Regardless of what we want to accomplish, from growing your business, creating a great company culture, championing a social cause, or affecting your habits, we can’t do it alone. The people around you define your success (whatever that means for you) and they have the potential to change the course of your life.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Jon Levy, a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. Jon specializes in applying the latest research to transform the ways companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and culture. His clients range from Fortune 500 brands to startups.
More than a decade ago, Jon founded The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging from Nobel laureates, Olympians, celebrities, and executives, to artists, musicians, and even the occasional princess. Guests cook dinner together but can’t discuss their career or give their last name, and once seated to eat, they play a game to reveal who they are. Over time, these dinners developed into a community. With thousands of members, Influencers is the largest community of its type worldwide.
Dhru and Jon discuss the art and science of creating deep and meaningful connections with anyone. They also talk about how we develop influence, gain trust, and build community so that we can impact our communities and achieve what is most important to us.
In this episode, we dive into:
- The greatest predictor of longevity (2:05)
- Why having close friends increases our longevity (9:53)
- The impact of loneliness on our health (14:15)
- How to create deep and meaningful relationships (21:47)
- The Influencers Dinner (34:52)
- The influence equation and how to apply it to our lives (49:39)
- Post-traumatic growth (1:03:34)
- Optimal anxiety (1:05:31)
- How to get an invitation to an Influencers event (1:11:04)
- The impact of social isolation on our health (1:12:39)
For more on Jon Levy you can follow him on Instagram @JonLevyTLB, on Facebook @JonLevyTLB, on Twitter @JonLevyTLB, and through his website here. Get his book, You’re Invited: The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence here.
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