Lord Sillion aka Captain Future recommends podcast-episodes about creativity, innovation, empathy and entrepreneurship for Entrepreneurs, Startups and Curios people
I am sad to inform you that Scott Dinsmore left us in September 2015. His legacy and Live Your Legend will live on!
Today’s #PodOfTheDay is with Scott Dinsmore on the podcast The Art Of Charm. Scott is a guy I originally came into contact with via the podcast I talked about in episode 1, Good Life Project. Scott is also the reason I found the Art Of Charm podcast in the first place. Scott runs something call Live Your Legend and a global free meetup community all over the world called Live Your Legend Local. It goes about the quote from Jim Rohn.
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with – Jim Rohn
Scott is such an awesome inspiring guy. What he does is genuine. Do give him a listen:
It’s not about networking. Make new connections and build them up instead. See people as a friend you haven’t met yet.
Instead of just have a cup of coffee with someone find out what kind of workout they like and go on a workout with them instead. It doesn’t take up their time as they were going to do it anyway. It’s rather the other way around. Everyone wants a thinking buddy who can boost and such them to do better workout. When doing something physical together you actually build a bond quicker too as there are a lot och positive feelings involved.
Find a way to add value to someone for free. And don’t just offer to help with anything. Find out in advance how you really can do something valuable for someone. Do your research.
The Ben Franklin Effect
If you know that someone has a special interest, ask for advice or insight into that specific interest. If you have done something for someone where you, yourself are heavily emotionally invested, you are more likely to do it again. It’s called the Ben Franklin Effect.
Do you have trouble starting to do something? Find the people who are already doing it and hang out with them and you start thinking in new paths or doing new paths.
The Bannister Effect
Also The Bannister Effect is when at first something seems impossible to us humans. But as soon as the first person has done it more people will usually follow way faster than human evolution can explain it. It is only in our minds.
When making the first deal with someone it’s better if you negotiate. “You gotta haggle”. Once you have “haggled” with someone you both feel like the deal has more value and you aren’t getting screwed. You are more emotionally invested.
Apply the 3 second rule:
If you see an opportunity or someone you have been dying to meet. Just go up and say hi. Never hesitate. Don’t be the weird guy who stands in the corner. I myself have been that guy. I used to go to lot’s of events but never talk to anyone. Now I try to meet and greet all interesting people I run into. Do the the same. They seldom bite 🙂
Chose who you hangout with. Don’t spend time with people who drag you down. Instead find and hang out physically with inspiring people.
Do listen to Scott’s TED talk: How to find and do work you love | Scott Dinsmore | TEDxGoldenGatePark
And find a local meetup like Live Your Legend Local meetup in your city or start you own. I host Love Your Legend Local meetups in Gothenburg and Varberg, Sweden.
I’m Captain Future
Soy Capitán Futuro