In this episode number 161, you're going to learn how to identify your genius and leverage it. You’ll also learn how to find or even create a peer group of high performers as well as take your relationships to a whole new level. Our guest isMike Zeller He's a social entrepreneur who started eight different businesses in five different industries producing over $100 million in sales. He's been featured in the Huffington Post, Business Insider and Entrepreneur. In addition to having his own marketing agency, he mentors and educates other budding entrepreneurs I have that in mind so much because I have this futuristic strength and it allows me to see where things are heading. You combine that with input where my brain is like a huge file cabinet. I can retain so many different things like marketing campaigns that were a decade ago. My ideation and strategic come in to morph something that I saw like, "There was a scavenger hunt that Budget Rent a Car did about fifteen years ago and we could do a scavenger hunt online in this way and tweak it in this fashion and it could be hugely viral and get you tons of links.” I'm a very much of a creator of different ideas, brainstorming and all that and in a very strategic way rather than tactical. Then I’m a learner. I'm constantly learning and absorbing new stuff, going to seminars. I'm a seminar junkie. I go to masterminds all the time and I'm reading all the time. I have a relentless thirst for knowledge and for a betterment of myself. If you take your StrengthsFinder assessment and then you give it to your team so that they know how to relate to you and work with you. Then you have your team take StrengthsFinder and you get to learn how best to relate to them like somebody who is a relater or somebody who's got a woo or something different than what your top strengths are. You can work with them in a different way and leverage their strengths and then leverage yours and not tap into the weaknesses on either side. For me, what I've noticed is when I have clarity on my strengths, clarity precedes momentum and momentum is power, and momentum is your friend. When I can communicate with clear positioning of who I am and where I deliver the most value, then I've just anchored in a distinction. My phrase for who I am is a business architect. I can look at our organization from the CEO and the CMO level and help people think through and design the business around where they want to go with their vision and their giftedness and help fill in the gaps. That gives me a lot of clear positioning. I interact with other entrepreneurs, versus if you don't have clear positioning on your genius. Your genius is where you can get paid at a much higher level and it's fun. I've had friends that are incredible and they got their PhDs and nutrition and all this stuff and they create nutritional products. They are some of the world's best product formulators. They get royalties for these products that they've helped create because of these special ingredients because they know their genius.
Mitch Prinstein joins me in this episode to explore why it’s so important to be likable instead of high status. Mitch is the author of Popular: Finding Happiness and Success in a World That Cares Too Much About the Wrong Kinds of Relationships. He’s also board-certified in clinical child and adolescent psychology. Mitch shares his thoughts on how we can increase our likability, online romantic relationships, time spent on social media, and much much more!
The key to ethically influencing people is to leave everything (and everyone) better than you found it. Make sure that you aren’t rationalizing the things that you want if they aren’t actually good for the other people involved. Today’s guest is an expert on influencing people. In fact, his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any situation saved his life after he traveled through war zones and was kidnapped twice. Jordan is fascinated by influence and he has interviewed world-famous people at the top of their fields to discover their untapped wisdom.
Luke Storey role as a celebrity and musician stylist has always been based on making people not only look great, but feel great, and believes everyone should be able to wield his tips to have amazing style in their life and feel great about the way they look.