The Jordan Harbinger Show
155: Feedback Friday | How to Work with People You Don't Like or Respect
Feb 1, 2019 · 51 min
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On This Week's Feedback Friday, We Discuss:

  • Teaching your kid how to play chess? Here's a simple way to keep them engaged without crushing their spirits or throwing a single game.
  • When your line of work grants you even a minor level of celebrity, how do you express appreciation when you're recognized without succumbing to awkwardness?
  • How can you work with someone you don't like or respect -- and ensure that you still like and respect yourself in the process?
  • You've been selected to give a graduation speech in front of 2,500 people and want to crush it. What can you do to be as prepared as possible?
  • Someone owns the Web domain you want, but they're not using it. What's the best way to negotiate for it or find a close alternative?
  • When you're in a line of work that doesn't generate repeat customers, what's the best (and least tacky) way to ask for referrals from satisfied past customers?
  • After following the Level One exercises and re-engaging contact with a former mentor, they seem resistant to a catch-up meeting. How might you offer value to make it worthwhile for them?
  • Meeting new people and dating when you have a chronic illness presents numerous challenges, but the biggest might be: when is it appropriate to disclose your condition to a potential relationship partner?
  • Life Pro Tip: Make yourself manually dial some of your more important contacts on occasion so you'll know their numbers if you're ever stuck without your phone.
  • A quick shoutout to Cesar Millan and everyone at The Dog Psychology Center!
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  • Connect with Jordan on Twitter at @JordanHarbinger and Instagram at @jordanharbinger.
  • Connect with Jason on Twitter at @jpdef and Instagram at @JPD, and check out his other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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