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Matthew Neuberger: Influence Anyone With Integrity, Meta Skills for Life, Finding Your Calling and Vivid Vision: Matt Neuberger #7

October 06, 2022 Nathan Hurd
Matthew Neuberger: Influence Anyone With Integrity, Meta Skills for Life, Finding Your Calling and Vivid Vision: Matt Neuberger #7
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Matthew Neuberger: Influence Anyone With Integrity, Meta Skills for Life, Finding Your Calling and Vivid Vision: Matt Neuberger #7
Oct 06, 2022
Nathan Hurd

#6 - Matthew Neuberger is the Founder and CEO of Neuberger and Company, a sales, leadership and executive training/consulting firm.  

Matthew Neuberger is a nationally recognized business development expert, who specializes in executive sales consultation and sales productivity training. 

Matthew is an authentic, enthusiastic speaker, consultant, and coach who can inform, as well as motivate Presidents, CEO’s, other Senior Managers and Sales Professionals. 

By focusing on buyer’s and seller’s attitudes and behaviors, not just techniques, Matthew’s clients are able to achieve “superior selling” results. 

He lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife and two daughters.  

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Show Notes:

Matt's describes his first taste of true wealth [7:45]

Matt tells the story of cold calling the chairman of CBS, how that led him to his early career and ultimately to finding his calling.  [10:45]

Matt describes the moment he realized he needed to leave his lucrative career and why [19:50]

Matt describes the most important meta skills for life [24:30]

We discuss what it actually means to be self-aware and how to cultivate it in yourself [28:45]

The childhood experiences that propelled Matt to master the art of communication and persuasion [41:00]

Matt shares the counterintuitive trait of the best executives [51:00]

Matt begins a detailed breakdown of the basic steps in creating influence from mindset to the tactical elements of connection [53:15]

The three primary communication styles {58:20]

Matt explains the simple tactic he uses with clients to boost their open rates to 60% [1:04:45]

Matt explains the importance of creating a vision , how to connect to it and how he first had this realization and how it's changed his life [1:27:15]

Links mentioned:
Robert Cialdini Book (Influence):

Show Notes Transcript

#6 - Matthew Neuberger is the Founder and CEO of Neuberger and Company, a sales, leadership and executive training/consulting firm.  

Matthew Neuberger is a nationally recognized business development expert, who specializes in executive sales consultation and sales productivity training. 

Matthew is an authentic, enthusiastic speaker, consultant, and coach who can inform, as well as motivate Presidents, CEO’s, other Senior Managers and Sales Professionals. 

By focusing on buyer’s and seller’s attitudes and behaviors, not just techniques, Matthew’s clients are able to achieve “superior selling” results. 

He lives in Owings Mills, Maryland with his wife and two daughters.  

Don't forget to hit subscribe so you never miss a new episode and drop a review. It's the best way to support my growing podcast.

Subscribe or review on Apple Podcasts
Subscribe or review on Spotify

Show Notes:

Matt's describes his first taste of true wealth [7:45]

Matt tells the story of cold calling the chairman of CBS, how that led him to his early career and ultimately to finding his calling.  [10:45]

Matt describes the moment he realized he needed to leave his lucrative career and why [19:50]

Matt describes the most important meta skills for life [24:30]

We discuss what it actually means to be self-aware and how to cultivate it in yourself [28:45]

The childhood experiences that propelled Matt to master the art of communication and persuasion [41:00]

Matt shares the counterintuitive trait of the best executives [51:00]

Matt begins a detailed breakdown of the basic steps in creating influence from mindset to the tactical elements of connection [53:15]

The three primary communication styles {58:20]

Matt explains the simple tactic he uses with clients to boost their open rates to 60% [1:04:45]

Matt explains the importance of creating a vision , how to connect to it and how he first had this realization and how it's changed his life [1:27:15]

Links mentioned:
Robert Cialdini Book (Influence):

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Nathan Hurd: Alright, welcome to the show today we have Matthew neuberger, who is a the owner and CEO of neuberger company.

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Nathan Hurd: A company whose purpose is creating a strong and sustainable company cultures, so that work is the most fulfilling and engaging experience for all employees.

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Nathan Hurd: They also work with clients as partners which I can attest to to realize their full potential and transform their key systems to lead them competently into the future.

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Nathan Hurd: matt matt neuberger is nationally recognized as a business development expert in addition to management and leadership consulting.

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Nathan Hurd: He specializes in executive sales consultation and sales productivity training he's also a dynamic presenter and trainer.

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Nathan Hurd: matt helps industry leaders formulate successful management sales and prospecting strategies and he shares his own experience in developing and executing management recruiting and sales tactics.

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Nathan Hurd: he's an authentic and fuzziness speaker consultant and coach to some very prominent company Presidents CEOs and other senior managers.

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Nathan Hurd: he's also a board member of the sales and management executives international baltimore and Washington he's an advisor to Member companies of the emerging emerging technology centers.

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Nathan Hurd: And he's a regular guest speaker on radio, in addition to writing a sales tactic column for the baltimore business journal.

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Nathan Hurd: He also, in addition to all of this is an advisor to the US bobsled team who just recently was on Center stage at the Winter Olympics, and I think they did pretty well.

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Nathan Hurd: And, on a personal note he's he's been a friend and a mentor for some time, and so I could not be more grateful than to have you here matt Thank you so much for joining us.

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Matthew Neuberger: My pleasure thanks for having me.

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Nathan Hurd: i'm so there's so much that we could get into today and i'm excited to dive in I thought, maybe we could start for anyone who's not familiar with your work.

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Nathan Hurd: With could you just give us some sense of how you think about your professional life, what what you do in the world.

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Matthew Neuberger: We know, I think it comes back it's probably going to sound a little bit cheesy cliche, but I have always wanted to help people right, I think a lot of people identify with that how I got into the career.

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Matthew Neuberger: That that i'm in is based, you know I would say nate you may know, some of this story, but for everyone who's listening I just did a lot of things I failed spectacularly at so that I finally figured out what I wanted, I was probably the biggest disappointment to my.

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Matthew Neuberger: Parents growing up as a kid because.

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Matthew Neuberger: I was always making the wrong decision.

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Matthew Neuberger: So enough wrong decisions and then giving me the freedom to do that really allowed me to finally figure out what I wanted to do and what I realized, I wanted to do is I love business I love helping people and.

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Matthew Neuberger: i've always identified with the human aspect of business right how people go through their careers and recognizing that not everybody there's probably people here, they can identify with this at certain points in their life in their career, they were in the wrong job.

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Matthew Neuberger: They were doing the wrong things pursuing the wrong things and as a result that hurt the company.

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Matthew Neuberger: and

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Matthew Neuberger: Once people really get aligned and they get aligned with their business that that's really where my passion became, how do we create alignment to something bigger than yourself and feel fulfilled doing it.

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Matthew Neuberger: So.

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Nathan Hurd: yeah it's so important, it really is, and I think it's something that can so easily get lost in business now when you were a correct me if i'm wrong, but you were.

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Nathan Hurd: In investments, you were in broker, you were a broker and into venture capital is that right before you.

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Nathan Hurd: became the owner of neuberger and company.

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Matthew Neuberger: yeah so you know right out of college, I became the junior financial advisor right advising people on their stocks and if you, you know.

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Matthew Neuberger: Just imagine a picture of a kid who's got spiky hair and a polyester suit that looks like it was pressed in the wrong way and I was out there with a telephone calling people and asking if I could.

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Matthew Neuberger: You know if I could manage their all the wealthy accumulated over their life as a 23 year old kid they couldn't even properly dress himself yeah that's how I started.

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Nathan Hurd: that's a great visual.

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Matthew Neuberger: yeah it is one that I don't actually want to ever see the photos that made back then, but I did start the financial advisor and then my career with from there into the investment banking side.

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Matthew Neuberger: which sounds glamorous but really What it means is you're calling on companies to do business rather than individuals and.

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Matthew Neuberger: And from there ended up actually getting involved sort of you're just in that ecosystem you end up getting involved in different types of transactions personally.

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Matthew Neuberger: And I found that the financial rewarding but there was a point at which I I looked at the people that were 10 years 20 years down the road for me.

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Matthew Neuberger: And thinking you know I don't know that this is my I don't know if it's the right life for me, and that was a little bit hard, because at that time I was successful but I wasn't happy, I was really feeling like something was just wrong right like Is this all there is no I stopped.

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Matthew Neuberger: And from there, we just happened to you know when you're at that age and for me that was.

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Matthew Neuberger: Late 20s early 30s.

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Matthew Neuberger: I you know, not knowing what I wanted to do just started taking on other opportunities so was involved in a couple of other startups that were successful and.

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Matthew Neuberger: I also learned that's not what I wanted to do either.

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Matthew Neuberger: But along the way, I was picking up parts of the job that I really enjoyed and.

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Matthew Neuberger: That really got me to where I am today because I started putting the pieces together from those experiences so I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything.

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Matthew Neuberger: Right, especially because of fact and you and I were talking about this offline yeah that's how I met my wife, so I wouldn't trade it for anything but.

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Matthew Neuberger: investment banking well retail investments to investment banking to venture capital to startups to eventually what i'm doing now just starting neuberger company.

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Matthew Neuberger: And it's funny he says, I started doing a recovery day I was making no money and I told my wife, this is like the greatest job ever and she's like you know you have to make money.

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Matthew Neuberger: I felt more wealthy nate doing what i'm doing now making no money than I ever did in my career after college leading up to that point.

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Nathan Hurd: What, why was that.

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Matthew Neuberger: I was doing what I wanted without worrying about what other people thought so I you know I literally started out just offering one simple product, which was sales training.

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Matthew Neuberger: And, was it, but I was helping people I was doing what you know, I was having an interaction with a person where they would get better I could see that got better and to me that was like you get paid for this people will pay you to do this, and so, for me.

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Matthew Neuberger: The reason I think it took off was because it just never per day for like work.

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Matthew Neuberger: Not for a day so yeah you know I remember the first client I had called me and said, you know i'd like to do a you know, a training was one person.

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Matthew Neuberger: And I charged him 20 $500 for like this.

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Matthew Neuberger: You know, private work, which I couldn't even afford to do now.

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Matthew Neuberger: and

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Matthew Neuberger: That was, like the most exciting one I ever got it was like wow, so this is proof that you can get paid for this, but I think my wife must be strong and you know encouragement to actually get paid for it because I probably would have done it for nothing and lived in a tent so yeah.

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Matthew Neuberger: You know, it was just every day I can't believe i'm doing this.

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Matthew Neuberger: So it was like I can't believe you're doing this yeah yeah.

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Nathan Hurd: Please continue doing this, but only if you can make money doing this.

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Nathan Hurd: So what was your initial inspiration what drew you to.

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Nathan Hurd: sandler and what's become sales and management and leadership training What was it initially that drew you to that and was there anything about in particular about the prior experiences, you had had that gave you the.

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Nathan Hurd: Awareness to recognize that as something that was really what you were supposed to be doing.

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Matthew Neuberger: Yes, I loved working with businesses in my investment banking role and seeing that systems that process and actually caring for people in the process and.

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Matthew Neuberger: taking care of them was something that.

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Matthew Neuberger: seemed totally normal and natural to me, but was foreign to a lot of the people that I saw on my investment banking career.

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Matthew Neuberger: You know those businesses were focused, you could have managers with massive egos they were treating their people poorly you could see companies that weren't communicating a good.

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Matthew Neuberger: Go for direction, and so there was confusion, there was turnover.

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Matthew Neuberger: And it was all sort of this lack of process that I always thought was interesting and so that always registered with me like they really should.

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Matthew Neuberger: i'm not a consultant, but if I were, this is what I would be telling them to do so, I find I found myself a lot of times volunteering that advice, and you know when people give you free advice you know.

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Matthew Neuberger: You don't always enjoy getting it right hey you know you'd be better today right did I asked you how I could be better day no so shut up.

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Nathan Hurd: So right.

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Matthew Neuberger: You know, nobody wants that unsolicited advice, but I found myself doing that, so that was sort of that registered with me.

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Matthew Neuberger: Earlier in my career something else happened, it was pretty poignant you and I talked a little bit about this offline but.

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Matthew Neuberger: back when I was at spiky hair, you know you know funny suit wearing guy you know some you know you know polyester while I was that was fun, but.

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Matthew Neuberger: I remember that I wanted to go big.

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Matthew Neuberger: Like I just knew I wanted to do something big like everyone was literally cold calling people at home, asking if they want and you had to stay until nine o'clock at night because people don't answer their home phones are yet to comment businesses were bothering them and.

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Matthew Neuberger: I don't know that just it didn't feel as exciting as calling on a big opportunity, so I remember one day, called on.

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Matthew Neuberger: At the time the CEO was this gentleman named Mel karmazin at CBS and.

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Matthew Neuberger: I called and I wanted to figure out how we could do this and I had no good if he would have said yes matt let's do business, what are we doing I said I don't know.

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Nathan Hurd: Right.

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Matthew Neuberger: Can I hang out with you, could I, and it was I guess it was exciting, because I was, I felt like I could learn something from this person and I felt like what's the worst that can happen, you can say now.

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Matthew Neuberger: And the funny thing is that's when I transitioned from being a retail advisor to a investment banker in the prospecting for investment banking and.

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Matthew Neuberger: here's how that happened, and this is literally how I went from that job to the other job.

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Matthew Neuberger: I called I got mel's assistant assistant, and you know can can I tell him, you know why you're calling, you know who are you with.

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Matthew Neuberger: And I said in my best adult voice, this is Mr neuberger and i'm calling from Alex brown I appreciate, if you could give a call back at his can be something to that effect very authoritative right like i'm important.

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Matthew Neuberger: And then I do like it something's going to figure it out like you know.

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Matthew Neuberger: So he didn't call me back.

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Matthew Neuberger: But he had his CFO guy by the name of Fred Reynolds call me, so I get this phone call.

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Matthew Neuberger: From Fred Rentals so I just want to note for anyone watching this if you think you have to have your plan, all the way figured out you don't.

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Matthew Neuberger: Because I didn't know it was going to happen.

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Matthew Neuberger: It it was interesting so Fred calls me CFO and he leaves a voicemail and nate I must have played that voicemail back.

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Matthew Neuberger: 100 times.

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Matthew Neuberger: This is, you know this is Fred Reynolds from CBS I know that you contacted Mel i'm the CFO.

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Matthew Neuberger: Give me a call back we'd be interested in talking to you and hearing more about what you have to say and I didn't say anything so he thought I was an investment banker at Alex Brown.

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Matthew Neuberger: not be a broker.

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Matthew Neuberger: mm hmm and.

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Matthew Neuberger: i'm freaking out i'm like what do I do i've got a call this guy back and what am I going to say he's immediately going to figure out i'm like 20 something and then I have no pole at the Bank and the bay probably doesn't even know I work there, except for my boss.

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Matthew Neuberger: So right I call him back with my best adult voice that I could muster up at the time with all my excitement and.

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Matthew Neuberger: He did the talking, I simply said, you know we talked about this, you know the the idea of dumbing up and just waiting for someone else to talk so I don't eat up I said, you know.

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Matthew Neuberger: Fred you know, thank you for calling me back.

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Matthew Neuberger: Tell me a little bit more about why you're interested in talking.

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Matthew Neuberger: And you did he said we're making strategic acquisitions that we believe will be valuable for our media space.

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Matthew Neuberger: And I know that Alex brown probably sees a lot of pre ipo opportunities and to the extent those opportunities exist, and there may be a better partnership with us where we can help them go public.

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Matthew Neuberger: A greater evaluation we'd be interested in seeing anything you're saying.

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Matthew Neuberger: How does that sound, and of course I you know at that point, like I don't know half the words you just said Fred.

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Matthew Neuberger: But I will call somebody that I wrote them all down, and I will call somebody that definitely knows what those words mean I didn't say it that way that's what happened in my head.

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Matthew Neuberger: And, and so you know I ended up talking to my boss, and my boss said, you need to call the banking department and you need to talk to.

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Matthew Neuberger: The head of the healthcare banking division because they're seeing deals that might fit this description, so I call the head of the healthcare banking department, a guy by the name of stand blaylock.

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Matthew Neuberger: and stand having to be a nice guy to somebody was looking out for me here's a banker bankers typically.

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Matthew Neuberger: Some are no not all to have a big ego Sam treated me like I was as equal and he said, you know what are you gonna tell me what's going on, and I said.

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Matthew Neuberger: I don't know what happened but somehow i'm talking to the CFO CBS he's interested in finding deals and he's looking for these types of deals do we have anything and Stan said why don't you come to my office, I think we do.

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Matthew Neuberger: And that was really the beginning of how I ended up in the investment banking side because he's like how did you get this I said I just cold called he said never know.

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Matthew Neuberger: How did you get in front of Fred Rentals and I said I call call and he said well you're telling me here's pick up the phone and call him and I said Well, no, I called Mel karmazin and elegant and he said you got to come work for us, he said.

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Matthew Neuberger: Nobody does.

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Nathan Hurd: Right right.

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Matthew Neuberger: it's not hard you pick me you just do this, and again I had been conditioned i've been calling it, you know you know individuals asking for investments, and so this was a you know no different in my mind.

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Matthew Neuberger: Maybe a little more intimidating if yeah if i'm being honest it's it's a little more intimidating now that I think about it.

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Matthew Neuberger: So that's really how I got into it, but what I learned through that gate which pointed about that long story is is that I learned that.

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Matthew Neuberger: All the people I was working with at that time, like I would never do something like that, if I had gone around the office and asked what do you think about calling the CEO of this big media broadcast company.

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Matthew Neuberger: People laughed in my face, and I think so much in this world could be better if people didn't wait for others approval and what I learned there was, I can go for it and I don't even have to have my plan fully baked.

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Matthew Neuberger: The world needs people like that, and I just think there's so many people that have these thoughts in their head I should I should I should, and what I learned is, I have to listen to that voice and.

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Matthew Neuberger: I have to be comfortable you know going big and so you know these experiences in my life, whether it was.

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Matthew Neuberger: The maybe just noticing things in the mundane which was you know companies didn't have really good systems and need to treat their people better.

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Matthew Neuberger: There needs to be this alignment it's also you also have to be willing to go for it when that voice is talking to you have to act on and so those two things really led me to my career that i'm in now, which was.

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Matthew Neuberger: At first, being a sales trainer I mean you have to understand my friends are very accomplished pedigree mbas you know and from the best schools and I was now going to tell my support group i'm a sales trainer.

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Nathan Hurd: And by the way, by the way people that are listening listening to this might not know.

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Nathan Hurd: But Alex Brown was on the the single biggest building in the baltimore skyline you know for for many years and was a very prominent prestigious bank.

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Nathan Hurd: And company to be working for, so it sounds like you, you made a pretty bold choice you know to walk away from something so prestigious, at least in the eyes of probably your social group at the time and others and and get into something that you know was somewhat unknown.

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Matthew Neuberger: yeah no it, it was you know my friends were like sales trainer like.

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Matthew Neuberger: what's that and.

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Matthew Neuberger: I guess you know my wife was absolutely convinced at the time, I mean, I had a country club membership when I made this choice to go into sales training.

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Matthew Neuberger: So my wife is like Okay, well, I guess we're no longer going to be members of the club I guess the cars are going to have to be downgraded I guess.

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Matthew Neuberger: No big house right, but my husband's happy, so my wife was very supportive of all that, but she was also when I told her what I wanted to do and and.

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Matthew Neuberger: If this is probably an important notable point when I was an investment banker and eight.

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Matthew Neuberger: I actually made sales training tapes and play them for my wife and the look of disappointment on her face when I showed her what I had created.

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Matthew Neuberger: I can see, it was like she was, like all of our dreams around what we'll be doing and traveling forget about that we're going to be staying in this town house forever.

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Matthew Neuberger: So I actually started fiddling with this prior to the change happening.

00:19:28.200 --> 00:19:36.150
Matthew Neuberger: But you know, I think, to your point Alex Brown was a very prestigious company, I was going to something that had a lot of prestige to something that nobody knew about.

00:19:38.730 --> 00:19:43.560
Nathan Hurd: So let me ask you something where you know I think a lot of people in in life.

00:19:45.330 --> 00:19:54.570
Nathan Hurd: find themselves in circumstances, whether it's professional circumstances or you know just part of social groups and they don't feel.

00:19:55.380 --> 00:20:02.010
Nathan Hurd: energized and they don't feel excited and they don't feel inspired by the people that they're around.

00:20:02.490 --> 00:20:12.030
Nathan Hurd: And sometimes people stay in those situations, for a very long period of time, and it can be for the wrong reasons, you know it can be for well.

00:20:12.270 --> 00:20:26.910
Nathan Hurd: It can be, for reasons that aren't necessarily aligned completely with their their own internal intuition or their own happiness, I mean I have heard you tell the story once before, but hearing it now it's making me realize how.

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Nathan Hurd: I mean this isn't this, this is an expression of you kind of following your own intuition, following your heart where were you not afraid that the success, you are, you know you had become accustomed to, or that you were on a track to.

00:20:44.010 --> 00:20:47.850
Nathan Hurd: Would not would you know, would go away what was their fear there.

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Matthew Neuberger: yeah I mean, I think, a fundamental human need we all have is to belonging to be loved and to be you don't want to lose that right.

00:20:57.690 --> 00:20:58.860
Nathan Hurd: yeah great.

00:20:59.850 --> 00:21:10.980
Matthew Neuberger: So that what was starting to happen to me, and I think other people listening and you may have experienced sometimes the pain of staying where I was was becoming unbearable.

00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:29.760
Matthew Neuberger: Right, so I had to make a choice, and if that meant my friends wouldn't come with me then Okay, it just I couldn't stay in the environment, now, thankfully, my friends, all you know became supporters interested asked lots of questions supported me where they could.

00:21:31.350 --> 00:21:36.630
Matthew Neuberger: And you know, but if they hadn't I think I just came to the conclusion that if you're not going to support me.

00:21:38.250 --> 00:21:45.060
Matthew Neuberger: Then this isn't the right friendship right so Stan as an example.

00:21:46.080 --> 00:21:55.620
Matthew Neuberger: When he left Alex for and he went to a company that as a CEO he brought me in to work with his company and his team.

00:21:56.370 --> 00:22:10.710
Matthew Neuberger: And they ended up having a very successful exit so that's you know, an example of you know, friends, supporting it so yeah it just it just came to the point was like there is just no way I can continue to do what i'm doing is wasting my time.

00:22:11.880 --> 00:22:22.170
Nathan Hurd: yeah yeah all right well that's that's really that's really helpful and the other thing that that strikes me is that your you kind of alluded to this, but just simply.

00:22:23.070 --> 00:22:28.020
Nathan Hurd: Listening to your intuition and doing the thing that you're not even totally confident.

00:22:28.710 --> 00:22:41.730
Nathan Hurd: about how it's going to play out or what's going to happen next, but just starting with taking the actions that you think are probably the right actions to take, and then figuring out how to solve all the questions that might come up along the way.

00:22:43.200 --> 00:22:47.250
Nathan Hurd: I think everybody probably can relate to wrestling with hesitation, I know I certainly can.

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Matthew Neuberger: I think.

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Matthew Neuberger: yeah I think I might summarize it for people listening to this in this way.

00:22:59.250 --> 00:23:05.700
Matthew Neuberger: Money does not proceed happiness and I think that is something people know but can't get comfortable with.

00:23:07.560 --> 00:23:10.200
Matthew Neuberger: You know, money is a byproduct of happiness.

00:23:11.520 --> 00:23:17.640
Matthew Neuberger: Every time in my life, I made a choice through there to make money for security.

00:23:19.620 --> 00:23:29.040
Matthew Neuberger: I ended up less happy with the situation, every time I made the choice happiness first money followed very quickly much more quickly than I thought it would.

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Matthew Neuberger: make sense.

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Matthew Neuberger: i'll share this with you, because I think about illustrate the point.

00:23:37.260 --> 00:23:41.100
Matthew Neuberger: I started at a company called legg mason and other bank in town.

00:23:41.160 --> 00:23:44.340
Matthew Neuberger: Right involved yeah and I know in baltimore.

00:23:44.760 --> 00:23:49.770
Matthew Neuberger: I was the rookie burger and I was doing great right and and.

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Matthew Neuberger: There was a point at which I said to myself it'd be really fun to work in the downtown office, instead of the rural office.

00:24:00.090 --> 00:24:09.570
Matthew Neuberger: So I went to you know I went to my manager of my local office and time on it i'm not i'm not aware of everything so.

00:24:10.020 --> 00:24:21.960
Matthew Neuberger: I go to my boss, and I say i'd like to move to the downtown office not realizing you know that i'm taking away revenue and production from his office and it's not at the time, I thought was one big company who cares where I work.

00:24:23.340 --> 00:24:25.410
Matthew Neuberger: I found that my manager cares where I work.

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Nathan Hurd: yeah yeah.

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Matthew Neuberger: I went into him and his name was Alan I won't give his last name is not important, but I walked into his office and I said, you know hey I want to talk to you about moving to the downtown office.

00:24:41.250 --> 00:24:54.810
Matthew Neuberger: And he swiveled his chair around his desk and he looked right at me and he said you get back to your desk This is where you work I don't want to hear another thing about this go do your job.

00:24:56.430 --> 00:25:02.910
Matthew Neuberger: to the point where like Have you ever had someone yell at you where it feels like you're going to just like you don't know what's going to happen, like you're going to face.

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Nathan Hurd: yeah.

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Matthew Neuberger: that's where I was and I went back to my desk and I just tried to mentally recover from it felt like a violent experience today.

00:25:15.330 --> 00:25:18.870
Matthew Neuberger: yeah it wasn't like he was gonna hit him, but it was like scared the.

00:25:19.350 --> 00:25:23.010
Matthew Neuberger: heck out of me just I had never had anyone talk to me that way.

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Nathan Hurd: it'll shut down yeah.

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Matthew Neuberger: A total shutdown and yeah that's really what it was and.

00:25:32.100 --> 00:25:35.160
Matthew Neuberger: I decided i'm going to go to wrestling forget this.

00:25:36.180 --> 00:25:39.780
Matthew Neuberger: So I I went to prudential and Alex Brown.

00:25:42.270 --> 00:25:57.270
Matthew Neuberger: Prudential offered me at the time, a check for $80,000 a check come join us you're signing bonuses $80,000 and we'll pay you a salary and you'll get all these incentive, I was going to make a lot of money.

00:25:59.340 --> 00:26:00.000
Matthew Neuberger: But.

00:26:01.380 --> 00:26:07.380
Matthew Neuberger: On the other hand, I had Alex Brown and they said yeah we'd like to hire you to, and I said okay what's my signing bonus, and they laughed.

00:26:08.670 --> 00:26:09.300
Matthew Neuberger: Okay.

00:26:10.740 --> 00:26:21.270
Matthew Neuberger: I said what's my pay and they said how about we give you 5000 bucks a month to get started, and then we you go full Commission after five months or six months.

00:26:23.070 --> 00:26:34.470
Matthew Neuberger: Like that's prudential lots of money Alex brown no money but really great name right, so I made the decision.

00:26:35.340 --> 00:26:52.500
Matthew Neuberger: To not go to prudential because I felt like ultimately the best choice for me in the long run, and where I learned the most because I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with my life, I felt like I would learn a lot more and Alex Brown, so I took the lower paycheck way lower paycheck.

00:26:53.880 --> 00:26:57.750
Matthew Neuberger: And i'm really glad I did, had I gone for the paycheck first.

00:26:58.890 --> 00:27:05.310
Matthew Neuberger: I don't know that I would have learned a half of what I learned at Alex Brown, I was in you know.

00:27:06.390 --> 00:27:14.640
Matthew Neuberger: i'm in a in a boardroom at black rock station, with the CFO of CBS and an entire banking team.

00:27:15.690 --> 00:27:21.240
Matthew Neuberger: That would not have happened at prudential for me that was not a career path option for me that was reasonable.

00:27:22.500 --> 00:27:31.530
Matthew Neuberger: So, again to this point of you know if you make the right decision, but you take immediate payoff out of the equation.

00:27:32.430 --> 00:27:43.500
Matthew Neuberger: The payoff can be mass right I ended up meeting my wife and Alex brown I ended up learning so much about business it Alex brown which inform me on the decision to choose, something I really liked that i'm happy.

00:27:44.700 --> 00:27:46.470
Matthew Neuberger: But if I just chosen money.

00:27:48.540 --> 00:27:54.750
Matthew Neuberger: i'm not sure where that pathway of lead, I know I don't know where that path, but I don't think it would have led to Brian hours happy science.

00:27:55.770 --> 00:27:56.070
Matthew Neuberger: So.

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Matthew Neuberger: yeah it.

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Nathan Hurd: really is amazing.

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Matthew Neuberger: Happy amazing proceeds money not money first and you're happy right.

00:28:03.630 --> 00:28:10.410
Nathan Hurd: I think people I think a lot, you know a lot of us imagine we want to make those kinds of decisions that.

00:28:10.860 --> 00:28:19.230
Nathan Hurd: That when the time comes, we will but it's really you know it's you know it's inspiring to hear stories about how you, you know, on many occasions you've made those choices that were.

00:28:19.680 --> 00:28:28.710
Nathan Hurd: Not on paper easy choices to make, but how it really did play out in a way that was you know better and meaningful and wonderful for for your life.

00:28:30.780 --> 00:28:34.290
Nathan Hurd: Well, listen I you know, to me, you have.

00:28:35.550 --> 00:28:44.130
Nathan Hurd: you're just such a wonderful wealth of knowledge on what it takes to be successful, and I know you do you spend a lot of time coaching people on this very thing and.

00:28:44.490 --> 00:28:45.990
Nathan Hurd: Today, or yeah.

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Nathan Hurd: Perfect so.

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Nathan Hurd: I guess, let me ask you this, when it comes to thinking about one's life and the Meta skills, I think you started to touch on a few of them they're pretty clearly the Meta skills that anyone.

00:29:03.960 --> 00:29:06.630
Nathan Hurd: At any age in any circumstance should be.

00:29:07.320 --> 00:29:16.380
Nathan Hurd: Thinking about cultivating to be successful in business in life, what comes to mind what are some of the Meta skills that you think are most important.

00:29:18.690 --> 00:29:22.620
Matthew Neuberger: And that's a hard question there, I think.

00:29:24.570 --> 00:29:33.240
Matthew Neuberger: I think one of the skills that is most important yourself, and I was talking to a friend, the other day, who has been a friend for 25 years.

00:29:33.900 --> 00:29:43.980
Matthew Neuberger: And it was just you know just talking about life and, but I think this is one of the skills, you really have to have is is I don't think that people are are honest with themselves enough.

00:29:46.590 --> 00:29:47.160
Matthew Neuberger: You know.

00:29:48.630 --> 00:29:53.280
Matthew Neuberger: You might see it in an employee who says, I can definitely do this job, and you, and they both know you can't.

00:29:54.240 --> 00:29:59.550
Matthew Neuberger: Right or it's not something you really want to do, but you're doing it for the wrong reasons or anything like that.

00:30:00.030 --> 00:30:16.500
Matthew Neuberger: That, I think the the skill, you have to have is to really take a hard look at yourself be okay with yourself right no one's going to love you until you love yourself all of that, but the Meta skill really is your ability to be self aware and honest with yourself.

00:30:18.810 --> 00:30:21.750
Matthew Neuberger: And I think we all agree with it, but if you look at the population.

00:30:22.770 --> 00:30:24.420
Matthew Neuberger: I don't know that a lot of people are practicing.

00:30:25.890 --> 00:30:39.750
Matthew Neuberger: Right awesome, what do you love, what are your capabilities, where you need to spend your time were you lying to yourself, what do you really is it what your friend accomplished, do you need to be like your friend, or are you creating your own path.

00:30:41.610 --> 00:30:54.840
Matthew Neuberger: And you know I would say that just you know employer figures it out, eventually, they fire, you are where they move you around and the organization, but I think that's a skill to being successful that a lot of people overlook.

00:30:56.490 --> 00:31:04.320
Matthew Neuberger: I think that you know another Meta skill is really understanding how to inventory what's important to you.

00:31:07.500 --> 00:31:20.280
Matthew Neuberger: And I think it's so much society conditioned you as to what success looks like and you can you can take that on without question if living in a tent for the rest of your life makes you happy.

00:31:20.880 --> 00:31:32.100
Matthew Neuberger: And then that's what you should do if being super financially successful is what makes you happy then that's what you should do, but you need to really understand whether that's that's for you.

00:31:32.910 --> 00:31:42.780
Matthew Neuberger: Rather than trying to fit into some other stereotype, so I think that's you know from understanding those aspects of your life right, what are your personal goals for your financial goals, what are your.

00:31:43.110 --> 00:31:50.040
Matthew Neuberger: Your friendship goals, what are your travel goals, really, what are they one of the things that nobody has to give you input on I used to say it like this.

00:31:50.580 --> 00:31:58.410
Matthew Neuberger: In high school from time to time, I would see this experience, you may have seen this today, but you know your one of your friends is dating somebody.

00:31:59.250 --> 00:32:07.680
Matthew Neuberger: let's say it's a you know your your friends, a guy and he's dating a girl, and he comes up to me, says nate, what do you think of the girl on day I can't decide.

00:32:08.970 --> 00:32:11.640
Matthew Neuberger: Right, that person who already knows the answer.

00:32:13.140 --> 00:32:18.270
Matthew Neuberger: When you met your wife, did you have to ask anybody what they thought of her or would you married or no matter what.

00:32:20.580 --> 00:32:20.820
Nathan Hurd: yeah.

00:32:20.940 --> 00:32:23.760
Matthew Neuberger: When you know your path you don't give a crap what.

00:32:23.820 --> 00:32:25.560
Nathan Hurd: anyone thinks yeah.

00:32:26.100 --> 00:32:28.590
Matthew Neuberger: They either get on board and they have to get on.

00:32:30.330 --> 00:32:37.470
Matthew Neuberger: And I you know and Chris sacca you know you see him on the shark tank he has a nice way of saying says it's either a hell no or hell, yes.

00:32:37.920 --> 00:32:48.900
Matthew Neuberger: And what he's just saying is let's get really clear there's no middle ground you're all in or you're out if you want a great life that's a skill being able to determine, are you all in all out but don't sit there in the middle of the way.

00:32:52.080 --> 00:33:06.060
Nathan Hurd: yeah that that that brings so true I am i'd love to I really want to get into goals, and I know it's something that you, you are are are known for is really helping people to get clear about exactly what you just described.

00:33:07.650 --> 00:33:22.200
Nathan Hurd: Before we get there, can we can we pause on the self awareness piece, because I think this is, you know it in my experience, some people think they're self aware, but they might be confused about that or.

00:33:22.260 --> 00:33:25.710
Matthew Neuberger: They might want to ask yourself if you talk to yourself right it's a little bit of it yeah.

00:33:26.490 --> 00:33:29.610
Nathan Hurd: Right you're self aware of the things that are easy to be self aware.

00:33:29.760 --> 00:33:30.690
Nathan Hurd: That you like to be.

00:33:30.900 --> 00:33:31.440
Matthew Neuberger: I know that you.

00:33:31.800 --> 00:33:35.730
Nathan Hurd: like to acknowledge by yourself, but not so much about things you don't like to acknowledge, perhaps.

00:33:36.150 --> 00:33:50.670
Nathan Hurd: So what have you found in your life and what do you recommend for other people where you see self awareness is something is an opportunity where they can they can become more self aware, are there, certain tools or resources or habits.

00:33:51.450 --> 00:33:55.740
Nathan Hurd: exercises that you have found are useful to cultivate self awareness.

00:33:56.670 --> 00:34:03.330
Matthew Neuberger: yeah and so you know, sometimes nate success creates a lack of self awareness i'm successful I don't need to listen to my house right that.

00:34:03.660 --> 00:34:05.520
Matthew Neuberger: you're successful to now.

00:34:07.170 --> 00:34:08.070
Matthew Neuberger: that's all that means.

00:34:08.550 --> 00:34:17.850
Matthew Neuberger: Right and a lot of times successful people stop listening and so an easy hack yes, we have electronic assessments and things like that that will measure self awareness, but.

00:34:19.290 --> 00:34:22.710
Matthew Neuberger: It comes down to effort, whether you take an electronic evaluation or not.

00:34:24.450 --> 00:34:29.130
Matthew Neuberger: What are the themes of your life what keeps happening.

00:34:30.330 --> 00:34:40.350
Matthew Neuberger: Right, so you know as i'm saying, if you, you know if you run into a jerk while you're out You ran into a jerk but if Everywhere you go you're running into jerks you're the jerk.

00:34:41.040 --> 00:34:59.790
Matthew Neuberger: Right, so it comes down to simple acts like asking your friends and your family and your coworkers for feedback, is something that you've done your very self aware guy you're always what do I not what we were my blind spots, why not now and.

00:35:02.130 --> 00:35:09.210
Matthew Neuberger: If you know, one of the simple hacks that I really liked date is is writing a letter to your friends send them an email.

00:35:11.010 --> 00:35:12.510
Matthew Neuberger: And I want to improve.

00:35:13.680 --> 00:35:31.860
Matthew Neuberger: And I want to become more self aware i'd like to know, and I would be happy to return the favor i'd like you to give 15 minutes of thought to what do you see as my strengths areas where I excel and where do you see as areas that are blind spots things I may not be aware of.

00:35:33.180 --> 00:35:39.210
Matthew Neuberger: If I were I could take appropriate action to be a better person in that area of my life.

00:35:40.320 --> 00:35:48.810
Matthew Neuberger: I appreciate you I look forward to reading this and sharing it with you and, again, at your request, i'd be happy to do this for you as well.

00:35:50.910 --> 00:35:53.160
Matthew Neuberger: And yeah choose wisely.

00:35:54.870 --> 00:36:03.300
Matthew Neuberger: Choose friends that will be honest with you know people tend to go make your great I love you the best, how could I ever say anything bad about you don't need.

00:36:03.660 --> 00:36:08.940
Matthew Neuberger: You don't need that if you're going to do the effort correctly you're going to go to people where you're afraid of what they're going to say.

00:36:09.780 --> 00:36:11.430
Matthew Neuberger: yeah right.

00:36:12.570 --> 00:36:25.800
Nathan Hurd: yeah so that's I mean to that is a great point the fear and i'll be honest, I for four years of my life was afraid to really know what other people thought I was afraid of my own frailties.

00:36:26.910 --> 00:36:31.770
Nathan Hurd: But I have come to view it the opposite way and i've come to really embrace and love my frailties.

00:36:31.890 --> 00:36:41.250
Nathan Hurd: And and they've you know they've led me to do and feel and become a lot of things that I feel good about, but that wasn't always that way, so how.

00:36:42.270 --> 00:36:45.600
Nathan Hurd: How do you think about that, how do you think about you know.

00:36:47.160 --> 00:37:05.970
Nathan Hurd: Becoming okay and becoming comfortable and becoming open to seeing everything all the all this stuff that's beautiful and all the stuff that's harder to to understand or to embrace and the value that can come from you know becoming willing to do that.

00:37:06.870 --> 00:37:07.950
Matthew Neuberger: Well, I think.

00:37:09.900 --> 00:37:20.760
Matthew Neuberger: it's hard, I mean it, you know from a human standpoint, you know the deepest fear is not being you know not being loved right.

00:37:21.360 --> 00:37:33.930
Matthew Neuberger: So you're afraid you're going to potentially have someone else realize you're not worthy of love or your position in life you're a fraud or whatever it is not not you, but this is how I think people think it's like.

00:37:33.960 --> 00:37:41.670
Matthew Neuberger: If I if I don't accentuate my strengths and downplay my weaknesses and I won't be loved, no one will want to be around.

00:37:42.330 --> 00:37:47.730
Matthew Neuberger: And I think it's a it's a level of suffering that that people endure unnecessary.

00:37:48.270 --> 00:37:55.680
Matthew Neuberger: Because the fact of the matter is, you and I both know rationally people know our weaknesses and because we ignore them does not mean they are not there, so you.

00:37:56.490 --> 00:38:07.170
Matthew Neuberger: Look at it like life is going to come knocking on your door, would you rather play offense in that game or Defense if you ignore your weaknesses life is going to correct you.

00:38:08.760 --> 00:38:25.830
Matthew Neuberger: you're not going to trick life right it's not it's not how it works if you're a jerk to enough people over time that's going to be a problem if you're insensitive to other people's feelings if you're not giving people a fair shake you know.

00:38:27.930 --> 00:38:36.900
Matthew Neuberger: you're not conducting your sales meetings right I don't care what it is eventually the role is going to come to you and say yeah we're kind of sick and tired of this.

00:38:38.220 --> 00:38:41.820
Matthew Neuberger: and your best friends gonna say I quit I don't want to be your best friend.

00:38:42.960 --> 00:38:43.380
Matthew Neuberger: Right.

00:38:44.670 --> 00:38:50.010
Matthew Neuberger: If you have blind spots around money your money will leave.

00:38:51.300 --> 00:39:07.410
Matthew Neuberger: Right money likes to be loved just like people right if you're not paying attention to it, it goes away my dad had a great saying, which was a fool and his money are soon parted right whatever you don't pay attention to in your life is tending to atrophy.

00:39:08.430 --> 00:39:17.430
Matthew Neuberger: Well, where you put your energy tends to grow, so if we think about it that way for anyone who's listening, what I would encourage them to think about is.

00:39:18.570 --> 00:39:21.900
Matthew Neuberger: You know what are the areas in life that are imperative to you.

00:39:22.950 --> 00:39:25.860
Matthew Neuberger: And you do not want that wake up call.

00:39:27.900 --> 00:39:28.290
Matthew Neuberger: Right.

00:39:28.950 --> 00:39:41.790
Nathan Hurd: yeah yeah definitely so um so that that's a really helpful way to look at it and would you say, I know that you know it's um failure is is in a similar vein, I mean people.

00:39:42.810 --> 00:39:54.330
Nathan Hurd: can be afraid of failure, but I have heard you say, and you know many people who have become successful say that failure is a pathway to success so.

00:39:54.990 --> 00:40:06.600
Nathan Hurd: You know, in the moments that you've had in your life, where you've taken big risks or you've done things where you know you failed how have you learned to view failure and how have you learned to embrace it in the same way.

00:40:08.640 --> 00:40:19.170
Matthew Neuberger: Well, if anyone were to look back on their life and failures and then what comes out of that right it's using the point of failure is okay what happened from there wow everything got better.

00:40:20.940 --> 00:40:29.790
Matthew Neuberger: Right, so we know you know there's that saying that you know when people fail right they really tend to to work on.

00:40:30.840 --> 00:40:39.540
Matthew Neuberger: What they need to do better right thing when they fail, they ponder, but when they succeed we sort of tend to party.

00:40:40.470 --> 00:40:48.420
Matthew Neuberger: And when your party and you're not thinking about where you need to get better you're relaxing right so.

00:40:49.290 --> 00:41:03.120
Matthew Neuberger: To me failure is a way of simplifying it is to say failure in the moment isn't permanent it's a building block it's nothing more than a building block So if you failed, today you just created a building block for your future, there are times in business where i'm like.

00:41:04.260 --> 00:41:05.790
Matthew Neuberger: I feel like I can't do anything right.

00:41:09.300 --> 00:41:17.370
Matthew Neuberger: My business isn't perfect I make lots of mistakes I get fired by clients all that stuff happens, but guess what things keep getting better.

00:41:18.510 --> 00:41:22.230
Matthew Neuberger: But if I focused on the fear of Oh, my goodness, I can't be this business because you get by my plans.

00:41:23.100 --> 00:41:33.720
Matthew Neuberger: Right, I was talking to a friend about this, the other day, and again, one of the things I would say just a Meta skills building your friend group right, let me give you an example of failure, and a great friend group.

00:41:35.220 --> 00:41:40.800
Matthew Neuberger: talking to a friend, he is massively successful financially on that on that front, he is massively successful.

00:41:42.510 --> 00:41:50.010
Matthew Neuberger: And I call them and I see you know we're we're talking about something we're going to be doing together, and I said, you know.

00:41:51.420 --> 00:41:57.930
Matthew Neuberger: You know I every time I talked to I learned something I said you've got the midas touch everything you touch turns to gold.

00:41:58.470 --> 00:42:13.050
Matthew Neuberger: And he laughed his ass off he said man, do you know how much I have script that much money i've lost on investments, do you know much i've screwed up and i'm like how could that be possible everything I see you do turns into millions of dollars.

00:42:13.710 --> 00:42:23.430
Matthew Neuberger: In some cases, hundreds of millions of dollars don't give me that crap don't be self you know don't don't be so humble stop that fake humility.

00:42:23.940 --> 00:42:24.810
Nathan Hurd: yeah yeah.

00:42:25.050 --> 00:42:34.530
Matthew Neuberger: He said I bought an apartment building that failed, I went into a partnership that failed I bought into these retail things that fail, it did you want me to keep going.

00:42:36.480 --> 00:42:42.540
Matthew Neuberger: And so what I learned from that thanks to my Meta skill of building good friends was I had put him on a pedestal.

00:42:43.950 --> 00:42:53.250
Matthew Neuberger: He was going for in life his way, but what I learned is no matter if you go, big or small failure is going to be a part of it.

00:42:55.620 --> 00:43:10.500
Matthew Neuberger: Right so successful people in my mind fail more than unsuccessful people, but with successful people failure is always temporary with unsuccessful people failure is permanent.

00:43:11.550 --> 00:43:11.880
Nathan Hurd: yeah.

00:43:12.090 --> 00:43:24.930
Matthew Neuberger: Because they they're always avoiding the failure and by by time they never go for it and everything's a failure, you know they don't say to themselves, you know look, I have to invest in learning for myself.

00:43:25.530 --> 00:43:35.490
Matthew Neuberger: I have to read more, I have to get smarter right they they don't because they're like what's the I look at my friends, nobody successful.

00:43:36.120 --> 00:43:45.720
Matthew Neuberger: It just doesn't work it's for the privilege few and I don't know how they do it, I never will because i'm not the right friend group i'm not the right geography of not you know the right person.

00:43:46.200 --> 00:43:53.460
Matthew Neuberger: A male or female yeah whatever it's right we just build these these permanent failure infrastructures that aren't necessary.

00:43:54.480 --> 00:44:08.760
Matthew Neuberger: So you know for me it's you know failure comes down to understanding that they are building blocks, you are not going to build a tower of success, whatever that means in your life and how you define it without getting all the failure blocks to build the infrastructure so.

00:44:08.790 --> 00:44:10.920
Matthew Neuberger: yeah you know you're never going anywhere.

00:44:11.910 --> 00:44:22.380
Nathan Hurd: yeah I yeah I think that's that's very well said, and one other thing I want to pick up on which is, which is, which was in everything you you just so nicely laid out there.

00:44:23.820 --> 00:44:42.780
Nathan Hurd: Is that you know people recognize people, even if you don't want people to see your frailties your failures like people are very intuitive and they will anyway, and I don't know if you've seen this or you found this or you think about this, but i'd love to hear it.

00:44:43.980 --> 00:44:45.570
Nathan Hurd: i've started to feel like.

00:44:47.790 --> 00:44:57.450
Nathan Hurd: The willingness to embrace all of who you are like when I come across people who I know are open or honest are authentic.

00:44:58.020 --> 00:45:05.220
Nathan Hurd: and communicate what they're good at what they're not good at, and just come across as someone who's trying to learn to try to improve.

00:45:05.520 --> 00:45:14.400
Nathan Hurd: I mean, I know people in their 70s and 80s, who are waking up every day, trying to get better and it's just incredibly inspiring.

00:45:14.970 --> 00:45:23.760
Nathan Hurd: And it's also very endearing you know, to have people who really admire them, so it feels to me like and i'd love to hear your perspective on this.

00:45:24.180 --> 00:45:40.950
Nathan Hurd: That embracing frailties embracing failures is not only a pathway to success, but people are intuitive and the more authentic you are about it, the more supportive the network and the Community you're building tends to be helping you to grow.

00:45:41.760 --> 00:45:58.680
Matthew Neuberger: Well, to put it in words people understand you are a sexy when you're showing your frailties and I don't mean sexy like you're you know you know you should be on a magazine cover, but it is massively attractive to other people everybody wants to be okay.

00:45:59.730 --> 00:46:06.600
Matthew Neuberger: And I think what we want to do is we see these images of you know, the successful people and their commercial show them driving up to their jet.

00:46:06.930 --> 00:46:16.530
Matthew Neuberger: You know and they're in their bentley and they've got a helicopter and they're always flying places in their private jet, and that makes people feel not okay that's not sexy.

00:46:19.170 --> 00:46:25.920
Matthew Neuberger: People want to feel Okay, because they have the same frailties and insecurities you do and when you're willing to be open about it.

00:46:27.330 --> 00:46:35.490
Matthew Neuberger: It allows them to be a little bit more of themselves to be a little more comfortable with themselves and that's what they want to be around so it makes sense.

00:46:36.240 --> 00:46:47.160
Nathan Hurd: It totally does yeah it totally does and actually that's a perfect opening to go into another another kind of broad topic that I would really love to get some of your insight on so.

00:46:48.390 --> 00:46:59.940
Nathan Hurd: I know that you know you have you have our I consider you to be a complete expert in the art of communication, you know communicating with other people in persuasion and negotiation and.

00:47:00.960 --> 00:47:21.150
Nathan Hurd: i'd love to talk a little bit about that, so what, how do you think about the concept of persuasion and influence as just a skill that is important in a life well lived or you know, in creating success in in in any area of life, how do you do it.

00:47:22.290 --> 00:47:26.250
Matthew Neuberger: Well, of course, we kind of already touched on how you communicate with yourself.

00:47:27.090 --> 00:47:50.250
Matthew Neuberger: yeah right not making excuses things like that not ignore your weaknesses, the external communication, you know i've look when I think it's very important my my viewpoint on it is from my unique perspective in life so it's not for everybody, but I was you know I grew up in a family, where.

00:47:51.390 --> 00:47:59.100
Matthew Neuberger: There were a lot of divorces and and here's what I mean by that, when my father was getting married for the fourth time.

00:48:00.630 --> 00:48:14.700
Matthew Neuberger: He said, you know he sees there as he sees with the rabbi and the rabbi says to my dad Mr neuberger i've been married people for 35 years and before he could finish the sentence, my father said so am I.

00:48:16.050 --> 00:48:24.870
Matthew Neuberger: Right That was my life as a kid here's your here's dad's new wife and here's mom's new husband, that was a lot of how I grew up so.

00:48:25.650 --> 00:48:41.310
Matthew Neuberger: I bounced back and forth between my parents, a lot, I was constantly at a young age meeting new people and figuring out there's this new person in my house of what does that mean do they like me do they not like me, you know, could I be kicked out of the House and that didn't happen.

00:48:44.040 --> 00:48:55.770
Matthew Neuberger: You learn, you know and and and and being in and out of school, so I graduated high school and, but it was a hard experience it was I was working a full time job in high school.

00:48:56.550 --> 00:49:06.780
Matthew Neuberger: And you know what I learned, was it was very important for me for survival, to be able to communicate well, so I was a student at a young age, out of necessity.

00:49:07.800 --> 00:49:13.260
Matthew Neuberger: When I say this, I might get hit, and when I say that I might get a cookie.

00:49:15.150 --> 00:49:15.480
Nathan Hurd: Right.

00:49:15.690 --> 00:49:16.080
Matthew Neuberger: Right.

00:49:16.110 --> 00:49:17.190
Nathan Hurd: yeah it was.

00:49:17.190 --> 00:49:21.900
Matthew Neuberger: A it was a very fundamental training program I wasn't I would not recommend it for most people.

00:49:23.460 --> 00:49:23.970
Matthew Neuberger: But.

00:49:25.170 --> 00:49:36.750
Matthew Neuberger: I was paying very close attention to what seemed to work, so I got I would say the the out of high school or or you know outside the normal learning curriculum that I was exposed to.

00:49:37.470 --> 00:49:46.170
Matthew Neuberger: I very quickly learned that you know people listen and evaluate what you're saying and then action happens some sort of action happens and.

00:49:47.550 --> 00:49:56.700
Matthew Neuberger: I really was so fascinated I really liked it I liked the idea I could make somebody feel good I like the idea I could get what I wanted.

00:49:57.540 --> 00:50:06.960
Matthew Neuberger: Is selfish as that sounds right, and so, if you know, for me it was like down to granular stuff like what's the tone of voice that works here.

00:50:07.710 --> 00:50:16.440
Matthew Neuberger: Right how abrupt do you want to be, or should I back off, and I would watch everyone around me and see how they reacted to each other, then I would begin to adapt.

00:50:17.220 --> 00:50:27.180
Matthew Neuberger: Those those things to the lexicon of how you communicate with people, so I think it's absolutely critical again from growing up in a situation where I had to survive right.

00:50:27.390 --> 00:50:28.410
Matthew Neuberger: yeah yeah.

00:50:29.520 --> 00:50:37.230
Matthew Neuberger: And and and I think that you know just from from thinking about.

00:50:38.700 --> 00:50:39.480
Matthew Neuberger: Other people.

00:50:41.370 --> 00:50:46.770
Matthew Neuberger: We tend to view life, from our perspective and our values right there's this saying that.

00:50:47.880 --> 00:51:04.770
Matthew Neuberger: We tend to judge ourselves based on our intentions, but others on their actions right and being self aware of that means that you, you understand that there are other perspectives right you understand, there are other ways of thinking about Problem Solving other ways of thinking about.

00:51:05.910 --> 00:51:12.420
Matthew Neuberger: Politics, whatever it is, and what's most important is you master the way they communicate.

00:51:13.470 --> 00:51:16.020
Matthew Neuberger: Not the way you've developed how to communicate.

00:51:17.400 --> 00:51:30.000
Matthew Neuberger: Right, so you have people that drive you crazy because they can't make a decision you have people to talk away too much around you, you have people that intimidate you when you talk to them right.

00:51:32.400 --> 00:51:38.190
Matthew Neuberger: You you probably know, people in your life that are always coulda shoulda woulda wish, we would have done that they went back and it's photo right.

00:51:38.670 --> 00:51:43.140
Matthew Neuberger: We have only done this, we only invested in that stock that went up 5,000% right.

00:51:43.530 --> 00:51:57.030
Matthew Neuberger: it's an in and that may not jibe with your normal perspective and values, but the fact of the matter is those other values of these other people are wrong they're just different, and if you truly want to impact people.

00:51:58.380 --> 00:52:01.410
Matthew Neuberger: Maybe said selfishly if you want to get what you want, out of life.

00:52:03.180 --> 00:52:12.510
Matthew Neuberger: The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your communication with others, not just yourself, then you have to care enough to understand how they value.

00:52:13.320 --> 00:52:21.030
Matthew Neuberger: And then it's not wrong how they communicate and actually almost like a foreign language, be able to speak that language fluently.

00:52:22.650 --> 00:52:23.070
Matthew Neuberger: Because.

00:52:23.130 --> 00:52:24.060
Nathan Hurd: matt do you think.

00:52:24.750 --> 00:52:30.990
Nathan Hurd: Do you think that influence is a factor in basically every human interaction.

00:52:32.190 --> 00:52:32.940
Matthew Neuberger: Absolutely.

00:52:34.200 --> 00:52:34.920
Matthew Neuberger: Absolutely.

00:52:35.970 --> 00:52:36.510
Nathan Hurd: In what way.

00:52:38.550 --> 00:52:47.940
Matthew Neuberger: Well, you know, I think that there's there's lots of different things that are important when it comes to influence right so there's.

00:52:48.270 --> 00:52:54.270
Matthew Neuberger: there's a great book I love on this by Dr Robert cialdini talks about that psychology of influence right.

00:52:54.660 --> 00:53:09.240
Matthew Neuberger: He talks about you know and and what I believe and i've seen is you know we all know, you know, like a simple example of importance influence, I want to influence somebody one of the ways it's natural been done over time, as you give first right.

00:53:10.530 --> 00:53:19.080
Matthew Neuberger: You might be called seek first to understand, before being understood it might be called be interested not interesting right all of those things are influence tools.

00:53:19.620 --> 00:53:26.130
Matthew Neuberger: And what we're doing is is one of the most powerful things we're doing is we're saying look under there is no condition that has to be met for for me to.

00:53:26.130 --> 00:53:26.610
Nathan Hurd: give to you.

00:53:28.920 --> 00:53:29.760
Matthew Neuberger: that's power.

00:53:31.080 --> 00:53:38.340
Matthew Neuberger: So if you want to influence people don't start with what you're going to get start with helping as many people as possible and getting what they want.

00:53:39.960 --> 00:53:40.440
Matthew Neuberger: Right.

00:53:41.550 --> 00:53:43.650
Matthew Neuberger: Like one of the simplest things nate and give it.

00:53:44.670 --> 00:53:50.490
Matthew Neuberger: Is if you're in a conversation with somebody and they say something really great take out a pad of paper and start writing Oh, my goodness.

00:53:51.870 --> 00:54:05.460
Matthew Neuberger: Take notes on what they're saying that person is like well down do me tell you more right and that's an easy give and that give us nothing more than your full press, which today is pretty hard to do fair.

00:54:07.320 --> 00:54:17.310
Matthew Neuberger: You know, for those who want to influence our listening who needs your full presence, right now, without a screen without an electronic device without any distraction, you know it's funny we have.

00:54:18.390 --> 00:54:25.950
Matthew Neuberger: We have completed my wife about this she's not influencing you right now, and I have to figure out how to influence or this one area we got a we got a new dog.

00:54:27.780 --> 00:54:43.740
Matthew Neuberger: And so i'll be talking to my wife and she'll be right in the middle of a conversation like something you know i'm like i'm really like connecting with her and she'll turn to go Nina stop it and i'm like how How dare you.

00:54:45.180 --> 00:54:45.630
Matthew Neuberger: Right.

00:54:46.230 --> 00:54:56.760
Matthew Neuberger: And she's not influencing me in that moment, the way I want to be influenced, but you know, at the same time, I could influence her better to, and I could say you know what it seems like need a problem also go for a walk why don't we walk and talk.

00:54:58.380 --> 00:55:04.920
Matthew Neuberger: Right it's giving nothing frustrating situation but giving more in that situation where clearly more needs to be given so.

00:55:05.430 --> 00:55:11.970
Matthew Neuberger: I would say, as, in principle, if you really want to influence people it's give more but it's not pull out your wallet.

00:55:12.930 --> 00:55:18.750
Matthew Neuberger: To give you time your attention your thoughts your awareness your understanding see the person.

00:55:19.650 --> 00:55:27.510
Matthew Neuberger: And I think that that helps, but there are lots of other principles right if there's ways of influencing people by being consistent if there's something you want.

00:55:28.500 --> 00:55:34.680
Matthew Neuberger: kids figure this one out a long time ago, just constantly asked for it until your parents give it did you ever do that your parents.

00:55:36.210 --> 00:55:41.760
Nathan Hurd: Oh yeah Oh, of course, and you know my my children do this to me all day, every day, you know.

00:55:42.030 --> 00:55:42.930
Matthew Neuberger: As it didn't work.

00:55:44.880 --> 00:55:50.550
Nathan Hurd: It does work actually more than I would like it to but you know you're right yeah ask enough and it just.

00:55:52.080 --> 00:55:52.620
Matthew Neuberger: that's it let's.

00:55:53.100 --> 00:55:53.520
Nathan Hurd: move on.

00:55:54.150 --> 00:56:03.930
Matthew Neuberger: Well, what it is, in simple form is you're being very clear about what you want, and at some point that other person decides, they want to make you happy and their brains, is how do I make.

00:56:04.590 --> 00:56:17.760
Matthew Neuberger: My child happy in this moment they've been asking for this for like weeks i'm going to go make them happy so light them up, so if you want to influence people you really have to figure out what what are they either overtly or maybe.

00:56:19.080 --> 00:56:21.690
Matthew Neuberger: subconsciously asking what are they asking.

00:56:22.740 --> 00:56:23.400
Matthew Neuberger: going to give it to.

00:56:24.870 --> 00:56:29.370
Nathan Hurd: Okay, so let's let's break this down a little bit because it strikes me that you know.

00:56:30.630 --> 00:56:51.750
Nathan Hurd: If we, if you would agree that every human interaction, whether it's the person you meet at a restaurant or your child or you know, a partner or a friend, or you know you name it influences a big part of how you're going to reach what you want, in life, and you know be be successful.

00:56:54.390 --> 00:57:05.670
Nathan Hurd: One of the things that I frankly admire about and have have learned from you over the years is you really genuinely seem to have a love for human beings.

00:57:06.180 --> 00:57:14.640
Nathan Hurd: And that love for human beings is expressed through what you just described at least some some of the ways i've seen it with just an intense curiosity.

00:57:15.090 --> 00:57:27.630
Nathan Hurd: Now you and I have both seen, and there are probably lots of ineffective ways to influence people like as you described before just talking and talking and talking until somebody wants to rip their hair out.

00:57:29.010 --> 00:57:40.410
Nathan Hurd: But what would you say you know, in addition to being coming to the table coming to a conversation coming to an interaction with a generous spirit, as I think you just described.

00:57:41.640 --> 00:57:43.020
Nathan Hurd: Can you talk a little bit about.

00:57:44.370 --> 00:57:50.400
Nathan Hurd: The importance of curiosity in influence in negotiations and conversation.

00:57:51.480 --> 00:57:53.640
Matthew Neuberger: Well, if you think about it, one of the things I tell.

00:57:54.690 --> 00:58:02.490
Matthew Neuberger: I tell CEOs and managers and sales people a lot is you do not get paid for the information that comes out of your mouth.

00:58:03.300 --> 00:58:14.100
Matthew Neuberger: Or that you send in an email or that you deliver in a doctor, you get paid for the information you gather your life as a direct reflection of how much you gather.

00:58:15.000 --> 00:58:28.890
Matthew Neuberger: Right in terms of understanding other people and influencing other people, how can you possibly influence somebody if you don't know what matters to them what are their hobbies what are they worried about what are they scared about what are they excited about see people really.

00:58:30.150 --> 00:58:32.400
Matthew Neuberger: tend to take action, for three reasons.

00:58:33.720 --> 00:58:34.800
Matthew Neuberger: they're currently in pain.

00:58:36.000 --> 00:58:46.260
Matthew Neuberger: Right, so I gave that example earlier, I was in so much pain in my career, I had to take action when you're in pain you take action right, you have a splitting headache you take an aspirin.

00:58:47.310 --> 00:58:56.820
Matthew Neuberger: Right, but if you think you might have a headache you I don't know, do you take one I don't know so you're in pain, now the next one is you fear you will be in pain.

00:58:58.020 --> 00:59:04.710
Matthew Neuberger: Right and then last is you perceive some level of game that we know that the most powerful influence is current pain.

00:59:05.970 --> 00:59:11.430
Matthew Neuberger: If you're currently in pain, you will take recommendations and action much quicker right.

00:59:13.620 --> 00:59:22.890
Matthew Neuberger: So you know it from from that perspective if you know you really want to influence influence people powerfully connect with their pain.

00:59:26.130 --> 00:59:30.540
Nathan Hurd: So how do you do that, how do you connect with people's pain and and let me.

00:59:32.130 --> 00:59:38.850
Nathan Hurd: Let me just invite you to take any direction you want with this like, if you want to give a straight up professional example like a business scenario.

00:59:39.240 --> 00:59:40.110
Nathan Hurd: please feel free.

00:59:40.830 --> 00:59:43.380
Nathan Hurd: If you want to give an example where you're you know.

00:59:44.520 --> 00:59:57.720
Nathan Hurd: Trying to connect deeply with a friend or with a relative over the holidays or something I mean you know a lot of our conversation these days is surface level, I think, or more surface level than it could be and.

00:59:58.320 --> 00:59:58.650
Nathan Hurd: You know.

00:59:59.520 --> 01:00:08.280
Nathan Hurd: Being genuinely curious, is it was wonderful, so how you how do you do it, how do you approach people in a way that is in.

01:00:09.900 --> 01:00:16.410
Nathan Hurd: That it's well received right so that they're willing to talk to you in there and there and they're open to sharing.

01:00:17.580 --> 01:00:21.840
Matthew Neuberger: Well, first, you have to know that when you connect with people really connect.

01:00:22.980 --> 01:00:32.790
Matthew Neuberger: Your way more successful so business example is you get you typically can make a recommendation to a client and the client will fall it no questions asked.

01:00:33.510 --> 01:00:45.510
Matthew Neuberger: Right that's influence now with a friend it's with a friend has to believe that you care now there's both style and substance to this how you act over time as a human day.

01:00:46.020 --> 01:00:54.630
Matthew Neuberger: If you screw your friends over and say i'm sorry and I told you, I was sorry that doesn't mean anything you're not influencing anybody in that situation.

01:00:55.050 --> 01:01:06.900
Matthew Neuberger: You can't have a pattern of bad behavior and apologize away that's not influenced influenced is the opposite it's where you continue to hit that note with your friend or with that client.

01:01:07.620 --> 01:01:18.900
Matthew Neuberger: That they value so if we think about how you know that works in terms of influence and what you do, the first thing you have to understand let's just talk tactically for a minute here.

01:01:20.850 --> 01:01:26.370
Matthew Neuberger: This style aspect of influencing is really around making sure that you look like the person that you're talking to.

01:01:28.050 --> 01:01:40.110
Matthew Neuberger: Because that makes sense if you've ever talked to me and and they didn't just they weren't actively listening to you right they repeat back your words that didn't seem like you're paying attention they weren't making eye contact looking at a screen.

01:01:41.280 --> 01:01:46.080
Matthew Neuberger: They have no influence that person has no influence you want to influence somebody start with simple things like direct eye contact.

01:01:47.760 --> 01:01:54.570
Matthew Neuberger: I know i'm being overly obvious and simplistic but nate we've talked about this before, there are three things that you have to start with.

01:01:54.960 --> 01:02:05.250
Matthew Neuberger: as it relates to creating a strong connection or influence can happen, and that is, you have to have the right body language, you have to write tone of voice, you have to write speed and pace of language, and you have to be using the right words.

01:02:05.700 --> 01:02:20.730
Matthew Neuberger: If you want to influence somebody they have to first feel comfortable that you're hearing them that you're seeing them and the best way to do that is to just authentically connecting without distractions as the first thing you have to do right.

01:02:20.970 --> 01:02:28.470
Nathan Hurd: Alright, so let's let's slow this down and some people can capture each step so let's say that they're sitting down in a business meeting.

01:02:28.980 --> 01:02:35.520
Nathan Hurd: And they want to have influence in that business meeting your suggestion is that you approach the conversation, to begin with.

01:02:35.970 --> 01:02:46.320
Nathan Hurd: By eliminating as many distractions as you possibly can let's say you may be silence your phone you, you know you put your out of office on you kind of clear the decks.

01:02:46.410 --> 01:02:53.820
Matthew Neuberger: yeah take off the, off the table don't put it on the table phased out leave the phones off the table yeah keep going.

01:02:54.900 --> 01:02:59.400
Nathan Hurd: To good, by the way, that's a good recommendation for dinner time in your household as well.

01:03:00.600 --> 01:03:01.320
Matthew Neuberger: Sure, so.

01:03:02.010 --> 01:03:13.770
Nathan Hurd: But so then your your goal is to connect and you're suggesting that starts with the eyes, so making sure you're really engaged and have eye contact.

01:03:14.310 --> 01:03:26.130
Matthew Neuberger: Similar I contacted the person you're talking to don't stare a hole into them right and then don't look at your shoes, the whole time you're talking but yeah make similar levels of eye contact that they're making with you.

01:03:27.270 --> 01:03:36.690
Matthew Neuberger: they're going to start actually looking at them and they everybody knows this, but nobody's doing it right so it's not do you know this that's not what people should be taking away, people are saying, am I doing this.

01:03:37.320 --> 01:03:50.070
Nathan Hurd: Right right I would I would totally agree with you it's these are these are things that probably people will have heard at some point, but the truth is, if you walk around in the world, a lot of people do not do these things.

01:03:50.760 --> 01:04:02.430
Matthew Neuberger: So, and just by the mere fact that everyone's having a lot of video meetings, instead of in person meetings now means you always have that screen and the distractions so we're getting more and more aware of the fact that we're doing it because it's so normal.

01:04:03.600 --> 01:04:19.410
Nathan Hurd: Okay, so I love that you brought that up so maybe from a virtual standpoint it's also important yes to clear the decks on your virtual device if you're having a zoom call, so you don't have email up you don't have background stuff happening you're just totally engaged in the call yes.

01:04:20.040 --> 01:04:30.630
Matthew Neuberger: yeah absolutely and you know there's always a few people that oh my cameras broken i've never yet seen a computer where the cameras broken like I have not actually seen it physically.

01:04:31.230 --> 01:04:38.400
Matthew Neuberger: But you know my cameras broken I get you're having a bad hair day but I don't care about your hair I care about making a connection with you and.

01:04:39.450 --> 01:04:52.770
Matthew Neuberger: You know, and you know, so we see a lot of that you know my cameras broken, or you know i'm in my car so i'm driving and I can't you know and all those things are happening and becoming more and more normal, the problem is you're not connected.

01:04:53.910 --> 01:04:54.390
Right okay.

01:04:55.650 --> 01:05:05.910
Matthew Neuberger: All right, so so presence presence, whether it's virtual or not, but Presidents virtually certainly means visual visually available to to show that eye contact what's what's next what else is.

01:05:06.000 --> 01:05:08.820
Nathan Hurd: As part of that initial connection.

01:05:09.720 --> 01:05:23.340
Matthew Neuberger: Well, I think, in you know, in a lot of schools have realized this and you know, and this is something that's a little bit of interesting it's happening in society here we're becoming more aware of the fact that a lot of kids are add right or having anxiety or ADHD.

01:05:24.480 --> 01:05:30.810
Matthew Neuberger: and schools are waking up to the fact, this next point which is people process information differently.

01:05:32.100 --> 01:05:41.850
Matthew Neuberger: Right so think of it as some people experience life practically through a sense your sight sound smell taste stuck to that and.

01:05:43.170 --> 01:05:51.210
Matthew Neuberger: and based on that if you're aware of how somebody actually takes information in they have one of those senses is their primary sense.

01:05:53.340 --> 01:06:00.600
Matthew Neuberger: As simple as it sounds it's you tend to be more visually dominant that tell you like your information, you like to see it to believe it.

01:06:01.200 --> 01:06:12.180
Matthew Neuberger: auditory is have to hear it and process it and kinesthetic have to get a feeling right to seeing or just isn't enough they really have to take a little bit more time to get a feeling.

01:06:13.020 --> 01:06:20.460
Matthew Neuberger: And that is based on these different you know being visual auditory or kinesthetic schools and realized that.

01:06:21.780 --> 01:06:27.660
Matthew Neuberger: Part of the reasons kids are ADHD or have a hard time learning is is you're trying to give them a visual lesson and there are kinesthetic.

01:06:31.560 --> 01:06:37.530
Matthew Neuberger: So, think of it as influencing people as you've got a classroom full of 10 year olds.

01:06:39.210 --> 01:06:41.760
Matthew Neuberger: And they're all ADHD.

01:06:43.470 --> 01:06:54.900
Matthew Neuberger: And you got to figure out which way they can take the information and get a decent score on the test, if you want to influence people, you have to use you've got to be aware of how they like their information.

01:06:55.800 --> 01:06:56.490
Nathan Hurd: So how do you tell.

01:06:57.150 --> 01:06:59.610
Nathan Hurd: How do you tell like if I if i'm sitting across from you.

01:06:59.910 --> 01:07:03.720
Nathan Hurd: What kind of cues would I look for in the first few minutes that would give me hints.

01:07:04.440 --> 01:07:08.070
Matthew Neuberger: of verbal cue would be I tend to use a lot of visual words see what i'm saying.

01:07:09.720 --> 01:07:13.320
Matthew Neuberger: The picture this right, it would be things like that.

01:07:13.860 --> 01:07:15.270
Matthew Neuberger: If it's an auditory person.

01:07:15.720 --> 01:07:24.720
Matthew Neuberger: It would be I hear you I hear you a lot of metaphors if it's a kinesthetic it would be a lot more like you know nate.

01:07:26.940 --> 01:07:33.150
Matthew Neuberger: I feel like you're trying to tell me or the other day I really felt like you weren't listening right.

01:07:34.230 --> 01:07:40.800
Matthew Neuberger: People are using feel type words that's those are kinesthetic words nate i'm just not connecting the dots.

01:07:41.790 --> 01:07:49.920
Matthew Neuberger: right that that you're looking for those verbal cues, but you can also tell a visual somebody usually talks very fast very quick.

01:07:50.580 --> 01:08:02.280
Matthew Neuberger: sort of conscious stream of thought, but he asked him to repeat what they said, and they can't, and the reason for that is is they're trying to catch up with a picture, they have in their mind trying to get it all out as quick as they can.

01:08:03.300 --> 01:08:11.130
Matthew Neuberger: auditory when they say something they're very precise with their words auditory is when they say something they've already run it through the filter.

01:08:11.460 --> 01:08:22.080
Matthew Neuberger: To make sure it's properly edited it's got the right sentence structure, it makes sense auditory speak with purpose right and then lastly kinesthetic.

01:08:23.010 --> 01:08:31.230
Matthew Neuberger: They tend to be you know deeper size, they tend to just feel a little bit more relaxed you don't feel the intensity to the situation that we find with a visual.

01:08:32.070 --> 01:08:41.610
Matthew Neuberger: The problem is visuals and kinesthetic drive each other crazy visuals like what are we waiting for, why are you spending so much time deep breathing why can't we just talk really quick and get on.

01:08:42.900 --> 01:08:57.780
Matthew Neuberger: So if you want to influence people you really have to match that primary sense if you want them to be able to hear you see, we tend to gravitate and listen more when it's packaged in a way again that we're comfortable so sounds simple, but if you can figure out.

01:08:59.100 --> 01:09:09.090
Matthew Neuberger: You know, and you can also look, you know visuals tend to dress really nice, you know kinesthetic tend to wear birkenstocks now not always right, but does that help you with an image.

01:09:10.350 --> 01:09:19.050
Nathan Hurd: So what what let's say you start picking up on these cues we're going to conversation could be with anyone and you start to pick up on faster or slower.

01:09:20.550 --> 01:09:23.910
Nathan Hurd: Some of the some of the suggestions that you just made about the language they're using.

01:09:24.420 --> 01:09:32.970
Nathan Hurd: What am I doing to relate to that style if I perceive it what's the kind of the simplest thing I can do.

01:09:33.420 --> 01:09:41.700
Nathan Hurd: To try to form a connection, particularly if, as you said, some people are kind of on different wavelengths and if there's not an effort made there.

01:09:42.540 --> 01:09:50.760
Nathan Hurd: on your part to connect if you happen to be, you know different kind of learner than the other person, then there may be a disconnect What do you do what's the simplest way to connect.

01:09:51.510 --> 01:09:54.240
Matthew Neuberger: ever been a social situation and somebody yawns in New York.

01:09:55.470 --> 01:09:55.890
Nathan Hurd: Yes.

01:09:56.250 --> 01:09:56.580
Nathan Hurd: Okay.

01:09:56.670 --> 01:09:58.230
Matthew Neuberger: All so humans are.

01:09:58.290 --> 01:09:59.520
Matthew Neuberger: Pre installed.

01:09:59.580 --> 01:10:02.910
Matthew Neuberger: With mirror neurons meaning, we tend to copy our environment.

01:10:03.510 --> 01:10:08.790
Matthew Neuberger: So the point of, that is, you should match it mirror, but not exactly.

01:10:09.510 --> 01:10:16.320
Matthew Neuberger: Right this person on a subconscious level your part of your brain is fight or flight all the time right is there danger here it's the way we're built.

01:10:16.830 --> 01:10:32.460
Matthew Neuberger: So they tend to feel more relaxed when you're working at the same pace look and sound a little bit more like them now they're open to sharing more and to be influenced, because after all they're just people like themselves so matching and Mary.

01:10:32.940 --> 01:10:34.320
Matthew Neuberger: parenting and paraphrasing.

01:10:34.350 --> 01:10:42.120
Matthew Neuberger: Terms you're hearing summarizing right So if you give me a long sentence of something that's very important to you, I can say, Nick.

01:10:43.140 --> 01:10:45.000
Matthew Neuberger: Let me paraphrase and see if I got this right.

01:10:47.520 --> 01:10:55.980
Matthew Neuberger: And then they're going to go yes nate you nailed it or not, that's not what i'm saying here's what i'm saying and every time they provide that clarification you didn't fail.

01:10:56.820 --> 01:11:03.810
Matthew Neuberger: You got additional belief that you understand them better than anyone else I can't influence somebody that doesn't think I understand that they'll say.

01:11:04.200 --> 01:11:13.170
Matthew Neuberger: You could have the best recommendation in the world for somebody but if they don't think you really know them they'll invalidate your recommendation, even if it's right.

01:11:13.890 --> 01:11:19.680
Matthew Neuberger: I mean heck how many times did your parents give you information, you should have followed years later, but you did right.

01:11:20.280 --> 01:11:22.290
Matthew Neuberger: Because my parents are just trying to control me.

01:11:24.600 --> 01:11:33.180
Nathan Hurd: Right so so it sounds like if if i'm if I am matching and mirroring someone and.

01:11:33.540 --> 01:11:43.740
Nathan Hurd: Building that kind of rapport what I love about what I bet you that the fair amount of people who are listening to this have heard this concept, perhaps, but maybe haven't heard the really the underlying reasoning, for it.

01:11:44.130 --> 01:11:52.710
Nathan Hurd: That you just described, which is that people fundamentally learn in different ways, and so matching and mirroring, even though it might feel a little strange.

01:11:53.400 --> 01:12:02.190
Nathan Hurd: If you talk fast and someone talk slow what you're saying is this goes directly at the heart of how the other individual processes information.

01:12:02.730 --> 01:12:12.660
Nathan Hurd: Is that right and you're actually acknowledging and responding to helping them to take in whatever it is you're trying to share in a way that makes more sense to them is that.

01:12:13.080 --> 01:12:16.950
Matthew Neuberger: Right influence is a cause and effect right I influence somebody and I get.

01:12:16.980 --> 01:12:20.610
Matthew Neuberger: A response, I want, I have to meet them in their world.

01:12:21.150 --> 01:12:26.370
Matthew Neuberger: 100% they will not follow me until they believe that i'm in their world.

01:12:27.870 --> 01:12:36.540
Matthew Neuberger: I could go up and offer somebody a million dollars speaking French, but if the person doesn't speak French they don't know what i'm doing and they're going to run away from.

01:12:38.820 --> 01:12:47.160
Matthew Neuberger: But i'm offering a million dollars it's that simple but nate Let me give you an example of this, how many emails to most people get a day.

01:12:49.830 --> 01:12:53.730
Nathan Hurd: I don't know I don't even want to say my number it's it's it's it's embarrassingly high.

01:12:54.360 --> 01:12:54.930
Matthew Neuberger: So.

01:12:54.990 --> 01:12:57.660
Nathan Hurd: You probably spot dozens hundreds.

01:12:58.440 --> 01:13:03.030
Matthew Neuberger: How much time of day, are you spending sitting there going to delete delete delete delete delete delete delete.

01:13:03.720 --> 01:13:04.260
Nathan Hurd: Too much.

01:13:04.830 --> 01:13:11.160
Matthew Neuberger: Okay, and that's most people to right So if I want to meet them in their role should I send them a long email for something I want.

01:13:12.270 --> 01:13:17.970
Nathan Hurd: Right just become one of so many and it's just a very noisy way to try to communicate now.

01:13:18.300 --> 01:13:25.800
Matthew Neuberger: The brain is going in a microsecond do I know this person, and this is something I have to respond to you know click buy now.

01:13:26.970 --> 01:13:30.450
Matthew Neuberger: If I want to influence that person, I have to meet them in their world.

01:13:31.470 --> 01:13:41.460
Matthew Neuberger: So we've been very successful taking that idea of influence and meeting people in their world by if you want a response to somebody shorten up your email.

01:13:43.020 --> 01:13:47.880
Matthew Neuberger: Okay, just a great example so let's take an extreme situation you want to sell somebody something.

01:13:49.020 --> 01:13:50.220
Matthew Neuberger: But they're hiding from you.

01:13:52.020 --> 01:14:11.070
Matthew Neuberger: If you were to send an email with the subject line curious and the email says, are you still interested in and finish that sentence, however, you want to, are you still interested in doubling your returns, are you still interested in buying that car I don't care what it is.

01:14:12.840 --> 01:14:17.280
Matthew Neuberger: you're going to get a response, more often than not.

01:14:19.170 --> 01:14:22.110
Matthew Neuberger: Let me say it differently you're going to get a 60% response rate.

01:14:23.640 --> 01:14:29.250
Matthew Neuberger: Why are you getting a response, but it blows people live in it when when i'm with people and they say this person is hiding from.

01:14:29.910 --> 01:14:38.460
Matthew Neuberger: them if they're not hiding you're offending them with long emails stop it send an email right now, or text them, are you still interested in.

01:14:39.030 --> 01:14:47.670
Matthew Neuberger: And if they don't respond they're not that's your answer go away, but what they always do is literally in the middle of the conversation they they just responded.

01:14:49.620 --> 01:15:00.150
Matthew Neuberger: I have to meet people that will understand why is this person not responding, is it possible, because their email inbox is full their phone is ringing they get multiple texts and advertiser figure out different ways, again, and now.

01:15:00.750 --> 01:15:12.150
Matthew Neuberger: I gotta keep it short and to the point I got to enter their will they're just saying, if I did your your clients, and this is what you don't know how to say it, but the thinking if people could just get to the point, faster.

01:15:12.570 --> 01:15:21.480
Matthew Neuberger: so that I could make a quick response that doesn't require a lot of thinking, I can handle that right now and that's about what people can handle online right.

01:15:22.140 --> 01:15:34.560
Matthew Neuberger: So again, if you want to influence, you have to ask yourself how do I meet them in their role, what are their problems where their challenges, what are they dealing with and how do I communicate more effectively, based on the problems and challenges, I know that they're dealing.

01:15:35.970 --> 01:15:37.260
Nathan Hurd: Alright, so that this is.

01:15:38.490 --> 01:15:48.330
Nathan Hurd: Oh man, this is something that I can just think of so many circumstances where this comes up where but, but I want to get to this point that you're making, which is, which is that.

01:15:48.930 --> 01:15:57.870
Nathan Hurd: I hope for everyone listening, you can see that you might be thinking like wow, this is a lot to think about when it comes to like how i'm approaching a conversation, but the reality is.

01:15:58.320 --> 01:16:13.950
Nathan Hurd: I think what you're emphasizing here is you really get super interested in how the other person thinks behaves X and the more you can do that, the more you can get into their world, which is the only way that you're going to influence, but one of the things I know you.

01:16:15.030 --> 01:16:26.880
Nathan Hurd: Teach one of the principles is you know there's getting all this information gathering this information doesn't come from blabbing on about how great you are.

01:16:27.660 --> 01:16:35.520
Nathan Hurd: And I know this happens to me in social situations where you know you might be in a conversation with someone that they just.

01:16:36.390 --> 01:16:47.700
Nathan Hurd: are not even acknowledging your boredom in how they're just talking for all you know long periods of time about themselves in their problems and their stories and.

01:16:48.780 --> 01:16:55.980
Nathan Hurd: Can you talk a little bit about the importance of asking questions the concept of reversing.

01:16:57.420 --> 01:17:01.380
Nathan Hurd: And how that plays an important role in influence and persuasion.

01:17:02.190 --> 01:17:11.220
Matthew Neuberger: Well, you know I think you know you gotta give credit for this is a, this is a very ancient principle right Socrates, the Socratic questioning method and all of that.

01:17:12.210 --> 01:17:17.190
Matthew Neuberger: to your point I think a lot of people want to be heard more than they want to hear and it's just our nature to.

01:17:17.910 --> 01:17:24.600
Matthew Neuberger: Think about the response it's not it's not the people i'm not saying, give them a bad everyone just wants to have their own agenda.

01:17:25.170 --> 01:17:39.990
Matthew Neuberger: it's more of how we were conditioned to growing up, but the idea of reversing starts with a simple concept and the simple concept is this many times when people ask you a question or make a statement there's a reason.

01:17:41.820 --> 01:17:44.190
Matthew Neuberger: So if somebody would ask you what time it was.

01:17:45.000 --> 01:17:48.360
Matthew Neuberger: You don't really have to reverse that and say something like what time would you like it to be.

01:17:48.480 --> 01:17:49.500
Matthew Neuberger: You don't have to do that.

01:17:50.550 --> 01:17:52.860
Matthew Neuberger: But if somebody were to say nate.

01:17:53.880 --> 01:17:56.340
Matthew Neuberger: Are you taking any vacations this spring break.

01:17:57.660 --> 01:17:58.710
Matthew Neuberger: Why are they asking.

01:18:01.890 --> 01:18:08.160
Nathan Hurd: You yeah there well I think that's that's part of why you would want to know right you're not really sure.

01:18:09.480 --> 01:18:16.230
Matthew Neuberger: Right usually, when somebody asks you just pay attention it's Elizabeth tension when somebody asks you if you're taking any vacations.

01:18:16.680 --> 01:18:31.950
Matthew Neuberger: They have got loaded and ready to go to tell you all about this cool vacation that they have coming up, they just don't want to seem selfish by start they don't go nate you know what i'm about to take a great vacation yet 510 minutes talk about that as.

01:18:32.190 --> 01:18:35.070
Nathan Hurd: I say they're they're projecting they're projecting what's.

01:18:35.070 --> 01:18:37.440
Nathan Hurd: up with a pyramid what they're what they're excited about.

01:18:37.470 --> 01:18:38.490
Matthew Neuberger: yeah right so.

01:18:38.550 --> 01:18:40.800
Matthew Neuberger: If I was using reversing you brought to me.

01:18:41.190 --> 01:18:43.500
Matthew Neuberger: hey matt you taking vacations and say geez Neda.

01:18:45.060 --> 01:19:02.100
Matthew Neuberger: You know I I don't think i'm taking a spring great vacation what are you doing that's a reverse and the reverse is based on the premise that there's a reason I don't understand yet of why you're asking me the question so i'm answering your question with a question.

01:19:03.840 --> 01:19:05.490
Matthew Neuberger: Right and.

01:19:06.630 --> 01:19:12.930
Matthew Neuberger: I don't know why you said you know when somebody says when you hear a friend or colleague say I am so frustrated with so and so.

01:19:14.250 --> 01:19:18.750
Matthew Neuberger: Our tendencies go Oh, I know I know that person I know exactly what you're talking about.

01:19:20.070 --> 01:19:22.560
Matthew Neuberger: It says say tell me more.

01:19:26.310 --> 01:19:26.550
Matthew Neuberger: Like.

01:19:26.580 --> 01:19:33.900
Nathan Hurd: gotcha so so so so just the simple act of responding to a statement or a question with another question.

01:19:34.440 --> 01:19:34.800

01:19:36.060 --> 01:19:55.800
Nathan Hurd: Is is somewhat counterintuitive but you're you would suggest that this is what is opening them up to share what's what really is, you know driving their comments or statements and helping you to as the person trying to influence the situation learn is that.

01:19:56.400 --> 01:20:04.140
Matthew Neuberger: The more you know, the more you can help right and root causes typically five or six questions beyond what they shared with you that they're frustrated with somebody.

01:20:06.270 --> 01:20:18.180
Matthew Neuberger: And sometimes they don't want a solution, depending if you're in a personal situation and i'm talking to my wife and she says i'm so frustrated she does not want me to fix that problem for her in certain circumstances.

01:20:18.750 --> 01:20:24.960
Matthew Neuberger: She wants me to know that she's frustrated and she wants to be able to verbally process that.

01:20:25.470 --> 01:20:38.580
Matthew Neuberger: So you know you also have to know when to solve, but in a business context, you have to get to the root cause, you have to provide insight that is what influences people if you say well.

01:20:39.480 --> 01:20:54.660
Matthew Neuberger: i've heard that problem before, let me tell you how I solve it, you haven't allowed that person to believe you fully understand, maybe they have to realize something they've been doing wrong that would only be realized through a set of questions right.

01:20:55.500 --> 01:20:55.800
Nathan Hurd: got it.

01:20:56.370 --> 01:20:57.390
Nathan Hurd: And finally, this goes.

01:20:58.020 --> 01:20:58.800
Nathan Hurd: God go ahead, I.

01:21:00.660 --> 01:21:05.190
Matthew Neuberger: Was gonna say you know, again I can't tell how many people i've met, they say, I really want to lose weight and i've tried everything.

01:21:07.500 --> 01:21:11.130
Matthew Neuberger: Right, by the time I asked five or six questions that I realized they really haven't tried it.

01:21:12.960 --> 01:21:17.250
Matthew Neuberger: And they're eating sugar and they're exercising like crazy and they can't figure out why they keep anyway.

01:21:17.940 --> 01:21:33.540
Matthew Neuberger: But they realize that sugar made them that, even though they're eating, you know eating, you know it's one sugar bar a day right there through questioning you got to figure out at some point you're doing something you're not aware of it's causing this problem let's work on that.

01:21:34.680 --> 01:21:35.370
Matthew Neuberger: and sales people.

01:21:35.430 --> 01:21:40.560
Matthew Neuberger: Are all problems, all the time, so they don't want to listen so sometimes we become sales people, even if that's not our job.

01:21:41.250 --> 01:21:47.040
Matthew Neuberger: We tend to try to convince people of our position rather than listening and finding a root cause and helping them realize the root cause.

01:21:48.990 --> 01:21:52.650
Nathan Hurd: And why is it, why is this process.

01:21:54.060 --> 01:22:02.490
Nathan Hurd: so important, because the truth is like, if I think of like classic you know pitchman or you know people who are.

01:22:04.290 --> 01:22:10.590
Nathan Hurd: Very much trying to sort of influence, others in a one in a one sided way where they're just kind of.

01:22:11.400 --> 01:22:27.540
Nathan Hurd: You know, like look at think about commercials and stuff where they're just kind of pitching a product or pitching themselves or whatever, why is it so much more effective to use questions to gather information what's the what's the risk if you're not if you're not gaining enough information.

01:22:28.620 --> 01:22:34.320
Nathan Hurd: In your ability to influence a situation support a friend influence a business conversation.

01:22:35.190 --> 01:22:49.020
Matthew Neuberger: yeah well, I think, first of all, you just you never know what the right thing to say, is you're throwing a lot at people and you've got to understand or this law of physics that we've talked about before which is for every action you ask somebody to buy something or buy into something.

01:22:50.040 --> 01:22:55.980
Matthew Neuberger: The equal but opposite reaction is enough or an excuse or an objection right.

01:22:57.030 --> 01:23:11.370
Matthew Neuberger: So what we first have to realize, is that you know you just you're not well informed enough, aside from the fact that it may not not look like you actually care about the person you're talking to but there's a fundamental rule and all of this it's really important.

01:23:13.350 --> 01:23:31.980
Matthew Neuberger: People don't argue with what they say, in other words, if I tell you something to be fact I will then normally argue that fact, in the next five minutes with you the opposite way that normally could happen, maybe 2% of conversations 98% of conversations if people say the sky is blue.

01:23:33.150 --> 01:23:36.720
Matthew Neuberger: And you come back and say, would you agree the sky is blue.

01:23:37.860 --> 01:23:45.270
Matthew Neuberger: They will say yes, I just sent that so people never argue with their own data, so if you tell somebody they need.

01:23:46.470 --> 01:23:51.630
Matthew Neuberger: Whatever it is you're selling but they didn't tell you they need it, you can't influence them.

01:23:52.980 --> 01:23:59.430
Matthew Neuberger: influence comes from having them provide the data that they will then not argue.

01:24:01.110 --> 01:24:05.340
Matthew Neuberger: You keep throwing data Adam and you think well, I made a good point that came up with an objection that came up with another good point.

01:24:05.730 --> 01:24:13.440
Matthew Neuberger: they're going to keep coming up with objections because none of it is their words none of it is their beliefs determine their philosophies none of it is they're paying.

01:24:14.340 --> 01:24:23.310
Matthew Neuberger: notice stuff they care about you may incidentally land on something that's important to them, but your odds are way less than actually seeing lots and lots of people.

01:24:23.820 --> 01:24:31.950
Matthew Neuberger: Unless those people have told you what's important to them, so people never argue with their own data put it on a bumper sticker that is it.

01:24:32.580 --> 01:24:37.980
Matthew Neuberger: If you want to influence people get them to say what's important what truth is.

01:24:39.450 --> 01:24:39.810
Matthew Neuberger: Yes.

01:24:39.960 --> 01:24:56.070
Nathan Hurd: So true, I mean yeah it's so true and I love, how you said buy and buy into anything right like that any in any conversation, so all right, let me try to kind of wrap summarize this because I want to move into another area here in just a minute, if we can.

01:24:56.460 --> 01:24:58.440
Nathan Hurd: So what I what i'm hearing is.

01:24:58.830 --> 01:25:09.900
Nathan Hurd: That, if you really want to influence people, and I think we've covered and we agree that influence comes up in virtually every interaction, we have whether it's with our friends, our family our kids in business constantly.

01:25:11.730 --> 01:25:12.360
Nathan Hurd: All of that.

01:25:13.440 --> 01:25:18.540
Nathan Hurd: If you're trying to influence you know the generations that are coming after you if you're mentoring someone all of it.

01:25:19.470 --> 01:25:31.080
Nathan Hurd: First, it comes down to taking a deep and sincere interest in the and how that person learns well I guess first showing up and being present in the conversation we talked about.

01:25:31.560 --> 01:25:37.170
Nathan Hurd: Then, taking a sincere and deep interest in how that person communicates and how, more specifically, how they learn.

01:25:37.770 --> 01:25:49.860
Nathan Hurd: There are audio visual auditory and kinesthetic learning styles and those can be identified through some of the comments they make, but then once getting it once you get into conversation.

01:25:51.210 --> 01:25:51.720
Nathan Hurd: it's.

01:25:52.980 --> 01:26:04.440
Nathan Hurd: it's very hard to influence someone if you don't really truly understand how they feel what matters to them and what their what their kind of worldview and perspective is and you get there.

01:26:04.920 --> 01:26:13.950
Nathan Hurd: By asking questions and you said specifically trying to understand the pain, the pain in their lives, the pain in their business.

01:26:14.400 --> 01:26:26.820
Nathan Hurd: The pain in there in the way that they're they're feeling or in perceiving if we if we do those things and we're curious, and we continue to ask questions and we feel like we are.

01:26:27.420 --> 01:26:40.470
Nathan Hurd: have gained information or gained a good understanding how do you suggest actually trying to influence someone because i'm thinking about something you said earlier, which is unsolicited advice and.

01:26:41.490 --> 01:26:45.540
Nathan Hurd: You know if you can get to a point where you have a connection with someone, how do you recommend.

01:26:46.800 --> 01:26:50.580
Nathan Hurd: It you know actually providing some some suggestion or recommendation.

01:26:51.120 --> 01:26:53.400
Matthew Neuberger: Well, it depends on the context, a little bit you're right.

01:26:53.400 --> 01:27:00.750
Matthew Neuberger: So if you're if you're with a friend, as opposed to wanting to influence your spouse, as opposed to an influencer kids.

01:27:01.380 --> 01:27:09.420
Matthew Neuberger: To influencing your boss to influence salesperson you, you gave a nice summary of some things you have to do it starts with you have to care.

01:27:11.070 --> 01:27:20.160
Matthew Neuberger: People can tell when you're being inauthentic if you don't I call it, you can edit this out, I call it the give a shit factor you don't give a shit people can tell.

01:27:22.050 --> 01:27:39.930
Matthew Neuberger: Stop what you're doing do something else right, if you want to influence somebody you have to be honest with yourself that you give a shit about this person and, what is important to them and to hearing them right it starts there a genuine genuinely want to understand.

01:27:41.310 --> 01:27:44.100
Matthew Neuberger: i'm willing to spend my lifetime commitment to that.

01:27:46.260 --> 01:27:48.090
Matthew Neuberger: If you're coming in, I want I want I want.

01:27:49.470 --> 01:27:51.150
Matthew Neuberger: All the tools we just talked about what work.

01:27:52.680 --> 01:27:57.480
Matthew Neuberger: If you think you're tricking people, nobody likes being tracked and eventually they think you're in the trick out.

01:27:58.800 --> 01:28:01.440
Matthew Neuberger: There like Why do I always feel so icky after I talked to john.

01:28:02.790 --> 01:28:06.630
Matthew Neuberger: It always makes sense when I talked to john about later I feel really bad about myself.

01:28:07.260 --> 01:28:08.310
Matthew Neuberger: yeah right.

01:28:08.340 --> 01:28:12.870
Nathan Hurd: yeah there's no doubt about it, I mean you can tell when people are.

01:28:13.950 --> 01:28:27.180
Nathan Hurd: more motivated by their own interests, you know and and they and there's not a level of authenticity there where there's a really a desire to be supportive or helpful, I mean you can feel it I definitely know to me.

01:28:27.720 --> 01:28:37.890
Matthew Neuberger: yeah and also felt the opposite when you knew that person care about you right, so I think that you know you gave a nice good summary nate, but I would say that.

01:28:39.450 --> 01:28:51.120
Matthew Neuberger: I add a couple of things there one is is, I think you got to pick your friend group and the people that are close to you have to be people that you believe in want that that do care.

01:28:51.960 --> 01:28:58.170
Matthew Neuberger: Right, you have to have people that are willing to ask you hard questions and that build your strength to influence others.

01:28:59.190 --> 01:29:18.330
Matthew Neuberger: You have to have lots and lots of examples right i'm nothing more than all the influences that i've seen and experienced to the results in the outcomes from other people, so I have friends who will ask me questions they say I see you saying this mad, but then I watch you do this.

01:29:20.100 --> 01:29:21.840
Matthew Neuberger: Tell me that tell me about that.

01:29:23.040 --> 01:29:25.230
Matthew Neuberger: Because I think I have to call bs on.

01:29:27.060 --> 01:29:34.590
Matthew Neuberger: And in the moment i'm like I hate your guts but I love it so i'm like yes, that is incongruent I need to help so.

01:29:35.010 --> 01:29:48.600
Matthew Neuberger: They have to be people that are willing to ask the hard questions around you, and what I would say is I think so many people that want to influence you're always trying to be nice how to win friends and influence people how to be super nice influence means being disarmingly honest.

01:29:50.640 --> 01:29:57.270
Matthew Neuberger: It means that the precise truth asking the precise questions.

01:29:58.290 --> 01:30:02.160
Matthew Neuberger: That are truthful not avoiding them because they're uncomfortable.

01:30:03.030 --> 01:30:13.620
Matthew Neuberger: Think about it in your own world or people are watching they can ask themselves this question, but who do we trust them us is that people that are willing to ask us really hard uncomfortable questions that are willing to challenge.

01:30:15.840 --> 01:30:17.310
Matthew Neuberger: We trust those people, because we know that they're.

01:30:17.310 --> 01:30:18.150
Matthew Neuberger: not afraid.

01:30:18.180 --> 01:30:18.990
Matthew Neuberger: If we get angry.

01:30:20.430 --> 01:30:21.900
Matthew Neuberger: There after the truth to.

01:30:24.090 --> 01:30:25.950
Matthew Neuberger: Not after Do you still like me.

01:30:26.850 --> 01:30:35.370
Matthew Neuberger: yeah and I can think of every single friend I have in my life and at some point there's been very truthful uncomfortable conversations.

01:30:36.450 --> 01:30:36.750
Nathan Hurd: yeah.

01:30:37.950 --> 01:30:38.400
Matthew Neuberger: Right.

01:30:39.960 --> 01:30:42.210
Matthew Neuberger: And, most people was that conversation we're not friends anymore.

01:30:42.720 --> 01:30:49.110
Matthew Neuberger: Right well guess what if you're not friends with all the people that are willing to if you have employees that level you never stand a chance of influencing other people.

01:30:49.500 --> 01:30:53.760
Matthew Neuberger: Because you're constantly worried about being like and saying the right thing and doing the right thing for the moment that for the long term.

01:30:54.960 --> 01:31:02.550
Matthew Neuberger: So I would really summarize it that way, you have to have courage and guts five seconds, at a time not like all the time.

01:31:03.030 --> 01:31:15.240
Matthew Neuberger: But when something you know when you hear something that's wrong with you, with a client a boss a family member figuring out how to say it package, it in the right way and ask the right question but don't avoid the uncomfortableness.

01:31:16.500 --> 01:31:16.860
Nathan Hurd: hmm.

01:31:18.180 --> 01:31:24.360
Nathan Hurd: I like that and and surrounding yourself with people that are willing to do that for you is a great.

01:31:26.010 --> 01:31:30.000
Nathan Hurd: educational experience for how to do that to other people is that what you mean.

01:31:30.390 --> 01:31:33.030
Matthew Neuberger: yeah I mean we all have that friend in high school that you know.

01:31:33.060 --> 01:31:34.440
Matthew Neuberger: conditioned out but couldn't take it.

01:31:34.950 --> 01:31:35.280

01:31:36.840 --> 01:31:38.430
Matthew Neuberger: You can't dish it out, if you can't take it.

01:31:40.920 --> 01:31:48.270
Nathan Hurd: All right, fair enough alright, so this has been this has been really helpful, so I think for the for the concept of influence, this has been a good.

01:31:48.960 --> 01:31:56.250
Nathan Hurd: This has been a good blueprint for how people can think about how they currently approach this and how they might you know try some new things.

01:31:56.940 --> 01:32:04.560
Nathan Hurd: Moving forward, let me let's let's move into one other area which i'd love to get your perspective on and that is.

01:32:05.250 --> 01:32:20.520
Nathan Hurd: A Vision I know you're I know you're really big on having a vision for your business and having a vision for your life, and I know that you spend time with you know whether it's executives or colleagues or clients or your family.

01:32:20.940 --> 01:32:23.880
Nathan Hurd: helping them to get clear on their own vision so.

01:32:24.240 --> 01:32:25.470
Nathan Hurd: Can you just talk about.

01:32:26.940 --> 01:32:30.990
Nathan Hurd: What his vision mean to you, why is it important and.

01:32:32.250 --> 01:32:42.900
Nathan Hurd: You know, do you would you feel like people, why do you feel like it seems like there's a pretty big opportunity for people to think more about this and you help them with that So where does that come from.

01:32:43.710 --> 01:32:47.280
Matthew Neuberger: Well, I think the world has a great need for people with more vision.

01:32:48.810 --> 01:32:56.010
Matthew Neuberger: There are so many needs out there at any point and look at the world, and you see what's going on, we need people with vision.

01:32:56.970 --> 01:33:04.020
Matthew Neuberger: And so I believe in that strongly I didn't start out that way, though I started out if somebody did that.

01:33:05.010 --> 01:33:13.740
Matthew Neuberger: Having a vision talking about what you want, out of life, talking about where you want to be and what you want to accomplish would invite ridicule and criticism embarrassment and pain.

01:33:14.340 --> 01:33:29.580
Matthew Neuberger: that's really what I have created having goals, who I was a six year old women right think of milhouse from the Simpsons right that was me when it came to talking about goals that's where I started that all changed for me many, many years ago.

01:33:30.720 --> 01:33:42.780
Matthew Neuberger: When there was a very famous golfer at the time, who was trying to be technical this record and he he would cut out a picture of that record and it was only mirrors bathroom and he looked at it every day.

01:33:43.920 --> 01:33:44.910
Matthew Neuberger: And that was his vision.

01:33:45.990 --> 01:33:51.930
Matthew Neuberger: And I thought well you know, I was kind of thought that was stupid like cutting pictures out and things like that, and really.

01:33:52.260 --> 01:33:57.660
Matthew Neuberger: Telling the world, you have this vision, but you have an accomplished yet, and you may not even be able to show how you were to accomplish it.

01:33:58.080 --> 01:34:08.040
Matthew Neuberger: And to most people they probably laugh at you, because who knows you're just not good enough right, it would just bring more pain, but when I saw that he did that he was so far away from that call.

01:34:09.570 --> 01:34:18.390
Matthew Neuberger: That gave me the courage to do so that was that change, so I had to find somebody to emulate to prove for me that that would happen right it's sort of like Roger bannister Roger bannister in that.

01:34:18.690 --> 01:34:24.600
Matthew Neuberger: Four minute mile was like nobody broke it ever until he did not send a bunch of people right he showed that was possible.

01:34:24.870 --> 01:34:25.710
Matthew Neuberger: Once we believe anything's.

01:34:25.800 --> 01:34:38.340
Matthew Neuberger: Possible we did so I needed to surround myself with evidence that it was possible once I believe that the evidence was was was impressive enough, I was good to go now, I have the luxury today nate add you know add add.

01:34:39.750 --> 01:34:45.870
Matthew Neuberger: On to I guess it would be to two and a half decades of setting goals.

01:34:47.370 --> 01:34:53.430
Matthew Neuberger: I now have a preponderance of evidence, I mean i'm i'm looking at my office i'm looking over to the to the left and.

01:34:53.820 --> 01:34:58.440
Matthew Neuberger: I can see all of our vision boards from years I could literally pull them out and say this is what we want.

01:34:58.830 --> 01:35:12.600
Matthew Neuberger: you've been in my house you've been in my pool, I have a vision board we cut out years prior and and and we were sitting on the west coast, looking at the Pacific Ocean my wife and I and my kids and we said let's get a pool in our backyard.

01:35:14.280 --> 01:35:15.300
Matthew Neuberger: I had no money to do it.

01:35:16.410 --> 01:35:18.570
Matthew Neuberger: let's be clear, no money to do it.

01:35:19.980 --> 01:35:24.750
Matthew Neuberger: But we said let's cut the picture out and let's put on the poster board.

01:35:25.290 --> 01:35:36.330
Matthew Neuberger: And we'll see what happens and I can't explain, other than like you put it, if you have the courage to do that it materializes and so that's one piece of evidence, but what was interesting was.

01:35:37.290 --> 01:35:42.660
Matthew Neuberger: I think that was like three or four or five years prior to us actually putting the pool in our backyard.

01:35:43.080 --> 01:35:55.800
Matthew Neuberger: So you think wow i've got to have all these goals, and I have to measure check things off and save money and have this whole intricate plan, all I did was I cut out a picture of the pool glue stick and a poster board and wrote pool.

01:35:57.390 --> 01:36:01.530
Matthew Neuberger: put on the poster board well you've been to my house you've seen, obviously.

01:36:01.590 --> 01:36:06.570
Nathan Hurd: it's an IT yeah the different them for anyone that is listening here, this is not just a.

01:36:07.560 --> 01:36:16.020
Nathan Hurd: Little above ground pool, this is a beautiful pool with lots of stonework and a water slide and all kinds of stuff it's amazing.

01:36:16.260 --> 01:36:21.000
Matthew Neuberger: it's crazy we love it when people say that a freak out there, mostly their kids freak out right because you like.

01:36:21.570 --> 01:36:31.320
Matthew Neuberger: You know it's just looks like a fun place to hang out for the day and that's what we wanted, and we wanted that because we wanted to environment for our family where we could connect with friends and family and.

01:36:32.250 --> 01:36:42.420
Matthew Neuberger: Years went by and we put the pool in, and we were we had to go through something where we were going to all of our vision for it and I found the vision board.

01:36:43.470 --> 01:36:44.730
Matthew Neuberger: Where we had the picture of the pool.

01:36:45.960 --> 01:36:55.350
Matthew Neuberger: If I showed that to you and the actual pool we have I kid you not I did not look at that vision board when we were designing the pool it came out almost identical to the picture on the poster.

01:36:57.030 --> 01:37:02.610
Matthew Neuberger: And to me now it's I can't explain it other than to say that if you can't.

01:37:03.720 --> 01:37:08.250
Matthew Neuberger: describe what you want, in your future to a degree of a picture.

01:37:09.480 --> 01:37:09.840
Matthew Neuberger: That.

01:37:12.000 --> 01:37:21.270
Matthew Neuberger: Then you're missing out on life and i've just got decades of experience and knowing that having a vision is rewarding in the act.

01:37:22.560 --> 01:37:35.580
Matthew Neuberger: Thinking about what the possibilities for your life can be in any area yeah you know a thing extrinsic are intrinsic a feeling you want to have but getting clear on that and so many people today are just not clear.

01:37:37.020 --> 01:37:43.770
Matthew Neuberger: And that's why I think the world needs more visionaries I don't care if if you want to pull if you get a full you're you're providing jobs for people.

01:37:44.340 --> 01:38:01.170
Matthew Neuberger: If you want world peace, then you're saving lives you determine your goals, not what society wants, but what you want, but by doing that you're making the world a better place going for your goals is good is not selfish.

01:38:02.730 --> 01:38:09.690
Matthew Neuberger: Everything you do to make yourself happy ultimately benefits other people that their vision is to make you happy.

01:38:11.010 --> 01:38:17.370
Matthew Neuberger: So that my experience has now been proven, but again it's that way for those of you listening.

01:38:18.870 --> 01:38:26.700
Nathan Hurd: So for anyone who's listening who's like skeptical of goal setting like they've heard I you know i've heard all this i've heard goal setting it's cliche.

01:38:27.270 --> 01:38:34.830
Nathan Hurd: What you know what's been your experience with clients, you know some of the executives that you've coached or businesses you've coached.

01:38:35.280 --> 01:38:46.290
Nathan Hurd: Or you know friends or whoever, where there's a lack of like what happens when people are not clear about what they're after and do you do you see this fairly often.

01:38:47.250 --> 01:38:48.510
Matthew Neuberger: And yeah.

01:38:48.780 --> 01:38:50.100
Nathan Hurd: What effect does it have sorry fine.

01:38:50.880 --> 01:38:55.530
Matthew Neuberger: Well, I mean they tend not to make their environment, better, they tend to feel almost like they're taking constantly.

01:38:57.960 --> 01:39:02.400
Matthew Neuberger: You know I see other things like depression, I see other things like little productivity.

01:39:03.630 --> 01:39:04.170
Matthew Neuberger: Just.

01:39:05.610 --> 01:39:09.090
Matthew Neuberger: not using the gift, you have of time.

01:39:10.530 --> 01:39:22.590
Matthew Neuberger: And not being aware of where you are in time may you know you get so much time date okay everybody is aware of that, but I think a lot of people think they have more than they have.

01:39:23.520 --> 01:39:30.690
Matthew Neuberger: Right and they think someday i'll get to that and that mentality you're going to tend to experience a lot of pain so businesses.

01:39:31.230 --> 01:39:38.100
Matthew Neuberger: That you've seen this process we have something called the same page, which is for a business to achieve its goals a business must stay efficient.

01:39:39.000 --> 01:39:54.600
Matthew Neuberger: For every employee that's part of that company, the employment state their vision and then compare the two and see if they ally, is the direction this vehicle use the use the company as a metaphor use a boss, the company is a boss, and the company is going to.

01:39:55.920 --> 01:40:08.550
Matthew Neuberger: Los Angeles right we're going to go to a sunny beach in Los Angeles we're going to hang out there we're gonna play volleyball we're going to we're going to eat really healthy we're going to go on runs we're going to do all this stuff.

01:40:10.710 --> 01:40:19.230
Matthew Neuberger: That has to align with my personal goals to get on that bus, but if what I want is to go skiing in I don't know Canada.

01:40:19.830 --> 01:40:29.430
Matthew Neuberger: And I want to drink beer and I don't want to exercise then i'm on the wrong boss and i'm going to make everybody else on that bus to California miserable.

01:40:29.940 --> 01:40:35.880
Matthew Neuberger: Because i'd be talking about this is terrible, why are we going to Canada, Canada is so much better right.

01:40:36.450 --> 01:40:49.920
Matthew Neuberger: and employees do this like you've experienced this at certain times but it's not that they're bad he feels bad, but if you're not clear on your goals you're not contributing to your environment, you may even be in the wrong environment.

01:40:51.300 --> 01:41:04.590
Matthew Neuberger: And that's really the problem with not having clear goals so goals in life, need to be about you know everything you know your relationships your money all those things that can't be ignored.

01:41:05.730 --> 01:41:17.580
Matthew Neuberger: But then you have to look at how close, am I aligned with my environment, but I think the reason that most people don't set goals nate is because they already know they're on the wrong bus and it's too painful to get off.

01:41:19.290 --> 01:41:19.830
Nathan Hurd: interesting.

01:41:21.780 --> 01:41:23.610
Nathan Hurd: interesting and so, if.

01:41:24.810 --> 01:41:36.090
Nathan Hurd: You are you Are you suggesting that if someone's feeling like uninspired to set goals that they might want to look at the circumstances and ask themselves why they are feeling uninspired.

01:41:37.050 --> 01:41:37.500

01:41:40.050 --> 01:41:46.980
Matthew Neuberger: What makes me happy when I am the happiest of life and time disappears, the concept of time disappears what am I doing.

01:41:48.000 --> 01:42:06.960
Matthew Neuberger: Like it's crazy sounds when i'm in front of a group of people helping time disappears it disappears, I can do it forever i've got infinite amount of energy i've got infinite amount of info influence I care deeply about the people that i'm talking to and working with.

01:42:08.130 --> 01:42:10.080
Matthew Neuberger: money disappears time disappears.

01:42:11.850 --> 01:42:19.890
Matthew Neuberger: i'm in the moment where people you know, the thing that people were in my life, am I completely in the moment and that's your calling.

01:42:20.490 --> 01:42:32.820
Matthew Neuberger: That doesn't mean you don't do other things too, but you have to give your calling it's do or you're you're you're you're going to continue to be uninspired by yourself, for giving in, and not being who you're supposed to be.

01:42:34.200 --> 01:42:34.740
Matthew Neuberger: Now look.

01:42:35.160 --> 01:42:47.040
Matthew Neuberger: So people change over time so as a quick example of this, I have a friend who got married had kids had a job and was completely uninspired.

01:42:47.520 --> 01:42:50.010
Matthew Neuberger: unhealthy doing all the wrong things.

01:42:50.550 --> 01:42:53.610
Matthew Neuberger: decided, one day, they were going to leave their wife or another woman.

01:42:54.720 --> 01:43:05.880
Matthew Neuberger: Society kind of frowns on that you left your wife and your family for another woman, you must be one heck of a turd right that he was on the wrong bus.

01:43:06.930 --> 01:43:10.350
Matthew Neuberger: Now people make a choice at that point stay on the bus because that's what's accepted.

01:43:11.070 --> 01:43:21.030
Matthew Neuberger: or get off that bus and that same person today isn't a happy marriage the kids are happy and you know there's no friction between the families his ex wife has remarried.

01:43:21.450 --> 01:43:29.250
Matthew Neuberger: And he is now on a career, that is fulfilling and time has disappeared he's making more money than he's ever made before.

01:43:31.140 --> 01:43:38.940
Matthew Neuberger: But he had to do something that everybody disagreed with when you got on the wrong bus it's very hard to get off that make sense.

01:43:39.780 --> 01:43:41.520
Nathan Hurd: It does it does.

01:43:42.810 --> 01:43:50.340
Nathan Hurd: Well, listen speaking of time flying, this is a I want to be mindful of yours, and I just want to ask a few more questions before we close if that's okay.

01:43:52.320 --> 01:43:53.700
Nathan Hurd: So what.

01:43:56.070 --> 01:44:07.470
Nathan Hurd: You know we've been now when we're filming this the coven started like two plus years ago and for two plus years people in been in a very different set of circumstances.

01:44:07.950 --> 01:44:23.520
Nathan Hurd: And their desire to be aspirational I feel at least fitting the people that are close to me it feels like it's just harder, it seems harder for people to get excited about aspiring because there's like this.

01:44:24.600 --> 01:44:29.460
Nathan Hurd: sort of learned helplessness or just the screen out people sense of just i'm tired I just you know my.

01:44:29.910 --> 01:44:32.820
Matthew Neuberger: Another pattern, we got into another set of behavioral patterns.

01:44:32.850 --> 01:44:47.880
Nathan Hurd: Right yeah yeah and it's like my goal is just you know, to get through this week or get through this month, or whatever it is it's it's a you know because of the circumstances, so what could you tell people about.

01:44:49.350 --> 01:45:02.970
Nathan Hurd: How to connect with what really matters most how to get themselves in a frame of mind where they can aspire, and why it's important not to let yourself, you know fall back into that kind of mentality, at a moment like this.

01:45:04.680 --> 01:45:07.530
Matthew Neuberger: Well, I think the first thing you have to do is, you have to realize.

01:45:07.860 --> 01:45:17.160
Matthew Neuberger: We, as we as coven occurred, we became less social people but physically social in the same space and.

01:45:19.440 --> 01:45:26.580
Matthew Neuberger: The ECHO Chamber that maybe started with social media where you're surrounded by the same messages and the way that you think intensified.

01:45:28.500 --> 01:45:35.610
Matthew Neuberger: And for many people we've lost that sense of caring about it, we do we do here, here we go.

01:45:36.030 --> 01:45:54.270
Matthew Neuberger: right because we're so focused on ourselves and our needs, but we are less aware by being in front of other people of what they're going through and their needs, so it tends to be people overly personally focus as simply as I can say you have to manufacture ways to get in front of people.

01:45:55.980 --> 01:45:59.700
Matthew Neuberger: Many of them lost it and now it's a pattern Kobe is lifting a little bit.

01:46:01.740 --> 01:46:15.630
Matthew Neuberger: Whether you have to double mask put yourself in a hazmat suit goes be with other people somehow invite your friends to dinner don't make excuses don't avoid don't do another Saturday in your pjs.

01:46:16.740 --> 01:46:30.120
Matthew Neuberger: The first thing you have to do is find a way to be around other people and just get back to humanity, I think a lot of us have dulled those senses to an extreme So if you just want to get back to where you feel a little bit more normal.

01:46:31.230 --> 01:46:44.640
Matthew Neuberger: Get back to what normal used to be as much as you can I realized that's not easy for everybody, get off of social media get back in interacting with real people you're going to feel a little bit more whole by doing that practice, some of these influence skills that.

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Nathan Hurd: we've done.

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Matthew Neuberger: Do something for somebody else bring them a gift right.

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Matthew Neuberger: Just.

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Nathan Hurd: Man, that is.

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Nathan Hurd: Good.

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Matthew Neuberger: Now just that connection, I think we forgot that's.

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Matthew Neuberger: You know that's a big part of our lives.

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Matthew Neuberger: And that got turned off and everyone said isn't zoom great we can do everything we used to do in be.

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Matthew Neuberger: Well, yes zoom is great, but you can't swing that pendulum all the way over to we're never going to be around other people again.

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Matthew Neuberger: You you're losing a perspective on humanity that you need to gain back.

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Nathan Hurd: Man Those are just such incredibly wise words I couldn't agree more, the truth is that.

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Nathan Hurd: A lot of the goals that a lot of the aspirations, I think we have as human beings have to do with our desire to create a life, where we get to spend.

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Nathan Hurd: What we imagined to be quality time with the people we care most about and to the extent that we've lost those connections, the kind of the inspiration, the.

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Nathan Hurd: The enthusiasm for that has diminished as well, I think it's you know what great advice, just to put you know human connection first, and you know I think everything else is more likely to fall, I love it.

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Matthew Neuberger: I love it, even if it just means going and sitting in a restaurant and observing other people just you know you know, whatever it is that you got to get back to a perspective that's a little bit more tribal than, then you know reclusive.

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Nathan Hurd: So one last question what is some wisdom what is wisdom that you have that people tend not to ask you about, but if they did you know you think it would change the world.

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Matthew Neuberger: hmm wow that's a big question i'd be making something that's.

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Nathan Hurd: What comes to mind.

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Matthew Neuberger: You know something's always bothered me, aside from.

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Matthew Neuberger: Aside from people not giving themselves the love of setting goals and going for it and being okay with, failing which we've already talked about.

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Matthew Neuberger: One of the things that's always bothered me and it's part of my my job is is that.

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Matthew Neuberger: I really would people have wonderful ideas brilliant ideas that we never know about that could solve big problems.

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Matthew Neuberger: and

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Matthew Neuberger: Sometimes, I think that people dismiss their value in the world, because they don't want to sell those ideas.

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Matthew Neuberger: And I think that if there was one thing that I want people to do is i'd like everybody to think of themselves as a salesperson.

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Matthew Neuberger: For what they believe is right and important.

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Matthew Neuberger: Instead of.

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Matthew Neuberger: This mentality of sales, people are sleazy slimy slick scumbags in it for themselves yeah I get those people are out there, but if they could disassociate the word salesperson with that.

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Matthew Neuberger: I think that they would harness the power of their influence better, but they first have to believe that part of their identity is that if they believe strongly enough in something it doesn't matter what other people think of it.

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Matthew Neuberger: And they need to go sell they need to go influence and not care how they're perceived.

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Matthew Neuberger: So that's it.

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Nathan Hurd: What a way to summarize everything that came before it, and all the wonderful topics we've we've covered today, you know we didn't.

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Nathan Hurd: We didn't we could probably spend a whole nother hour going deep on business and I know specifically and you just have a wealth of knowledge and how to apply all of these so many more concepts to success in business.

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Nathan Hurd: And for anyone listening, if you know matt and i've known each other for years, and I personally have experienced.

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Nathan Hurd: A great deal of success from a lot of what he thinks about and teaches and how the way he supports people but.

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Nathan Hurd: matt if anyone wants to connect with you or reach out to you is there is there anywhere, where they should go and get more information about you or your business or anywhere that you would ask that they follow you.

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Matthew Neuberger: They you know, probably the easiest way to find me is to go into linkedin and look for Matthew neuberger and something that looks kind of like me there's not too many Matthew does that look like me, that would be an easy way to reach out to me.

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Matthew Neuberger: and

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Matthew Neuberger: as well if you know if anyone wants my email it's it's in linkedin but it's Matthew ma TT at w at neuberger co any up or G our CEO calm happy if anyone wants to reach out to me either of those ways and say hello ask your question i'd be happy now.

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Nathan Hurd: Nice all right Thank you so much matt anything else that we should have asked you that we didn't that I should have asked that we didn't.

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Matthew Neuberger: We covered a lot today I can't wait to I think the other thing that I would share is, you are a shining example as a success story.

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Matthew Neuberger: on two levels really on a friendship level, and I think that for pretty darn quickly, and I think that's what led to your success.

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Matthew Neuberger: Because you were never afraid to ask me questions never afraid to bring a problem never say I don't have the answer.

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Matthew Neuberger: So, the one thing I would just encourage people to do is pay attention listen to your podcast because, ultimately, you are always asking the question that a lot of people have on their mind but don't ask, so you know, I would just say.

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Matthew Neuberger: My parting thought to everybody here is watch all of these podcasts because it's going to blow you away with that really cool gas really cool ideas things you're not going to normally ask her see.

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Matthew Neuberger: So.

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Nathan Hurd: To kind my friend too kind Thank you so much.

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Nathan Hurd: All right, well it's been a pleasure great to see you and let's do this again sometime.

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Matthew Neuberger: Absolutely anytime.

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Nathan Hurd: Thanks man.

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