Is it possible that the conventional wisdom about networking is wrong? There's a lot of advice out there on the best ways to network, but how much of it really was based on scientific research? According to my guest for this episode number 203, David Burkus, investing time and energy into networking events and flashy business cards likely won't bring you the results you're looking for. Instead, he argues that the most valuable relationships are the ones you already have with the people you already know. "Be deliberate about who…

I’ve been podcasting for four years and it feels like just yesterday that the first episode was published. As we wrap up Get Yourself Optimized’s 200th episode, I can’t help but look back and reflect on the last 100 guests who have graciously agreed to be on the show. It was such an honor interviewing some of the best experts, influencers, and trailblazers in the world of biohacking, business, and self-development. So many lessons learned and tips and tricks gained to live a highly optimized life. This special episode is…

In this episode number 161, you’re going to learn how to identify your genius and leverage it. You’ll also learn how to find or even create a peer group of high performers as well as take your relationships to a whole new level. Our guest is Mike Zeller. He’s a social entrepreneur who started eight different businesses in five different industries producing over $100 million in sales. He’s been featured in the Huffington Post, Business Insider and Entrepreneur. In addition to having his own marketing agency, he mentors and educates…

If you think that high status is the key to professional success, a longer life, better health, and better personal and professional relationships, think again. It’s not actually high status that’s the key, but rather likability. Unlike high-status people, likable people aren’t aggressive. Instead, they’re focused on making everyone feel heard, important, included, and valued. One way to do this is to pay attention to the amount of time you spend focused on others rather than yourself. "Likeability, not status, predict longer lives, better health, and better relationships" Mitch Prinstein…

The key to ethically influencing people is to leave everything (and everyone) better than you found it. Make sure that you aren’t rationalizing the things that you want if they aren’t actually good for the other people involved. Today’s guest is an expert on influencing people. In fact, his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any situation saved his life after he traveled through war zones and was kidnapped twice. Jordan is fascinated by influence and he has interviewed world-famous people at the top of…

Celebrity and musician stylist Luke Storey believes in the power of fashion that goes beyond making yourself look good. He believes in its ability to help you present yourself in the best way possible to the world. There’s a certain power that comes with looking good and knowing you look good. Luke’s all about helping you harness that power to boost your career and social life. Even if you aren’t a celebrity or rockstar, there are simple things you do to transform your style, and boost your confidence. In this…