’s book: How to Have a Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding: With Your Spouse, Adult Child, Boss, Coworker, Best Friend, or Someone You’re Dating with Henry Cloud

• John’s website: DrTownsend.com

• Tool: Townsend Personal and Relational Assessment Tool (TPRAT) 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “The Mirror-Neuron System” by Giacomo Rizzolatti and Laila Craighero 

• TED Talk: “How great leaders inspire action” | Simon Sinek

• Book: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni 


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

• Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome.

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Oct 04, 2019
496: How to Break The Habit of Distraction with Maura Nevel Thomas
00:42:10

Maura Nevel Thomas discusses how to take back control of your attention for more productive work days. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How we sabotage our performance every 3 minutes. 

2) The simple trick to stopping most office distractions. 

3) How to get more satisfaction out of work.  


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep496 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MAURA — 

Maura Nevel Thomas is an award-winning international speaker and trainer on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management. She is a TEDx Speaker, founder of Regain Your Time, author of three books, and was named a Top Leadership Speaker in Inc. Magazine. Maura is a contributing expert to major business outlets including Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review

• Book: Attention Management: How to Create Success and Gain Productivity—Every Day 

• Website: MauraThomas.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “The Cost of Interrupted Work: More Speed and Stress” by Gloria Mark, University of California, Irvine 

• Study: “Brain Drain: The Mere Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity” by Adrian F. Ward et al., University of Texas 

• Book: The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work by Teresa Amabile 

• Book: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport 

• Book: Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —

• Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. 

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• Policygenius helps you shop for life insurance in under two minutes. Check them out at Policygenius.com. 

Sep 30, 2019
495: How to Network When You Hate Networking with Devora Zack
00:27:11

Devora Zack explains why you don't need to work the room to build great connections. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How to smoothly start, sustain, and end conversations. 

2) How to ease your pre-networking anxiety. 

3) Best practices for writing amazing follow ups. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep495 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DEVORA —  

Devora Zack is CEO of Only Connect Consulting, a Washington Post bestselling author and global speaker with books in 45 language translations. Her cluents include Deloitte, Smithsonian, Delta Airlines, the FDA, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Health. She has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, Forbes, Cosmo, Self, Redbook, Fast Company, and many others. She is the author of Networking for People who Hate Networking, Managing for People Who Hate Managing and Singletasking

• Book: Networking for People Who Hate Networking, Second Edition: A Field Guide for Introverts, the Overwhelmed, and the Underconnected 

• Book: Singletasking: Get More Done One Thing at a Time 

• Book: Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success by Being Yourself 

Website: MyOnlyConnect.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work” by Douglas Merrill 

• Product: Visconti, Italian pens 

• Book: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

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Sep 26, 2019
494: How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Growth with Dr. Tara Swart
00:43:38

Dr. Tara Swart explains the science behind neuroplasticity and how to train your brain to brave any challenge. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How to use neuroscience to break out of your comfort zone. 

2) The six approaches to problem solving. 

3) Simple tricks to turn around terrible work days. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep494 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT TARA — 

Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, leadership coach, and award-winning and bestselling author. She works with leaders all over the world to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improve their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions, and retain information. She is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management where she runs the Neuroscience for Leadership and Applied Neuroscience programs, and is an executive advisor to some of the world’s most respected leaders in media and business. 

• Tara’s book: The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain 

• Tara’s Twitter: @TaraSwart 

• Tara’s Instagram: @drtaraswart 

• Tara’s website: TaraSwart.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

Research: "The Glymphatic System in CNS Health and Disease: Past, Present and Future" by Benjamin A. Plog and Maiken Nedergaard 

• Twitter: @YouHadOneJob 

• Book: Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility by Ellen J. Langer 

• Book: Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson 

• Previous episode: 273: Taking Control of your Career with Korn Ferry’s Gary Burnison 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

• Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome

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Sep 25, 2019
493: How to Amplify Your Impact through Great Presence with Anese Cavanaugh
00:41:46

Anese Cavanaugh shares how to create more meaningful impact by being more present and intentional at work. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The cost of contagious negative energy at work. 

2) The 4 Ps to lead you away from burnout. 

3) The Leadership Trifecta of impact, self-care, and, people-care. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep493 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANESE — 

Anese Cavanaugh is devoted to helping people show up and bring their best selves to the table in order to create significant positive impact in their lives. She is the creator of the IEP Method® (Intentional Energetic Presence®), an advisor and thinking partner to leaders and organizations around the world, and author of Contagious Culture. Her next book, Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want (McGraw-Hill) will be available November 2019. 

• Book: “Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization that Thrives” 

• Book: “Contagious You: Unlock Your Power to Influence, Lead, and Create the Impact You Want” 

• Inc.com Column: “Showing Up” 

• Website: IEP.io 

• LinkedIn: Anese Cavanaugh 

• Facebook: Anese Cavanaugh 

• Twitter: @AneseCavanaugh 

• Instagram: @anesecavanaugh 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: Todoist 

• Study: “How Behavior Spreads: The Science of Complex Contagion” Princeton University Press, 2018 

• Dog Commercial: Sara McLachlan SPCA Commercial 

• Book: “Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity” by Hugh MacLeod 

• Book: “The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage” by Mel Robbins 

• Prior episode: 049: Improved Happiness, Improved Performance with Michelle Gielan  

• Prior episode: 391: Preventing Burnout by Examining Your Emotions with Dr. Shawn C. Jones 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

• iDashboards: Create gorgeously useful data visualizations with iDashboards.com/awesome.

Sep 23, 2019
491: How to Have Powerful Conversations that Improve Performance with Jonathan Raymond
00:55:14

Refound CEO Jonathan Raymond teaches how to communicate feedback that gets results. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) What makes traditional feedback ineffective. 

2) How to have more effective conversations using the 5 stages of the Accountability Dial. 

3) How to articulate feedback to your team, your peers, and your seniors. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep491 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JONATHAN — 

After twenty years of not being able to decide whether he was a business executive or a personal growth teacher, Jonathan stopped trying to figure it out. He’s the author of Good Authority — How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For, and the Founder & CEO at Refound, a people training company that teaches people how to have human conversations at work. Refound specializes in working with people leaders at high-growth organizations and is proud to be a trusted learning partner to Fortune 100 organizations like Panasonic and McKesson, cutting edge tech firms like Niantic and Box and small businesses that are going places. He's madly in love with his wife, tries not to spoil his daughters, and will never give up on the New York Knicks. Jonathan is an experienced CEO and people manager and has thrown his heart, mind, and soul into more than a few culture change projects. He lives in Encinitas, California and is an avid, albeit mediocre, surfer. 

• Jonathan’s Book: “Good Authority: How to Become the Leader Your Team is Waiting For” 

• Jonathan’s Website: Refound.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

Tool: Superhuman 

• Tool: The Accountability Dial 

• Podcast: Revisionist History 

• Study: “Good genes are nice, but joy is better” The Harvard Gazette 

• Book: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari 

• Prior episode: 110: Maximizing Personal-Professional Growth with Jonathan Raymond 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

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Sep 18, 2019
490: Uncovering Your Why and Bringing it to Work with Justin Jones-Fosu
00:51:12

Justin Jones-Fosu explains how to lead a more enriching work life by aligning your now with your why. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How to get into your “achieve more” zone. 

2) 12 questions for uncovering your why. 

3) How to turn any job into meaningful work. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep490 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JUSTIN — 

Justin is on a mission to help professionals and workplaces to Work like they mean it! He is a meaningful work speaker and social entrepreneur who speaks 60-70 times per year to companies, organizations and associations in the US and internationally. His latest book Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t challenges the reader to merge their purpose and productivity to get more out of work and life. 

• Justin’s book: Your WHY Matters NOW: How Some Achieve More and Others Don’t 

• Justin’s website: JustinInspires.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Tool: Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard 

• Book: Getting Things done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen 

• Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy 

• Book: Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek 

• Book: The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile 

• Book: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute 

• Previous episode: 235: The Power of Finding Your Why with David Mead 

 

— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. 

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Sep 16, 2019
488: Finding The Productivity System That Works for You with Asian Efficiency’s Thanh Pham (Host of The Productivity Show)
00:52:52

Thanh Pham from Asian Efficiency shares his expert tips and favorite resources for optimal productivity. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The biggest productivity myth. 

2) How to be more productive while doing less. 

3) A simple productivity tip to exponentially improve your focus. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep488 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT THANH — 

Thanh is the Founder and Managing Director of Asian Efficiency. He is considered one of the top thought leaders in the productivity industry and he has been featured in Fast CompanyInc.com,ForbesHuffington Post, and The Globe & Mail. On a day-to-day basis, he is responsible for executing the company’s mission and helping people become more Asian Efficient. 

When he’s not sharing his newest productivity wisdom, he likes to drink lots of green tea, eat eggs benedict at hotels, make video blogs, and read non-fiction books. 

• Thanh’s podcast: The Productivity Show 

• Thanh’s website: Asian Efficiency 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• App: TextExpander 

• App: OmniFocus 

• App: BusyCal 

• App: BusyContacts 

• Product: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Smart Headphones 

• Website: Brain.fm 

• Website: Focus@Will 

• Website: GreatAssistant.com 

• Book: 30 Lessons for Living by Karl Pillemer, Ph. D. 

• Book: The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington 

• Book: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Timeby Brian Tracy 

• Prior episode: 339: Achieving Hyperfocus with Chris Bailey 

• Prior episode: 421: Why Great Leaders Have No Rules with Kevin Kruse 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —

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Sep 11, 2019
487: Communicating Powerfully, Succinctly, and Clearly with Erica Mandy (Host of the Newsworthy podcast)
00:48:23

Erica Mandy shares essential–but often overlooked–keys to becoming a more successful communicator in the modern environment. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How what you’re doing on Facebook can damage your credibility at work. 

2) Words to purge from your communication. 

3) The fundamental test to improve your communication. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep487 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ERICA — 

Erica Mandy is an award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter who is building a new kind of media network, starting with her daily news podcast, The NewsWorthy. It provides all the day’s news in less than 10 minutes in a convenient, unbiased, and less depressing way – in what she calls “fast, fair and fun.” 

Erica is one of the first podcasters to partner with Podfund, a company that invests in extraordinary emerging podcasters, and she’s been named one of “50 Women Changing the World in Media & Entertainment.” 

• Erica’s Website: theNewsWorthy.com 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Study: “Almost seven-in-ten Americans have news fatigue, more among Republicans” by Jeffrey Gottfried 

• Study: Psychology Today references the study regarding visualization 

• Study: Stanford & NPR talk about the study regarding students’ online content literacy  

• Study: Science & NBC News talk about the study that found false info spreads faster 

• Book: “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think” by Hans Rosling 

• Book: “Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth” by Mika Brzezinski 

• App: Boomerang 

• Conference: Podcast Movement 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —

Simple Habit.This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. 

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Sep 09, 2019
486: How to Build Powerful Relationships, Better with Dave Stachowiak (Host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast)
00:54:33

Dave Stachowiak shares how to develop the strongest personal and professional relationships. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The productivity hack that helps you be more present. 

2) The under-appreciated value of small talk. 

3) What to do when you don’t like networking. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep486 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVE — 

Dave Stachowiak is the host and founder of Coaching for Leaders, a top-rated leadership podcast downloaded over 10 million times. With more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie and a thriving, global leadership academy, Dave helps leaders discover practical wisdom, build meaningful relationships, and create movement for genuine results. He’s served clients including Boeing, The University of California, and the United States Air Force. Forbes named him one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to watch. 

• Dave’s website and podcast: Coaching for Leaders 

• Bonni’s website and podcast: Teaching In Higher Ed 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Podcast: Happen to Your Career with Scott Anthony Barlow 

• YouTube Channel: Nathan Czubaj’s 2 Minute Mindsets  

• Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 

• Book: Getting Things Done by David Allen 

• Book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey 

• Book: The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier 

• Previous episode: 170: Managing Inner–and Outer–Critics with Dave Stachowiak 

• Previous episode: 413: How to Exude Credibility with Rob Jolles 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —

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Sep 06, 2019
485: Learning like a Superhuman with Jonathan Levi (Host of the Superhuman Academy Podcast)
00:46:34

Jonathan Levi shares how speedreading and visual mnemonics can enhance your learning. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) The scientifically-proven method for speedreading. 

2) How curiosity improves learning. 

3) A simple trick to remember names and face. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep485 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JONATHAN — 

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, author, and lifehacker born and raised in Silicon Valley. 

He’s the author of the Become a SuperLearner series, and the host of the award-winning Superhuman Academy podcast. His passions include learning languages, musical instruments, acro yoga, weightlifting, and cooking. 

He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel with his superwoman, Limmor. 

• Jonathan’s book: The Only Skill That Matters 

• Jonathan’s website: SuperhumanAcademy.com 

• Jonathan’s social media: InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Methodology: Memory Palaces 

• Methodology: SQ3R 

• Term: Schultz tables 

• People: Malcolm Knowles and Harry Lorayne 

• Book: A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber 

• Book: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin 

• Book: Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini 

• Book: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 


— THANK YOU, SPONSOR! —

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Sep 04, 2019
484: The Overlooked Basic Skills Essential for Career Success with Dean Karrel
00:43:22

Dean Karrel makes the case for mastering the basic skills that will put you above the rest. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) How “B students” can achieve more in their careers. 

2) How to survive and thrive in office politics. 

3) The secret to building unshakable confidence. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep484 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DEAN —

Dean Karrel is a Career and Executive Coach. He is the instructor of twelve courses with over 600,000 views available on LinkedIn Learning and has also been in senior leadership positions for more than three decades with major global publishing companies, including 22 years at Wiley. Karrel has hired and trained thousands of people at various stages of their careers, motivating them to maximize their abilities. 

• Dean’s Book: Mastering the Basics: Simple Lessons for Achieving Success in Business 

• Dean’s Company: The Skyridge Group 

• Dean’s LinkedIn: Dean Karrel 

• Dean’s Courses: Dean Karrel 

• Dean’s Twitter: @DeanKarrel 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller 

• Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni 

• Book: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman 

• Book: Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

• Mint Mobile. I saved over $17-per-minute I invested switching to Mintmobile for wireless service. Cut your wireless bill down to $15 a month at mintmobile.com/awesome

• Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome

• Simple Habit. This meditation app can help you gain greater control over distractions for faster learning. Visit SimpleHabit.com/Awesome get 30% off premium subscriptions. 


Aug 30, 2019
483: How to Take Control of Your Attention with Nir Eyal
00:42:59

Nir Eyal identifies the surprising reason why we get distracted and how you can overcome it. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why mainstream productivity advice doesn’t work. 

2) The four steps to becoming indistractable. 

3) The real motivation for all human behavior. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep483 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT NIR —

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsIn addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business ReviewTechCrunch, and Psychology TodayNir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn), Worklife (acquired by Cisco), EventbriteAnchor.fm, and many others. Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University. 

• Nir’s Schedule Making Tool: Free Schedule Maker 

• Nir’s Book: “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” 

• Nir’s Book: “Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life” 

• Nir’s Previous Episode: 330: Becoming Indistractable with Nir Eyal 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Article: “How To Develop Unlimited Willpower” by Jessica Sillers 

• Researcher: Dr. Michael Inzlicht 

• Study: Freud’s Pleasure Principle 

• YouTube: Play Anything by Ian Bogost, Chicago Humanities Festival 

• Book: “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

• Four Sigmatic. Give your brain a boost with superfood mushroom coffee with half the caffeine and double the mental clarity. Save 15% at foursigmatic.com/awesome 

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Aug 28, 2019
482: David Allen Returns with the 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity
00:40:22

David Allen provides an approachable overview of his legendary Getting Things Done (GTD) system. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) GTD in a nutshell. 

2) The saving power of an external brain. 

3) Two power questions for prioritizing. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep482 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT DAVID —

David Allen is an international best-selling author who is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. He wrote the international best-seller Getting Things Done, which has been published in over 28 languages. TIME magazine heralded it as “the defining self-help business book of its time.” He and his wife Kathryn run the David Allen Company, which oversees the certification academy and quality standards for Global Partners offering Getting Things Done courses and coaching around the world. 

• David’s Book: “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” 

• David’s Workbook: “The Getting Things Done Workbook: 10 Moves to Stress-Free Productivity” 

• David’s Website: GettingThingsDone.com 

• David on Twitter: @gtdguy 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Book: “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking” by Oliver Burkeman 

• Prior Episode Episode 015: David Allen, The World’s Leading Authority on Productivity 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! —

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Aug 26, 2019
480: How to Become Ridiculously Likable with Vanessa Van Edwards
00:28:23

Researcher Vanessa Van Edwards explains what causes people to like one another and how to make great impressions. 


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Proven ways for making a fantastic first impression. 

2) What builds and what kills likability the fastest. 

3) Good and bad questions to ask during first meetings. 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep480 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT VANESSA — 

Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator at her human behavior research lab, the Science of People. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting behavior hacks for audiences around the world. She is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her popular courses on Creative Live and Udemy have over 120,000 enrolled students. She’s been featured on NPR, CNN, Forbes and USA Today, but more importantly, she’s addicted to sour patch kids, airplane coffee and puppies. 

• Vanessa’s Book: “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” 

• Vanessa’s Facial Expression Guide: ScienceOfPeople.com/face 

• Vanessa’s TED Talk: You are contagious | TEDxLondon 

• Vanessa’s Website: Science of People 

• Vanessa’s YouTube: Vanessa Van Edwards 


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Book: “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps” by Barbara and Allan Pease 

• Researcher: Dr. Paul Ekman 

• Term: Expectancy effect 

• Personality research: The Big Five Personality Test 


— THANK YOU, SPONSORS! — 

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Aug 21, 2019
479: How to Slash Anxiety and Keep Positivity Flowing with Anne Grady
00:43:40

Resilience expert Anne Grady shares how to decrease anxiety and stay in a more positive, productive zone more often.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How the negativity bias hijacks us–and how to fix it.

2) Quick ways to put your lizard brain back in its place.

3) How to better savor “delicious moments” and enjoy each workday more.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep479 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ANNE —

Resilience expert Anne Grady is an internationally recognized speaker and author. Anne shares humor, humility, refreshing honesty, and practical strategies anyone can use to triumph over adversity and master change. A two-time TEDx speaker, Anne has been featured in Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Inc., FOX Business, Entrepreneur, and more. She is the author of “Strong Enough: Choosing Courage, Resilience, and Triumph.” Learn more at www.AnneGradyGroup.com.

• LinkedIn: Anne Grady Group

• Website: AnneGradyGroup.com

• YouTube: Anne Grady Group

 

— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: Calm

• App: Buddhify

• App: Happify

• App: Headspace

• App: Simple Habit

• Book: “Where the Red Fern Grows” by Wilson Rawls

• Author: Arianna Huffington

• Author: Brene Brown

• Author: Rachel Hollis

• Researcher: Dr. Rick Hanson

• Researcher: Shawn Achor

• TED Talk: Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

• Book: “Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence” by Rick Hanson

• Book: “The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work” by Shawn Achor

• Book: “The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It” by Kelly McGonigal


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Aug 19, 2019
477: Speaking Confidently and Effectively with Diane DiResta
00:36:16
Professional speaker Diane DiResta shares invaluable tips and tricks to level up your presentations and boost your executive presence.   You'll Learn: Why knockout presentation skills are essential to your career How to structure the most effective presentation An effective way to overcome your fear of speaking   About Diane: Diane DiResta, CSP, is Founder and CEO of DiResta Communications, Inc., a New York City consultancy that serves business leaders who deliver high-stakes presentations—whether one-to-one, in front of a crowd, or from an electronic platform. A Certified Speaking Professional, DiResta is one of only 12% of speakers to hold that designation. She was President of the New York City chapter of the National Speakers Association and former media trainer for the NBA and WNBA. Diane’s Website: DiResta Communications Inc. Diane’s YouTube Channel: YouTube.com/DianeDiResta Diane’s Book: Knockout Presentations: How to Deliver Your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz   Resources mentioned in the show: App: LikeSo Article: “Talkaholics Sink Partnerships, Presentations—and Careers” by Joann Lublin Website: TED.com Book: The Science of Mind: The Complete Edition by Ernest Holmes   Thank you Sponsors! ZipRecruiter is the smartest way to hire. You can try them for free at Ziprecruiter.com/HTBA Butcher Box provides delicious, cost-effective, humanely-raised meat. Straight to your door! Get 2 free pounds of ground beef + bacon + $20 off by visiting ButcherBox.com/BEAWESOME.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep477 
Aug 14, 2019
475: Achieving 50% More with 1% Effort Using the 80/20 Rule with Perry Marshall
00:46:44

Perry Marshall explains how the 80/20 rule can help you exponentially leverage your time to achieve massive results.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) What the 80/20 rule is—and how it’s misunderstood.

2) How you can achieve way more in just 5 minutes.

3) Why “procrastination demons” reveal your priorities.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep475 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT PERRY — 

Perry Marshall is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine and is one of the most expensive business consultants in the world.

His reinvention of the Pareto Principle is published in Harvard Business Review. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labs at the California Institute of Technology uses his 80/20 Curve as a productivity tool. 80/20 Sales & Marketing is mandatory in many growing companies.

Marketing maverick Dan Kennedy says, “If you don’t know who Perry Marshall is — unforgivable. Perry’s an honest man in a field rife with charlatans.”

He’s consulted in over 300 industries and served as an expert witness for marketing and Google AdWords litigation. Perry has a degree in Electrical Engineering and lives in Chicago.

• Perry’s Book: 80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More(available for one penny plus shipping!)

• Perry’s Website: PerryMarshall.com

• Perry’s Marketing DNA Test: MarketingDNATest.com

• Evolution 2.0 Prize: Evo2.org


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: OmniFocus

• Term: 80/20 Rule 

• Researcher: Barbara McClintock

• Book: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

• Book: Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Aug 09, 2019
474: How to turn your boss, colleagues, and customers into Superfans with Pat Flynn
00:29:25

Pat Flynn discusses how to turn anyone into your superfan.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How superfans transform your career

2) How to create the moments that win superfans

3) How your ego can kill your blossoming superfandom


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep474 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT PAT —

Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 55 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor to ConvertKit, LeadPages, Teachable, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.

• Pat’s book: Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, and Build a Successful Business

• Pat’s website: http://www.SmartPassiveIncome.com/

• Pat’s social media: InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Article: “How To Lower Your Monthly Bills” by Ramit Sethi

• Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss


— THANK YOU SPONSOR — 

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Aug 07, 2019
473: How to Increase Your Productivity by Crafting your Time with Mike Vardy
00:40:12

Mike Vardy discusses how to fine-tune your routine and make the most of your time through mode-based work.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why you shouldn’t obsess over productivity apps.

2) How to craft your time with the 5 categories of mode-based work.

3) How to keep yourself motivated and on-track through journaling.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep473 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT MIKE — 

Mike Vardy is an author, speaker, and productivity and time management strategist (or ‘productivityist’) based in Victoria, BC, Canada. His company Productivityist helps people stop ‘doing’ productive and start ‘being’ productive through a variety of online and offline resources. He is the author of The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want, published by Diversion Books, and has self-published several eBooks, the most recent of which is ”The Productivityist Playbook.” He currently hosts The Productivityist Podcast, a podcast that features insights and conversations surrounding productivity and workflow.

• Mike’s Podcast: The Productivityist Podcast

• Mike’s TEDx Talk: How to Stop Time: My Talk at TEDx Victoria


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — 

• Tool: OmniFocus

• Tool: Things

• Tool: Todoist

• Tool: Trello

• Tool: Asana

• Tool: Front

• Website: Lifehack

• Website: The Next Web

• Company: Baron Fig

• Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness

• Book: Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

• Book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

• Book: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

• Book: The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Aug 05, 2019
470: How to Give and Receive Useful Feedback Every Month: Insider Tips on Making Performance Reviews Not Suck with Dr. Craig Dowden
00:46:29

Craig Dowden exposes gaps in common performance review practices and presents an empowering alternative approach everybody can use–no matter where you work.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Why the current performance review practice is broken.

2) The key thing NOT to do when giving feedback.

3) A different and better strategy for regular reviews.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep470 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT CRAIG — 

Craig Dowden (Ph.D.) is an inspiring and thought-provoking executive coach, Forbes author and keynote speaker who partners with leaders and executives to tackle their most important personal and organizational challenges. Craig holds a Doctorate in psychology, with a concentration in business and is a Certified Positive Psychology Coach. In his role as a trusted advisor, he integrates the latest findings in the science of leadership, team, and organizational excellence into his coaching and consulting work. In 2009, Craig was recognized as one of Ottawa’s 40 under 40 business leaders by the Ottawa Business Journal.

• Craig’s Book: “Do Good to Lead Well: The Science and Practice of Positive Leadership”

• Craig on Twitter: @craigdowden

• Craig’s Website: CraigDowden.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Study: Program On Negotiation – Harvard Law School

• Website: StrengthsFinder.com

• Website: Triad Consulting Group

• Book: “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink

• Book: “Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” by William Ury

• Book: “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” by Gary Keller

• Book: “The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No” by William Ury


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 29, 2019
468: Upgrading Your Confidence and Courage at Work with Bill Treasurer
00:46:10

Bill Treasurer shares practical wisdom for conquering fear, taking risks, and finding your courage.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The key first step to finding courage.

2) Approaches for taking on more wise risks.

3) How to fill up each of the Three Buckets of Courage.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep468 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT BILL —

In the past two decades, thousands of executives across the globe have attended Bill’s keynotes and workshops. Benefiting from the concepts first introduced in Bill’s bestselling books, participants come away with stronger leadership skills, improved team performance, and more career backbone.

Among others, Bill has led workshops for NASA, Accenture, Lenovo, CNN, Hugo Boss, SPANX, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bill’s insights about courage and risk-taking have been featured in over 100 newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Boston Herald, and more.

• Bill’s Book: “Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results”

• Website: BillTreasurer.com

• Website: GiantLeapConsulting.com

• Website: CourageGoesToWork.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Book: “Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life” by John McCain

• Book: “Obedience to Authority” by Stanley Milgram


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Jul 24, 2019
465: The Cure for Impostor Syndrome: How to Feel Less Like a Fraud and Appreciate Your Successes with Dr. Valerie Young
00:42:41

Valerie Young sheds light on the impostor syndrome and shows the healthy way out.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Just how prevalent impostor syndrome is.

2) The 5 impostor syndrome archetypes.

3) How to strategically shift your thinking from impostor to non-impostor.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep465 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT VALERIE —

Dr. Valerie Young is an internationally-known expert on impostor syndrome and author of award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It (Crown Business/Random House), now available in five languages.

• Valerie’s Book: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

• Valerie’s TED Talk: Thinking your way out of impostor syndrome

• Valerie’s Website: ImpostorSyndrome.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Researcher: Dr. Gail Matthews

• Term: Dunning-Krueger Effect

• Term: Impostor Syndrome

• Study: Dr. Pauline Rose Clance on Impostor Syndrome

• Book: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck

• Prior episode: 317:How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! — 

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Jul 17, 2019
464: How to Prevent Management Messes with FranklinCovey’s Scott Jeffrey Miller
00:49:07

Scott Jeffrey Miller shares powerful stories and principles for becoming the most effective leader you can be.


— YOU'LL LEARN — 

1) Why making time for one-on-ones is truly worth it.

2) Three foundational principles for listening well.

3) How to flourish as a leader by practicing the Law of Harvest.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep464 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT SCOTT —

Scott J. Miller is Executive Vice President of Business Development and Chief Marketing Officer for FranklinCovey. Scott has been with the company for 20 years, and previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. His role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer caps 12 years on the front line, working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries.

• Scott’s Book: “Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow” 

• Scott’s Company: FranklinCovey

• Scott’s Website: ManagementMess.com

• Scott’s LinkedIn: Scott Jeffrey Miller

• Twitter: @ScottMillerFC


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Study: Dr. Deborah Tannen on Interruption in Conversation

• Survey: Gallup on quitting

• Video: “The Law of the Harvest”

• Book: “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” by Liz Wiseman

• Book: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins

• Book: “The Four Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals” by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Jul 15, 2019
461: Tactics for Boosting Productivity and Banishing Distraction with Erik Fisher (Host of the Beyond the To Do List podcast)
00:44:30

Erik Fisher shares tips and tricks to optimize your productivity without driving yourself crazy.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Tricks to reduce your smartphone dependency.

2) The small habits that create big results.

3) Why it’s okay to not get things done.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep461 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ERIK —

Erik is a Productivity Author, Podcaster, Speaker, and Coach. He talks with real people who practically implement productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. You’ll be refreshed and inspired after hearing how others fail and succeed at daily productivity and continue to lead successful and meaningful lives.

• Erik’s Podcast: BeyondTheToDoList.com

• Beyond the To-Do List Podcast Episodes:

Episode 251 – Habits: James Clear on the Power of Habits, Building Good Habits, and Breaking Bad Ones

Episode 259 – Focus: Cal Newport on Digital Technology, Distraction, and Focus

Episode 267 – The Meaning of Productivity: Mike Sturm on Being, Thinking, and Doing

Episode 268 – Focus: Michael Hyatt on Achieving the Freedom to Focus and Eliminating Distractions Through Digital Minimalism

Episode 277 – Focus: Jaime Masters on Focus, Flow, Time Tracking, and Nootropics


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Tool: Focus At Will

• Tool: Brain.fm

• Tool: Otter.ai

• Tool: Examine.com

• Tool: Star Trek TNG Ambient Engine Noise

• Product: Alpha BRAIN

• Book: “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport

• Book: “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

• Previous episode: 199: Supercharging Your Productivity with Erik Fisher


— THANK YOU SPONSORS —

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Jul 08, 2019
458: How to End Bad Behavior and Renew Your Team Amidst Change with Steve Ritter
00:46:54

Steve Ritter shares the fundamentals that makes teams healthy through their inevitable changes.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Where teams get stuck most often.

2) How to grow and deepen over time as a team.

3) Why there’s hope for disengaged team members.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep458 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT STEVE —

Steve Ritter is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Team Excellence. He is on the faculty of the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst College where he earned the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is the acclaimed author of the 2009 Amazon Top 50 Business Book: Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams and the 2019 release: The 4 Stages of a Team: How Teams Thrive…and What to do When They Don’t.

• Steve’s Book: “The 4 Stages of a Team: How teams thrive…and what to do when they don’t”

• Steve’s previous Book: “Team Clock: A Guide to Breakthrough Teams”

• Steve’s Website: Team Clock


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW — App: Inner Balance

• Tool: Flesch-Kincaid Readability Test Tool

• Tool: HeartMath

• Book: “This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See” by Seth Godin

• Previous episode: 001:Communicating with Inspiration and Clarity with Mawi Asgedom

• Previous episode: 036:Detoxifying Teams with Steve Ritter

 

Jul 01, 2019
454: Embracing Conflict as a Gift with Judy Ringer
00:41:00

Judy Ringer explains how the techniques and principles of aikido can turn workplace conflicts into valuable experiences.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How to master yourself during conflicts.

2) Three effective mindsets for resolving conflicts.

3) How to skillfully inquire, acknowledge, and advocate.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep454 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JUDY —

Through interactive presentations and individual coaching, Judy Ringer helps you transform conflict by changing your relationship to it. Aikido is the metaphor she uses to become more intentional and less reactive, to communicate directly and respectfully, and to create your life and work on purpose.

• Judy’s book: Turn Enemies Into Allies: The Art of Peace in the Workplace (Conflict Resolution for Leaders, Managers, and Anyone Stuck in the Middle)

• Judy’s website: www.JudyRinger.com

• Judy’s blog: Ki Moments

• Judy’s article: Working with Difficult People: Turn Tormentors Into Teachers


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Sponsored Message: Enhance your customers’ digital experience with Pantheon

• TED talk: The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

• Book: The Magic of Conflict: Turning a Life of Work into a Work of Art by Thomas Crum

• Book: Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World by Margaret Wheatley

• Prior episode: 443: Beating Procrastination with Peter Ludwig


Jun 21, 2019
453: Why Generalists Succeed and How to Learn Like One with David Epstein
00:43:31
David Epstein explains why and how generalists tend to achieve more.   You'll Learn: How focusing on short-term improvement can undermine long-term development Pro-tips for breaking through your learning plateaus The benefits of becoming a jack-of-all-trades   About David: David Epstein is the author of the book Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, and the top 10 New York Times bestseller The Sports Gene. He was previously a science and investigative reporter at ProPublica, and prior to that a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. His writing has been honored widely. David has his master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism, and is reasonably sure he’s the only person to have co-authored a paper in the journal of Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research while a writer at Sports Illustrated.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep453
Jun 19, 2019
452: Adopting the Habits of Elite Performers with Nick Hays
00:46:53

Former Navy SEAL Nick Hays shares practical advice on how to elevate your performance and push yourself to unlock your maximum potential.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How to conquer large goals by celebrating the tiniest of victories.

2) How to find gratitude in the most unpleasant circumstances.

3) How to tune out the “yeah, but…” voice in your head.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep452 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT NICK —

Nick Hays is former a Navy SEAL. His operating days came to an end when he ruptured a disk while preparing for an operation in Afghanistan. Disillusioned, broken, and without means to provide for his family, Nick was left without a purpose in life. After recovery, his training kicked in, and he remembered the lessons learned from the SEAL teams and put them to the test with professional athletes. He’s helped train the Miami Heat and helped the Atlanta Falcons to a Super Bowl. Nick holds a BA from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Business from the University of San Diego, and a post-graduate degree from Harvard Business School. He now resides in California with his wife, Ivy, and their three children.

• Nick’s Book: “Elite: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL”

• Nick’s Website: EliteTeams.com

• Nick’s Twitter: @NickHaysLife

• Nick’s LinkedIn: Nick Hays


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Movie: “300”

• Book: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Jun 17, 2019
451: Deploying your Mental Energy Brilliantly with Dr. Art Markman (Co-Host of The Two Guys on your Head Podcast)
00:51:27

Professor Art Markman shares insights from cognitive science research for us to be smarter every day at work.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The secret to making a great first impression.

2) The pros and cons of high energy.

3) The role of dissatisfaction in motivating yourself.


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep451 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT ART —

Art Markman is a Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his ScB from Brown University and his PhD from the University of Illinois. Before coming to the University of Texas, Art taught at Northwestern University and Columbia University.

Art’s research explores thinking. Art is also the executive editor of the journal of Cognitive Science and is a former executive officer of the Cognitive Science Society. Art has always been interested in bringing insights from Cognitive Science to a broader audience. To that end, he writes blogs for many sites including Psychology Today and Fast Company. He consults for companies interested in using Cognitive Science in their businesses. Art is also on the scientific advisory boards for the Dr. Phil Show and the Dr. Oz Show.

• Art’s book: “Bring Your Brain to Work”

• Art’s website: http://www.smartthinkingbook.com/


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Research: “The Illusion of Explanatory Depth” by Frank Keil & Leonid Rozenbilt

• Term: Halo effect

• Term: Yearkes-Dodson Law

• Tool: Slack

• Book: “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by JD Vance

• Book: “Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey Into the Heart of America” by Deborah Fallows and James Fallows


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Jun 14, 2019
450: Spy Secrets of Influence from Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson
00:41:21

Jason Hanson shares his intelligence operation secrets to “recruiting” people and convincing them to say yes.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The CIA’s SADR cycle and how it applies to the workplace

2) Why research and authenticity are integral to successful influence

3) How to advocate for your case at work 


Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep450 for clickable versions of the links below. 


— ABOUT JASON —

Jason is a former CIA officer. After leaving the CIA, Jason became the Founder and CEO of Spy Escape & Evasion (www.spyescape.com), a company that teaches men and women how to be safe using Spy Secrets that 99% of Americans will never know. In 2014, Jason won a deal on ABC’s hit Reality Series, Shark Tank and opened, “Spy Ranch,” a 320-acre facility to teach Evasive Driving, Pistol and Rifle Shooting, Intelligence Operations, Cyber Security and more.


Jason regularly appears as a Keynote Speaker at corporate events, conferences and conventions worldwide. Jason has appeared on The NBC Today Show, Dateline, Rachael Ray, Fox & Friends, and more. Jason has been interviewed by Forbes, NPR and The Huffington Post among others.

• Jason’s book: Agent of Influence

• Jason’s website: CelebrityMethod.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Book: “Influence: Science and Practice” by Robert Cialdini

• Book: “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade” by Robert Cialdini


— THANK YOU SPONSORS! —

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Jun 12, 2019
449: Leaning Out with Marissa Orr
00:43:43

Marissa Orr shares fresh, actionable wisdom on the workplace gender gap and reframes how alleged weaknesses can actually be strengths.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The problem with the ‘lean in’ mentality.

2) How power and money trigger value judgments when it comes to gender differences.

3) Why strengths depend on context.


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— ABOUT MARISSA —

Marissa Orr began her Google career over 15 years ago as a founding member of Google’s Sales Operations & Strategy team, after which she worked as Vertical Marketing Manager at Facebook. She has conducted talks and workshops for thousands of people at diverse organizations across the globe. Originally from Miami, she now lives in New Jersey, with her three children.

• Marissa’s book: Lean Out: The Truth About Women, Power, and the Workplace

• Marissa’s website: https://www.marissaorr.com/

• Marissa’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarissaBethOrr

• Marissa’s Medium: https://medium.com/@MarissaOrr


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Research: Explaining Gender Differences at the Top

• Research: Men and Women: No Big Difference

• Research: Do Women Shy Away from Competition? Do Men Compete Too Much?

• Research: The role of gender in team collaboration and performance

• Research: Gender Styles in Communication

• Research: Do Nice Guys — And Gals — Really Finish Last? The Joint Effects of Sex and Agreeableness on

• Research: Who’s Better at Selling: Men or Women? Data From 30,469 Sales Calls

• Book: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know by Katty Kay

• Book: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: The Classic Guide to Understanding the Opposite Sex by John Gray

• Book: The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the

• Book: Leading Pioneer in the Field by Nathaniel Branden

• Book: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer


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Jun 10, 2019
448: Rejecting Nine Common Lies About Work and Embracing Human Individuality with Ashley Goodall
00:48:15
Ashley Goodall debunks deeply-embedded misconceptions about work and how fostering human individuality provides valuable possible solutions.   You'll Learn: How deeply-rooted misconceptions about work lead to inefficiency Why you should focus on being “spikey” rather than well-rounded How systematizing can remove the human essence from work   About Ashley: Ashley Goodall is currently Senior Vice President of Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco. In this role he has built a new organization focused entirely on serving teams and team leaders—combining talent management, succession, coaching, assessment, executive talent, workforce and talent planning, research and analytics, and technology to support leaders and their teams in real time. Previously he was Director and Chief Learning Officer, Leader Development, at Deloitte. He is the co-author, with Marcus Buckingham, of “Reinventing Performance Management,” the cover story in the April 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep448
Jun 07, 2019
447: What Innovators Do Differently with Hal Gregersen
00:42:39

Hal Gregersen reveals the key skills of disruptive innovators–and how you can get them too.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The core five skills required for innovation.

2) The questions disruptive innovators ask.

3) How to network for new idea.


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— ABOUT HAL —

Hal Gregersen is the Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and deliver positive, powerful results.

• Hal’s Book: “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators” with Jeff Dyer and Clayton Christensen

• Hal’s other book: “Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems At Work and in Life” with Ed Catmull

• Hal’s website: www.HalGregersen.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Companies mentioned: AramexAzul Brazilian AirlinesIntuitJetBlueMagnolia Market at the SilosMoxyPIXARXero

• Event: SXSW Conference & Festivals

• Innovators mentioned: Chip and Joanna GainesClayton M. ChristensenDavid NeelemanDiane GreeneE. B. WhiteFadi GhandourJeff BezosJeff DyerJune MorrisMarc BenioffNiklas ZennstromPeter ThielRod DruryScott Cook

• Product: Kutol Wall Cleaner

• Software: ChatterQuickBooksQuicken

• Term: Combinatorial play

• Book: “The Magnolia Story” by Chip and Joanna Gaines, and Mark Dagostino


Jun 05, 2019
446: Making Fear Your Friend with Judi Holler
00:39:58

Judi Holler makes the case for exercising your bravery muscle and making fear your friend—one challenge at a time.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) The small things we do each day that slow our long-term progress

2) Why technology is a great servant but a terrible master

3) How to deal with fear when it never goes away


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— ABOUT JUDI —

Judi Holler is a keynote speaker, author, and a professionally trained improviser and alumna of The Second City’s Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Judi is a past president of Meeting Professionals International, Chicago Area Chapter, and was named one of the 40 under 40 in the meetings industry by Connect magazine in 2015

Judi’s book on Fear, titled “Fear Is My Homeboy: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms”, was recently endorsed by Mel Robbins calling it: “relatable, relevant and most importantly ACTIONABLE!” Fear Is My Homeboy came out last week.

• Judi’s Book: Fear Is My Homeboy: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms

• Judi’s website: judiholler.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Song: “Caribbean Queen” by Billy Ocean

• Study: “Is Photoshop Destroying America’s Body Image?”

• Study: U.S. Workers Spend 6.3 Hours A Day Checking Email: Survey

• TV Show: A.P. Bio

• TV Show: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

• TV Shows: Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Specials

• TV Show: The Simpsons

• Book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

• Book: The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

• Previous episode: 038: Establishing the Essential with Greg McKeown

• Previous episode: 386: How to Earn More, Spend Less, and Build Wealth with Mindy Jensen

• Previous episode: 441: Understanding Fear to Overcome It with Ruth Soukup


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Jun 03, 2019
443: Beating Procrastination with Petr Ludwig
00:41:07

Petr Ludwig shares his research-based strategies and tactics for overcoming procrastination.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Petr’s recipe for finding willpower in the moment

2) How to find your ongoing motivation

3) Why you should rest before you get tired


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— ABOUT PETR —

Petr Ludwig is a science popularizer, entrepreneur, and consultant for Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of the bestselling book The End of Procrastination, a book dedicated to overcoming the habit of putting off tasks and responsibilities. His book has been translated into more than 10 languages and sold hundreds of thousands of copies globally.

Petr is the founder and CEO of the company Procrastination.com, which applies the latest scientific findings in neuroscience and behavioral economics to help individuals and companies in their sustainable growth. His core fields of interests are a purpose at work, value-based leadership, and critical thinking.

• Petr’s Book: The End of Procrastination

• Petr’s website: Procrastination.com


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• App: ClassPass

• App: Cold Turkey

• App: Freedom

• App: Habit List

• App: Headspace

• App: Simple Habit

• Resource: Google Scholar

• Term: Hedonic adaptation

• Term: Ikigai

• Study: Stanford Prison Experiment

• Study: Sugar and Willpower

• Book: Give and Take by Adam Grant

• Book: Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

• Prior episode: 317: How to Form Habits the Smart Way with BJ Fogg, PhD


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May 24, 2019
442: How to Spend Less Time Doing Email with Dianna Booher
00:46:41

Dianna Booher shares invaluable advice on how to minimize your email inbox and write more effective and efficient emails.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) Just how much time you can save through email optimization

2) How to reduce useless emails and optimize your inbox

3) How to compose better emails in less time using the M-A-D-E structure


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— ABOUT DIANNA —

Dianna Booher’s lifework has centered around communication. As author of 48 books, translated into 60 foreign language editions, she has traveled the globe, talking with clients and organizations on six continents about communication challenges they face at work and at home.

Her firm works with organizations to help them communicate clearly. During her more than three decades at BooherResearch Institute and earlier at Booher Consultants, she and her team have provided communication training programs, coaching, and consulting to governmental agencies and more than one third of the Fortune 500 organizations.

The national media frequently interview Booher for opinions on communication issues, and she blogs regularly for MicrosoftForbes, and The CEO Magazine.

• Dianna’s Book: “Faster, Fewer, Better Emails”


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Tool: Microsoft Office 365

• Tool: Calendly

• Tool: Basecamp

• Tool: Asana

• Tool: Workzone

• Tool: Slack

• Tool: Smartsheet

• Tool: ShortKeys

• Tool: Snipping tool

• Book: “Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith” by Anne Lamott

• Book: “Bird by Bird” by Anne Lamott


May 22, 2019
441: Understanding Fear to Overcome It with Ruth Soukup (Host of the Do It Scared podcast)
00:35:41

Ruth Soukup shares the seven Fear Archetypes so you can better understand and conquer your particular fear.


— YOU'LL LEARN —

1) How to identify your Fear Archetype™️ and use that knowledge to conquer your fear

2) How to seek out honest feedback

3) How to develop courage to take the first step past fear


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— ABOUT RUTH —

New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people overcome fear and create a life they love. Through her blog, Living Well Spending Less, which reaches more than 1 million people each month, she encourages her readers to follow their dreams and reach their goals. She is also the founder of the Living Well Planner® and Elite Blog Academy®, as well as the author of five bestselling books. Her practical advice has been featured in numerous publications and news programs, including Women’s Day, Redbook, Family Circle and Fox News. Her Do It Scared® podcast launched on April 30, 2018 and her next book, Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love (Harper Collins) will be available in May 2019.

• Ruth’s book: Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love 

Ruth’s Website: RuthSoukup.com

• Ruth’s Podcast: Do It Scared


— RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —

• Tool: Do It Scared Assessment

• Ruth’s Website: RuthSoukup.com

• Ruth’s Podcast: Do It Scared

• App: Freedom

• App: Sleep Cycle

• Book: Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins

• Book: Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins


May 20, 2019
440: Accomplishing More in Less Time by Building Microskills with Stever Robbins (host of the Get it Done Guy podcast)
00:48:49
Stever Robbins shares how to break down skills into microskills...and shares which ones are worth building.   You'll Learn: A productivity power tool to help you accomplish almost everything Why to break down learning into microskills Essential microskills that will save you years of time   About Stever: Stever Robbins is a serial entrepreneur, top podcaster, and productivity expert. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He currently runs Get-it-Done Groups™, which help people make extreme progress on important projects and habits. He was project manager at Intuit. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the MIT $100K competition, and several other competitions. His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has been downloaded more than 36 million times. He’s been interviewed in numerous publications and is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Build a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More. Stever holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT.   View transcript, show notes, and links at http://AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep440
May 17, 2019
439: How to Find Opportunities Hiding in Crappy Situations with David Greene (Host of the Bigger Pockets podcast)
00:43:57
David Greene shares how you can identify valuable opportunities in any situation you find yourself in--even the crappy ones.   You'll Learn: How difficulties often indicate valuable opportunities Why analyz