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Jason Harris is the CEO of the award-winning creative agency Mekanism and the co-founder of the Creative Alliance. Harris works closely with brands through a blend of soul and science to create proactive campaigns that engage audiences.

Today we're here to talk about his book The Soulful Art of Persuasion: 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Influencer.

Check out The Speed of Trust by Stephen M. R. Covey as mentioned in today's episode.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

  • "No growth in comfort."

In today's episode with Jason Harris we will discuss:

  • Partnerships
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • The power of trust
  • A summary and understanding of what we will find in the book
  • Don't mirror what is popular; be yourself
  • The transformative power of storytelling
  • Provide for others in all your interactons
  • Conflict can result in opportunity
  • Collaborators breed success
  • Skill hunting and becoming a person of value

6 of the 11 habits in Jason's book:

  1. Turn and Face The Strange.
    • Be the most "YOU" you can be... No matter how strange.
  2. The Persuasive Power of Story Telling
    • We're hardwired to react and relate to stories
  3. Give Yourself Away
    •  You've got to give before you get.
    • Don't expect to get anything back
  4. The Collaborative Imperative
    • If you want to go face go alone. If you want to go far go together
    • 4 Ways to ask someone to collaborate
      • ask for small favors
      • ask for advice
      • Give honest encouragement
      • Think outside the silo
  5. Skill Hunting
    • Every two or 3 years learn something different. It keeps you fresh and makes you more valuable.
  6. Personal Jesus
    • What's the thing that you're going to give back to the world that's bigger than you?
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