Jordan Harbinger will show you that building quality professional relationships is a teachable skill.
It just takes some practice and a willingness to conquer your limiting beliefs!
Jordan is the host of the top ranked podcast, The Art of Charm.
He’s interviewed some super successful folks in their respective fields like Niel deGrasse Tyson, Shaq, and Tony Hawk. It’s a must listen, so check it out on iTunes or whatever podcast app you happen to use.
He teaches people about emotional intelligence in a systematic way. He has a ton of valuable resources over on his website, so check them out!
There’s a lot of great lessons in this episode, so many that I decided to diverge a bit from my usual format.
- What emotional intelligence is crucial to the development of your career.
- Jordan makes the argument why soft skills become a competitive advantage compared to your technical skills over the long-term of your career.
- He discusses his concept of ABG, Always Be Giving.
- Why the “double opt-in” is so important when making introductions.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Build community.
- Self-directed learning.
“We essentially teach emotional intelligence in a systematic way that anyone can learn and understand.”
“The way that you stand out is with soft skills: networking, influence, relationship building, and things like that.”
“Treat all new people that you meet like you’re going to know them for the rest of your life.”
Jordan provided this thought exercise to start changing your mindset about relationship building:
If you got laid off today, who are the 10 people you would reach out to? Make that list and then reach out to those people now, while you don’t need anything, and just start a conversation.
Make a list of those people. Then reach out to those people NOW, while you don’t need anything from them. Build your relationship with them just by asking how they are or how you can help them. It’s as easy as starting a conversation!