#11 - Annie Duke: On Making Decisions Under Pressure & Battling Stereotypes

#11 - Annie Duke: On Making Decisions Under Pressure & Battling Stereotypes

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a wide-ranging conversation with my first repeat guest, Annie Duke. Annie and I had so much fun during our first conversation (Episode #4) we decided to do it all over again. Annie is a retired poker professional, bestselling author, corporate speaker, and decision strategist. As a former professional poker player, she won more than $4 million in tournament poker. She has won a World Series of Poker bracelet, the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She’s written five books, four on poker and strategy, and most recently she published her first for general audiences, Thinking in Bets: How to Make Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts

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#10 - Greg Mckeown: How to Discover Who You're Meant to Be

#10 - Greg Mckeown: How to Discover Who You're Meant to Be

In today’s episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an essential conversation with Greg Mckeown. Greg is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. He also collaborated on the writing and research of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. He has taught at companies that include Apple, Google, Facebook, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, and VMware. He was recently named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He’s a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review…

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#9 - 12 Breadcrumbs That Might Help You Find Your Way

#9 - 12 Breadcrumbs That Might Help You Find Your Way

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I’ll talk about 12 things I do every single day that help me embrace my imperfections. The world wants us to blend in rather than stand out. The world is begging us to be relevant rather than remembered. This overwhelming pressure rests on the idea of perfection. From what I’ve seen though, the most successful and creative people in the world are remembered not because they achieved perfection, but instead because they’ve learned to embrace their imperfections in meaningful ways. They say, success leaves breadcrumbs. Well, success has many definitions. But it’s my hope these breadcrumbs will inspire you to embrace your imperfections, and take pride in doing things just a little differently…

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#8 - Ryan Serhant: Sales Secrets of a Real Estate Mogul

#8 - Ryan Serhant: Sales Secrets of a Real Estate Mogul

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an entertaining conversation with Ryan Serhant. Ryan is the star of two hit Bravo TV shows. The two-time emmy nominated “Million Dollar Listing New York” and most recently he’s starring in and producing “Sell It Like Serhant.” He just launched his first ever book of the same title, Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine. Oh, and he happens to be one of the most successful real estate brokers in the world…

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#7 - Herb Cohen: The World's Best Negotiator

#7 - Herb Cohen: The World's Best Negotiator

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a great conversation with Herb Cohen. Herb has spent a lifetime specializing in crisis management and corporate strategy. He’s negotiated everything from mergers and acquisitions to hostage and terrorist situations. He’s been an advisor to US presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. Bush, and Bill Clinton. His expertise assisted in resolving Iranian hostage crisis during the late 1970’s, which safely brought home 52 American citizens and diplomats. He participated in the original START Arms Control Negotiations with the Soviet Union, NFL Players strike of the 1980’s, and Gulf crisis of early 90’s. He wrote the business classic You Can Negotiate Anything, which spent close to a year on the New York Times Bestseller list….

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#6 - Mark Goulston: Dealing with the Impossible People in Your Life

#6 - Mark Goulston: Dealing with the Impossible People in Your Life

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a compassionate conversation with Mark Goulston, MD. Mark is a psychiatrist, consultant, and the author of the international bestsellers Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone and Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life as well as five other books. He is a former UCLA professor of psychiatry, FBI hostage negotiation trainer, and currently works as an executive coach and an adviser to CEOs and founders of Fortune 100 companies. He’s been named one of America’s top psychiatrists 4 times by the Consumers’ Research Council of America…

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#5 - The Most Important Question You're NOT Asking

#5 - The Most Important Question You're NOT Asking

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I’ll talk about one crucial question business owners and professionals must consistently be asking themselves. Unfortunately, many rarely ever do. Not even once. Nevermind repeatedly. The “Information Age” has changed the way consumers interact with the businesses. Many companies and individuals are still stuck in stagnation with products and services that customers don’t even want. Naturally, this begs us to answer one key question and forces us to look a little deeper at the solutions we’re providing for customers…

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#4 - Annie Duke: Life Lessons, Poker Stories, & Decision Strategies

#4 - Annie Duke: Life Lessons, Poker Stories, & Decision Strategies

In this episode of the It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a fun conversation with Annie Duke. Annie is a retired poker professional, bestselling author, corporate speaker, and decision strategist. As a former professional poker player, she won more than $4 million in tournament poker. She has won a World Series of Poker bracelet, the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, and the NBC National Poker Heads-Up Championship. She’s written five books, four on poker and strategy, and most recently she published her first for general audiences, Thinking in Bets: How to Make Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. Annie’s been featured on shows like Good Morning America, The Late Show w/ David Letterman, and yes, even the Celebrity Apprentice. In 2014 she founded HowIDecide.org, a non-profit whose mission is to equip youth with skills to be better decision makers throughout their lives…

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#3 - Loretta Breuning: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness

#3 - Loretta Breuning: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness

Today I have a joyful conversation with Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D. Loretta is the founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, professor emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay, and host of The Happy Brain Podcast. She’s authored several books including of Habits of a Happy Brain, The Science of Positivity, and I, Mammal. Her books have been translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French and Turkish. Her work has been featured on Forbes, NPR, Fox, the Wall Street Journal, NBC, Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, Inc, Men’s Health, Fast Company, Dr. Oz and Real Simple…

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#2 - Steve Sims: The Modern Day Wizard of Oz

#2 - Steve Sims: The Modern Day Wizard of Oz

This week I have an energetic and down-to-earth conversation with Steve Sims. Steve is the founder of Bluefish, one of the top personal concierge services, and an expert marketer within the luxury industry. Some of Steve’s client requests include singing with a favorite rock star, being serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, walking the red carpet at A List Oscar parties, getting married in the Vatican, diving to the wreck of the Titanic, and becoming James Bond for a weekend. Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine have touted him, “The Real Life Wizard of Oz.” In short, he makes the impossible, possible…

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#1 - The Outcome Fallacy

#1 - The Outcome Fallacy

In this episode of It's Not What It Seems with Doug Vigliotti, you'll hear about The Outcome Fallacy—a societal belief that outcomes are more important than processes. Chances are, when we think about what will make us most happy, we think first of winning, promotions, or a big million dollar check. But when we think about what it is that helps us make better decisions, appreciate our lives more, and keep opening our minds to new ideas and ways of living, the Outcome Fallacy deceives us…

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Trailer: What is It's Not What It Seems?

Trailer: What is It's Not What It Seems?

Introducing the new podcast from bestselling author and sales strategist Doug Vigliotti. It will inspire you to be more open-minded. In this show, you'll hear discussions with creatives, professionals, and entrepreneurs about their work, ideas, and processes. You'll also get monthly audio-articles to maybe, possibly, hopefully, help you think differently. Think audiobook, but significantly shorter. And anything else that could help you be more open-minded…

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