Today, my guest is Fred Joyal. Fred is a fascinating individual. His latest book Superbold: From Under Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days, teaches us a systemic way for anyone to radically increase their boldness and confidence to a remarkable level in a very short period of time. You're going to hear how he started out as a very shy person but pushed himself to become bolder. And, as a result, met some amazing people, started successful businesses, and has graduated to the point where he can speak to audiences of 5000 or more with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. He's written two books on marketing and dabbled as a stand up and improv comedian. By his own account, he acted in a few bad movies and some excellent TV commercials and visited over 44 countries around the world. I'm sure you're gonna find this interview pretty interesting, particularly for those of us who might identify as introverts or are shy individuals in the legal practice and maybe want to make some adjustments or some changes there.
In this episode, Neil and Fred discuss:
What it means to be Superbold (and how anybody can become Superbold regardless of their personality type).
Fred’s transformation from wallflower to performer.
Fred’s PRIDE method to becoming Superbold.
Moving past perfection and into action with intent.
Shyness is a behavior, not a genetic thing. Stop telling yourself that you are shy.
Start asking open ended questions, then don’t go into a long monologue when it is your turn to talk.
Be interested, not interesting. Actively listen to everyone that you are communicating with.
It is a choice to be embarrassed, it is a choice to be humiliated. 99% of the time bad things only happen because you think it was bad.
"It is also very important to understand something that bold people understand is that most people are not thinking about you anywhere near as much as you think. They are thinking about themselves. They go back to themselves very quickly." — Fred Joyal
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