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Growth Minds

By Sean Kim
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How to Spot a Liar | Dr. Moran Cerf
Moran Cerf is a neuroscientist and business professor at the Kellogg School of Management and the neuroscience program at Northwestern University. His academic research uses methods from neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology, behavior change, emotion, decision making, and dreams. He holds multiple patents and has mentored over 50 students and published over 70 academic papers in journals. In our conversation, we talked about how to identify liars, what's happening in the world of hacking, how to make better decisions, brain hacks to build better habits, and more. Website: Timestamps:  (0:00) Preview (0:38) Introduction (12:30) Drug use and social life (19:23) Addiction and will-power (30:12) Identifying Con Artists (47:19) How to spot a liar (51:28) Hypnosis and lucid dreaming (1:07:18) Neuralink? Using neuroscience and hypnosis (1:20:27) The future of communications (1:33:58) Outro About Sean Kim:  Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of Jumpspeak:   ✔ Subscribe on YouTube:  ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast:  ✔ Subscribe on Spotify:  ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:  ✔ Sponsor the podcast:   Connect with me:  ► Follow on Instagram:  ► Follow on Twitter:  ► Like on Facebook:
May 18, 2022
How to Make Better Decisions Using Regret | Daniel Pink
Daniel H. Pink is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including his latest, The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward, published in February. His other books include the New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. In our conversation, we talked about the difference between regret and disappointment, the four core regrets, balancing self-compassion, how to use regret to improve the quality of your life, and more. Timestamps:  (0:00) Introduction  (1:15) What is regret  (9:27) Embracing regret  (12:16) Four core regrets + types of regrets  (18:12) Facing regret  (25:55) Balancing self-compassion  (30:27) Building systems  (34:48) Living a fulfilling life
May 04, 2022
Billionaire Habits, Cultivating Curiousity, and Dreaming Massively | Naveen Jain
Naveen Jain is a self-made billionaire entrepreneur, and currently co-founder of Viome. Viome is a health testing company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze an individual's gut biology to gain insights into their health. In our conversation, we talked about: The difference between good & great entrepreneurs Advantages of starting new businesses outside of our expertise How to dream so big it scares you How to craft curiousity in yourself and others Success habits of billionaires How AI can help us rid chronic illness  The difference between biological vs. chronological age, and how you can find out yours & more! Timestamps: 0:00 Introduction - 6:17 Human survival 15:21 If curiosity dies, you die 19:05 Three questions to ask yourself 31:22 Humility and ambition   38:55 Chronological vs. biological age 42:43 Technology and lifetime Learn more about Naveen: Viome: Naveen's Website: Naveen's Twitter: Naveen's Instagram:
April 20, 2022
How to Heal Your Deepest Trauma | Dr. Paul Conti
Dr. Paul Conti is a psychiatrist, consultant, and author of Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic. In Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic, Dr. Conti examines the most recent research, clinical best practices, and dozens of real-life stories to present a deeper, richer, and more urgent view of trauma. We discussed how Dr. Conti defines a traumatic event, the 3 different types of traumas, the hidden side effects of trauma if left untreated, how to start taking control of it & begin the healing process, and much more.
April 08, 2022
How to Build Lasting Desire & Sexual Attraction In a Relationship | Robert & Karin Sternberg
Robert J. Sternberg is an American psychologist and psychometrician. He is a Professor of Human Development at Cornell University. Sternberg has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from Stanford University, under advisor Gordon Bower. Karin Sternberg, PhD is a Research Associate at the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a joint program of School of Public Health and J. F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Robert & Karin co-authored the book: The New Psychology of Love. In our conversation we talked about the different love stories each of us have and how that affects what partners we look for, how to know if someone is compatible with you, ways to build long-lasting desire and attraction in a relationship, and more. ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast: Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
March 22, 2022
Why You Can't Pay Attention & How to Focus Deeply | Johann Hari
Johann Hari is a writer, journalist, and a three-times New York Times Bestselling Author of Stolen Focus, Lost Connections, and Chasing the Scream. In our conversation we talked about the origins of why our brains are not wired to focus in modern times, the negative costs to us as individuals and society when we can't pay attention, tips & stratgies to regain focus, how to think deeper, and more. Watch the full video version of our conversation: Learn more about Johann: Website: Twitter: Stolen Focus (Book): ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:   Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
March 07, 2022
Charles Hoskinson: Co-founder of Ethereum & Cardano
Charles Hoskinson is a technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He co-founded Ethereum, Cardano (IOHK), and Invictus, and is an avid evangelist of decentralization. In our conversation, we talked about what gaining wealth has taught him about life, the most important role that cryptocurrency plays in our society, future applications of blockchain, why Africa will be the wealthiest continent by 2050, the most important skill young people should have, and much more. [00:00] Wealth vs. Happiness [01:35] What silent meditation did for Charles [04:55] Quality vs. quantity work (and the 4-day workweek) [08:20] The biggest problem cryptocurrency solves [14:40] Crypto applications (current and future predictions) [22:25] Can blockchain solve transparency in governments and institutions? [31:20] Why Africa will be the richest continent by 2050 [35:20] Best places to travel to in Africa [39:50] Dealing with loneliness [42:15] What skill Charles is world-class at [49:33] Should you double down on your strengths or fix your weaknesses? [51:38] Charles' advice for developing better habits (i.e. Pareto's law) Learn more about Charles: IOHK: YouTube: Twitter:
February 16, 2022
Nutritional Psychiatrist Shares Diet to Cure Anxiety & Depression | Dr. Drew Ramsey
Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, one psychiatry’s leading proponents of Nutritional Psychiatry and author of Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is the author of four books concerning food and mental health, including the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health, the bestseller 50 Shades of Kale  and The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body which explores the impact of modern diets on brain health.
February 02, 2022
Increase Focus, Gain Energy, and Lose Weight with Fasting | Dr. Jason Fung
Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist. He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. He has written three best-selling health books and he co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management program. In our conversation, we discuss the origins of fasting, why most of us have been misinformed about fasting & nutrition facts, benefits of fasting, how to get started in fasting, different types of fasting, and other health tips that will help you increase focus, energy, and live longer. Hope you enjoy this conversation! Learn about Dr. Fung: Website: YouTube: Instagram:
January 20, 2022
How to Captivate Anyone's Attention Using Cues | Vanessa Van Edwards
Vanessa is Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. Her book has been translated into 15 different languages and more than 30 million people watch her on YouTube. This is her 2nd time on the podcast, as the first one had great reception from you. If you enjoyed this conversation, I'd recommend checking out her new book 'Cues' here: We covered plenty of new topics and questions this time, including: Breaking down what it means to have 'Charisma' Defining 'cues', and why they're so powerful for every social interaction Different types of cues, and how you can apply them practically in real-life situations Analyzing Shark Tank investors, and the difference between successful presentations vs. unsuccessful ones Online dating tips, including what types of photos you should (and should not use) Where should you sit on a first date (facing each other or side-to-side?) How to build trust and connection using cues (on Zoom/Skype and in-person) & much more Love y'all and happy new years!
January 05, 2022
How to Master the Art of Networking | Devora Zack
Devora Zack is the CEO of Only Connect Consulting, a Washington Post bestselling author, and keynote speaker.  In our conversation, we discussed how anyone can use simple strategies to become a better networker (even if you're an introvert), the power of focus & how to get more done, and ways to be a better leader in the workplace.  Hope you enjoy this one!
December 15, 2021
Evan Carmichael: Keys to Developing a Successful Growth Mindset
Evan Carmichael is an entrepreneur, author, and YouTube content creator with over 3.2M subscribers. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M. He's the author of Built to Serve, and has been recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 40 Social Marketing Talents. More about Evan: Website: YouTube: Instagram: Book (Built to Serve):
December 01, 2021
How to Master Hard Skills Ultra-Fast | Scott Young
Scott Young is an author, blogger, and learning expert. His work focuses on helping you master the techniques and strategies to learn any skill faster.    Scott's blog: Grab his book ultralearning here: ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:  Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:   Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of
November 17, 2021
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Future of Space, Singularity, and How to Tell Captivating Stories
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He's the host of multiple bestselling books on astrophysics, and host of StarTalk, Cosmos, and more. Highlights of our conversation: Mysteries that keep Neil up at night How to ask better questions Neil's honest opinion on Neuralink and the singularity Difference between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos What space exploration will look like in the near future Why we choose to habitate Mars (versus other planets) The one innovation that will create the world's first trillionaire How to become a better communicator Why Neil doesn't care about legacy or being remembered ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:  Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
November 03, 2021
How to Catch the Next Big Trend | Eric Pilon-Bignell
Eric Pilon-Bignell is a best selling author, speaker, and pragmatic futurist.    Eric is a pragmatic futurist focused on addressing disruption by increasing the creative capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations to ignite change, innovation, and foster continuous growth. Eric has an undergraduate degree in engineering, an MBA in Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership.   Get Surfing Rogue Waves:   ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:
October 14, 2021
Kai-Fu Lee: Future of AI in 2041, and Why China Will Win the AI War
Kai-Fu Lee is the co-founder of Sinovation Ventures, a venture capital firm funding Chinese start-ups.  Before this, he was the president of Google China, and founder of Microsoft Resaerch Asia.  He's also the inventor of a speaker-independent, continuous speech recognition system.   Watch his TED talk:  ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:  Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:  Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of
September 30, 2021
How to Reinvent Yourself (Homeless to Millionaire) | Garrain Jones
Garrain Jones has had one of the most difficult journeys life can throw at you.   Kidnapped by four, near-death experience at ten, juvenile detention at thirteen, and living out of his car in his twenties.   Hear his full story, and how he overcame all adversities to become a millionaire.   [00:00] Introduction [07:06] Using your skills [11:05] Turning Garrain's life around [17:40] Overcoming traumas [20:16] Converting trauma into power [23:31] Importance of practising [26:44] Affirmations   [28:51] How to find a soulmate [40:19] Leave the past behind   [43:58] Social Media    ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:  Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:   Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of
September 08, 2021
Debbie Millman: How to Stop Caring What Other People Think
Debbie Millman is an author, designer, and creator of one of the longest running podcasts Design Matters. Timestamps: [03:15] Finding an occupation [12:54] Independence   [14:48] Dealing with rejection [20:52] Creativity   [28:54] Inspiration sources [35:07] Prioritizing relationships   [43:20] Working hard vs smart [49:53] Comparing to others   [1:01:16] 10 Year Plan ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:   Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
September 02, 2021
How to Stop Making Poor Choices | Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson is a behavioral economics researcher, author, and professor at Colombia Business School.  We talked about the one psychological bias that all humans have that leads us to make poor decisions, specific tactics that we can do to make better choices in life and business, and persuasion tips.   Timestamps: [01:47] Choice architecture [05:15] Loss aversion   [09:25] Fear of losing [13:20] Overcoming loss aversion   [16:16] Loss aversion vs age [24:23] What influence decisions [38:23] Evil choice architecture   [49:30] Patience impact [59:24] Amount of options vs choice [1:12:30] Eric Johnson’s book Order The Elements of Choice:   ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:   Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:   Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of
August 24, 2021
Flula Borg on Embracing Weirdness, Imposter Syndrome, and Unconventional Success
Flula Borg is a German actor, comedian, DJ, and YouTube personality.  ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:   Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:  Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of
August 06, 2021
How to Think Like Elon Musk | Tim Urban |
Tim Urban is the co-founder and writer of Wait But Why (, a long-form blog discussing topics like artificial intelligence, future technology, relationships, procrastination, career, and more.   Tim's TED Talk on procrastination has been viewed more than 50 million times, and his blog has caught the attention of people like Elon Musk. #elonmusk #neuralink #procrastination   ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast:   Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:   Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of
July 28, 2021
89. Jo Koy: Taking Risks, Vulnerabilities, and Finding Your Voice
Jo Koy is a stand-up comedian with multiple stand-up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix.  Learn more here: TIMESTAMPS: 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - The Jo Koy name 8:20 - Opening up about his brother 15:10 - Prejudice 25:30 - Biggest risks 43:30 - Rejection 48:45 - Depression 54:15 - Bobby Lee 1:07:50 - Bombing on stage 1:17:00 - Purpose & Motivation ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: ✔ Sponsor the podcast: Connect with me: ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook: Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of
July 21, 2021
88. How to get more done with less effort - Greg McKeown
Greg McKeown is the bestselling author of Essentialism, Effortless, Multiplers, and a keynote speaker.   He is the CEO of McKeown Inc. Clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar,, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.  His writing has appeared or been covered by The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month.   Subscribe to the podcast: Sponsor the podcast:   #essentialism #timferriss #productivity  ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:   Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:   Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of, a Columnist at Inc. Magazine, and contributor for The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Next Web, and more.
July 14, 2021
87. Astrologer Reveals Which Zodiac Signs Are Most Compatible
Ray Couture is an astrologer, who you may recognize from the viral video (16M+ views) of guessing random stranger's zodiac signs:  We got into discussion around the history of astrology, what Ray looks for when he's doing a reading, a dive into each astrology sign and their strengths & weaknesses, and much more.    About Ray: Ray Couture is an astrological counselor and life coach. He is of French-Canadian of Lakota Sioux and Cajun descent. Ray has been involved with Astrology for over 45+ years and has studied with such greats as Dane Rudhyar the Father of Humanistic Astrology and has presented workshops and lectures the Sabian Symbols, by author Marc Edmund Jones.   Learn more about Ray here:  Subscribe to the podcast: Sponsor the podcast: Speak a new language on day one:  #astrology #zodiacsign #horoscopes ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:  Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:  Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of, a language app designed to get you speaking from day one, a Columnist at Inc. Magazine, and contributor for The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Next Web, and more.
July 08, 2021
86. Dr. Adam Gazzaley - Brain Optimist & Modern Renaissance Man
Dr. Adam Gazzaley is your modern day Renaissance man. He's an American neuroscientist, author, photographer, entrepreneur and inventor.    He founded Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center designing and developing novel brain assessment and optimization tools to impact education, wellness, and medicine practices. He's the Chief Science Advisor of Sensync and Akili Interactive, the first FDA approved video game to help children as a medical treatment.  He's the co-founder and Chief Scientist of JAZZ Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in experiential technology to improve human performance. Additionally, he has been a scientific advisor for over a dozen companies including Apple, GE, Nielsen, Deloitte, Magic Leap, and the VOID, as well as the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.   Learn more about Dr. Gazzaley's book - The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World:  Subscribe to the podcast: Sponsor the podcast: #timferriss #technology #neuroscience ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:  Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:  Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of, the world's leading platform to learn languages online, a Columnist at Inc. Magazine, and contributor for The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Next Web, and more.
June 30, 2021
85. Troy Carter on Investing, Lessons Learned From Jay-Z, and Building Resilience
Troy Carter is a former manager of John Legend, Lady Gaga, Meghan Trainer, and more, a Shark Tank investor, former Head of Creator Services at Spotify, and now the CEO of Q & A. He's also an investor in Uber, Lyft, Dropbox, Spotify, and more. Troy has quite a resume & story, coming up with Sean Combs (Puff Daddy) as an intern, being discovered by Will Smith, and managing some of the most famous artists worldwide. In our in-depth conversation, we went over: How Troy was initially discovered by Will Smith (while he was rapping in highschool) Why his dad was and still is his biggest role model Lessons on resilience that he's learned from his dad, that still applies to him today How he thinks about focus vs. diversity in your career/business Evolving from having a scarcity mindset to an abundant mindset Investing framework that has helped him invest in Uber, Lyft, Spotify, and more What he looks for founders: how much of it is data vs. intuition Where to find new opportunities & much more! ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:   Connect with Sean  ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:   Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of, a Columnist at Inc. Magazine, and contributor for The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Next Web, and more.
June 23, 2021
84. How a Broke Musician Turned Wildly Successful (Investor in Airbnb & Uber) | Derek Zanutto
Derek Zanutto is the General Partner at CapitalG, a growth-stage venture capital arm of Google (Alphabet). Before CapitalG, he was an investor in Uber, Airbnb,, CAA, and more. In our conversation, we go into: How Derek went from studying liberal arts/touring as a musican to becoming an investor How he got into Wall Street with zero to little financial experience What he looks for in founders before investing in their company Questions that entrepreneurs should ask an investor to leave a lasting impression Mastering the art of saying 'no' Thinking clearly, and mental frameworks that Derek always refers back to
June 16, 2021
83. This Mental Shift Will Make You Outperform Everyone | Dotsie Bausch
Dotsie Bausch is an Olympic athlete, activist, and renowned speaker. She competed in the London 2012 Olympics, and has won 8 US national championships as a professional cyclist.    Dotsie is an advocate for adopting the plant-based lifestyle, and was named by VegNews in 2019 as one of the top 20 most influential vegans in the world. She was also featured in the Netflix documentaries "Personal Gold" and "The Game Changers", a popular documentary featuring top plant-based athletes (directed by James Cameron).   Learn more about Dotsie here:   Subscribe to the podcast: Sponsor the podcast: ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:   Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
June 09, 2021
82. Billionaire Jon Oringer Shares the Proven Path to Wealth
Jon Oringer is the founder of (NYSE: SSTK), a global marketplace of stock photography, footage, music, and editing tools.  In our conversation, we discuss how he started Shutterstock, why he recommends entrepreneurs to bootstrap their company for as long as they can, when it may make sense to raise capital from investors, and how you can build a culture of winners. ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast: Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
May 12, 2021
81. Real Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort Gets HONEST
Jordan Belfort is the author of The Wolf of Wall Street, which became a popular film played by the role of Leonardo Di Caprico.    In our conversation, we discuss his biggest regrets, life in prison, how he reinvented himself from rock bottom, teaching anyone to sell using the straight-line persuasion system, how to create wealth, and life lessons.   ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:   Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
April 22, 2021
80. How to Get More Results With Less Effort w/ Richard Koch
Richard Koch is the author of The 80/20 Principle, investor, and entrepreneur. The 80/20 Principle was a popular book to teach you how to apply the Pareto's Principle in your life and business.  Enjoy!
April 14, 2021
79. Gad Saad on Thinking Critically, Woke Culture, and Speaking Up When It Matters
Gad Saad is Professor of Marketing at Concordia University, Evolutionary Behavioral Scientist, and bestselling author. He's the author of multiple scientific papers and several books, the most recent of which is The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas are Killing Common Sense. Learn more about Gad: Website: Twitter: Parasitic Mind (book): ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:  Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
April 07, 2021
78. Navy SEAL Commander Reveals the Key Attributes to Achieve Peak Performance
Rich Diviney is a Former US Navy SEAL Commander, Founder of the SEAL 'Mind Gym', and author of The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance.  We discuss some of the key attributes that can unlock your peak performance, the hidden obstacles that may be preventing you from being great, what top performing leaders have in common, and more.   Check out the book The Attributes: Rich's website: Subscribe to the podcast: Sponsor the podcast: Get your free book:   #peakperformance  ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:   Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:
March 31, 2021
77. Undercover Hells Angels Agent Reveals Shocking Secrets
Jay Anthony "Jaybird" Dobyns, is a retired Special Agent and veteran undercover operative with the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, New York Times Best-Selling author, and public speaker.   Subscribe to the podcast: Sponsor the podcast: ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:  Connect with Sean ► Follow on Instagram: ► Follow on Twitter: ► Like on Facebook:  Sean is an entrepreneur, investor, and host of Growth Minds. He is currently the CEO of Rype, the world's leading platform to learn languages online, a Columnist at Inc. Magazine, and contributor for The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine, TIME Magazine, The Next Web, and more.
March 25, 2021
76. She Exposes the Biggest Lies In Modern History | Barbara Freese
From the treatment of slaves to drinking radium for health benefits, our modern history reveals a lot about the lies we've been told as a society by governments, nations, and corporations. Environmental attorney, Barbara Freese, studied 8 of the biggest lies that we have been told in just the past century that may shock you. Her focus is on eight shocking stories, including: The alternate reality of slave treatment by the English How we were fooled by corporations to drink Radium (and the tragic deaths that followed) Carmakers refuting to put seatbelts for decades Denial of the impacts of coal in climate change The lies that the tobacco industry has told for years and much more Hope you enjoy Learn more about Barbara:
March 17, 2021
75. Lauren Chen on Modern Relationships, Asian Stereotypes, and Religion
Lauren Chen (formerly known as Roaming Millennial), is a YouTube content creator around culture and politics and a BlazeTV host. In our conversation, we talk about the recent Asian hate that's been happening in America, her religious journey going from Catholic to Aethist then now to Evangelical Protestant, what it's like to go to a Mormon institution, her thoughts on modern feminism, dating, and gay marriage, and her philosophical views. Learn more about Lauren:  YouTube: Twitter: Instagram:
March 10, 2021
74. How Emmet Peppers Grew $3K to $30M+, Investing Strategies, and Next 10X Opportunities
With no professional stock trading experience or formal financial education, Emmet Peppers grew his retirement account from $3,000 to $30,000,000. In our conversation, I dug deeper into his story, the lessons he's learned along the way, investment strategies and tactics, and finding future 10-100X opportunities for you. Learn more about Emmet:
March 03, 2021
73. Annaka Harris on Consciousness
Annaka Harris is a New York Times Bestselling author of Conscious: Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind. Her work touches on topics like neuroscience, meditation, philosophy of mind, free will, and the hard problems around consciousness. Links mentioned: Daniel Chamovitz: Suzanne Simard: Christof Koch, Giulio Tononi, and Integrated Information Theory (IIT):, NYT article about Covid-Induced psychosis: Michael Gazzaniga:,, Philip Goff: More of Annaka: Website: Conscious (Book): Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:
February 24, 2021
72. From Losing Everything to a Billion Views a Month Empire | Dhar Mann
Dhar Mann is one of the fastest growing content creators today reaching over a billion views per month, creating inspiring and heartfelt short films. Discover more uplifting stories like Dhar on Growth Minds: Apple Podcast: Spotify: YouTube:
February 17, 2021
71. How to Get Into The Flow State | Steven Kotler
Steven Kotler is the founder of the Flow Research Collective, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of Bold, Abundance, and most recently The Art of Impossible. Had a blast chatting with Steven about breaking down what it means to be in a flow state, how to hack it, why it's the key to high-performance, future new technologies that we're both excited about, and more. Enjoy! Rate the Growth Minds pod!
February 10, 2021
70. How to Achieve Your Optimal Happiness w/ Srikumar Rao
Srikumar Rao is the founder of the Rao Institute, bestselling author of Happiness at Work, and TED speaker. I picked his brain on the mental perspective that's keeping people from being happier, how to shift our mindset to balance expectations vs. reality, and what we can do on a daily basis to optimmize our happiness. Hope you enjoy!
February 03, 2021
69. Bobby Hundreds on Keys to Success, Embracing Your Identity, and Giving Back
Bobby Hundreds (Bobby Kim) is the founder of the streetwear brand The Hundreds and bestselling author of This is Not a T-Shirt. The Hundreds was recognized as one of the top 5 greatest streetbrands in 2011 by Complex, and is worn by high-profile celebrities such as Jay-Z, Jamie Foxx, Jonah Hill, and more. Besides making an appearance as our first South Korean guest, I also had a blast chatting with Bobby.  We talked about: South Korean culture The origins of how The Hundreds started as an HTML blog How it grew to over 1M visitors (which is huge in the 2000-era) How to build a loyal community (tactical!) The feud with Pharrell Why Bobby went from being an anonymous content creator to sharing his identity Standing up yourself (and changing the narrative for Asian males) Giving back Learn more about Bobby: The Hundreds: Instagram: Twitter: This is Not a T-Shirt (Book): ✔ Subscribe on YouTube: ✔ Subscribe on Apple Podcast: ✔ Subscribe on Spotify: ✔ Subscribe on Google Podcast:
January 27, 2021
68. Isobel Yeung on China's Vanishing Muslims, Syria Censorship, and Life of Danger
Thrilled to bring you this interview with Isobel Yeung. Isobel is an emmy-award winning journalist, currently at VICE, covering some of the most pressing global issues around the world. Notable ones include: Going undercover to cover the re-education camps of Uyghur Muslims in China Being on the frontlines to cover the Syrian and Yemeni Civil War Uncovering the abusement of women in Mexico and more I had the opportunity to chat with Isobel more deeply about the conflicts we mentioned above, what it's really like to go undercover and stand in the frontlines at some of the most dangerous places in the world, the effects it has on her mental health, and what other global issues she wants to shine a spotlight on. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I had conducting it. Learn more about Isobel: VICE: Instagram: Twitter: Isobel's VICE documentaries mentioned: China's Vanishing Muslims: This is What Life is Like in Assad's Syria: Women Are Being Killed With Impunity in Mexico:
January 20, 2021
67. Donald Hoffman on Living in Simulation, False Reality, and Consciousness
With everything that has happened in 2020, the question of whether we live in a simulation has come up once or twice. Our guest today, Donald Hoffman, goes a step further, proving that the reality we see is false.  Donald Hoffman is a cognitive psychologist, author of The Case Against Reality, TED speaker, and professor at the University of California Irvine. 
January 13, 2021
66. Best Highlights of 2020! (Compilation)
Happy new years! To celebrate the first episode of the new year, here's a compilation from some of the top moments throughout the year on Growth Minds.   Each guest has a theme, and it goes as follows: Wealth - Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad) [00:23] Focus - Scott Belsky (Founder of Behance) [07:40] Conviction - Marc Randolph (Co-founder of Netflix) [14:40] Learning - Dr. Moran Cerf (Neuroscientist) [22:28] Attraction - Dr. Drew (Loveline) [30:15] Sexuality - Anna Akana (Actress/YouTuber) [35:08] Vulnerability - Dr. Emily Anhalt (Therapist) [41:10] Courage - Gary John Bishop (Author) [47:00] Self-love - Gabby Reece [54:41] Supplements - Doctor Mike [58:38] Longevity - Dr. Steven Gundry [1:04:26] Energy - Wim Hof [1:07:13] Reinvention - Yeonmi Park [1:16:52] Time - Robert Greene [1:26:39]   Subscribe to the podcast: Sponsor the podcast: Get your free book:
January 06, 2021
65. Neuroscientist Debunks Claims of Gender Spectrum | Dr. Debra Soh
Dr. Debra Soh is a neuroscientist who specializes in gender, sex, and sexual orientation. She's a former academic sex researcher who holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in psychology from York University. She's also the author of The End of Gender: Debunking Myths of about Sex and Identity in Our Society. Fun fact: she also holds a black belt in tae kwon do. Here are some topics we delve into: How Dr. Debra entered the world of sex and gender research Clearing up terminology  Non-binary gender movement Concerns with the non-binary movement Masculinity being redefined Transgender-ism across different cultures Dating rules & more Learn more about Dr. Debra Soh: Order The End of Gender: Dr. Debra's Twitter: Dr. Debra's Instagram: Subscribe to the podcast: Subscribe on YouTube:
December 23, 2020
64. An Honest Conversation on Polyamory, Money, and The Power of Asking | Gaby Dunn
Gaby Dunn is the host of Bad With Money, author of the book Bad With Money, television writer, and activist. Her podcast won the Shorty Award for Best Podcast and was named one of the top 10 podcasts by the New York Times in 2016.  We got into a lot of fun topics that I'm nowhere near versed in. But good thing we had Gaby here.  These include: Polyamory - how Gaby navigates her relationships with multiple partners The difference between dating men and women Dealing with jealousy. in non-monogamous realtionships Lessons she's learned about communicating Social media and the dangers of comparing yourself with others How Gaby got her first TV script sold (and the power of asking) Life in New York City vs. Los Angeles Hope you enjoy! Learn more about Gaby: -Twitter: -Instagram: -Gaby's book: Bad With Money: Thanks for tuning in as always. If this episode was helpful to you, I'd love it if you could take a minute to leave a 5-star review! Sponsor(s) of the podcast: Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here:
December 16, 2020
63. How to Perfect Your Morning Routine For Maximum Productivity | Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma is a leadership and productivity expert, keynote speaker, and author of the bestselling books, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and the 5AM Club. In an independent survey of 22,000 people, Robin ranked as one of the top 5 leadership experts alongside the names of Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, and more.  Given how difficult it has been to become a morning person (especially living in Spain the past few months!), I was excited to have Robin on to share his morning routine tactics. We talked about: Why the most successful billionaires and thought leaders wake up at 5AM The 20/20/20 routine to maximize the first 60 minutes when you wake up Robin's advice to those people who think they are 'nocturnal' (like me) trying to wake up earlier The difference between time management and energy management (and why the latter is far more important) Leadership (and life lessons) learned from working with the top billionaires, CEO's, and leadership experts What Robin would tell himself if he was to go back to his early 20's and more! Learn more about Robin here: Thanks for tuning in as always. If this episode was helpful to you, I'd love it if you could take a minute to leave a 5-star review! Sponsor(s) of the podcast: Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: With love, Sean x
December 09, 2020
62. What Happens In 2021 After COVID? Bold Predictions w/ David Pakman
David Pakman is a political commentator and host of The David Pakman Show, a progressive news and political talk program. When David started his career, he became the youngest radio host with a nationally syndicated show. His popularity continuously rose as he organically grew his audience to millions of subscribers on YouTube, and with the help of appearances on popular shows like The Joe Rogan Experience. In my conversation with David, we touch on: Argentina and corruption Podcasting and monetization What happens post-COVID in 2021? Changes we'll see in the Biden administration and more. Learn more about David: If you enjoyed this conversation with David, you'll also want to check out: Adam Carolla - How to Speak Your Mind Openly: Bret Weinstein - How Think Independently:
December 02, 2020
61. King Bach on Fame, Saying No, and Believing in Yourself
King Bach (Andrew Bachelor) is an actor, content creator, and internet personality. He blew up on Vine with over 11 million followers, creating funny skits, and has transitioned that audience and talent to garner over 20 million followers on Instagram. If you enjoyed this episode, you'll also want to check out: Louis The Child: The Value of Persistency  Adrienne Bankert: How to Say No Gracefully Subscribe:
November 25, 2020
60. Adam Carolla on How to Speak Your Mind Openly
Adam Carolla is what you'd call the OG of podcasting, starting The Adam Carolla Show back in 2009 before anyone knew what a podcast was. He sets the record as the "most downloaded podcast" as judged by Guinness World Records in 2011. Before starting his podcast, Adam co-hosted the show Loveline with Dr. Drew (a Growth Minds guest), and The Man Show with Jimmy Kimmel. In our conversation, we go over: Why Adam decided to write a book  How he balances his time when doing multiple podcasts, writing books, stand-up comedy, shooting movies, and more Adam's honest opinions on the politically correct culture we live in How you can learn to speak your mind without caring what other people think and more If you enjoyed this conversation, check out my conversations with: Dr. Drew - How to Be More Attractive Scott Adams - The Persuasion Master
November 18, 2020
59. North Korean Escapee Reveals Her Shocking Story | Yeonmi Park
Yeonmi Park is a North Korean defector who escaped the country in 2007. In this interview, she shares her full, unfiltered story of her journey and what is really going on inside North Korea. Order her book:
November 11, 2020
58. Taoist Monk Shares How to Increase Your Focus & Make Better Decisions | Dr. Pedram Shojai
Dr. Pedram Shojai is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, bestselling author of The Urban Monk and The Art of Slowing Down Time, and founder of Before finding the public spotlight, Dr. Pedram was a taoist monk for four years from the age of 18, and a Qi Gong master who's studied Tai chi and Kung fu for decades. Beyond the meditation session we do at the end of the episode (make sure you're doing it with us!), we also discuss: How Dr. Pedram got into taoism and what drove him to pursue the life of a monk for four years What are the core lessons he learned from being trained as a monk The practices and habits he still applies  Core differences between taoism and buddhism Things we can do today to slow down time and reduce our stress levels How we can make smarter decisions (and when is the best time of the day to make your BIG decisions) & much more If you enjoyed this episode, you may also like: Wim Hof - The Secret to Living Longer and Healthier How to Use Meditation to Make Higher Quality Decisions - Dan Harris Learn more about Dr. Pedram: Website - Instagram -
November 04, 2020
57. How to Train Your Brain to Earn More Money | John Assaraf
John Assaraf is a mindset and behavioral expert, New York Times Bestselling author, and CEO of MyNeuroGym - a company dedicated to using the most advanced technologies and evidence based brain training methods to help individuals unleash their fullest potential. He has created 5 multi-million dollar businesses before starting MyNeuroGym, and has been featured in hit movies including "The Secret" and "Quest for Success" with Richard Branson and the Dalai Lama. In this conversation, we went over: How John went from constantly getting into trouble as a kid to shifting his mindset 5 stages of Innercise, and using it as a tool to unlock your mindset's potential Why most people have limiting beliefs about money, and its relation to fear Steps you can take today to change your story around money and other limiting beliefs Latest developments in neuroscience that can help us learn faster & more Enjoy! If you liked this episode, you might also like my conversation with: Jen Sincero - Reverse Your Limiting Beliefs About Money Robert Kiyosaki - How to Earn Millions During a Recession Subscribe to the Growth Minds podcast
October 28, 2020
56. How to Think 10X Bigger | Sergey Young
Sergey Young is the founder of the Longevity Vision Fund, a $100m fund that invests in companies working on longevity technologies to help people live longer. He's also an innovation board member of XPrize, and the author of The Science and Technology of Growing Young.  His goal? To have a meaningful impact of the lives of 1 billion people to help them live a happy and healthy 100 years. Given how few people are willing to take the leap in the world of longevity in a meaningful way, I was fascinated to learn about the mindset behind Sergey and his story. In our conversation, we went over: Why there is a lack of funding and resources backing technologies and sciences in longevity Mental frameworks that have helped Sergey make better decisions as an investor What holds people back from thinking bigger and taking moonshots in life The importance of having 'blank time slots' to do nothing but think to get some of your best ideas Latest developments in longevity science and technology (and exciting changes to coming in the near future) Questions to ask to help you think 10x bigger (and shift your perspectives) What big thinkers like Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis, Larry Page (CEO of Google) all have in common & more Pre-order Sergey's book here: Subscribe on YouTube: Subscribe on Apple Podcast:
October 21, 2020
55. Active Volcano Walker Shares How to Conquer Your Fears | Nik Wallenda
Nik Wallenda, who's part of the legendary Flying Wallendas family, has walked over ropes across some of the craziest places you can imagine, such as the Niagra Falls, Time Square, and most recently, an active volcano in Nicaragua - all without a safety net. He has broken 11 Guiness World Records for various acrobatic feats, and is on his way to break more. However, his journey has not been easy. Events like 2017, where a horrific accident has led his sister to fall during rehearsals led to breaking nearly every bone on her face. Several members of the Wallenda family have also fell and died, as the stunts happen without any safety net. In our conversation, Nik shares: How he's been able to overcome his fears knowing he could die at any moment The difference between healthy and unhealthy fear (and why NOT feeling fear is dangerous) What his self-talk sounds like while he's on the tightrope (on top of an active volcano) How he prepares (or rather over-prepares) for every single event  What Karl Wallenda, his great grand-father (and founder of the Wallenda family) taught them How he continues to improve himself when he's the #1 in his industry & more Check out Nik's book 'Facing Fear': Subscribe to the pod: Subscribe on Youtube:
October 14, 2020
54. Louis The Child on the Value of Persistency, Self-Improvement, and Being Yourself
Louis The Child (Frederic Kennett  + Robert Hauldren) is a DJ and production duo, with hot singles such as "Better Not" (100 million streams on Spotify), "It's Strange", "Weekend", and more. They have been praised by the likes of Taylor Swift, Lorde, and their song was used as part of the FIFA 16 soundtrack.  The two of them met in high school at a Madeon concert. Few years later, they were touring and opening for him across the country.  There are so many fascinating parts to their story that I'm excited to share. We talked about: Their creative process, and how they view differentiation amongst other artists Skillstacking and the importance of combining your skills to find your competitive advantage Why the two of them choose to continue learning new skills like piano, writing, and drums instead of delegating it to others Daily habits and how persistency has played a pivotal role to where they are today Favorite books that have made the most impact, what they're reading today Importance of continuous self-improvement and the 10,000 hour rule Feeling the fear and doing it anyways & much more If you're an artist, entrepreneur, or someone that wants to know what type of mindset and daily habits you need to stand out, this is worth the listen. Enjoy x Subscribe to the pod: Subscribe on Youtube:
October 07, 2020
53. How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome, Be Emotional Resilient, and Use Your Dreams with Dr. Emily Anhalt
Dr. Emily Anhalt is a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D and doctorate degree, TEDx speaker, and Chief Clinical Officer at Coa, a mental fitness community with mental health gyms opening across the country. Dr. Emily's interest in the psychology of the entrepreneur began with the realization that “how you do anything is how you do everything,” and that the more founders and employees understand about their emotional tendencies, the more successful they and their companies will be. This unique perspective has led to work with some of the fastest growing technology companies and venture capitalist firms around the world. I got a chance to chat with Dr. Emily about: What emotional fitness is and how it differs from how we look at mental health today Dream analysis and what certain dreams may or may not mean Jung vs. Freud's approach to dream analysis and different schools of thought when it comes to psychology Why some people are so bad at receiving compliments and the proper way to accept them Overcoming imposter syndrome and being comfortable with having uncomfortable conversations (we play a game called 'if you really knew me') Parapsychology - and the power of our minds, and how they connect to our bodies and more! Hope you enjoyed this mental ride with Dr. Emily and I. As always, if you enjoyed the convo, would love for you to share, subscribe, and leave a rating!
September 30, 2020
52. How to Transform Your Brain By 500% | Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of Mindvalley
Vishen Lakhiani is the founder and CEO of, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, and an innovation board member of the XPrize. As a Malayasian-born entrepreneur, Vishen started his career by pursuing the traditional path by working for Microsoft in the United States. After realizing his desire for building something new, he started Mindvalley in 2002, and has bootstrapped the business to over 400 employees and millions of dollars in revenue. I did my best to take my conversation with Vishen in a fresh direction where he has normally not gone, as he shares.  We delved into some meaningful points including: The formula that Vishen uses to tell remarkable stories and become a better speaker Strategies and tactics to memorize anything including grocery items, names, and long numbers I put Vishen on the spot to memorize 20 numbers I write down (and ask him to do it backwards!) His honest experience on Ayahausca and some freaky revelations that he stumbled upon during the experience much more Enjoyed this conversation? Share this episode with one friend: Subscribe to Growth Minds on YouTube: Learn more about Vishen: Website: Mindvalley: Vishen's instagram: The Code For an Extraordinary Mind:
September 23, 2020
51. The "Healthy Foods" You Should Absolutely Not Eat | Dr. Steven Gundry
Dr. Steven Gundry is a cardiothoracic and heart surgeon, founder of the International Heart & Lung Institute, and a New York Times Bestselling Author of the Plant Paradox, Longevity Paradox, and the upcoming Energy Paradox. In our in-depth conversation about health, diet, and longevity, we go into: Why Dr. Steven Gundry eats only once a day, and what he eats What 3 ingredients he would use if people ate only one meals to maximize energy and longevity The importance of our gut health (and new research that shares how it impacts our mood, emotions, and decisions) Healthy foods that you must avoid (that we've been taught were healthy) What all blue zone cities (that have longest life expectancy) have in common in terms of their diet and lifestyles The one vitamin that we all need at least 5x more of and more With love, Sean Subscribe to the podcast: Subscribe on YouTube: Learn more about Dr. Steven Gundry: Website: Instagram: Twitter: Pre-order The Energy Paradox:
September 16, 2020
50. "Avoid These Top Workout Mistakes" - Beachbody Coach Autumn Calabrese
Autumn Calabrese is a celebrity trainer, best-selling author, and working mom who revolutionized the Beachbody® fitness model with her simple approach to portion control. She's trained clients like Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Rachel Zoe, Brooke Burke, and more. In our conversation, we talk about: The biggest mistakes most people make in nutrition and working out The uphill battle America has versus other countries when it comes to eating healthy Emotional eating and what we can do to overcome it (or help others overcome it) Importance of having a program when it comes to getting results when you work out Autumn's honest thoughts on fad diets, ketogenic diet, and more What Autumn eats to maximize her energy The importance of taking care of your gut microbiomes, how it affects your mood and energy, and what you can do to take care of it & more Enjoy!
September 09, 2020
49. Bret Weinstein on Being Open-Minded, Thinking Independently, and Ending the Two-Party System
Bret Weinstein is an evolutionary biologist, former professor at Evergreen State College, and part of the Intellectual Dark Web alongside members like his brother Eric Weinstein, Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Joe Rogan, and Ben Shapiro. Bret came into the spotlight as part of the controversy that occured at Evergreen State College (recommend a quick google), and is now using his platform to promote Unity2020, a new political system where two candidates from the left and right are drafted to become President and Vice President of the United States. Bret and I spoke about: #ShutdownSTEM controversy and Bret's stance on it What really happened with the Evergreen controversy The deep-rooted racism in the world and how we can take actionable steps to reduce it Unity2020: what is it, why is it needed, and who are the candidates? (hint: one of them is a former guest on Growth Minds) Why it's crucial that we remain open-minded while thinking independently If you enjoyed this conversation and our previous episodes, please take 1 min to leave a review!
September 02, 2020
48. How to Use Meditation to Make Higher Quality Decisions Everyday | Dan Harris
Dan Harris is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling book, 10% Happier, co-founder of the meditation app 10% Happier, and anchor for Good Morning America.  In this conversation, Dan and I go over: Dan's experience of going over to Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan right after 9/11 as an investigative journalist  How Dan got hooked into drugs after returning home Psychedelics, and how it can intertwine with meditation His journey into getting into meditation and what he has learned from his shrink and teachers What it's like to be completely silent for ten days without talking (or making eye contact) Buddhism and how Dan applies their practice in his daily routine Benefits of meditation and how to use it to make smarter decisions and more Check out Dan and his work: Ten percent: 10% Happier (book): Instagram: Twitter: Subscribe to the podcast: Apple: Spotify: Google:
August 26, 2020
47. Dr. Drew - How to Be More Attractive
Dr. Drew (David Drew Pinsky) is a doctor of internal medicine and addiction specialist who became globally recognized through his appearances on Loveline, Celebrity Rehab, Ellen, Oprah, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and much more.  I was fascinated to hear Dr. Drew's expansive knowledge about history and philosophy, and how he applies it to lead a more fulfilling life. We also dug into human attraction and why we're attracted to certain types of people, attachment theory, how he makes time for self-care and growth, why social contracts like marriage are important, and much more. This has been one of my favorite episodes to date, and I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did. Timestamps: [01:30] How Dr. Drew started his career in medicine and rose to fame [13:00] Can introverts become extroverts (and vice versa?) [20:30] Finding time to learn, and take care of yourself with a busy schedule [23:00] Stoic philosophy (plus story on how. he got Ryan Holiday started on stoicism) [26:25] Dr. Drew's current philosophy and how he applies it to his life [28:45] What Dr. Drew thinks about the cancel culture today [34:50] Should students still go to college in the future? [41:00] Can you still be friends with your ex? [43:30] Are humans closer to bonobos or chimpanzees (aka are we polygamous animals?) [49:00] Attachment theory [55:00] What do women find attractive in a man, and what attractive qualities do men look for in women? Links: Dr. Drew's website: Dr. Drew's YouTube channel: The Partially Examined Life podcast: Frederick Douglas biography: Facing Love Addiction book: Subscribe to the pod: YouTube channel:
August 19, 2020
46. The New Science on Breathing (boost energy & stop snoring!) w/ James Nestor
James Nestor is an author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, and journalist for Scientific American, The New York Times, National Public Radio, and more.   His freediving experience with some of the best breath holders led him to an exploratory journey to learn about the lost art of breath. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo.    Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is.   I hope this conversation was as fascinating for you as it was for me.   Book:   Timestamp: [00:00] Intro [03:45] How James got into researching the lost art of breath [08:20] Can we train ourselves to increase lung capacity? [15:00] Why some of us are OVERbreathing [24:15] How to stop snoring [35:00] Why nose breathing produces 6x more Nitric Oxide [37:55] How the human skull (and mouths) have evolved as human species [48:00] Strategies and tips to breathe effectively and increase our lung capacity   Subscribe to the podcast:
August 12, 2020
45. Doctor Mike Debunks Most Common Health Myths
Doctor Mike (Mike Varshavski) is a primary care physician and content creator on YouTube with over 5.9M subscribers and 600M views. His content focuses on educating the mainstream audience with common health advice using entertainment.    On this episode of Growth Minds, Doctor Mike and Sean discuss the story of how he rose to fame by documenting his journey in medical school, the pressing issue of lack of transparency in medicine, debunking the most common health myths, and more.   Subscribe to Doctor Mike's channel:   Subscribe to Growth Minds podcast: SHOW NOTES: [02:20] Doctor Mike's immigrant story from Russia   [15:54] Discrimination in STEM fields [19:27] The story of how Doctor Mike saved someone's life on a plane ride [23:30] Why Doctor Mike still practices medicine to this day [31:52] The lack of transparency coming from online medical gurus [37:45] How Doctor Mike was able to go from shy introvert to confidence speaker [40:20] Focusing on Intrinsic Happiness versus Extrinsic [54:30] Doctor Mike shares his opinion on supplements   Links mentioned in the episode: 1) Feeling good: 2) Divided mind:  
August 05, 2020
44. Aubrey De Grey - The Science of Curing Aging
Aubrey De Grey is one of the most recognized gerontologist (the study of aging), Chief Science Officer at SENS Research Foundation, and VP of New Technology at AgeX Therapeutics. His TED talk: A roadmap to end aging has been viewed more than 4.3M times, where he provocatively claims that the first human being to live to 1,000 is already born today. In our convo, we dig into actionable steps you can do to reduce your aging process, the latest research on what science has discovered about longevity, cryogenic freezing your brain and organs (and how transformative this is to living longer), and more. Learn more about Aubrey here: Subscribe to the podcast here:
July 29, 2020
43. How to Be Radically Honest With Anyone | Kim Scott
Kim Scott is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Radical Candor, CEO coach, and former Google exec.  In this conversation, we discuss what people most commonly forget when giving honest feedback, how to do it effectively, how you can still be human and a kickass boss at the same time, and tips to improve your verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Enjoy!
July 22, 2020
42. Can You Live Forever? w/ Neuroscientist Dr. Moran Cerf
Moran Cerf is a PhD neuroscientist, business professor at Kellogg School of Management, and co-founder of Think-A-Like and B-Cube. He has made much of his research accessible to the general public via his public talks at PopTech, TED, TEDx, Google Zeitgeist, DLD and other venues, gathering millions of views and a large following. He also acts as a consultant to various Hollywood films and TV shows, such as CBS' “Bull” and “Limitless”, USA Network's “Falling Water”, and more. In our conversation, we talk about learning while we sleep, how to lucid dream, extending our lifespan using modern research, and we go deep into the ethics and philosophy of longevity and its impacts on the economy, legislation, and more.  Learn more about Moran here: Enjoy!
July 15, 2020
41. How to Master Reading People | Robert Greene
Robert Greene comes on the show to talk about why humans behave the way we behave, and how using self-observation and empathy can help us improve the quality of our lives. We also discussed some topics that I've never had anyone explain in such unique lenses, including death, love, and ego. This is a personal favorite episode with one of my favorite authors, and the 1st return guest of Growth Minds! Enjoy x, Sean About Robert Greene: Robert is an author, who has written multiple Internationally best-selling books, including The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and most recently, The Laws of Human Nature. After selling 1.3 million copies of The 48 Laws of Power, his work has been followed and admired by the likes of 50 Cent, Drake, Michael Jackson, Will Smith, and more. Subscribe to the show:
July 08, 2020
40. She Paid Off $200K in Debt in 2 Years | Aja Dang
Aja Dang is a content creator on YouTube who has managed to pay off $200,000 in debt in just two years. Massive student debt is a burden that most listeners of this show need to deal with, and Aja reveals the strategies and tactics she's used over the years. This includes how much money she was making when she started her journey (it was around $3K), what she's making now, how much money she spends (and on what), and much more. You can take a look at her monthly budget (for 2019) here: Enjoy my convo with Aja and tweet me at @heyseankim if you enjoyed this content and want more guests that share advice around wealth creation, and investments.
July 01, 2020
39. The Secret to Living Longer & Healthier | Wim Hof
Wim Hof joins us to share how we can maximize our immune systems, cure illness, and gain more energy during the quarantine. We also discuss the latest scientific research that he and his team have been undergoing to show how cold exposure and the Wim Hof Method breathing techniques can benefit our mind and body.   Learn more about Wim Hof and his methods here:   About Wim Hof: Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is an extreme athlete who is most commonly known for his Wim Hof Method. It contains a scientific method that contains exposure to ice cold water and breathing techniques.   He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.
June 24, 2020
38. Amir Blumenfeld, creator of Jake & Amir (
Amir Blumenfeld is a comedian, writer, and member of the comedy duo, Jake and Amir, from College Humor. He has appeared in series such as Hardly Working and Very Mary-Kate.  Today, he's the co-founder of HeadGum, a podcast network with 34 shows under its umbrella. We chat about his story on how he started in comedy, the economics of a podcast network, what are the ingredients that can make any show successful, the future of content, and more.
June 17, 2020
37. Adrienne Bankert • How to Say No Gracefully & Balancing Kindness With Strength
Adrienne Bankert is an Emmy-award winning journalist, news correspondent, and author of Your Hidden Superpower. Her interviews can be seen on all of ABC platforms, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline and ABC News Live, where she's spoken with recognized names such as Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson, and more. In this conversation, we talk about the importance of kindness as you become more successful in your career, how to be kind without showing your weakness, saying no gracefully to new opportunities, and much more. Enjoy!
June 10, 2020
36. Dave Rubin – How to Think For Yourself (When Nothing Makes Sense)
Dave Rubin is an author, comedian, and host of the popular show, The Rubin Report. In this conversation, we talk about political correctness, why Dave decided to leave the left, the uphill battle to tell the truth, the division we have in the country and what we can do about it, and much more. You can check out his book, Don't Burn This Book, now available on Amazon: As always, please rate, review, and share the podcast:
June 03, 2020
35. Andy Roddick • Tennis Hall of Famer
Andy Roddick is a former professional tennis player with 32 career titles, including the Grand Slams and multiple runner-ups in Wimbledon. In 2017, he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, joining legends like Andre Agassi. In our conversation, we cover: How Andy got into playing Tennis What it was like to train with Serena and Venus Williams Meeting Andre Agassi for the first time and how he built a mentor-mentee relationship with him What it was like to play against Agassi Why Andy retired from Tennis and the importance of quitting on top How he built up his businesses while he was playing tennis to prepare for retirement His advice to entrepreneurs and anyone looking to go out on their own and much more! Hope you enjoy If you're enjoying the podcast, I'd love it if you left a review:
May 27, 2020
34. iJustine • The Future of Social Media
Justine Ezarik is one of the most popular YouTube personalities with nearly 6.5 million subscribers and over 1 billion views, where she creates videos around tech reviews, gaming, travel, and food. She's also an actress and the author of I, Justine. I had a great time with Justine reminiscing about old school tech and social media days (AOL anyone?), talking about the future of social media and tech, the downsides of being Internet famous, and much more.
May 20, 2020
33. JP Sears • Comedy Meets Spirituality
JP Sears is an author, stand-up comedian, and popular YouTuber with over 1M subscribers.  What I love about JP is his ability to use humor and comedy to educate his audience about spirituality. Like most of his audience, it's hard to tell when he's being serious and when he's joking around, but that's what makes our conversation unique. In our conversation, we talked about: Coronavirus and the effects it's having for people in relationships Open relationships in our modern society, and how polygamy could be traced back to our evolution Experimenting with psychedelics, including Ayahuasca in Central and South America How JP combines comedy and spirituality, and why he uses comedy to spread his message Discovering your true identity by shedding what you've been taught and much more! As always, please subscribe, rate, and share! x
May 13, 2020
32. Scott Belsky • How to Persevere
Scott Belsky is an investor, author, and entrepreneur currently serving as the Chief Product Officer at Adobe and venture partner at Benchmark Capital. He was the co-founder of Behance in 2006, which was sold to Adobe in 2012 for $150 million.    Today, he comes on our show to talk about his book The Messy Middle, which helps entrepreneurs, creatives, or anyone working on a project to navigate the messy middles of any new endeavor.    Enjoy this conversation with the great Scott Belsky!
May 06, 2020
31. Zoe Foster Blake • Building a Global Brand
Zoe Foster Blake is the founder of Go-to Skincare, a popular skincare brand based in Melbourne, Australia. Before Zoe became an entrepreneur, she was a magazine editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine, and an author of books sharing relationship advice. She's managed to leverage her strengths as a writer to start then differentiate her brand using the power of copywriting. In this conversation, we talk about her transition from 9 to 5 to building a global brand, why she prioritized hiring a CEO as early as possible so she can double down on her strengths, being authentic, rough break ups, and much more. Enjoy!
April 30, 2020
30. Scott Adams • The Persuasion Master
Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert and author of Win Bigly, Loserthink, and How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big. We talk about how to create systems (versus goals) to be more productive during the Coronavirus quarantine (and beyond), Donald Trump's persuasion tactics, his predictions for how the Coronavirus will impact society, and more. Highlights of our discussion: -How to use the power of hynpnotism to create better systems and habits to do anything, including working out, eating better, waking up earlier, and more -The number one rule that Scott has learned to determine whether a new product will be successful in the marketplace -Why mating and survival is embedded into everything we do and love -How to find a competitive advantage in your career by using talent stacking -Frameworks Scott uses to pick what new projects to work on and why some opportunities far outweigh others -His relationship with Donald Trump and what he thought of him during their in-person meeting -Scott breaks down the persuasion tactics of Donald Trump and how he won the election using these tactics -Why Scott endorsed Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton (and how he lost 40% of his income and 70% of his friends because of it) -Predictions on how Coronavirus will change the way we live, act, and behave around others People mentioned: -Donald Trump -James Altucher -Warren Buffett -Michael Jordan -Andrew Yang -Joe Biden -Hillary Clinton About Scott: Scott Raymond Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, and business. His Dilbert series came to national prominence through the downsizing period in 1990s America and was then distributed worldwide. Subscribe to the podcast: Read a Book a Week - it's free: #scottadams #habits #politics 
April 22, 2020
29. Melody McCloskey • CEO of
Melody McCloskey is the founder and CEO of Styleseat, an online platform for stylists, barber shops, and beauty salons to manage and grow their business. Without knowing how to write a single line of code, Melody hustled her way to launch Styleseat without raising any outside capital then to billions dollars in transactions. We talk about her mission to build a women-driven business, going the least taken path in Silicon Valley by building a profitable business, and how she's managing being a CEO while being a new mother. Enjoy this!
April 16, 2020
28. Gary John Bishop • How to Unf*ck Yourself
Gary John Bishop is a New York Times Bestselling author with millions of books sold, speaker, and coach who has personally helped athletes, celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, and more to reframe their mindsets and to stop playing small. Gary's message cuts straight through the bullshit and gives us the hard (but truthful) advice we all need during these tough times. Enjoy this one with the great Gary John Bishop. And I'd also recommend checking out his roster of bestselling books: Unf*ck Yourself Do The Work Stop Doing That Sh*t
April 08, 2020
27. Seth Maxwell • How to Tell Captivating Stories
Seth is the founder and CEO of Thirst Project, the largest youth-led water activism organization in the world.  The Thirst Project arose and has now risen over $10 million with over 3,000 water projects established in 13 countries.  Learn more:  
April 01, 2020
26. Carter Sharer • The Formula to 6M+ Subscribers
Carter Sharer is not your typical 26-year old.  After graduating from Carnegie Mellon studying Quantum Mechanics and Computer Engineering, he was set to pursue a highly technical and lucrative career building self-driving cars. Instead, he turned to YouTube. By applying his analytical thinking, he reverse-engineered the top YouTubers using data, and rose to become one of the top influencers in record time. This was a fun episode. We get into the future of automation and how society will have to adapt, how Carter reverse engineered YouTube to build his massive following, surviving inside a lion's cage and other crazy shenanigans he's had to film for his channel, and more. Enjoy this one! 
March 25, 2020
25. Gabby Reece • Building Long-lasting Relationships
Gabby Reece is a renowned professional athlete, Nike's first spokeswoman, a New York Times Bestselling Author, and host of The Gabby Reece Show.  I had the opportunity to speak with her about the lessons she's learned from her career as a professional athlete to modeling, and now building the empire that she's built with her husband Laird Hamilton. We get into topics like: The masculine and feminine roles we play in relationships and why they're critical to a long-lasting relationship Modern day feminism and the pros and cons of this movement Why beauty has a diminishing return, and what men or women should do about it Developing inner personal happiness and what Gabby has learned over the years and much more Hope you enjoy this one! As always, take care of each other, share, and stay strong.  
March 18, 2020
24. Robert Kiyosaki • How to Earn Millions From Nothing
Robert Kiyosaki is a globally recognized author, speaker, investor, and entrepreneur, most famously known for writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, which has (officially) sold 31 million copies worldwide.  It was an honor to have him on the podcast to talk about things like: The real difference between rich vs poor mindset EBSI How the education system is based from Prussia The biggest mistakes he sees young people making in investing and money today Why you should unlearn everything you've been taught about money What Robert thinks of Andrew yang and UBI How you should invest your money What being antifragile means and how you can become even stronger from a market crash How to prepare for the upcoming recession to help you profit millions Robert's relationship with Donald Trump How Robert became the karate kid in Korea and became a black belt in Tae Kwon Do Oh and lots of laughs :) and much more Hope you enjoy! As always, please review, rate, and share!  
March 11, 2020
23. Shane Snow • Reverse Engineering Success
We’ve all heard the overnight success stories that popped out of nowhere. Why is it that some people struggle for years to get to a level of success, while a few individuals can climb straight to the top in mere months? This is what our guest, Shane Snow, is here to reveal today. Shane is a talented entrepreneur, but he’s an even more talented journalist. After researching, analyzing, and interviewing the unconventional success stories of people and companies, he noticed a common pattern amongst them. That’s why Shane wrote the book, Smartcuts. While 99.9% of us have been taught the conventional wisdom of success, such as paying our dues and making small progress, Shane argues that the 0.1% think differently. He calls it ‘lateral thinking’, which is to rethink conventional practices and break the rules (that were never rules in the first place). This is a book that I’ve read over and over because it preaches why thinking differently, and zigging while everyone else is zagging will accelerate your success. In this interview, we go deep and wide in every aspect. We’ll shatter the common wisdom about success, how you can think laterally to fast track your success, and explore the behind-the-scene stories of global icons like Michelle Phan, Skillrex, and Jimmy Fallon. If you have the desire to, be, do, and achieve more in less time, or if you’re seeking a different way of thinking, this episode with Shane will inspire you. What You’ll Learn How switching from one ladder to another can bypass traditional courses of success The fastest-rising U.S Presidents didn’t progress up the linear political path. They were successful in one industry and jumped on the Presidential ladder (ex. Reagan, Trump) Companies that pivot from one business model or product to another tend to perform much better than those who always stayed on one course How to use mini-failures to make faster progress in anything you do The myth of the 10,000-hour rule What Shane learned after interviewing global icons like Skillrex and Michelle Phan Why an entrepreneur that failed at his first company is no more likely to succeed the next time around How to build authentic relationships with mentors (and why informal relationships are much more effective than formal) How Shane deals with loneliness and the downturns of entrepreneurship People Mentioned In The Episode President Ronald Reagan Skillrex Michelle Phan Jimmy Fallon Peter Thiel  
March 04, 2020
22. Dave Asprey • Looking 10 Years Younger
It’s not every day that you meet someone who spends over $1MM to optimize their body and mind. In fact, most of us have been following the same health and nutritional practices that have been brought down to us from our family. Today’s guest, Dave Asprey, is about to rock our worlds. Dave is the founder and CEO of, and the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Bulletproof Diet. He works with some of the top researchers and doctors to learn how one can get the best sleep, have more natural energy, and increase their brain function. A lot of what Dave shares may be counterintuitive to what you’ve heard growing up, including his belief about why we need less sleep than we think, and the idea of putting butter in your coffee! Get ready for an intense 60-minute learning session, and make sure you stay until the end to hear Dave’s challenge to you. Biggest takeaway lessons from this Episode What’s the number one tactic for busy people to increase their level of energy and brain function? [7:35] What is Biohacking and why is it catching on like wood fire? [10:00] The ideal amount of sleep is 6.5 hours (traits amongst all of the longest living people) Quality sleep is what you want, not just quantity How to hack your sleep [12:08] Blacked out curtains Why you should have multiple progressive alarms that wake you up in the morning [15:53] How to measure the quality of your sleep [16:45] What the last 90 minutes of Dave’s day look like to get the highest quality of sleep [17:17] Flux: Avoid all the blue light possible and LED lighting Raw honey to raise serotonin levels The one question that Dave asks to feel less stressful before going to bed [22:30] The importance of having a small win that’s outside of your main project/business [24:00] What Dave does in the first 60-90 minutes in the morning [24:48] How to avoid the mid-afternoon crashes [32:50]
February 26, 2020
21. Timothy DeLaGhetto • Building Confidence
*Quick heads up guys - audio file for this interview was damaged, so you're hearing the camera audio throughout the conversation. Sorry in advance, and we'll be back with proper audio in future episodes! - - - Timothy DeLaGhetto is one of the most confident dudes I've ever met - not just in the way he presents himself, but his inner confidence. From his OG rise to fame on YouTube to a regular cast member on Wild 'n Out, we cover Tim's upbringing, how he built up his confidence, tips on how anyone can build it, interracial dating, and much more. Hope you enjoy this one!  
February 19, 2020
20. Darren Prince • Becoming a Superconnector
Today he represents some of the world's biggest celebrities in sports and entertainment, including: Dennis Rodman, Pamela Anderson, Hulk Hogan, Magic Johnson, and even Muhammad Ali before his passing. But Darren's story is anything but pretty. After dealing with an opioid addiction for 24 years, he hit rock bottom despite being at the height of his career. While we hear a lot of zero to hero stories, it's rare for someone who's at the top to reveal their deepest struggles and heartbreaking moments. In this episode, we discuss: -How Darren managed to hold his empire together despite dealing with one of the hardest drug addictions -An entertaining story of how him and Dennis Rodman met (at a strip club) -How he made superstar connections and what it truly takes to become a superconnector -Practical strategies learned on how to stay in great relations over time with important people you meet -and more! As always, please rate, share, and review:  
February 12, 2020
19. Mandy Rose • Dealing With People Who Underestimate You
You probably know what it feels like to be underestimated. Perhaps it's because of the way you look, what school you went to, or even how much money you make. Whatever the reason may be, it's not nearly as important as how you deal with it. Amanda (Mandy Rose) is no stranger to being underestimated by others. As one of the main faces of the WWE, she plays a flirty blonde character who every guy falls for. She's even got the nickname 'God's Greatest Creation' which is often recalled whenever someone mentions her name in the WWE. However, behind the scenes in our conversation, Amanda shows a different side to her. To get to who she is today, Amanda shares the insecurities she had to overcome, how she learned to love her body, the immense amount of work it takes to stay in mental and physical shape, and much more. I appreciate how candid she was throughout this conversation, and I'm honored to share a different side to Mandy Rose that you don't get to see on the big screens. Hope you enjoy this conversation. As always, please share, rate, and review
February 05, 2020
18. Anna Akana • Dating Men vs. Women
Last year, I opened up on Growth Minds talking about losing my Aunt to suicide when I was 15. A friend linked me to a YouTube video from Anna Akana, who lost her little sister to suicide when she was 17. Coincidentally, both were from the same city in Japan. And both were gone too soon.  The unfortunate reality is that seeking mental help is far too stigmatized in our society. Asian-Americans are 3x less likely to seek help than other Americans, and you can see why after hearing Anna’s personal experience. With the surprising event that unfolded this week, Anna’s story is another reminder to us all that life is fragile, and we can lose the ones we love at any point. But this isn’t an entirely sad story. While Anna shares that she didn’t laugh for years after her sister died, you’ll hear plenty of laughs in our ‘off-the-rails’ conversation. From dating as a bisexual, relationship tips, dealing with your depression to rediscovering your self-identity when you feel lost - we go through it all. This was a fun one. Hope you enjoy. ps - go see Anna perform live in NYC on Feb 26:
January 29, 2020
17. Marc Randolph • Co-Founder of Netflix
He changed the way we watch TV forever, and today Netflix is worth nearly $150 billion dollars (at the time of this writing). I got the opportunity to dig deeper into the origins of Netflix's story, like how it could've been a personalized shampoo business, nearly selling to for $15 million in 1998, and more. What most people don't know was that Netflix was Marc's 6th company. As a seasoned entrepreneur, he shared invaluable insights on how to accelerate your career, validating your business cheaply, what he's learned from working with current CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, and more. Grateful to have shared this conversation and lessons Marc has learned in his 40 years of being a seasoned entrepreneur. ps - fun fact: while we did not discuss this in the interview fun fact, we later found out that Sigmund Freud was Marc's great grand-uncle. As always, please rate, review, and share!
January 22, 2020
16. Lexie Alford • The Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country
At 21 years old, Lexie Alford is the youngest person to travel to every country in the world, and she's got the Guiness World Record to prove it. I had the pleasure of sitting down with her shortly after she received her official certificate (we get into how the process works).  We talked about the origins of her travel story, some of the craziest (and dangerous) experiences she's been through, and the insightful travel hacks that took her many years to learn. I appreciated how open Lexie was about discussing the 'unsexy' parts of travel, like the loneliness she felt, feeling like she was undateable given her hectic travel schedule, and what her relationship with travel is today after traveling to every country in the world. Grateful to have had her on and to share this knowledge with you all. As always, please share, rate, and review!
January 15, 2020
15. Sugar Ray Leonard • How to Overcome Your Fears
Sugar Ray Leonard, one of the greatest sports icons alive, joins us on Growth Minds today.  To be honest, I didn't know quite what to expect in this interview because my boxing knowledge is comparable to cooking skills - minimal at best. The good news for me and you, Ray shared valuable insights and stories that apply to every aspect of our lives. I learned a lot myself about what it takes to overcome fear and anxiety, the importance asking for help, when your back is against the wall, and most importantly, what it takes to be an exceptional human being. He also shares fascinating stories on his meeting with Nelson Mandela, the close relationship he had with Muhammad Ali and what he learned from him, how he fought through his internal doubts and struggles at the top of his career, and much more. What surprised me about Ray was how open he was about his life - from his drug addiction, being sexually molested as a child, and the doubts he had throughout his career. Very appreciative of him for being so genuine with his presence. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Sugar Ray Leonard and I. As always, please subscribe, share, and leave a review!
January 08, 2020
14. Victoria Arlen • Paralyzed to Gold Medalist
Victoria Arlen became paralyzed with 2 rare conditions at the age of 11. Hear her inspiring story of how she overcame every possible physical and mental barrier to go from being in a wheelchair to winning the Gold Medal at the Paraolympics then competing at The Dancing With The Stars.
January 01, 2020
13. Jen Sincero • Reversing Your Limited Beliefs About Money
“You are a victim of the rules you live by.” -Jen Sincero One of the most controversial topics in our society today is around: Money. In certain cultures, it’s more taboo than sex, religion, or politics.  The mission of this podcast is to have an honest conversation about vital topics that aren’t being talked about in the traditional media to reach your full potential. And that often means getting uncomfortable.  This episode about money and limiting beliefs is no different.  Our guest today is Jen Sincero, who’s the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.  The book has sold over a million copies and is available in over twenty languages, as it only garners more popularity around the globe. In this episode, we talk about why money is such a taboo topic in our society, how to reverse the limiting beliefs about money that we’ve been taught (most of us at an early age), an inside look at the controversial ‘life coaching’ industry, and much more. Hope you enjoy this conversation with Jen. Highlights of the Episode The limiting beliefs we’ve been taught about money and wealth (including what our parents taught us) Why money is such a taboo topic in today’s society  How Jen shifted (and reversed) her limiting beliefs about money and what it means to her Why being uncomfortable is the key to changing your financial life  Instead of saying ‘I couldn’t afford it’, ‘I’m going to figure out how’  How hiring a business coach changed the outlook of Jen’s financial path  What Jen’s life coach helped Jen with that she wasn’t doing before (and the one exercise Jen recommends you do immediately)  How do you distinguish from a credible coach that can truly make an impact versus someone that’s not experienced  How to talk about money with your closest friends and family members  Curating a more supportive circle of people that is aligned with your vision  and more!  
December 25, 2019
12. Dennis Rodman
The 5X NBA champ (and North Korean Supreme Leader's BFF?) Dennis Rodman blesses us with his presence. You may know Dennis for teaming up with Michael Jordan to win multiple NBA championships or being an exuberant character wearing wedding dresses to the basketball stadiums. But there's so much more to Dennis that people rarely talk about, and we uncover a lot of who Dennis Rodman is in this interview.  Some things we talk about: -Dennis growing up without a male figure and how hanging out with only girls shaped his thinking (later helping him speak up for the gay community) -Growing one foot in one year and how basketball and NBA was a fluke -The moment Dennis nearly committed suicide and what saved his life (you may be surprised) -NBA spying on him?! -How him and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un became great friends, including drinking games they played in North Korea -Partying with Putin and 20 Russian models -Why Dennis has a flipphone instead of a smartphone (spy controversy?!) -His long lost father coming up to him in a parking lot, and how he's the Genghis Khan of the Philippines -much more!
December 18, 2019
11. Robert Greene • The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene, the bestselling author of 48 Laws of Power, comes on the show to talk about his new book The Laws of Human Nature, working with 50 cent, and we go deep into talking about power, how to protect yourself from being taken advantage of, and much more.
December 11, 2019
10. Vanessa Van Edwards • How to Captivate Anyone
Vanessa Van Edwards has broken down “people skills” into a science-based approach to teach us how to master your social skills including body language, social psychology, and more. Her website Science of People is a human behavior research lab, where she studies people of all backgrounds on human behavior, psychology, and relationships to answer questions like: What makes someone charismatic? Why didn’t I get the date? Do people like me? How can I win the deal? In just 30 minutes, Vanessa blew me away with the specifics of her research and data, such as measuring the distance between someone’s shoulder and ears in order to know if they’re a leader. Due to Vanessa’s astounding and unique approach in introducing the importance of PQ (People Quotient) instead of IQ, she has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, and has given keynote speeches at MIT and several Fortune 500 companies.
December 04, 2019
9. Rich Roll • How to Break Through Mental Barriers
After checking into rehab from facing alcoholism, then being 50lbs overweight at the age of 40, Rich decided that he wasn't going to be another statistic. Rich overcame all odds and committed to becoming the best version of himself in all areas of his life, particularly health. He adopted a plant-based diet and began doing iron-man distance triathlons, including the EPIC5 CHALLENGE - an odyssey that entailed completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week. Yes, he did all of this by just eating a plant-based diet. Today, at the age of 50 (almost 51), he's recognized as the "25 Most Fittest Men in the World" by Men's Fitness, a #1 bestselling author of Finding Ultra, and hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the world. I had the honor of sitting with Rich in his beautiful home in Malibu, where he shares how to break through your mental and physical barriers, living to your full potential, finding balance while running a business, being a father/husband, and training as an ultra-endurance competitor.
November 27, 2019
8. R3hab
R3hab is a globally recognized DJ who rose to fame from the Netherlands. He ranked 12th on the DJ Mag top 100 DJ in the World, and was recognized by Forbes as one of the most iconic DJ's and producers of recent times.
November 20, 2019
7. James Altucher
James Altucher is an investor, entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host, stand-up comedian and more. Why so many titles? James shares why this curiousity (and lack of focus) is what made him successful in the first place. We also get real about money, real relationships and how to spot fake ones, skill stacking, how introverts can hack networking, and much more.
November 13, 2019
6. Matt Higgins • Shark Tank
Matt Higgins is a prominent entrepreneur, investor, and a recurring shark on Shark Tank. We jam today about how to take control of your life, why he doesn't chase legacy, and switching your mindset from defense to offense.
November 06, 2019
5. Lewis Howes • School of Greatness
My dear friend Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling Author and host of the popular podcast School of Greatness. He's here to talk to us about redefining what society thinks masculinity should be, and the power of being vulnerable in your relationships.
October 30, 2019
4. Amanda Bradford • The Future of Dating
Let's face it. Dating today is hard. Amanda Bradford, CEO of the popular dating app, seems to have some answers for us. Single or not, this one is worth tuning into.
October 23, 2019
3. Tom Bilyeu • Impact Theory
Tom Bilyeu is the host of the popular show Impact Theory and founder of the billion-dollar nutrition brand, Quest Nutrition. Watch video interview:
October 10, 2019
2. Steve Aoki
2x Grammy-nominated DJ joins the show today. I even challenge him to a push-up contest and get my ass kicked. Watch the video interview (and push-up contest):
October 10, 2019
1. Andrew Yang • Running for President
Andrew Yang is running for President of the United States in 2020 as a Democratic candidate. Andrew's website: Watch the video interview:
October 10, 2019