30 Lessons I Learned From Conducting 30 Podcast Interviews

About 6 months ago I made the decision to overcome my fear of creating public content and launched a podcast, TR Talk, with my friend. We focus on interviewing leaders about how millennials can fast-track their personal development.

It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  Not only have I learned a lot through the process of creating and promoting the show, but the guests we’ve had have offered amazing advice.  Advice that I wouldn’t have been able to get otherwise.

We’ve had 30 interviews.  We’ve had a wide range of guests – family members, sales experts, our bosses, professional athletes, best-selling authors, CEOs and a US Olympic Gold Medalist.

I took a moment today to reflect on the most important thing I learned from each episode.

If you’re looking to take your game to the next level, try any of the tips below.  Or you can listen here.

  1. Attitude and effort are the only two things that we can control.  If you focus on these two variables, you will be successful in the long-term. – Rich Stone 
  2. “Selling isn’t a verb.  Selling is what happens when you solve other people’s problems.” – Thomas Freese
  3. In order to be successful, you need to make sure your personal, professional and financial goals are all aligned. – Nick Fedotoff
  4. “The gratitude you have equals the grace you exude.” – Annie Matthews
  5. Always set an upfront contract in any professional relationship. Communication is key. – Dave Mattson
  6. When in sales, you always need to stay the expert in the room.  Regardless of other circumstances, you need to control the situations. – Gabe Larsen
  7. You can find inspiration anywhere. Even in an old playwright manual. – Andy Raskin
  8. You need to put the time into training if you’re going to attack a new goal, like a marathon. – Emily Alaimo
  9. There is no better feeling in the world than accomplishing a difficult task while surrounded by people that you love. – Tom & Ryan
  10. Don’t let your age hold you back from living the life you want. – Sarah Dudley
  11. If you dedicate your time and energy to projects you’re passionate about, you can carve your niche and become a master. – Charlie Liang
  12. This world is full of abundance.  The only limits are self-imposed. – Anthony Iannarino
  13. Americans waste a TON of time with drama. “Stop judging, start helping.” – Cy Wakeman
  14. Investing in yourself is the best way you can spend your time, money and energy. – Wade Burgess
  15. Our potential is limitless. Push the boundaries of what people tell you is impossible. – Courtney Dauwalter
  16. Spending time with family is the best way to spend your time all year round, not just during the holidays. – Tanner Warner
  17. If you want to attain peak performance, start by being precise with your verbal and body language. – Michael Gervais 
  18. “Willpower doesn’t work.  If you want to change your life, you have to change your environment.” – Benjamin Hardy 
  19. Just get 1% better every day and compound interest will take care of the rest. – James Altucher
  20. Your success is directly related to the meaning you apply to experiences. If you failed, do you call yourself a failure or learn from it, pivot and overcome the obstacle? – Jordan Belfort
  21. Don’t do drugs :). – Jordan Belfort
  22. Stay humble in success and hungry in defeat. In a blink of an eye, you can go from underdog to world-famous to being “washed up”. – Jordan Burroughs
  23. The greatest of all-time never lose the chip on their shoulder.  Find ways to keep yourself motivated. – Bill Cartwright
  24. The top-performing teams are willing to take chances and bet on themselves and their players. – Jed Collins
  25. “Life is truly mindset and choices”. – JT McCormick
  26. “People say people don’t change and that’s bullshit.” – Rich Roll
  27. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Ana and Alex Dorr
  28. Get obsessed with becoming a learning machine. – David Cancel
  29. Find your mantra/mission, follow it relentlessly, and it’ll bring you towards a path of success. – Jason Feifer
  30. Don’t just follow the money when deciding on a job. Look at the career opportunity as a whole and put yourself in the best position to win in the long term. – Max Altschuler

 

 

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