Being Bold with Uncle Fred

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What does it mean to be bold, and why is it such an important characteristic to have—not just for you, but for your kids?

I don’t know about you, but I want my kids to grab life big. I want them to follow their dreams and seize all the opportunities that life has to offer. I want them to try new things, explore the world, start a new business, fall in love, and become the best possible versions of themselves.

But in order for that to happen, I need to set a good example AND create an environment where they can thrive!

The problem is, being bold isn’t always easy—especially in today’s climate, where everyone has a different POV. It seems that speaking your truth or attempting to have an open dialogue around conflicting subjects is likely to get you into trouble. So, should we just stay silent? How do we speak up and act boldly with so much fear around being silenced or shunned?

To explore this topic, I’m speaking with Fred Joyal, author of Superbold: From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days, who is proof that boldness can be learned.

Fred went from an extremely shy person (too timid to make a phone call) and transformed himself into someone who has done stand-up comedy, spoken to audiences of 5,000+, met dozens of celebrities, and, just by being bold, found love, joy, passion, and success.

If that’s the type of life you imagine for your kids, don’t miss my conversation with Fred Joyal!

Fred Joyal Podcast Highlights

  • The TV appearance decision that cost Fred $250K—and why it ended up being a bold move for his business!
  • How Fred transformed from a shy person, to founding the most successful dentist referral service in the country.
  • Why is boldness a superpower?
  • The difference between boldness and confidence.
  • How fear gets in the way of acting bold and stifles opportunities.
  • Create new realities by casting a vision of possibilities.
  • To be interesting, be interested!
  • Showing your kids how to be bold.
  • Dealing with the fear of being silenced if you boldly speak your truth.
  • Discovering your blind spots by embracing the opposite.
  • Why you shouldn’t invalidate someone’s feelings about something.
  • Cancel culture is completely out of control. What do we do about it?
  • Why anyone can learn to be bold.
“When you move into the world boldly, doors swing open.” - @fredjoyal Click To Tweet “A bold person is comfortable holding their beliefs, while taking input on what may contradict it.” - @fredjoyal Click To Tweet “It takes more boldness to love than to hate.” - @fredjoyal Click To Tweet

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Fred Joyal’s Bio

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Fred Joyal is a prominent speaker and author focusing on remarkable customer service. Prior to his retirement, Fred was the co-founder of Futuredontics, the parent company of 1-800-DENTIST, which generated over $1 billion in revenue in 30 years.

In his latest book Superbold, he teaches a systematic way to grow your confidence and boldness to a remarkable level. In addition to his books, you may have seen some of Fred’s work in standup and improv comedy or in several movies and TV commercials.

Other highlights include the time he beat Sir Richard Branson in a chess game and he’s also been featured in a question on Jeopardy.

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