How to Be Influential Without Words

Did you know you can be influential without even speaking? Sometimes your most influential decisions have nothing to do with what you’re saying. Yes, words are an important factor of influence, but sometimes you’ll want to turn your focus from the message and direct it to the messenger. If you want to really step-up your influence game, then now is the time to start paying attention to your state. Let’s start by defining state, then we'll talk about the different circumstances in which your state can enhance your influential conversations. What [...]

2 Steps to Letting Go of What Other People Think

All my life, I’ve had this fear in the back of my mind. I’ve struggled with it, made my peace with it, and then looped back to wrestling with it once again. I don’t know if I’m normal or if I’m different, but I’ve always been afraid of people knowing this about me. So, of course, the rational thing to do is to post a blog about it on the internet where it will remain forever. Brilliant. And so, I’m about to reveal a potentially embarrassing fact about myself because I believe that [...]

The Influential Techniques of Frank Underwood: Persuasive Lessons from House of Cards

Frank Underwood personifies the "dark arts" of influence. Learn his best conversational influence techniques and how you can use them - in a positive and ethical way - to achieve your goals.

7 Big Entrepreneurial Mistakes (and how to snap out of them)

Blogs, podcasts, and speeches are filled with inspirational rags-to-riches and “over night success” entrepreneurial stories that are meant to motivate and inspire. This is not one of those stories. We all can learn from and be motivated by the mistakes people have made on their entrepreneurial journey. The article is meant to demystify the process and help you see that mistakes are normal...and you have to make a few along the way. Here are 7 BIG mistakes that most people make...and how to get back on track.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the CIA

Become Your Most Influential Self! Don’t miss another update with a persuasive technique you can use today     James Bond. Everyone can quote name his signature car, the letter designated to his boss, and how he takes his drink. The world of James Bond is fast, sexy, and alluring. And, it quite possibly couldn’t be further from the truth. Even so, James Bond will always hold a special place in my heart because he was my gateway drug into my fascination with spies. [...]