001 Welcome to the show!

Written by: Jonathan
[iframe style="border:none" src="//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4948071/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/yes/render-playlist/no/theme/custom/tdest_id/458059/custom-color/434343" height="100" width="900" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Hello, and welcome to the first episode of the [Think] Like A Mind Reader Podcast; the show dedicated to the psychology of success in relationships, business, & life in general. There are plenty more episodes lined up, so the beginning is a good place […]
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Helping Others

Written by: Jonathan
If your work isn't helping at least one other person, why is it worth doing at all?
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Let Go or be Dragged

Written by: Jonathan
When I first heard that Zen proverb, "Let go or be dragged" I couldn't stop laughing. It immediately brought to mind two experiences that taught me that lesson with painful clarity. Story 1 My grandpa has been a tinkerer for as long as I can remember. When I was much younger I was the go-to guinea pig […]
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10 Body Language Tips

Written by: Jonathan
  So-called "Body Language Experts" are especially common around election time. News programs love having them on to dissect every nuance of the politician's delivery. Too bad it's almost all crap. As you can see here, he touched his nose which means he most likely had eggs for breakfast, which means he's probably going to […]
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Comfort of Defeat

Written by: Jonathan
Once you see success as a possibility, defeat loses its comfort.
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Effect First Thinking

Written by: Jonathan
When a magician is creating something new, there are 2 parts of the equation. The Effect: What do I want the audience to experience? The Method: How am I going to make that happen? In a good show, the magician puts most of his time into answering the first question as clearly as possible, and […]
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Asking Permission for Greatness

Written by: Jonathan
“Who did Michael Jordan ask to be great?” That’s the question that stopped the conversation. (We were in Chicago, so I figured it would hit home.) I had just wrapped a workshop, and a woman came up to pick my brain. She was listing off reasons why she wasn’t working on her life’s mission, but […]
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Marginal vs Full Cost

Written by: Jonathan
Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time." Holmes: "That was the curious incident." That's an excerpt from Sir Conan Arthur Doyle's "Silver Blaze," a Sherlock Holmes novel, and it highlights […]
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Fire Triangle of Online Sales

Written by: Jonathan
I love fire more than you do. When I was 14 I almost got arrested for juggling fire. Well, not for juggling, per se, but for drawing a crowd big enough to block the sidewalk & forcing folks into the street who wanted to get by. Fire & street performing taught me a lot of […]
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The Magic of a Simple Business

Written by: Jonathan
Here's something super cool about my life: Steve Martin and I are on the same career trajectory. Sure, he's 30 years ahead of me, but I'm close on his heels. Little known fact about him is he got his start working at a magic shop in Disneyland in California. One of my favorite weird jobs I've […]
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