“Authenticity is hard because it requires us knowing who we are before we can be ‘authentic.’ Develop the hell out of yourself so that you know what you want and what you don’t want.”
On this episode of The Impact Entrepreneur Show we have Jordan Harbinger, founder of The Art of Charm, an iTunes Top 50 podcast, and advanced social skills training program for top performers.
If you could pick any superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
Freeze time. This has so many applications. You decide, “Oh man, I’m not getting enough stuff done!” No problem; freeze time, go to sleep, wake up fully rested, keep outworking everybody.
What are you most excited about?
I’m excited about is moving the show [The Art of Charm Podcast] forward, and getting better at the craft of talking to other people and creating the show. So feasibly, my goal is to become one of the best interviewers in the world where it becomes a right of passage to come on the show.
How do you decide what opportunities to pursue and what to pass on?
The way that I started promoting the show was “I’m going to do every podcast, I’m going to say yes to everything”. What I found was, after a while I got sick of being interviewed poorly. So I created a focused filter of things that make me happy and things that move my business forward. I choose my opportunities like I choose my tools
How have you evolved and remained true to your vision over the years?
I don’t know if we have. We’re constantly evolving what we teach and what we do. The intent is being helpful to other people and not be spammy internet marketers. We always knew that we couldn’t sleep well at night creating a crappy business and it had to be something that had longevity. We’re playing long game and so a lot of our decisions have been made in that way.
How did you overcome the obstacles you’ve faced?
A lot of what we have that’s worked for us is delusional confidence in the product, as in “This is gonna work even if we have to change it a thousand times we’re probably not going to go out of business because this is so good. We have the idea. We have the technology. It’s gonna work. We’re smart. We can figure this out.” That kind of confidence.
How do you go about changing one’s mindset it 6 day span after a lifetime of bad habits?
The way that we change habits in that super short amount of time is that we don’t change your habits in that short amount of time. We give you 6 months of prep before your program. You have a lot of drills and exercises. There’s pre-calls with the coach before the program. Then you come in for the week-long live component. After the program, we have an alumni network, and a follow up program. It’s just the live component part of the program that’s a week.
How will you measure your life?
I really want to put as much knowledge, information, and practical stuff out there as I can. It’s like, have I really left it all out on the table? The real way I would probably measure my life is whether my kids are great productive members of society or whether they’re crappy.
Parting words of wisdom:
“Legacy is greater than currency” helps you make decisions better than you normally would.
Art of Charm: ArtofCharm.com