Classic Influence: Lessons from the Legends

By Johnny Welch

The Classic Influence podcast explores the timeless lessons learned from the legends of leadership, power, hustle, and grit. Listen in as Dr. Johnny Welch works to unearth the wisdom and insights of the hustlers and heroes of history to discover the strategies, tactics, tips and tools you can use to master the power of influence to achieve your own most daring dreams and goals.

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    CIP 040. Get Leverage, Change the Calculus: The Crafty and Courageous Roma and the Birth of Ancient Rome
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    CIP 039. Find Courage Under Fire—Count the Costs, Then Forge Ahead: General George S. Patton’s Greatest Nightmare and Moment of Truth
  3. 3.
    CIP 038. Profit from the Power of Proof: Dale Carnegie’s Baby Steps Rise to Blockbuster Success
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    CIP 037. Escalate the Intensity, Increase the Stakes: Orville and Wilbur Wright’s Extraordinary Obsession with Flight
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    CIP 036. Own the Need, Achieve the Dream: Abraham Lincoln Assumes Command of the Problem at Hand, and Pilots His Path to the Top
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    CIP 035. Take Bold Action (Part 5): Be Bold in Pursuit of Your Aims: The Celebrity Power of Frank Sinatra, and the Daring Don Rickles, Upstart Comedian Extraordinaire
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    CIP 034. Take Bold Action (Part 4): To Achieve the Unbelievable, Back Bold Action with a Bastion and a Base: The Herculean Daring of Bloody Mary’s Fight for the Throne
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    CIP 033. Take Bold Action (Part 3): Boldly Strike Out to Accelerate Your Ascent: Theodore Roosevelt Boldly, Brazenly Begins Anew
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    CIP 032. Take Bold Action (Part 2): Dare to Defy the Established Order, Risk to Skip Ahead: Huey Long Cuts a Barrier-Breaking Path to the Top
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    CIP 031. Take Bold Action (Part 1): Be Bold and Let Boldness Do Its Work: Napoleon Bonaparte Escapes His Island Prison
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    CIP 030. Profit from the Power of Frames to Achieve Your Aims: President Franklin Roosevelt Reframes His Race for a 3rd Term
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    CIP 029. Wield Power with Wisdom, Get Both in and Out of the Game: Martin Luther King Jr. Assumes Leadership, Becomes the Symbol of the Civil Rights Movement
  5. 13.
    CIP 028. Hammer Optimism into Your Plans: Ernest Shackleton’s Miracle Trip from Elephant Island
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    CIP 027. Adopt the Champion Mindset: Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes the Throne
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    CIP 026. Escalate Your Commitment, Burn Your Ships: Hernando Cortés Conquers the Aztec Empire
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    CIP 025. Mine the Miners, Create Don't Consume: The Pioneering Producers of the California Gold Rush
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    CIP 024. Cast Off the Culture of Comfort, Convenience, and Ease: Theodore Roosevelt Becomes the Apostle of the Strenuous Life
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    CIP 023. Construct Your Own Heroic Life History: Ragnar Lothbrok, The Everlasting Legend of the Viking Leader
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    CIP 022. Spurn the Most Treacherous of Emotions, Beware the Ambitions of the Beast: The Hubris of Emperor Nero, Rome’s Original Antichrist
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    CIP 021. Milk Your Assets, Face the Brute Facts: The Cunning and Charismatic Cleopatra Assumes the Egyptian Throne
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    CIP 020. Surface Your Submerged Assumptions: President Kennedy and the Curious Consensus for the Bay of Pigs (Part 2 of 2)
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    CIP 019. Look First to Your Frames for the Seeds of Success: Russell Conwell’s Acres of Diamonds (Part 1 of 2)
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    CIP 018. Craft a Compelling Image to Increase Your Influence and Amplify Your Power: Blackbeard Becomes the Dark Lord of the Skull and Crossbones
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    CIP 017. Leverage the Paradox of Self-Reliance: General George Washington Wins the War By First Building Belief and Rapport
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    CIP 016. Assume Ultimate Ownership, Embrace Radical Responsibility as a Rule: President Lincoln Pays the Ultimate Price
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    CIP 015. Develop Deep Self-Belief: Napoleon Bonaparte’s Lucky Star
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    CIP 014. Aim First for Self-Reliance: The Roots of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Transportation Empire
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    CIP 013. Dare to Run More and Greater Risks: P.T. Barnum Risks It All on an Unknown
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    CIP 012. Expand Your Perspective, Effect Strategy to Win the Greater Game: The Supreme Pontiff’s Immaculate Deception
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    CIP 011. Saturate Your Mind with a Lifelong Orientation to Time: Cesare Borgia's Fight to Rise
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    CIP 010. Stay Hungry to Make Your Mark: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Drum Major Instinct
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    CIP 009. King Yourself: Huey Long’s Campaign for the Poor
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    CIP 008. Conquer Fear Through Action: Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands
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    CIP 007. Hustle While You Wait, Use the Delay to Set Up Your Play: Walter Chrysler’s Siren Call
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    CIP 006. Start with What You Have, Where You Are: The Legend Behind the Story of Robinson Crusoe
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    CIP 005. Concentrate Your Power: Casanova’s Great Escape
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    CIP 004. Resolve to Pay the Price: Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose
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    CIP 003. Cultivate a Fantastic Obsession: Walt Disney’s Epic Dream
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    CIP 002. Select Yourself: JFK’s Campaign for President
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    CIP 001. The Power of Initiative: President McKinley’s Message to Garcia

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