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The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.” That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, 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 each create our own journeys.
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Apr 29, 2015

Episode 008: How To Create Passive Income With Pat Flynn

This episode was a very special one to me.  Pat is one of my podcasting heroes.  I read his blog, Smart Passive Income and I listen to his award winning podcast all the time.  He is incredibly smart and so giving of his time.  He even broke out his signature beat boxing during our conversation!  There is so much great content in this episode.  I’m excited for YOU, the listener to learn more from Pat.

“If you’re comfortable, there might be a problem.” – Pat Flynn 

 

Welcome to Episode 008 with the creator of Smart Passive Income Pat Flynn

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The Learning Leader Show

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden 

Some Questions I Ask:

  •      What specific things can people do to get outside of that zone?
  •       You share your monthly income report… This is very transparent and interesting.  What made you start sharing this?  
  •      What is the book that has had the biggest influence on your life?
  • At what specific moment did you know you had created something meaningful?
  • Why don’t you do paid consulting?

“Have a plan, work the plan, plan for the unexpected.” -  Terry Hoeppner

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why he gets 80K downloads per episode!  Wow.
  • About a time when he gave the most incredible “No Thank You” ever
  • How he’s become resilient and how you can too
  • The importance of loyalty to others
  • That Pat is a phenomenal beat boxer… He performs during this episode
  • Why he has a specific morning routine and his use of The 5 Minute Journal
  • The best advice he’s ever received

Continue Learning:

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 003: The incredibly interesting story of Maurice Clarett and how he built a 6 figure income after spending 4 years in prison
  • Episode 007: How to be more charismatic with Jordan Harbinger from The Art Of Charm.  Also… Why Jordan completely disagrees with Howard Stern
  • 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?

As I said before, I absolutely cherished the time I had to speak with Pat.  He has been my podcasting hero for some time now and one of the inspirations behind me doing this.  I love the content he provided for all of you!  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Bio:

In Pat’s words (from his website ) “I used to have a 9 to 5 job, which I really did enjoy. I was working as a Job Captain in an architecture firm and loving the line of work I was in. I had no plans to leave, but unfortunately there are some things you cannot control (like the economy) and so, in 2008 I was laid off.

Getting laid off is a weird feeling. One day you think everything is fine and for whatever reason the next day you don’t really know what you’re supposed to do anymore.

Instead of feeling bad about it, I immediately decided to work for myself from home. It turns out that getting laid off was the best thing that ever happened to me. Without my 9 to 5 job holding me back, I’ve since been able to earn more money and work less (with more flexible) hours – which in the end allows me to be home and spend time with my family.”

 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

 

Apr 27, 2015

Episode 007: How To Be More Charismatic With Jordan Harbinger From The Art Of Charm.  Also… Why Jordan Completely Disagrees With Howard Stern

I was fortunate enough to have John Corcoran introduce me to Jordan (Thank You John).  Jordan was extremely kind, honest, and open with me about all ways to better yourself as a person.  We spoke for a great deal of time before and after recording and Jordan was the exact same guy on the show as he was off (that is not always the case with people).  He has a massive following… Earning 1.3 million downloads per month with his podcast The Art of Charm.  It is one of my favorites.

“Don’t follow your passion, bring it along with you – Jordan Harbinger 

Welcome to Episode 007 with Jordan Harbinger from The Art of Charm

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The Learning Leader Show

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden (Make this tweetable)

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What makes a great friend?
  • How can someone improve their body language immediately?
  • What specific things have you learned from guests on your show?
  • What do you think of Howard Stern’s comments that podcasting is for losers?
  • What did you learn from your mentors?
  • What type of responsibility do you feel for your fans?
  • Describe your week long boot camp…

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why he completely disagrees with Howard Stern
  • An instant body language drill that will help you
  • Specific ways to leap outside of your comfort zone
  • Tucker Max and law school
  • How to make a great first impression
  • What goes on at The Art of Charm boot camps
  • How to manage tension in friendships

Continue Learning

  • Go to Jordan's website: www.TheArtOfCharm.com
  • Read "How To Win Friends and Influence People"
  • Follow Jordan on Twitter: @TheArtOfCharm 

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 009: The Creative Leader’s Guide to making money by thinking outside of the Box with Jason Zook (SurfrApp)

Did you enjoy the podcast?

Again, I was fortunate enough to have John Corcoran introduce me to Jordan.  I felt this conversation was extremely refreshing.  Jordan is incredibly honest and has no fear to voice his opinion.  His fans love him because he’s honest and he tells it like it is.  He also provides fantastic, useful content on a daily basis..  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Bio:

From Jordan - “A core principle of my own life, and upon which this company was founded, is that one should leave everything and everyone better than they were before we met.  By bringing positivity and abundance to others, you can’t go wrong.” 

 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

Apr 24, 2015

Episode 006: Hal Elrod Tells You How To Be Insanely Productive Before 8:00 AM

Wow! Hal is an absolute ball of energy.  He kept me on my toes this entire conversation.  Even after we stopped recording, Hal kept offering up great advice on how to improve my life as well as my podcast.  He is an incredibly giving person.  This episode was one of my favorites because I truly felt inspired throughout.  Hal is honest, open, and direct with his message.  It is fantastic and can be put into practice TODAY!

“This might sound funny, but my number 1 goal is for you to like me.”      - Hal Elrod.

 

Welcome to Episode 006 with the author of “The Miracle Morning,” Hal Elrod

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The Learning Leader Show

“Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – John Wooden 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why do many people grasp the ideas you articulate intellectually and yet fail to implement them in a meaningful way?
  • How do you so effectively use story telling in your presentations?
  • Share with me your sales process… Let’s hear it.
  • How did you break the Cutco record within your first 10 days on the job?
  • What is your specific morning routine?
  • What negative self-talk have you had to overcome?
  • Do you operate out of a sense of obligation to anything or anyone?

“If you live your life like 95% of the people out there, you’ll get what they get.”  - Hal Elrod.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The essence of the Miracle Morning
  • The importance and the art of storytelling
  • How utilizing the 6 Life Savers will positively impact your life
  • How to deal with self-doubt
  • How to start every day at a level 10
  • The Power of Accountability
  • How he sold 50,000 books
  • How to execute on your plan
  • The thought process we have surrounding dreaming big

Continue Learning

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 003: The incredibly interesting story of Maurice Clarett and how he built a 6 figure income after spending 4 years in prison

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?

As I said before, Hal is an incredibly giving person. He is an absolute professional and is a phenomenal leader.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

 

Bio:


Hal Elrod is a #1 bestselling author, international Keynote Speaker, hall of fame business achiever, one of America’s top Success Coaches, national champion Sales Manager, record-breaking Sales Rep, ultra-marathon runner, grateful husband & proud father.

Known as “Yo Pal Hal” since hosting his first radio show at age 15, his greatest triumph came at age 20 after he was hit head on by a drunk driver and found dead at the scene…

Despite being clinically dead for six minutes, in a coma for six days, breaking 11 bones and being told he may never walk again, Hal defied the logic of doctors and the temptations to be a victim, and he bounced back to prove that ALL of us are capable of overcoming extraordinary adversity to create extraordinary results in our personal and professional lives. 

Hal has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows across the country, and he’s been featured in numerous books, including The Education of Millionaires, the all-time bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Cutting Edge Sales, The 800-Pound Gorilla of Sales, Releasing the Chains, Living College Life In the Front Row, andThe Author’s Guide To Building An Online Platform, to name a few.

His #1 bestselling book, The Miracle Morning and his highly acclaimed #6 bestseller, Taking Life Head On!are two of the most acclaimed books on Amazon with a combined 120+ 5-star reviews.

 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

 

Apr 22, 2015

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

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 ReviewForbes, 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

 

 

Apr 19, 2015

Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Todd Wagner is one of the reasons I started this podcast.  I wished I had recorded the original conversation I had with Todd last year.  Fortunately, he was willing to come on and share so much of his incredible story with us all here on The Learning Leader Show.  Todd is an amazing person.  One of the nicest, most humble people I’ve ever met… You would think that someone who became a billionaire based purely on their own hard work would have an ego… That is not the case with Todd.  He is such a giving person.  I feel very fortunately to now call him a friend.

“You’re either going to buy us or you’re going to have to compete with us.” – Todd Wagner negotiating with executives at Yahoo!

Welcome to Episode 004 with the CEO of Chideo and former CEO of Broadcast.com, Todd Wagner

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 was it like negotiating with Yahoo!?
  • What was it like when you became a billionaire after the sale to Yahoo!?
  • Describe to us what it’s like to work with Mark Cuban
  • Why is the sales process important?
  • Why did you start Chideo?
  • What specific things can people do to get outside of their comfort zone?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • The two questions he asks every entrepreneur he meets
  • What it was like to pitch “Chideo” to President Bill Clinton
  • Specifics behind leaping outside of your comfort zone and the importance of it
  • The importance of loyalty to others
  • What it’s like to work with Mark Cuban
  • His original goals when he was growing his business
  • How he and his Broadcast.com team celebrated
  • How he is working on balance in his life (but it’s hard)
  • Much, much more

“Mark is a brother to me.” – Todd Wagner describing his relationship with Mark Cuban

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How to become a master connector with Jayson Gaignard from MasterMind Talks

Episode 003: How to take over and set bigger goals with Chris Brogan

Episode 003: The incredibly interesting story of Maurice Clarett and how he built a 6 figure income after spending 4 years in prison

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?

Having the ability to record with Todd was incredibly special to me.  I am very fortunate to have met him and learned so much from him.  I loved this episode.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Bio:

In 1995, Todd joined fellow Indiana alumnus Mark Cuban to launch AudioNet, which broadcast live sporting events and radio stations over the Internet.  As CEO of AudioNet, Todd grew the company to employ some 300 people and expanded its offerings to include corporate events and business services.  In 1998, the company’s name was changed to Broadcast.com, and under the stewardship of Wagner and Cuban, went public.  The Broadcast.com IPO set an opening-day record, with shares climbing 249% from an offering price of $18 to closing price of $62.75.  In 1999, Broadcast.com was sold to Yahoo! For $5.7 billion.  Wagner continued to lead the business as a division of Yahoo! Until May 2000, when he declined an offer to become Yahoo!’s Chief Operating Officer to focus on other interests.

Todd has since created Chideo with the goal of raising hundreds of millions of dollars for charities.  It is an interactive broadcast network featuring exclusive content by celebrities who want to promote their favorite charities or nonprofits.

 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

 

 

Apr 11, 2015

Episode 003: Maurice Clarett: How He Built A 6 Figure Income After Spending 4 Years In Prison

I was absolutely captivated by Maurice.  I could have spoken with him for hours.  I believe in the past he has been misunderstood.  He is a thoughtful, intelligent guy who has genuine ideas on how to help college athletes be better prepared for life after their college.

“If I had stayed at Ohio State, I would have won 2 Heisman’s.  My body of work speaks for itself.” – Maurice Clarett

That’s just one reason I had an awesome time interviewing today’s guest on The Learning Leader Show. 

Welcome to Episode 003 with the thought provoking, Maurice Clarett

Subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

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Some Questions I Ask:

  • Why do you feel that Ohio State did not prepare you for life after football?
  • Is it the players or coaches responsibility for the student athletes to be prepared for life after football?
  • What is the story behind the infamous ESPN the magazine cover story and article titled “One and Done?”
  • What would have happened if you had stayed at Ohio State for 2 more years?
  • Why didn’t it work in Denver? Were drugs and alcohol a factor?
  • What specific things can college coaches and administrators do to help college athletes be better prepared for life after sports?
  • What is your current relationship like with Ohio State?  Coach Tressel?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About why Maurice originally committed to play football at Notre Dame
  • The story behind the ESPN story “One and Done” and how they misrepresented Maurice
  • Maurice feels as though he would have won 2 Heisman trophies had he stayed at Ohio State through his junior year
  • Specific practices to help college athletes be better prepared for life after football
  • The moment he felt he truly belonged as a Buckeye
  • The details behind the making of the great ESPN 30 for 30 “Youngstown Boys”
  • How he’s now making a 6 figure income
  • The details behind being arrested multiple times and spending 4 years in prison
  • How he’s turned his life around and is now helping others
  • Much, much more…

Continue Learning

You may also like these episodes:

Episode 001: How to become a master connector with Jayson Gaignard from MasterMind Talks

 

Episode 006: Hal Elrod Tells You How To Be Insanely Productive Before 8:00 AM 

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 fascinated by Maurice.  I’ve followed him since he was in high school winning the USA Today National Player of the Year in North East Ohio.  This was one of my favorite episodes. 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:

Maurice Clarett has traveled throughout the nation speaking to universities, businesses, non-profits, faith based organizations and high schools. His life experiences have led him to be one of the most sought after speakers. 

Maurice had a massive amount of success at Ohio State becoming the first freshman running back to start, being named Big Ten freshman of the year, and setting the freshman rushing and touchdown season record. He was also instrumental in helping Ohio State clinch the National Championship in 2002 with two pivotal plays "the strip" and scoring the go ahead touchdown. This was Maurice's only season at Ohio State due to a series of events that took place in his life (These events be seen in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "Youngstown Boys"). 

After much success on the field Maurice had trouble finding that same level of success off of the field and found himself serving 7 1/2 year prison sentence. It was there that Maurice began to take that work ethic and discipline that brought him so much success as a football player and began to focus it on himself as a person. He began to educate himself through college courses and reading books in his topics of interest such as the economics, finance, and business. His growth became evident to those around him as he would share what he had learned and began motivating those around him. It was this type of leadership that permitted him to be released 4 years early. 

Upon being released Maurice went right to work in developing what he has envisioned. He wanted to create a platform that would allow him to connect, educate, and empower people in their life and/or profession. Maurice soon found himself connecting with the nation’s top business executives with the most notable being Warren Buffet.

His ability to connect with his audience in a practical way leaves those who hear his words feeling inspired. Maurice believes that when you compound positive reinforcements in your life, over time, you begin to receive the benefits from them.

Apr 11, 2015

Episode 002: Chris Brogan: How To Take Over And Set Bigger Goals 

After we finished recording this interview, Chris said to me, “You’re a good egg Ryan Hawk.  Thank you for having me on.”  I’m not sure why, but I really enjoyed getting a thoughtful, real compliment from someone like Chris.  Chris has a podcast guest standard that he will only record for 20 minutes (it makes sense based on his schedule and the amount of requests he gets).  When I shut it down after 21 minutes, he asked to keep going… Just a really enjoyable, fun, and educational episode.  We’ll record another 20 minutes together soon…

“I am taking over...” – Chris Brogan 

Welcome to Episode 002 with the CEO of Owner Media Group Chris Brogan

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 do you equip owners?
  • Why is entrepreneurship more than just 2 guys shaking hands?
  • Why did you write “The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth?”
  • Why won’t his kids have cubicle jobs?
  • At what specific moment did Chris know he had created something meaningful?
  • What specific things can people do to get outside of their comfort zone?

“Have a plan, work the plan, plan for the unexpected.” -  Terry Hoeppner

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Chris’s 3 words for 2015: Plan, Leverage, Fabric… And everything that goes into why he chose those words
  • Why most days he’s awesome but sometimes he has to ride out clinical depression
  • How he’s become resilient and how you can too
  • The importance of loyalty to others
  • How we all can learn from what he’s done and put it into action even if we do not have credibility yet
  • How to become a better public speaker
  • What it’s like to interview Richard BransonJames Altucher called his book “The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth”, “The Bible for making a startup.”

Continue Learning

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 009: The Creative Leader’s Guide to making money by thinking outside of the Box with Jason Zook (SurfrApp) 

Did you enjoy the podcast?

As I said before, this was a very special episode for me.  I am a huge fan of Chris and to have him enjoy being on the show really meant a lot to me.  I loved this episode.  Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Bio:

Chris Brogan explores how people use content and community to build marketplaces around areas of belonging. He is CEO of Owner Media Group, a sought after public speaker, and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and working on his ninth, Belong: A Framework for Embracing Community, Driving the Economy and Building the Future. Learn more about him at www.chrisbrogan.com

 

 

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Apr 10, 2015

Episode 001: How To Become A Master Connector With Jayson Gaignard From MasterMind Talks

 

I love discussing how we can all better ourselves by becoming improving our connecting skills.  This was a phenomenal episode. Jayson shares that the best way to connect with others is to first look to help them.  I think it is one of most life-changing and important skills we can master.

 

“To me, at the end of the day, it’s not how many friends you can count, it’s how many friends you can count on.” – Jayson Gaignard

 

That’s just one reason I had an awesome time interviewing today’s guest on The Learning Leader Show.

 

Welcome to Episode 001 with the connecting genius, Jayson Gaignard

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 big moments led Jayson to this point in his life?

  • Why did he intentionally run his first business in to the ground?

  • At what specific moment did Jayson know he had created something meaningful?

  • What made him pay Tim Ferriss $84,000 to speak at his first event while he was $250,000 in debt?

  • What specific things can people do to get outside of their comfort zone?

 

“Investing in myself and investing in my relationships is the greatest investment I can make.”  - Jayson Gaignard

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to create your own MasterMind talk

  • The benefits of utilizing James Altucher’s 10 Ideas a Day approach to life

  • Specific Goal Setting Practices

  • The importance of loyalty to others

  • How regular people can do what Jayson has done

  • How to become a better public speaker

  • Why making 22 times the national average did not help him become 22 times happier than the national average

  • How he’s made a very quick ascent to get to where he is

 

“We over estimate what we can accomplish in a day, but we under estimate what we can accomplish in a year” – Jayson Gaignard

 

Continue Learning

 

You may also like these episodes:

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 love discussing how we can all better ourselves at connecting with others through helping them.  Jayson has mastered this vital skill.  I loved this episode.  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:

Building connections and building relationships are how you bring real value to the world around you.

 

Jayson Gaignard is a super-connector.

 

Broke and $250,000 in debt, Jayson thought about an idea that nobody else was doing after getting a free ticket to hear Seth Godin speak, connecting entrepreneurs over an intimate dinner.

 

He paid for this himself by going even further into debt with no expectations of ever making money on these. Mastermind Dinners launched and Jayson’s new venture was off and running.  Hear Jayson discuss how he scraped together $84,000 in order to pay for Tim Ferriss to speak at his first event.  Incredible!

 

Entrepreneurship often takes an unyielding belief in yourself, and Jayson definitely believes.

 

Listen today to hear the story of someone who bet everything he had on an idea.

 

His new book, MasterMind Dinners: Build Lifelong Relationship by Connecting Experts, Influencers,and Linchpins  is a phenomenal read and he hosts a podcast, Mastermind Talks.  I highly recommend that you subscribe to it.

 

 

 

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