The One Percent Better Podcast



The One Percent Better Podcast presents conversations and tactics worth sharing. My guests and I will share actionable ways to help you get one percent better every day. This podcast lives at the intersection of creativity, communication, and problem solving. Welcome.


  • Episode 230: Oscar Trimboli 1% Better Deep Listening

    12/06/2022 Duração: 01h03min

    This might be the the best conversation I have ever heard on listening. It's certainly the best one I have ever had. If you have heard one better (or close), please email me [email protected]  so I can hear it & learn.  While you are here: Applications Open Now  for The Damn Good Conversations Coaching Community.  The second cohort begins October 1st. Head to the link above to find out more or reserve your discounted spot now.  If you want to learn more about today's guest head to Oscar's Website Or pick up the most beautiful deck of playing cards you've ever seen HERE As always thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 229: How to Attack "What Questions Do You Have for Us?"

    05/06/2022 Duração: 12min

    It's Wedding Season! says the popular film, but just as importantly: "It's Job Hunting Season!"  If you want to go deeper, here are three ideal places: A Short Episode on How I Ask Questions Grab the Course Here [email protected] In the meantime, with job hunting season comes job interviews and with job interviews comes stress and uncertainty for most people. There's a lot to say on the topic, but for now . . . This episode presents my framework for how to tackle what could be the most awkward part of a job interview.  The conversation has gone well. The question answering is over. You can breathe. Then . . . you know it's coming.  The interviewer asks: What questions do you have for us? Gulp.  Messing up this question could be the single biggest wasted opportunity of the entire interview.  Instead of stalling, or worse, passing on this opportunity, listen in to how to turn this portion of the interview into a golden opportunity to seal the deal.  If you want to go deeper, here are three ideal

  • Ep. 228: Jude Charles 1% Better Dramatic Leverage

    29/05/2022 Duração: 49min

    Today's conversation began with curiosity.  Jude Charles  joined a damn good conversation on Twitter and several exchanges later, we hit it off. He kept asking good questions, and I dove deeper into his work. In this conversation, Jude shares his approach to creating dramatic results by telling powerful stories of all kinds. My favorite moment of the conversation happens halfway through when Jude gives me an impromptu coaching session on my storytelling. You'll hear how to apply those lessons to your life.  Learn more about his work at Jude's Website and in the meantime, enjoy this conversation.  Oh! Before I forget, if you do creative work, consider joining the Damn Good Conversations Coaching Community this October. Find out more HERE. As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 227: The Danger of the 9-Word Question

    22/05/2022 Duração: 14min

    Oscar Trimboli: "Any question longer than 8 words is biased." You: Send Me Your Thoughts Here It's a fascinating idea worth thinking about. I would love to hear your thoughts.  In the meantime, you can pick up my self-paced course on asking better questions HERE. Email me [email protected] if you need anything. As always, thanks for listening! --Joe  

  • Ep. 226: Stephen M.R. Covey 1% Better Trust & Inspiration

    15/05/2022 Duração: 01h02min

    Today's conversation is damn good. Stephen Covey's newest book Trust and Inspire is a fabulous primer for leaders tired of the command and control leadership style.  Covey offers a new way, one designed to unleash the potential within all of us. If getting 1% better is about anything at all, that is certainly it.  If I can inspire you with a project you are working on, head HERE and drop me a note.  This week a listener asked me for Zoe Chance's favorite pizza place, and I was happy to oblige! Send me an email anytime [email protected] Bonus: If you listened to the intro & like art, here's my Uncle Ralph's GALLERY.  As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 225: Zoe Chance 1% Better Influence

    01/05/2022 Duração: 01h02min

    Is today's guest the kindest person I have ever met? You tell me. She did invite me to share New Haven's best pizza this summer, but that's not why. (PS: Email me at [email protected] if you want the name of her favorite New Haven spot) If you have come here for more than compliments & pizza, you are in the right place. Zoe's book shares how we can utilize researched-based influence strategies to get the most out of life & make a positive impact. Grab the book immediately on Zoe's Website In the meantime, if you have a special project or ambitious goal you want to tackle this summer, head here: Let's Work Together Thank you so much for all the support. Episode 225 feels like a huge milestone.  I appreciate you listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 224: Host vs. Guest--Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?

    24/04/2022 Duração: 58min

    This week executive coach Brian Levenson joins me for a damn good conversation on the differing dynamics between being the host of a conversation & the guest of a conversation. Among the questions we explore are: How are host & guest roles different? Who needs to prepare more? What makes each special? Whose responsibility is it to make the conversation damn good? This was so much fun for Brian and me. We hope it will be fun & valuable for you. What resonated? What did we get wrong? How do you see it differently?  Let us know. [email protected] As always, thanks for listening! --Joe   

  • Ep. 223: Amanda Natividad 1% Better Content Marketing

    17/04/2022 Duração: 53min

    My guest today has one of my favorite: Twitter Presences 1-Page Media Kits Unique World Views I know you will love this conversation. In the meantime, if you are looking to unlock your communication superpowers, here are 3 Ways We Can Work Together I would love to carve out some time to find out more about you & your goals.  As always, thank you so much for listening! Share this one with a creative friend. Appreciate you! --Joe 

  • Ep. 222: The Damn Good Conversation Film Room

    10/04/2022 Duração: 22min

    I know it's audio only, but this week, I break down three clips from damn good conversations.  You'll hear multiple techniques from two different experienced hosts. Take what you hear today, & inject it into your conversations tomorrow. I guarantee you will love the results. If you like what you hear and want to do a deeper dive with me, head HERE & say hello. Here are the full conversations I featured on today's episode: Jesse Thorn & Chuck Klosterman Brian Levenson & Jesse Cole Both of these conversations are damn good.  Oh, and if you want to wish Joey a Happy 12th Birthday, he loves animating, drawing, Harry Potter, Minecraft, and steak and potatoes. Send him some love HERE As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 221: James Clear Revisited

    03/04/2022 Duração: 56min

    Welcome to The Revisited Series! This is a series that features fresh looks at previously published episodes that even long-time listeners will get new value from. In addition, this is content that new listeners absolutely need to hear on their journey to getting 1% better.  I will refresh each episode by creating a brand new introduction and highlighting some of the time-tested lessons within the conversation.  This is the 1st of many looks back; I know you will find it valuable.  Here is the episode in its original form Episode 62 If you are from Australia : ) say hello HERE If you are interested in one-on-one coaching, or more information on the October 1st Cohort, head HERE As always, thanks for listening! --Joe   

  • Ep. 220: The One Where Joe (y) Sings

    27/03/2022 Duração: 14min

    I am sorry and you are welcome for this episode ; )  Interested in joining Cohort Two in October?  Head HERE Details on what Cohort One looks like HERE Email me w/ questions [email protected] I would love to hear from you.  PS: When was the last time you did something completely out of your comfort zone?  

  • Ep. 219: Mike Matthews 1% Better Muscle for Life

    20/03/2022 Duração: 49min

    Today, a damn good conversation about health and fitness.  Mike Matthews is an internationally sought after fitness expert,  entrepreneur, and author. He's also my favorite kind of fitness expert. Someone who has the experience and expertise through years of reading and hands on learning, yet never makes you feel dumb. Mike writes and teaches at a level for people of all fitness levels to find their place.  I know you will get 1% better from this conversation today.  Here are some valuable links: Support Mike's Work 3 Ways We Can Work Together Email me [email protected] As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 218: Reverse Mentor

    13/03/2022 Duração: 08min

    Who will your reverse mentor be? Email me and let me know [email protected] If you need some help getting 1% better in an area of your life, here are 3 ways we can work together.  Oh, and if you want to make someone's day, consider buying my reverse mentor's book HERE Have an amazing week.  As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 217: Mitch Albom 1% Better Humanity

    06/03/2022 Duração: 01h01min

    This was a damn good conversation.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Need a great read? Grab Mitch's new book HERE Feeling generous? Learn more about his charities HERE Need inspiration? 3 ways we can work together HERE As always, thanks for listening! --JF   

  • Ep. 216: 1% Better Communication On & Off the Field

    27/02/2022 Duração: 32min

    Today I share a conversation from the other side of the microphone. Bryan Eisenberg was kind enough to invite me to record a damn good conversation about how to improve the crucial communication between parents, coaches, & student-athletes. I don't have all the answers, but I shared my very best ideas.  I hope you enjoy it. In the meantime, if you are interested in the Damn Good Conversation Coaching Community, this is your moment.  Do not wait. Doors close March 1st. Last Call for the Damn Good Conversations Community  Other links mentioned in today's episode: PlayBallKidInc Email me [email protected] See this conversation in my classroom As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 215: Joan Ryan 1% Better Team Chemistry

    20/02/2022 Duração: 01h01min

    Buy Joan's Book HERE Join the Damn Good Conversations Coaching Community HERE Today, Joan Ryan and I discuss: Whether or not team chemistry is real A useful definition of team chemistry How to harnass chemistry in your organization The best way to destroy team chemistry How to build team chemistry and much more! Her book is amazing. Buy it HERE 3 spots left! Join the DGC community HERE As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 214: Follow a North Star Not a GPS 2.0

    13/02/2022 Duração: 14min

    This week I revisit, update, and double down on an idea I shared on February 11, 2018. We often have no idea where our creative work will take us.  That's okay. In fact, it's normal.  I would have never imagined that I would be leading an amazing group like this. Head HERE if you are interested in one of the last 3 spots in the Damn Good Conversations Community. In the meantime, here are the episodes mentioned today:  Ep. 27: Devein the Shrimp Ep. 31: Use a North Star Not a GPS Books endorsed in this episode: Be Great Book Lead with Love Book Intangibles Book As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 213: Jeff Brown & Jesse Wisnewski 1% Better Reading Habits

    06/02/2022 Duração: 40min

    Today, it's a damn good conversation about how to get 1% better at reading.  This conversation features two authors, Jeff Brown & Jesse Wisnewski. Jeff was a guest on Episode 28  and today it's my pleasure to introduce you to Jesse.  In this conversation we discuss: How to read faster The difference between comprehension & retention Effective notetaking techniques  Jeff & Jesse's favorite books & much more There are still spots available in the Damn Good Conversation Coaching Community.  If you are interested, head HERE. In the meantime, as always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 212: What is Humility?

    01/02/2022 Duração: 12min

    Today I hope to land one BIG idea. Like most big ideas, they begin with a question:  What is humility? Last month I posted a question on Twitter that asked "what is team chemisty?"  That question led to a solo podcast, which led to me meeting author Joan Ryan.  She literally wrote the book on team chemistry. Our podcast conversation will be available later this month.  If today's episode furthers the conversation on humility, we will all be 1% better.  Don't forget: Sign up for Josh Spector's free Newsletter HERE Head HERE if you are interested in joining our 10 person (max) coaching community  Finally, HERE is the place to pick up my self-paced course Damn Good Questions As always, thanks for listening! --Joe 

  • Ep. 211: Celeste Headlee 1% Better Conversations

    23/01/2022 Duração: 01h07min

    My guest today is one of the best communicators in the world. I know you'll love this episode, but first: Some Damn Good Links ↓ Reserve a Spot in the Damn Good Conversation Coaching Community Ask me about the Damn Good Conversation Coaching Community Subscribe FREE to Josh Spector's Newsletter Dive headfirst into Celeste Headlee's Work As always, thanks for listening! I could't do it without you. --Joe   

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