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Truly objective perception isn’t just difficult, it’s nearly impossible. That means everyday, despite your best efforts, people will interpret your actions, words, and behaviors differently than you intended. 

It’s the same reason why there are Michelin star restaurants certain people love and others hate; nobel prize winners some revere and others think are a hack. 

While we can’t control people’s perceptions, the more we understand them, the more we can influence them… 

Today’s episode is all about acknowledging and appreciating the multitude of factors that affect perception so we can bridge the gap with our communication and work to prevent unnecessary misunderstandings. 

We cover:

  • The 8+ variables affecting perception & how to identify them
  • The ONLY tool that can help bridge a perceptual gap  
  • The Better Than Average Effect + Theory of Mind: why they matter
  • Two ESSENTIAL questions to ask when you’ve been misunderstood 

As mentioned in this episode, if you’re looking for more reading on perception, check out this previously redacted article: Mokusatsu: One Word, Two Meanings.

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As for what we have coming up! 

Brand Builder Workshop – If you’ve ever wanted to create something of your own, or have ever thought: “How can I help more people?”- this 2 day workshop is for you. Your brand isn’t about selling something, it’s about refining how you relate to others. 

Join us March 19-20th, 2022 and let us help you make a difference by scaling your voice, increasing your impact and getting your message out. Visit for more information. 

Speaker School – We all know public speaking is one the biggest fears people have; “What would I talk about?” “What if people don’t care?”, “How do I select my approach?” Let us give you confidence, clarity and a community of other people who can help you figure this out. 

If you’re ready to get guidance and you want practice speaking so you can be seen as a subject matter expert in your space, or just better at pitching your ideas, check out for dates and info!

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