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It's Not What It Seems with Doug Vigliotti

It's Not What It Seems is a podcast to inspire open-mindedness. Join bestselling author and sales strategist Doug Vigliotti as he chats with creatives, professionals, and entrepreneurs about their work, processes, and ideas. In solo episodes, he shares audio-articles that will give you fuel to think differently. Hopefully. Maybe. Possibly. But then again, that's what this show is all about.

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#28 - Bob Roth: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a really important conversation with Bob Roth. Bob is the author of Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/28-bobroth **Join my private reading list at douglasvigliotti.com/readinglist

55mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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#4 - Annie Duke: Life Lessons, Poker Stories, & Decision Strategies

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a fun conversation with Annie Duke. Annie is the author of Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/4-annieduke **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

51mins

26 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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#8 - Ryan Serhant: Sales Secrets of a Real Estate Mogul

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an entertaining conversation with Ryan Serhant. Ryan is the author of Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/8-ryanserhant **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

48mins

23 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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#7 - Herb Cohen: The World's Best Negotiator

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a great conversation with Herb Cohen. Herb is the author of You Can Negotiate Anything! *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/7-herbcohen **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

58mins

16 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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#12 - don Miguel Ruiz Jr: An Ancient Philosophy for Modern Times

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a spiritual conversation with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Miguel is the author of don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom: The Essential Teachings.  *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/12-donmiguelruizjr **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

56mins

21 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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#20 - Seth Godin: This Isn’t Marketing, It’s So Much More

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an enlightening conversation with the one and only, Seth Godin. Seth is the author of This is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/20-sethgodin **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

50mins

16 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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#16 - Jay Baer: A Better Way to Get People Talking About You

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an awesome conversation with Jay Baer. Jay is the author of Talk Triggers: The Complete Guide to Creating Customers with Word of Mouth. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/16-jaybaer **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

52mins

18 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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#24 - Book of the Month: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Jan ‘19)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, my brother Darron and I discuss January 2019’s book of the month, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/24-21lessons **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

1hr 19mins

27 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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#14 - Bradley Tusk: The Truth About Politics and Politicians

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an entertaining conversation with Bradley Tusk. Bradley is the author ofThe Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/14-bradleytusk **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

54mins

4 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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#23 - Jay Acunzo: Why Context Matters More Than Anything

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an entertaining conversation with Jay Acunzo. Jay is the author of Break the Wheel: Question Best Practices, Hone Your Intuition and Do Your Best Work. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/23-jayacunzo **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

47mins

20 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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#3 - Loretta Breuning: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have a joyful conversation with Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D. Loretta is the author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/3-lorettabreuning **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

50mins

19 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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#15 - Tyler Cowen: On How to Improve Society and Change the World

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an eye-opening conversation with Tyler Cowen. Tyler is the author of Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/15-tylercowen **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

44mins

11 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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#19 - Joe Sweeney: On Improving Education and Making Better Decisions

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an educational conversation with Joe Sweeney. Joe is the Executive Director of How I Decide, the foundation dedicated to bringing decision skills and critical thinking to youth education. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/19-joesweeney **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

1hr 1min

9 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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#27 - Book of the Month: Factfulness (Feb '19)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, my brother Darron and I discuss February 2019’s book of the month, Factfulness: 10 Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, & Anna Rosling Ronnlund. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/27-factfulness **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

1hr 12mins

24 Feb 2019

Rank #14

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#33 - don Jose Ruiz: On Living Better Through Storytelling

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an inspirational conversation with don Jose Ruiz. Jose is the author of The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/33-donjoseruiz **Join my private reading list at douglasvigliotti.com/readinglist

50mins

21 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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#34 - Book of the Month: The Case Against Education (April '19)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, my brother Darron and I discuss April 2019’s book of the month, The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money by Bryan Caplan. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/34-thecaseagainsteducation **Join my private reading list at douglasvigliotti.com/readinglist

1hr 8mins

28 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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#38 - Douglas Vigliotti: Interview on The Gap (Part II)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, my brother Darron interviews me about my new book, The Gap: The Little Space Between What You Know and Don’t Know. This is part two of a two-part interview. Listen to Part I of this interview: https://douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/30-douglasvigliotti *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/38-douglasvigliotti **Join my private reading list at douglasvigliotti.com/readinglist

39mins

9 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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#32 - The Problem With Star Wars

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I share an audio articled titled, The Problem With Star Wars. I wrote this article to help you learn how to detach from your ideas, beliefs, and opinions in the moment. You can follow it word for word at https://douglasvigliotti.com/blog/the-problem-with-starwars. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/32-problemwithstarwars **Join my private reading list at douglasvigliotti.com/readinglist

12mins

14 Apr 2019

Rank #18

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#9 - 12 Breadcrumbs That Might Help You Find Your Way

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I share an audio article titled, 12 Breadcrumbs That Might Help You Find Your Way. I wrote this article to show you twelve things I do every single day. You can follow it word for word at douglasvigliotti.com/blog/12-breadcrumbs-find-your-way. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/12-breadcrumbs **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

11mins

30 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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#31 - Book of the Month: Barking Up the Wrong Tree (Mar '19)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, my brother Darron and I discuss March 2019’s book of the month, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker. *See show notes at douglasvigliotti.com/podcast/31-barkingupthewrongtree **Enter to win a 3-book gift pack at douglasvigliotti.com/freebooks

1hr 13mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #20