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Episode 021: Kare Anderson – How To Become An Opportunity Maker I would like to thank Dorie Clark for introducing me to Kare.  Both Dorie and Kare are such great givers… Always trying to help others and they’ve done so much for me.   I was fascinated with this conversation with Kare.  She is incredibly intelligent and is a very deep thinker.  It was a joy to get her to put some of those thoughts on tape for this great podcast episode. This is episode is great for anyone who wants to become an opportunity maker. Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 1.3 million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, S.F. Giants and The Skoll Foundation. Episode 021: Kare Anderson – How To Become An Opportunity Maker Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. The Learning Leader Show “A learning leader is someone who is deeply curious about the world… And sees it as a fascination, not a fear…” – Kare Anderson Some Questions I Ask: How did you prepare for your great Ted Talk? What was the process for that? How has that Ted Talk changed your lifef? Why do you think it moved so many people? What is your book “Moving From Me To We” all about? What is “The 2 AM Principle” all about? (His book title) What does being a “giver” mean to you? In This Episode, You Will Learn: “Specificity leads to clarity, credibility, and memorability.” Why Kare sat down for her Ted Talk (people never do this) How to move from “Me” to “We” Thin slicing – Helping Others How to get out of your comfort zone The elements that define a quality life  “Specificity leads to clarity, credibility, and memorability.” – Kare Anderson Continue Learning See why 1.3 million people have watched this TED Talk Read her book: "From Me To We" Follow Kare on Twitter @KareAnderson You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? I love discussing how we can all become an opportunity maker.  It’s a fascinating topic and Kare is Kare at it!  I really enjoyed speaking with her.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell  Bio From SayItBetter.com Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 1.3 million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, S.F. Giants and The Skoll Foundation.   She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want and other books. I would like to thank Dorie Clark for introducing me to Kare.  Both Dorie and Kare are such great givers… Always trying to help others and they’ve done so much for me.   I was fascinated with this conversation with Kare.  She is incredibly intelligent and is a very deep thinker.  It was a joy to get her to put some of those thoughts on tape for this great podcast episode. This is episode is great for anyone who wants to become an opportunity maker. Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 1.3 million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, S.F. Giants and The Skoll Foundation.  
Episode 005: How To Reinvent Yourself and Stand Out With Dorie Clark Wow!  Dorie is an incredible smart, idea machine!  I loved our conversation.  After we stopped recording, we kept talking for another 25 minutes.  Dorie was offering great tips and ideas on how to grow my podcast the entire time.  She is a true giver… She was very complimentary of the podcast and the style and then offered up many guests to come on the show.  This was a fantastic episode… Full of both educational and entertaining content. Named one of the 25 Networking Experts to Watch in 2015 - Forbes Welcome to Episode 005 with branding expert Dorie Clark Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. (Make these live links) The Learning Leader Show “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden  Some Questions I Ask: How important is it to connect with influencers? How did you choose the people you featured in your books? What are the practical ideas regular people can follow so they can come up with their own breakthrough ideas? What are your goals? What specific things can people do to get outside of their comfort zone? "First time author Dorie Clark has hit the ball out of the park with her new book, Reinventing You...this book is a great reminder of how we can be anyone we want to be if we are willing to put in the work."  - Forbes.com In This Episode, You Will Learn: How to combine ideas and disciplines like a Stanford graduate How we all can be like Tim Ferriss How to have a side hustle Specific ways to grow your email list How to think differently about success and failure How to make a book a best seller A time when challenging the established knowledge changed an industry About her time meeting with the great Dr. Robert Cialdini Continue Learning Go to Dorie's Website Read Reinventing You See why over 23,000 people follow Dorie on Twitter: @dorieclark You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How to become a master connector with Jayson Gaignard from MasterMind Talks Episode 002: How to take over and set bigger goals with Chris Brogan Episode 009: The Creative Leader’s Guide to making money by thinking outside of the Box with Jason Zook (SurfrApp) Did you enjoy the podcast? I was very fortunate to have been introduced to Dorie by the great author Noah Fleming (“Evergreen”).  I am incredibly grateful to Noah for making this introduction.  I have developed a great friendship with both Noah and Dorie and I am much better off for it.  This was a very energetic and fun episode for me!  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Bio: Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Her next book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It, was released in April 2015. Clark, a former presidential campaign spokeswoman, is an adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. She has taught marketing and communications at Tufts University, Suffolk University, Emerson College, HEC-Paris, Babson College, the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business, and Smith College Executive Education. She has been named to the Huffington Post’s “100 Must Follow on Twitter” list for 2013 and 2014, and to the #Nifty50 list of top women on Twitter. She was also named one of Inc. magazine’s “100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference,” and recognized in Forbes as one of “25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015.”   Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell    
Episode 023: AJ Hawk – Why Does This Show Exist? What Does The Future Hold? One of the most enjoyable conversations I’ve had doing this podcast.  My brother AJ and I discuss why I am doing this podcast.  AJ has no fear to ask me anything and dives deep into my “Why” and we discuss how this show will progress… From The “About Me” page on www.LearningLeaderShow.com Leaders are learners. The best leaders never stop working to make themselves better. As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s really why the Learning Leader Show exists. To come together to understand the journey successful leaders are on so that we can better understand our own. This Show is full of stories told by world class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we create our own journey. Episode 023: AJ Hawk – Why Does This Show Exist? What Does The Future Hold? Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. The Learning Leader Show “The scientist is not the person who gives the right answers; he’s the one who asks the right questions.” – Claude Levi-Strauss Some Questions AJ Asked Me: How do you do this show? When do you have time? What’s your ultimate goal with the podcast? How do you do it better than others? How do you feel about where podcasts in general are headed? Would you ever charge people to listen to your podcast? (NO) How about doing in person episodes? How do you make sure your podcast doesn’t feel scripted? What is pronoia? In This Episode, You Will Learn: Why I love doing this podcast My goals – Goals already achieved and others I have for the future My thought process on making a great podcast The importance of my preparation for each episode The facts behind the growth (HUGE) of podcasts Why I believe in pronoia and what it means The importance of taking action “There are two types of pain you will go through in life: the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.  Discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.” – Jim Rohn Continue Learning Sign up to receive e-mail updates:  www.LearningLeaderShow.com Follow AJ on Twitter: @OfficialAJHawk Follow me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison Episode 011: Brady Quinn – Why Certain People Are Great Leaders And Why Others Are Not Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? I really enjoyed having this conversation with AJ.  Would you like to see us do it again?  Reach out to us on Twitter (@OfficialAJHawk & @RyanHawk12) Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell   AJ Hawk Bio from Packers.com Ranks No. 1 in franchise history (since 1975) with 1,025 tackles, having surpassed John Anderson (1,020 from 1978-89) for the team mark in the 2013 regular-season finale. Has posted 100-plus tackles in four consecutive seasons (2010-13) and in seven of his eight years in the NFL (2006-08, 2010-13). Has led the team in tackles five times during his career (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012-13), which ties LB Nick Barnett for the franchise record (since 1975). Followed the likes of Lawrence Taylor (1981), Derrick Thomas (1989), Junior Seau (1990) and Willie McGinest (1994) as one of only 29 linebackers drafted in the top five since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.   Played in 51 games at Ohio State with 38 starts, collecting 394 tackles (196 solo), 41 stops for a loss, 15½ sacks, seven INTs, 13 passes broken up, two fumbles recovered and three forced fumbles; also returned both a blocked punt and INT for TDs…A three-year starter (2003-05), he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors each of those seasons…Available for every play during his college career, he started his final 37 contests in consecutive fashion…Earned his degree in criminology.  Given name Aaron James Hawk…Nicknamed “A.J.” by his parents since birth, after legendary Indy car driver A.J. Foyt…From Centerville, Ohio…Married the former Laura Quinn, The couple has a 3-year-old daughter, Lennon Noel, and a 1-year-old son, Hendrix Knight…Brother, Ryan, played QB for the Birmingham Steeldogs of Arena Football and played in college at Ohio University…
Episode 033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer I am always fascinated to learn about how something great gets created… In addition to that, I love to learn about the day to day process on how that same thing continues to be great and improve on a daily basis.  Erik Rydholm shares the details behind how three great TV shows were created and the work it takes on a daily basis in order to continually improve.  This is an incredible episode of The Learning Leader Show.  Erik is extremely intelligent, engaging, and giving.  I love this episode. Erik Rydholm is Executive Producer of Pardon The Interruption (With Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon), Around The Horn, Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable.  Erik has pioneered the growth of PTI as the program has increased ratings and viewership each year since its inception, and it earned the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show. Episode 033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. The Learning Leader Show “Here's my only real management philosophy: I turn the org chart upside-down—it's the responsibility of the boss to set and maintain the foundation from which everyone else in the company builds” Some Questions I Ask: What is one characteristic all successful people share? What is it like to work with two legends? Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon? Will type of disruption is Netflix causing in the television world? Walk us through a pre-show meeting…  What’s the process for creating a show? What are the most impressive aspects of Bill Simmons that we don’t already know? What are some things about you and your work that would surprise us? Which individual leader has had the most influence on you? In This Episode, You Will Learn: Why curiosity is so vitally important in successful leaders About the 10 laugh out loud moments a day he has with Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon Erik’s thoughts on Steve Jobs’ leadership and how he’s different The tools Erik and his team use to create the show and share ideas The importance of a leader setting the foundation The elements that define a quality life  “Leadership is a decision making job” Continue Learning Read This Article by Richard Deitsch about Erik: Erik Rydholm Follow Erik on Twitter: @ErikRydholm You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Erik Rydholm is a thoughtful leader who brought huge value to The Learning leader Show.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell   Bio: Erik Rydholm   Erik Rydholm is Executive Producer of Pardon The Interruption (With Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon), Around The Horn, Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable.  Erik has pioneered the growth of PTI as the program has increased ratings and viewership each year since its inception, and it earned the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Studio Show.
Episode 064: Kevin Lavelle – CEO of Mizzen+Main: Intellectual Curiosity Leads To Growing 500% Kevin Lavelle is an incredibly intelligent leader.  He truly understands the importance of possessing three qualities as a leader: An overwhelming amount of optimism, an intellectual curiosity, and persistence.  We are extremely fortunate to have Kevin share his knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show.  Kevin Lavelle is an American entrepreneur and business executive. He is the founder of Mizzen+Main, a men's clothing brand where he serves as the company's CEO. Kevin was named to the 40 Under 40 list by Dallas Business Journal in 2013. He was also named to Men's Fitness list of Game Changers in 2014.  Investors in the company, which makes its products in the United States, include Zappos founder Tony Hsieh's Vegas Tech Fund and Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell.  They have grown 500% year over year! And most recently, he has partnered with NFL star JJ Watt on an endorsement deal that gives JJ an equity stake in the business.  Episode 064: Kevin Lavelle – CEO of Mizzen+Main: Intellectual Curiosity Leads To Growing 500% Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “I want to build the next great American brand.” – Kevin Lavelle Some Questions I Ask: What are the common characteristics of high achievers? What is unique about Mizzen+Main? How did you initially fund your company? What effect did it have on your brand when you advertised on a podcast? (Tim Ferriss) What do you say to critics who claim you should make your product outside of America? Take us into your pitch meetings… What specifically did it sound like in those meetings? What was it like negotiating with JJ Watt? Why is the name Mizzen+Main?   In This Episode, You Will Learn: The importance of: Optimism, curiosity, & persistence  Pitch meetings (to investors) and the specific verbiage used in them The power of advertising on a podcast Working with JJ Watt Getting started… Specifically starting to sell immediately (prior to quitting day job) Mentors and how they’ve helped The importance of taking a complicated message and making it clear “The best business decision for us is to make our products in America.” – Kevin Lavelle Continue Learning: Go To Kevin’s website: com Read the article Kevin wrote about the power of advertising on a podcast: com/@kevinslavelle Follow Kevin on Twitter: @kevinslavelle You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Shot While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Kevin is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Biography Kevin Lavelle is an American entrepreneur and business executive. He is the founder of Mizzen+Main, a men's clothing brand where he serves as the company's CEO. Kevin was named to the 40 Under 40 list by Dallas Business Journal in 2013. He was also named to Men's Fitness list of Game Changers in 2014.  Investors in the company, which makes its products in the United States, include Zappos founder Tony Hsieh's Vegas Tech Fund and Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell.  And most recently, he has partnered with NFL star JJ Watt on an endorsement deal that gives JJ an equity stake in the business.
Episode 014: Jairek Robbins – How We Can All “Learn It, Live It, Give It” This was one of the most inspirational conversations I’ve had… Jairek has an incredible desire to serve others and it’s evident immediately when speaking with him.  This episode was packed full of great ideas and actionable takeaways to implement immediately. “My goal is to assist people in the process of rapidly achieving their goals so they are able to live the life of their dreams. My hope is that they will eventually pay-it-forward and help those that they care about the most do the same” – Jairek Robbins   Welcome to Episode 014 with Inspirational Speaker, Jairek Robbins   Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.   The Learning Leader Show “Show me your friends, and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden Some Questions I Ask: What do you think of people who view positive psychology with skepticism? What are the specific big moments in your life that shaped who you are? Why do people fail to execute the plan? Is 1 on 1 coaching scalable? What is the best advice you’ve ever received? What is it like growing up on the road at speaking conventions?   In This Episode, You Will Learn: The 3 stages of life and how to understand them to your benefit Why our habits can either inhibit us and help us How to work directly with Jairek How to be open to new experiences Why it’s so important to be yourself What “The Rock,” Kevin Hart, and James Altucher have in common   Continue Learning Go towww.JairekRobbins.com Follow Jairek on Twitter:https://twitter.com/JairekRobbins   You may also like these episodes:   Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison   Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan   Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion   Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts   Did you enjoy the podcast? This episode was absolutely jam packed with great information on a variety of topics. Jairek was incredibly inspirational.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!   Episode edited by the greatJ Scott Donnell   From JairekRobbins.com Oliver Wendell Holmes once said “a mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimensions.” As an innovator, Jairek is applying his own philosophy and living a life of adventure, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship. Whether it’s cage diving with great white sharks, hanging with silverbacks in Rwanda, white water rafting down the Nile, working as a volunteer in underdeveloped regions, or building a powerful enterprise that’s built for results, Jairek does more than talk about it, he stretches the boundaries of traditional thinking and makes it happen  
Episode 052: Bobby Carpenter – Self-Awareness, Tom Brady, & A Career In Politics? I’ve been fortunate to know Bobby for the last 15 years… We met when he was a teammate with my younger brother AJ at Ohio State.  I’ve always know Bobby to be an incredibly interesting person.  He tells it like it is and isn’t afraid to share his true feelings.  During our conversation for this podcast, Bobby didn’t mince words and was not scared to voice his feelings about great leaders as well as people who he disagrees with.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Bobby!  I promise you will learn a lot from listening to it… Bobby Carpenter is a former NFL Linebacker. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft after playing college football at Ohio State. Bobby also played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and New England Patriots.  He currently is the Co-Host of Carpenter & Rothman on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio.  He is a two time graduate of The Ohio State University (undergrad and MBA). Episode 052: Bobby Carpenter – Self-Awareness, Tom Brady, & A Career In Politics? Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio   The Learning Leader Show “World class performers embrace who they are…  They own it.  They are genuine.  They have great self-awareness” – Bobby Carpenter Some Questions I Ask: When have you failed? What did you learn from those failures? What qualities do world class performers all share? You spoke on Fox News with Hannity about politics while you were a current NFL player. What prompted you to do that? Would you consider a career in politics? How can you relate to someone who was raised in a single parent household and wasn’t provided for like you were? What do you think about the “everyone gets a trophy” debate? What are your thoughts on Hillary Clinton? What is your goal-setting process? In This Episode, You Will Learn: The importance of self-awareness Discussion on the James Harrison “participation trophy” debate The current political landscape from Bobby’s perspective Why Bobby went on Fox News as a current player to discuss politics “Bad news doesn’t get better with age” The many different ways to lead “They chose this as their mountain to die on… and they’ve been purely reactionary.  That is not the mark of a great leader.” – In reaction to how Troy Vincent and Roger Goodell have handled the Tom Brady DeflateGate situation. Continue Learning Read more about Bobby: NFL.com Follow Bobby on Twitter @Bcarp3 Listen to Bobby on 97.1 The Fan: Carpenter & Rothman You may also like these episodes: Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This episode was absolutely jam packed with great information on a variety of topics.  I love how open Bobby is.  I can promise we will be recording another episode together at some point.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell   Bio from 971thefan.com   Job Title: Co-Host, Carpenter & Rothman Hometown: Born in Houston; grew up in Lancaster, Ohio College: The Ohio State University Previous Places of Play: Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions Favorite Teams: Reds, Cavs, and Mavs Favorite Sports Quote: “You play to win the game” Herm Edwards Favorite Sports Moment: 2002 OSU National Championship Favorite Video Game: Contra (I’m waiting for the Xbox 360 release) Favorite App: Jumbline
Episode 011: Brady Quinn – Why Certain People Are Great Leaders And Why Others Are Not Wow!  Brady is an open book.  I absolutely loved how open and honest Brady was in our conversation.  He didn’t mince words and was not scared to voice his feelings about great players and coaches as well as bad coaches and teammates.  I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation with Brady!  I promise you will learn a lot from listening to it… Brady Quinn set 36 records at The University of Notre Dame.  Graduating there as one of their greatest football players ever.  Along the likes of Joe Montana, Tony Rice, and Rocket Ismail... He was drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft.  He currently is a game analyst for Fox Sports… The only person doing both collegiate and NFL games. Welcome to Episode 011 with NFL Quarterback and Fox Analyst, Brady Quinn Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio. The Learning Leader Show “Tim Tebow is a great guy, but he wasn’t a good teammate.” – Brady Quinn Some Questions I Ask: When have you failed? What did you learn from those failures? Why do some coaches fail to be decisive?  Is that the difference between great coaches and bad ones? Who is the best leader you’ve ever played for? Why? What has it been like transitioning to a job after playing?  How was Tim Tebow as a teammate? Who would you take with the first pick in the draft this year? What is it like playing QB in the NFL? In This Episode, You Will Learn: Which coaches were great and which ones were terrible (Brady is very honest!) Why Charlie Weis made Brady feel “invincible” That Eric Mangini doesn’t understand Quarterbacks How not playing football can be compared to watching the love of your life with someone else (great quote from Brady) Why Tim Tebow wasn’t a good teammate Why playing Quarterback is like fighting a fire “You can find the intangibles of being a quarterback in almost every profession in the world.  There’s nothing like it.” – Brady Quinn Continue Learning Go to Brady's Website Follow Shane on Twitter @3rd_Goal You may also like these episodes: Episode 003: The Incredibly Interesting Story Of Maurice Clarett And How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison Episode 002: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals With Chris Brogan Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This episode was absolutely jam packed with great information on a variety of topics.  I love how open Brady is.  I can promise we will be recording another episode together at some point.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell   Bio from 3rdandgoalfoundation.org Brady Quinn is an American football quarterback and Fox Sports analyst.  As a collegiate player for Notre Dame, Brady was a two-time team captain and broke 36 school records.  A finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2005 and 2006, he went on to win the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (best college quarterback) and Maxwell Award (best college football player) in his senior season.  With the 22nd pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected Brady.  He has additionally played for the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.  Currently, Brady serves as a studio and game analyst for both NCAA and NFL football.      
Episode 112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes Liz Wessel is a remarkably talented leader… I found her to be extremely interesting and dynamic during this conversation on The Learning Leader Show.  I also admire her guts, will, and determination to create, grow, and sustain her company.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show. Liz Wessel is the CEO of WayUp.  WayUp is the largest online marketplace exclusively for college students and recent grads to find employment.  Their mission is to connect students with awesome opportunities.  Liz and WayUp have since raised $9.1 million in funding. Liz is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who’s had the entrepreneurial bug since birth.  Initially after graduation she took on a leadership role at Google and famously told them on her first day, “Consider this my 2 years notice.”  Liz stayed true to her word and exactly two years after starting at Google, she left to launch her own business. Episode 112: Liz Wessel – Why You Should Cold E-Mail Your Heroes Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “A Learning Leader Is Positively Skeptical” In This Episode, You Will Learn: A positive attitude and being fearless leads to sustained excellence How working for Google in India helped prepare her to lead WayUp How she was able to raise over $9M in funding The decisions she has to make in regards to spending all of that money Why she pushes her employees to cold e-mail their heroes How she manages to only sleep a few hours a night Advice she has for millennials The fear of burn out?  Does she have it? Why not? How reading auto-biographies can help you be more creative A learning leader is positively skeptical  “You Need To Understand What You Love AND What You Don’t Love” Continue Learning: Go To: WayUp.com    Follow Liz on Twitter: @lizwessel Read More About Liz: Cold E-Mail Your Idols To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector W/ Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Liz Wessel on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio – Liz Wessel Liz Wessel is the CEO of WayUp.  WayUp is the largest online marketplace exclusively for college students and recent grads to find employment.  Their mission is to connect students with awesome opportunities.  Liz and WayUp have since raised $9.1 million in funding. Liz is a University of Pennsylvania graduate who’s had the entrepreneurial bug since birth.  Initially after graduation she took on a leadership role at Google and famously told them on her first day, “Consider this my 2 years notice.”  Liz stayed true to her word and exactly two years after starting at Google, she left to launch her own business
Episode 097: Alejandro Chahin – How To Launch (And Sell) A Premium Product This episode is brought to you by Mizzen+Main.  My newest favorite shirts are Mizzen+Main. I work out every day and I enjoy the feel of my workout clothes. These shirts feel exactly like my workout gear does. The 4 way stretch fabric is like no other dress shirt I’ve ever felt before. Originally I purchased one shirt to try them out. When someone told me they would feel like my workout clothes, I didn’t believe them. Then I ordered one… After feeling the shirt and wearing it, I immediately purchased 6 more button down dress shirts and two Henley’s. They are my best looking, best fitting, and certainly the best feeling shirts I’ve ever worn. I promise you will agree after trying one on.  A few Mizzen+Main shirts would make for a great gift for anyone who wears button down shirts.  After you try 1 or 3 out, send me a tweet @RyanHawk12 to let me know your thoughts!  When you go to check out, use the code “ryanhawk” for free overnight shipping or if you want to buy 3 shirts (which is what I do), use the code “ryanhawk3” and you will receive $50 off! Alejandro Chahin is a very interesting and inspiring leader.  He is deeply interested entrepreneurship and serving his customers. I loved getting the opportunity to speak with him while his company is still young and on the verge of exploding.  We are extremely fortunate to have Julie share her knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show.  At age 25, Alejandro Chahin left Honduras to pursue his master’s in business administration at New York University. After graduating, Alejandro wanted to start his own business and founded Mott & Bow Jeans, named after two streets in New York’s West Village, where Chahin lives. Mott & Bow launched in February (2014) with two employees and a $300,000 investment from Intermoda. Episode 097: Alejandro Chahin – How To Launch (And Sell) A Premium Product Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “Be Courageously Simple.” In This Episode, You Will Learn: The characteristics in a premium jean are: Denim Fabric (his is from Turkey), Sewing (His family has been doing it since the 80’s), and the Fit The process of starting… Mistakes made Funding through Kickstarter – How it got funded?  What he could have done better… Earning additional investment ($300K) to cover expenses PR Strategies needed to get the word out The day to day activities of the CEO/Entrepreneur Keys to month over month growth Shark Tank Appearance? The reason the jeans are for men only Mentors – Who? Why? What they provide… Use the code “Learning Leader” and receive 20% off at www.mottandbow.com “Use The Code “Learning Leader” And Receive 20% off” Continue Learning: Go To Alejandro’s website: mottandbow.com Read: "Guys Are Going Crazy For Handmade Jeans" Follow Alejandro on Twitter: @MottandBow You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 085: Jessica Lahey – Why Your Parenting Style Is Wrong Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Alejandro Chahin is a leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio At age 25, Alejandro Chahin left Honduras to pursue his master’s in business administration at New York University. After graduating, Alejandro wanted to start his own business and founded Mott & Bow Jeans, named after two streets in New York’s West Village, where Chahin lives. Mott & Bow launched in February (2014) with two employees and a $300,000 investment from Intermoda.
Episode 114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower Cal Newport is a remarkably intelligent leader… I am a massive fan of his writing and have been following his work for years.  It was a thrill to speak with him directly.  This conversation went deep on many levels.  The importance of doing deep work is something I've written about for The Huffington Post as one of the core qualities of a leader who has sustained excellence over an extended period of time.   Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. On publication, Deep Work became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller, and received praise in the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Guardian. Newport’s previous book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, argues that “follow your passion” is bad advice. Since its publication, it has been selected for several best business books of the year lists, including those by Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEO-Read. Newport’s New York Times op-ed on the book became the paper’s most e-mailed article for over a week. Episode 114: Cal Newport – Deep Work Is Your Superpower Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “The Ability To Do Deep Work Is A Super Power” In This Episode, You Will Learn: A leader who respects how hard everything is leads to sustained excellence We should all study Teddy Roosevelt Why “follow your passion” is bad advice Passion evolves over time… Developing skills through hard work creates passion Deep Work is an activity The ability to do Deep Work is a Super Power How to schedule Deep Work into your day/week/month Why e-mail can be eliminated The power of rituals and routines in order to do deep work Adam Grant and his 4 days of hibernating deep work Why you must claim YOUR time Productive meditation – what is it? And how it benefits you Why Cal is not on any form of social media Learning Leader – Aggressive self-education  “You Don’t Follow Your Passion, Your Passion Follows You” Continue Learning: Go To: CalNewport.com    Read: So Good They Can't Ignore You Read: Deep Work To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector W/ Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Cal Newport on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio From CalNewport.com Cal Newport is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. His most recent book, Deep Work (Grand Central, 2016), argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive. On publication, Deep Work became an instant Wall Street Journal bestseller, and received praise in the New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Guardian. Newport’s previous book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You (Grand Central, 2012), argues that “follow your passion” is bad advice. Since its publication, it has been selected for several best business books of the year lists, including those by Inc. Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and 800-CEO-Read. Newport’s New York Times op-ed on the book became the paper’s most e-mailed article for over a week. Newport is also the author of three books of unconventional advice for students: How to Be a High School Superstar (Random House, 2010), How to Become a Straight-A Student  (Random House, 2006), and How to Win at College (Random House, 2005). The How To student series has sold over well over 150,000 copies since its inception, and Newport has been invited to speak on these topics at some of the country’s top universities, including Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Georgetown and Duke. Between books, Newport explores related ideas on his popular Study Hacks blog.
Episode 117: Tim Urban –  Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk Listen carefully to both the beginning and the end of this conversation.  Tim Urban is one of the most thoughtful leaders that I have ever met.  As a listener I found Tim to be patient and thoughtful in his responses to my questions, sometimes taking a minute or so before his point came across.  Genuinely, I loved that about him.  Be prepared for an incredibly funny, yet insightful conversation on The Learning Leader Show. Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. (Bio from Ted.com) Episode 117: Tim Urban –  Using Procrastination to Perform A Ted Talk & Befriend Elon Musk Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “Life is like a white canvas.  Most people paint in white.  White paint on white canvas.  You don’t even notice them.  The people who paint in different colors make things happen.  They lead.  You notice them.” In This Episode, You Will Learn: Doing something that makes a splash… Changing what others do, continuing to reinvent yourself leads to sustained excellence Seth Godin has a great knack for constantly reinventing himself because he’s always searching and noticing How writing about a number of different topics helps you learn 7 Ways to be insufferable on Facebook The secret (not really) to getting 4,000 people to pay you for your blog content Getting invited to the main TED conference The pain of coming up with a topic for his TED speech The imposter syndrome… Feeling like he didn’t belong with the other TED speakers The process for writing and delivering a world class TED talk How Elon Musk became a fan of Tim’s work Getting a phone call from Elon and discussing how they could work together Humility and confidence are the qualities of great learning leaders The opposite of arrogance… Having an open mind and being humble is the definition of a learning leader  “One of the few things I feel like an expert on is procrastination.” – Tim Urban Continue Learning: Go To: WaitButWhy.com    See Why Over 70,000 People Follow Tim on Twitter: @waitbutwhy Read: The Elon Musk Blog Series To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector W/ Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Tim Urban on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio From Ted.com Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. What others say: With “Wait But Why,” Tim Urban demonstrates that complex and long-form writing can stand out in an online wilderness choked with listicles and clickbait. “Wait But Why has captured a level of reader engagement that even the new-media giants would be envious of.” — FastCompany, 2015
Episode 094: Clayton Morris – What Is Your Freedom Number? A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing This episode is brought to you by Mizzen+Main.  My newest favorite shirts are Mizzen+Main. I work out every day and I enjoy the feel of my workout clothes. These shirts feel exactly like my workout gear does. The 4 way stretch fabric is like no other dress shirt I’ve ever felt before. Originally I purchased one shirt to try them out. When someone told me they would feel like my workout clothes, I didn’t believe them. Then I ordered one… After feeling the shirt and wearing it, I immediately purchased 6 more button down dress shirts and two Henley’s. They are my best looking, best fitting, and certainly the best feeling shirts I’ve ever worn. I promise you will agree after trying one on.  A few Mizzen+Main shirts would make for a great gift for anyone who wears button down shirts.  After you try 1 or 3 out, send me a tweet @RyanHawk12 to let me know your thoughts!  When you go to check out, use the code “ryanhawk” for free overnight shipping or if you want to buy 3 shirts (which is what I do), use the code “ryanhawk3” and you will receive $50 off! Clayton Morris is a dynamic leader who has experienced immense success in multiple life categories.   He is an extremely well prepared and polished TV host on Fox News and he has a very successful real estate investing business. I loved having him on the show.  In fact, I expected to spend the majority of our time speaking about the TV business and his rapid ascent in it.  However, this one took a hard turn towards learning about real estate investing.  It fascinates me.  I loved learning more about this from Clayton. Clayton Morris joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2008 and is the co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend. He also serves as a co-host for "FOX & Friends First." Presented weekdays at 5 AM/ET, the program is an hour-long expansion of "FOX & Friends" and is anchored by a pair of rotating hosts.  He’s also spends a great deal of time helping others learn more about investing in real estate.  He blogs about real estate investing tips at ClaytonMorris.com Episode 094: Clayton Morris – What Is Your Freedom Number? A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “Focus on one thing.  Know when Your power hour is.  What time of the day do you perform your best? Do your most important work at that time.” In This Episode, You Will Learn: Understanding failure and how to bounce back are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success The persistence of Bill O’Reilly and why he continues to be #1 Focusing on one thing and doing that great Steve Jobs and Elon Musk – Is that the model for success? Knowing your “pour hour” – When are you at your best? Having a vision and the power of that vision to drive you GTD – Getting Things Done Charles Duhigg’s The Power Of Habit Turn Key Real Estate Investing How Stand Up Comedy can help all of us Go to www.ClaytonMorris.com/Freedom What is your freedom number?  How to identify it Doing the opposite of what Dave Ramsey recommends and why it works What do you do when your real estate investment goes bad? Read: The Millionaire Real Estate Investor “Buy a million, own a million, cash-flow a million.” Continue Learning: Go To Clayton’s website: ClaytonMorris.com Read: Getting Things Done by David Allen See why over 90,000 people follow Clayton on Twitter: @ClaytonMorris You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 085: Jessica Lahey – Why Your Parenting Style Is Wrong Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Clayton Morris is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio From FoxNews.com and ClaytonMorris.com   Clayton Morris joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 2008 and is the co-host of FOX & Friends Weekend. He also serves as a co-host for "FOX & Friends First." Presented weekdays at 5 AM/ET, the program is an hour-long expansion of "FOX & Friends" and is anchored by a pair of rotating hosts.  He’s also spends a great deal of time helping others learn more about investing in real estate.  He blogs about real estate investing tips at ClaytonMorris.com  
Episode 088: Ryan Holiday – How To Find The Best Mentor & Viewing Obstacles As Opportunities Ryan Holiday is a fascinating thinker.  I appreciate his stories and the manner in which he views the world.  This conversation was entertaining and educational. Ryan is an incredibly interesting person.  During our time together, Ryan talked about stoicism and why he’s fascinated by it as well as you should be willing to work for free (as long as it’s for the right person). Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company.  His most recent book, “The Obstacle Is The Way” is based on the Stoic exercise of framing obstacles as opportunities. The book has sold more than 100,000 copies and was reportedly read by the New England Patriots during their 2014 Super Bowl Victory over the Seattle Seahawks as well as distributed through the locker room of the Seahawks in the following offseason by the team's front office. Episode 088: Ryan Holiday Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio “The best leaders are process oriented… Not results oriented.  They are focused on doing great work more than on acquiring lots of money.” The Learning Leader Show Some Questions I Ask: What are the common characteristics of leaders who have sustained excellence? Why should we be willing to work for free? Why was it the right decision for Amelia Earhart to knowingly be paid less than her male counterparts? What did you learn working for Robert Green? Why don’t you like the title for your first book, “Trust Me, I’m Lying?” How do you “trade up the chain?” What is the proper strategy for your first book? What specific changes have you made to grow your following? What is your process for writing? Define a great learning leader… In This Episode, You Will Learn: The importance on being process oriented rather than results oriented Why working for a fantastic mentor will massively accelerate your success Austin Kleon – “Say yes, until you can afford to say no” Why using a job as a journalist as a great excuse to interview people Stoicism is an ancient Greek school of philosophy. The school taught that virtue, the highest good, is based on knowledge, and that the wise live in harmony with the divine Reason (also identified with Fate and Providence) that governs nature, and are indifferent to the vicissitudes of fortune and to pleasure and pain. A very interesting Amelia Earhart story Why continuous learning is the key to success “An hour of Sheryl Sandberg’s time is hard to quantify.  It is so valuable.” Continue Learning: Go To Ryan’s Website: net Read: The Obstacle Is The Way Follow Ryan on Twitter: @RyanHoliday Read Robert Greene’s: The 48 Laws Of Power You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 034: Jimmy Hatch – Shot While Searching For Bowe Bergdahl And Sky Diving With Gabby Giffords Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts Did you enjoy the podcast? This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Ryan Holiday is a leader who leads an very interesting life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show! Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio From RyanHoliday.net Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company.  His most recent book, “The Obstacle Is The Way” is based on the Stoic exercise of framing obstacles as opportunities. The book has sold more than 100,000 copies and was reportedly read by the New England Patriots during their 2014 Super Bowl Victory over the Seattle Seahawks as well as distributed through the locker room of the Seahawks in the following offseason by the team's front office. His first book, Trust Me I’m Lying—which the Financial Times called an “astonishing, disturbing book”—was a debut bestseller and is taught in colleges around the world. He is the author of two other books and is now published in 16 languages.
Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Simon Sinek is a bucket list type of a guest.  He is a literally hero of mine.  His TED Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s also happens to be one of the most popular TED talks of all time.  I loved learning more about Simon the person… As well as some of his newer views on leadership...  I loved how emotional Simon got at certain points in this conversation… Especially when we discussed how it takes courage for great leaders to step up and make tough decisions.  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show. Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action. He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the subject that became the second most watched talk of all time on TED.com. Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “If You Care To See Others Succeed, That’s Why You Lead” In This Episode, You Will Learn: Having courage to stick to your values leads to sustained excellence Lt. General George Flynn, USMC is a great example to follow Leadership is a choice – Everyone has the capacity to lead If you have a desire to see others succeed, that’s why you lead Why mass layoffs never used to happen and why they do now The great leaders don’t believe in headcounts… They believe in heart counts Unfortunately… Bad leaders don’t have the courage to sacrifice Why Gary Ridge (CEO of WD-40) is a great leader – He puts his people first Learn Simon’s process for learning new things How to be a great public speaker? Only talk about things that you care about and understand Being a learning leader means approaching every day with the curiosity of a little kid  “Leadership is a choice – Everyone has the capacity to lead” Continue Learning: Watch Simon’s Legendary TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action Follow Simon on Twitter: @simonsinek Read: Start With Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action Read: Leaders Eat Last - Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector W/ Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Simon Sinek on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell   Bio From StartWithWhy.com Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist. He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t. Fascinated by the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in their organizations and in the world, those with the capacity to inspire, he has discovered some remarkable patterns about how they think, act and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He has devoted his life to sharing his thinking in order to help other leaders and organizations inspire action. He is best known for popularizing the concept of Why and for the talk he gave on the subject that became the second most watched talk of all time on TED.com.
Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job Chris Guillebeau is an extraordinary leader.  Between his best-selling books and hosting the World Domination Summit every summer, he’s constantly inspiring and empowering others to be creators and leaders.  During this conversation, you’ll get to hear why Chris specifically wanted to come on the show and his personal backstory (It’s incredible).  We had a fascinating conversation on this episode of The Learning Leader Show. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.” Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, “The $100 Startup,” was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, “Born For This” will be released April 5, 2016.  This book is the culmination of years of research on people who’ve found or created their “dream job.” From the outside, it looks like these people have been lucky. But in reality, they’ve followed a process of trial-and-error to get exactly what they want. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects. Episode 111: Chris Guillebeau – How To Create Your Dream Job Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “Never Give Up? That’s Terrible Advice.” In This Episode, You Will Learn: Curiosity and persistence leads to sustained excellence Why some of the greatest achievers in the world have given up at times Why we should all think like a janitor Fulfillment = Success How to build a tribe through creating interesting content The art of non-conformity Build a business on vision and relationships… Not on tactics Receiving life coaching from Jay-Z You Inc. – Build a small empire Why a side hustle is something that everyone should have How to be a DIY Rock Star Why you shouldn’t think like a CEO Being a learning leader means you are actively engaged in learning – positioning yourself as a learner  “Think Like A Janitor… He Knows Everybody” Continue Learning: See why over 140,000 people follow Chris on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Read: Born For This Read: The $100 Startup To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector W/ Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Chris Guillebeau on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell   Bio From ChrisGuillebeau.com During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. Since then he has modeled the proven definition of an entrepreneur: “Someone who will work 24 hours a day for themselves to avoid working one hour a day for someone else.” Chris’s first book, The Art of Non-Conformity, was translated into more than twenty languages. His second book, The $100 Startup, was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, selling more than 300,000 copies worldwide. His latest book, The Happiness of Pursuit, was published in September 2014 and was also a New York Times bestseller. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects.
Episode 151: Kris "Tanto" Paronto - 13 Hours: A Secret Soldier Of Benghazi Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world. Mr. Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members. Michael Bay directed the movie (based on the book) titled "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" Episode 151: Kris "Tanto" Paronto - 13 Hours: A Secret Soldier Of Benghazi Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “I Will Never Ask You To Do Something I wouldn't Do Myself" In This Episode, You Will Learn: Being selfless, of service to others, and sacrificing will help you sustain excellence Humility, strength, and faith have led to Tanto's success and his ability to stay alive "The best leaders continually learn" All of the death he saw in Iraq and other war zones helped prepare him for the Benghazi attacks How accurate the movie "13 Hours" was to what happened in real life How often he still speaks with the other soldiers from that night Did he really wear shorts (like the movie portrays) that night? If so, why? "Rangers are experts at belt fed weapons" Why they were forced to wait 25 minutes at the annex prior to leaving What it was like hearing on the radio, "GRS (his group), where are you? We are going to F'n die" Tanto's thoughts Hillary Clinton's leadership (not good) Why there were forced to sign 2 non-disclosures -- including one at the memorials The amount of money you can make in 9 months as a security contractor What happens when you come home from a job over seas and how it negatively impacts your life How PTSD has impacted him The CIA fired him for telling his story publicly -- telling the truth Tanto and his teammates voted... They all chose to tell the truth -- And it got them fired What it's like to be in the audience for one of Tanto's speeches “Hillary Clinton is a failed leader. This is not a political statement. She is a sociopath." - Kris "Tanto" Paronto Continue Learning: Read: 13 Hours Watch: 13 Hours - The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Follow Tanto on Twitter: @KrisParonto To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL Episode 047: David Marquet - "Turn The Ship Around" Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Kris "Tanto" Paronto on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio From kristantoparonto.com Kris Paronto - “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world. Mr. Paronto was part of the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members. Michael Bay directed the movie (based on the book) titled "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"
Episode 147: Anders Ericsson - What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University.  He studies expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms through extended deliberate practice.  He has edited “Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” (2006) and “The Development of Professional Expertise” (2009). In the book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell based his “10,000 hour rule” on Ericsson and colleagues’s research on musicians. His latest book is titled, "PEAK, Secrets From The New Science of Expertise." Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill. Ericsson’s findings have been lauded and debated, but never properly explained. So the idea of expertise still intimidates us — we believe we need innate talent to excel, or think excelling seems prohibitively difficult.  Peak belies both of these notions, proving that almost all of us have the seeds of excellence within us — it’s just a question of nurturing them by reducing expertise to a discrete series of attainable practices. Peak offers invaluable, often counter-intuitive, advice on setting goals, getting feedback, identifying patterns, and motivating yourself.  Whether you want to stand out at work, or help your kid achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to master nearly anything. Episode 147: Anders Ericsson - What Malcolm Gladwell Got Wrong About The 10,000 Hour Rule Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “Deliberate or purposeful practice involves practicing alongside a great coach or teacher." In This Episode, You Will Learn: Being really thoughtful and deliberately thinking of ways to get better help you sustain excellence Why it's so important to develop daily habits -- Being aware of the tradeoffs -- Using time wisely The impact of Nobel Prize winner, Herbert Simon -- Anders worked with him for 3 years Impressive listening skills -- How developing your ability to listen will dramatically improve your life He has not found any evidence that shows that people are born successful -- It's learned What does it take to be successful? What exactly Malcolm Gladwell got wrong about the "10,000 Hour" rule It's not just engaging in the domain -- There must be purposeful practice with a coach Always operate on the boundary of what you can and can't do. Why Anders and Malcolm Gladwell do not talk Nature vs. Nurture debate - Family culture and interactions -- How they impact your life A study of quarterbacks and their family backgrounds How do you measure deliberate practice? Creating the gap -- Where you are and where you want to be Keynote speech - Think, Feel, Act -- We want to cover all three and most importantly change how you act The Four Step Process Specific Goal Set Intense Focus Immediate Feedback Frequent Discomfort “Always operate on the boundary of what you can and can't do." Continue Learning: Read: Peak - The New Secrets of Success Read: How To Become an Expert at Anything To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 082: Dan Pink – The Science of Motivation, Legendary Writer & Ted Talk Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Anders Ericsson on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell Bio From Amazon.com ANDERS ERICSSON, PhD, is Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University.  He studies expert performance in domains, such as music, chess, medicine, and sports, and how expert performers attain their superior performance by acquiring complex cognitive mechanisms through extended deliberate practice.  He has edited “Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance” (2006) and “The Development of Professional Expertise” (2009). In the book Outliers Malcolm Gladwell based his “10,000 hour rule” on Ericsson and colleagues’s research on musicians. His latest book is titled, "PEAK, Secrets From The New Science of Expertise." Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak condenses three decades of original research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring a skill. Ericsson’s findings have been lauded and debated, but never properly explained. So the idea of expertise still intimidates us — we believe we need innate talent to excel, or think excelling seems prohibitively difficult.  Peak belies both of these notions, proving that almost all of us have the seeds of excellence within us — it’s just a question of nurturing them by reducing expertise to a discrete series of attainable practices. Peak offers invaluable, often counterintuitive, advice on setting goals, getting feedback, identifying patterns, and motivating yourself.  Whether you want to stand out at work, or help your kid achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to master nearly anything.
Episode 159: Henry Ward & Josh Merrill - CEO of eShares: How To Hire, Manage, & Lead Henry Ward is the CEO of eShares. Josh Merrill leads product and Marketing at eShares Hiring Principles: Hiring means we failed to execute and need help Startup employee effectiveness follows a power law False Positives are okay, False Negatives are not Culture is defined by who we hire Hiring Heuristics: Hire for Strength vs Lack of Weakness Hire for Trajectory vs Experience Hire Doers vs Tellers Hire Learners vs Experts Hire Different vs Similar Always pass on ego Episode 159: Henry Ward & Josh Merrill - CEO of eShares: How To Hire, Manage, & Lead Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “The success of a company is the sum of the people in it." In This Episode, You Will Learn: Patience, long term thinking, and understanding that your success will be determined by the people you surround yourself with will lead to sustained excellence Product focused and understanding "The Artist's Dilemma" The best produce it for themselves How eShares was created Why their partnership works so well What Josh feels Henry doesn't do well (Interesting moment!) Why don't more companies publicly share what they believe in? eShares hiring process Why you shouldn't hire someone because they are a "culture fit" Why you shouldn't have performance plans -- Once you've deemed the person is not working, then fire them immediately Hiring for trajectory vs. experience How it's similar to the LA Rams drafting Jared Goff with their #1 pick... Being patient to develop him How should you grade employees? Don't... Teach them to grade themselves. Don't give people a number grade -- "How am I doing?" "You're doing a 2." How to fire someone: Give sincere explanation for why Don't make it one-sided Help them with what's next Be intrigued about what you do -- "eShares is a learning experience for me. I'm doing things I've never done before" “False positives are okay. False negatives are not." Continue Learning: Read his Henry's posts on Medium: medium.com/@henrysward To Follow Henry on Twitter: @henrysward To Follow Josh on Twitter: @josh_io To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL Episode 047: David Marquet - "Turn The Ship Around" Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Henry Ward and Josh Merrill on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell The Learning Leader Show is supported by Daor Design - Daor Design will help you build your brand like nobody’s business. Most of their work falls into one of four categories: Logo Design, Print Design, Web Design or Digital Marketing. They pride themselves in being a trusted, valued resource for their growing family of clients.
Episode 160: Liz Wiseman - Why Lack Of Experience Is Your Advantage Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Disney, eBay/PayPal, Facebook, GAP, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Roche, Salesforce.com, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world and recipient of the 2016 ATD Champion of Talent Award. She is the author of three best-selling books: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review and Fortune and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Time magazines. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, and Stanford University. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. During her tenure at Oracle, she led several major global initiatives and has worked and traveled in over 40 countries. Liz holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University. Liz lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband and four children who share her over-active curiosity and sense of adventure. (Bio from thewisemangroup.com) (Picture from thinkers50.com) Episode 160: Liz Wiseman - Why Lack Of Experience Is Your Advantage Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show “The leaders job is to pull out the greatness around them." In This Episode, You Will Learn: Having an outward orientation and thinking beyond yourself will lead to sustained excellence Liz describes a "genius vs a genius maker" "The leaders job is to pull out greatness around them. They are past themselves." Larry Ellison is a prime example of a leader who pulls out the greatness in others How to earn the trust of the CEO Why learning beats knowing Only 15% of what we know today will be relevant 5 years from now Why lack of experience is your advantage Career advice to younger workers: "Don't try to replicate someone else. Don't be a "Steve Jobs wannabe" -- Be yourself Managers need to understand the value of rookies The disciplines of a "multiplier vs a diminsher" Signs you've reached a plateau in your career: Things are running smoothly You have "ready answers" You're getting positive feedback all the time You're the mentor You're busy but bored You start to play it safe Diminisher = Energy killer, puts a blanket on new ideas Multiplier = They use their own intelligence to amplify and help others grow and succeed A Diminsher is A trophy collector... Treats talented employees like trophies (until they leave) A tyrant... A creator of stress A "know it all" A Multiplier is A talent magnet... People grow around multipliers and other great leaders flow to them A liberator... They give space A challenger... They invite people to do hard things. They get comfortable inviting others to be uncomfortable. They create a warm environment. Someone who creates a safe environment for intellectual curiosity and creates stretch “Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else." - Sara Blakely Continue Learning: Read: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing In The New Game Of Work Read: Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter To Follow Henry on Twitter: @LizWiseman To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 You may also like these episodes: Episode 078: Kat Cole – From Hooters Waitress To President of Cinnabon Episode 071: Nate Boyer - Green Beret, Texas Football, The NFL Episode 047: David Marquet - "Turn The Ship Around" Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why Did you enjoy the podcast? If you enjoyed hearing Liz Wiseman on the show, please don’t hesitate to send me a note on Twitter or email me. Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell The Learning Leader Show is supported by Daor Design - Daor Design will help you build your brand like nobody’s business. Most of their work falls into one of four categories: Logo Design, Print Design, Web Design or Digital Marketing. They pride themselves in being a trusted, valued resource for their growing family of clients.
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk Episode #338: Jason Fried Full show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com Text LEARNERS to 44222 to learn more Jason Fried is the founder & CEO at Basecamp. He's the co-author of Getting Real, Remote, REWORK, and It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work.  Basecamp is a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary. Their blog, Signal vs. Noise, is read by over 100,000 people every day. Jason believes there's real value and beauty in the basics. Elegance, respect for people's desire to simply get stuff done, and honest ease of use are the hallmarks of Basecamp products. Notes: Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: Willingness/ability to know what's the work worth doing The skill to discern what's important How to develop that skill? Must become a good auditor of your time.  Practice.  Look back on what you've done.  Analyze what you do? Discern what's worth it. Remote work: Basecamp has 56 employees in 30 cities around the world... Why remote? "You don't want the best people, you want the right people."  The odds of all the right people living near your headquarters is small. The business started in Chicago with three people. They hired DHH to be their first programmer.  He lived in Denmark.  Then they hired someone in Utah.  "It just worked.  We didn't worry about where, just wanted to find the right people." Jason never writes a business plan -- No 1, 3, or 5 year plan.  They work in six week project increments. Why? "Planning is simply guessing.  Setting your course over a guess doesn't seem like a good idea.  We have an idea of where we're headed, but we work in six week chunks." What Jason learned from Jeff Bezos:  "People who were right often changed their minds." --> Be willing to change your mind when better evidence presents itself. The "anti-goal" mindset: "(Financial) Goals are made up. There's nothing about them that's true.  They are guesses... Made up numbers." "Asking if I hit the goal is the wrong question.  Asking if I enjoyed the run is the better question." "One of the problems with setting goals is you are a different person when you set them than when they need to be met."  You grow, evolve, and change. "Too many companies focus on numbers instead of their customers." --> That is because they have number based goals to hit.  It can ruin the customer experience (Jason had a terrible experience trying to cancel his satellite radio service) Qualities Jason looks for when making hiring decisions: Communicate clearly - "You must be a great writer."  Much of their communication is done in writing.  "We look at the cover letter first.  That must be good.  If that's not well written, then we do not look at the resume." Quality of character - "You must be a good person.  We hire people that we want to be with.  No ego.  We like to hire people that use "we" and "us" instead of "I" Must be able to give and take feedback - Need to be coachable.  "For designers, we give them a project to do in the interview process and then we provide them feedback.  If they can't handle it, we will not hire them." Transition from individual contributor to leader... How to do it well? "It is REALLY hard. Very few people are born being good managers." "Come to terms that you can no longer do everything." Advice Jason got from Tobi (CEO of Shopify) - "As the CEO, you are working on longer term strategic initiatives.  You don't get to feel the day-to-day progress that people lower in the organization feel."  Need to get comfortable with that. Some of the benefits at Basecamp: Fully paid vacation every year for all employees ($5K), 3 day weekends all summer, $1K/year in continuing education outside of your job, $100/month for a massage, $100/month gym membership, $2K/year charity match, paid in the top 10% of your salary range as if you lived in San Francisco (even though no employees live in San Francisco) Why do it? "It's the right thing to do.  I wanted to start a business that I wanted to work at.  We're a company that cares about service." "People are not the place to save money.  They are the place to spend money." "Give people their time.  A contiguous block of time every day to do their work."  Don't muddle it up with meetings in the middle of that time. "I'll work hard now so I can relax later" is not the optimal way to live.  Create the habits now to enjoy it as you go.  "Later" is where intentions go to die.  "When calm starts early, calm becomes the habit."
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk Episode #336: Neil Pasricha: How To Build Resilience & Live An Intentional Life Full Show notes can be found at www.LearningLeader.com How To Build Resilience & Live An Intentional Life NEIL PASRICHA is the the author of six books including: The Book of Awesome, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on his 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Happiness Equation, originally written as a 300-page love letter to his unborn son on how to live a happy life, Awesome Is Everywhere, an interactive introduction to guided meditation for children, and How To Get Back Up, a memoir of failure and resilience released as an Audible Original. His latest book is called You Are Awesome. His books are New York Times and #1 international bestsellers and have sold millions of copies across dozens of languages.  His first TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time. Notes: Commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence: They read a lot They unplug regularly - "the genesis for all my best ideas." "Create untouchable time" for yourself The CEO of Wal-Mart -- How did he create this time? He's the CEO BECAUSE he always made this part of his way of operating. Neil worked in a senior level corporate role for Wal-Mart for 10 years His side hustle was writing and speaking He didn't quit his job until he had successfully built his side hustle for eight years! Ask yourself two questions: Which of these two decisions will I regret not doing more on your death bed? What will you do if it fails? The farmer with one horse fable: A farmer had only one horse. One day, his horse ran away. His neighbors said,“I’m so sorry. This is such bad news. You must be so upset.” The man just said,“We’ll see.” A few days later, his horse came back with twenty wild horses following. The man and his son corralled all twenty-one horses. His neighbors said, “Congratulations! This is such good news.You must be so happy!” The man just said,“We’ll see.” One of the wild horses kicked the man’s only son, breaking both his legs. His neighbors said,“I’m so sorry.This is such bad news. You must be so upset.” The man just said,“We’ll see.” The country went to war, and every able-bodied young man was drafted to fight. The war was terrible and killed every young man, but the farmer’s son was spared since his broken legs prevented him from being drafted. His neighbors said, “Congratulations! This is such good news.You must be so happy!” The man just said, “We’ll see . . .” What is up with this crazy farmer, right? Well, what’s up with this crazy farmer is that he has truly developed resilience. He has built up his resilience. He is resilient! He’s steady, he’s ready, and whatever the future brings, we all know he’s going to stare it straight in the face with eyes that scream,“Bring it on.” The farmer has come to understand that every skyrocketing pleasure or stomach-churning defeat defines not who he is but simply where he is. What do most commencement speeches get wrong? Do what you love only if you're willing to accept the pain to continue doing it... The grind.  A lot of small losses add up.  Can you handle the pain that you will need to endure to do what you love? Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond? Yes.  Academic research shows it benefits you even up to 10 years after you leave the pond... Don't but the $5m condo in NYC.  Continue to find places where you can purposefully win. Rig the game to win. "Different is better than better." Add a dot-dot-dot... Neil's mom: "I always just added the word yet to everything..."  It's not a NO, it's a "not yet." You have to just "keep going." The two minute morning routine that takes the worry out of waking up: In your journal write three things: I will let go of... I am grateful for... I will focus on... Neil's goal setting: Set the lowest possible goals.  Set goals that you will hit. "Extrinsic goals don't work."   Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk We are hosting a workshop on developing YOUR personal excellence as a leader.  For details and availability, go to RyanHawk.me  #267: Louie Anderson - How To Crush It on Stage From One Of The Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time Show Notes: Louie's approach to stand up comedy -- It appears as if he is just "riffing off the cuff," however it is highly structured and prepared The pain of growing up with an alcoholic dad and how that fueled him as a professional This helps him pull from any of it at anytimeCreating a catalog of material It takes years to develop "I'm in complete control."  That gives Louie the ability to handle a heckler in the crowd or go with a comment and tell an additional joke Going on Johnny Carson or Conan "They don't step on your lines, but they are prepared for where the conversation is going to go." "Just like you, I've worked hard to create freedom with my work."  Sustaining excellence: "Be who you are" Ask yourself, "Does this mean something to you?  If it doesn't mean something to you, why would it mean anything to someone else?" Confidence Nervous before a performance? "It depends on the event and how much importance I put on it." -- Saturday Night Live was a nerve racking experience Advice to keynote speakers? Be prepared Know your message Surprise the audience Piggy back on a great introduction -- Listen to the room prior to your time on stage "I'm always tilling the ground for comedy bits." Storytelling: "Tell them something they don't know.  Humanize the story.  Give a piece of yourself.  Don't lecture." How did he get his start as a comedian? "A dare.  I was a social worker and went up on stage for an open mic night and it went great." "I volunteered to be the emcee for experience." "Don't be afraid of trying new things" The importance of "getting the reps:" "I did seven nights a week, four shows per night.  I was creating who I was." "We don't see all the work that goes into being great on stage.  It takes years and years of work." "You need good friends who will tell you the truth." His mom's best advice: "Be nice to people.  You never know what they're going through." Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document" Social Media: Follow Louie on Twitter: @LouieAnderson Read: Hey Mom Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12
Jason Van Camp is what Malcolm Gladwell would refer to as an Outlier; an exceptional person who is successful not just because of his personal accomplishments but his will to win and unique ability and willingness to unlock the potential of others. A decorated Green Beret, world traveler, and loyal friend, Jason has mastered the art of storytelling that reflect many of his own life adventures.  Jason is honored to be the Founder and Chairman of Mission 6 Zero.   Jason was born in Washington D.C. and raised across the Potomac River in Springfield, Virginia. In 1995, Jason was accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. While at West Point, Jason played Linebacker for the Army Black Knights football team, served a two year LDS-Mormon mission to Russia, and, upon graduation, won the prestigious General Loeffke Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages. After graduating from West Point, Jason volunteered to attend U.S. Army Ranger School in Fort Benning, GA where he earned his Ranger tab (2002). Jason then began a one year tour to Korea serving a few miles from the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) between South and North Korea.  Immediately after serving in Korea, Jason was deployed with the 101st Airborne Division in the invasion of Iraq (2003). In 2006, Jason won the coveted Green Beret and began serving as a Detachment Commander with 10th Special Forces Group in Fort Carson, Colorado.  As a Detachment Commander, Jason led his team on close to 300 combat missions to kill/capture high value targets as well as created and commanded one of the largest Foreign Internal Defense Force in U.S. history, training nearly 4000 Iraqi and Kurdish soldiers in hand to hand combat, raid and patrolling techniques, unconventional warfare and personal security detail tactics as well as deploying these forces on the battlefield.  During his 14 years in the U.S. Army, Jason has won numerous awards, notably the Bronze Star with V device for Valor as well as two additional Bronze Stars during numerous combat rotations as a Special Forces Detachment Commander in the Middle East and Africa. In 2013, Jason earned his MBA from Brigham Young University and it was there that he developed a passion for entrepreneurship. Jason believes in servant leadership, the art of determination, and the power of storytelling. This philosophy has served him well in his life and has made him an experienced speaker and proponent of Mission 6 Zero’s six-domained Total Warrior Intelligence model. Jason is passionate about his experiences and his stories resonate with any audience; students, athletes, businesspersons that wants to be “passionate about passion.” Episode 186: Jason Van Camp - Green Beret: 300 Kill/Capture Combat Missions - Comfort In The Uncomfortable Subscribe on iTunes  or Stitcher Radio The Learning Leader Show "Repetition is the mother of learning." In This Episode, You Will Learn: Common themes to sustain excellence: Understand the importance of simplicity They know who they are High level of self-awareness The process for Army Special Forces Selection The situational awareness training done in the military -- how that helped Jason You must understand why you made the decision you made -- Must be thoughtful Graduating from West Point -- Progressing to Special Forces (why did he do this?) What life is like as a football player at West Point Becoming a Ranger and taking the next step to become a Green Beret 3 Deployments to Iraq - actions taken and what was learned Leading 300 Kill/Capture combat missions Being promoted within the military Speaking with Nate Boyer -- "The difference between the success last year and the failure this year is Leadership" Securing the very first Consultant deal with his new company with the New York Jets for $60,000 The strategy to create a meaningful leadership training session with an NFL team "After 5 seconds on stage, you better have something to say" Keys to earning laughs from the audience Absolute confidence Handling bad situations Gather information from people in the audience before your speech Use names/examples of people in the crowd Ask for hecklers (be careful with this and make sure you've planned well) 7 Ways to get comfortable with being uncomfortable Start Don't quit Push yourself past your comfort zone Embrace the suck Be around like minded people Recognize your improvements  Rinse. Repeat The Thayer method of learning employed at West Point Continue Learning: Go to Jason's website: mission6zero.com Read: How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (According to a Green Beret) Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12 The Learning Leader Show is supported by FreshBooks: FreshBooks is offering a 30 day, unrestricted free trial to my listeners. To claim it, just go to FreshBooks.com/Learning and enter LEARNING LEADER in the “How Did You Hear About Us?” section.
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk Episode #272: Scott Galloway - The Algebra of Happiness The Learning Leader Show "Steve Jobs is the most famous deadbeat dad.  We should worship character and kindness." -- Scott Galloway Show Notes: Commonalities of sustaining excellence: They are demonstrably great at multiple specialty areas They have grit -- a willingness to roll up their sleeves.  And work a lot. They hold people accountable -- "If they don't perform, show them the door. Strategic firing." They have empathy - They understand other people and what they want to achieve Scott explains why he's a builder and a teacher He's an NYU professor.  He also has started and ran three successful businesses at the same time.  This allows him to give practical, real life, advice to his students The best method for learning is teaching -- "It forces you to really know what you believe." "You have to prepare, have themes, support them with research.  You have to bring it." His viral videos -- "I try to behave as if nobody is watching... I need to be real and myself." Why he said, "Mark Zuckerberg is Putin's bitch." "Steve Jobs is the most famous deadbeat Dad.  We should worship character and kindness." The power of saying "exactly what you think." "You're smart to be afraid when you're younger." Scott Galloway's Career Advice: 1) Get certified. Get your degree. College grades make 2X that of those who don’t graduate. 2) Be remarkable (“So good they can’t ignore you”). What two attributes can you bring together that make you unique (the artist who knows how to use excel). 3) Invest in variance - find the 6-8 things that are most important to your firm. Become in expert in a couple of them (Be a great public speaker, great writer) 4) Get to a city (Allen Gannett agrees) 5) Boring is sexy 6) Delay gratification - Power of compound interest. Invest in something that will pay off 7) Demonstrate strength and grit. Exercise everyday. Be stronger 8) Don’t follow your passion - be passionate about being great at something. 9) Ignore the myth of balance. He has balance now because he worked like crazy for 20 years. 10) Build credibility. Advice I received from my Dad when I first became a manager -- "You can't just be an inspiration guy. You need to understand the numbers, the business side, too." The best managers "move their chair next to the person their leading and have a real conversation with them." The myth of balance: "If you want to be a top 1% earner, then you won't have balance.  I don't know anyone who's able to do that who doesn't work their ass off." Did the money bring happiness?  "Yes, but also a divorce.  Money is a means to an end." The Harvard happiness study: "Happiness is love full stop." -- "Love who you are, who you're with... Love WHAT you do and who you do it with." Sweating vs watching:  "You should spend more time sweating than watching other people sweat.  High performers are physically fit.  Work out." "The only youth serum is exercise." "When it gets real, I want to be able to run fast or kill them all.  Working out gives me the confidence to do that." Things vs Experiences: "We overestimate the happiness things will bring us.  We underestimate the happiness experiences bring us." The Four: The hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Google = God.  Knows more about you than anything else Facebook = Love Amazon = Consumption Apple = Signals your worth. Sex. Why joining The Learning Leader Circle is a good idea Use the "Get To Know You Document" Social Media: See why over 91,000 people follow Scott on Twitter: @profgalloway Read: The Four Connect with me on LinkedIn Join our Facebook Group: The Learning Leader Community To Follow Me on Twitter: @RyanHawk12  
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