Jordan Harbinger on How Opportunity Lies Over the Horizon

Growing up, Jordan Harbinger wasn’t the smartest kid in the class. He received good grades, but most of his success was based on charm. Flash forward a few decades and Harbinger has transformed that charm and understanding of relationships into a thriving business and popular podcast, The Art of Charm. Ellis and Harbinger chat about the importance of soft skills, the misunderstood aspects of networking and the underestimated importance of the first impression.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the June 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

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Takeaways:

  • Relationships are the key to success. So says Harbinger, who worked his way up in Wall Street through connections, relationships and understanding how people think.
  • Your true friends are those who believe in you and your vision. Surround yourself with people who trust in your journey.
  • So many entrepreneurs are getting into business because they want the flexible lifestyle, but they don’t want the busines. You have to ask yourself the tough questions.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“When things work out in a different way than expected, you can’t try to shoehorn the square peg through the round hole because you will drive yourself crazy. You’ll drive your team crazy and the level of stress you’ll end up putting on yourself—in addition to just running the business—can drive you under the water.”

—Jordan Harbinger

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