Post Tagged with: "influence"

159: Does Not Voting Indicate Consent for the Status Quo?

159: Does Not Voting Indicate Consent for the Status Quo?

If there is such a thing as a civic religion, then voting might well be considered its high sacrament. We’ve all heard people say, “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.” But what should we make of those who say, “Not voting means you’ve consented to the status quo”? With another highly polarizing election cycle dead ahead, now is a good time to sort out what our vote represents and how consent plays into the way we choose to vote—or not vote.   Links mentioned: Lessons from a Lemonade Stand: An Unconventional Guide to Government by Connor […]
July 22, 2019
149: Fighting Isms with More Isms

149: Fighting Isms with More Isms

What’s the best way to fight racism or sexism? Depending upon who you ask, the answer may be with even more racism or sexism. This can take fairly innocuous forms such as focusing exclusively on the rights of women or minorities rather than the rights of all. Is there a better way? Can we right authentic wrongs without giving in to the temptation to create a new double standard?   Links mentioned: What Exactly Is Racism? by Lew Rockwell More Government, Less Manners by Paul Rosenberg
June 14, 2019
147: Slap vs. Stroke, Strategies for Having Impact

147: Slap vs. Stroke, Strategies for Having Impact

Each of us has opportunities to wield our influence wherever we happen to be. Wielding that influence wisely can be harder than it sounds. Do we win others to our side with persuasion or do we use a more brute force approach? In this episode, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each approach when it comes to winning supporters.   Links mentioned: Persuasion vs. Coercion: Taking a Real Stand by Connor Boyack Fighting Evil Is a Failed Strategy by Paul Rosenberg
June 8, 2019
135: 10 Tips to Make a Difference

135: 10 Tips to Make a Difference

Life takes on noticeably greater depth and purpose when we are actively living to make a difference. It’s not enough just to be against something, we have to know how to stand for something and how to persuade others. If you’ve reached the point where you’re no longer content shouting slogans from the sidelines, here are some proven tips to help you wield your influence wisely.   Links mentioned: How Do You Describe Yourself? by Paul Rosenberg
April 11, 2019
89: The Importance of Networking

89: The Importance of Networking

Few things can magnify our individual efforts like making productive connections with others who are hard at work in a similar cause. The division of labor works at a philosophical level too. If you’re serious about growing your circle of influence, you must learn how to network with others. In this episode, we discuss some of the networking lessons learned while attending the recent Foundation for Economic Education conference in Atlanta.   
June 15, 2018
62: Avoiding Criticism

62: Avoiding Criticism

According to Aristotle, the only surefire way to avoid being criticized is to “Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” On the other hand, if you’re determined to live a life of purpose, it’s a certainty that you’ll encounter critics. Having a thick skin is a necessity. We also need to understand when to explain ourselves and when to keep plowing forward without becoming distracted. Not all criticism is bad. Not all criticism is deserved. Learn which critics are worth hearing out and which ones must be ignored if you’re to be effective in wielding your influence. 
January 31, 2018
53: Josh Steimle on How to Influence Others

53: Josh Steimle on How to Influence Others

It’s not enough to simply be rich or famous, if you want to change the world in any measurable way, you must understand how to wield influence. If you don’t share your message, who will? Josh Steimle joins us to talk about the process of becoming a thought leader and influencer and how to build your personal brand in a way that gets you the right kind of attention.
December 13, 2017
40: How to Write a Book

40: How to Write a Book

Writing a book isn’t the easiest thing you’ll ever do. But if you have an idea that you wish to share or defend or are looking to build your credibility with like-minded individuals, it’s a highly worthwhile pursuit. In this episode, Connor shares many of the hard-won lessons that he’s learned while writing and publishing 13 books. What he has to say will inspire you if you aspire to be an author and it will also help you more easily navigate what can be a daunting process.
October 20, 2017
34: Matt Kibbe on How to Market to Millennials

34: Matt Kibbe on How to Market to Millennials

When it comes to numbers, the Millennial generation is king. This means they’ll have an increasing amount of influence on society as they mature. If you want to influence the members of this generation, it’s going to require different tactics than previous generations did. Economist and author Matt Kibbe joins us to discuss what works and what doesn’t when it comes to advocating for liberty and free markets among Millennials.
September 29, 2017
33: How Does Your Political Philosophy Affect Your Parenting?

33: How Does Your Political Philosophy Affect Your Parenting?

How we view politics goes far beyond who we vote for during an election. The way that we understand how society should work, how people should interact and the role government should play are all a part of our individual political philosophy. Naturally, that’s pretty difficult to compartmentalize, even when it comes to how we raise our kids. How do our personal politics affect the way we parent? 
September 27, 2017