How to Recover From a Bad First Impression

Dear Jordan, I’ve had two instances in the past year that felt like I missed the mark in the opportunity to help my professional career, one of which was a one-and-done situation with an external partner, the other a start of a new relationship with a group of internal stakeholders. …


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The Surprising Benefits of Being Depressed

Let’s be honest: We’ve all — every single one of us — been visited by depression at some point or another. Whether it’s curling up on the couch binge-watching Friends after a bad breakup, going on autopilot for a few months during an existential crisis, or wrestling for years with …


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How to Self-Help Without Feeling Terrible

Since this article was published, we’ve discussed its finer points on The Jordan Harbinger Show. (There’s even a video and worksheet!) Check it out here: TJHS 160: Deep Dive | Why Does Self-Help Make You Feel Terrible? Once upon a time, in the not-too-distant past, self-help was a niche — …


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Want to Overcome Envy? Make It Your Teacher

“Nothing is as obnoxious as other people’s luck,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald, which is actually pretty funny, considering he’s one of the greatest American writers in history. But maybe it’s funny for another, more disturbing, reason: If F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t above envy, what hope is there for the rest …


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How to Stop Feeling Like An Imposter

My first thought when I got accepted to the University of Michigan Law School was that I was finally on my way to a long and stable career as an attorney. (Spoiler alert: things would turn out to be way more unstable than I thought.) My second thought was that …


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This Is How You Forgive Someone

I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. Between the instability of the last year and the drama taking place in the world right now, I’ve been fascinated by how we choose to forgive the injuries, wrongdoings, and mistakes that life inevitably throws our way. I’ve also been fascinated by …


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How to Make People Remember You

How do I make people remember me? How do I stick? This is one of the most common questions I receive from listeners to the show. Men and women all over the world — from salespeople on the road to authors in pitch meetings, young people on first dates to …


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