#025: Joel Runyon – Mental Toughness, Goggins, 4-4-52
Play • 56 min

Joel Runyon is an athlete and entrepreneur. He is the founder of IMPOSSIBLE - a company dedicated to helping people push their limits and do impossible things. In 2017, he became the youngest person in the world to run 7 ultra marathons on 7 continents. Along the way, he raised $192,000 for Pencils of Promise and built 7 schools. In this conversation, we spoke about running four miles every four hours for 52 hours, how he gave David Goggins his domain name, and much more.

Made You Think
Made You Think
Nat Eliason and Neil Soni
66: Making the Navalmanack: Interview with Eric Jorgenson
“Even today, what to study and how to study it are more important than where to study it and for how long. The best teachers are on the Internet. The best books are on the Internet. The best peers are on the Internet. The tools for learning are abundant. It’s the desire to learn that’s scarce.” - Naval Ravikant In this episode of Made You Think, Nat and Neil are joined by Eric Jorgenson. Eric is a writer, product strategist, and author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. We cover a wide range of topics including: * How Eric came to the idea of writing The Almanack * What Eric's biggest lessons and takeaways were from authoring this book * What topics didn't end up making the final cut * The future of education and online courses * The idea of leverage and how it can be used And much more. If you haven't already, make sure to check out our last episode where we talked in great depth about The Almanack and discussed our key takeaways from the book. Let us know what you think of this episode by sending a tweet to Nat, Neil, and Eric! Links from the Episode Mentioned in the show * Previous MYT Episode (0:35) * Naval on Shane Parrish's podcast (2:27) * Readwise (10:30) * Bonus Section: Education (27:07) * Building a Second Brain (32:22) * Lambda School (32:55) * How To Think Like Elon Musk - Made You Think Episode (44:37) * SpaceX (45:40) Books Mentioned * The Almanack of Naval Ravikant * Debt: The First 5000 Years (11:23) * Infinite Jest (13:58) (Nat's Book Notes) (Book Episode pt. 1) (Book Episode pt. 2) * Vagabonding (52:02) (Nat's Book Notes) People Mentioned * Naval Ravikant * Trevor McKendrick (7:38) * Elon Musk (41:41) * Tim Ferriss (50:40) Show Notes: 0:52 - Eric Jorgenson, author of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, shares how his idea of writing the book came to be. 5:35 - From the start, Eric knew he didn’t want it to just be a summary book. How he was able to hone in on the writing style of the book to capture the interest of his readers all the way through. 9:20 - Highlight density. Using highlight data to estimate book quality. Skipping chapters and not finishing books. 14:14 - Eric’s key takeaways from the book and what knowledge he has carried away from writing it. The importance of equity, accountability and leverage. We have the tendency to want to do everything ourselves rather than to create systems and put the pieces together. 19:04 - How Twitter and other social media usage affects mindset and energy. Discussions of Naval’s Twitter usage and utilizing it as an outlet for his unfiltered thoughts and ideas. 21:56 - What were the communication patterns between Naval and Eric during the creation of The Almanack? 24:05 - The variety and depth of Naval’s ideas. Eric allowed himself to take time to dive in and explore these topics to let them sink in before writing about it. 26:02 - One topic that didn’t make the final cut was Education. Naval has talked about the flaws within the education system as well as the future of education. If you’re curious to read more, you can find that here! The rise of online courses and the potential for digital course creators. When you’re learning locally, you have the best person in the area teaching you. When you’re learning on a platform that’s global, you’ll be learning from the best of the best, plus increased accessibility. 32:44 - The future of online learning and career preparation is promising. How will the online course market grow within the upcoming decades? Tiktok education in the format of 60 second videos shot from your phone. 37:45 - English as the language of business and the history of the qwerty keyboard. 40:50 - If Eric could write about another influencer of thought, who would it be? 42:10 - Elon Musk, PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX. Writing a biography about Elon Musk: he has a hefty list of accomplishments but his principles and concepts are timeless. 48:24 - What do we know about Naval’s relationships and family? His ideas and concepts are what he is widely known for, so not much is known about his personal life. 53:53 - Eric’s next steps includes creating a course to help build a framework on this idea of leverage that Naval often speaks about. 57:01 - Leverage can be utilized at a personal, managerial, and company level in many different ways. Productivity of a company is no longer about how many employees there are. People leverage. 1:01:59 - Pick up a copy of The Almanack of Naval Ravikant on Amazon, follow Eric on Twitter, visit navalmanack.com, and follow along with upcoming projects on Eric's website! If you enjoyed this episode, let us know by leaving a review on iTunes and tell a friend. As always, let us know if you have any book recommendations! Find us on Twitter @TheRealNeilS and @nateliason. The best way to stay up to date on future episodes and show updates is to join our email list at Made You Think Podcast. Check out ways you can support the show here!
1 hr 3 min
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes
#493: The Random Show — Bitcoin Pros and Cons, 2021 Resolutions, Fave Books, Lucid Dreaming, Couples Therapy, and More
Tim Ferriss Show Podcast Notes Key Takeaways * Investments in crypto are extremely risky * Kevin only keeps 5% of his portfolio in it * When it grows excessively, he sells some of it to rebalance his portfolio * Investing is a great playing field to assess the effectiveness of your decision making * You can then transfer what you learn in investing to the rest of your life * “We are all investors; of time, energy capital and you can choose to become better at those things or you can remain blissfully unaware” Tim Ferriss * Rather than time-management, Tim is focusing more on energy management * He found that the most energizing things he does are often in Nature * Specifically when cultivating awareness and appreciation for Nature * You should only choose books that you are sad to see end * If Tim is rushing through a book, he takes it as a sign to drop it * “If you eat an animal but you won’t kill it, you are way disconnected from nature” Kevin Rose Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.org The Random Show — Bitcoin Pros and Cons, 2021 Resolutions, Fave Books, Lucid Dreaming, Couples Therapy, and More | Brought to you by LinkedIn Sales Navigator, the best version of LinkedIn for sales professionals, FreshBooks small-business accounting software, and Magic Spoon delicious low-carb cereal. More on all three below. Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of “The Random Show.” In this one we discuss Bitcoin, portfolio rebalancing, energy management versus time management, maximizing our enjoyment of nature, lucid dreaming, couples therapy, healthy Hawaiian venison, and much, much more. Please enjoy! This episode is brought to you by LinkedIn Sales Navigator! LinkedIn Sales Navigator is the best version of LinkedIn for sales professionals. Tap into the power of LinkedIn’s 700 million+ member network. LinkedIn Sales Navigator gives you 20 monthly InMail messages, Lead Recommendations, Unlimited Searches, Actionable Insights and News, and access to free courses on LinkedIn Learning. Target the right prospects and decision-makers, unlocking 15% more pipeline from sourced opportunities, a 17% lift when saving leads on Sales Navigator, and 42% larger deal sizes. Start your 60-day free trial—that’s a two-month free trial!—of LinkedIn Sales Navigator today by going to LinkedIn.com/Navigator * This episode is also brought to you by FreshBooks. I’ve been talking about FreshBooks—an all-in-one invoicing + payments + accounting solution—for years now. Many entrepreneurs, as well as the contractors and freelancers that I work with, use it all the time. FreshBooks makes it super easy to track things like expenses, project time, and client info and then merge it all into great-looking invoices. FreshBooks can save users up to 200 hours a year on accounting and bookkeeping tasks. Right now FreshBooks is offering my listeners a free 30-day trial, and no credit card is required. Go to FreshBooks.com/Tim and enter “Tim Ferriss” in the “How did you hear about us?” section! * This episode is also brought to you by Magic Spoon cereal! Magic Spoon is a brand-new cereal that is low carb, high protein, and zero sugar. It tastes just like your favorite sugary cereal. Each serving has 11g of protein, 3g of net carbs, 0g of sugar, and only 110 calories. It’s also gluten free, grain free, keto friendly, soy free, and GMO free. And it’s delicious! It comes in your favorite, traditional cereal flavors like Cocoa, Frosted, and Blueberry. Magic Spoon cereal has received a lot of attention since launching last year. Time magazine included it in their list of Best Inventions of 2019, and Forbes called it “the future of cereal.” My listeners—that’s you—get free shipping and a 100% happiness guarantee when you visit MagicSpoon.com/Tim and use code TIM. * If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! For show notes and past guests, please visit tim.blog/podcast. Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at tim.blog/friday. For transcripts of episodes, go to tim.blog/transcripts. Discover Tim’s books: tim.blog/books. Follow Tim: Twitter: twitter.com/tferriss  Instagram: instagram.com/timferriss Facebook: facebook.com/timferriss  YouTube: youtube.com/timferriss Disclaimer: I am not an investment adviser. All opinions are mine (or Kevin's) alone. There are risks involved in placing any investment in securities or in Bitcoin. None of the information presented today is intended to form the basis for any offer or recommendation or have any regard to the investment objectives, financial situation, or needs of any specific person.
2 hr 21 min
Creator Lab - interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders
Creator Lab - interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders
Bilal Zaidi
Gagan Biyani, Udemy // Lessons From Building An Education Unicorn + The Future Of Online Learning
Gagan is the co-founder & former President of Udemy, an online education company that's worth more than $2bil. He later co-founded Sprig, a food delivery startup & went on to become the interim head of growth marketing at Lyft. Gagan recently announced a new education startup with Wes Kao. They've raised $4.3mil from investors like First Round Capital, Naval Ravikant & Li Jin. Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi @gaganbiyani Watch the full interview on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IifuGSaEkkU In this conversation, we discuss: * lessons in building Udemy + Sprig, from high-highs to low-lows * why cohort-based courses will play a major role in the future of online education * what it was like being fired by a co-founder * the impact of financial struggles & the unique pressure of being the child of immigrants * perspective gained from traveling to all 7 continents Timestamps: * 00:00:00 Intro * 00:02:47 Who is Gagan Biyani? * 00:05:20 Udemy Origin Story * 00:10:54 Starting Up a Business When You Have A Work Visa * 00:12:57 Setting A Timeline * 00:16:54 Parental Pressure + Traditional Careers * 00:20:53 Struggles * 00:26:54 How Do You React To Financial Troubles? * 00:29:27 Living Within Your Means * 00:30:34 Being Content * 00:33:27 Getting Fired By A Co-Founder * 00:42:20 The Rise & Fall of Sprig * 00:44:05 Chamath: "You're Going to Fail" * 00:50:07 Failure + Cognitive Dissonance * 00:52:40 3 Years of Travel * 00:57:20 Finding Hidden Gems * 00:59:24 Figuring Out What's Next * 01:00:59 Naval's Advice * 01:04:51 Evaluating Business Ideas * 01:07:28 Gagan's New Startup: Cohort-Based Courses * 01:13:37 Opportunities In Online Education * 01:17:29 Formats That Work Best * 01:21:19 Wrap-Up
1 hr 23 min
North Star Podcast
North Star Podcast
David Perell
Trevor Bauer: Playing Professional Baseball
My guest today is Trevor Bauer, who is arguably the very best pitcher in Major League Baseball. In 2020, he had the lowest Earned Run Average of any pitcher and won the National League Cy Young Award, which goes to the top pitcher in the game. I wanted to interview Trevor not only because he's an excellent pitcher, but because he takes a radical approach to the game. He's a physicist and a scientist. A scholar and an entrepreneur. And you don't find that combination very often. Furthermore, he might be the most polarizing figure in baseball. Some people love him; some people hate him. But every fan has an opinion on him. Off the field, he's the founder of Momentum, athlete-driven media company that uses storytelling to connect athletes and fans. To build it, he started a podcast and a YouTube vlog where he talks about pitching mechanics and what it's like to play professional baseball. Personally, this was one of the coolest episodes I've ever recorded. I grew up as an avid San Francisco Giants fan, and I still remember getting to the field early to get autographs and catch baseballs during batting practice. This interview would have made little 8-year old David proud, and I'm lucky to share it with you today. Please enjoy my conversation with Trevor Bauer. ____________________________ Show Notes 2:18 - How Trevor would change the way baseball is marketed and to whom it should be pitched. 5:45 - Why updating the game for a modern audience would be difficult, despite what Trevor believes would be a successful move. 11:23 - Why there aren't many unique fields like in San Francisco or Boston. 15:10 - How baseball is not being evangelized well by the people who could be doing it most easily. 19:51 - How general scientific literacy can and should be improved through sports. 23:28 - What it takes for Trevor to scientifically design his pitches and then implement them in a game. 31:00 - The business of baseball, and how Trevor has learned to maneuver its quirks and difficulties. 37:13 - If could choose anybody, who else in the sports world and beyond Trevor would want to talk to. 42:15 - How Trevor looks into the future to superpower his game. 48:07 - The dangers of getting too in-depth in analyzing your game, and how it can hurt you. 54:43 - Why you should practice analytically and perform intuitively. 56:13 - What breathing techniques Trevor employs in his game. 58:18 - The different aspects of building a business and how Trevor is handling each element differently. 1:07:30 - Why Trevor's actual goals in his work and his game aren't covered by the media. 1:10:44 - How his father helped Trevor succeed in baseball by giving him the tools he needed to work hard.
1 hr 14 min
The Disruptive Entrepreneur
The Disruptive Entrepreneur
Rob Moore
8 Ways to Have GREATER Impact in the World
Discover today the 8 ways that you can have a greater impact on the world. Today Rob discusses how to maximise your influence on the world and extend your message to the masses. Learn the importance of ensuring your visions are global, how to build a big platform and why you should always endeavour to always be kind to others.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Have A Grand Vision: When you have personal goals, they can become self-centred. By turning your visions into local, national or even intercontinental visions, you will find that you have greater visions and scale.   Build A Big Platform: If you have a vast amount of followers on social media then you are going to be able to easily monetise those channels and have great connections, endorsements and collaborations. Having a large platform allows you to get your message out to the masses.   Build A Team Around You: You cannot do everything all by yourself. Many entrepreneurs start by doing everything and end up becoming a jack of all trades and master of none. Focus on high income generating tasks and have your team focus on admin, finance systems and solutions.   Do Kind Things Regularly: The kinder you are to others, the kinder life will be to you. It is easy to become focused on the commercial side of things. Don’t forget to do kind things every day. Random acts of kindness will have a massive butterfly effect. People won’t remember how much money you made, they will remember how many people you helped.   BEST MOMENTS “Then my world changed. My connections changed. My scale and impact changed.” “If you go for big challenges, people will buy into that.” “When you have a great network, you have a great net-worth.”    VALUABLE RESOURCES https://robmoore.com/   CONTACT METHOD Rob’s official website: https://robmoore.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive/?ref=br_rs LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979     ABOUT THE HOST Rob Moore is an author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor, and property educator. Author of the global bestseller "Life Leverage" Host of UK's No.1 business podcast "The Disruptive Entrepreneur." "If you don't risk anything, you risk everything." CONTACT METHOD Rob’s official website: https://robmoore.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive/?ref=br_rs LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14 min
The Reader's Journey
The Reader's Journey
Alex & Books
17. Scott Young: How To Learn Skills Faster & Retain More of What You've Learned
My guest today is Scott Young, the bestselling author of Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career. Scott is a prolific writer who writes about learning, productivity, and habits. He is known for documenting learning challenges such as completing 4-years of MIT computer science classes in one year and learning four languages in one year. In our conversation, Scott talks about how to learn skills faster, the paradox of learning and why sometimes learning strategies that feel that easiest are the least effective, how to remember more from the books you’ve read, how to prevent yourself from forgetting a skill, and much more. *TIMESTAMPS:* * [00:44] - What is Ultralearning?   * [04:02] - How Scott completed 4 years of MIT classes in 12 months   * [08:37] - How to deal with distraction and procrastination   * [13:08] - The importance of direct learning   * [20:20] - The paradox of learning (sometimes learning that feels easy is the least effective)   * [26:31] - How to remember more of what you’ve learned & prevent yourself from forgetting information  * [29:25] - Why you want to space your learning and not cram for an exam  * [31:15] - How to remember more from the books you’ve read * [37:55] - Advice to people starting their first ultralearning project   * [40:26] - How to maintain skills and prevent yourself from losing them   * [45:40] - How to raise your kids to be ultralearners  * [50:50] - Two books that changed Scott’s life Learn more about the author: * Twitter: @ScottHYoung * Website: scotthyoung.com *** If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe & write a positive review. Every week, I send out a free weekly newsletter with actionable advice from amazing books. Join 4,200+ readers here. *Connect with Alex & Books:* * Twitter: @alexandbooks_ * Instagram: @alexandbooks_ * YouTube: Alex and Books
56 min
The Brutal Truth about B2B Sales & Selling - The show focuses on Hacking the Sales Process
The Brutal Truth about B2B Sales & Selling - The show focuses on Hacking the Sales Process
Sales - Brian Burns
THE #1 WAY THIS REP CONNECTS WITH CLIENTS AND CRUSHES HIS NUMBER
https://www.b2bRevenue.com - Get Your Free E-Book on How Companies make Decisions. FAQ: * 1 YEAR ACCESS, PAY MONTHLY OR ANNUALLY NOT A SUBSCRIPTION * OFFICE HOURS EVERY  OTHER WEEK VIA ZOOM. 1 HOUR GROUP Q&A. * UNLIMITED 1-ON-1’S  ARE FREE AS LONG AS THEY CAN BE SHARED IN THE COURSE. 1-ON-1 ARE * FULL ACCESS ON DAY ONE - NOTHING IS GATED OR TIME RELEASED. * ALL CONTENT IS VIDEO BASED AND SELF PACED * I RECOMMEND TAKE COURSE ONCE WITHOUT NOTES OR APPLYING IT SO YOU UNDERSTAND THE BIG PICTURE FIRST. THEN TAKE AND APPLY IT STEP BY STEP. * YOU START WHEN YOU WANT AND GO AS FAST OR SLOW AS NEEDED.     Video Emails by Covideo = http://www.Covideo.com       — SAMPLE EMAIL TO EXPENSE THE COURSE MGR,   I have been listening to the brutal truth about sales podcast for X months and it speaks to the issues we face.   They currently offer a course that includes video instruction, group Q&A and One-on-One coaching. I’m committed to my own personal development and would like your help in expensing the course.   It would pay for itself if I closed only one new deal of $X value.   Please let me know by Friday if I can move forward with this 1 year course.   Thanks, ME ———————————————————————————————————— Audible 30 day Free Trial: http://www.audibletrial.com/BrutalTruth     Check out my YouTube channel and watch my Free Sales/Social Selling Course. https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=MaverickMethod     Listen to The Sales Questions PodCast: https://itun.es/i67d3Ry     Listen to The B2B Revenue Leadership Show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/b2b-revenue-leadership-show/id1174976428?mt=2   Get a 30 day Free Trial of Pipedrive with “BRUTALTRUTH” coupon at https://www.Pipedrive.com       Twitter: @briangburns LinkedIn: Brian G. Burns Facebook: Brian Burns YouTube: Brian Burns SALES PODCAST
43 min
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