18 | Jordan Harbinger | Fine Tuning Intuition + Excellence In Following Curiosity | Just Be You Podcast

The Art of Charm

Jordan Harbinger is the co-founder of the prodigious show, The Art of Charm, where he squeezes the wisdom from leading entrepreneurs, celebrities, authors, and experts on psychology, human performance, behavioural economics, and success. According to Forbes, Jordan is one of the 50 best relationship-builders in the world, and after listening to this interview, you’ll legitimately understand why.

Jordan is an exceptionally interesting and intelligent character, having shared his ideas worldwide, including with Silicon Valley, the U.S. Military, the Department of State, and Department of Defence.

In a nutshell, we discuss:

  • The development of your fulfillment through diversity, as opposed to ‘following your purpose’.
  • The difference between using and abusing skills in human behaviour and the long-term game of psychology and emotional intelligence.
  • Understanding manipulation vs. contribution when you are in a position of power.
  • How boredom can lead you to very interesting and successful places if you go with your interests.
  • How to fit in five languages, a law degree and a podcast that has produced conversations with some of the world’s most exceptional people and had millions of downloads.
  • How to separate from fear in a healthy way and make the right decision (both in life-threatening situations and your normal everyday circumstances) and listen to your intuition.
  • Why he recommends diversity via experience and experimentation.
  • The potential of empathic people not being able to tap into their intuition as well (and how to avoid this).
  • Again, why following your passion is terrible advice (with justifiable reasoning).
  • How to break down, understand and most of all, cultivate your intuition and it’s signals.

Diversity trumps university

… And this is just the beginning!

For a person who has hundreds of hours of experience interviewing exceptional people, Jordan remains down to earth, humble and kind, which is rare and beautiful (not sure he'd appreciate "beautiful", but hey 😉 ). What I loved the most was Jordan’s wrap up around what drives his work, which is essentially about leaving the world and people better than when you found them.

Jordan’s wide and diverse life experience and our shared love of human psychology and how things work, made this conversation feel like I was having lunch with an old friend. I had a giggle at it listening back, feeling like a curious child leaning into a conversation about life, coming to understand what the world looks like through his eyes.

I had the honour of interviewing Jordan in person at the We Are Podcast event, last November, and he closed the event just after this recording and shared how he escaped his second abduction. So, if you’re going to dig deeper into any interviewee I have on the show, I highly recommend you choose Jordan. It would be impossible to listen to his work and not become a better and more self-aware person.


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