Young & Reckless Founder/Entrepreneur Chris “Drama” Pfaff catches up with friends and individuals who have made a name for themselves and overcame obstacles to reach their level of achievements. You can’t google the keys to success, but you can be inspired by talking to people who have been through it.
Vanessa Van Edwards is an author and behavioral specialist who teaches how to be less awkward and become more socially effective. To be ability to make new connections is truly an effective tool that we all should work on.
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Today I'm posting our Friday episode of my other podcast Group Chat with my business partners Dee and Anand Murthy. We discuss business, pop culture, and really bring some good information to stay up on all things news.
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Hooman and his family sold everything and moved to the United States. He didn't know English but after high school his work ethic and curiosity for learning helped him excel in sales. After his job kept his commission he knew he had to make a shift. He started making videos and learned everything about growth, algorithms and stayed consistent to become one of Youtube's most successful entrepreneurs.
Today I'm here with Nick Santonastasso, who was given a 30% chance to live at birth. Nick has Hanhart Syndrome which he has no legs, 1 arm and 1 finger. With all the obstacles he's endured and overcame, Nick is one of the most authentic, inspiring and motivational person that I have ever met. Listen in on how he became a bodybuilder, inspired The Rock and has gone on to speak and travel the world.
Today I'm sitting with Dan Fleyshman who is the youngest founder of a publicly traded company ever! He's launched Victory Poker, he's an active angel investor, did an incredible licensing deal with STARTER and is a master at social media growth.
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Today I'm posting Kevion's keynote from the Reckless Live event which he shares some amazing information. Kevion talks about manifest primes, vision and without a "why" you can say goodbye.
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Today I'm here with Hall of Fame UFC Fighter, the "California Kid" Urijah Faber. I've known Urijah for quite a while but we've never really sat down and took a deep dive on our stories. We discuss his early struggles, how he became one of the most legendary fighters in UFC history and his constant push as an entrepreneur to continue his success.
This is a talk where I sat down with my cousin Rob Dyrdek and talk about his history as a business person and entrepreneur. We talk what did he lack in planning and strategy and how he revamped his vision in business and what he now goes through when involving himself into a new venture.
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Cindy Eckert of The Pink Ceiling and creator of Addyi (dubbed female Viagra) sits down to discuss her career in the pharmaceutical industry. Cindy has an amazing ability to have a vision and choose the right decision when it matters most. That ability resulted in the sell of a $1B company.
Ryan Holiday is back and we're talking about his new book "Stillness Is the Key". Its all about why finding peace and quiet and being able to be in your own thoughts and to yourself is so important and hard to come by. Our conversation is really broad but its all based around this topic.
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Marc Randolph, the first CEO and Co-Founder of Netflix came by as we discussed how the idea of Netflix came about and created, the challenges that came from the business. We also talked about his new book 'That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea'
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Last week I went to Hall of Flowers to do a live Q&A with Shep Gordon. We talked about what is going on in the cannabis industry, where the most opportunity is, what are the pitfalls etc. Its a really good and informative interview on business. Enjoy!
Dr. Daniel Amen who is a brain disorder specialist has some amazing information to share. We're talking about poor brain health like traumatic brain injuries, stress, PTSD etc., and how these things effect our daily life. His book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life had a huge impact on me and I'm doing a give away. Listen to the podcast to find out how to win his book!
Coach Jason Brown from Netflix's Last Chance U sat down with me to talk about his coaching style and where that comes from, what motivates him, his true passion and how he loves giving people opportunity that wouldn't otherwise have it.
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Jerry Colonna recently wrote the book Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up, which was amazing and had incredible business/life advice. Jerry had a ton of success in the dot com era, became a partner with J.P. Morgan Partners, and currently CEO of Reboot.io. We talk about his book, behavioral patterns, how to reset your life and to know that sometimes we need to reset our goals & reconnect with each other.
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Chase Hero has an amazing story from getting in trouble at a young age and has become very successful with online marketing. He's got such an inspiring story which we talk mindset, putting in the leg work, his routine and much more!
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I sat down with my cousin Rob Dyrdek in honor of the 10 Year Anniversary of Young & Reckless. We discuss his memory of when I first thought of the idea, his opinion on the name and much more!
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Dana White has one of the best business stories of all time with the UFC. Dana talks about acquiring the business with the Fertitta brothers, how he felt when the business was sold to WME, the importance of great partners and finding the best people to help run a business. Listen in for the incredible story of Dana White
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Simon Sinek, author, speaker, consultant came in to discuss his new book The Infinite Game and how it blends in with his other books. We talk about why its so important to measure more than just the score or made up numbers/sales/profit and why there needs to be so much more behind that. It was such a great conversation that can be applied to everyones life.
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Eddie Huang who you may know from shows like Huang's World on Viceland, author of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir & owner of BaoHaus NYC & LA has an incredible story. His main goal has always been to make his ancestors proud & stay true to himself. He's been a lawyer, a comic, restauranteur & a television producer while remaining authentic and staying true to himself.
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Wiz Khalifa was born into a military family constantly moving around but eventually settling in Pittsburgh, PA. Wiz always had the dream of becoming a successful artist which he did so by following his vision while bringing a new style and sound to hip-hop. Having number 1 records like "Black & Yellow" and "See You Again", Wiz breaks down the process and focus it took to achieve his goals. @drama @wizkhalifa
Jo Koy is back on the podcast to discuss his new Netflix Special, Comin' In Hot. Jo Koy was actually one of the first people to help me start Short Story Long. He was on Episode 13. He's back to talk about how his last special wasn't picked up at first and how that motivated him even more. Hear what all goes into securing a deal, putting on your own show for a sold out arena and the hilarious $5,000 challenge he has for everyone. If you'd like to hear his full story, check out Episode 13 of SSL.
CJ Hendry is a talented artist who's art you can see all over social media stopped by the studio to talk her childhood in Australia, swimming for the Olympic Trails, going to college for finance and eventually dropping out after she sold her first high end piece on Instagram. She even has taken the sneaker drop approach by selling her art at particular times in sets as well. You'll really enjoy this episode! To see some of her work check out www.cjhendry.live
Dr. Joe Dispenza is a researcher, corporate consultant, and author who researches on the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics and quantum physics. Joe talks about a life changing accident and how he healed himself. We talk the power of the mind and how to break habits that keep you from succeeding in your future.
On Episode 60 of Short Story Long we have a very special guest, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers (*CURRENTLY ON THE BROOKLYN NETS) . Kyrie and I talk about his childhood from tossing out his basketball trophies and getting hurt skateboarding to high school and his days at Duke University. Kyrie breaks down the night he went number 1 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, Rookie of the Year, contract extension and playing with Lebron James.
Tim Grover, author of RELENTLESS: From Good to Great to Unstoppable is known for his training and mental preparation for the most elite athletes in the world. He's trained Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Dwyane Wade and many other elite, hall of fame athletes. He strongly believes in mastering one thing and making yourself invaluable. Leverage your contacts but make sure you have something to back it up.
REPOST: Robert Greene, who is a NY Times Best Seller for his books The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery, sat down with me to discuss his most recent book called The Laws of Human Nature. We all fall into patterns that cause us to continue to have the same results and Robert breaks down what those are. He explains those patterns, the power that your attitude can change your life and more!
Jordan Belfort whom you may know as the "Wolf of Wall Street" as portrayed by Leonard DiCaprio talks about his childhood and how he knew as a young child that he always wanted to be rich. He did well in school, sold Italian ice on the beach in the summers to put himself through college but once he got there and the instructor told him becoming a dentist isn't going to make you rich, he immediately left. He started selling door-to-door meats and realized how great of a salesman he was.&n
Congratulations Michael!I had the chance to sit down and talk to the founder of the enormously successful online retailer of REVOLVE, Michael Mente. After college he started a company with his business partner where he learned the ropes of online marketing which led to the start of Revolve Clothing, now known as REVOLVE. Michael and his partner have turned their online business into a massive online retailer and have created 13 successful brands all of which you have probably seen on the hottes
Lauren Handel Zander is the co-founder and chairwoman of the Handel Group who specialize in teaching people how to realize their visions not only personally but professionally as well. Lauren wrote "Maybe It's You" which talks about maybe there are things in your life that you're not getting or achieving because you're in your own head or things that you may be doing. She works with some of the top executives and formed the Handel Group that help people perform at their best.@la
Brian Smith is Co-founder and COO of Winc Wines who's held different careers throughout his life. He never thought he'd be where he is at today until he ended up in Jackson Hole working at a store and realized the importance of product knowledge for a better understand of the consumer. This led to his training to become a sommelier and wine maker who's approach is unlike any other club. Winc focuses on the consumer and has a unique entry quiz that asks your coffee preference to fi
Trevor Moawad is the man behind the mental game of todays top athletes like Russell Wilson, Michael Johnson and football programs like FSU and Alabama. Trevor talks about the importance of mindset and how your trajectory in life can be significantly altered from it. Get rid of negative thoughts and be sure to have a neutral thought process.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Before his success in Florida Georgia Line, Brian Kelley grew up playing baseball and writing music. His dream to play professional baseball was cut short and his move to Nashville would change his life forever. Brian talks how he met Tyler Hubbard, mindset, the process of creating and how his belief in self power has helped him get to where he is today.@briankelleyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Link to May 18th's Reckless x Build Your Empire event:http://ynr.la/Reckless-x-Build-Your-EmpireNick Hays and Remi Adeleke met on their road to become Navy SEALs and have been brothers ever since. Sharing their childhood to their stories from the SEALs. They discuss great information and guidance including the importance of structure, managing leadership, time management and communication. Nick's book "Elite" is available May 29th, 2019Remi's book "Transformed" is
Grant Cardone is a NY Times Best Selling Author, Real Estate Investor, Motivational Speaker and Sales Trainer. His 10X Growth Conference has changed many lives and his content can be seen everywhere. Grant stops by to discuss his early childhood in Louisiana, the hardships he dealt with constantly through his early life and how his mindset and leadership has turned him into a successful entrepreneur.@GrantCardoneLearn more about your ad choices. Visit
Ed Mylett grew up an average kid who loved baseball and thought he'd go pro but that dream came to an end. He's the head of World Financial Group, which is a multi-million dollar financial organization, host of the Ed Mylett Show podcast & is a peak performance expert who helps people perform at their highest level. Find out how he became so successful and his mindset on "pedaling".Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/
Justin Ross is a guest like we've never had. He's the founder of Screaming O, an adult product company that are responsible for "enhancing romantic relationships since 2005". Justin has a great story of taking the "traditional route" by getting into college, going to work for a big company as an investment banker but decided he needed fulfillment. Even though he was making great money he looked for something more and ended up creating his own company in an industry that he's provi
Raissa Gerona was born in the Philippines and moved to the US with her family at a young age. Raissa explains her upbringing in the valley, her path to become a lawyer and her first brand she created that she was selling with Revolve. She talks about how her brand would lead her to create multiple businesses under Revolve and become CBO.She will be giving away a $500 gift card/code on this episode, listen in to find out how to win.@raissageronawww.revolve.com
Adam Von Rothfelder a Milwaukee, Wisconsin native is a former MMA fighter and current CEO of Strong Coffee Company. He developed himself though family tragedy, created his own gym Drenched, he even model for Versace with Gigi Hadid. Listen in on Adam's journey and how his life also follows his company's acronym: Striving To Reach Our Natural Greatness.@vonrothfelder@st
Originally from Perth, Australia, Mike Diamond battled with dyslexia, starting using drugs at age 12. He moved to Sydney to become an actor and got a job at a store that would change his life forever. A customer handed him a Green Card lottery ticket which he won and moved to Miami. In 2006, Mike became sober and decided to help others as well. Listen in on Mike's incredible story, his amazing advice and how he will attempt to break a Guinness World Record to help a girl Layla and
Jay Shetty grew up in London, sought out mischief and a particular incident had him in a joyride ending in the crash of the car. Knowing he needed a change and guidance he ended up meeting someone who would alter his life. Jay became a monk for 3 years in India and Europe. When Jay returned he started speaking at companies and spreading his knowledge. Check out Jay’s episode and listen to the incredible information he provides.@jayshetty@dramaLearn more about your
Kevion is back to discuss affirmations and the 7 equities and how to apply them your life. Write one thing down for each equity and change them as you evolve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Berner creator of Cookies ran a cannibus cup at the age of 18. His love for cannibus and incredible work ethic has made him one of the biggest names in the industry. He’s founded multiple businesses, has his own strain, works on mobile apps and hemp water, Berner continues to make music and release albums at the same time. @berner415Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How can we apply quantum physics and quantum possibilities into our life? Charlie is back in the studio to break down these principles and explains how he applies them to his life and what you can do to apply them to yours.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Karen Civil grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a quiet, introverted young girl who liked to stay in her room and be on the computer. The creation of fan websites led to her meeting celebs and entering national competitions. Karen has worked in radio, built e-commerce platforms for Dipset, introduced new artists to the world and connected huge companies and brands to help build brand strategies. From Cover Girl partnerships to helping Hillary Clinton in recruiting young voters, to building the
Kevion is back for another episode of 10 MINUTE MONDAYS to discuss practicing gratitude. What are you thankful for? How can you be more positive for life?@drama@kevionLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Josh Luber, CEO and Co-Founder of StockX joins the podcast to discuss his childhood, college, the multiple companies he founded prior to his huge success with Dan Gilbert and StockX as well as the future of the company. Josh goes over everything in business from retail, e-commerce and the similarities between his company and the stock market.@drama@joshluberLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We're back with another amazing episode with Charlie. We're talking about the difference between Influencers and Influential people. What that difference means, what makes you one or the other and what we think the future is with building a following on social media.@drama@charlieLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Denyelle Bruno was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and received her Masters of Organizational Design from the University of San Francisco. Denyelle talks about her retail leadership that was shaped from her years of experience at brands like Macy's, Peet's Coffee and Tea, Apple and Drybar. Her expertise in growth and scaling in retail is why she is now President and CEO of the fast-casual brand Tender Greens. Denyelle is always looking for something to challenge her and
Today on 10 MINUTE MONDAYS we bring back Kevion Stirdivant to discuss how to catch a vibe and how to create a good morning routine.@drama@kevionLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
“Freeway” Rick Ross grew up in South Central, thought his dreams of becoming a tennis player would take him out of his neighborhood but colleges passed on him because he was illiterate. He was introduced to crack cocaine and became one of the most notorious drug traffickers in America. While in person he taught himself to read, figured out a loophole in his case and was able to get out of his life sentence. Rick turned his life into public speaking, writing books becoming an author
Welcome to my new series here on Short Story Long called 10 MINUTE MONDAYS. The goal if the new segment is to give 10 minutes of actionable very useful advice for everyone. I'm here with Charlie Rocket to discuss what the Winning Streak is and how you can apply it to your life.@drama@charlieLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
REPOST: I have my first guest with a company valued over a billion dollars, Tom Bilyeu of Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory. Tom admits that he was going down a losing path while working at a tech company for 8 1/2 years. Focused on ending metabolic disease, Tom and his two partners founded Quest Nutrition. Tom talks about scaling, brain chemistry and what his main goal in life is. There is a lot of knowledge and information that can be obtained from listening to this episode and
Robert Greene, who is a NY Times Best Seller for his books The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery, sat down with me to discuss his most recent book called The Laws of Human Nature. We all fall into patterns that cause us to continue to have the same results and Robert breaks down what those are. He explains those patterns, the power that your attitude can change your life. We talk about life purpose, what can happen if you c
Daniel Kasidi was born in Kenya and moved to the US with his family as a young boy. He had to learn English and adjust to the new lifestyle. He started skateboarding, became sponsored, started working as a sales rep for Axion and enrolled at FIDM. Working for companies like Levi and Reebok, Daniel took his experience and used his creativity start his successful brand, Rastaclat. "Seek the Positive" is not only the company message but also how he lives his life. Daniel wants
Matt Barnes is a former professional basketball player who played 14 years in the NBA who has now seamlessly transitioned into a successful businessman. Matt talks about his rough up bringing in Northern California where he learned to be tough, have thick skin & deal with experiences that shaped him into the man he is today. High school basketball to draft night & stories throughout his career. We discuss what the youth needs to do to realize their leverage with social media and
Jason Khalipa grew up in San Jose, California, worked at a gym while going to school & hopefully getting an office job. Jason realized he was on the wrong path as his passion, knowledge and drive revolved around fitness. He's the winner of the 2008 CrossFit games, he's opened up his own gyms & training business that works with corporate companies to help implement fitness & boost company moral. In 2016, he received the heartbreaking news that his daughter was diagnosed
As a young chef Matty was successful, had a show on Viceland, and was known as the party guy until a heart attack at 29. He's an extremely funny/awesome dude who does a great job at telling his story. Listen as Matty talks about "zombie lines", culinary school, his TV shows, being a restaurateur and places he oversees, the new cookbook coming out & his mission in life as the new Matty.@mattymatheson
Moe Shalizi grew up a hustler & always looked for the next way to get some cash. He went to college for finance but ultimately chose music over everything. His interest in music developed into creating shows at local bars, working with Borgore to managing the biggest artists in the world. Not only does he have a list of successful artists under him but is also responsible for conceptualizing and creating the character & artist known as MARSHMELLO.@shaliziLearn
Ben Nemtin grew up in Canada, played for the U19 Ruby team in College but dropped out because of negative thoughts that led to his depression. He made a big change in his life which led to a completely new path that took him across Canada & the US checking off his bucket list and also helping strangers fulfill theirs. He's done some amazing things & even got to play basketball with President Obama. Ben his now speaking, helping spread his message and still continuing to help others along the way
Today we bring back a special guest of the pod & fan favorite, Kevion Stirdivant. Kevion & I discuss impacting people, goals, life advice, practicing the right actions & routines & mentors. Kevion states, a dream written down with a date becomes a goal, a goal broken down into steps becomes a plan and a plan backed by action becomes reality.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Charlie grew up in Atlanta loving sports but was always the heavier set kid who decided at the age of 8, he was going to be rich & starting going by CEO Charlie. He wore suits to school, got rid of the book bag for a briefcase and by the time he hit high school he owned an online clothing store and a website that helped independent artists share their music like the Myspace player. He's worked with Soulja boy, went on to manage 2 Chainz and making millions but food binging, weighing over 300lbs a
Josh Altman is one of the most successful real estate agents in the United States, who can be seen on the show Million Dollar Listing on Bravo! Josh moved to Los Angeles and started working in the mail room but didn't limit himself to his 9 to 5 job. He took out a loan with his brother & the two bought a condo with the intent to renovate and flip for a profit. His success and determination led him to be on top of the world buying cars and a big house in the hills but soon hit rock bottom once th
Today I'm reposting the SuperPod, Episode 100! This is one of the best received episodes we've ever had. Everyone I talk to says that they've gone back and re-listened because of the story, advice and knowledge that they give and let some of the new listeners get a chance to listen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jon Buscemi is a fashion designer who is known for his insanely popular luxury & accessory brand, BUSCEMI. He's worked at DC Shoes, Oliver Peoples & Lotto but also has his own brands and investments in companies ranging from fashion to food. Listen in on how Jon went from working on Wall Street to creating products that have been on the biggest celebrities in the world.
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You may know Yes Theory from their recent stunt as they fooled the internet to think Justin Beiber ate a burrito from the middle or even challenging Will Smith to face his fears and bungeeing from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on YouTube. These are things they have done but what they're really about it challenging people to live their life to the fullest by getting out of their comfort zone in order to grow. Matt & Ammar came in to discuss their lives prior to meeting and how Yes Theory came
Charlamagne tha God grew up in a trailer in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, started as an intern at a radio station and is now arguably the biggest name on a nationally syndicated radio show. We talk about his childhood, the ups & downs for his career and how he loves to empower other people. His latest book Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me, focuses on his personal experience with anxiety and how he deals with it. You can find out more about Charlamagne from this interview & his social medi
Sneaker Steve (Steve Patiño) was featured on episode 39 and is back to talk about his newest business Ales Grey, a luxury brand with a purpose. If you have not listened to his previous episode, go back and have a listen its one of the best episodes we've had about Steve's history in the fashion & footwear business and the lead up to where he is now. Steve talks the entire process from idea to finished product, market role out, the philanthropy aspect of the business and more! Check Steve out at
Eddie Braun has been in the film industry since he was 17 years old and it all started by meeting his hero, Evel Knievel. Following the same career path, Eddie would eventually perform a stunt that Evel tried & failed. His famous Snake River Canyon jump was successfully completed which can be seen in his new film "Stuntman", an LA Film Festival winner. Eddie talks about dealing with fear, SWAG & going all in. You've seen his work in all of the Rush Hour movies, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and
David Meltzer grew up in Akron, Ohio and promised himself as a child that his dream was to get rich and take away his mother's financial worries. He played college football, was pre-med but decided to become a lawyer around the start of the internet. He was a young multi-millionaire, married his childhood crush but had everything taken away from him filing for bankruptcy. He's currently the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing & partnered with legendary NFL quarterback Warren Moon, regained his multi-milli
Clinton Sparks is a highly successful DJ, music producer, writer & business man. He's worked with every big artist in the industry, he has multiple business ventures & is involved in the tech space. We discuss what makes people successful, mindset, what keeps people in & out of trouble and whats going on in the world today. You can follow him at @clintonsparksLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today I'm reposting my friend Kevion's episode from when him and I first met. This is one of the best received episodes we've ever had. Everyone I talk to says that they've gone back and re-listened because of the story, advice and knowledge that he gives. Check his podcast out, I was just on it as well!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jordan Harbinger came by to discuss his unique childhood of phone tapping, becoming an FBI informant and the importance of traveling at a young age. Jordan speaks highly on how it impacted his life, the effect it had on him forcing him to grow up quicker and his thoughts on college. He's one of the first people to ever have a podcast and you can tell he's been doing this for a long time as he has a lot of great information in this episode. He also has a great technique for connecting people and s
Today I was fortunate enough to sit down with the legendary hall of fame boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard. It was amazing to hear his story and get some inside knowledge on what his mind state was during his career as well as some surprising information about how reserved and shy he was growing up and his discipline to be great. We also talk about the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation that raises money for pediatric type 1 & 2 diabetes research. Its amazing what he has done but also what he continue
Mark Mastrandrea (also known as Mark Brazil) started a company called Ikonick which just made headlines recently as he partnered with Gary Vee and Scooter Braun. Ikonick is an e-commerce canvas art company that offers amazing quality art for an affordable price. Mark talks about the marketing behind the business, targeting, acquiring licenses like images Muhammad Ali. We are doing a giveaway that you can find more information about in Mark's episode. Check out Mark & more on his business below.
This week I was interviewed by the guys over at The Art of Charm Podcast and had a great time talking with them. We discussed things like how to get over social anxiety, first impressions and using your opportunities to your advantage to create things for yourself. Thanks to AJ & Johnny for having me on and go check out their podcast below!
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Paul George, one of the most talented NBA players in the world grew up in Palmdale, CA loving to fish and play basketball. His sisters were star athletes and he was always known just as their little brother. It was around his senior year he made a name for himself and established his dominance in basketball which led him to be recruited by the top programs. Ultimately he chose Fresno State, played there for two years before being drafted in the first round of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pa
Dominic Chambrone who you may know as the Shoe Surgeon grew up in Northern California as the quiet, shy, creative kid. His way of making a statement and separating himself from everyone else was customizing his shoes. He has an amazing story that shows his ambition & relentlessness to perfect his craft by learning from cobblers and putting his own spin on things to create custom shoes for the biggest companies and celebrities on the planet. You can find his work online & as well as on his persona
Michael Chernow grew up in New York & experienced a lot when he was young. He was into partying & had someone pull him out of that life to really focus on himself. He's worked in hospitality since he was in his teens and has gone on to create very successful restaurants like The Meatball Shop & Seamore's. He's a huge believer on culture in the workspace and it really shows in this podcast and even his mission statements for his place. Listen in and find out what Michael is all about on episode
Alli Webb is the founder of Drybar, a simple concept turned into a multi-million dollar business that specializes in women's hair styling known as a blowout. Her philosophy for the business is "Focus on one thing and be the best at it. For us, that’s blowouts!” With over 100 locations across the United States, Drybar has grown into a massive business not only as a salon but also hair products sold in Sephora, Ulta, Bloomingdale's & Nordstrom. She's also started a podcast with her brother who
Miki Guerra is the founder of Magnolia Park aka The Mag Park, which is a Southern California based shoe & apparel resell business. Miki's done it all from real estate, djing, talent buying & now having huge success with this new business starting in 2015. Listen to his ups & downs, taking investors and buying back to become majority equity holder to his business that now has 5 locations on the west coast.
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Gary Vaynerchuk is one of the world's most notable entrepreneurs, leveraging social media to create a platform promoting himself and his massive business empire. From his digital & sports agencies, keynotes and podcast, there is no way to miss the content he puts out. The goal of this episode was to dive deep into his story & give a side of Gary that you've never seen before.
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This week I sat down with Dee Murthy of Menlo House, Chris Ngo of the Leverage & Miki Guerra from Mag Park to discuss the state of apparel and fashion live at Agenda in Long Beach.
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Kyle Kingsbury is a former UFC fighter who attended Arizona State University & made the football team as a walk-on. After college he felt empty w/ no direction in life and no structure. He battled through some issues & started MMA as a hobby which gave him that routine and introduction to human optimization. He's now the Director of Human Optimization at Onnit and host of Onnit Podcast.
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Steve Bartlett is the 25 year old CEO and co-founder of the social media marketing agency Social Chain. At a young age he was forced to become independent and be creative to find food & new clothes. He attended 1 college course (because this is what society implemented as the norm) and dropped out to create a company of his own.
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Dean Graziosi grew up from humble beginning in Marlboro, New York. His parents were divorced, he moved around a lot, worked at his fathers garage flipping and reselling cars while getting into real estate. Applying his earnings to infomercials he's helped many have success in real estate. He's had success as a an author with multiple NY Times best selling books as well as his training courses.
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Cal Fussman grew up in New York, moved to Missouri for journalism, had his dream job & decided to give it all up. For the next 10 years Cal traveled the world gaining skills & life experience to shape him into who he is today. Known for his "What I've Learned" column in Esquire Magazine he's interviewed people like Mikhail Gorbachev, Jeff Bezos, Richard, and Muhammad Ali. He's a sports writer, author & journalist with incredible stories with life lessons to share.
Mikey Taylor turned his passion for skateboarding into a successful career as a pro but always had the awareness to question the longevity and the what ifs for life after skating. He's made smart investments and is now helping other professional athletes prepare to do the same. Mikey is having great success as an entrepreneur and is also starting a podcast of his own called Avni launching on June 6th. Check out everything Mikey is doing here: @mikeytaylor & www.avniintelligence.comLearn
Alex Banayan, the world's youngest VC came by and told his story about how he took his winnings from The Price is Right and used that to invest in his dream to write about the keys to success. He made the Forbes 30 under 30 list and Microsoft wrote that he "cracked the code to success". His book The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers comes out on June 5th.
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This week is a very special episode, EPISODE 100 - The SuperPod!!! Thank you so much to all of the listeners for making this happen! I wanted to bring together 3 of my favorite guests (Rob Dyrdek, Kevion Stirdivant & Tom Bilyeu) to talk about the keys to success, happiness & longevity. This episode is definitely my favorite by far. Thank you again and enjoy!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ed Mylett grew up an average kid who loved baseball and thought he'd go pro but that dream came to an end. He's the head of World Financial Group, which is a multi-million dollar financial organization, host of the Ed Mylett Show podcast & is a peak performance expert who helps people perform at their highest level. Find out how he became so successful and his mindset on "pedaling".
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Eddie Huang who you may know from shows like Huang's World on Viceland, author of Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir & owner of BaoHaus NYC & LA has an incredible story. His main goal has always been to make his ancestors proud & stay true to himself. He's been a lawyer, a comic, restauranteur & a television producer while remaining authentic and staying true to himself. Listen in as he has plenty of gems to live your life by and the lessons he's learned along the way.Learn more about your ad
John Geiger went to college to become a school teacher, received his degree in Criminal Justice, moved to New Jersey to work with NFL Jets Cornerback Darrell Revis & ended up changing the sneaker game with his custom "Misplaced Checks" Air Force One. John left Pittsburgh for an opportunity he couldn't pass up and worked his way to the top of the sneaker culture. John cofounded the clothing brand "Diet Starts Monday" and continues to released limited shoes through John Geiger Co.Learn mo
Tamara Dhia, born in Baghdad, Iraq, moved to the US when she was a young girl and had the dreams of becoming the host of TRL. Not only did she achieve this dream but she's also gone on to create her own content reaching millions and became the editorial producer for Complex. Tamara provides an amazing story as well as actionable advice that everyone can apply to their life.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Maurice Clarett grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, an All-American football player, Ohio State's best talent of all time but unfortunately a string of bad events led him to decisions that cost him his career and ending up in prison. Now Maurice has created "The Red Zone" (program to help people deal w/ addiction as well as intervention programs through local schools. This is an amazing story with an amazing man.. find out more at mauriceclarettonline.com and @mauriceclarett on InstagramLear
Aubrey Marcus, the CEO/Founder of ONNIT, Author of Own the Day, Own Your Life & host of the Aubrey Marcus Podcast is the perfect example of someone who follows their passion and knows their mission in life. He went out on a limb with the initial launch of Alpha BRAIN and has crushed it ever since. Focusing on improving brain function, overcoming stress and living to your full potential. Aubrey has a ton of information to help you improve your life and happiness.
Nick Swinmurn is the creator/founder & former CEO of the largest shoe retailer in the United States, Zappos.com. Nick worked in ticket sales in minor league baseball, an online car-buying service, started a student portal called 4students.com and also worked at SiliconGraphics all before creating Zappos. Find out what it took to build, sell and create Zappos and the new businesses that he has now.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.
Jason Treu is an executive coach, author, public speaker & entrepreneur who specializes to help increase performance in your work space by diving into your life story & finding what may be holding you back. Knowing your weaknesses and knowing why you may be underperforming is extremely valuable to yourself as well as the people around you. Listen as Jason breaks down his lessons and how you can correct your behavior.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Brian Toll, hospitality expert and co-founder of H.Wood Group, shares his story of local LA promoter to creating a $35 million dollar nightclub and restaurant business. Brian talks about his early days as a promoter, losing some of his early investors money and ultimately creating a successful company with venues across the world.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices