#43 - David JP Fisher: How to Not Suck at Networking

#43 - David JP Fisher: How to Not Suck at Networking

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a down to earth conversation with David JP Fisher. D. Fish has written nine books including the best-sellers Hyper Connected Selling, Networking in the 21st Century, and most recently he released the 2nd edition of Networking in the 21st Century on LinkedIn. And given how integral this platform has become in the lives of so many professionals, I thought it would make a great conversation…

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#41 - Loretta Breuning: On Taming Your Anxiety

#41 - Loretta Breuning: On Taming Your Anxiety

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a great conversation with Dr. Loretta Breuning. Loretta is the author of Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness. You might remember my conversation with Loretta from way back in episode 3 when we talked about the happy chemicals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins. I learned so much from that conversation, so when Loretta told me about her new book, I instantly wanted to get her back on the show to talk about it. I think we all experience anxiety to a certain degree, so I thought it was incredibly pertinent…

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#39 - John Crowley: A Conversation About Selling

#39 - John Crowley: A Conversation About Selling

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a fun conversation with John Crowley. John is the author of Knuckle Dragging Sales: A Primitive Process to Make More Money. Our conversation touched on various aspects from John’s inspiring life, including beating cancer, quitting drinking, and selling like a caveman. John is a coach, mentor, speaker, and host of his own podcast, the Knuckle Dragging Sales Podcast, where he talks shop with sales leaders and professionals across the country. He helps sellers take it back to the roots of selling, and like me, he’s a big believer in practicality and simplicity. John is someone who I consider to be not only a colleague and a friend, but a true inspiration. I think you’ll see why pretty quickly…

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#38 - Douglas Vigliotti: Interview on The Gap (Part II)

#38 - Douglas Vigliotti: Interview on The Gap (Part II)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, you’ll hear the second half of my brother Darron’s interview with me about my new book, The Gap: The Little Space Between What You Know and Don’t Know. In this interview, we go a little deeper into a few specific concepts within the book and discuss how to close gaps, identify gaps, and what’s “inside” the Gap…

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#36 - Daniel Pink: On Why Timing Is Everything

#36 - Daniel Pink: On Why Timing Is Everything

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an interesting conversation with Daniel Pink. Dan is the author of six provocative books, including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which spent four months on the New York Times Bestseller List, and was named a “Best Book of 2018” by Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads, and several more outlets. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages…

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#35 - Why I Do What I Do

#35 - Why I Do What I Do

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I share an audio article titled, Why I Do What I Do: A Manifesto. I wrote this article to help you understand my sole intention behind why I write my books and articles (and do this show.) Okay, I spoil it. I write to help you to think differently, live better, and be more open-minded. Why? It’s far too often and frequently we become siloed in our opinions, beliefs, and habits. I believe this might be the most detrimental thing in our lives. In the article, I’ll explain what matters most to me and share some important stories to articulate concepts I champion…

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#33 - don Jose Ruiz: On Living Better Through Storytelling

#33 - don Jose Ruiz: On Living Better Through Storytelling

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an inspirational conversation with don Jose Ruiz. Maybe you remember my first conversation discussing Toltec philosophy with don Jose Ruiz’s brother, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Like his brother, don Jose Ruiz lectures and gives workshops around the world. He dedicates his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical everyday life concepts that promote transformation through truth, love, and common sense. He is the author of The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life, and the co-author, with his father don Miguel Ruiz, of The Fifth Agreement…

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#32 - The Problem with Star Wars

#32 - The Problem with Star Wars

In this episode of, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I’ll share an audio article titled, The Problem with Star Wars. This article will help you detach from your ideas, beliefs, and opinions in the moment. In my opinion, learning to cultivate detachment is one of society’s most under-discussed and under-developed skills. In the article, I’ll share one of the root causes that makes detachment difficult and of course, I’ll offer up a little piece of advice for you to move forward…

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