Johnny Dzubak

“The stronger frame dissolves the weaker one”

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From an early age, Johnny Dzubak was driven by passion.  He grew up in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, a town strongly associated with coal mining, and in a family that had been solidly blue-collar since it had come over from the Old World.  Over the last 40 years, many of these towns have become economically devastated, and Greensburg was no different.  Searching for an opportunity, Johnny left home at the age of 21 for Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

There, Johnny worked in promotions and publicity for musicians and shows and learned the art of persuasion and influence. In his bartending job and later on, bar management, he noticed that socialization is top down: people will look to and mirror the behavior of those in charge at a bar when things can begin to get out of hand.  Johnny knew that in those situations, whatever he was feeling was irrelevant – he needed to maintain his cool and the crowd would follow his lead. And that is exactly what he did.

Johnny settled into a comfortable groove and before too long a happy decade had passed.  But boredom crept in and Johnny began to take an interest in self-development.  Never one to take things lightly, he went “all in” and began reading and learning about the subject voraciously.

The research into self-development, combined with this on-the-ground experience dealing with people on a daily basis, led to a gig, as Johnny took a part-time position up in DC helping a personal development company with weekend boot camps.  One fateful weekend, Jordan and AJ Harbinger were visiting the program that Johnny just happened to be a part of as an instructor and as “fate” would have it, spent time that weekend becoming fast friends and discussing plans of what would become the mission of the Art of Charm.

Part of what Johnny has always loved about music is the ability to create lasting art.  At the Art of Charm he gets to work with people, and instead of tuning guitar strings, he’s strengthening heart strings.  He’s creating art within people, by having them seek out what they are passionate about in direct ways, by confronting the past, to calibrate a present, to achieve a future.  It’s not music you can hear, but it is the changes you can see.  While he doesn’t believe he has all the answers, he certainly has quite a few, and he’s dedicated to continuing to study and never being satisfied with where he is either personally or professionally.

Taking Risks in Life: Saying YES to New Opportunities


Taking Risks in Life: Saying YES to New Opportunities

In 2018, you may be just one word away from epic adventures: when you start taking risks in life by saying “yes” to new opportunities. Everyone’s seen the meme that answers the question “Why are people afraid of change?” It’s a calculated risk any time we leave our comfort zone. Working on building your social circle and attracting more high-quality people into your life? There’s no challenge more rewarding than practicing saying yes. This goes double for introverts! Anyone Can Say Yes — But Will You Follow Through? We’ve all had that moment of regret, wondering why on earth we … Read More


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How to Develop Social Skills to Attract and Keep High-Value People


How to Develop Social Skills to Attract and Keep High-Value People

It’s never too late to learn new methods to help develop social skills. Today we share some of our favorites. In the last few weeks, we’ve talked about low-value people, value vampires, and today we want to talk about why you should continue to develop social skills. The right skills will help you build a social circle of high-value people. We want you to know how to attract these people into your life and how to keep them there. Time for a Friend Audit The first thing you have to do is make time for these people. You can’t bring … Read More


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Time Management Training — Our Best Tips and Tricks


Time Management Training -- Our Best Tips and Tricks

Without proper time management training, you’ll have a much harder time doing the things you want to do while still accomplishing all you need to accomplish. In this post, we want to share some of our best tips and tricks for time management training. We know how it is to be so busy you feel like you can’t get everything done. In the end, it really does come down to learning how to manage your time better. The First Thing You Must Realize About Managing Time The first thing you need to understand: you will do the things you want … Read More


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Improve Your Social Health and Increase the Value of Your Social Circle


Improve Your Social Health and Increase the Value of Your Social Circle

How can you improve your social health if your social circle needs more high-value members? How can you improve your social health in your current social circle? In our last post we discussed “value vampires,” those people who suck away attention from you and others. These value vampires can hold you back and bring negativity into your space. In this post we’re going to talk about how to start rebuilding a high-value social circle after you’ve dealt with those value vampires. A lot of people struggle when it comes to meeting new people — especially with how to sort out … Read More


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What Are Social Skills? A Value Vampire Has No Clue.


What Are Social Skills? A Value Vampire Has No Clue.

What Are Social Skills? Don’t Let Value Vampires Suck the Goodness out of Your Life. From the “what are social skills” series: understanding value can help you spot value vampires. Are you a value vampire? Or do you let value vampires feed on you? Before you answer that, let’s take a minute to recap the concept of value. We usually associate value with the three “A’s:” attention, approval, and acceptance. When you offer these things to people, that gives them value. The body releases dopamine, and the person is fueled with positive feelings. It’s almost addictive. Once you feel that … Read More


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Six Rules for a Memorable First Meeting


Six Rules for a Memorable First Meeting

So you’ve made yourself get out there and go to some networking meetings. Good for you! But are you concerned because you didn’t walk away with a meeting already set up? The good news is you stepped out of your comfort zone and made contacts; the bad news is that you may not know what to do next. How do you reach out to set up that first meeting? Here are six simple rules to make sure your first encounters are meetings your network will attend and remember. Rule Number One The first thing to remember is this: don’t push … Read More


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Five Times You Should Be the Adultiest Adult Ever


5 Times You Should Be The Adultiest Adult Ever

Is it time to stop shirking your responsibilities as an adult? Check out our crucial clues it’s time step up, take responsibility, and take control. We’re all adults now, so today I want to talk to you about one of the most important things you can do for yourself — take control of your life. Now is as good a time as any to learn the art of responsibility. Here are five areas of your life you should watch to make sure you’re leaning in and taking responsibility. First, Clean Your Room No, really. Cleaning your room, your personal space, … Read More


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Restructuring to Improve Your Social Circle


Restructuring Your Social Circle

We’ve talked about social circles before. This time we want to look at filtering people who may not be a good fit for your life. When it comes to restructuring your social circle, there are a few things to keep in mind. Number one: not everyone is worth your time. When we’re struggling with social anxiety and don’t really know how to put things together, we tend to sort of stick with people, even when it would be better to move on. When we let one or two people into our life even though they treat us poorly and exhibit … Read More


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The Three-Step Process for Building a Successful Social Circle


To expand your social circle: meet, invite, connect.

Maybe you found us because you have a little social anxiety; maybe you’re a little introverted and don’t feel comfortable approaching people you don’t know. Here’s our three-step process to enable you to make friends anywhere you are so you can quickly and easily filter for quality people, build a successful social circle, and have a lot of fun in the process. The way we like to think about building a social circle is as a social sales funnel. You may actually be in sales and are already familiar with a social sales funnel concept. The idea of the sales … Read More


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Want More Confidence? 5 Confidence Boosters You Should Try, Starting Now


Want More Confidence? 5 Confidence Boosters You Should Try, Starting Now

“What can I do to boost my confidence?” We get that question a lot. Straight up? Confidence is a lifelong project; you’re always going to be building, strengthening, and adding to it, but we want to give you some quick tips on boosting your confidence starting right now. As you guys may know from the challenge, we’re all about action here at the Art of Charm. When you feel like your confidence is faltering, you might find yourself procrastinating rather than taking the next step and being proactive. It’s perfectly normal, but if you’re serious about growth, you can’t just … Read More


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