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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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Feb 29, 2016

Episode 102: Steve Kamb - How To Level Up Your Life

Steve Kamb is a giving leader who has experienced immense success building his company.  On this episode, I was inspired to hear how Steve has progressed in multiple life categories.  I particularly enjoyed the part of our conversation where we discussed the specific ways all of us can “level up our lives.” Embracing gamification to unlock your happiness and exceed your goals was also a unique tactic that I personally will be employing.

Steve Kamb is the rebel leader at NerdFitness.com.  He helps desk jockeys, nerd, and average Joes level up their lives.  And occasionally he travels the world on an “Epic Quest of Awesome.”  His goal is to inspire people to make positive changes which will help you live a better life.  He’ll educate you on how to work out properly, cook a decent meal, and consistently improve your health and well-being. He just released an incredible book titled, “Level Up Your Life:  How To Unlock Adventure and Happiness By Becoming The Hero Of Your Own Story.”

Episode 102: Steve Kamb - How To Level Up Your Life

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“It Was Like Neo Finding The Matrix For The First Time…”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Taking care of yourself physically and having a voracious appetite for reading leads to sustained excellence
  • The impact that Richard Branson has had on Steve’s life
  • Leveling up your life… Surrounding yourself with people a level above you
  • Embracing gamification and how it will help your life
  • Execution ideas – How to be specific around achieving small goals
  • Learning a new skill like playing a musical instrument
  • The Compound Effect
  • Making sacrifices in order to achieve what really matters – Getting rid of cable TV, Facebook, etc…
  • World Domination Summit – Why it’s a great conference
  • Why Scrivener is a great tool to use when writing a book
  • Being a learning leader means being humble enough to know that you don’t know everyting

 “You Must Sacrifice To Empower Your Cause Like Katniss Everdeen.”

Continue Learning:

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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 Steve Kamb 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 NerdFitness.com

Steve Kamb is the rebel leader at NerdFitness.com.  He helps desk jockeys, nerd, and average Joes level up their lives.  And occasionally he travels the world on an “Epic Quest of Awesome.”  His goal is to inspire people to make positive changes which will help you live a better life.  He’ll educate you on how to work out properly, cook a decent meal, and consistently improve your health and well-being. He just released an incredible book titled, “Level Up Your Life:  How To Unlock Adventure and Happiness By Becoming The Hero Of Your Own Story.”

Feb 25, 2016

Episode 101: Jay Baer – Why You Should Hug Your Haters

I am a huge Jay Baer fan… Having the opportunity to speak with him for this episode was a huge thrill for me.   He has an energy and excitement in his voice that moves people.  He’s also willing to be vulnerable and share details about really tough moments in his life.  You’ll hear it throughout this episode.  I loved having Jay on the show.

Jay Baer is The world’s most inspirational marketing and customer service keynote speaker.

He helps businesspeople fundamentally rethink their approach to marketing and customer service, helping them gain more customers and keep those they’ve already earned.  He’s An experienced pro, having given hundreds of insightful, humorous presentations world-wide to audiences as large as 10,000.  He’s also a New York Times best-selling author of five books and

an advisor to more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, The United Nations and 32 of the FORTUNE 500.

Episode 101: Jay Baer – Why You Should Hug Your Haters

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“There Is No Such Thing As A Customer Who Is Over-Informed”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Boiling down your skill set, understanding what you’re great at and auditing those behaviors leads to sustained excellence
  • The influence of Jim Collins and “Good To Great” on Jay
  • The reason for dramatically quitting his job and going at it on his own (heart-breaking story)
  • After quitting his job, he called 300 people he knew to prospect for his new business
  • Building virtual teams successfully… How it’s done
  • Mastering a new skill
  • Why you should answer every customer complaint
  • Why you shouldn’t set goals
  • The importance of coaching… Even if you’re already world class at it
  • Why speeches should be tweetable
  • How to measure effort
  • Being a learning leader means you make it mandatory that the culture is full of continuous improvement

 “The Most Over-Rated Thing In The World Is Praise”

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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 Jay Baer 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 JayBaer.com

 

  • An experienced pro, having given hundreds of insightful, humorous presentations world-wide to audiences as large as 10,000
  • A renowned business strategist
  • A popular emcee and event host
  • A New York Times best-selling author of five books
  • An advisor to more than 700 companies since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, The United Nations and 32 of the FORTUNE 500
  • An entrepreneurial success story, having started five multi-million dollar businesses from scratch
  • Founder of Convince & Convert, a strategy consulting firm that helps prominent companies gain and keep more customers through the smart intersection of technology, social media, and customer service
  • A media brand. Jay’s Convince & Convert Media division runs the world’s #1 content marketing blog, multiple podcasts, and many other education resources for business owners and executives
  • An active venture capitalist and technology advisor, as well as an avid tequila collector
  • The world’s most retweeted person by digital marketers
  • The world’s #2 most retweeted person by B2B marketers
  • A go-to source for the press including NPR, USA Today,Time, Real Simple, CBC
  • Host of the popular Social Pros podcast, named the best marketing podcast in the 2015 Content Marketing Awards
Feb 22, 2016

Episode 100: What I’ve Learned Through 100 Episodes Of The Learning Leader Show

First and foremost… Thank YOU.  Thank you to the loyal listeners and supporters of The Learning Leader Show.  The feedback I receive from you inspires me to continue seeking out world class guests and preparing so hard for each and every episode.  To honor this incredibly special episode…#100…we are shaking things up a bit!  Today I will answer questions posed to me from YOU, the fans of the show.  Do you have questions for me?  To ask, simply subscribe to my newsletter on www.LearningLeader.com  and send me a note.  In the future, I plan to incorporate more of your questions into my show, so please subscribe and share your questions. It’s an honor to have my good friend and mentor Greg Meredith  join me for this episode as a facilitator.  He focuses on the questions that have been posed to me, along with questions he has come up with while being a loyal fan of the show. Want more episodes like this? Send me a note, I love hearing feedback from you. 

Episode 100: What I’ve Learned Through 100 Episodes Of The Learning Leader Show

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“I Would Urge You To Cause A Ruckus.  We Need More People Like That…”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Fearing mediocrity… Being intrinsically motivated to be great
  • How to understand and focus on you “important but not urgent” time
  • What separates great leaders from good leader…
  • Kat Cole’s words… “Courage and Confidence mixed with Humility and Curiosity
  • Opening up as the host of the show – Being more vulnerable, sharing my voice in a bigger way
  • Mastering a new skill
  • Making Money From The Show – My views
  • The Best Team Win I’ve Ever Experienced
  • The most talented teammate I’ve ever played with…
  • My dream family vacation
  • How to be a value-adder/giver when you don’t have much to offer? What can you do to add value when you do not have a lot of experience, few resources, and an under-developed network?
  • The small difference between making it in the NFL and coming up just short
  • In one sentence, why do I do this?

 “I Believe Everyone Can Be A Leader And I Show Them How.”

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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 this style of answering questions from fans/listeners of 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

Life rewards those who take action—and I take bold action with The Learning Leader Show to ensure we have world class guests from which to learn. That occasionally means picking up the phone to call a stranger or sending a cold email to anyone on the planet. I want to hear from YOU. If you know of an inspiring leader that should come on the show, email me or hit me up on Twitter where I’m @RyanHawk12

The great John Wooden said, “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” Thanks for choosing to be a friend of The Learning Leader Show. This show is about giving us all the opportunity to surround ourselves with great friends that can help us grow, improve and build our brightest future. I hope you get as much out of this show as I do. Here’s to Leading!

Feb 18, 2016

Episode 099: Clay Hebert - How You Should Always Introduce Yourself

Clay Hebert is a giving leader who has experienced immense success in multiple life categories.   He has personally helped me in many ways along this podcasting journey.  I particularly enjoyed the part of our conversation where we riffed on his famous “6 Word Introduction.”  I put Clay on the spot to help me answer the question (that we all get daily), “What do you do?”  I think you’ll find a lot of use about of this live one on one workshop style conversation and it certainly is applicable to your life.

Clay Hebert is a marketing strategist and the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, where he helps entrepreneurs and creatives fund their dreams. As one of the world’s leading crowdfunding experts, Clay has helped over 150 entrepreneurs raise over $50 million on popular crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. A frequent keynote speaker, Clay engages audiences around the globe on innovation, creativity, crowdfunding, marketing, entrepreneurship and the future of work. Clay has trained senior leaders at Fortune 500 organizations and his corporate speaking clients have included Accenture, Pfizer, Zappos and some of the top universities and nonprofits in the world and he advises corporations, executives and startups on strategy, marketing, innovation and culture independently and through Clarity.fm, Exobase and the First Growth Venture Network. Clay has written for The Washington Post, Forbes and The Next Web and his work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Lifehacker and The Financial Post. He is a regular guest on FOX Business.

Episode 099: Clay Hebert - How You Should Always Introduce Yourself

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“What’s Important But Not Urgent?  Let’s Design Your Perfect Day.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Self-awareness (Being Honest about what they don’t know), curiosity, and saying “I don’t know” are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • How to understand and focus on you “important but not urgent” time
  • Design your perfect day… Really take time to think about it
  • The power of “Purple Cow” and Seth Godin
  • Breaking PowerPoint rules – Get rid of all the words! It should be a visual presentation
  • Answering the question, “What do you do?”
  • Clay’s 6 word response…
  • Read Greg McKeown’s book: Essentialism- The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less
  • Living with Jason Zook in Southern California and the positive effect it can have living with creative people
  • Surrounding yourself with people a level up from you – Accelerating your ideas
  • Seth Godin’s Alt MBA and the power of it
  • The power of waking up every day with a child’s mind

 “I believe everyone can be a leader and I show them how.”

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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.  Clay Hebert 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 Clay Hebert 

Clay Hebert is a marketing strategist and the founder of Crowdfunding Hacks, where he helps entrepreneurs and creatives fund their dreams. As one of the world’s leading crowdfunding experts, Clay has helped over 150 entrepreneurs raise over $50 million on popular crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. A frequent keynote speaker, Clay engages audiences around the globe on innovation, creativity, crowdfunding, marketing, entrepreneurship and the future of work. Clay has trained senior leaders at Fortune 500 organizations and his corporate speaking clients have included Accenture, Pfizer, Zappos and some of the top universities and nonprofits in the world and he advises corporations, executives and startups on strategy, marketing, innovation and culture independently and through Clarity.fm, Exobase and the First Growth Venture Network. Clay has written for The Washington Post, Forbes and The Next Web and his work has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Lifehacker and The Financial Post. He is a regular guest on FOX Business.

After a decade solving complex problems for global clients at Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm, Clay left corporate America and attended the most selective and unique MBA program in the country, a six month journey working with Seth Godin and eight other amazing people. Clay is active on Twitter at @clayhebert. He teaches crowdfunding at CrowdfundingHacks.com and writes about marketing, innovation and the future of work on his own blog at ClayHebert.com.

Feb 15, 2016

Episode 098: Alison Levine – Climbing Everest & Impressing Arnold Schwarzenegger

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!

I am a massive Alison Levine fan… Having the opportunity to speak with her for this episode was a huge thrill for me.   She has immense energy and passion in her voice.  You’ll hear it throughout this episode.  I loved having her on the show.

Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer, and mountaineer.  In addition to that, she is a best-selling author and one of the most sought after speakers in the world.  She has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and skied across the Arctic Circle.  In May 2010 she completed the Adventure Grand Slam – climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, and accomplishment fewer than 30 people in the world can claim.  Earlier in her career she worked on Wall Street and eventually left to serve as deputy finance director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bit to become Governor of California.

Episode 098: Alison Levine – Climbing Everest & Impressing Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The Learning Leader Show

“I think failure builds creativity. You learn so much when you do something you’re not good at.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Understanding true resiliency and how that is the #1 quality of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • The importance of doing things you’re not good at.  How that creates growth
  • Incredible story on how Alison impressed Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Her focus on making sure she makes each moment memorable for someone else
  • Reflecting on what has went wrong and why… Building creativity from it
  • Why she helped dig all of the snow shelters – Contribute what you can
  • Learning that liabilities can become strengths if you view them with the right attitude
  • Lynn Swann telling her why she should be a professional speaker
  • More great stories on initially being turned down by all speaker bureaus
  • Staying up all night preparing for her first keynote – why she did it
  • Focusing on the audience – It’s all about them

 “Just take one more step… One more… One more… One more…”

Continue Learning:

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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.  Alison Levine 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 AlisonLevine.com   

Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer, and mountaineer.  In addition to that, she is a best-selling author and one of the most sought after speakers in the world.  She has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and skied across the Arctic Circle.  In May 2010 she completed the Adventure Grand Slam – climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, and accomplishment fewer than 30 people in the world can claim.  Earlier in her career she worked on Wall Street and eventually left to serve as deputy finance director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bit to become Governor of California.

Feb 11, 2016

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

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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:

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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.

Feb 8, 2016

Episode 096: Maria Konnikova – Con Artists: Why We Fall For It Every Time

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!

Maria Konnikova is one of the most intelligent people I’ve spoken to on The Learning Leader Show… In addition to that, she expresses her thoughts in both an entertaining and educational way.  If time would have permitted, I would have spoken to Maria for hours.  The topic of “con-men” is something Maria has studied for years.  Her newest book, “The Confidence Game” is a fascinating look into the lives of people who con others for a living.  Maria interviewed many of them first hand.  We discussed this in detail on this episode. This fascinates me.  I loved learning more about this from Maria.

Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects. Her first book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into eighteen languages. It was nominated for the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award for Best Non-fiction and was a Goodreads People’s Choice Semifinalist for 2013. Her second book, The Confidence Game was released January 12, 2016. Her writing has appeared online and in print in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, California Sunday, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Boston Globe, among numerous other publications. Maria is a recipient of the 2015 Harvard Medical School Media Fellowship, and is a Schachter Writing Fellow at Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. She previously worked as a producer for the Charlie Rose show on PBS.

Episode 096: Maria Konnikova – Con Artists: Why We Fall For It Every Time

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The Learning Leader Show

“Men on first dates are beautiful targets for con-artists.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • All con artists are Narcissistic, Entitled, and Machiavellian
  • Victims of con artists are not what you think
  • The process for studying and writing a phenomenal book about this topic
  • Why and How Lance Armstrong is still conning us
  • The red flags to look out for
  • Why guys on first dates are beautiful targets for con artists
  • Her firsthand experience with a con artist while on a date
  • The Grandparent scam and how to prepare for it
  • What could we use for good from this knowledge?
  • Persuasion, building emotional rapport, being a great listener – Cons are great at this
  • The “Foot In The Door” Technique and why it works
  • Has Maria ever been conned? Her answer is interesting and will make you think about yourself and if you’ve been conned (You probably have)

 “If it seems too good to be true, it is.”

Continue Learning:

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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 MariaKonnikova.com  

Maria is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects. Her first book, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013), was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into eighteen languages. It was nominated for the Agatha Award and the Anthony Award for Best Non-fiction and was a Goodreads People’s Choice Semifinalist for 2013. Her second book, The Confidence Game, is scheduled for publication by Viking/Penguin on January 12, 2016. Her writing has appeared online and in print in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, California Sunday, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Boston Globe, The Observer, Scientific American MIND, WIRED, and Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria is a recipient of the 2015 Harvard Medical School Media Fellowship, and is a Schachter Writing Fellow at Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center.  She formerly wrote the “Literally Psyched” column for Scientific American and the popular psychology blog “Artful Choice” for Big Think. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. She previously worked as a producer for the Charlie Rose show on PBS. She still, on occasion, writes in Russian.

Feb 4, 2016

Episode 095: Sal Vulcano – Creating A Hit TV Show: Impractical Jokers

Sal Vulcano is an extremely intelligent and funny learning leader. I absolutely loved having him on the show.  For all of the fame and notoriety Sal has gained from his hit TV show and his worldwide comedy tour, he is one of the most down-to-earth people I’ve ever met.  In addition to being a fun fan of Sal’s work, I had the good fortune of meeting him at a charity golf event a year ago and I’ve really enjoyed keeping in touch with him ever since. 

Sal Vulcano: The Tenderloins, a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Currently in its 4th season, Impractical Jokers follows the guys as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The 4th season premiere drew more than two million viewers and the program consistently earns Top Five rankings in its timeslot for key demos. This season continues to take dares to outrageous levels with a whole new arsenal of over-the-top hijinks, bringing the show and the guys to new locations and setting each other up for some of the most uncomfortable antics yet. 

Their highly successful tour, “The truTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour Starring The Tenderloins,” is a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories and insight. The tour has crisscrossed the country playing to 2000-8000 people per market.  

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!

Episode 095: Sal Vulcano – Creating A Hit TV Show: Impractical Jokers

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The Learning Leader Show

“Our secret sauce is our friendship.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Passion for your craft  & immersing yourself in it are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • The discipline it takes to be great
  • Defining Impractical Jokers and how it became a smash hit
  • Discussing why Sal got a tattoo of Jaden Smith’s face on his leg and what was Jaden’s reaction when Sal showed it to him!
  • The difference between being on stage and TV
  • Starting Lean at the beginning and how the show has grown
  • How they put together an episode – Everything that goes into it
  • Idea generation – Who? How? Why? Where?
  • Being prepared for inspiration to strike at any moment
  • Writing anywhere and everywhere at all times
  • What happens when those on film won’t agree to let it air? How it affects the group
  • Comedians that have influenced Sal (I was amazed and really enjoyed hearing Sal’s knowledge of the history of comedy)

 “We sacrifice for the show.” – Sal discussing why he got a tattoo of Jaden Smith’s face on his leg

Continue Learning:

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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.  Sal Vulcano 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 thetenderloins.com

Sal Vulcano: The Tenderloins, a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Currently in its 4th season, Impractical Jokers follows the guys as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The 4th season premiere drew more than two million viewers and the program consistently earns Top Five rankings in its timeslot for key demos. This season continues to take dares to outrageous levels with a whole new arsenal of over-the-top hijinks, bringing the show and the guys to new locations and setting each other up for some of the most uncomfortable antics yet. 

Their highly successful tour, “The truTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour Starring The Tenderloins,” is a mix of stand-up, never-before-seen hidden camera videos, stories and insight. The tour has crisscrossed the country playing to 2000-8000 people per market.  

Feb 1, 2016

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:

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

 

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