How to Bullyproof the World with Rob Fazio

Today, Rob Fazio enjoys yet another warm welcome to the As Told By Nomads podcast.  Specializing in global leadership and success as a Partner at Onpoint Advising, Rob talks to Tayo today about his upcoming book Bully Proof, a how to guide on influencing alphas and wielding strength in professional settings.  The two open up the conversation by discussing Cancel Culture and its toxicity, and how, in a world in which views and opinions become more and more polarized each day, it’s beneficial to start honing these skills of influence and power.  In response to the rise of polarization and bullying, Rob has created a variety of acronyms in his book that include tips about empathy and alignment, strength and plans, and obstacles and outcomes.  

Both Rob and Tayo concede that it isn’t an easy task to adopt a new behavior, especially one that feels unnatural, and that it can be hard to find strength in a situation you previously surrendered to.  There is, however, great growth in discomfort, and to harness this growth, we need to do away with toxic positivity, values of convenience, objects of instant gratification, and reactionary thinking.  We also need to embrace change and fight with our power from within.  These two good friends close out today’s episode by referencing the value in critical thinking, and how we need to start interpreting the world around us through our own lenses, rather than adhering to the narrative that society tells us to believe. Once we make this happen, we will not only find more strength in ourselves, but we will open our heads and hearts to those of others, and maybe, just maybe, learn a thing or two.  

The Finer Details of This Episode: 

  • The toxicity of Cancel Culture
  • Values of convenience
  • Responding to bullies
  • Learning new behaviors
  • Defining an alpha
  • Why there’s growth in discomfort
  • The choice between reaction and response
  • WOOP and HOW
  • Toxic positivity
  • The problem with instant gratification
  • The value in critical thinking


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