What do world-class achievers have in common? And what does it take — really — to succeed at the highest level? Today’s podcast guest, Alex Banayan, spent seven years interviewing the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and more, to see if he could uncover the secrets of peak performers and discover what made them so successful. And what he discovered might just blow your mind…
Alex Banayan is the only nationally bestselling business author under 30 in America. His story is crazy: the day before his freshman year final exams, he hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize money to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most successful people. Since then, Alex has been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and Business Insider’s Most Powerful People Under 30. He has contributed to Fast Company, the Washington Post, Entrepreneur, and TechCrunch, and has been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Bloomberg TV, Fox News, and CBS News.
Alex’s findings are life-changing. Whether you’re at the start of your career journey, or are a few decades in, you can’t afford to miss these lessons on getting noticed, leapfrogging your competitors, and achieving your dreams in record time. (I seriously wish I’d known this stuff back when I first started my business!)
So if you want insider success tips, to crack the code of the world’s highest achievers, and become world-class in whatever you do, pop in those earbuds… this episode is for you.
In this episode we chat about:
- His story from hacking The Price Is Right, to where he is today (05:30)
- The 3 biggest lessons we can learn from the world’s most successful celebrities (13:43)
- What Jessica Alba taught him (and how it changed his life) (16:58)
- After interviewing dozens of celebrities, who’s the one person who inspired him most? (20:44)
- His unusual strategies for bouncing back from setbacks (22:57)
- The #1 thing he attributes his success to (29:21)
- Alex’s mission in life and the story that inspired him (31:44)
- The one book he would put in every school curriculum (35:03)
- What he wants to work on within himself (36:28)
- The one thing he does every morning to set himself up for a productive day (38:17)
- The inspiring lesson he learned from his dad’s death (40:52)
- Plus so much more!
- The Third Door by Alex Banayan (Amazon)
- Follow Alex on Instagram (Instagram)
- When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron (Amazon)
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