At the end of this episode, Matthew thanked me as many of my guests do, for giving focus to this incredibly important, foundational aspect of overall success…the personal habits.

In the last 30 seconds of the show said,

“I think personal strategy is so much more important than business strategy, and it’s the reason why most people fail in business and life or end up successful and have lost their family along the way.”

Which is an understatement to say the least.

But it is exactly why I started doing these Habits shows with guests years ago.

It reminds me of how so often in the action adventure movies I watch with my kids, a main character ends up hanging by their fingertips on a ledge at a climactic point.

And I always point out as I take my parental teaching moment, “To be able to do that, they must be doing their pull ups, every day!”

But that is the point.

When you see someone respond in a healthy, strong fashion instead of reacting in an unhealthy fashion, it’s not happenstance, but the result of working out that ability…every day.

Being Superman and leaping tall buildings in a single bound comes from taking a few steps every day.

You can get the first chapter of Matthew Pollard’s new book, The Introvert’s Edge To Networking, at

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The Jordan Harbinger Show

Friends, here’s a guy who I cite as being the modern day purveyor of Dale Carnegie’s, “How To Win Friends and Influence People,” Jordan Harbinger.

I’ve had him on The Ziglar Show twice, episodes 327 and 489, and not long ago shared lunch with him and his bride in San Diego. I really appreciate his wisdom and character and actually reach out to him as a podcasting mentor. The Jordan Harbinger Show is an Apple Top 50 podcast and was among Apple’s “Best of 2018” as well. 

The mission of The Jordan Harbinger Show is to help you become a better informed, more critical thinker – so you can get a much deeper understanding of how the world works and make sense of what’s really happening. Topics covered on the show include: An FBI hostage negotiator teaches us how to get people to like and trust you; neuroscientists, spies and special forces operators teach us how to develop resilience and mental toughness.

Jordan does this by having incredibly intriguing guests on the show and talking through their personal stories. In episode 362 he had Marc Cuban and episode 350 was Dan Heath who I’m a big fan of. 

This isn’t pop psychology and superficial advice, nor shallow inspiration; this is a show that offers meaningful, fun, life-changing insights with a practical edge so listeners can apply something right out of the box, every show, every day.

Jordan is a skeptic but not a cynic. He doesn’t let his guests get away with platitudes and that shallow self-help stuff

In fact, every episode has worksheets so you can make sure you’re internalizing and applying what you learn from the guests.

If you like The Ziglar Show, you will want to subscribe to The Jordan Harbinger Show. Search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.