It was an incredible honor and thrill to be a caller on Scott Adam’s Periscope. I was incredibly anxious when I was waiting in the call queue. I could feel a tightness in my chest. The butterflies were fluttering, and my rate felt like it was racing. I checked my pulse on my Apple Watch and was shocked to see 80 beats per minute (it’s typically in the mid 50s).

I suppose nerves are natural when you’re presented with an opportunity to speak with someone whom greatly you admire. I did a little deep breathing exercise and was able to compose myself before going live. You can see/hear for yourself, that I managed to have a worthwhile back and forth with the Man Himself! Fingers crossed that someone with the authority to do so will listen and be persuaded to start cutting the red tape that stands in the way of teenagers joining the workforce.

Anyone who has listened to the Enough Already podcast knows that I’ve been heavily influenced by The King of Influence, Scott Adams. If I can, I tune in live to his now twice daily Periscopes. I’d encourage you to do the same. Oh and if you can’t catch them live at 10am and 10pm EST, don’t fret replays are available in podcast form and can also be found on YouTube.

So why should you subject yourself to The King of Influence?

Because he will get you thinking differently.

Unlike most of the Blue Check Set, Scott’s takes are unique. He doesn’t see the world through a partisan prism. Instead he’s looking at it through what he calls The Persuasion Filter or The Moist Robot Filter. Taking a trip through Scott’s looking glass on a daily basis has changed the way I process incoming information. It’s made me a better thinker, a better listening, a better problem solver, and a better communicator. As Scott would put it, I’ve leveled up my Skill Stack.

Thank you Scott!

Be sure to check out Scott’s books:

Loser Think: How Untrained Brains are Ruining America

Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life

God’s Debris: A Thought Experiment