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.

  1. 1.
    CIP 040. Get Leverage, Change the Calculus: The Crafty and Courageous Roma and the Birth of Ancient Rome
    16:24
  2. 2.
    CIP 039. Find Courage Under Fire—Count the Costs, Then Forge Ahead: General George S. Patton’s Greatest Nightmare and Moment of Truth
    11:10
  3. 3.
    CIP 038. Profit from the Power of Proof: Dale Carnegie’s Baby Steps Rise to Blockbuster Success
    19:40
  4. 4.
    CIP 037. Escalate the Intensity, Increase the Stakes: Orville and Wilbur Wright’s Extraordinary Obsession with Flight
    16:12
  5. 5.
    CIP 036. Own the Need, Achieve the Dream: Abraham Lincoln Assumes Command of the Problem at Hand, and Pilots His Path to the Top
    25:32
  6. 6.
    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
    20:46
  7. 7.
    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
    31:51
  8. 8.
    CIP 033. Take Bold Action (Part 3): Boldly Strike Out to Accelerate Your Ascent: Theodore Roosevelt Boldly, Brazenly Begins Anew
    21:36
  1. 9.
    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
    12:11
  2. 10.
    CIP 031. Take Bold Action (Part 1): Be Bold and Let Boldness Do Its Work: Napoleon Bonaparte Escapes His Island Prison
    16:32
  3. 11.
    CIP 030. Profit from the Power of Frames to Achieve Your Aims: President Franklin Roosevelt Reframes His Race for a 3rd Term
    24:02
  4. 12.
    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
    31:38
  5. 13.
    CIP 028. Hammer Optimism into Your Plans: Ernest Shackleton’s Miracle Trip from Elephant Island
    32:36
  6. 14.
    CIP 027. Adopt the Champion Mindset: Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes the Throne
    16:50
  7. 15.
    CIP 026. Escalate Your Commitment, Burn Your Ships: Hernando Cortés Conquers the Aztec Empire
    19:14
  8. 16.
    CIP 025. Mine the Miners, Create Don't Consume: The Pioneering Producers of the California Gold Rush
    26:42
  9. 17.
    CIP 024. Cast Off the Culture of Comfort, Convenience, and Ease: Theodore Roosevelt Becomes the Apostle of the Strenuous Life
    25:46
  10. 18.
    CIP 023. Construct Your Own Heroic Life History: Ragnar Lothbrok, The Everlasting Legend of the Viking Leader
    27:52
  11. 19.
    CIP 022. Spurn the Most Treacherous of Emotions, Beware the Ambitions of the Beast: The Hubris of Emperor Nero, Rome’s Original Antichrist
    28:30
  12. 20.
    CIP 021. Milk Your Assets, Face the Brute Facts: The Cunning and Charismatic Cleopatra Assumes the Egyptian Throne
    22:50
  13. 21.
    CIP 020. Surface Your Submerged Assumptions: President Kennedy and the Curious Consensus for the Bay of Pigs (Part 2 of 2)
    22:42
  14. 22.
    CIP 019. Look First to Your Frames for the Seeds of Success: Russell Conwell’s Acres of Diamonds (Part 1 of 2)
    19:57
  15. 23.
    CIP 018. Craft a Compelling Image to Increase Your Influence and Amplify Your Power: Blackbeard Becomes the Dark Lord of the Skull and Crossbones
    22:05
  16. 24.
    CIP 017. Leverage the Paradox of Self-Reliance: General George Washington Wins the War By First Building Belief and Rapport
    20:11
  17. 25.
    CIP 016. Assume Ultimate Ownership, Embrace Radical Responsibility as a Rule: President Lincoln Pays the Ultimate Price
    16:15
  18. 26.
    CIP 015. Develop Deep Self-Belief: Napoleon Bonaparte’s Lucky Star
    19:39
  19. 27.
    CIP 014. Aim First for Self-Reliance: The Roots of Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Transportation Empire
    17:07
  20. 28.
    CIP 013. Dare to Run More and Greater Risks: P.T. Barnum Risks It All on an Unknown
    19:04
  21. 29.
    CIP 012. Expand Your Perspective, Effect Strategy to Win the Greater Game: The Supreme Pontiff’s Immaculate Deception
    32:48
  22. 30.
    CIP 011. Saturate Your Mind with a Lifelong Orientation to Time: Cesare Borgia's Fight to Rise
    26:26
  23. 31.
    CIP 010. Stay Hungry to Make Your Mark: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Drum Major Instinct
    15:43
  24. 32.
    CIP 009. King Yourself: Huey Long’s Campaign for the Poor
    17:36
  25. 33.
    CIP 008. Conquer Fear Through Action: Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands
    16:39
  26. 34.
    CIP 007. Hustle While You Wait, Use the Delay to Set Up Your Play: Walter Chrysler’s Siren Call
    10:45
  27. 35.
    CIP 006. Start with What You Have, Where You Are: The Legend Behind the Story of Robinson Crusoe
    12:50
  28. 36.
    CIP 005. Concentrate Your Power: Casanova’s Great Escape
    16:12
  29. 37.
    CIP 004. Resolve to Pay the Price: Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose
    12:19
  30. 38.
    CIP 003. Cultivate a Fantastic Obsession: Walt Disney’s Epic Dream
    10:43
  31. 39.
    CIP 002. Select Yourself: JFK’s Campaign for President
    13:42
  32. 40.
    CIP 001. The Power of Initiative: President McKinley’s Message to Garcia
    10:42

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