Be Over Prepared, Avoid Kidnapping, and Build Your Network with Jordan Harbinger
Jordan Harbinger has always had an affinity for Social Influence, Interpersonal Dynamics and Social Engineering, helping private companies test the security of their communications systems and working with law enforcement agencies before he was even old enough to drive.
Jordan has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and speaks several languages. He has also worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war-zones and been kidnapped -twice. He’ll tell you; the only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of), just about any type of situation.
Our episode today is all about social dynamics, how to trust your intuition over your logical mind, and building mutually beneficial relationships wherever you go.
He shares advice on safely traveling and living abroad, as well the story of how he escaped a kidnapping in Mexico City. Jordan offers tips on creating a valuable network around you.
He leaves listeners with the advice, “You have to have good relationships and a network in place. That’s the one thing that no one can take from you. You need to build them before it’s too late.”
- What Jordan learned in law school
- A discussion on gluten and healthy habits
- How not to get kidnapped
- Tips to travel and live safely in foreign countries
- Tips on discerning fear from intuition
- Networking tips
- Updates on the Art of Charm and Jordan Harbinger Show
- How to make better decisions
Quotes From The Episode
“If you are running a business, think about your customer as yourself and treat them accordingly.”
“Over preparing is better than under preparing.”
“If you are living in a foreign country, find an English speaking lawyer now and put his number on speed dial in case you ever need someone to call. Take them out to dinner once every 3 months.”
“Always be looking at how you can help other people without receiving something in return.”
“Make sure you are creating good networks in the places where you live.”
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker