The Jordan Harbinger Show

By Jordan Harbinger with Jason DeFillippo

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Chuck S
 May 10, 2019
This is one of two podcasts (the other being ChoseFI) that I tell everyone they should be listening to on a regular basis. Take a break from music and get the knowledge you need to level up your life.

Steve
 Mar 18, 2019
I love this podcast. One of the best out there.

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 Mar 1, 2019
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Johna
 Jan 10, 2019
This is one of my favorite podcasts. Jordan definitely puts the work in to make the show with your time.


 Dec 24, 2018

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Selected by Apple as a "Best of 2018" Podcast. Join Jordan Harbinger with Jason DeFillippo as we get deep into the untapped wisdom of the world's top performers -- from intelligence operatives to legendary musicians, iconoclastic writers to visionary changemakers. We deconstruct the playbooks of the most successful people on earth -- and learn new strategies, perspectives and insights you can't find anywhere else. Then, take these practical insights into your own life and live what you listen.

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212: How to Live with Unwashed Loved Ones | Feedback Friday
01:31:04

Are you a germaphobe if it creeps you out when your spouse and in-laws don't wash their hands after using the bathroom, or is your disgust actually reasonable and justified? If getting divorced and burning down the house aren't options, we'll tell you how to live with unwashed loved ones on this Feedback Friday!

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/212.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Thanks to an accidental glance at their phone, you suspect one of your parents might be cheating on your other parent. What do you do now?
  • You've noticed your significant other and in-laws don't wash their hands after using the bathroom. As a germaphobe, how do you reconcile love with the disgust you're feeling?
  • Though your trustworthy significant other insists the condoms you found in their car were bought before you agreed to stop using them, it's bothering you. Should you let the issue go?
  • How can you deal with the anxiety of starting your own business and accepting the risks and potential setbacks while giving it your all?
  • How do you intentionally work your way toward connecting with super influential people like Reid Hoffman when you're just getting started in your networking efforts?
  • Your stay-home spouse admitted recently that they are lonely. How do you foster friendships as an adult -- especially when you have infants to take care of?
  • The VP of your company wants to advance you, yet worries you may be too young or inexperienced for a higher-up position. What can you do to convince them you're ready for the position?
  • You have a somewhat manipulative boss who is taking a new job and wants to bring you along. Should you take this as an opportunity to continue your professional relationship, or is it just time to move on from his erratic reign?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you can’t decide between two items of clothing (like two different jackets), have someone take photos of you with them on (front and back), and then look at the photos.
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Black Godfather
  • A quick shoutout to Jodie!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram...
Jun 14, 2019
211: Arthur Brooks | How Loving Your Enemies Can Save America
01:39:35

Arthur Brooks (@arthurbrooks) is a social scientist, Washington Post columnist, president of the American Enterprise Institute, and author of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt.

What We Discuss with Arthur Brooks:

  • Why happiness relies on being mindful of what you have right now instead of comparing yourself to others who have what you want.
  • A disheartening statistic: One in six Americans has stopped talking to a family member or close friend entirely because of politics.
  • How gratitude can be used as an anesthetic for contempt.
  • Why a healthy society elevates authoritative leaders in search of cooperation for the greater good over coercive leaders who bully their way toward short-term results.
  • Why we should commit not to be -- or interact with people who hide behind being -- anonymous on the Internet.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/211

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Jun 13, 2019
210: Howie Mandel | A Conversation About Mental Health, Talent, and Perseverance
01:36:09

Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) is a comedian, actor, host of Deal or No Deal, judge on NBC’s America's Got Talent, and coauthor of Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me.

What We Discuss with Howie Mandel:

  • Why Howie believes it's important for us to be open about our struggles no matter what they are.
  • How being impulsive helped Howie understand the power of "now" and set him on his current career path.
  • Why Howie believes more of us would be ahead and happier if we learned to live in the moment instead of fretting over consequences.
  • What Richard Pryor taught Howie about honing an act and controlling an audience like a conductor -- not always going for laughs, but impact.
  • The real secret to staying married for 40 years.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/210

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Jun 11, 2019
209: How to Trick Your Teenager into Following Good Advice | Feedback Friday
01:10:34

You’d love for your teenager to listen to this show and learn some life advice by proxy instead of having to endure it in real time like you did, but it seems unlikely. Why are teenagers so stubbornly opposed to parental wisdom? We can’t say for sure, but we do have some tricks for making them follow good advice against their own bratty proclivities.

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/209.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When your main squeeze is giving you the turd degree for having one crappy day, perhaps something else stinks about your relationship. Should you dump them?
  • Your professor drops your final grade if you don’t bring a doctor’s note for absences, but doesn’t suffer consequences when they miss a class. Should you bring up this double standard?
  • Your significant other failed classes early in school thanks to social anxiety, but has since improved. Is it dishonest to prop up a low GPA on a resume by specifying the higher GPA of their major?
  • How do you impart what you’ve learned from this show to your teenager, who is unlikely to listen to the show directly?
  • Is it worth cultivating one-sided friendship with people who seem only interested in talking about themselves and their problems?
  • Life Pro Tip: It might seem common knowledge, but make proper backups of all your data — not once a year but at least once a month.
  • Recommendations of the Week: Business of Being Born and Good Fortune
  • A quick shoutout to Jackie Jones!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jun 07, 2019
208: Reid Hoffman | Mastering Your Scale for the Unexpected Part Two
01:00:19

Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) is a cofounder of LinkedIn, investor at Greylock Partners, host of the podcast Masters of Scale, and coauthor of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies and The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career. This is part two of a two-part episode. Check out part one here!

What We Discuss with Reid Hoffman:

  • Why surviving a horrible childhood isn't a prerequisite for developing grit -- and what you can do to learn resilience.
  • What it takes to gather the data points necessary for unpacking the secret subtext of indirect feedback.
  • How we can steer into good crises to strengthen relationships and better our circumstances.
  • What running Dungeons & Dragons and RuneQuest campaigns taught Reid about complex human motivations and the power of heroic collaboration.
  • Aligning goals between employers and employees of any generation with Star Wars-inspired rotational, transformational, and foundational tours of duty.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/208

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Jun 06, 2019
207: Reid Hoffman | Mastering Your Scale for the Unexpected Part One
01:09:35

Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) is a cofounder of LinkedIn, investor at Greylock Partners, host of the podcast Masters of Scale, and coauthor of Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies.

What We Discuss with Reid Hoffman:

  • Why creating the best products and services on the market won't mean squat if you don't have the network to get the word out about them.
  • Reid's flexible planning framework that adjusts navigation to suit the unexpected path rather than the imagined destination.
  • How to know when you're informing your intuition with the best available data or just procrastinating to avoid making important decisions.
  • Why "never give up" is terrible advice, and how to separate your winning instincts from your losing ideas.
  • Why an honest partner is almost always your best source of ideas -- and a reminder of where the road paved with the best intentions usually leads.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/207

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Jun 04, 2019
206: How to Disappear from an Unstoppable Stalker | Feedback Friday
00:56:04

Getting a stalker to drop their obsession with you is seldom as simple as just telling them to go away -- if anything, that might just make the problem worse. So what can you do? In this Feedback Friday, we'll try to show you how to disappear from an unstoppable stalker without escalating an already bad situation.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/206.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you get a mentally ill stalker -- who seems to track you down no matter how many precautions you take -- to leave you alone for good?
  • What should you do when your long-term significant other is an alcoholic in denial who regularly drinks themselves into becoming someone you don't like?
  • You had a breakup because you couldn't commit to marriage after 2.5 years. You want to wait until you're 100 percent ready, but when will that happen?
  • With Jordan in Silicon Valley and Jason in Los Angeles, how do we seamlessly make it sound like we're in the same room for Feedback Friday episodes?
  • After multiple attempts to make it work with your Narcissistic Personality Disorder diagnosed ex, how do you truly move on and work on yourself?
  • You've been mulling over the basics of starting a product-based business. What should you worry about now and what could be put off for later?
  • While reaching out by text to dusty connections per our free Six-Minute Networking course, how do you know when it's time to make a graceful exit from the conversation?
  • There's no doubt that finding a coach to help you through anything personal or professional can be valuable -- but how do you find the right coach?
  • Life Pro Tip: Budget $20-50 for a "just because" gift each month to someone.
  • Recommendation of the Week: BlacKkKlansman
  • Quick shoutouts to John Raynaud and Gene DeFillippo!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show:
May 31, 2019
205: Deep Dive | What to Do When Your Purpose Starts to Suck
01:11:36

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into how even the most driving purpose can wear you down, why meaning doesn't always align with happiness, and what you can do to recalibrate your purpose when you're discouraged by the obstacles you face in its pursuit.

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/205

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Why meaning doesn't automatically create happiness, and happiness isn't required to create meaning.
  • Why, if you're doing it right, pursuing your purpose should make you miserable from time to time.
  • The key upsides to embracing the difficulty of your purpose and how it drives you toward your best work.
  • How to focus on the micro over the macro in order to keep you connected to your purpose when you're having your doubts.
  • Understanding that discipline is knowing when to think about certain issues; denial is refusing to think about them at all.
  • And much more...

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May 30, 2019
204: Scott Galloway | Solving the Algebra of Happiness
01:12:44

Scott Galloway (@profgalloway) cohosts Pivot with Kara Swisher, publishes the No Mercy/No Malice newsletter, is a professor at NYU Stern School of Business, and is the author of The Algebra of Happiness: Notes on the Pursuit of Success, Love, and Meaning.

What We Discuss with Scott Galloway:

  • How American priorities have shifted from a society that creates millions of millionaires to one that idolizes individuals worth the GDP of Norway.
  • Why the opportunities Scott and earlier generations enjoyed are no longer available to the majority of the population today.
  • How Scott can predict if a young person will be successful by the time he or she is 30 (and what you can do to give yourself an edge if you're not on the path).
  • Why striving for work/life balance and following your passion aren't ideal strategies if you aspire toward great wealth.
  • The good news: why you don't have to have great wealth in order to live a rich and happy life.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/204

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May 28, 2019
203: How to Be a Good Mentor | Feedback Friday
01:04:40

Knowing how to find a mentor is something we've covered in depth on this show, but what advice do we have for those of you who are answering the call and want to know how to be a good mentor? In this Feedback Friday, we'll try to give this excellent question the answer it deserves.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/203.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Why has your spouse stopped calling and writing you from prison? Don't panic! Here are no less than eight possibilities.
  • Should you send an unsolicited text to a professional in your field just because happenstance landed their number in your lap?
  • You've been house hunting for six months, beaten in acceptance offers three times, and you're burning out. What's our advice for keeping your chin up?
  • What kind of problems can arise when college-age friends decide to become roommates? Let us count the (potential) ways!
  • You want to up your metaphor game from Candy Land to chess. Here's a strategy to expedite your victorious cry of "checkmate!"
  • Your employer wants to start a podcast with you taking lead. How should you intelligently approach the compensation side of negotiation?
  • Your significant other's mother is a paranoid narcissist who is trying to pull you apart. How can you loosen her grip on your beloved?
  • Thanks to being a long-time listener, you know how to find a mentor. But how do you ensure you're a good mentor when people come seeking your help?
  • Life Pro Tip: If you want to give your future child a unique or random name, consider making it their middle name.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Last Breath
  • Quick shout out to The World Wanderer!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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May 24, 2019
202: Shane Snow | Cognitive Self-Defense Against Intellectual Dishonesty
01:18:23

Shane Snow (@shanesnow) is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, author of Dream Teams and Smartcuts, and the blogger who wrote How to Debate and Make Progress by Curbing Intellectual Dishonesty.

What We Discuss with Shane Snow:

  • What is intellectual dishonesty, how does it undermine meaningful debate, and what can we do to recognize it in ourselves and others?
  • Why the cognitive diversity of differing perspectives and open-mindedness of intellectual humility make for healthy discourse.
  • The six recurring problems in discourse: dodging, logical fallacies, deception, dirty debate, little accountability, and false endings.
  • What we have to gain by rooting out intellectual dishonesty when it appears in ourselves and others.
  • How to pull discussions back from the brink of intellectual dishonesty and put them on an honest track.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/202

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May 23, 2019
201: Eric Schmidt | How a Coach Can Bring out the Best in You
01:02:35

Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., former Google CEO, and co-author of Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell.

What We Discuss with Eric Schmidt:

  • Privacy in the age of tech megacorporations and how much access the government should have to our data.
  • What the rise of China, the isolation of North Korea, and the western notion of privacy mean for a free and open Internet across cultures.
  • A realistic view of current day artificial intelligence and what we should expect from it in the future.
  • How idea generation is fostered inside a company like Google.
  • Why all top-performing executives in Silicon Valley have elite-level coaches, and why you should consider one as well.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/201

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May 21, 2019
200: How to Deal with Retroactive Jealousy | Feedback Friday
00:57:53

You're having issues with retroactive jealousy regarding your significant other's past. You've tried to find resources to help you cope with this, but most of what's you've found feels gimmicky with little to no real information or exercises aimed at helping you overcome these feelings. In this Feedback Friday, we'll try to lend a helping hand.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your parents are first cousins, and it's a secret not many know -- including your significant other with whom you're building a life. Are you obligated to share this?
  • Creeps offering to rub your realtor girlfriend's feet for $500 isn't the side hustle she was hoping for; how do you ensure she's safe when meeting clients in empty houses?
  • You love your job, but you don't love the corporate culture and lengthy commute. When is the right time or the wrong time to trade one company for another?
  • How do you go about asking for the raise you know you deserve (especially as more tasks are being assigned your way) without jeopardizing your current position?
  • You've been using our free Six-Minute Networking course, but have a few questions about some of the details. We're here to help!
  • Is Better Help cheaper than in-office therapists, and is it covered by traditional work health options? How do you evaluate it from a budget priority standpoint?
  • You're trying to prove your value during your company's review period, but one of your overseers seems closed-minded to your process. What's your best move forward?
  • Even though you don't consider yourself possessive, you have intense bouts of retroactive jealousy regarding your partner's not-that-sordid past. How do you move past it?
  • Pro Tip of the Week: Instead of saying 'my ex,' say 'a guy/girl I dated.' 'My ex' insinuates that person is still a part of your life.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Chernobyl on HBO
  • A quick shoutout to Liam from the UK!
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May 17, 2019
199: Ramit Sethi | I Will Teach You to Be Rich
01:29:42

Ramit Sethi (@ramit) is the author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich, now in its second edition with over 80 pages of new material, new insights, and new tools for mastering money and living your rich life.

What We Discuss with Ramit Sethi:

  • What has changed between the first edition of I Will Teach You to Be Rich and the recently published, heavier-by-80-pages second edition.
  • How the idea of a "rich" life differs from person to person.
  • Thinking critically about bank accounts, investing, engagement rings, marginal tax rates, interest rates, budgets, real estate, and prenups.
  • Using the concept of money dials to maximize spending in the areas of your life that count.
  • Why you have a huge advantage if you're able to change your mind quickly in the face of new evidence.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/199

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We all have a love affair with the silver screen. Listen in as Chuck Bryant talks with your favorite people about their favorite movies on the Movie Crush podcast here!

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May 16, 2019
198: Mark Manson | Channeling Hope, Choosing Problems, and Changing Values
01:09:09

Mark Manson (@iammarkmanson) is a blogger, entrepreneur, and author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life and his latest, Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope.

What We Discuss with Mark Manson:

  • How acknowledging the uncomfortable truth of human existence’s meaninglessness can ultimately serve as an argument against nihilism.
  • What the paradox of purpose tells us about the stress that accompanies an overwhelming abundance of choice.
  • How the feeling brain and the thinking brain might seem at odds, but they actually conspire to guide our values (for better or worse).
  • Why your identity will stay your identity until a new experience acts against it, and how you can change your values to fit your current narrative instead of one that’s outdated.
  • What the God value is and how it aligns your hierarchy of values by way of the feeling brain.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/198

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Have you ever thought about the fact that where you choose to live directly affects the "you" you become? Apartments.com has the most listings, which means you have the most apartments, townhomes, condos, and houses to choose from. Change your apartment, change the world at Apartments.com here!

We all have a love affair with the silver screen. Listen in as Chuck Bryant talks with your favorite people about their favorite movies on the Movie Crush podcast here!

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May 14, 2019
197: How to Stop Fearing Entrepreneurial Risks | Feedback Friday
01:05:35

Many people don't pursue their true creative, entrepreneurial, career interests because it feels too risky. Vadim and Sergei Revzin from The Mentors Podcast join us to talk about how you can intelligently evaluate that risk and confidently make progress on your plans armed with the best information available.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/197.

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Have you told someone lately how much they mean to you? Don't wait too long to regret it -- tell them today.
  • You're clinging to a marriage that seems, by all indications, on its way out. How do you overcome the feelings of isolation and loneliness?
  • A recent windfall gives you the chance to take a sabbatical from work and get your health back on track. But how hard will it be to return to the workforce?
  • Vadim and Sergei Revzin from The Mentors Podcast join us to talk about why many people don't take the risk to pursue their creative entrepreneurial interests -- and how you can get better at evaluating that risk.
  • Your immediate boss attempts to stunt your rise in the company behind closed doors, but gives you rave reviews to your face. What's your best move here?
  • Networking can be difficult for people with Asperger's Syndrome. How do you dig the well you need when you're not thirsty but you know you need water?
  • You don't like sharing on social media, but you suspect there's no way around it if you want to successfully market the book you're publishing. Do you have options?
  • What's the best way to turn down a job you've already accepted without tactlessly burning a bridge in the process?
  • Learn how Jordan organizes his network by using Contactually.
  • Recommendations of the Week: Chernobyl on HBO and Animals Rule Chernobyl Three Decades After Nuclear Disaster by John Wendle, National Geographic
  • Quick shoutout to Christine from the nail spa!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect...
May 10, 2019
196: Moby | What to Do When Success Makes You Miserable
01:13:24

Moby (@thelittleidiot) is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer, animal rights activist, and author of Then It Fell Apart.

What We Discuss with Moby:

  • How Moby's illustrious heritage made it imperative for him to write his own memoirs instead of passing the job off to a ghostwriter.
  • Why, in his early fifties, Moby has not one but two memoirs under his belt.
  • What it was like to grow up as a latchkey kid, impoverished and on food stamps, in the wealthiest city in the United States.
  • Why Moby "was so happy" during the time he lived in an abandoned factory on the crack-infested side of Stamford, Connecticut.
  • How Moby felt at the realization that he was making more for an hour-long performance than his New York City executive grandfather had made in a year.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/196

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Luminary is a podcast streaming platform that gives you access to 500k+ shows, when and where you want. Sign up for Luminary Premium at luminary.link/jordan and access your first two months of premium content for free!

The Art of Manliness Podcast is a show that aims to help men become better men; host Brett McKay explores how to live a life of both contemplation and action while having some fun along the way. Do yourself a favor and check out The Art of Manliness Podcast here

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May 09, 2019
195: Leon Logothetis | Surviving on the Kindness of Strangers
01:19:28

Leon Logothetis (@thekindnessguy) is a global adventurer, motivational speaker and philanthropist, host of Netflix's The Kindness Diaries, and author of Go Be Kind: 28 1/2 Adventures Guaranteed to Make You Happier.

What We Discuss with Leon Logothetis:

  • How Leon went from broker to broke world traveler, completely reliant on the kindness of strangers to survive.
  • Why people with the least to offer are often the most giving.
  • How Leon finds what he has in common with strangers to make meaningful human connections.
  • What Leon does to give back to those who help him in his travels.
  • How Leon has overcome otherwise show-stopping hitches by keeping calm and carrying on.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/195

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NetSuite by Oracle allows you to manage sales, finances, accounting, orders, and HR for your business instantly on the cloud from anywhere! Download your free guide -- Seven Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits -- at netsuite.com/jordan!

Eight Sleep is the first bed engineered with dynamic cooling and heating that keeps you at the perfect temperature all night long. Get $100 off your purchase when you go to EightSleep.com/jordan!

Have you ever thought about the fact that where you choose to live directly affects the "you" you become? Apartments.com has the most listings, which means you have the most apartments, townhomes, condos, and houses to choose from. Change your apartment, change the world at Apartments.com here!

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May 07, 2019
194: How to Be the Best Podcast Guest in the West | Feedback Friday
01:08:57

Being a podcast host has its own set of dos and don'ts, but what does it take to be the best podcast guest in the west -- and east and all points in between? What will ensure that you're the podcast guest who gets invited back time and time again rather than thrown onto the booking agent's "do not call" pile? We've recruited our friend Bobbi Rebell of The Financial Grownup Podcast to give us the skinny.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/194.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is undergoing cosmetic surgery to correct a physical trait that makes you insecure 24/7 a worthwhile investment or submission to excessive vanity?
  • As a manager, you love your company, salary, and benefits, but your passion isn't developing others to do their best. Without a college degree, what are your options?
  • One parent died from being in a medicine-shunning cult, and the other has a history of being abusive toward you. Should the loss of one automatically mend your issues with the other?
  • Is it reasonable to put your therapy visits on hold during a new job's six-month probationary period for better chance of retention?
  • You're facing prison and losing your job for being pulled over with less than a fifth of a gram of weed in your car (even though you weren't under the influence). How can you find the motivation to move on?
  • You left a part-time job you loved for a full-time job that pays more but doesn't enchant you in the same way. How do you know if you made the right decision?
  • When you're a guest on someone's podcast, how do you ensure they love you and invite you back -- and maybe make you a regular? Our friend Bobbi Rebell of The Financial Grownup Podcast has answers!
  • You're friendly and nice on the inside, but your face and body don't translate that message. How can you come across as less chilly when trying to network?
  • You got a no-strings-attached monetary gift from a kind person in your wind ensemble to repair your instrument, and you have $50 left over. What's the protocol for gracefully returning it?
  • Life Pro Tip: When your power goes out, pop your phone open and search for Wi-Fi in the area. If the list is empty or shorter than usual, then it's not just you that lost power. Another tip is to get a cheap UPS on Amazon to power your cable modem and Wi-Fi router. That way if the power does go out in your neighborhood, you can get online and figure out...
May 03, 2019
193: Mimi Ikonn | What the Life of an Influencer Is Really Like
01:14:59

Mimi Ikonn is a serial entrepreneur best known for Luxy Hair and Intelligent Change, a YouTube influencer with 2.8+ million subscribers, and the author of The Bingo Theory: A Revolutionary Guide to Love, Life, and Relationships.

What We Discuss with Mimi Ikonn:

  • How Mimi and her husband Alex keep themselves and their relationship real and grounded under the daily scrutiny of millions of people.
  • Why authentic audience engagement will always count more than any number of likes.
  • The process of building an online business brick by brick.
  • Why dramatically scaling up income often leads to depression.
  • Mimi's QVCA formula: Quality, Value, Consistency, and Attraction.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/193

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds us to wait at the railroad crossing if the signals are on -- even if we can't see the train, it's probably closer than we think. STOP. Trains can't!

Hunt a Killer is a puzzle-style game that poses this tantalizing question: what if a serial killer delivered a package to your doorstep each month? Go to huntakiller.com/jordan for 20 percent off your first box and find out!

MedMen is proud to be leading the way as the cannabis industry transitions from its legacy era of homegrown enterprises to an institutional phase of professional standards and practices. Experience the new normal and find your closest store at MedMen.com!

One's a comedian, one's a radio/TV host. Together they bring you The SDR Show -- a no-apologies, not politically correct, not for the faint of heart show that somehow blends the classic energy of a morning radio show into the new era of digital entertainment. Listen to The SDR Show here or where your ears enjoy podcasts most!

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May 02, 2019
192: Rick Hanson | The Science of Hardwiring Happiness and Resilience
01:19:00

Rick Hanson (@drrhanson) is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, co-host of The Being Well Podcast, author of Hardwiring Happiness, and co-author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness.

What We Discuss with Rick Hanson:

  • While you can't count on others or the world, you can count on your own strengths (and why this is a good thing).
  • Why your brain is like velcro for the bad and teflon for the good and what you can do to mitigate your own negativity bias.
  • The two stages by which you develop mental resources: experience and conversion to lasting change.
  • How you can build resilience by focusing on experiences rather than conditions.
  • How to stay informed about current events without letting the news hijack your emotions.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/192

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Boost your credit score fast and for free. Experian Boost includes your free credit score, score tracking, and the personal factors that affect your score. Find out more at experian.com/jordan!

Stable, happy leaders are in a position to make better decisions and take smart risks. Entrepreneurs who aren't sure how to pay the rent...not so much. Hear all about it on The $100 MBA Episode 1229: How Paying Yourself First Puts Your Business First here!

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Apr 30, 2019
191: How to Out a Psycho Ex for Public Safety | Feedback Friday
01:09:47

Outing a psycho ex who once violently assaulted you might seem like a mission of personal vindication that you’d like to feel is beneath you. But what if you’ve recently encountered them working in close proximity with people you care about? Is it your responsibility to out that psycho ex for the sake of public safety? If so, how do you do it safely? We’ll discuss this and much more in this episode.

And in case you didn’t already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let’s dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/191.

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Should you tell your uncle that one of his employees tried to strangle you seven years ago because the wife he was hiding found out about your fling?
  • You want to be as open and honest as possible, but you often can’t make sense of your own thoughts, let alone explain them to others. How can you better express yourself?
  • Has Los Angeles turned your once-favorite sibling into a monster, or are there other factors at play dictating why you can’t get along anymore during family visits?
  • How can you learn to be more understanding and less stubborn?
  • How do you deal with a friend who dominates conversations, lacks self-awareness, and is overly sensitive?
  • Since you often have to travel for work, how do you negotiate with your boss on staying a few extra days for vacation?
  • You make excellent money and live a lavish lifestyle, but your work is unfulfilling and most days are miserable. You can’t take time off to “find” yourself, so what can you do?
  • What’s the right way to tell your religiously devout family that you are no longer a true believer and won’t be getting married in a church?
  • Life Pro Tip: Make a great impression at a brand new job by documenting the whole training process in detail — this is often invaluable to small companies and startups.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Saudi Arabia Uncovered
  • Quick shoutout to Mike Posner’s Aide-de-camp, Cameron!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
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Apr 26, 2019
190: Guy Kawasaki | Life Lessons from a Wise Guy
01:05:41

Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) is the chief evangelist of Canva, was once the chief evangelist for Apple, and is the author of many paperbound books -- his latest is Wise Guy: Lessons from a Life.

What We Discuss with Guy Kawasaki:

  • How to focus on using the success of others as fuel for motivation rather than poison for envy.
  • How we can embrace the unknown when we're looking at new ideas for our business or career.
  • Why Guy believes it's better to be lucky than smart.
  • What we can and should -- and should not -- emulate from visionary leaders like Steve Jobs.
  • What Guy means when he says the key to career success is to get high and to the right -- even though we're in California, it's not what you might think!
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/190

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reminds us to wait at the railroad crossing if the signals are on -- even if we can't see the train, it's probably closer than we think. STOP. Trains can't!

Find out how 22-year-old Nick Santonastasso inspires Self-Made Man Mike Dillard by listening to his podcast here!

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Apr 25, 2019
189: Humble The Poet | 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life
01:10:29

Humble The Poet (@humblethepoet) -- aka Kanwer Singh -- is a rapper, spoken-word artist, poet, and author of Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths for a Better Life.

"You want to see light at the end of the tunnel? Start digging!" -Humble The Poet

What We Discuss with Humble The Poet:

  • How your upbringing can prepare you for success (or failure) later in life.
  • Why being satisfied with less is different from simply giving up on achieving more.
  • How real growth and struggle differ from tacky, self-help fluff.
  • Why, if you don't have a secure self-concept, the media (even if it's just social media) will build it for you.
  • How to build a moat around your psyche so you don't let in mismatched influences.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/189

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Calm is the number one app for meditation and sleep! Want to explore its many benefits? Enjoy an exclusive discount of 25% off a Calm premium subscription by going to calm.com/jordan!

Ship is here to make dating fun again. With Ship, friends can set each other (or themselves) up -- because who knows you better than your friends? Check out Ship at getshipped.com/jordan!

Ever dreamt of having the cleanest bum on the block? Omigo reinvented the toilet seat so you never have to use toilet paper again! Curious? Get $100 off your order by going to myomigo.com/jordan!

The Hartford Insurance Group knows there's nothing small in small business, and it's been protecting customers for over 200 years. Learn what it can do for you and your business at thehartford.com/smallbusiness!

The Art of Manliness Podcast is a show that aims to help men become better men; host Brett McKay explores how to live a life of both contemplation and action while having some fun along the way. Do yourself a favor and check out The Art of Manliness Podcast here!

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Apr 23, 2019
188: How to Get out of Credit Card Debt | Feedback Friday
01:05:31

If you've gotten yourself into credit card debt, it's hard to see a way out. Minimum payments can be as much as rent and won't always whittle down the debt because your interest rates are probably too high. With thanks again to Ramit Sethi (@ramit) of I Will Teach You to Be Rich, we'll show you how get out of credit card debt more easily than you probably think possible.

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/188.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You're in more credit card debt than you'd like. Should you tell your family about it so you don't feel like you're hiding something from them?
  • While we're on the topic of credit card debt, we share some tips from Ramit Sethi for getting that debt under control (Script found here).
  • After surgery, monitoring, and an almost clean bill of health, how can you encourage your spouse that every pain experienced now isn't cancer?
  • How do you deal with blame and taking responsibility after the breakup of a long-term relationship and the fallout of shared property?
  • When visiting another country, we've advised hiring a local to hang out with and guide you around. But where can you find such a guide?
  • How can you find a suitable, non-nuclear solution for you and your long-time partner to travel together, given different work circumstances?
  • Going from employee to entrepreneur in an industry where name equals credibility, how do you keep your name safe if your business fails?
  • So you want to get involved in politics or some other high-profile career? You might want to scrub those old social media posts; here's how.
  • Your timing for knowing when to interject in a conversation could be better. How do you improve it?
  • Life Pro Tip: Keep a $100 bill folded in a side compartment of your wallet in a doggie poop bag. The money is for emergencies. The bag is for protecting your valuables if you're caught out in the rain.
  • Recommendation of the Week: You Vs. Wild
  • Quick shoutout to Melissa!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect...
Apr 19, 2019
187: Hal Elrod | Fulfill Your Goals with The Miracle Equation
01:17:34

Hal Elrod (@HalElrod) has overcome two near-death experiences, is the bestselling author of The Miracle Morning, and his latest book, The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable, is out now.

What We Discuss with Hal Elrod:

  • How the concepts of unwavering faith and extraordinary effort combine to form The Miracle Equation.
  • Why this equation is a quantifiable, non-woo way of achieving the incredible in spite of borrowing words like "miracle" and "faith."
  • How to move from the emotional pain of resistance to the emotional invincibility of acceptance.
  • Why pursuing one mission dauntlessly is worth more than setting a hundred fuzzy goals.
  • How you can turn off your stress response and what you can do to grow from fleeting happiness to lasting inner peace.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/187

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Eight Sleep is the first bed engineered with dynamic cooling and heating that keeps you at the perfect temperature all night long. Get $100 off your purchase when you go to EightSleep.com/jordan!

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The folks at BiOptimizers understand why you're skeptical about probiotics as a way to increase your digestive and gut health. But without sharing TMI, we can confirm its patented P3-OM superstrain actually does what it's supposed to do! Curious? Go to p3om.com/jordan for 20 percent off your first order and a full money-back guarantee!

Does your business have an Internet presence? Save up to a whopping 62% on new webhosting packages with HostGator at hostgator.com/jordan!

Listen to Mind Pump Episode 980 to discover the five most important steps you should take to achieve your best body by summer. Find it here!

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Apr 18, 2019
186: David Smalley | Why You Should Challenge Your Beliefs
01:12:47

David Smalley (@davidcsmalley) is an actor, comedian, and host of the Dogma Debate podcast, in which he -- as an atheist -- regularly discusses religion and politics with preachers, pastors, comedians, and people who hold different world views.

What We Discuss with David Smalley:

  • How David Smalley went from spiritual believer to secular atheist.
  • Why regularly challenging your own beliefs helps inoculate you against manipulation by others.
  • The tactics car dealers and clergy use to corral people into compliance.
  • What happens when atheists cling to faulty beliefs with the same fervor once reserved for their disavowed religions.
  • How to debate in a way that might actually change someone's mind rather than angering them to the point of doubling down on their initial position.
  • And much more...

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Apr 16, 2019
185: How to Get Hired Like a Boss | Feedback Friday
01:16:58

Ever wondered how to get hired like a boss? Ramit Sethi (@ramit) of I Will Teach You to Be Rich joins us for this Feedback Friday to illustrate something called The Briefcase Technique, which you can use to powerfully demonstrate value to connections in your network and potential employers. As Ramit says, "The way to stand out is to not just tell people what you would do, but show them."

And in case you didn't already know it, Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now let's dive in!

Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/185.

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you keep your mother from bringing her awful date -- who also happens to be your father -- to your best friend's wedding?
  • You could retire early and enjoy time off, but you don't want to get stuck finding a new job if you get bored in a couple of years. What to do?
  • You have questions and concerns while building a new house. How do you avoid ticking off the contractors to the point of sabotage?
  • How do successful people balance between work they're passionate about, families they adore, and outlets they need to function at an optimal level?
  • The dream job you landed at Harvard would be even dreamier if it paid well enough now to make a dent in your student loans. Should you stay or go?
  • When the real nature of your job doesn't reflect what you thought you signed on for, how do you approach a contract renegotiation gracefully?
  • How do you distinguish yourself from the competition and get hired like a boss or make new network connections stick? Ramit Sethi joins us to illustrate an almost magical tactic called The Briefcase Technique.
  • What are the pros and cons of starting a new relationship when you describe yourself as being in an "awkward" stage in life?
  • Life Pro Tip: Save your money on clothes, but find a fantastic tailor. A well-fitting wardrobe of thrift store finds looks way better in person than most high-end clothing.
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Kindness Diaries (Something to ponder: How long does Leon Logothetis get stuck at gas stations waiting for people he can ask for a few drops in the tank?)
  • A quick shoutout to Mark Serratore, who got a prison pen pal for a college course 10 years ago and still keeps in touch!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at
Apr 12, 2019
184: Naveen Jain | How Moonshot Thinking Will Save the World
01:20:28

Naveen Jain (@naveen_jain_ceo) is an entrepreneur driven to solve global grand challenges through innovation. He is the founder of Moon Express, Viome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius, and InfoSpace, and the co-author of Moonshots: Creating a World of Abundance.

What We Discuss with Naveen Jain:

  • How Naveen and his siblings all became wildly successful professionals in spite of growing up financially and educationally underprivileged.
  • How to know when a billionaire really becomes successful.
  • Why it's the thought processes -- not the habits -- of highly successful people you should be emulating if you want to succeed.
  • Why Naveen believes sustainability is not sustainable, and why we have to create more of what we need rather than consume less of what we have.
  • What moonshots are, and how they make seemingly impossible goals achievable.
  • And much more...

Full show notes and worksheet here: https://jordanharbinger.com/184

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Apr 11, 2019
183: Lisa Lampanelli | Changing Careers at the Top of Your Game
01:17:12

Lisa Lampanelli (@LisaLampanelli) recently lost 100 pounds, retired from a Grammy-nominated career in comedy that spanned three decades, and is now a life coach who runs transformational food and body-image workshops and performs issue-oriented storytelling shows.

What We Discuss with Lisa Lampanelli:

  • How Lisa made her last career pivot -- from rock journalist to comedian.
  • How Lisa engineered her image as comedy's "Loveable Queen of Mean."
  • The psychology of a celebrity roast and the toll it takes in the name of good fun.
  • How Lisa lost over 100 pounds and what she learned along the journey.
  • Why Lisa formally retired from comedy recently to focus on helping others.
  • And much more...

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Apr 09, 2019
182: Feedback Friday | How to Overcome Your Fear of Driving
00:52:14

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is your significant other right to be upset that you want to spend some of your social time separately?
  • Is spending eight years to switch careers from barber to therapist worthwhile in your mid-forties?
  • Is there anything wrong with hiding the fact that you're in a relationship when you meet new people?
  • You're still young, but your mindless six-figure job is wearing on you. Would it be irresponsible to drop everything and do something else?
  • How can you overcome your intense fear and anxiety around driving? More important: should you?
  • Our listener whose dog was attacked in episode 161 tracked down the human responsible. What's the best next step?
  • Extensive (and very appreciated!) listener advice for helping the hoarders from last Feedback Friday.
  • Do we ever worry that recommending podcasts we enjoy will result in fewer listeners?
  • Life Pro Tip: When your ISP raises your bill, call in and say “cancel service” to the automated operator. You’ll be sent to their retention team. They will usually take $10-20 off your monthly bill for a year. I do this once a year with Comcast.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Why Not Home?
  • Quick shoutouts to Andrea Ott and Annie Chau!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Apr 05, 2019
181: Deep Dive | How to Stop Blaming Other People
01:05:12

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into why the impulse for blaming other people is a phenomenon familiar to most of us, and how we can curb it in ourselves without defaulting to always taking the fall when it’s undeserved.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Why the externalization of blaming other people when you're at fault robs you of being truly in control of your own life.
  • Why the internalization of blaming yourself when you're not at fault is just as toxic as externalization.
  • How you can use the Accountability Spectrum to find an appropriate balance between externalization and internalization.
  • What true accountability requires of you and what it gives you in return.
  • The best antidote to blaming.
  • And much more...

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Apr 04, 2019
180: Zvi Band | Success Is in Your Sphere
01:05:26

Zvi Band (@skeevis) is the founder and CEO of Contactually, and author of the upcoming Success Is in Your Sphere: Leverage the Power of Relationships to Achieve Your Business Goals.

What We Discuss with Zvi Band:

  • Why your network isn't just some intangible asset you tend at your convenience -- it's a crucial resource you neglect at your peril.
  • Why a network is the best way to increase your luck surface area -- the number of chances you have to get lucky when things aren't going your way.
  • How and why relationships decay -- especially in this day and age when we're ostensibly connected to everyone we know on social media.
  • How to prioritize your relationships -- not merely organize them.
  • How you can easily add value to your network and relationships -- even if you've convinced yourself you've got nothing to offer.
  • And much more...

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Apr 02, 2019
179: Feedback Friday | How to Really Help a Hoarder
01:02:36

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • What can you do when your parents are hoarders with health issues who get enraged when you try to help them?
  • Your calmness under stress seems like a positive trait in a medical professional. But are your peers right to call you disinterested?
  • When you dislike idle chit chat, how do you respond to the small talk question "How's business?" without being uncivil?
  • Is becoming a police officer because you want to help people a good idea for someone who's never really dealt with trauma, or could you be throwing yourself in the deep end?
  • How might an over-55 sales professional re-entering the job market go about starting a consulting career?
  • Jake from Intuit stops by to help us cope with financial crises around tax time.
  • How do you beat feeling envious of others who maintain the discipline to see their self-improvements through?
  • When you're serious about networking, should you regularly cull connections on LinkedIn with people you don't really know?
  • Life Pro Tip (via Mark Frauenfelder's Recomendo Newsletter): For Starbucks people traveling. When you're leaving a foreign country and still have some of the local currency, take it to a Starbucks and load it onto a gift card. You can use the card later in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Recommendations of the Week: The Dropout Podcast, The Dropout on 20/20, and The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
  • Quick shoutouts to Benjamin Torrero in Mexico City, Ankie Hille Hagen in Norway, and Officer Tim De La Pena!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy...
Mar 29, 2019
178: Michelle Tillis Lederman | Why Relationships Are Our Greatest Assets
01:03:43

Michelle Tillis Lederman (@mtlederman) is a former finance executive, NYU professor, and author of The 11 Laws of Likability and The Connector's Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact.

What We Discuss with Michelle Tillis Lederman:

  • Understanding where you fall on the connector spectrum when it comes to developing relationships and building a network.
  • How to increase your own self-trust to recognize what you do well and bring it to the surface where it can be useful.
  • How to make strong connections and effectively manage your network even if you're an introvert.
  • How to magnify the power of connection you're probably already leveraging in your personal life if you're an extrovert.
  • The seven mindsets of a connector who can make things happen faster, easier, and better.
  • And much more...

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Mar 28, 2019
177: Beau Lotto | Why You See Differently When You Deviate
01:06:45

Beau Lotto (@beaulotto) is a world-renowned neuroscientist who specializes in the biology and psychology of perception. He is the author of Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently.

What We Discuss with Beau Lotto:

  • Why our brains evolved to experience the world differently from reality.
  • What Beau means when he says: "Choose your delusion or it will choose you." 
  • How our experiences literally change our physical makeup.
  • Why the more complex your environment is, the more complex your brain will be.
  • How our assumptions control our perceptions and what we can do to break free from assumptions that don't serve us.
  • And much more...

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Mar 26, 2019
176: Feedback Friday | How to Cope with the Burden of Being the Ugly Friend
00:57:14

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is it wrong to be mad at your recently widowed parent for proposing to a rebound fling just six months after the funeral?
  • You're sick of picking up the slack for your 70-year-old coworker who chooses not to retire. What should you do?
  • How do you rebuild your business when your last 10 years has suddenly pulled out from under you? We might have some advice.
  • As a job seeker, when is the right time to disclose that you have regular medical needs that require creative scheduling?
  • We've talked about the wrong reasons to move, but what are some of the right reasons? When do the pros outweigh the cons?
  • How do you shake the feeling of playing second fiddle when you're pretty sure you're the ugly friend in a two-person dynamic?
  • You seem to be the only one in your neighborhood concerned about environmental apocalypse. How do you lead by example without blowing a gasket?
  • What meaningful gifts can you get for mentors -- or anyone else for that matter -- who already seem to have everything they need?
  • Life Pro Tip: When responding to advice, say "You're right" instead of "I know." It shows that you're actually listening to someone, that you care about what they say, and give them credit for trying to help.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Leaving Neverland
  • Quick shoutouts to people Jordan met at Podfest and SXSW!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Mar 22, 2019
175: Brian Scudamore | How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success
01:02:44

Brian Scudamore (@BrianScudamore) pioneered the industry of professional junk removal with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? at age 18, scaled that success into three more home-service brands, and is the author of WTF?! (Willing to Fail): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success.

What We Discuss with Brian Scudamore:

  • How Brian turned a trash removal business that began with a $700 investment into an international, multimillion dollar service franchise.
  • The $29 gimmick Brian used to prove to his franchise partners they didn't need to spend big bucks on traditional marketing tactics to get their small business known.
  • Why high school dropout Brian didn't sell his business and retire in his 20s -- even when competitors offered him millions of dollars.
  • Brian's WTF (willing to fail) philosophy that has allowed him to harness the smaller failures along the way to avoid ultimate catastrophe in the long run (with examples).
  • Practical exercises you can use -- for entrepreneurship as well as personal enrichment -- to similarly WTF your way forward.
  • And much more...

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Mar 21, 2019
174: A.J. Jacobs | Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey
01:24:51

A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) is a journalist, lecturer, human guinea pig, and best-selling author; his latest book is Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey.

What We Discuss with A.J. Jacobs:

  • What's the difference between true gratitude and positive thinking?
  • How acknowledging the role of luck in our lives allows us to have compassion for and empathize with others.
  • The lifelong lessons that stick with A.J. long after the conclusion of his unique experiments.
  • Why gratitude leads to happiness -- not the other way around.
  • If possible, why you might consider thanking your parents on your birthday.
  • And much more...

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Mar 19, 2019
173: Feedback Friday | How to Make Life Purposeful for the Terminally Ill
01:00:43

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Recently, your daughter's 15-year-old friend got pregnant. Should you keep your daughter away from her?
  • With inoperable stage four pancreatic cancer, your father may not have long to live. How can you fill his remaining time with purpose?
  • How can you be comfortable around someone who seemingly reads your mind by body language, microexpressions, and tonality?
  • While you want to open up around others, social events have you in the corner hiding inside your shell. How can you coax yourself out to mingle?
  • You're in your 30s and you can keep working locally at a safe, consistent job that pays well, but you're really yearning for a chance to live and work abroad. A few years from now, which choice are you most likely to regret not making?
  • The company where you've worked for 15 years has expanded and you'd like to keep working for it -- but on the other side of the country. Should you keep this to yourself until your plans are more concrete, or should you tell your local office boss as soon as possible?
  • You're moving from California to the UK on a plane and you're wisely taking your cat with you in the cabin. But she can be loud when she's nervous; what happens if you wind up sitting next to someone who hates cats? What's the protocol?
  • You knew someone who could have helped you redirect your career momentum, but you've let the connection lapse and now you feel awkward about reconnecting. Is it too late to reach out?
  • Life Pro Tip: Whenever you recall a painfully embarrassing memory, imagine the Seinfeld theme playing over it.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • A quick shoutout to Jamie Sparks!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Mar 15, 2019
172: Clint Watts | Surviving in a World of Fake News
01:21:55

Clint Watts (@selectedwisdom) is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a Senior Fellow at the Center For Cyber and Homeland Security at The George Washington University, and author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News.

What We Discuss with Clint Watts:

  • How our own cognitive biases are manipulated in an effort to destabilize trust in each other and our very way of life.
  • How hostile entities like ISIS use social media for propaganda and recruitment.
  • Why Western governments can't, even with their relatively infinite wealth of resources, beat ragtag Somali Twitter pirates and ISIS shills.
  • How bias creates social media bubbles, what forms they take, and why this is dangerous.
  • How we can fix these issues or at least mitigate the effect they have on our lives.
  • And much more...

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Mar 14, 2019
171: Charlamagne Tha God | Turning the Tables on Fear and Anxiety
01:27:20

Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) cohosts The Breakfast Club and The Brilliant Idiots, and is the author of Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me.

What We Discuss with Charlamagne Tha God:

  • An inside look at someone in the public eye who has struggled with a lifetime of anxiety.
  • How concepts we took in stride even 10-20 years ago are shocking by today's standards.
  • Charlamagne's early memories of dealing with anxiety before he knew it had a name, and how it shaped his world view.
  • How is FEAR most commonly applied as an acronym for your life: Face Everything And Rise, or Fear Everything And Run?
  • The external pressures we all face and have in common -- and what we can do to keep them in check.
  • And much more...

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Mar 12, 2019
170: Feedback Friday | How to Ask Questions Like an Award-Winning Podcaster
00:57:27

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You accidentally sent your roommate a message meant for someone else in which you were indirectly complaining about them. Is there a way to gracefully recover from this faux pas?
  • Even though you seem to hit it off when meeting new people, you can't seem to form close friendships and make them stick. What's missing from the formula?
  • As a young couple about to embark on a life of wedded bliss, what's the most fair way to handle finances from the start -- especially when one person makes considerably more money?
  • Here's Jordan's strategy for investing money with compound interest.
  • If you could ask only one question of a person you perceive to be successful, what would it be -- and from Jordan's perspective as an interviewer, how should you ask it?
  • What are some unexpected things you can encounter when moving to a new city -- especially when you feel like you haven't prepared enough in advance for the changes immediately ahead?
  • What's the best way to heat up cold contacts into bona fide network connections?
  • Is it worth it to stay at your current job for another eight years to secure your retirement finances, or is now the time to take on your own business venture?
  • Though you relocated three years ago for a job you still consider decent, you miss family and friends back home. What are the pros and cons of moving back now?
  • Life Pro Tips: [Jason] Treat the halfway point on your gas tank as empty. [Jordan] Use Rebump for a 33 percent better response rate with your emails.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Abducted in Plain Sight
  • Quick shoutouts to Taylor Moser and Rick!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Mar 08, 2019
169: Nathan Latka | How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital
01:02:05

Nathan Latka (@NathanLatka) is the principal of private equity firm Latka Capital; executive producer and host of The Top Entrepreneurs Podcast, and author of How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich.

What We Discuss with Nathan Latka:

  • How Nathan makes it worthwhile from an ROI standpoint for sponsors to fork over big bucks for advertising on his relatively niche podcast.
  • How to creatively negotiate from a standpoint that you can get people what they really need -- even when they don’t know what that need might be.
  • How to overcome whatever fears you may have for making the big asks during a negotiation.
  • How to get bankers, Airbnb hosts, and freelancers to give you terms you want.
  • How to land a meeting with anyone.
  • And much more...

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Mar 07, 2019
168: Mike Posner | 31 Minutes to the Other Side of Fame
01:23:26

Mike Posner (@MikePosner) is a musician, poet, record producer, and singer-songwriter responsible for hits like Cooler Than Me and I Took a Pill in Ibiza.

What We Discuss with Mike Posner:

  • Can two grown men who went to rival high schools as teenagers make nice on a podcast?
  • How experiencing fame and fortune forced Mike Posner to reexamine his values -- and why he's glad it happened to him early in life.
  • How Mike's lifestyle changed from a focus on fame, money, and materialism to one centered around self-care, creativity, and motivation.
  • Why Mike looks at success and failure as waves that tend to follow one another -- not states of guaranteed permanence.
  • Is Mike walking from sea to shining sea on his own two feet in an effort to prove that this Groves Falcon is way better than any Seaholm Maple could ever be?
  • And much more...

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Mar 05, 2019
167: Feedback Friday | How to Deal with Jerks on a Plane
01:00:31

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • What's the best way to deal with inconsiderate seatmates on an airplane?
  • How do you conscientiously create social media content that doesn't inflict FOMO on others?
  • Do you stay at your stable job that gives you more time with your family, or take the stressful, time-consuming job at the startup for the chance to make more money?
  • You've been a counsellor for 15 years and want to transition to working online. Do you need to be really narrow with your audience, or can you reach out to people on a broader spectrum?
  • You started therapy for acute to moderate generalized anxiety disorder recently. But should you disclose this to your employer?
  • You've been running your own business for three years and finally had to hire some help. Is it wise that the first employee also happens to be your spouse?
  • Gossipy coworkers have been spreading untrue rumours about you, and now it's affecting how others treat you at the office. How can you best put a stop to this?
  • Life Pro Tip: Compliment or send appreciation to a friend or loved one every morning by text or email.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Free Solo
  • A quick shoutout to Cameron Schmidt!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Mar 01, 2019
166: Kevin Barrows | Think Like an FBI Interrogator
00:52:36

Kevin Barrows is a former FBI special agent who now conducts traditional corporate fraud investigations, reputation risk and due diligence efforts, and supervises computer forensic and computer crime assignments for Renaissance Associates.

What We Discuss with Kevin Barrows:

  • Why conducting a successful interview is an art that requires establishing credibility, understanding motivation, employing psychology, assessing body language, and listening.
  • Why approaching a witness at an inconvenient time, in the wrong place, or in the wrong way can ruin an interview before it gets started.
  • How to quickly identify the motivation of the person being interviewed.
  • How to make the truth the only option for the person being interviewed.
  • How to create and execute a game plan to get to that truth -- whether it's with our spouse, our kids, or our colleagues and employees.
  • And much more...

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Feb 28, 2019
165: Chris Voss | Negotiate as If Your Life Depended on It
01:23:08

Chris Voss (@vossnegotiation) retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI, is CEO of the Black Swan Group, and is the author of the national bestseller Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as If Your Life Depended on It.

What We Discuss with Chris Voss:

  • How you can be a more effective negotiator for anything by using the FBI’s own field-proven hostage negotiation techniques.
  • How to determine which of the three archetypes of negotiator you're dealing with: The Analyst, The Assertive, or The Accommodator.
  • Who has the real leverage in a kidnapping or hostage scenario -- and how this applies to your own lower-stakes negotiations.
  • What it takes to subtly convince someone to have it your way.
  • The Black Swan Rule: Treating others not the way you want to be treated, but the way they want to be treated.
  • And much more...

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Feb 26, 2019
164: Feedback Friday | How to Rescue Your Loved One From an MLM Scam
00:55:55

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • What's the best way to let your parents know you appreciate all they've done for you -- especially when they let you live with them rent (and guilt) free while paying down your credit card debt?
  • It's your absolute dream to become a race car driver, though you don't really have experience working with cars and don't want to get stuck in sales or marketing. What's your best next step?
  • You need money, but your hours have been cut. Is it ethical to pick up freelancing work that might put you in competition with your main job?
  • Your current boss feels threatened by your rising star status and seems determined to sabotage your progress. How do you navigate the politics of appropriately pushing back?
  • How can you convince a loved one that the MLM (multi-level marketing) business they're involved with is never going to make them rich no matter how much time is devoted to it?
  • Life Pro Tip: Leave your contact information with all involved parties if you witness an accident.
  • Quick shoutout to Rojenski!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Feb 22, 2019
163: Todd Herman | The Alter Ego Effect
01:26:21

Todd Herman (@todd_herman) is an entrepreneur, coach, mentor, and author of The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life.

What We Discuss with Todd Herman:

  • How you can harness the power of your own secret identity -- and why you would ever want to.
  • What it takes to adopt seemingly out-of-character characteristics and dominate your personal and professional life.
  • Why taking on an alter ego isn't a "fake it 'til you make it" scheme, but channeling little-used facets of yourself you may not even realize exist.
  • The hidden enemy forces that oppose your attempts at accomplishment and how to resist their subtle and not-so-subtle influences.
  • How to honestly understand and come to terms with what truly motivates you -- and deal with what keeps you from following these motivations.
  • And much more...

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Feb 21, 2019
162: Cesar Millan | Seeing the World from a Dog Whisperer's Perspective
01:22:00

Cesar Millan (@cesarmillan) is the internationally renowned master dog trainer known best as the Dog Whisperer, founder of the Dog Psychology Center, and best-selling author of Lessons From the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life.

What We Discuss with Cesar Millan:

  • How Cesar Millan went from impoverished Sinaloan kid to homeless immigrant to world-famous Dog Whisperer.
  • What we can learn about communicating with dogs by understanding the priority of their senses compared to our own.
  • Why the key to correcting an "untrainable" dog is usually reprogramming the human in charge.
  • Why the rich, famous, and powerful often find animal companionship so much more grounding than time with even their closest human friends.
  • Why human beings are the only species on the planet that will follow an unstable leader who does not represent the greater good.
  • And much more...

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If you're only going to take one gluten and dairy-free, keto, paleo, and vegan-friendly supplement to boost energy, balance nutrition, and aid digestion, then Athletic Greens -- with its 76 natural ingredients -- is what we recommend. The Jordan Harbinger Show listeners get 23 travel packs (valued at $79) with their first purchase at athleticgreens.com/jordan!

Eight Sleep is the first bed engineered with dynamic cooling and heating that keeps you at the perfect temperature all night long. Get $100 off your purchase when you go to EightSleep.com/jordan!

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Feb 19, 2019
161: Feedback Friday | How to Support a Friend Suffering from Addiction
01:00:49

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is your passively stoic expression (aka resting bitch face) getting you turned down for promotions? Here's some advice for turning down the Spock and cranking up the rock.
  • How can you reduce stress and have a social life when your deadly serious job requires you to be on call 24/7/365?
  • In trying new ways to strike up conversations without coming across as having a motive or being awkward, how do you spot the line you shouldn't cross?
  • Are you missing out on life by not spending as much time and energy on your relationships and friendships in your 20s because you're so focused on personal development?
  • For a year and a half, Your drug-abusing friend's been cut out of your life for ignoring the help you offered. Now he's in rehab and you don't feel much like re-engaging. Are you being selfish?
  • You're understandably skittish about taking your dog out after he was attacked and severely injured by a bigger, unleashed dog. How can you reintroduce him to socializing, get the irresponsible owner to cover vet expenses, and prevent this from happening in the future?
  • Is working for your significant other's brother's business -- even though you're not really qualified yet -- an opportunity or trouble waiting to happen? There are many issues at stake here, not the least of which is: what happens if you break up?
  • Are cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies still relevant in 2019?
  • Pro Tip: If you use AT&T, download the AT&T Call Protect app, which crowdsources spam and robocaller information.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Inside The Mossad
  • Quick shoutout to Mitchell Smith!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

Sign up for Six Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course!

Feb 15, 2019
160: Deep Dive | Why Does Self-Help Make You Feel Terrible?
01:00:23

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into why a lot of self-help makes you feel miserable by design and what you can do to improve yourself without being suckered by hucksters or succumbing to an existential meltdown.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Why so-called "self-help" often makes you feel worse about yourself than before you sought it.
  • How to separate actionable self-help from motivational "hustle porn" designed to prompt emotions and elicit sales.
  • Why those inspirational bromides you’re seeing all over Instagram might goad you into short-term action, but won't do much for you over the long haul.
  • Striving to improve yourself is admirable and encouraged -- just don't get suckered into the myth that there's a finish line.
  • How to consume genuine self-help without being miserable while avoiding the big business con-artistry that pervades this space.
  • And much more...

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Feb 14, 2019
159: Cal Newport | Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World
01:10:41

Cal Newport researches cutting-edge technology and writes about the impact of these innovations on society. He is the author of Deep Work, So Good They Can't Ignore You, and Digital Minimalism.

What We Discuss with Cal Newport:

  • Why focus in our modern era of endless technological distractions is the new IQ.
  • Why your greatest competitive advantage may lie simply around decluttering and resetting that focus.
  • The best ways to declutter the mental landscape to optimize your capacity to focus.
  • How Henry David Thoreau's analog lessons from Walden can be applied to your 21st century digital lifestyle.
  • How you can use technology to improve your daily life without becoming absorbed by its distractions.
  • And much more...

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If you're only going to take one gluten and dairy-free, keto, paleo, and vegan-friendly supplement to boost energy, balance nutrition, and aid digestion, then Athletic Greens -- with its 76 natural ingredients -- is what we recommend. The Jordan Harbinger Show listeners get 23 travel packs (valued at $79) with their first purchase at athleticgreens.com/jordan!

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Feb 12, 2019
158: Feedback Friday | How to Save Someone from a Self-Help Cult
00:48:07

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How can you prove that your teacher is name-grading essays without cheating on the paper?
  • You're a veteran looking to transition back to civilian life. Here are some resources that might help (many thanks to your fellow veteran Zach Criswell for this info).
  • When the big change you really need is a job opportunity at another company, is it unfair not to give your current employer a chance to negotiate with you to stay put?
  • You're worried your significant other might have gotten wrapped up in an expensive self-help cult. What might you say to bring them gently back to Earth without wasting even more time and money?
  • How do you find a lawyer who will actually get the job you need done and won't break the bank?
  • An important network connection has offered to help you find opportunities as you're transitioning into a new field, but how can you ensure you're not biting off more than you can chew while still learning the ropes without wasting anyone's time?
  • You're a contractor who has worked for a company that has been bought and sold three times in the past three years. How do you present this on your resume so it doesn't look like you've worked for three companies in that time?
  • You're in your fifties and looking to open a franchise, though you don't have direct retail experience. What should you do to minimize risk so you're not burdened with debt in your retirement years should things go south?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
  • Quick shoutout to Natasha Holmes!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Feb 08, 2019
157: John Ruhlin | Ways to Give Gifts That Make a Big Difference
01:08:11

John Ruhlin (@ruhlin) is the world's leading authority in maximizing customer loyalty through radical generosity. He is the founder of Ruhlin Group, and author of Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention.

What We Discuss with John Ruhlin:

  • Active loyalty versus passive loyalty.
  • Why personalization matters.
  • Why you should be asking "What's the most I can do here?" when investing in relationships rather than "What's the least I can get away with?"
  • Why the timing of a gift matters.
  • How to exercise radical generosity and take gift-giving to a whole new level.
  • And much more...

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Feb 07, 2019
156: Jaron Lanier | Why You Should Unplug from Social Media for Good
01:27:34

Jaron Lanier is an early Internet pioneer, computer scientist, visual artist, musician, and author of Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now.

What We Discuss with Jaron Lanier:

  • The real cost of the "everything is free" mentality that accompanied the cultural proliferation of the Internet and social media.
  • How social media manipulates human behavior to threaten free will.
  • Why negative emotions are the lifeblood of social media.
  • How social media contributes to the mass production of misinformation.
  • Why feeding on social media content tailored to you makes it difficult to empathize with the perspective of others.
  • And much more...

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Feb 05, 2019
155: Feedback Friday | How to Work with People You Don't Like or Respect
00:50:41

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Teaching your kid how to play chess? Here's a simple way to keep them engaged without crushing their spirits or throwing a single game.
  • When your line of work grants you even a minor level of celebrity, how do you express appreciation when you're recognized without succumbing to awkwardness?
  • How can you work with someone you don't like or respect -- and ensure that you still like and respect yourself in the process?
  • You've been selected to give a graduation speech in front of 2,500 people and want to crush it. What can you do to be as prepared as possible?
  • Someone owns the Web domain you want, but they're not using it. What's the best way to negotiate for it or find a close alternative?
  • When you're in a line of work that doesn't generate repeat customers, what's the best (and least tacky) way to ask for referrals from satisfied past customers?
  • After following the Level One exercises and re-engaging contact with a former mentor, they seem resistant to a catch-up meeting. How might you offer value to make it worthwhile for them?
  • Meeting new people and dating when you have a chronic illness presents numerous challenges, but the biggest might be: when is it appropriate to disclose your condition to a potential relationship partner?
  • Life Pro Tip: Make yourself manually dial some of your more important contacts on occasion so you'll know their numbers if you're ever stuck without your phone.
  • A quick shoutout to Cesar Millan and everyone at The Dog Psychology Center!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Feb 01, 2019
154: Brian Rose | An Honest Look in the Real View Mirror
01:21:45

Brian Rose (@LondonRealTV) is the Founder and Host of London Real, a live video talk show that introduces you to the most fascinating people in the world.

What We Discuss with Brian Rose:

  • The epiphany Brian had at the height of his "success" that made him step away and start from scratch.
  • Why it's important to regularly question our dogmas and deconstruct our entrenched beliefs.
  • The power of vulnerability and honesty.
  • What to do when you find your past holding you back.
  • Brian's Pull the Trigger Transformation System of goals, actions, and mentorship that will get you off your couch and racing (in his case, quite literally) toward serious achievement.
  • And much more...

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Jan 31, 2019
153: Adam Grant | How to Know the Real You Better
01:09:19

Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) has been Wharton's top-rated professor for seven years, is the host of podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant, and is the author of three New York Times Best Sellers: Option B (with Sheryl Sandberg), Originals, and Give and Take.

What We Discuss with Adam Grant:

  • Why you probably don't know yourself as well as you think you do.
  • Why you're prone to believe things about yourself that are patently false.
  • How people closest to you benefit from reinforcing these falsehoods.
  • Why the people who would most benefit from helping you see these falsehoods are the least likely to point them out.
  • What you can do to become more accurately self-aware.
  • And much more...

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Jan 29, 2019
152: Feedback Friday | How to Cope with a Schizophrenic Neighbor
01:05:02

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your new neighbor's loud arguments and wild parties at all hours would be annoying enough if they involved multiple people, but the only person who ever seems to be in attendance is her. Should you be concerned enough to inform management -- or the police?
  • When reconnecting with someone in your network (per our Level One exercises), how can you identify ways to add value to their goals?
  • Long-time listeners would understand a covert contract from the contractor's side of things. But what do you do if you suspect someone has a covert contract out on you?
  • Your newest roommate is a slob who pilfers your food and doesn't clean up after himself. What can you do to put your foot down without causing too much contention?
  • With so much motivational and personal development advice being thrown around these days, how can you tell the difference between genuine self-help and utter bullcrap?
  • Without succumbing to the formulaic elevator pitch, how can you politely introduce yourself and make an impression when you're in convenient proximity to your company's higher-ups and decision makers?
  • How might a public school teacher who loves to teach supplement their painfully inadequate income?
  • What thought exercises might help someone on the edge of burning out at their job decide whether to soldier on for the next few months to qualify for a bonus or just quit now and damn the consequences?
  • Recommendation of the Week: FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened
  • A quick shoutout to Heike Dunkel from Germany!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jan 25, 2019
151: Dave Asprey | Biohacking the Way to a Bulletproof Life
00:44:57

Dave Asprey (@bulletproofexec) is a self-described biohacker, CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360, Inc., host of the Bulletproof Radio podcast, and author of Game Changers, Head Strong, and The Bulletproof Diet.

What We Discuss with Dave Asprey:

  • How Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey biohacked himself from a 300-pound heart attack waiting to happen to 9.6 percent body fat.
  • How a prenatal condition, bullying, a thyroid condition, and toxic mold collaborated to bring Dave's health to a point so low even his doctor couldn't help him.
  • What is your immune system's "memory" forgetting, and what role does mitochondria play in how you feel?
  • What does Dave believe are the top two causes of autoimmunity, and what can we do to guard ourselves when our body can't even identify the enemy?
  • Why does Dave put butter in his coffee instead of milk or cream like normal people, and what's the difference between real Bulletproof coffee and what the small-town cafe on the other side of the world is trying to peddle as "Bulletproof" coffee?
  • And much more...

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Jan 24, 2019
150: Derren Brown | Using the Power of Suggestion for Good
01:32:20

Derren Brown (@DerrenBrown) is a mentalist, illusionist, magician, artist, photographer, collector of curiosities, and author.

What We Discuss with Derren Brown:

  • How did Derren Brown make the transition from law student to career hypnotist?
  • How does psychological manipulation and hypnotic suggestion work to make people operate counter to their own desires?
  • How does Derren use his own manipulative skills for good?
  • How do faith healers and psychics ply their trades so convincingly?
  • What are the limits to hypnotic influence?
  • And much more...

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Jan 22, 2019
149: Feedback Friday | How to Find Balance with so Many Irons in the Fire
00:59:31

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Are you a square if you think your casual love triangle has devolved into nothing more than a crossed line?
  • Your wedding guest list is getting out of control. How can you maintain the desired intimacy of a smaller gathering and keep the budget in line without offending anyone?
  • If epilepsy keeps you from driving, how can you overcome feeling like a nuisance to your friends and family -- and how do you work around it for potential dates?
  • You're feeling a little overwhelmed from having so many irons in the fire, but you need to keep the momentum going to support your family. What are some healthy ways to regain a sense of balance?
  • How do you calm your mind from acute stress when something happens and you can't stop thinking about it?
  • Some of the hardships you've endured and
    conquered still embarrass you. How can you own and include them in the story you share with others?
  • Your boss constantly overshares and vents personal issues to you, which is draining and counterproductive. How can you establish appropriate boundaries without causing workplace friction?
  • Due to your best friend's recent string of bad luck, you feel your relationship shifting from an equal footing to a mentor-mentee situation. How can you keep your ego in check to regain balance while still being supportive?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Clinton Affair
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jan 18, 2019
148: Erik Aude | Imprisoned in Pakistan for a Crime He Didn't Commit Part Two
01:12:09

Erik Aude (@erikaude) is an actor, stuntman, professional poker player, and the subject of 3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story. This is part two of a two-part episode. Make sure to check out part one here! 

What We Discuss with Erik Aude:

  • How Erik Aude entered one of the world's toughest prisons an innocent man and emerged as a murderer.
  • What processing, being the new curiosity, and solitary confinement are like in an overcrowded Pakistani prison.
  • How you know when you're really in danger in a foreign prison: when they put you on death row for your own protection.
  • How much you should expect to pay a lawyer to defend you from a hanging offense in Pakistan (and how much they'll try to charge you).
  • Life lessons that can only be learned in the school of the hardest knocks from world-infamous hijackers and mass murderers.
  • And much more...

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Jan 17, 2019
147: Erik Aude | Imprisoned in Pakistan for a Crime He Didn't Commit Part One
01:23:57

Erik Aude (@erikaude) is an actor, stuntman, professional poker player, and the subject of 3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story. This is part one of a two-part episode. Make sure to check out part two here! 

What We Discuss with Erik Aude:

  • How an American actor with a successful career gets wrongfully imprisoned in Pakistan for three years.
  • Why Erik's unique history with pain tolerance made him uniquely suited to survive torture and the rigors of prison life.
  • The culture shock an average westerner might expect to experience while visiting Pakistan.
  • What the phrase "physical remand" actually means in Pakistan's justice system.
  • How Erik remains positive and grateful for what he has in spite of the ordeals he's faced -- in Pakistan and at home.
  • And much more...

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Jan 15, 2019
146: Feedback Friday | How to Make Introductions Without Getting Burned
00:46:33

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Advice for someone trying to transition into a new industry after a long time in their current, unrelated one.
  • Your significant other always wants to shut the party down when all you want to do is go home where it's cozy and quiet. But is there a not-so-nefarious reason you haven't considered?
  • You're paying down a massive college debt you incurred by preparing for a career you don't really like. How can you transit to another field that better suits you without going broke?
  • Even though you're young and in an ideal relationship that already seems headed toward marriage, should an unexpected pregnancy hasten the occasion?
  • When the coping mechanisms you use to help alleviate the burnout of your well-paying, long-term job are not keeping pace with the added stressors of that job, how do you test the waters of alternatives before it's too late?
  • What's the real reason you can't seem to land a promotion at the company where you've worked forever?
  • How do you best ensure an introduction between two mutually beneficial connections in your network doesn't get botched once it's out of your hands and in theirs?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Murder Mountain
  • A quick shoutout to The Daily Show's own Trevor Noah!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jan 11, 2019
145: Philip McKernan | Why Your Truth Matters and How to Speak It
01:22:41

Philip McKernan (@PhilipMcKernan) is a speaker, filmmaker, and author of One Last Talk: Why Your Truth Matters and How to Speak It and Rich On Paper Poor On Life: 3 Paths To More Meaning (And Money).

What We Discuss with Philip McKernan:

  • Do you rarely follow the life advice you'd give -- without hesitation -- to others?
  • Why doing what you're good at isn't always a match for what makes you feel good.
  • How honest vulnerability (not dinner party oversharing) helps you gain insight into what makes you tick and gives your life meaning.
  • Why people travel thousands of miles and pay thousands of dollars for clarity about their own situation they don't actually want.
  • The deep lessons you can learn about yourself in 15 minutes from Philip's One Last Letter exercise.
  • And much more...

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Jan 10, 2019
144: Shawn Achor | Why Success and Happiness Aren't Mutually Exclusive
01:21:21

Shawn Achor (@shawnachor) is one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, and is the author of Big Potential, The Happiness Advantage, and Before Happiness.

What We Discuss with Shawn Achor:

  • Positive Peer Pressure: having great people around you can help make you great (and is an even better predictor of success than qualities like grit and resilience).
  • Why you actually achieve and perform better when you help others operate at their best.
  • Powerful skills that allow you to make others better -- and therefore raise your own potential.
  • How success in personal and professional life really isn't survival of the fittest -- it's survival of the best fit.
  • Practical insight into how you can protect yourself against stress and negativity.
  • And much more...

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Jan 08, 2019
143: Feedback Friday | How to Learn a New Language and Make It Stick
01:07:29

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Our safety tips for a solo woman traveler.
  • Suggestions for understanding, coping with, and supporting a significant other suffering from anxiety.
  • Advice for someone with no finance background or college degree to learn how stocks and investments work.
  • Networking without the happy hour.
  • Why you should get started with the ideas you have for content creation (whether it's podcasting, videos, blogging, or something else) sooner rather than later.
  • Showing support for a loved one who makes poor decisions without enabling their situation.
  • How to learn a new language and make it stick.
  • Recommendation of the Week: American Circumcision
  • Quick shoutouts to: Wahn and American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jan 04, 2019
142: Jon Taffer | Raising Your Bar and Crushing All Excuses
00:46:08

Jon Taffer (@jontaffer) is the host of acclaimed reality show Bar Rescue, host of the No Excuses podcast, and author of Don't Bullsh*t Yourself!: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back.

What We Discuss with Jon Taffer:

  • The psychology behind Jon Taffer's "break them down to build them up" strategy.
  • Are you an overachiever -- when it comes to rationalizing your excuses?
  • Why success in business always hinges on the human factor.
  • The benefits of hiring for personality over skill.
  • Why Jon ruthlessly critiques his own work and how this routine ego beating has been crucial to his success.
  • And much more...

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Jan 03, 2019
141: Jason Khalipa | Going from Zero to Hero in the New Year
01:00:52

Jason Khalipa (@JasonKhalipa) is a CrossFit Games world champion, the founder of NCFIT, and author of As Many Reps As Possible.

What We Discuss with Jason Khalipa:

  • You don't have to start out with "The Right Stuff" to accomplish great things.
  • Is your confidence earned or perceived?
  • Are you surrounding yourself with the right connections to succeed?
  • Are you just talking about the things you want to do, or are you taking actionable steps to accomplish them?
  • Can you take a joke and use it to make your life better? Jason Khalipa has -- and he can tell you how.
  • And much more...

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Jan 01, 2019
140: Feedback Friday | How to Warm up Cold Cliques
00:43:10

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When you're the new hire on the job, how can you warm up the ice cold cliques that seem to surround you?
  • Is there a secret technique to packing and traveling with wrinkle-free professional clothes?
  • Even though you've rebuilt your life since spending two years in prison, you worry that people will find out about your past. How can you own it?
  • When is it appropriate to explore medicine for depression versus continuing to make life changes?
  • When you've got the opportunity to move your family to experience life in another country, how can you optimize your time to ensure you're living to the fullest while there?
  • How can you improve your social skills when you feel like you don't have time to socialize?
  • How can you express genuine support for a friend who's experienced an unfortunate setback without it seeming like you pity them?
  • Is there an easy way to let past mistakes go and stop blaming yourself for life's big missteps?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Death by Magic
  • Quick shoutout to Captain Jose Gurganus!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Dec 28, 2018
139: Kai-Fu Lee | AI Superpowers and the Future of Humanity
00:51:41

Kai-Fu Lee (@kaifulee) is a venture capitalist, technology executive, and author of AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order.

What We Discuss with Kai-Fu Lee:

  • Why the advent of AI is as important as the Industrial Revolution.
  • The AI Superpowers that are competing to shape the nature of our future.
  • How soon we can expect artificial intelligence (AI) to drastically disrupt the jobs we take for granted today.
  • What can humans do to prepare for a future where their livelihoods might be taken over completely by AI?
  • Should we fear what we're losing in such a future, or embrace the opportunities we're gaining?
  • And much more...

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Dec 27, 2018
138: Deep Dive | Forget Finding Your Purpose -- Do This Instead
00:51:44

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us to deep dive into the elusive subject of purpose -- why you’re not finding it as easily as the so-called experts say you should be, and why you should be following meaning to purpose instead of picking a purpose and hoping it’s full of meaning. [Featured image by Smart]

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • The difference between purpose and meaning.
  • Why reverse-engineering meaning from purpose is harder (and far less effective) than finding purpose through meaning.
  • What an ER nurse taught Gabriel about the surprising ways meaning can manifest.
  • Why you should be suspicious of what The Cult of Purpose is trying to sell you.
  • The best ways to naturally follow meaning to purpose without forcing an expectation of what that purpose is.
  • And much more...

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Dec 25, 2018
137: Feedback Friday | How to Cope with Remorseful Flirtation
00:54:47

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

Friend of the show and Entrepreneur on Fire John Lee Dumas (@johnleedumas) joins us to help a listener begin anew in a new city.

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If there's such a thing as remorseful flirtation, how should you feel to be on the receiving end of it?
  • As old-timers who have already been there and done that, how do we recommend you live your twenties to their fullest?
  • The management at your current job barely acknowledges you and it's time to move on. Is it appropriate in this case to give notice by email?
  • Will setting boundaries for your narcissistic sibling have any positive effect on your relationship, or should you just cut them off altogether?
  • What's the best way to bid a fair-weather friend adieu after they've made it clear that visiting you on your almost-deathbed was a real inconvenience?
  • Even though you bounced back from your layoff with a huge pay increase and promotion potential galore, you miss your old team and want to stay on good terms. How do you speed up the healing process to make this possible?
  • When you have a lifelong habit of rejecting people before they reject you -- to the point that you've never dated and you don't have any close friends -- what can you do to become more approachable?
  • When moving to a foreign city to reboot your personal and professional life, what's the best way to put down roots, make new connections, and get your brand noticed?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The American Meme
  • Quick shoutout to Corey Anderson!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Dec 21, 2018
136: Spencer Greenberg | Cultivating Clearer Thinking for Cloudy Times
01:01:15

Spencer Greenberg (@SpencrGreenberg) is a mathematician, entrepreneur, and founder of Clearer Thinking, a website that trains people to overcome their own biases and make better decisions rationally.

What We Discuss with Spencer Greenberg:

  • Common logical fallacies and concepts like black and white thinking, cherry picking, straw man arguments, and the typical mind fallacy.
  • How these logical fallacies can be so powerfully persuasive even in the face of contrary evidence, and why they inhibit our thinking and keep us from getting closer to the truth.
  • How to spot cognitive bias in ourselves and others -- and in the sources we choose to inform us about the outside world.
  • How we can improve our critical thinking, cut through these faulty arguments and biases, and separate fact from fiction with logic over emotion.
  • Practical tools that allow us to cultivate clearer thinking for these often cloudy times.
  • And much more...

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Dec 20, 2018
135: Joe Navarro | How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People
01:18:35

Joe Navarro (@navarrotells) is a retired FBI agent, one of the world's leading experts on nonverbal communication, and author of Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People.

What We Discuss with Joe Navarro:

  • How coming to the United States from Cuba at an early age poised Joe Navarro to become one of the world's most respected experts in nonverbal communication.
  • How to spot the narcissists and predators in your midst before they spot you as a clueless opportunity.
  • What to do if you find you're already being wrapped up in the deceitful webs of these dangerous personalities and how to disentangle yourself from them.
  • Why you often let misguided social programming override your natural instincts to sniff out the bad behavior of people in your life and how to tune into those instincts again.
  • The best first step in arming yourself against the actions of predators and narcissists in your life -- whether they're bully bosses or abusive spouses.
  • And much more...

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Dec 18, 2018
134: Feedback Friday | How to Create Meaningful Conversations from Scratch
00:49:51

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

Friend of the show and Entrepreneur on Fire John Lee Dumas (@johnleedumas) joins us to address a common concern of a lot of people have about leaving behind a miserable corporate job to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions.

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You're at a new job and they've already pegged you as the "quiet" one. But what do they really mean?
  • How do you find a tribe of like-minded, growth-oriented people who don't seem like they're part of some motivational cult?
  • After so many "we should hang outs" without follow-ups, should you just accept that a best friend isn't in the cards for you at this point?
  • With a full-time job, supportive girlfriend, and research papers taking up most of your time, how and where can you find opportunities to grow your skill set?
  • You're young, successful, and ready for a relationship -- but you can't seem to find anyone whose drive goes beyond Netflix and work. Where should you be looking?
  • You're good at chatting when given interesting subjects to talk about, but have no skills in coming up with those subjects. How do you create meaningful conversations from scratch?
  • You've got a great job and a comfortable lifestyle, but you regret never finishing college or following your intended career path. Are you a fool to go back to school?
  • Even though you know the entrepreneurial life is right for you, how do you politely convey to your well-meaning but kind of clueless friends that you're not looking for another corporate job?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Strong Ending -- A Journey from Combat to Comedy
  • Quick shoutouts to Vivek at Google and Michael Clobes!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Dec 14, 2018
133: Tom Bilyeu | The Secret to Making Powerful Friends
01:00:21

Tom Bilyeu (@TomBilyeu) interviewed Jordan on his Impact Theory Podcast earlier this year, and the episode was so well-received that Tom has been kind enough to let us share it here with you!

What Tom Discusses with Jordan:

  • Jordan's three rules for improving your relationships -- and not poisoning them.
  • How -- and why -- Jordan wound up giving tours in North Korea.
  • What Jordan did to overcome his childhood shyness and become someone who talks to people in public for a living.
  • Jordan's method for developing body language and esteem and the value of deliberate practice.
  • Jordan and Tom discuss the process of building relationships and common mistakes people make.
  • And much more...

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Dec 13, 2018
132: Andy Molinsky | How to Extend the Reach of Rapport Across Cultures
00:55:00

Andy Molinsky (@andymolinsky) is a professor of organizational behavior and psychology at Brandeis University’s International Business School and author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process.

What We Discuss with Andy Molinsky:

  • Common cross-cultural tripwires.
  • How to diagnose our cultural differences and assess situations in cultural context to build rapport.
  • Processes and practicals to avoid common miscommunications.
  • 10 cultural codes around the world.
  • Tips for leading an international team over cross-cultural hurdles and working together to realize its potential.
  • And much more...

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Dec 11, 2018
131: Feedback Friday | How to Know When It's Time to Start a Side Hustle
00:50:18

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

Friend of the show and Entrepreneur on Fire John Lee Dumas (@johnleedumas) joins us to tackle one of our trickier questions about starting a side hustle!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Are once-friendly people really avoiding you for some unknown reason, or is their perceived lack of interaction largely in your own socially anxious head?
  • When you're young and in long-distance love but also looking for a new career path, should you follow your heart and move closer to your sweetheart or follow your head and pursue local educational opportunities in your chosen field?
  • What's the most graceful way to turn down a retention bonus without sending a signal to the company you are looking for another job?
  • You're newly single and going to yoga classes. You want to ask out someone who seems to be expressing interest in you, but you also want to respect the yoga space and not tarnish your ongoing practice at this studio. What's the right next move?
  • You've recently been made privy to sensitive information about your clients from a well-meaning but careless business contact. How do you make this contact understand -- without being ungrateful for their effort -- that such information in the hands of someone less ethical could jeopardize their career and the integrity of your organization?
  • Your boss treats you as a liability rather than an asset thanks to fabricated and unsubstantiated accusations made against you in the past, but rumor has it this person is leaving in a few months. Is it worth your time to get this person to see your value, or should you just stay under the radar until the (fingers crossed) new boss arrives on the scene?
  • Your morale is low at your current company, and in spite of skill stacking to position yourself uniquely in any number of other companies, you can't seem to land an interview elsewhere. Is it time to scratch that entrepreneurial itch you've been feeling with at least an honest foray into the side hustle?
  • What can you do to mend the divide between you and someone with whom you shared a relationship when you empathize with why that person isn't exactly the president of your fan club?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Final Table
  • Quick shoutout to Dr. Brad Block of the Physician's Guide to Doctoring podcast!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Dec 07, 2018
130: Srini Rao | Why You Should Reclaim Your Own Creativity
01:07:23

Srini Rao (@unmistakableceo) is the host and founder of the Unmistakable Creative podcast and author of An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake.

What We Discuss with Srini Rao:

  • How an ADHD diagnosis in his mid-twenties and the inability to hold down a real job forced Srini to develop his own tools and systems for harnessing creativity and boosting production.
  • Why expressing your creativity on a regular basis -- even when it's done without the intention of reaching an audience or being commercially successful -- can be incredibly beneficial to every area of your life.
  • Research shows that being creative can actually make you happier, help you recover from trauma, and increase your productivity.
  • How you can cultivate your own creativity even if you're the type of person who thinks you don't have any to begin with.
  • Why you don't have to be a creative genius or successful artist to take advantage of the creativity-happiness connection.
  • And much more...

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Dec 06, 2018
129: Chris Pfaff | The Drama Behind the Young and Reckless
00:59:46

Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Chris "Drama" Pfaff (@dramadrama) is a former reality TV personality, host of the Short Story Long Podcast, and founder of streetwear clothing line Young and Reckless.

What We Discuss with Chris Pfaff:

  • Why Chris decided to take his skateboard from suburban Akron -- where escaped cows made the evening news -- to Los Angeles, where high-speed car chases barely raise eyebrows.
  • What it's taken so far for Chris to make it in today's cutthroat fashion business climate -- especially when he has to work twice as hard to overcome what others expect from his "dumb" reality TV persona.
  • How to stay tenacious -- like someone raised in the Midwest -- when you fail over and over again.
  • Why sometimes running a business -- even something as fun and exciting as a top-level streetwear brand -- can be more of a curse than a blessing.
  • How Chris feels about regretting something he has done versus regretting something he hasn't done.
  • And much more...

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Dec 04, 2018
128: Feedback Friday | How to Be a Trustee for the Untrustworthy
00:50:43

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When is a cheater no longer a cheater, and when is an addict no longer an addict?
  • If you're going for quality connections over quantity, is meeting four people in two hours at a networking event reasonable?
  • How do you set boundaries when a family member on hard times has overstayed their welcome in your home?
  • Who'd have thought the parents at your kid's new school are more cliquish than their offspring? What can you do to win them over -- or should you?
  • Because you didn't just wait until you were thirsty to dig the well -- you ate a spoonful of salt, too -- how can you recover from job instability when it already seems too late?
  • If you're employed in a full time but unfulfilling job purely for the cash, when is it time to take your side hustle more seriously?
  • Being the trustee of a family trust is hard enough without someone in your own family negotiating like a jerk for more than their fair share. So what would make the situation easier?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Resurrection of Jake the Snake Roberts
  • Quick shoutout to the guys who got a flat tire in the middle of nowhere and listened to the show for three straight hours while waiting for the tow truck and discussed all of the topics!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Nov 30, 2018
127: Deep Dive | How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
01:07:12

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into identifying and overcoming imposter syndrome -- the sinking feeling that your accolades are unearned, your successes are undeserved, and you'll be discovered for the fraud you (think you) are at any moment by somebody -- anybody -- more qualified than you (which only seems to be everybody)! [Photo by Steve Lundqvist]

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Why you're not alone in feeling pangs of imposter syndrome (or imposter experience or imposter phenomenon, depending on who you ask) -- it strikes nearly everyone (even elite athletes and military special forces) from time to time.
  • How to tell the difference between true fraudulence and imposter syndrome -- and act accordingly.
  • The three behaviors that should help you avoid feeling imposter syndrome but counterintuitively tend to reinforce it.
  • The two common beliefs that invite imposter syndrome to visit most frequently.
  • What you can learn from incidents of imposter syndrome to grow more resistant to its eerily convincing distortions of reality.
  • And much more...

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Nov 29, 2018
126: Matthew Walker | Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
01:20:53

Dr. Matthew Walker (@sleepdiplomat) is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California in Berkeley, founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, and author of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams.

"The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life." -Dr. Matthew Walker

What We Discuss with Matthew Walker:

  • Why you're not lazy if you don't happen to be a morning person (it's genetic).
  • What it means when you always seem to wake up right before your alarm.
  • What's going on in your dreams (lucid or otherwise) and what can you learn from them?
  • How to train yourself to go to sleep at the time that's ideal for you.
  • Mistakes you're making that keep you from getting optimal results at bedtime.
  • And much more...

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Nov 27, 2018
125: Feedback Friday | How to Cure PLOM (Poor Little Old Me) Disease
00:42:27

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Your brother in law is a narcissist with a bad case of PLOM (Poor Little Old Me) Disease and is clearly in the mindset to cheat on your sister -- if he hasn't already. Is it your place to warn her even though it'll devastate the family?
  • Is it your fault that you -- and the rest of your coworkers -- are always disappointing your boss because you never seem to be able to read her mind and discern her intentions?
  • Using the networking skills we teach in Six-Minute Networking, how do you actively develop new contacts?
  • When your current job was able to accommodate your needs in order to retain you, you had to renege on another job offer you had already accepted. How do you reach out to make peace and mend a bridge you never intended to burn?
  • When you have an estranged parent who has only lied to you and disappointed you over the course of your entire life, how should you take their disclosure of a personal tragedy?
  • After graduation, you'll have three months until you start your full-time job. Should you use the money you've saved up through college to travel for those three months, or should you use it to pay your student loans?
  • You work in an office full of people who share political views that widely differ from your own. Should you put up with it quietly, offer your counterpoints, just pretend to agree with them to avoid friction, or look for a new job entirely?
  • When you live in a country overrun by state-driven propaganda, what's the best way to stay informed of real current events so you can critically weigh the evidence and formulate your own views?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Three Identical Strangers
  • Quick shoutout to everyone who joined us at our live event in Las Vegas for Advanced Human Dynamics! 
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Nov 23, 2018
124: Kristen Carney | Why Depression Isn't Just Your Own Battle
00:57:22

Kristen Carney (@KristenCarney) is a comedian, writer, host of the Mentally Ch(ill) and Ask Women podcasts, and someone who publicly copes with -- as many silently do -- depression.

What We Discuss with Kristen Carney:

  • Understand why someone who seems to have it all on the outside might really be dying on the inside.
  • Deal with the aftermath when someone close takes their own life -- even when part of you empathizes with their reasons.
  • Be your own champion: reach out to your family and friends who support you through the highs and lows before you're at your wit's end.
  • How the Internet has exacerbated suicidal tendencies since the '90s.
  • Why comparing our blooper reel to the highlight reel of others will always lead to our downfall.
  • And much more...

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Nov 22, 2018
123: David Buss | Troubleshooting Strategies from the Evolution of Desire
00:57:26

David Buss (@ProfDavidBuss) is considered the world's leading scientific expert on the evolutionary psychology of human mating strategies. He is the author of several books on the subject, most recently The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating.

What We Discuss with David Buss:

  • How dating apps work and what they're doing to our brains.
  • Mate-switching strategies: why affairs happen and the mechanisms at play.
  • How we can track our own mate value to keep our relationships strong and secure.
  • Why mating strategies tend to be universal even if their cultural variations seem to suggest otherwise.
  • Why a vacation with your partner is a good stress-test for seeing what might be in store for your future together.
  • And much more...

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Nov 20, 2018
122: Feedback Friday | How to Be a Sustainable Digital Nomad
00:46:45

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is partaking of a small amount of marijuana in the evening akin to relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of the day, or are you just lying to yourself in order to justify an unhealthy addiction? Also: is it worth the risk if it's not legal in your area?
  • How do you become essential to a fast-growing company that has so much to offer your career among a peer group with a competitive but respectful corporate spirit?
  • How do you navigate the chain of command without stepping on toes when you know your boss' boss is more competent than your boss and prefer to work with her when something needs to be done?
  • You're naturally shy and don't have much contact with your old friends these days. How do you work up the courage to go out and meet people who have the potential to be your new friends?
  • You've graduated from high school and now you're in a gap year before you go to college. You've been offered a management position at your current job, but it would further delay your college plans. Should you take the opportunity for promotion, or stick with your plan to start school next year?
  • Are you crazy for wanting to transition away from a well-paying job with great benefits toward a sustainable digital nomad lifestyle -- especially when you and your wife are planning to raise a family?
  • Is the idea of going back to college your solution for being unable to cope with the stress of your challenging job, or are you just not adjusting to being the low person on the totem pole?
  • Tank's Good News: Watch Olympic Sprinter Run onto Busy Highway so He Can save Tortoise from Traffic
  • Quick shoutouts to Nicola and American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Nov 16, 2018
121: Freeway Rick Ross | Life in the Crack Lane
01:17:27

Freeway Rick Ross (@FreewayRicky) managed a billion-dollar drug empire in the age of Iran-Contra, now helps rebuild at-risk communities, and is featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary Freeway: Crack in the System.

What We Discuss with Freeway Rick Ross:

  • How Rick went from a tennis scholarship track in high school to a young adulthood making cocaine appealing and affordable for a growing urban clientele.
  • The escalation of Rick's business model thanks to an immensely helpful Nicaraguan connection during the Reagan administration.
  • Why Rick wished he had more hours a day in prison -- a place where most people are just looking to kill time.
  • The story behind the ex-prison guard rapper who uses Rick's name and why he's legally allowed to do so.
  • How Rick overcame illiteracy later in life and the must-read books he recommends for anyone with (legal) entrepreneurial ambitions.
  • And much more...

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Nov 15, 2018
120: Molly Bloom | The One Who Makes the Rules Wins the Game
01:05:03

Molly Bloom (@immollybloom) is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author of Molly's Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World.

What We Discuss with Molly Bloom:

  • What Molly Bloom learned by running underground poker games for some of the world's wealthiest and well-known.
  • The psychology Molly used to control the games -- and their players.
  • The secrets of generating rapport and trust among those who aren't in the habit of trusting anyone.
  • The strategies Molly utilized to become indispensable to her players.
  • How Molly got involved in the world of poker in spite of unlikely beginnings, and what happened to make her quit it for good.
  • And much more...

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Nov 13, 2018
119: Feedback Friday | How to Introduce Yourself to the New Neighbors
00:49:03

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Did you know we have a YouTube channel? We do, and you can find it here!
  • How do you deal with family members who threw you under the bus for inheritance money and now try to act nice to you like this never happened?
  • What's wrong with asking for advice while simultaneously offering something in return?
  • If you don't like the current trajectory of a conversation, how do you change the subject smoothly?
  • As a recent transplant to your neighborhood, how do you introduce yourself to the new neighbors without being intrusive?
  • How much do you share with your audience when the boundaries for sharing are blurry?
  • When the shadow of your past might have an impact on your future once revealed by old contacts mixing with your new, should you just avoid social media altogether?
  • When change is in the air -- like returning to school after a long hiatus -- how do you embrace the good feelings you have about the change without being heavily distracted by the bad?
  • Is throwing a corgi quinceanera culturally insensitive?
  • Tank's Good News: How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes
  • Recommendation of the Week: Derren Brown: Sacrifice
  • Quick shoutouts to Diego Urbina and Hayley Hofstetter!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Nov 09, 2018
118: Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova | How to Read and Riot
01:11:30

Nadya Tolokonnikova (@tolokno) is one of feminist art punk collective Pussy Riot's most visible members, and she's the author of Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism.

What We Discuss with Nadya Tolokonnikova:

  • The roots of Nadya's distrust of authority -- and why she became a headstrong activist against it at an age when many Americans are only beginning to discover themselves.
  • What Pussy Riot's protest art aims to accomplish by openly defying such authority.
  • What life in a Russian prison labor camp is really like and how Nadya and her bandmates survived their sentence for "hooliganism" there.
  • How today's young people are making contributions to their communities in ways undreamt of just a generation ago (and often pulling bigger paychecks than their parents).
  • The potential perils of shoplifting to survive for eight years and creating DIY music in a corrupt police state without a stunt double.
  • And much more...

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Nov 08, 2018
117: Robert Greene | What You Need to Know about the Laws of Human Nature
01:32:52

Robert Greene (@RobertGreene) is the author of five New York Times Best Sellers. His highly anticipated sixth book, The Laws of Human Nature, is out now.

What We Discuss with Robert Greene:

  • Why you can't monumentally improve your life by modifying your behavior if you don't understand what causes such behavior.
  • Why it's liberating to understand that the reason other people react to you in whatever way they do has more to do with them and their own baggage than you and yours.
  • How oversimplifying the impression you have of someone robs you of the ability to relate to them beyond a surface level -- and what you can do to change the game.
  • Why your lower nature seems to be the default you'll fall into without effort and what it takes to tap into the potential of your higher nature.
  • The difference between active and passive envy, where envy comes from, why it's so often destructive, and how you can flip envy to your benefit.
  • And much more...

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Nov 06, 2018
116: Feedback Friday | How to Avoid Dining on a Side of Self-Delusion
00:48:58

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • The idea of having children with your partner out of wedlock might not matter to society as much as it used to, but it might matter more to your partner than is apparent.
  • You don't always need to see your doctor waving a huge red flag in order to seek a second opinion, but here's a great example of one if you're wondering what such a red flag might look like.
  • Even though the relationship you've had with your high school sweetheart for nearly 10 years is strong, you can't help but wonder if your partner's desire to explore and experience other people would break you up for good or bring you closer in the long run.
  • During childhood, your spouse was sexually abused by a family member. Not everyone in the family knows this, and now that family member will be present at future holidays and gatherings. If your spouse doesn't want to speak up, what can you do?
  • Getting from the beginning to the end of a personal anecdote can be a struggle when you don't feel like you've mastered the art of storytelling. How do you get better at honing your storytelling chops?
  • You know it's a bad idea to pursue a romance or relationship with someone at the office (especially when you're the boss), but you can't deny there's an attraction between you and someone there. So how do you cool things off before this becomes a real problem?
  • If you're a new teacher -- or someone who frequently needs to speak in front of people -- how do you address the overwhelming feedback that your voice is too quiet?
  • How can you convey remorse about an on-the-job transgression for which you need to atone on a professional level?
  • Tank's Good News: Hands-Only CPR's 'Keep The Beat' 100 BPM Playlist by American Heart Association on Spotify
  • Recommendation of the Week: Quincy
  • Quick shoutout to Taylor Fischer in Las Vegas!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Nov 02, 2018
115: Michael Scott Moore | What It's Really like to Be a Pirate Hostage
01:15:39

Michael Scott Moore (@MichaelSctMoore) is a literary journalist and novelist who wrote about being held hostage by Somali pirates in his latest book, The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast.

What We Discuss with Michael Scott Moore:

  • Why high-seas piracy still exists in some of the world's most desperate places.
  • How an outsider -- such as a journalist like Michael Scott Moore -- can be easy prey for pirates abroad even under the "protection" of hired security.
  • The types of people who become pirates and how the devoutly religious among them reconcile their actions with their faith.
  • Why you'll probably never find a restaurant specializing in Somali pirate cuisine.
  • How a hostage remains sane over 977 days in captivity through escape attempts and threat of torture.
  • And much more...

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Nov 01, 2018
114: Michael McFaul | What It's like to Stand up to Putin
01:23:49

Michael McFaul (@McFaul) is a former US ambassador to Russia, a professor of political science at Stanford University, and author of New York Times Best Seller From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia.

What We Discuss with Michael McFaul:

  • What the role of an ambassador in the 21st century entails, how it differs from being a diplomat, and how it changes between administrations.
  • Ambassador McFaul's creative approach to problem-solving when confronted with relentless obstruction by Putin, and how he developed relationships and recruited allies in this hostile environment.
  • How ambassadors, government officials, and spies conduct their business and keep secrets overseas.
  • The exhaustive preparations and precautions that precede a meeting between two world leaders.
  • How to get inside the mind of another culture when doing business cross-culturally so you can be effective when you need to be.
  • And much more...

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Oct 30, 2018
113: Feedback Friday | How to Be Taken Seriously as a Young Boss
00:59:52

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Now that you're on track to exercise, eat healthier, and lose weight, how can you help your significant other -- who wants to do the same -- get on track as well?
  • Though you've come a long way in personal improvement over the past few years, you're a late bloomer when it comes to relationships. How can you maintain self-esteem when you keep getting dumped for having stronger feelings than the other person?
  • You've cleaned up your act and walked a straight and narrow path to sobriety after a long period of goofing off. Now you want to expand your career options, but your resume's got some hard-to-explain gaps. What's your best next step?
  • You've been following our Six-Minute Networking steps and now you're at the David Burkus-prescribed re-engagement with weak and dormant ties by text. How do you end the conversation in one of these texts without being awkward?
  • After what seemed like genuine interest from a prospective employer and a promising couple of interviews, it's been radio silence for the past two weeks. Are you being ghosted, or are you reading too much into the lapse in correspondence?
  • We've dispensed plenty of advice on how to deal with the narcissists in your life -- but what if you're coming to the sobering realization that the narcissist in your group might actually be you? Do you need to learn how to better empathize with others, or are you just being hard on yourself?
  • How do you build authority and trust when you're in a position of power at your company, but you're so young that a lot of your subordinates don't seem to take you seriously?
  • Tank's Good News of the Week: "Sherlock" Star Benedict Cumberbatch Saves Cyclist from Muggers
  • Recommendation of the Week: Jack Ryan
  • Quick shoutout to Steve Goddard!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Oct 26, 2018
112: Nilofer Merchant | Make a Difference from Anywhere in the Hierarchy
00:50:03

Nilofer Merchant (@nilofer) is one of the world's top-ranked business thinkers, an innovation expert, and the author of The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World.

What We Discuss with Nilofer Merchant:

  • How bias -- from others as well as ourselves -- works to stifle innovation and the spread of good ideas.
  • The process by which ideas are created and spread and how we can exercise our own abilities to make our ideas heard -- even if we're at the bottom of the totem pole.
  • Why we conform to expectations that were largely created decades ago and don't really have a place in the modern workforce.
  • Where "left-field" ideas often originate and why they're often missed.
  • What we can do to make the generation and capture of ideas more inclusive.
  • And much more...

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Oct 25, 2018
111: General Stanley McChrystal | Deconstructing the Myths of Great Leadership
01:03:21

General Stanley McChrystal (@StanMcChrystal) is a retired four-star general, founder of McChrystal Group, and co-author of Leaders: Myth and Reality.

What We Discuss with General Stanley McChrystal:

  • What General McChrystal learned by reexamining one of his most controversial personal heroes.
  • The counterintuitive ability of leaders who value their own mission over the lives of the people who work for them to attract talent.
  • How writing his memoirs without the aid of a journal -- but the memories of others who were with him throughout his life -- put his own role as a leader into perspective.
  • Why there's no single leadership style that's right for all leaders, and what potential leaders risk by trying to emulate styles that don't suit them.
  • The danger of these three common myths of leadership -- formulaic, attribution, and results -- and how to dispel them.
  • And much more...

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Oct 23, 2018
110: Feedback Friday | How to Stop Financially Supporting Your Deadbeat Friends
00:57:15

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you know if you're making progress and on track to a better and brighter future if you feel underqualified and inadequate about so much of your life? How can you measure your growth?
  • Sometimes you try so hard to help your loved ones with their issues that you forget to help yourself. Support is close if you know where to find it -- here's where we suggest looking.
  • How do you keep yourself from falling back into old, obsolete patterns of behavior whenever you visit your friends in your old hometown? Aren't you better than that now?
  • You've been on Facebook for 14 years and have never weeded out friends you've only spoken to once in that entire time. Now you're applying to a job and notice one of your obscure connections is VP of the company. Is it tacky to contact them?
  • If you genuinely love networking and meeting new people, you might feel bad about having to turn down lunch with some of them because you just don't have as much time as you used to (especially when they turn into sales pitches in disguise). How do you retreat from these invitations politely?
  • If you're proud of your political activism in college, does it do any harm to bring it up when you're looking for a new job?
  • Should you give up all the guaranteed benefits of your long-term government job to pursue a shaky future in the private sector that could result in more money and reemergence of happiness from that fire and drive you once had, but at a time cost and a possibility of being released or fired and losing those needed benefits for your family?
  • Since returning to your hometown as a successful attorney making the big bucks, one of your friends seems to think you should pay for everything you do together because you make more money. What do you do?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Jon Levy's What Makes Us Influential? TED Salon Talk
  • A quick shoutout to Renee in Montana!
  • Tank's Good News: Nike Signs First Runner with Cerebral Palsy
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Oct 19, 2018
109: Deep Dive | The Five Keys to Being Unforgettable
00:55:33

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into the five keys to being unforgettable — what makes you memorable, common pitfalls that may make you unforgettable for all the wrong reasons, and what you can do to maximize the chance that you’ll be unforgettable for all the right ones. [Photo by EfE]

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • How the competitive edge of authenticity aids in making you unforgettable.
  • Strategic vulnerability versus authentic vulnerability.
  • Why generosity is the backbone of networking and making you stand out from the crowd.
  • What leveraging intrigue does to leave someone curious to know more -- and remember more -- about you.
  • How contrast between you and your surroundings can be a double-edged sword that makes you unforgettable in ways you'd rather not be (and how to better ensure it cuts in the right direction).
  • And much more...

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Oct 18, 2018
108: James Clear | Forming Atomic Habits for Astronomic Results
01:35:58

James Clear (@JamesClear) believes that you do not rise to the level of your goals; you fall to the level of your systems. He is the creator of the Habits Academy and author of Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones.

What We Discuss with James Clear:

  • How a near-death experience began James' exploration in leveraging tiny habits for giant outcomes.
  • The difference between systems and goals and which one you should commit yourself to if you want results.
  • What bamboo, cancer, and a winning Olympic coach can teach us about little changes that amount to a lot.
  • Why the way you behave depends on the type of person you believe yourself to be -- and what you can do to modify this belief for the better.
  • What it takes to break bad habits while creating good ones without falling into the “fake it ‘til you make it” delusion.
  • And much more...

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Oct 16, 2018
107: Feedback Friday | How to Stop Your Family from Believing Everything on the Internet
00:03:01

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If anxiety is a conspiracy theory you tell yourself about yourself, how can you just debunk the hell out of it and get on with your life?
  • Speaking of conspiracy theories, how do you snap your beloved parent out of believing everything seen on YouTube and [pick your biased media outlet of choice here]?
  • Living abroad is massively rewarding, but not usually for the reasons people think. Here are some tips for giving it a real go before giving up if things don't go as expected (and they won't).
  • Should your partner build themselves up to your level if they feel lower in the social value hierarchy, or should you let them take you down a peg or two for the sake of balance?
  • As a new podcaster, are you having trouble with keeping a consistent publishing schedule? Here's why we do what we do and how we keep ourselves on track.
  • Are there any positives to living by the "I told you so" mentality?
  • Tank's Good News: Teenager Is on Track to Plant a Trillion Trees: Starting His Project as a Nine-year-old, Felix Finkbeiner Aims to Restore the World's Forests by Laura Parker, National Geographic
  • Recommendation of the Week: RBG Movie
  • Quick shoutouts to Natasha Holmes, Jessica Clark, and Lexie!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Oct 12, 2018
106: Scott Harrison | How to Quench the World's Thirst with Charity
01:15:14

Scott Harrison (@scottharrison) pivoted from hard-partying club promoter to life-saving charity founder. His first book, Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World, is out now.

What We Discuss with Scott Harrison:

  • Discover how you can get your foot in the door of an industry and claw your way to the top through hustle and creativity.
  • Explore how you can expand your thinking and your horizons while divining a sense of purpose if you're feeling lost or are ready for a change.
  • Uncover how creativity and storytelling are the keys to creating an emotional connection with your line of work, product, or business -- whether you're selling overpriced champagne to investment bankers in Manhattan or securing life-saving, clean water for kids in Africa.
  • Find out how prodigal son Scott Harrison returned from the self-serving world of nightclub promotion to save lives at the head of an organization that ensures 100 percent of its donations provide clean water to the people who need it most.
  • Learn how plain old Scott became Lord Scott Harrison for fun and free upgrades.
  • And much more...

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Oct 11, 2018
105: Jennifer Dulski | Improving the World with Purposeful Possibilities
00:55:52

Jennifer Dulski (@jdulski) is the Head of Groups and Community at Facebook, former COO of Change.org, and author of Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?

What We Discuss with Jennifer Dulski:

  • While they're both necessary for any organization to succeed in realizing its ambitions, what really separates movement starters from managers?
  • What movement starters from all walks of life have in common and what they do differently that makes them able to achieve incredible results.
  • How businesses and teams can unite for a common purpose -- and why this is not only important, but crucial for moving forward and keeping everyone involved on the same page.
  • How to bridge the gap between idea and impact -- from creating a clear vision for your team as well as persuading decision-makers and even navigating criticism.
  • How you can use influence mapping to recruit others to support your movement.
  • And much more...

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Oct 09, 2018
104: Feedback Friday | How to Invite Criticism Without Hating Yourself
00:47:19

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday right here every week!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Do the re-engagement scripts we recommend in Six-Minute Networking ever grow stale? Don't people notice when they receive the same lines every year to stay in touch?
  • Is there a way to tame the emotional outbursts you have whenever you receive criticism -- even when it's constructive and warranted?
  • How should you handle that old school friend who always says "yes" to a coffee but never, ever buys you one back?
  • How do you look for another job while still employed when your current job leaves you so depressed, anxious, and emotionally drained?
  • Is it reasonable to suspect that the person who left someone else to be with you might now be cheating on you with someone else?
  • How can you help your star employee stop overextending personal care toward clients when you know she's already stressed out with her own problems that should be addressed?
  • Even though it mathematically makes sense to invest when returns are higher than the interest rate on the debt you're trying to pay off, is it the right move?
  • What can you do to make the most of an awkward intro to someone at the top of your field so you can turn it into a solid new professional connection?
  • Tank's Good News of the Week: The Crayon Initiative
  • Quick shoutouts to Tony Levero and his spicy Latina wife, and American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Oct 05, 2018
103: Coss Marte | Staying out of Prison with Muscle and Conviction
01:03:28

Coss Marte (@CossMarte) is the founder and CEO of ConBody, a NYC-based fitness studio that hires formerly incarcerated individuals to teach fitness classes, and author of ConBody: The Revolutionary Bodyweight Prison Boot Camp, Born from an Extraordinary Story of Hope.

What We Discuss with Coss Marte:

  • How a 13-year-old immigrant from the Dominican Republic scaled up a $5 million per year drug business -- the Uber for cocaine.
  • How Stephen King (probably not the one you're thinking of) brought this whole operation down, inadvertently leading to a domino effect of positive change beginning with Coss Marte.
  • The power of mindset and fitness to stay sane and healthy behind bars -- where the odds are stacked overwhelmingly against personal improvement on any level.
  • What Coss and ConBody Fitness are doing to help rehabilitate the incarcerated and break the cycle of recidivism so many fall into.
  • How lessons learned from the illicit drug trade transferred to Coss' legitimate business and helped him build a bridge of understanding between the world's successful and its formerly incarcerated.
  • And much more...

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Oct 04, 2018
102: Chase Hughes | Why Authority Is More Influential than Skill
01:12:04

Chase Hughes (@thechasehughes) is the top behavior profiler in the United States and author of The Ellipsis Manual: Analysis and Engineering of Human Behavior.

What We Discuss with Chase Hughes:

  • Why authority is a weightier force for influence than any social skill in the book.
  • What you can do to bolster your own authority -- and resist manipulation by the authority of others.
  • The five factors that measure your ability to persuade and influence on a level that surpasses mere inspiration.
  • Why your patterns of behavior that happen even when no one is looking can make or break your life's outcomes.
  • Top authority killers and how to avoid them.
  • And much more...

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Oct 02, 2018
101: Feedback Friday | How to Stop Your Friend from Texting and Driving
00:57:42

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you deal with constant negativity when you're surrounded by it almost 24/7?
  • How do you keep yourself up to date with real-world issues, remove the noise or work around it, and decide what to focus on and when?
  • Is there body language that can counteract your naturally intimidating appearance?
  • How can you offer to correct someone's grammar without being offensive?
  • Is there anything wrong with maintaining distance when you've fallen out of touch with some of the people in your network? Is it possible they became "weak and dormant ties" for a reason?
  • If you don't have a degree, how can you market yourself in a way that will bypass the resume gatekeeper and at least get an interview?
  • How do you make it clear to your friend that texting and driving endangers lives?
  • As haggard old-timers, what is the number one thing we wish young people understood today?
  • Moving from a small town to the big city and networking in an industry can be a huge adjustment. What tips do we have for making the transition?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age
  • Quick shoutouts to first-month law student Carroll, shrewd negotiator John Schantz, and American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 28, 2018
100: Jason Calacanis | Advice from the Most Successful Angel Investor
01:28:41

Jason Calacanis (@Jason) is Silicon Valley royalty, the most successful angel investor today, and author of Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups -- Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.

What We Discuss with Jason Calacanis:

  • What venture capitalists are looking for in startup founders.
  • How Jason bounced back after losing everything (something to which we can personally relate).
  • How to make yourself more marketable, whether you're a founder or an angel investor yourself.
  • What Jason considers "the greatest skill of all."
  • The impersonations Jason can do to make your blood run cold when you're miles away from any semblance of civilization.
  • And much more...

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Sep 27, 2018
99: Todd Garner | Getting Big Stuff Done in a Small Talk Town
01:22:19

Todd Garner (@Todd_Garner) is a Hollywood veteran who has overseen 170 films (and counting) -- including Anger Management, xXx, 13 Going on 30, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Black Hawk Down, Punch Drunk Love, Con Air, and Hellboy. He also hosts The Producer's Guide on PodcastOne.

What We Discuss with Todd Garner:

  • What does a Hollywood producer actually do?
  • Why are details about Todd Garner so hard to find online even though he's been making movies for decades?
  • How to balance being an inspiring leader with being a butt-kicking drill sergeant when the need arises.
  • How someone who operates with integrity can create a career in a cutthroat industry.
  • Creativity and productivity habits of a highly successful Hollywood producer that you can apply to your own personal and professional life.
  • And much more...

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Sep 25, 2018
98: Feedback Friday | How to Break Free from Covert Narcissists
00:42:12

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • After completing a rewarding internship at an office in your field, what's the best way to maintain the valuable connections you made there?
  • How can you become an influential face in your community and inspire others who share your life-threatening adrenal deficiency when you're always second-guessing yourself into awkwardness in social situations?
  • Avoiding that toxic person in or near your social circle is great advice -- but what if you're getting the sinking feeling that toxic person is you?
  • Do you have to go to law school to prove you're smart and live up to the expectations of others when you already love your so-called side hustle that more than pays the bills?
  • As a gay person of color living in Rwanda where homosexuality is highly stigmatized, are you naive to think you'd be more free to live your lifestyle openly by immigrating to Canada or the U.S. and starting over?
  • When an executive at the company where you've been doing contract work is keeping you in the dark about the status of an offer to hire you full time, does it do any harm to look for another job in the meantime?
  • Is there really a need to rush home to the other side of the world at the request of family and friends when you love where you're living and working abroad?
  • An estranged parent you've never met may die soon. Should you take the chance now to meet up before it's too late even though it's never been much of a priority in your life?
  • Quick shoutouts to Dentist Connor and Sonia and Kyle!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 21, 2018
97: Vince Beiser | Why Sand Is More Important than You Think It Is
01:02:52

Vince Beiser (@vincelb) is an award-winning journalist specializing in social issues, technology, and the places they intersect. His latest book is The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.

What We Discuss with Vince Beiser:

  • Sand is to cities what flour is to bread -- without sand, civilization as we know it could not exist.
  • Sand is at the core of our daily lives, used to make concrete, glass, asphalt, silicon chips in laptops, and smartphones.
  • Usable sand is a finite, endangered resource and desert sand doesn't work for construction -- in fact, Dubai imports sand from Australia.
  • There's a black market for sand, and there are sand pirates -- it's a resource over which people literally die.
  • Nearly 70% of sand on Earth is quartz (one of the most common minerals on earth), and the cycle to create new sand takes 200 million years.
  • And much more...

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Sep 20, 2018
96: Jane McGonigal | Gaming Your Way to Health and Happiness
01:19:54

Jane McGonigal (@avantgame) specializes in designing games that challenge players to tackle real-world problems, and is the bestselling author of Reality is Broken. Her new book is SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver, and More Resilient -- Powered by the Science of Games.

What We Discuss with Jane McGonigal:

  • Discover how suffering from suicidal ideation after a concussion led Jane McGonigal to design games to help people overcome depression and recover from trauma.
  • Find out what games can teach us about critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and our ability to collaborate.
  • Explore the ways a "gameful" mindset can boost our motivation, confidence, and ability to pick up new skills in the face of obstacles.
  • Examine the benefits of post-traumatic growth -- and how it can counterintuitively coexist in tandem with the disadvantages of post-traumatic stress.
  • Identify how developing psychological flexibility can help you conquer phobias, recover from injuries, and achieve what you once thought impossible.
  • And much more...

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Sep 18, 2018
95: Feedback Friday | How to Break Free from Covert Narcissists
00:44:00

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How hard should you push your spouse toward a life-changing decision that seems obvious to you as the right one?
  • How do you avoid becoming your old boss' free financial advisor just because you happened to give him some good investing advice once?
  • How far does loyalty go toward a friend from whom you've grown apart?
  • How should you evaluate LinkedIn connection requests? Are you being too narrow by only limiting connections to people you've met in the real world?
  • Should you stay put in your high-stress job in your high-stress city because it encapsulates everything familiar, or should you move your family to a place where work-life balance is actually a thing but you'd be starting all over again?
  • How many sides are there really to a love triangle when one doesn't want anything to do with the other two?
  • Should you keep working for a boss who thinks you're wonderful one day and the next wants to fire you?
  • You've got a better job offer and it's time to leave notice with your covert narcissist of an employer. But why's it so hard to break up with such a bad situation?
  • Recommendations of the Week: Magic for Humans and Shin Lim Magic on Penn and Teller: Fool Us.
  • Quick shoutouts to Andrew Lopez and Blaz Stefe!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 14, 2018
94: Deep Dive | This Is the Vulnerable Truth about Vulnerability
00:58:15

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into vulnerability -- what it really is, why it can't be faked, and how to spot it in ourselves and others to make real connections while avoiding manipulation by those who don't always have our best interests at heart.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • How to resist the pervasive Cult of Vulnerability that exists even in the most well-meaning of circles today.
  • Why vulnerability doesn't respond to exercises, requests, or expectations, no matter how hard you try.
  • What happens when you try to force vulnerability -- from yourself or someone else.
  • How to tell the difference between authentic and strategic vulnerability.
  • When being vulnerable is appropriate and when it isn't -- and how to ensure we're calibrating it accordingly.
  • And much more...

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Sep 13, 2018
93: Jocko Willink | Leading on the Line Between Extreme and Reckless
01:17:57

Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) rejoins us to discuss his latest book, The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win.

What We Discuss with Jocko Willink:

  • What happens when we take the "extreme" part of extreme ownership too literally.
  • Why otherwise positive characteristics can be detrimental to progress when we forget the importance of balance.
  • When to take responsibility, and what the limits of this actually are.
  • Why we should stop being the easy button for those we manage and lead.
  • The concept of leadership capital: how to build it, when to use it, and when not to use it.
  • And much more...

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Sep 11, 2018
92: Feedback Friday | How to Find a Mentor with the Generosity Principle
00:44:05

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Boxcutter Guy got married! Congratulations? Love always finds a way.
  • Can a digital nomad who's away for three months out of the year have a healthy relationship with someone who can't travel often and doesn't handle periods of separation well?
  • Why does Jordan study Mandarin?
  • You've been invited to lunch with an executive in your company. How can you make a lasting -- but natural -- impression?
  • Confused about what qualifies as talent stacking (aka skill stacking)? Here's some clarification, courtesy of Ed Latimore.
  • What's your best next move to break out of your post-college rut: teaching abroad or joining the military?
  • Looking for a mentor? Don't forget to apply The Generosity Principle as Jordan taught in this three-part Instagram series: Part 1, 2, and 3 and Six-Minute Networking.
  • What are some steps you can take now, while you're making pretty good money, to work toward your goals?
  • You might be great at forgiving other people, but how can you forgive yourself -- or help someone else forgive themselves?
  • Recommendations of the Week: Empire and Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
  • Quick shoutouts to Ankie, Emilie, and Benjamin living in Norway and American Dream University!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Sep 07, 2018
91: Isaiah Hankel | The Smart Way to Focus and Grow Successful
00:59:57

Isaiah Hankel (@isaiahhankel) is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His new book is The Science of Intelligent Achievement: How Smart People Focus, Create, and Grow Their Way to Success.

What We Discuss with Isaiah Hankel:

  • Why busy people are easily manipulated.
  • Why 50% of your friendships are fake.
  • How to defend against negativity without becoming negative.
  • How to go on a relationship fast and why you should.
  • How to make the most of your daily productive time by tracking emotions and predicting feelings.
  • And much more...

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Sep 06, 2018
90: Jonathan Haidt | The Danger of Good Intentions and Safe Spaces
01:22:17

Jonathan Haidt (@JonHaidt) is a social psychologist who studies the American culture wars and is widely considered to be one of the world's leading experts on the psychology of morality. He is the co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.

What We Discuss with Jonathan Haidt:

  • Why should we be preparing the child for the road and not the road for the child?
  • How the concepts of safe spaces and trigger warnings are making our society less safe and less prepared for the real world.
  • What we should be doing instead to prepare ourselves and our kids for reality.
  • Cognitive distortions and how we become victims of our own flawed mindsets.
  • The three fundamental untruths being perpetuated by academia and the media and how we can fight these influences.
  • And much more...

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Sep 04, 2018
89: Feedback Friday | How to Get a Raise at Your Dream Job
00:48:58

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You need to increase your salary so you can adequately provide for your family, but you're not sure your current employer will go for it. Is it time to let go of your dream job?
  • How can you ease the overwhelming loneliness of being on your own for the first time when you're anxious and miss your old life -- especially when the job that moved you to the big city just isn't as interesting as it used to be?
  • Can a man from a blue collar background and a woman who grew up used to the finer things in life build a life together that allows him to feel like a provider without disappointing her expectations?
  • When you're the youngest in a family business that isn't doing so well, how can you tell the other partners -- who once were your mentors and idols -- to level up their mindset and work ethics or else everything will crash and burn? Or is it just time for the family business to crash and burn?
  • What should you do about this habit you have of talking over people?
  • How can you promote yourself without, in weatherman parlance, sending the eye-rolling barometers into the storm zone?
  • How can you learn to have a fluid conversation with people when you're constantly feeling less than?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Zion
  • Quick shoutouts to Simon from Montreal and Timm!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Aug 31, 2018
88: Charles Ryu | Confessions of a North Korean Escape Artist Part Two
01:32:52

Charles Ryu (@freshprinceofpyongyang) escaped from North Korea -- twice -- and now works with Liberty in North Korea to fight for the rights and freedom of those who have been left behind. This is part two of a two-part episode. Check out part one here!

What We Discuss with Charles Ryu:

  • The risky train ride that began Charles' escape to freedom.
  • How the swift current of a freezing river likely saved Charles' life.
  • What Charles did once he got to China with no money, food, or water.
  • The chance encounter with a good samaritan and the circuitous path that led to the United States.
  • Why winding up in a Thai prison was the best day of Charles' life up to that point.
  • And much more...

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Aug 30, 2018
87: General Michael Hayden | National Security in an Age of Lies
01:05:48

General Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) is a retired United States Air Force general, former Director of the CIA and NSA, and author of The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies.

What We Discuss with General Michael Hayden:

  • Why the current administration revoking security clearance of dissenting intelligence leadership is a big deal -- and why General Hayden believes it sets a precedent that threatens national security.
  • The phenomenon of the unpleasant fact knows no political allegiance.
  • Why it's imperative that we know how to tell uncomfortable truths in any field -- whether we're intelligence agents, business owners, or team members.
  • How intelligence agents and operators at the highest levels of power in government create and maintain relationships and handle sensitive conflicts.
  • An inside look at the game of espionage and why it's a crucial force for those of us who live in a democracy.
  • And much more...

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Aug 28, 2018
86: Feedback Friday | How to Handle an Accident in a Rental Car
00:54:40

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday! Corbin Payne (@the_sue_chef) makes a cameo appearance in this one to help us cope with a bit of a legal pickle.

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You got a promotion only to accidentally discover that the person who does your old job makes more than you do now. Now how do you leverage for a real raise?
  • Should you feign interest in something you don't really care about for the sake of mingling with business clients?
  • As a parent of young adults who carry the scars of trauma from your imperfect marriage to their other parent, how can you help them move through their current challenges?
  • Now that you followed the advice from Alex Kouts in our three-part negotiation series and landed a new job, your current coworkers are kind of cold toward you. How can you make your last two weeks with them bearable?
  • As a woman with a loud voice who punctuates her speech with spirited hand gestures in a male-dominated industry, how can you shed the all-too-common impression that you're somehow being unprofessional?
  • Advice and strategies for moving on to new pastures and developing new friendships after the beautiful realization that life doesn't revolve around drinking.
  • When your spouse is fired from the industry in which you both work but wants to make it seem like it was a voluntary move, how can you express support without being caught in an ass-biting, credibility-diminishing lie?
  • Who's at fault when someone crashes into your rental car, you've only been speaking the local language for five years, and the police believe the other guy's story? Resident Jordan Harbinger Show Legal Mind Corbin Payne weighs in.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Upgrade
  • Shoutouts to Max in Germany and Ignacio Flores!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Corbin on Twitter at @the_sue_chef.

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Aug 24, 2018
85: Jim Kwik | How to Unlock Your Brain's Secret Superpowers
01:15:11

Jim Kwik (@jimkwik) is the CEO of Kwik Learning with 22 years of experience teaching speed-reading, memory improvement, and optimal brain performance to top politicians, actors, CEOs, industry shakers, and world leaders.

What We Discuss with Jim Kwik:

  • What accidental -- and often negative -- self-talk does to program your brain and keep you from achieving your true potential.
  • How you can learn more in less time and apply it as a force multiplier to improve your life.
  • Why forgetfulness is more of a glitch in attention rather than retention.
  • How to hack your long term memory.
  • The three supervillains of the modern online lifestyle that hold your brain back from being the best it can be.
  • And much more...

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Aug 23, 2018
84: Charles Ryu | Confessions of a North Korean Escape Artist Part One
01:02:53

Charles Ryu (@freshprinceofpyongyang) escaped from North Korea -- twice -- and now works with Liberty in North Korea to fight for the rights and freedom of those who have been left behind.

What We Discuss with Charles Ryu:

  • A glimpse of the rampant corruption ruling the daily lives of average North Koreans.
  • Being homeless anywhere at any age is terrible. But what's it like being a homeless preteen in North Korea during the winter?
  • How Charles escaped from North Korea to China as a young teenager and what he got a taste of for the first time ever.
  • What led to Charles being jailed in China, deported back to North Korea, and sent to a forced labor camp for nine months.
  • How working in a coal mine for a paycheck of rice was a step up for Charles, even though he had to lie about his age to get the job.
  • And much more...

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Aug 21, 2018
83: Feedback Friday | Why Different Is Superior to Better
00:56:38

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) is joined by Christopher Lochhead (@lochhead) for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you start finding opportunities in a newly created niche, and how do you find the factor that differentiates you from others in your field?
  • Should a new author stick to self publishing, or is it worth it to chase a literary agent?
  • Was LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman mistaken when he said: "If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you've launched too late?"
  • Should you bring in a more experienced partner for your new business -- even if you'd really rather go it alone?
  • How do you price a new business?
  • When learning to run the family business, how do you strike a healthy balance between respect for tradition and courage to try a new approach?
  • How do you come up with a great new business name?
  • Should you stay or should you go when the startup in which you have equity is run by a toxic b-hole?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The China Hustle
  • Shoutouts to Carisha Cabasa and her brothers, and American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Christopher on Twitter at @lochhead and check him out on The Legends and Losers Podcast.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Aug 17, 2018
82: Vanessa Van Edwards | Pumping up the Volume of Nonverbal Communication
00:54:27

Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) rejoins us to further discuss components of nonverbal communication. She is the lead investigator at human behavior research lab Science of People and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

What We Discuss with Vanessa Van Edwards:

  • What Albert Mehrabian's commonly misinterpreted 7-38-55 Rule of Personal Communication is -- and isn't -- telling us about nonverbal communication.
  • The components of nonverbal communication including body language, facial expressions, and vocal tone, along with ornaments, proxemics, and haptics.
  • The dangers of focusing so fully on expressing yourself with one component of communication that you neglect the others.
  • The two metrics of essential nonverbal communication: confidence and engagement.
  • Power posing and movement, and how to use our hands and eyes to engage.
  • And much more...

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Aug 16, 2018
81: Michael Pollan | A Renaissance in the Forbidden Science of Psychedelics
01:20:28

Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is a writing professor, a longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine, and author of many best-selling books -- his latest is How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence.

What We Discuss with Michael Pollan:

  • How psychedelics have been used throughout human history across almost every culture in the world.
  • What psychedelic compounds have in common and how they interact with the human brain on a molecular level.
  • How psychedelics are being used in modern medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments including PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, OCD, anxiety, and dependence on alcohol and nicotine.
  • What it means to expand your subconscious and change your conscious states of mind.
  • Why psychedelic insights are so powerful and perspective-changing long after their physical effects have faded.
  • And much more...

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Aug 14, 2018
80: Feedback Friday | How to Befriend Celebrities Without Being Awkward
00:40:13

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Do we find ourselves with the partners we deserve, or do we find ourselves with the partners we think we deserve?
  • How do you act normal and make friends with celebrities, athletes, or well-known people without being weird?
  • Interviewing your grandfather before he passes away is a brilliant way to preserve a piece of family history. What questions would prompt the best stories, and what equipment would yield the best results?
  • How do you manage 10k+ network contacts and still have time to run a business?
  • How can you excel as a sober, designated wingman and not be a creep?
  • What can you do to politely dissuade neighbors from making idle chit-chat when you're trying to listen to podcasts while doing yard work?
  • What's the best way to prepare for amicably quitting your job without burning bridges?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM2
  • Quick shoutout to Kat! Hope your Army move is going smoothly!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Aug 10, 2018
79: Carter Thomas | Top Cryptocurrency Tips for New Kids on the Blockchain
01:12:29

Carter Thomas (@carterthomas) started as a marketer and strategist in the mobile app space, publishing over 1,500 apps on multiple platforms that have generated 18M+ downloads. Now he educates the curious about cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies via videos and a podcast under the Coin Mastery banner.

What We Discuss with Carter Thomas:

  • A primer on cryptocurrency and blockchain so you can understand what people are talking about even if you're not interested in investing.
  • Beyond finances, how blockchain can be used to better secure everything from identity to medical data.
  • Why it's important to understand this technology now instead of waiting for it to saturate the markets of the mainstream.
  • The pros and cons of cryptocurrency trading from the perspective of the vendor as well as the consumer.
  • How cryptocurrency is being used today to counteract the hyperinflated conditions of Venezuela's traditional economy.
  • And much more...

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Aug 09, 2018
78: Cathy Heller | Being Creative in Spite of Your Day Job
00:54:10

Cathy Heller (@cathyheller) is a DIY musician, licensing guru, and creator and host of popular podcast Don't Keep Your Day Job, on a mission to offer real tools and insight to help others find a sense of purpose and newfound fulfillment in their work.

What We Discuss with Cathy Heller:

  • How to coax creativity from yourself by engaging in activities that provoke emotion.
  • What makes the difference between indulging in a creative hobby and creating work that others are willing to pay for.
  • Branding yourself as a creative in a way that's effective and profitable.
  • How creatives can market in a way that doesn't contradict their brand.
  • How to pitch to non-creatives in a way that isn't a time sink.
  • And much more...

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Aug 07, 2018
Bonus: Dr. Dale Bredesen | How to Make Alzheimer's Just a Bad Memory
01:00:23

Dr. Dale Bredesen (@dr_bredesen) is an internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease and is the author of The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline.

What We Discuss with Dr. Dale Bredesen:

  • What actually causes cognitive decline?
  • Alzheimer's Disease is actually three different syndromes with over 40 different contributors.
  • Symptoms of cognitive decline and when you should be most worried about them.
  • How you can slow and even reverse cognitive decline right now.
  • Why genetic disposition for Alzheimer's risk isn't an automatic death sentence.
  • And much more...

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Aug 05, 2018
77: Feedback Friday | How to Build Good Financial Habits from the Ground Up
00:50:50

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If you're a lightweight, how can you pace yourself on a night out with heavily drinking coworkers without getting blackout drunk?
  • What resources do we recommend for building proper financial habits from the ground up?
  • How can you accept a new sales job that will have you directly competing with your old coworkers in a small market without feeling like a jerk?
  • If you're replaying negative feelings and thoughts of lost relationships in your head during moments of weakness in an otherwise fulfilling life, how might you break this habit and move on?
  • When you're dating someone of high value who gets a lot of attention from the opposite sex, how do you keep your feelings of jealousy at bay?
  • When you're the sole breadwinner for the family, how can you take time out for yourself to cope with internal struggles without disrupting the lives of your loved ones?
  • When you're the boss' kid, how do you prove to your coworkers that you consider yourself equal to everyone and capable of doing the job on your own merits?
  • How do you approach your competitors in a small market when doing market research?
  • Recommendation of the Week: How to get free Sunglass Hut cleaning spray refills for life.
  • Quick shoutouts to Diana and Zach!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Aug 03, 2018
76: Alex Kouts | The Secrets You Don't Know About Negotiation Part Three
01:15:10

Alex Kouts (@akouts) is a teacher, adventure technologist, Chief Product Officer of Countable, and -- as you'll soon discover -- quite savvy in negotiation. This is part three of a three-part series. Make sure to check out parts one and two! 

What We Discuss with Alex Kouts:

  • Why the post-mortem of the way a negotiation plays out rarely finds tactics to be responsible for the outcome -- and what actually is.
  • What we should remember about the human beings on the other side of the negotiation table in relation to our own ability to leverage a desirable outcome.
  • The toolbox of tactics that opens up to us when we can put ourselves in the shoes of the people with whom we're negotiating rather than focusing on our own emotions.
  • Questions we can ask someone on the other side of the table to understand who we're dealing with, what motivates them, and put them in a position to react to us rather than the other way around.
  • How to better look outward rather than inward when under the stress of a negotiation in progress.
  • And much more...

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Aug 02, 2018
75: Barbara Boxer | The Thrill of the Fight Back
00:59:44

Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) served as a United States Senator for California from 1993 to 2017 and in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993. She is the co-host (with Nicole Boxer) of podcast Fight Back, and author of The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life.

What We Discuss with Barbara Boxer:

  • The life experiences that fueled Barbara's involvement in politics with the passion of an activist.
  • How to get tough when the odds are stacked against you and you just want to quit.
  • The concept of courage -- how it develops and how to summon it when you really need it.
  • How to seek common ground and get things done when it seems like you're never going to see eye to eye with your colleagues.
  • How Barbara really feels about the relentless attention of her social media trolls.
  • And much more...

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Jul 31, 2018
74: Feedback Friday | How to Land Your Dream Job in the 21st Century
01:15:17

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday! ZipRecruiter co-founder and CEO Ian Siegel (@ZipRecruiterCEO) joins us for a brief bonus toward the end of the episode, so stay tuned!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Wondering how to get a job in this data-driven society? Make sure to stick around after the end of this Feedback Friday for a bonus interview with ZipRecruiter CEO and co-founder Ian Siegel!
  • Getting caught up? Make sure to check out our episodes from this week with Dr. Drew Pinsky and part two of our negotiation series with Alex Kouts!
  • What's the best way to get to "yes" while negotiating with someone via email?
  • What is the appropriate response when your best friend of 10 years suddenly starts ignoring you?
  • When your well-paying job with incredible benefits becomes unsatisfying, how do you go about finding something more in line with your skills and interests?
  • If your group of friends is too flaky to commit to plans you try to make on a regular basis, is it maybe time to get less boring friends?
  • Is there a delicate way to express concern when someone you love gains 100 pounds in five years? How can you help?
  • Are they really your friends if they didn't back you up in a fight?
  • Do you believe you can still care about and love someone but no longer be compatible with them as a romantic partner?
  • Is Landmark a cult? Should you be concerned for your friend who's getting involved with the organization?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Go see a live, local roller derby match!
  • Shoutouts to Mind Pump and American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Ian on Twitter at
Jul 27, 2018
73: Alex Kouts | The Secrets You Don't Know About Negotiation Part Two
01:16:18

Alex Kouts (@akouts) is a teacher, adventure technologist, Chief Product Officer of Countable, and -- as you'll soon discover -- quite savvy in negotiation. This is part two of a three-part series. Make sure to check out parts one and three! 

What We Discuss with Alex Kouts:

  • How to control a negotiation by making the other side reactive.
  • Common mistakes that result in amateurs (and sometimes even professionals) negotiating against themselves.
  • Understand how to use strategic silence -- and know when strategic silence is being used against you.
  • How negotiations tend to differ for women and men.
  • What we gain by giving the other party the illusion of control over the negotiation and what we can do to nudge them in that direction.
  • And much more...

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Jul 26, 2018
72: Dr. Drew Pinsky | Give the World the Best You Have Anyway
01:09:20

Dr. Drew Pinsky (@drdrew) is a celebrity doctor who has been hosting shows -- from radio to television to podcasts -- for more than 30 years, most well-known for Loveline from 1984 to 2016. His current hosting duties include The Dr. Drew Podcast and The Adam and Dr. Drew Show among many others.

What We Discuss with Dr. Drew:

  • How Dr. Drew reaches to the heart of an issue in seconds with his callers by listening with his whole body.
  • People who seem to "have it all" are dealing with the same issues as everyone else.
  • The difference between how Dr. Drew used to respond to criticism of his work compared to today.
  • What experiencing imposter syndrome usually reveals about you.
  • How we can spot the behaviors of addiction in others as well as ourselves.
  • And much more...

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Jul 24, 2018
71: Feedback Friday | How to Be an Introvert in an Extrovert's World
00:47:06

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Getting caught up? Make sure to check out our episodes from this week with Adam Carolla and Alex Kouts!
  • You always take steps to improve your life with the best of intentions, but soon regress to old, bad habits. How can you break this pattern?
  • Now that you're a free agent after enduring a difficult and draining marriage, are you wasting mental energy better spent on your career by trying to get into another relationship?
  • When you've been raised on the "if you can't say something nice, don't say it at all" philosophy, how do you get along with your in-laws who only seem to know how to complain about everything?
  • How does an introvert get better at bantering with others and building social value?
  • Is there a way to get your mean grandparents to treat your awesome mom more kindly without making it seem like you're acting on her directive?
  • Resource recommendations for people who want to develop sales skills (which are applicable to so much more than sales, by the way).
  • What is the best purpose for having your own website without looking like you're trying to find new opportunities?
  • Advice for aspiring podcast hosts new to the job.
  • Quick shoutouts to Loretta "The Aussie Pilgrim" Kreet and the kind fellow who sent Jordan and Jen the Best of the Bone bone broth!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jul 20, 2018
70: Alex Kouts | The Secrets You Don't Know About Negotiation Part One
01:01:20

Alex Kouts (@akouts) is a teacher, adventure technologist, Chief Product Officer of Countable, and -- as you'll soon discover -- quite savvy in negotiation. This is part one of a three-part series. Make sure to check out parts two and three! 

What We Discuss with Alex Kouts:

  • How to negotiate for anything -- from your salary to a new mattress.
  • How the relation between progress and pain works.
  • Why no talent + hard work will always beat talent + no work.
  • Is Google stalking to prepare for an interview or negotiation a good thing?
  • How many "no" answers can you get in five days -- and what could this possibly teach you about negotiation?
  • And much more...

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Jul 19, 2018
69: Adam Carolla | Why You Should Stop Trading Time for Money
00:58:16

Adam Carolla (@adamcarolla) is a best-selling author, comedian, actor, and host of The Adam Carolla Show -- the Guinness World Record holder for Most Downloaded Podcast.

What We Discuss with Adam Carolla:

  • How Adam came up in comedy and resisted negative influences.
  • Why trading time for money is a losing proposition and how we can break the cycle.
  • Sometimes you don't need a grand plan to break away from a medieval laborer's mindset -- just the motivation to do something more with your life.
  • How to tell if we're doing something for ourselves or doing something based on pressure from others.
  • Why it's important to run toward your fear.
  • And much more...

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Jul 17, 2018
68: Feedback Friday | When Is the Perfect Time to Have Kids?
00:49:55

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When times seem tough, just remember it's rare they ever get "stuck in a cave in Thailand awaiting uncertain rescue" tough.
  • Do you ever feel like you can't accept someone else's offer of help for fear that you will owe them something that you can't "pay back?"
  • Is there ever a right time to have kids? Way of the Peaceful Warrior author and friend of the show Dan Millman writes in with his take.
  • Is it true that there are more and bigger opportunities in the big city?
  • When is Producer Jason going to graduate to Co-Host Jason?
  • When you're creating content for the general public (like YouTube videos or a podcast), how do you stay motivated to remain consistent and inspire improvement when growth is slower than you'd like?
  • How can you present invitations to friendly gatherings in a way that is enticing?
  • How do you get your foot in the door to an industry you find attractive when you currently lack experience in that industry?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Gateway Podcast
  • Quick shoutouts to John Raynaud, the GM at Pizza My Heart and Jules Bradley from the UK!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jul 13, 2018
67: Allen Gannett | You Don't Have to Be a Genius to Be Creative
00:59:56

Allen Gannett (@allen) is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a placeholder on the 30 under 30 lists for both Forbes and Inc., and the author of The Creative Curve: How To Develop The Right Idea, At The Right Time.

What We Discuss with Allen Gannett:

  • Creativity isn't innate to a lucky few geniuses; it's a quality that anyone can learn to develop.
  • Why many stories about so-called geniuses are embellished to sell an inaccurate idea of what creativity is and where this quality comes from.
  • What various fields of study have known -- for years -- about the relationship between intelligence and creativity and how this is at odds with popular belief.
  • Steps that show us how we can cultivate the right qualities and environment so that episodes of creative genius are more likely to strike us when we need it.
  • The four laws of the creative curve that, if followed, will endow anyone with creative prowess.
  • And much more...

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Jul 12, 2018
66: Guy Winch | How to Fix a Broken Heart
01:03:44

Guy Winch (@GuyWinch) is a licensed psychologist, leading advocate for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives, workplaces, and education systems, and author of How to Fix a Broken Heart.

What We Discuss with Guy Winch:

  • While our physical body works overtime to heal itself when injured, our mind counterintuitively works against healing the wounds of emotional trauma. Guy explains why this happens and why it's imperative to intervene.
  • The insidious lengths to which the mind will go to keep us perpetually experiencing pain and how we can take back control from our default autopilot.
  • We can't passively count on time to heal all wounds. We need to take a more active role in our recovery from an emotional wound.
  • If you shame someone who is coping with the death of a pet or otherwise lack the ability to empathize with their pain, you might be kind of a monster.
  • Getting comfortable asking for help when we're recovering from emotional trauma helps others understand that it's okay for them to ask for help as well.
  • And much more...

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Jul 10, 2018
65: Feedback Friday | How to Get out of an Abusive Relationship
00:43:18

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you continue to have a relationship with a family member in which you can focus more on positive things you have in common rather than what he or she is stressed or anxious about?
  • Feedback Friday 18 is episode number 26, and here's a listener's follow-up to a discussion we had there.
  • How do you reframe a job -- that's got amazing perks but doesn't challenge you -- and change your mindset so you don't get stuck in a rut?
  • Addiction to anything is a struggle -- even if it's "just" video games and pot. But how can you kick your addictions when you're burned out on real life and don't really know how to relate to other people?
  • Should you go for your dream job even if it forces you to move thousands of miles away from your significant other?
  • Qualified relationship expert Duana Welch tags in to dispense good advice to someone looking to get out of a red flag, jealousy-driven, abusive relationship.
  • If thinking about using social media gives you anxiety and you experienced a sense of great relief when you deactivated your Facebook account, do you even need social media to make friends in the 21st century?
  • When making conversation, you tend to ramble and blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. How can you cut back on the awkwardness?
  • Shoutouts to Athena and Marilyn Koutsonikolas and American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jul 06, 2018
64: Sean Young | Changing Your Life for Good with SCIENCE
00:55:54

Sean Young (@SeanYoungPhD) is the Executive Director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology and the author of Stick with It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life -- for Good.

What We Discuss with Sean Young:

  • Archaic strategies for behavior change that almost certainly never work -- even though people every day who should know better act like they never got the memo.
  • The ABCs of behavior: Automatic, Burning, and Common.
  • The SCIENCE model of lasting change: Stepladders, Community, Important, Easy, Neurohacks, Captivating, Engrained
  • Which of these behavior change tools we can apply to each behavior type.
  • How to formulate strategies to uncover, classify, and eradicate bad habits or build good habits -- and make the desired changes stick.
  • And much more...

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Jul 05, 2018
63: Daniel Pink | When Is the Best Time to Get Things Done?
00:58:00

Daniel Pink (@DanielPink) is the author of New York Times Best Seller When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which examines the psychology, biology, and economics behind scheduling for optimal effect -- and why your ideal time to get something done may widely differ from someone else's.

What We Discuss with Daniel Pink:

  • Timing is everything -- but we're only now beginning to connect the dots between fields of research to discover the science behind how timing actually works.
  • How humans are wired for time by chronotypes, how to identify our own particular chronotype, and what we can do to match our schedules to this chronotype.
  • What the trough is, how it differs according to chronotype, and how it affects the decisions we make -- for better or worse.
  • How observing the nappuccino and other restorative breaks during the day can minimize the worst effects of the trough.
  • Why lunch is really the most important meal of the day.
  • And much more...

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Jul 03, 2018
62: Feedback Friday | How to Get over Your Significant Other's Colorful Dating History
00:49:06

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Hollywood: gross as it ever was!
  • Do you ever feel threatened or outright disgusted when you think of your significant other's "colorful" dating history?
  • If you've got a cleavage-staring problem, you might benefit from the eye color drill and this listener's feedback.
  • Does crowdsourcing the work of creative professionals devalue their time?
  • How do you express empathy and support for someone who never follows your advice -- even though the consequences usually prove such advice is consistently sound?
  • You can't force old friends you care about to make positive changes in their lives, but do you have to put up with them if they're unrepentantly insufferable?
  • How do busy people find time to relax?
  • Why on Earth would you get into a workplace relationship?
  • How do you do Internet research on people you'd like to meet without feeling like a stalker?
  • Where do you draw the line to give the benefit of the doubt by reaching out and giving, versus spending more time trying to engage with someone who doesn't care?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Bluegrass Covers Spotify Playlist
  • Shoutout to American Dream University!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jun 29, 2018
61: Shaun T | 7 Transformational Principles for Living the Best Life
01:08:18

Shaun T (@ShaunT) has become one of the most recognizable fitness trainers in the world while running programs like Hip Hop Abs, Insanity, and Shaun Week. He's also the author of T Is for Transformation: Unleash the 7 Superpowers to Help You Dig Deeper, Feel Stronger, and Live Your Best Life.

What We Discuss with Shaun T:

  • Why Shaun T believes in living life with truth, trust, and transparency after decades of hiding in the closet about his sexuality -- and how most of us are in the closet about something whether we realize it or not.
  • What Shaun uncovered about his own patterns of behavior by going to therapy.
  • Looking at our life as a series of turning points, and how we can use those turning points to continue moving forward.
  • Using our anger to motivate us instead of hold us down.
  • Why we often keep ourselves down so others around us won't get angry or jealous.
  • And much more...

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Jun 28, 2018
60: Todd Kashdan | The Bright Truth about Your Dark Side
01:10:24

Todd Kashdan (@toddkashdan) is a Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University and co-author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self -- Not Just Your "Good" Self -- Drives Success and Fulfillment.

What We Discuss with Todd Kashdan:

  • Why trying to be positive and happy all the time may be harming your ability to get things done and achieve the results you want.
  • How what you may think of as negative emotions -- like anger -- can be useful superpowers with the proper awareness and application.
  • The problem with living in a time and place when distraction from discomfort comes in an easier and greater variety than ever before.
  • Why every decision you make now is based on how you expect to feel in the future -- and you probably underestimate your ability to tolerate distress.
  • How you can use the discomfort caveat to ease out of the "put on a happy face" rut around others.
  • And much more...

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Jun 26, 2018
59: Feedback Friday | How to Make It Clear You Just Want to Be Friends
01:08:57

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are joined by Marni Kinrys (@winggirlmethod) for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is there a psychological issue at play if you can't help but look at a woman's cleavage in conversation? Is there a way to change this habit?
  • Though you used to be outgoing and oblivious to what people thought of you, you've found yourself more shy and reserved in social situations lately. How can you get back to your normal stride?
  • Here's one quick way to determine if trying to win back your "just a friend" ex is the right call for you.
  • If you feel like you only have time to meet new people on Tinder, do you have time to invest in a serious relationship?
  • How young is too young to move in with a significant other?
  • How can a female athlete who's stuck in her social circle as "one of the guys" break out of the dreaded friend zone?
  • What can you do to make it clear that you're non-sexual before you throw up when your best friend kisses you on the lips?
  • The label of being "in a relationship" isn't all that high pressure -- you either are or you're not. So is your friend with benefits just keeping you around as an option?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Gaga: Five Foot Two
  • Quick shoutouts to Jimmy and Sam!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Marni on Twitter at @winggirlmethod and check her out on The Ask Women Podcast.

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Jun 22, 2018
58: Jason Flom | Why Criminal Justice Reform Matters to the Innocent
01:19:35

Jason Flom (@itsjasonflom) is the founder and CEO of Lava Records responsible for launching acts such as Katy Perry, Kid Rock, and Lorde, a philanthropist who has supported and championed various political and social causes, the host of podcast Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom, and the co-author of Lulu Is a Rhinoceros.

What We Discuss with Jason Flom:

  • Why Jason has always rooted for the underdog -- from bullied siblings to sports teams to endangered species to the wrongfully incarcerated -- and how he's passed this sensibility along to the next generation of Floms.
  • How one stays relevant in the entertainment industry, which is always asking: "What have you done for me lately?"
  • The role relationships play at the top of the music game -- one of the most competitive industries on the planet.
  • What we can learn from the wrongfully convicted, and why many of us are -- for the grace of good fortune -- just a hair away from a similar fate.
  • Why Jason's bulldog is actually a rhinoceros and what he hopes this lesson will teach us about tolerance.
  • And much more...

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Jun 21, 2018
57: Phil Hellmuth | The Winning Strategies of a Certified Poker Brat
01:34:20

Phil Hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) has won the World Series of Poker 14 times, is in the WSOP's Poker Hall of Fame, and is the author of New York Times Best Seller Play Poker Like the Pros and Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth's Autobiography.

What We Discuss with Phil Hellmuth:

  • The epiphany Phil Hellmuth had in his early twenties that set the course for the rest of his life.
  • Nonverbal tells and body language for reading other people at the poker table.
  • Why poker is more about playing the people across the table from you rather than the cards in your hands.
  • How poker players control their emotions while playing.
  • How Phil's mindsets and key belief systems have helped him excel in the world of poker and beyond.
  • And much more...

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Jun 19, 2018
56: Feedback Friday | How to Avoid the Psychic Con
00:46:17

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Do you believe in fate?
  • If you're asked your opinion about something, how do you avoid just repeating person one if you're person two?
  • When you're in high school, how do you maintain rapport with your teachers outside of the classroom without making things awkward?
  • How do you end a mismatched relationship for good and make the other person understand your reasons?
  • Is there a reason not to testify anonymously in a big case if you have the option?
  • Should we better preface the gender of who's writing the letters we read on the show?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Survivor's Guide to Prison
  • Quick shoutouts to Rana Batyske and John Raynaud, the GM at Pizza My Heart!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Jun 15, 2018
55: Mary Lou Jepsen & Rob Reid | The Future of Telepathy and Affordable Healthcare
01:27:16

Mary Lou Jepsen (@mljmljmlj) and Rob Reid (@Rob_Reid) discuss giant holograms, affordable life-saving medical imaging for all, telepathy, and a future when devices read images directly from our brains.

What We Learn from Mary Lou Jepsen and Rob Reid:

  • Mary Lou Jepsen's MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) alternative that will save countless lives by being affordable to all.
  • Why Mary Lou's multidisciplinary background makes her uniquely qualified to bring such a revolutionary medical breakthrough to light.
  • How this technology will more accurately hone in on early stage cancer, detect clogged arteries in time to prevent strokes, identify pregnancy complications, and much more.
  • Ways this technology might be applied in the future to make telepathy possible.
  • Why you should subscribe to Rob Reid's After On podcast if spooky science like this is right up your ally.
  • And much more...

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Jun 14, 2018
54: Barry Katz | How to Make Your Mark in the Funny Business
01:13:57

Barry Katz (@barrykatz) is a talent manager, producer, and podcaster (Industry Standard) who has discovered and represented some of your favorite comedians including Dave Chappelle, Whitney Cummings, Jay Mohr, Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Nick Swardson, Tracy Morgan, Darrell Hammond, and Louis C.K.

What We Discuss with Barry Katz:

  • Discover what it takes to be one of the best talent evaluators in America and how we can begin to hone the subset of skills we need to find the best in others.
  • Uncover why most people, even high-achievers, overcomplicate winning, and what we can do to simplify our mindset while ensuring we’re doing the right type of work to master our craft.
  • Explore some of the lessons Barry has learned from his clients, and how we can apply these lessons from comedy and high-profile careers to our own lives.
  • Talent versus hard work.
  • How to really get your resume noticed (in show business or otherwise).
  • And much more...

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Jun 12, 2018
53: Feedback Friday | How to Stop Being a Victim
00:56:45

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are joined by "Brutal" Linda Carroll (@Lovecycleslinda) for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you tell your friend he talks so much that other people don't want to be around him? And could there be underlying issues for his incessant jibber jabber?
  • Is resenting your spouse just one symptom of living a life that seems out of your control? What does it mean to be a victim, and how can you start regaining control?
  • It seems like you have most of the trappings of a fulfilling life -- so why are you too depressed to enjoy any of it? What's really missing from the equation?
  • Is it possible your significant other -- who takes you for granted, talks down to you, and doesn't appreciate or attempt to reciprocate the effort you put into the relationship -- is just a jerk?
  • Why did the person you're dating wait to tell you a few months into the relationship that she doesn't believe in monogamy?
  • What's the next step to take when a volatile and potentially suicidal loved one constantly cries out to you for help but never follows the advice you try to give them?
  • Recommendation of the Week: The Americans
  • Quick shoutouts to John from Elcott City and Tom Bilyeu and his Impact Theory Fans!
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Jun 08, 2018
52: Cal Fussman | How to Ask Big Questions for Big Answers
01:30:08

Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine known for his interviews with everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to Muhammad Ali to Jeff Bezos to Barbara Walters to Tom Hanks to Serena Williams. Make sure to check out his weekly podcast: Big Questions with Cal Fussman.

What We Discuss with Cal Fussman:

  • How November 22, 1963 got a young Cal to start asking big questions.
  • How Cal learned to build rapport fast during a decade of travel.
  • What creates and maintains the kind of curiosity that drives an epic interview.
  • Cal's approach to interviewing and how it differs from that of a journalist.
  • Why listening is actually an art form and how we can hone our skills to get the best out of others and ourselves.
  • And much more...

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Jun 06, 2018
51: Shane Snow | How to Work Together Without Falling Apart
01:04:34

Shane Snow (@shanesnow) is an award-winning entrepreneur and journalist, board member of The Hatch Institute, Founder at Large at Contently, and author of Dream Teams: Working Together Without Falling Apart.

What We Discuss with Shane Snow:

  • Why our differences allow us to become better together, but they almost always lead us to fear or fighting instead.
  • How we can develop cognitive flexibility to become better problem solvers -- alone or as part of a group.
  • How watching two to eight hours of fictional television per week can make us measurably open-minded.
  • Why cognitive friction is the secret ingredient of breakthrough teams.
  • The missing virtue of intellectual humility, how it can change everything about the way we interact and work -- and how to get more of it.
  • And much more...

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Jun 05, 2018
50: Feedback Friday | How to Handle Someone with Terrible Manners
00:40:34

Jordan Harbinger (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason DeFillippo (@jpdef) are joined by Jason Sanderson for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If you're a DJ networking with other DJs, what's the smoothest way to ask them to check out one of your tracks or demos without coming off as that guy?
  • Is your dislike for a coworker's rude table manners and loud chewing something you should just get over, or is there a polite way to bring it to his attention?
  • Have we ever done an interview that wasn't good enough to air for some reason or another -- and if so, how did we break the news to the guest?
  • Is social laziness a real thing?
  • How can you best tell others to piss off without alienating or offending them?
  • Is it right for an ex's significant other to request they cut ties with you?
  • How can you stay motivated to continue your studies after an academic hiatus?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Evil Genius
  • Quick shoutouts to Brooke and Amanda!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan Harbinger on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason DeFillippo on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Jason Sanderson at Podcast Tech, on Instagram at @jase_sanderson, or his personal website at jasonsanderson.co.uk.

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Jun 01, 2018
49: Alex Banayan | Why Mentors Are Important and How to Get One
01:04:33

Alex Banayan (@alexbanayan) is the author of The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers, which chronicles his seven-year quest tracking down icons from Bill Gates to Lady Gaga to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers.

What We Discuss with Alex Banayan:

  • What Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, and Jane Goodall all have in common.
  • The role of luck in success (it's probably not what you think).
  • Why mentors are important (and the mistakes people make when trying to find one).
  • How you can reach out to potential mentors even if you don't have a connection in common to make the introduction.
  • How Alex hacked The Price Is Right to fund this book venture and his speaking career.
  • And much more...

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May 31, 2018
48: Nir Eyal | How to Manage Distraction in a Digital Age
00:52:23

Nir Eyal (@nireyal) helps teams design more engaging products as demonstrated in his book Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, and shows us how we can break away from the distraction of this engagement if it's not serving us.

What We Discuss with Nir Eyal:

  • The never-ending struggle between traction and distraction.
  • How variable rewards are used to keep you glued to social media like B.F. Skinner's lab pigeons.
  • How to ensure you're moving closer to your goals even if your daily activities include what might, on the surface, seem like tangents.
  • Triggers that cause you to lose your way and how to program your environment to avoid and mitigate these triggers.
  • Why you're not really addicted to technology -- and why it's dangerous to say you are.
  • And much more...

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May 29, 2018
47: Feedback Friday | How to Set Boundaries and Stop People Pleasing
00:52:55

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you stop yourself from freezing up when it's time for a difficult conversation -- or sugar-coating the point you're trying to make beyond recognition?
  • How can you change the atmosphere from just hanging out with a friend to a date?
  • You're improving yourself while your friends are content to get high and play video games all day. Can you help them up, or will they just drag you down?
  • Do your friends really want to be friends with you?
  • Should you accept the life-changing dream job offer even though it's just seasonal, or stick with the job you hate until you can finish college?
  • If you've been self-employed for most of your life, how do you make the transition to working for others -- especially when you're your only solid reference?
  • When you're the soft-spoken one in the group, how can you assert enough presence to remain visible and part of the conversation?
  • You and your friend started a project years ago, and he's since slacked in his responsibilities despite repeated promises to resume. How can you outsource his job -- or get him to take his job seriously -- without offending him?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Tickled
  • Quick shoutouts to the San Francisco CastBox team and Steve Davis!
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  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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May 25, 2018
46: Fab Morvan | How to Persevere in the Wake of Scandal
01:08:50

Fab Morvan (@fabmorvan) is an inspiringly positive singer and songwriter who, as half of disgraced pop duo Milli Vanilli, understands better than most what it takes to rise above the aftermath of a career-shattering scandal. Also, he hasn't aged in 30 years and might be a legit vampire.

What We Discuss with Fab Morvan:

  • How the young and talented duo behind Milli Vanilli got suckered into fronting for other vocalists when they were fully capable of singing their own songs.
  • What it's like to endure and recover from a career-shattering scandal with the world watching.
  • Fab's practical secrets to positivity.
  • Why hasn't Fab aged in the past 30 years?
  • What legacy does Fab hope to leave behind?
  • And much more...

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May 24, 2018
45: Ryan Holiday | Solving for What You Really Want from Life
01:05:45

Ryan Holiday (@ryanholiday) is a media strategist, an entrepreneur, and an author who wrote eight books and ghost wrote another six by the time he was 30. His most recent offering is Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.

What We Discuss with Ryan Holiday:

  • How Ryan figured out what he really wanted to do with his life.
  • Ryan's two-step process to solve for that.
  • Realistic alternatives to college.
  • How to make life decisions more strategically than most.
  • What goes into writing a Ryan Holiday book from scratch.
  • And much more...

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May 22, 2018
44: Feedback Friday | How to Ease the Pain of Financial Anorexia
00:46:15

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are joined by Kim Seltzer (@seltzerkimberly) for this round of Feedback Friday!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Can eating disorder habits manifest in seemingly unrelated ways -- like how you feel about money? Is it possible to suffer from financial anorexia?
  • How do you go about institutionalizing a legitimately psychotic family member?
  • Can exes really be platonic friends?
  • Is your imposter syndrome socially sabotaging your ability to mingle with the people you really want to be mingling with at gatherings?
  • Do you have difficulty determining what is reasonable and what is not when it comes to your significant other's behavior?
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.
  • Connect with Kim on Twitter at @seltzerkimberly or her website, and check out her podcast: Charisma Quotient.

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May 18, 2018
43: George Raveling | Coaching to Win the Championship of Life
01:11:31

Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) is a pioneer in transcending the intersections of sports, culture, race, and business. He is also the author of War On The Boards: A Rebounding Manual.

What We Discuss with George Raveling:

  • George's process for planning every day with intentionality and strategy.
  • Why, even at age 80, George reinvents himself every five years.
  • The best place to start with disruption.
  • What sets apart great athletes and other high performers from the rest of the crowd.
  • George's three fundamental responsibilities: to coach attitude, behavior, and performance.
  • And much more...

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May 17, 2018
42: Linda Carroll | What to Do When Good Chemistry Goes Bad
00:54:08

Linda Carroll (@Lovecycleslinda) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, relationship sage, and author of Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love.

What We Discuss with Linda Carroll:

  • What to do when good chemistry goes bad.
  • Why falling in love with "forbidden" people feels so exciting -- even when we know it's wrong.
  • What to do when we find ourselves Facebook-stalking old flames and fantasizing about rekindling relationships probably best left in the past.
  • What happens to an otherwise good relationship under constant attack by misfiring fight or flight chemicals (and how to get back on target).
  • How to get over the end of a devastating relationship and on with your life.
  • And much more...

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May 15, 2018
41: Feedback Friday | How to Charge What You’re Worth
00:37:31

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • What's so wrong with a lawyer driving an Accord?
  • Should you be firm or friendly when you're a landlord and you're pretty certain your tenant just lied to you about paying the rent?
  • Is protocol for who picks up the check different between Maui and the mainland?
  • 24 and thinking of living abroad? You'll never have less responsibility than you do now.
  • How do you start making connections from scratch in a new field?
  • When you own your own business, how do you give yourself a raise without making your clients feel like you're trying to pull a fast one?
  • What's the surefire right way to refer to women?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Top Spin
  • Quick shoutouts to Nadia and Vik!
  • Join the Jordan Harbinger Cabin at the Fireside Conference from September 6th-9th, 2018!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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May 11, 2018
40: Annie Duke | How to Make Decisions Like a Poker Champ
01:13:42

Annie Duke (@AnnieDuke) is a World Series poker champion, Ante Up for Africa co-founder, public speaker, and author of Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts.

What We Discuss with Annie Duke:

  • Thinking in Bets isn't really about poker -- and neither is this episode.
  • Two things that determine the quality of our lives: the quality of our decisions and luck; we'll learn to understand the difference between the two.
  • Common mistakes we make when evaluating decisions, namely something called resulting -- which all of us do -- which leads to worse decision quality over time.
  • How we can become better belief calibrators, and why this helps us mitigate bias in our thinking and in our decision-making process.
  • How Annie and other world champion poker players have formed decision-making pods with one another to help them get better at decision quality and strategy, and how you can do the same.
  • And much more...

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May 10, 2018
39: Ryan Michler | Why Man Is His Own Worst Enemy
01:00:53

Ryan Michler (@orderofman) is a husband, father, Iraq combat veteran, founder of Order of Man, and author of Sovereignty: The Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Men.

What We Discuss with Ryan Michler:

  • How the dismissal of masculinity as a positive force in popular society has led to an alarming shortage of strong, ambitious, and self-sufficient men.
  • The 13 virtues crucial for men to reclaim their own sovereignty -- and what this means.
  • How men can create a battle plan to level up skill sets within these virtues.
  • Why acknowledging the enemy inside as the source of all troubles rather than blaming external enemies is ultimately empowering.
  • How to formulate an after action review to analyze the effectiveness of every encounter, project, or conversation and grow from the experience.
  • And much more...

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May 08, 2018
38: Feedback Friday | The Benefits of Traveling the World Alone
00:42:24

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • If you're catching up with the week behind us, make sure to give our conversations with David Burkus and Duana Welch a listen!
  • Struggling with patience? Here's our advice for coping with the here and now in its own sweet time.
  • How can you leave a positive, lasting impression to kick off a positive and friendly relationship with a new connection to your professional network?
  • What can you do for a long distance friend in serious need of potentially life-saving help?
  • Should you intervene in an unhealthy co-dependence between two friends? If so, how?
  • Is traveling the world alone only for drifters and hobos?
  • Is it better to confess that you lied about past events or should you just put it behind you and move forward?
  • If you're self-publishing, how much should you be self-promoting?
  • Recommendation of the Week: go outside and enjoy the weather!
  • Quick shoutouts to Tara Nesbit and Linda Magro!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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May 04, 2018
37: Duana Welch | The Science of Jealousy and How to Manage It
01:17:53

Duana Welch (@duanawelch) is known for applying social science to people’s real-life relationship issues at her Love Science blog and in her book Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do.

What We Discuss with Duana Welch:

  • How jealousy differs from envy.
  • The evolutionary purpose of jealousy and why it affects even the typically cooler-headed among us.
  • How we can leverage jealousy like a human smoke detector.
  • What makes both men and women jealous, and how we can use that jealousy to move relationships forward rather than tearing them apart.
  • Jealousy red flags and warning signs -- and rational strategies to employ when we encounter them.
  • And much more...

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May 03, 2018
36: David Burkus | How to Become a Networking Superconnector
00:57:23

David Burkus (@davidburkus) is a sought after speaker, business school professor, regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, and author of Friend of a Friend...: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career.

What We Discuss with David Burkus:

  • How we can grow our networks based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice.
  • How to take advantage of our existing network's weak and dormant ties.
  • What it means to be a structural hole-filling broker of ultimate value to our entire network.
  • How to become a superconnector.
  • Using the illusion of the majority to our advantage.
  • And much more...

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May 01, 2018
35: Feedback Friday | Transgender Networking in the Workplace
00:38:55

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Is there a way to encourage a significant other to work on him or herself without coming off as critical or patronizing?
  • What if your friends are right and you really are an asshole?
  • How should (and shouldn't) you open a cold conversation with a stranger on LinkedIn?
  • How do you persistently remind a potential mentor you exist without being annoying?
  • Why don't we have more women guests on the show? (Short answer: we'd like to! Please refer them our way!)
  • Should being transgender change the way you network and develop social connections in the workplace?
  • What's the best way to travel and explore the world as a social, immersed adventurer rather than a passive tourist?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Trump: An American Dream
  • Quick shoutouts to Don Hoekwater and Anthony Sandora!
  • Swannies Giveaway winners: Christian and Kathleen!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Apr 27, 2018
34: Deep Dive | Why You Should Be an Amateur
00:52:17

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) rejoins us to deep dive into why the fresh eyes of an amateur often spot what the professionals miss, and how we can get some of that so-called beginner's luck to rub off on us no matter how experienced we happen to be.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • The experience paradox: while experience helps us solve problems with precision and focus, it also blinds us to alternative -- sometimes better -- solutions.
  • Experts rely on technique and convention; amateurs are guided by insight and intuition.
  • What Einstein understood about the importance of maintaining an amateur's mindset when tackling problems no expert had yet solved.
  • Why making it through the amateur stage is crucial for growth -- or even beginning -- any endeavor. (If you knew then what you know now, you might not have even gone through the trouble of starting!)
  • How we can take advantage of our expertise without losing the beginner's amateur insight.
  • And much more...

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Apr 26, 2018
33: Will Storr | Avoiding Self-Obsession in the Age of the Selfie
00:53:08

Will Storr (@wstorr) is an award-winning investigative journalist and author of Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us.

What We Discuss with Will Storr:

  • What is the neoliberal self?
  • Are we born with innate self-obsession, or is it picked up along the way?
  • What happens when our fictionalized sense of self clashes with reality?
  • Why do we overprivilege and credit select individuals for the accomplishments of many while blaming ourselves for not living up to their impossible examples?
  • The dangers of perfectionistic thinking.
  • And much more...

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Apr 24, 2018
32: Feedback Friday | How to Inspire Kids to Excel
00:56:10

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Our episode with Vanessa Van Edwards should have video by the time you hear this. Sorry for the delay!
  • Andrew Warner is hiring a second in command to run Mixergy, his Silicon Valley-based podcast business. Are you someone who can't stop thinking of podcast marketing ideas? Think you'd be good at recruiting top guests? To apply, go to AndrewWarner.com/hiring
  • The roommate switch? It can't be done.
  • How might an obliger (Gretchen Rubin, episode 18) self-motivate to learn a new language?
  • How do you take notes like a pro -- and put them to good use afterwards?
  • Remember: anything "free" comes with a price.
  • What chakras are to blame for someone's lack of personal responsibility?
  • What can you do to tactfully reintroduce yourself to the world when you've effectively been away due to health issues, personal misfortunes, and downright bad luck?
  • How can a teacher really inspire an underprivileged 11 to 13-year-old to excel?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Wild Wild Country
  • Giveaway winners: Kelvin S. and Nikki F.
  • Quick shoutouts to Andrew McDougal and James Jordan!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Apr 20, 2018
31: Bob Burg | The Five Secrets of Ultimate Influence
00:56:00

Bob Burg (@BobBurg) is the co-author of The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About a Most Persuasive Idea, a parable about the power of genuine influence in business and beyond.

What We Discuss with Bob Burg:

  • Disagreement -- especially online -- is more common than persuasion or advancing the conversation. What can we do to change this?
  • How "listening with the back of the neck" helps us find common understanding with others.
  • The seatbelt principle of emotions and how we can work on our ability to react in ways that result in more productive disagreements.
  • Setting the right frames and responding to negative ones.
  • How to say "no" in a way that doesn't end up getting us in trouble later down the line.
  • And much more...

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Apr 19, 2018
30: Vanessa Van Edwards | How to Captivate with Social Cues
00:55:59

Vanessa Van Edwards (@vvanedwards) is the lead investigator at human behavior research lab Science of People and author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.

What We Discuss with Vanessa Van Edwards:

  • How to make a graceful exit with social cues.
  • How to nicely interrupt someone with social cues.
  • How to introduce someone whose name you don't remember.
  • How to show someone you are (or are not) attracted to them with social cues.
  • How to show someone you don't believe them with social cues.
  • And much more...

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Apr 17, 2018
29: Feedback Friday | Borrowing and Loaning Money Without Losing Friends
00:49:25

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Fixated on the past? Not us. Like The Jeffersons, we're movin' on up! That being said, we appreciate you passing the memo along to people who don't yet know about the move.
  • If a friend avoids you to get out of paying back a loan, should you just write it off as an investment in learning who isn't your friend?
  • If you grew up in the US but had to leave because you didn't win the work visa lottery, how do you make do in a place you don't really want to be until you can make it back to the US?
  • Are you Jordan's good friend?
  • How do you go about rebuilding your social circles when your old friends stop calling you back?
  • Is it worth the investment of time to learn additional languages, or is that time better spent leveling up other skills?
  • How do you give up your high-paying but soul-crushing job to pursue dreams of traveling the world and working remotely?
  • How do you start building wealth as opposed to constantly going into debt -- especially when you have a significant other who can't hold down a job?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Take Your Pills
  • Quick shoutouts to Andrei in Russia and Brandl Moniz!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
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Apr 13, 2018
28: James Fallon | How to Spot a Psychopath
01:17:19

James Fallon (@jameshfallon) is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the University of California, Irvine and author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist's Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.

What We Discuss with James Fallon:

  • The ingredients that go into creating a psychopath.
  • The differences between psychopaths and sociopaths.
  • How we as a society can limit the expression of psychopathic and sociopathic traits -- and why evolution hasn't done the job already.
  • How to spot a psychopath.
  • Why psychopaths are so good at manipulating people -- and what we can do about it.
  • And much more...

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Apr 12, 2018
27: David Eagleman | How Your Brain Makes Sense of the World
01:09:05

David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a neuroscientist at Stanford, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, author and co-author of several books including The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, and CSO of NeoSensory, a company that specializes in sensory substitution technology.

What We Discuss with David Eagleman:

  • The science that encourages lifelong learning as a way to fend off the effects of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
  • How the human brain processes senses beyond sight, sound, taste, smell, and touch -- and how we might upgrade our senses in the not-too-distant future.
  • What flipping a coin can tell us about the subconscious brain.
  • How our memories and self-identities are built from the brain's interpretation of reality -- which is quite different from reality itself.
  • Will we ever be able to download skills directly into our brains?
  • And much more...

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Apr 10, 2018
26: Feedback Friday | Getting Excited without Banking on the Outcome
00:41:19

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you maintain the momentum of your self improvement milestones in the wake of a difficult breakup?
  • Do you need continuous novelty in your professional life?
  • In any industry, it's better spending eight hours to miss the chance to work for a narcissist than eight months -- or eight years. But sometimes it's hard to spot them when the industry is entertainment.
  • How do you approach someone cold and build rapid trust with them when you're an INTJ who only knows how to flirt with disaster?
  • Is getting your hopes up just a recipe for disappointment, or should you embrace the motivation of excitement when it strikes?
  • How do you keep your feelings in check when you have an unrequited crush on a colleague who flirts with people who aren't you?
  • What's the best (and worst) way of asking for advice from us?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Scam City
  • Quick shoutout (and happy birthday wishes) to The Gabe!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Apr 06, 2018
25: Joshua Fruth | The War on Money Laundering and Why You Should Care
01:18:03

Joshua Fruth is a military intelligence officer, police captain, financial crime expert, and Director of Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Services at Matrix-IFS who joins us to discuss the war on money laundering and why it matters.

What We Discuss with Joshua Fruth:

  • What money laundering is and how it works.
  • Who benefits and who loses from money laundering.
  • How an investigator learns to think like the people he or she is investigating.
  • What needs to happen before intelligence gathering can even begin.
  • Why tracking the money trail is so valuable in the fight against criminals and terrorists.
  • And much more...

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Apr 05, 2018
24: Melissa Dahl | The Not-So-Cringeworthy Truth about Awkwardness
00:58:39

Melissa Dahl (@melissadahl) is a senior editor covering health and psychology for New York's The Cut. In 2014, she co-founded New York magazine's popular social science site Science of Us. Her first book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, is out now.

What We Discuss with Melissa Dahl:

  • Awkwardness does not have to make us feel alone -- in fact, the things that make us cringe can serve to remind us of how connected we all truly are.
  • Our concept of ourselves is often constructed externally -- by how we think other people view us.
  • How awkwardness can help us have tough conversations about race, politics, and gender.
  • How we can stop stop reliving embarrassing memories.
  • How to remap and reframe feelings of awkwardness or embarrassment and use them to our advantage.
  • And much more...

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Apr 03, 2018
23: Feedback Friday | The College Guide to Surviving Mean Girls
00:44:34

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Having trouble listening to this podcast on Android or iOS? We recommend CastBox or PodcastOne.
  • Tips for someone with little to no self-control who procrastinates and is easily distracted.
  • Is it strange to take the last name of someone you're dating -- even if you're not in a hurry to get married?
  • What's our secret to reading so many books over the course of a week -- and do we recommend it for most people?
  • Tips for learning about a subject or topic in which you don't have a lot of experience.
  • Mean Girls and Heathers exist in college, too. How should you deal with these bantamweight bullies?
  • What's the best way to make plans with someone a few weeks after you've unintentionally blown them off?
  • Is there a way to prevent stumbling over your own words during important meetings or being caught off guard by a hallway conversation when you're mentally exhausted?
  • How can you add more self care to your self-imposed busy life?
  • Recommendation of the Week: LA92
  • Shoutouts to Ethel in the Philippines and Premysl Ciompa!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 30, 2018
22: Deep Dive | How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People
00:53:29

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into why we all compare ourselves with other people, the pros and cons that arise from this, and what we can do to filter out the unhealthy comparisons we inevitably make.

What We Discuss with Gabriel Mizrahi:

  • Why we all compare ourselves to others and what purpose this comparison serves.
  • Why we tend to compare ourselves to people who are similar to us (often to the detriment of our relationships).
  • The two types of comparisons we make between ourselves and others.
  • Strategies to stop the unhealthy types of comparisons we make and how we can make ourselves better in the process.
  • Do we really need to compare ourselves to other people in order to be happy?
  • And much more...

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Mar 29, 2018
21: Benjamin Hardy | What to Do When Willpower Doesn't Work
01:07:54

Benjamin Hardy (@BenjaminPHardy) has been the number one writer on Medium since 2015, is nearing the completion of his PhD in organizational psychology, and is the author of Willpower Doesn't Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success.

"If you have to use willpower, it's because you actually haven't made a choice yet." -Benjamin Hardy

What We Discuss with Benjamin Hardy:

  • Your personality doesn't shape your behavior; your behavior shapes your personality.
  • If you can't create and control your environment, your environment creates and controls you.
  • What automaticity is and how it frees you up to be mindful of what matters.
  • The four sources of willpower and why willpower doesn't work.
  • Your identity is not fixed: how changing your behavior changes how you evaluate yourself -- and who you are.
  • And much more...

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Mar 26, 2018
20: Feedback Friday | There but for the Grace of Cryptocurrency Go I
00:45:42

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • When your best friend had a romantic interest in you, you needed time to work on yourself. Now that you have those feelings for her, she's interested in someone else. What to do?
  • You keep dating people who tell you you're someone they would want to marry but not date. What is that supposed to mean?
  • Due to one unfortunate decision, you're broke and your best friend is a millionaire. How do you stop yourself from poisoning a long-term friendship with toxic jealousy or reverse the depressive spiral it's slowly throwing you into?
  • How can you focus on cultivating a more confident vocal tone when conversing in a language not your own?
  • Is it possible to get people interested in something they don't prioritize?
  • Is there room for a relationship with someone who's needy in the life of a true workaholic?
  • What do you do when your new wife says she's not sure she's turned on by you anymore?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Seeing Allred
  • A quick shoutout to Jane Miller and her son Bryce!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 23, 2018
19: Denise Shull | How to Turn Bad Emotions into Good Decisions
01:07:09

Denise Shull (@DeniseKShull) is a performance architect, ReThink Group founder, and author of Market Mind Games: A Radical Psychology of Investing, Trading and Risk, considered the Rosetta Stone of trading psychology.

"The worst decision you make is always from acting out some feeling you usually don't know you have." -Denise Shull

What We Discuss with Denise Shull:

  • Why understanding what we feel and why we feel it is a source of power for creating change and spurring transformation.
  • Why the avoidance mechanisms high performers often use to escape the influence of emotion on actions is counterproductive.
  • How feeling negative emotions can help us decode hidden information inside those emotions to help us perform at our best.
  • What we can do to recognize what we're feeling -- especially if we've regulated ourselves to feel nothing in the face of difficult decisions.
  • How a thesaurus can be used to keep us from making mistaken decisions.
  • And much more...

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Mar 22, 2018
18: Gretchen Rubin | Four Tendencies: The Framework for a Better Life
01:13:26

Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) is a former lawyer turned podcaster and best-selling author. Her latest book is The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too).

What We Discuss with Gretchen Rubin:

  • We tend toward one of four archetypes based on how we respond to expectations: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels.
  • Understanding these tendencies improves the ways we motivate and influence ourselves and others.
  • We explore each tendency and how we can optimize our mental models and self-talk to get ourselves on the right track.
  • We learn how to spot these tendencies in others and ensure we're using the right types of incentives and communication to get the best from those around us.
  • Take the quiz 600,000 others have taken to better understand how these frameworks can galvanize significant and lasting change.
  • And much more...

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Mar 20, 2018
17: Feedback Friday | Striking up First Conversations with the Last in Line
00:41:08

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • You and your childhood friend's relationship has endured many trials. Will it survive the month he's spending on your couch quoting South Park catch phrases?
  • Where's the line where loving what you do for a living crosses over into obsession?
  • How do you make sure your voice doesn't get drowned out in a group conversation?
  • Vocal demonstration: the cork technique.
  • How do you move past the old boss defaming you among colleagues in your small industry's network?
  • What's the best way to handle a friendship with someone who's become hostile and difficult to be around since receiving bad news?
  • How can you get better at striking up first conversations?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Dirty Money
  • Quick shoutouts to Giuliana in South Africa and Maijid in Ghana!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 16, 2018
16: Tali Sharot | Unpacking the Science of the Influential Mind
01:13:34

Tali Sharot (@affectivebrain) is an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience, the founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London, and author of The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others.

What We Discuss with Tali Sharot:

  • When hope is a better motivator than fear -- and vice versa.
  • Facts and figures don't tend to change minds already aligned to a certain opinion -- in fact, they can have a backfire effect that further entrenches people in their beliefs.
  • The four factors that determine whether or not we're likely to change our beliefs.
  • What happens when new evidence doesn't fit our beliefs, but it fits what we want to believe.
  • When trying to persuade, it's better to seed a new belief than to contradict the old one.
  • And much more...

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Mar 15, 2018
15: Jocko Willink | Why Discipline Beats Motivation Every Time
00:55:18

Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is a retired Navy SEAL commander, podcaster, co-author of New York Times Best Seller Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, and author of Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. His upcoming Marc's Mission: Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) will be out soon.

What We Discuss with Jocko Willink:

  • Effective leadership values and strategies are the same across all fields and industries -- whether you're a Navy SEAL, an office manager, or a startup entrepreneur.
  • The difference between motivation and discipline.
  • The intersection between leadership and humility.
  • How to create a practice of discipline that will be there when we need it.
  • A good leader isn't necessarily the most skilled person in the room, but he or she knows how to bring out the best in everyone to create a solid team.
  • And much more...

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Mar 13, 2018
14: Feedback Friday | I Will Teach You to Be Tall on the Inside
00:42:34

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let’s dive in!

On This Week’s Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • How do you distinguish between someone complaining or actually seeking feedback and help for their situation?
  • What advice would we give a 20-year-old?
  • Don’t short yourself: overcoming height insecurity isn’t such a tall order.
  • They like your qualifications on paper but balk at your age when you show up to the interview. What should you do next?
  • How does a young IT or cybersecurity professional get his or her foot in the doornowadays?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Derren Brown: The Push
  • Quick shoutouts to lots of fans Jordan met at SMMW #18!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason’s (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 09, 2018
13: Joey Coleman | How to Ensure Lifelong Loyalty
01:17:51

Joey Coleman (@thejoeycoleman) is a customer experience designer, an award-winning speaker, creator of First 100 Days methodology, and author of the upcoming Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days.

"We're not paying attention to maintaining the relationships that we claim are important to us." -Joey Coleman

What We Discussed with Joey Coleman:

  • Why everyone has customers -- even if we don't own a business.
  • Why the first hundred days of a customer life cycle are the most important -- and if you can get the experience right within this time frame, you've got a customer for life.
  • The eight phases of a customer journey and how they apply to business and personal relationships.
  • The experience mindset -- why it's important and how we can develop it.
  • Why Joey's only gotten three tickets in spite of being pulled over by the police 81 times.
  • And much more...

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Mar 07, 2018
12: Dan Heath | The Power of Moments and How to Create Them
01:12:03

Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at Duke University's CASE center and co-author of Decisive, Switch, Made to Stick, and most recently The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact.

What We Discuss with Dan Heath:

  • Why we remember certain defining moments over others across the countless experiences of a lifetime.
  • How we can use the defining moment formula to create such moments for ourselves and others.
  • The opportunity most companies miss when hiring a new employee and how one organization goes over the top to get it right.
  • Action leads to insight more often than insight leads to action.
  • Why time seems to go faster as we age.
  • And much more...

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Mar 05, 2018
11: Feedback Friday | How to Deal with Conversational Narcissists
00:57:19

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Sending a question for Feedback Friday? Remember: No cuts, no butts, no coconuts!
  • How do you best take care of business today when you're squatting from a suitcase at Mom's while awaiting a possible job offer from a friend's company?
  • You're a parent and you've just caught your child in a lie. What do you do?
  • What's our advice for dealing with conversational narcissists?
  • How do you add value for people in your network when you don't feel like you're bringing anything to the table?
  • What's the way forward when a juvenile criminal record and a dysfunctional family keep you from achieving your dreams now that you've worked so hard to better yourself?
  • How do you enjoy embracing your inner grown-up and a life with an amazing fiancée when you still have urges to revisit bachelor-era indiscretions?
  • Where do you begin if you've never had a "passion" to pursue and it already feels too late in life to start?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Darkest Hour
  • Shout-outs to Mark and Stephanie whose Airbnb we enjoyed, and all the fans of our former podcast who have come to find us here on The Jordan Harbinger Show!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Mar 02, 2018
10: Deep Dive | Why We Suffer and How to Manage It
00:52:41

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) joins us for this deep dive into three surprising ways to cope with suffering that we've learned during our recent period of massive change, stress, and uncertainty.

"All experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed." -The Declaration of Independence

What We Discuss in This Deep Dive:

  • The difference between suffering and pain.
  • The three thoughts that make up the architecture of suffering.
  • The phenomenon of meta-suffering.
  • How much of the suffering we endure is actually under our control?
  • The beliefs and mindsets we can adopt to manage suffering more effectively.
  • And much more...

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Feb 28, 2018
9: Ed Latimore | The Superpower of Ignoring Social Approval
01:12:03

Ed Latimore (@EdLatimore) is a heavyweight boxer, physics major, chess nerd, survivor of Pittsburgh's public housing projects, and author of Not Caring What Other People Think Is A Superpower.

"I'm so happy that I learned to like books instead of social approval." -Ed Latimore

What We Discuss with Ed Latimore:

  • What Ed Latimore learned from growing up in one of the worst environments in America.
  • Why it's never too late to make big changes in your life -- and how to kick off the process if you're feeling resistant to making those changes.
  • How Ed rebuilt his life from the ground up after one of his biggest defeats.
  • Fear is a more powerful motivator than the desire to change.
  • Why would someone who pulled Cs and Ds in high school math choose to double major in math and physics on a second try at college?
  • And much more...

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Feb 26, 2018
8: Feedback Friday | How to Travel with Grumps and Date the Ambitionless
00:39:44

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Having multiple dreams to pursue can feel like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Do you have to settle on one page's outcome, or can you cut and paste your way to happiness?
  • Do you really want to travel for a month with a spiteful, knife-wielding grump who begrudges the good fortune of his peers and is loath to follow the sacred A-Team pledge to "never leave a man behind" when hiking in the wilderness?
  • How does Jordan read so much in order to prep for podcast guests?
  • How does an immigrant struggling to understand American culture make meaningful connections in a small town? Would living in a bigger city make things easier?
  • Can you accurately gauge whether or not someone's romantically interested in you purely by text messaging?
  • What's the next level for a relationship between two people whose core values don't even come close to aligning?
  • Why should the most ambitious person in a relationship be expected to make all the sacrifices?
  • Recommendation of the Week: Voyeur
  • Quick shoutouts to Isabelle Yong and Max Rooke!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Feb 23, 2018
7: Max Lugavere | Prevent Dementia and Eat Like a Genius
01:05:54

Max Lugavere (@maxlugavere) is a science journalist focusing on brain health, performance, and longevity. His New York Times Best Seller Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life is out now.

"In the modern supermarket, dietary diversity is a terrible thing!" -Max Lugavere

What We Discuss with Max Lugavere:

  • Alzheimer's disease isn't just something that afflicts the elderly -- what can young people do today to ward it off?
  • What does modern science have to say about the USDA's historical recommended daily allowance of grains?
  • Problems like depression and brain fog can often be traced directly to our diet and lifestyle.
  • How to arm ourselves for optimal brain function so we can wake up feeling awesome every day.
  • How food companies spend big bucks on research and development designed to addict us to and overconsume their products.
  • And much more...

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Feb 22, 2018
6: Simon Sinek | What's Your "Why" and Where Do You Find It?
01:11:22

Simon Sinek (@simonsinek) is the author of Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team and Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.

"We are worth more than the work that we do; the work that we do is supposed to reflect who we are and what our worth is." -Simon Sinek

What We Discuss with Simon Sinek:

  • Why high performers get depressed the more they achieve.
  • Even if you love what you do for a living, it's only a part of why you do it.
  • The role of trust and how to develop a culture of trust in your life at work and at home.
  • Can we incentivize performance or behavior?
  • Goldman's Dilemma and how many of us play a real-life version of this shocking thought exercise.
  • And much more...

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Feb 19, 2018
5: Feedback Friday | Faux Gravitas Your Way to Success
00:55:54

Jordan (@JordanHarbinger) and Jason (@jpdef) are back to banter every week and take your comments and questions for Feedback Friday on The Jordan Harbinger Show!

If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Feedback Friday episodes, drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • New beginnings! New excitement! New puppies! New levels of sleep deprivation!
  • Here's a trick to convey contemplation rather than grumpitude if you've got one of those resting faces.
  • How do you turn from a Fibbing Freddy into a Trustworthy Terry?
  • How do we prepare for a show? (If you're interested in the longer story, tell us!)
  • Do you like this show? Please tell your friends about it -- we're starting from scratch and need your help!
  • Why should a woman who has more in common with her boyfriend and his friends be forced to hang out with the girlfriend group at social occasions?
  • Sometimes people who are stuck in a rut don't even realize it. Is there a delicate way to tell them?
  • There's something to be said for having the confidence to make mistakes (or dress like a kangaroo at the bar) without being embarrassed.
  • Recommendation of the Week: Somm
  • Quick shoutouts to Rick Higgins, Eric Onesto, and George Taylor!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@jordanharbinger.com!
  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger, and check out Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks. You can also find him on Instagram at JPD.

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Feb 16, 2018
4: Deep Dive | Learning How to Cope with Instability
01:01:13

Gabriel Mizrahi (@GabeMizrahi) takes a deep dive with us into one of life's scariest constants: instability. We'll discuss why it's crucial for personal growth and how to embrace what it has to offer rather than trying to outrun its transient discomforts.

"Instability isn't just a thing we need to deal with in life -- it is life." -Gabriel Mizrahi

What We Discuss in This Deep Dive:

  • No matter how stable life might seem at any given moment, we should always count on one constant: instability. Change -- whether big or small -- is inevitable.
  • Rather than trying to avoid or expel the uncertainty we experience in moments of instability, we should be taking notes and learning from it.
  • At its core, uncertainty is really a function of how much information we have versus how much information we want.
  • Uncertainty makes unpleasant events more unpleasant, but it also makes pleasant events more pleasant.
  • Why you should trust that uncertainty exists to serve you.
  • And much more...

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Feb 15, 2018
3: Bill Browder | Hunted by Putin
01:20:20

Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) pioneered a brand-new market after the fall of The Iron Curtain while making powerful enemies -- including Vladimir Putin. He is the author of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice.

"I made a vow on that morning to Sergei Magnitsky's memory, to his family, and to myself, that I was going to go after the people who killed him and make sure that they face justice." -Bill Browder

What We Discuss with Bill Browder:

  • How someone who grew up in a family of communist academics became one of today's most successful capitalists.
  • How Bill Browder saw and continues to see and profit from opportunities that others discount as foolish.
  • How Russian oligarchs rip off and defraud minority and foreign shareholders.
  • How an Interpol Red Notice could mean arrest and extradition to Russia to face torture.
  • Who was Sergei Magnitsky, and how is Bill seeking justice for his murder by the Russian state?
  • And much more...

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Feb 13, 2018
2: Rob Weinhold | The Art of Crisis Leadership
01:01:17

Rob Weinhold (@FallstonGroup) is the CRO (Chief Reputation Officer) of Fallston Group and co-author of The Art of Crisis Leadership: Save Time, Money, Customers and Ultimately, Your Career.

"Crisis is a growth strategy -- you have to expect it." -Rob Weinhold

What We Discuss with Rob Weinhold:

  • What four motivations are found at the core of any damaged reputation?
  • Why bad press spread faster than the speed of truth can damage a person or brand's reputation forever.
  • Understand the Resilient Moment Communications Model and how can it help us answer to an issue of sensitivity, adversity, or crisis.
  • How to identify the warning signs of a crisis about to happen and prepare against them ahead of time.
  • How to react to a crisis in a way that spins it into an advantage.
  • And much more...

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Feb 07, 2018
1: Mark Geragos | How Celebrities Stay out of Jail
01:04:59

Mark Geragos (@markgeragos) is a criminal defense lawyer who has represented high-profile clients like Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Gary Condit, Susan McDougal, Chris Brown, and Scott Peterson. He is the co-author of Mistrial: An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works...and Sometimes Doesn't

"You never know what's going to happen -- especially when you're kind of the emergency room doctor of the law." -Mark Geragos 

What We Discuss with Mark Geragos:

  • How (and why) does a criminal defense lawyer stand up for the rights of someone who seems clearly guilty?
  • How nonverbal communication and body language are used effectively in the courtroom.
  • The court of public opinion and why it matters today more than ever.
  • The skills Mark uses to control his emotions during life and death trials.
  • What Mark witnessed in his youth that ensured his choice to defend people from criminal charges rather than prosecute them.
  • And much more...

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Feb 06, 2018
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