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Oct 30, 2017

I always have to be careful when discussing the topic of using psychology in negotiations. People sometimes get the wrong idea that we want to maliciously manipulate people to get what we want. That’s not how it works, especially at this level.

In this episode, I’ll show you 3 ways you can use psychology to ease anxiety and foster collaboration, creating an environment where your case for a raise is likely to be favorably heard and accepted.

Let’s begin, shall we?

Show highlights:

- What using a decision-maker’s own words when describing a problem does in their mind and how to do it without being awkward. (1:56)

- What to do with your own body language to subtly create trust, familiarity and comfort … a state of being that astronomically improves your odds for a “Yes” ...  (4:03)

- Give them the red pill or the blue pill … How limiting options to a specific amount positively frames your request for a raise. (6:05)

- What TRUE job security means in today’s economy and steps to achieve it. (8:36)

- Why “Remaining employable” doesn’t mean finding the job you’ll stay in for the next 25 years, and why this is a BIG challenge for you ... (11:34)

As you’ll learn in the episode, these hacks are not intended to brainwash or manipulate anyone. You’re simply preparing your workspace, so to speak, so that the value you offer can be seen in its best context.

Of course, doing this all on your own can be an intimidating challenge.  if you you don’t want to do it alone, and would like personalized coaching, then hop over to We’ll be glad to help.

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Oct 23, 2017

One of the most important things when it comes to your career is to make sure you DON’T get overlooked when it’s time for a promotion.

That’s why, on today’s show we’re going to list 10 tactics you can do to increase your chances. They will help you showcase your leadership qualities, your strong initiative, and they’ll put you on a path to accelerate your career faster.

Show highlights:

- How to become the only obvious choice for a promotion. (1:30)

- Do THIS to really shine and accelerate your career faster… without having to swim upstream all the time. (2:35)

- The real reason why you should make your boss look good. (3:18)

- When it’s OK to say you have experience even if you don’t. (4:17)

- Are you a good leader or just a good doer? Discover why the later can “kill” all your chances for a promotion and how to fix it. (5:43)

Doing the steps suggested in this episode will help you promote yourself or maintain your position in a high level role.

But if you you don’t want to do it alone, and prefer personalized coaching, then hop over to for more details.

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Oct 16, 2017

Have you ever wondered what it takes to land a c-level role?

In today’s podcast you’ll discover the six steps that can take you there.

These six steps will better your chances of moving from an executive to C-level role within the organization. And if you are already there, they’ll make it easy for you to maintain what you have.

Show highlights:

- The ONE thing you need to do to move to a c-level position. (1:44)

- Why being a good manager is not enough. (And what else you need to be good at.)(2:50)

- One surefire way to increase your chances of landing that c-level role. (3:53)

- Do THIS to increase credibility with your future staff. (5:31)

- All successful leaders are excellent at this one activity. (Discover what it is!) (6:01)

Applying the steps suggested in this episode will help you promote yourself and maintain your position in a high level role.

And if you want personalized coaching to get you past any area you are struggling with, go to for more details.

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Oct 9, 2017

At the top of the skill set for any C-Suite position is recognizing and navigating change. A required quality that enables you to do that successfully is strategic, curious thinking, and this can only come from a healthy sense of curiosity.

That’s why, on today’s podcast we’re going to discuss why curiosity is the next c-suite driver, how to get more curious, and how to market this trait to get recognized.

Show highlights:

- The one crucial thing that any CEO needs to be capable of is also the result of being curious. (2:08)

- What happens when you stop being curious. (3:33)

- The benefit of becoming a “curious leader” and what it can do to your career. (4:44)

- Four activities that can help you ignite your natural curiosity. (7:12)

Doing the preparation suggested in this episode will help you promote your curiosity trait and position yourself for high level roles. And if you want even more personalized coaching for your career, then hop over to for more details.

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Oct 2, 2017

Most executives and professionals are uncomfortable promoting themselves and tooting their own horn at work.

The biggest worry is to be seen as aggressive attention seeker or have their coworkers think they’re putting others down to get ahead.

But here’s the thing: You SHOULD promote yourself if you want to stay visible and be on the radar when bigger opportunities come your way. You just need to do it the right way.

Today you’re going to find out 37 ways you can use to promote yourself to prospective employers and the consumer marketplace WITHOUT the need for bragging or becoming obnoxious.

Show highlights:

- The easy way to market yourself without bragging. (1:57)

- How to make search engines to do the promotion work for you. (3:21)

- How to use every email you send as an effective marketing tool. (4:33)

- One underused “old school” tactic that helps you stay on top of mind like anything else out there. (6:06)

- How to effectively promote yourself with simple photo-sharing. (7:30)

And if you’re looking for a personalized coaching to get you past any area you’re currently struggling with, then hop over to for more details.

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