What Got You There with Sean DeLaney

What Got You There with Sean DeLaney Podcast

What Got You There is a weekly podcast hosted by Sean DeLaney and is all about diving deep and hearing the journey behind some of the worlds most accomplished influencers. Guests include professional athletes, authors, professors, creatives and everyone in between. Find out more at http://whatgotyouthere.com

#213 Robert Rosenberg- Former CEO of Dunkin' Donuts on A Dozen Lessons Learned
Robert Rosenberg was the CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts for over 35 years and author of Around The Corner To Around The World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin’ Donuts. Under his leadership, Dunkin’ Donuts grew from a regional family business to one of America’s best known and loved brands. Rosenberg received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and just weeks after graduating at the age of 25, he assumed the position of chief executive officer. Robert shares many of the stories behind this historic company...

#212 Blas Moros- Founder of The Latticework on Lifelong Learning, Mental Models & a Multidisciplinary Approach to Life
Blas Moros is writer, thinker, entrepreneur and so much more. He’s the man behind Sean’s favorite website The Rabbit Hole that is filled with book recaps, thought provoking essays and other amazing content. Blas is at it again with his latest project The Latticework. If you’re into lifelong learning, mental models, and multidisciplinary approaches to life then you will love the latticework. It’s a site pulling the most important lessons from all of the major disciplines and we think this is going to be an e...

#211 Josh Kaufman- Author of The Personal MBA discusses entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, and his multidisciplinary approach to mastery!
Josh Kaufman is the bestselling author of books on business, entrepreneurship, skill acquisition, productivity, creativity, applied psychology, and practical wisdom. His unique, multidisciplinary approach to business mastery and rapid skill acquisition has helped millions of readers around the world learn essential concepts and skills on their own terms. His bestselling book THE PERSONAL MBA: 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is now out! Episode Notes Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere “Uncover ...


#210 Morgan Housel- The Psychology of Money
Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund and a former columnist at The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Morgan is out with his first book  The Psychology of Money:Timeless lessons on wealth, greed and happiness , which Sean thought was exceptional. In it  Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense...

#209 Yen Liow - Managing Partner of Aravt Global- Lessons Learned on the Path to Excellence
Yen Liow is the Managing Partner at Aravt Global LLC, which is a fundamental global equity investment firm based out of New York. Yen previously was a Principal of Ziff Brothers Investments, and prior to ZBI, Yen was a Consultant at Bain & Company in its San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore and Beijing offices. Yen received his MBA from Harvard Business School, is a former Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and guest lectures regularly at various universities around the country. On this episode Yen d...

#208 Tom Peters- Author of In Search of Excellence & Management Guru
Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence--the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever. Almost 20 books and thirty plus years later, he's still at the forefront of the "management guru industry" he single-handedly invented.  In those 35 years since writing In Search of Excellence, Tom has never stopped studying what's new and making his best predictions for what's to come next. This conversation focuses all Tom's knowledge on how to manage ...


#207 Vanessa Van Edwards: Learn to Master Your People Skills, Captivate Audiences & Decode Human Behavior
Vanessa Van Edwards is a national bestselling author and founder of Science of People. Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences around the world. On this episode Vanessa shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on how people work. Get ready for Vanessa to go over  her methods for turning “soft skills” into actionable, masterable frameworks that can be applied in daily life. Vanessa's Episode Notes Checkout my News...

#206 Safi Bahcall- Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Safi Bahcall is one of the few 2nd time guests on What Got You There which should tell you how much Sean respects him! Safi was first featured on episode #126 , if you have not heard that pause this and checkout that episode! Safi was a former physicist turned biotech CEO where he went on to lead his company to IPO and serve as the CEO for 13 years. Safi is also author of the bestselling book Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries which is on Bill Ga...

#205 Ozan Varol- Former Rocket Scientist on Learning Strategies, Decision Making and Managing Chaos
Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and author of the new book Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life.  A native of Istanbul, he studied astrophysics at Cornell University and served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers. Varol later became a law professor at Lewis & Clark College. On this episode Ozan discusses strategies and frameworks learned from his time as a rocket scientist that we can all use...


#205 Ozan Varol- Former Rocket Scientist on Learning Strategies, Decision Making and Managing Chaos
Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and author of the new book Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life.  A native of Istanbul, he studied astrophysics at Cornell University and served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers. Varol later became a law professor at Lewis & Clark College. On this episode Ozan discusses strategies and frameworks learned from his time as a rocket scientist that we can all use...

#204 François Rochon- President & Portfolio Manager of Giverny Capital
François Rochon, is the president and portfolio manager of Giverny Capital. François founded Giverny on his investment philosophy of owning outstanding companies for the long term and that philosophy has helped him in having one of the best investing track records there is. If you invested $100,000 with François in 1993 that same $100,000 would be worth about $4.5 million today. But if you invested that same $100,000 only in the market you’d have just over $1 million. François is truly a legend in the inves...

#203 Michael Mauboussin- Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing
Michael Mauboussin is the author of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, and More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places. Michael is currently Head of Consilient Research at Counterpoint Global. Michael has also held roles as Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital Management, he was a Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, and he was Chief...


#202 Evy Poumpouras - Former Special Agent on Protecting the President, Living Fearlessly and Reading People
A Special Agent for the United States Secret Service for over 12 years, Evy Poumpouras was on the Presidential Protective Division for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. She has also protected presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H.W. Bush. During her career, she was a criminal investigator, worked undercover, and was an interrogator for the Secret Service’s elite polygraph unit highly trained in the art of lie detection, human behavior, and cognitive influence. Evy’s heroi...

#201 David Cote- Former CEO & Chairman of Honeywell on Life Lessons, Investing in the Long Term, and Leadership!
David Cote was formerly Chairman and CEO of industrial giant Honeywell and is currently Executive Chairman of Vertiv Holdings Co. During 16 years as CEO and/or Chairman of Honeywell, he grew the company's market capitalization from around $20 billion to nearly $120 billion, delivering returns of 800 percent and beating the S&P by nearly two and a half times. Cote was named CEO of the Year by Chief Executive Magazine in 2013 and was recognized as one of the World’s Best CEOs by Barron’s for five straight yea...

#200 Chris Fussell- Former Navy SEAL & Partner at the McChrystal Leadership Institute on Building Teams, Developing Your Growth Mindset and Conquering the Unknown
On What Got You There’s milestone 200th episode Sean talks with Chris Fussell who spent 15 years on U.S. Navy SEAL Teams and is a Partner at the McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. He is the author of One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams, and a co-author of the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams. Chris also served as Aide-de-Camp to Lieutenant General Stanley McChrystal during McChrystal's final year commanding a Joint Special Operations Task Force fighting Al Qaeda around the globe. Since...


#199 Maria Konnikova- What Professional Poker Taught Me About Decision Making, Learning and Mastering Myself
Maria Konnikova is a Harvard and Columbia educated psychologist, author and, in recent years, professional poker player. Over the last year Maria stepped away from her job and entered into the world of poker to write her new book about poker and the balance of skill and luck in life called  The Biggest Bluff.  The Biggest Bluff follows Maria’s immersion in the world of poker, from novice to professional, under the tutelage of one of the greatest players in the game, Erik Seidel. But this is not a book about...

#198 Dr. Marcus Elliott- The Future of Athletes and Elite Performance
Dr. Marcus Elliott is a Harvard trained physician specializing in performance enhancement and the development of elite athletes. As Founder and Director of P3, he is dedicated to applying cutting edge science for optimal athletic achievement. He has trained some of the world’s best athletes including those at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the New England Patriots, stars of the NBA, and many more elite athletes.  Dr. Elliott’s primary focus has been on peak performance and injury prevention and on this e...

#197 David Taylor- Developing the Mindset of a World Champion Wrestler
David Taylor, widely known as The Magic Man, is one of the most decorated American wrestlers of all time. David is a World Champion, US Champion, 2 X NCAA Champion  a 4x NCAA All-American, 4x BIG 10 Champion, and he’s hoping to add Olympic Champion in the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. On this episode David goes deep on his championship mindset, what it takes to be great and what he’s learned from great coaches. Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.co...


#196 Andrew Roberts- Leadership Lessons from Those Who Made History
Andrew Roberts is a Bestselling author, historian and journalist. He is a visiting professor at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, and also has positions at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Lehrman Institute at the New York Historical Society. On this episode Andrew discusses some of the great leaders he’s written about such as Winston Churchill and Napoleon Bonaparte, how he transitioned from a career in finance to become one of the great writers of history, and what...

#195 Daniel Gross- Pioneering The Future of Startups, Frameworks for Entrepreneurs and Challenging Yourself!
Daniel Gross is the founder of Pioneer, a fully remote accelerator that backs brilliant founders from all over the world. Pioneer is changing the way companies are formed and Pioneer has already has backed more than 100 founders. Daniel’s origin story begins in Israel and when he was 18, he was accepted into YCombinator, being the youngest founder ever at the time. He founded a company called Cue, an AI-powered search engine, that was acquired by Apple when he was just 22! Daniel was a previous guest on ep...

#194 Matt Ridley- How Innovation Works and Why it Flourishes in Freedom
Matt Ridley is the bestselling author of books such as The Rational Optimist, The Evolution of Everything, and his new book How Innovation Works and Why It Flourishes in Freedom! Matt has also been an editor and writer for the Economist, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. On this episode Matt discusses  the history of innovation, and how we need to change our thinking on the subject. He talks about how some of the most transformative inventions have come to be and how innovation is a collective, collabo...


#193 Berit Brogaard - The Superhuman Mind
Berit (Brit) Brogaard is a Professor of Philosophy and the Director of the Brogaard Lab for Multisensory Research at the University of Miami. Her educational background includes a medical degree in neuroscience and a doctorate in philosophy. Her areas of research include perception, synesthesia, blindsight, consciousness, neuro-psychiatry and emotions. On this episode Professor Brogaard takes us inside the lives and brains of geniuses, savants, and a wide variety of ordinary people who have acquired truly e...

#192 Stephen M. R. Covey- New York Times Bestselling Author on 7 Habits of Highly Effective People & The Speed of Trust!
Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father's book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, accor...

#191 Chef Daniel Boulud-A Michelin Star Chef on Pursuing Your Dreams, Developing Your Skills and the Lessons Learned from Mentors!
Over the past 30 years few people if any have as impressive of a resume in the culinary world as world renowned Chef Daniel Boulud. A native of Lyon, France Chef Boulud is considered one of America’s leading culinary authorities and one of the most revered French chefs. Chef Boulud has also embraced the entrepreneurial spirit owning more than 15 restaurants all over the world and knows the inns and outs of every aspect of his business. Boulud is the author of nine cookbooks, the recipient of multiple James ...


#190 Joel Peterson- Chairman of JetBlue Airways on The Art of Launching New Ventures and Inspiring Others!
Joel Peterson is the chairman of JetBlue Airways and the founding partner of Peterson Partners, a Salt Lake City-based investment management firm. Joel has a long history of successful growth capital investments in a variety of industries. He currently teaches Entrepreneurial Management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, is the Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the Hoover Institution at Stanford as well as the Chairman of the Board at JetBlue Airways, and serves as a Director of Franklin Covey. ...

#189- Solo Episode- What I'm doing to Stay in Control During Covid-19
On this episode Sean is the one being interviewed by his wife Kelsey and he discusses his thoughts and frameworks during these difficult times. Sean dives deep on the following topics during the episode *Managing stress *Handling uncertainty  *Daily routine  *Finding new opportunities  *Books & other things he's reading  Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/sponsors/ MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with code “WGYT”...

#189- Solo Episode- What I'm doing to Stay in Control During Covid-19
On this episode Sean is the one being interviewed by his wife Kelsey and he discusses his thoughts and frameworks during these difficult times. Sean dives deep on the following topics during the episode *Managing stress *Handling uncertainty  *Daily routine  *Finding new opportunities  *Books & other things he's reading  Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/sponsors/ MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with code “WGYT”...


#188 Scott Barry Kaufman- Realizing Your Full Potential and Living Your Most Creative, Fulfilled, and Connected Life
Scott Barry Kaufman is a humanistic psychologist exploring the depths of human potential. He has taught courses on intelligence, creativity, and well-being at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. If that wasn’t enough he has also been named one of the "50 Groundbreaking Scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider.  On this episode Scott discusses his latest research around creativity, finding fulfillment in our lives, self actualization and h...

#187 Dr. Michael Gervais- The Secrets of High-Performance
Dr. Michael Gervais is a high performance psychologist working in the trenches of high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs. For listeners of What Got You There Dr. Michael Gervais and Pete Carroll, the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, are givi...

#186 Sergey Young - Founder of the $100 million Longevity Vision Fund on Health, Increasing Human Lifespan and the Future of Technology
Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary. His mission is to help one billion people extend their healthy lifespans by making longevity affordable and accessible for everyone. Sergey Co Founded the $100 million Longevity Vision Fund in 2019 –which is one of the first longevity-focused funds, dedicated to Sergey’s mission: to identify, fund, and accelerate the most promising breakthroughs in life-extension technology to make them accessible and affordable for all. Prior to that, Sergey’s investment ...


#185 Ann Druyan - Exploring "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" with Peabody and Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director
Ann Druyan is a Peabody and Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director specializing in the communication of science. Druyan served for ten years as the elected Secretary of the Federation of American Scientists and was the Creative Director of NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Message and Program Director of the first solar sail deep space mission, launched on a Russian ICBM in 2005. She is perhaps most well-known for co-writing, with her late husband, Carl Sagan, the original 1980s, Emmy Award and Peabody ...

#185 Ann Druyan - Exploring "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" with Peabody and Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director
Ann Druyan is a Peabody and Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director specializing in the communication of science. Druyan served for ten years as the elected Secretary of the Federation of American Scientists and was the Creative Director of NASA’s Voyager Interstellar Message and Program Director of the first solar sail deep space mission, launched on a Russian ICBM in 2005. She is perhaps most well-known for co-writing, with her late husband, Carl Sagan, the original 1980s, Emmy Award and Peabody ...

#184 Jeremy Gutsche- CEO of Trend Hunter on Create The Future: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking and Innovation
Jeremy Gutsche is the CEO of Trend Hunter, a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning innovation expert, and “one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet”.  Trend Hunter is the world's #1 innovation website with 200,000 idea hunters and 3 billion views from 150,000,000 visitors. Prior to Trend Hunter, Jeremy grew a $1 billion portfolio for a bank, and today, over 600 brands, billionaires and CEOs rely on his innovation keynote speeches and workshops to ACCELERATE INNOVATION and MA...


#183 Jim Cantrell- Founding Member of SpaceX, Moon Express, Vector Space, StratSpace and Vintage Exotics Competition Engineering on Entrepreneurship, Building Teams and Racing!
When we think of Renaissance men or polymaths todays guest certainly fits that mold. Jim Cantrell was on the founding team at  Elon Musks’ SpaceX and was on the  founding team of Moon Express. Jim is the founder of several entrepreneurial start-ups, including Vector Space, StratSpace and Vintage Exotics Competition Engineering.  If that wasn’t enough Jim speaks four languages and spent several years each working in France and in Russia on joint US and Russian defense programs. Jim’s career also includes ass...

#182 James Carse Author of "Finite and Infinite Games” on The Art of Thinking, Reading, and Teaching
James Carse is the author of Finite and Infinite Games and was a Professor and Director at NYU for 30 years. In his book he discusses the two types of games- “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end, but infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play.  His book is one you go back to and reread again and again throughout the years...

#181 Adnan Durrani - CEO of Saffron Road Foods and President of Condor Ventures, Inc. on Brand Building, Trend Spotting and Changing the way the World Does Business
Adnan Durrani is Chief Executive Officer of American Halal/Saffron Road Foods and President of Condor Ventures, Inc., a firm devoted to strategic investing in natural food companies. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as an investment professional for almost 30 years and most recently was a partner at Blue Chip Venture Co. which led   a number of media and technology ventures. On this episode Adnan uncovers what it’s really like being an entrepreneur and all the lessons he’s learned over the years. C...


#181 Adnan Durrani - CEO of Saffron Road Foods and President of Condor Ventures, Inc. on Brand Building, Trend Spotting and Changing the way the World Does Business
Adnan Durrani is Chief Executive Officer of American Halal/Saffron Road Foods and President of Condor Ventures, Inc., a firm devoted to strategic investing in natural food companies. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as an investment professional for almost 30 years and most recently was a partner at Blue Chip Venture Co. which led   a number of media and technology ventures. On this episode Adnan uncovers what it’s really like being an entrepreneur and all the lessons he’s learned over the years. C...

#180 Tom Golisano -Self-Made Billionaire Founder of Paychex on Entrepreneurship
Tom Golisano is the self made billionaire who started the payroll processing company Paychex. With just $3,000 and a credit card to start Tom grew Paychex to a $28 billion company with more than 600,000 employees. If you want to know what it takes to be an entrepreneur who makes dreams happen then this is the episode for you! Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/sponsors/ MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with code “WGYT”...

#179 W. Brian Arthur- The Pioneer of Complexity Economics on How Technology Evolves
W. Brian Arthur is an economist and complexity thinker. He is best known for his work on network effects locking markets in to the domination of a single player. He is also one of the pioneers of the science of complexity—the science of how patterns and structures self-organize. He is a member of the Founders Society of the Santa Fe Institute and in 1988 ran its first research program. He has served on SFI's Science Board for 18 years and its Board of Trustees for 10 years, and is currently External Profess...


#178 Ryan Hawk- Helping High Performers Develop Into Great Managers
Ryan Hawk is a keynote speaker, author, advisor, and the host of The Learning Leader Show, which Forbes called “the most dynamic leadership podcast out there”. Featuring interviews with hundreds of bestselling authors and world-renowned corporate, athletic, and military leaders, the show has millions of listeners in more than 150 countries. A lifelong student of leadership, Ryan rose to roles as a professional quarterback and later vice president of sales at a multibillion-dollar company. Currently, as head...

#177 Stephanie Mehta: Editor-in-chief at Fast Company on Ambition, Bold Thinking, Culture, Creativity & More!
Stephanie Mehta is editor-in-chief of Fast Company. Her career so far has  taken her from the Wall Street Journal to Fortune, Bloomberg and Vanity Fair, where she was deputy editor. Now, she oversees Fast Company's editorial and design vision with the aim of recognizing “the human side” of business. Whether she’s investigating the prodigious rise of Silicon Valley, the domino effect of technology on our lives, or what makes a workplace truly innovative, Stephanie has her finger on the pulse! Enjoy this conv...

#176 Keith Rabois- Spotting Undiscovered Talent, Discovering Your Comparative Advantage and Cultivating Greatness.
Keith Rabois is a Silicon Valley legend known for discovering and cultivating talent that has gone on to create companies such as YouTube, Lyft, Airbnb, Quora and many more. Keith is a general partner at Founders Fund and also founded Open-door which transforms the process of buying and selling a home. Keith has a unique and unparalleled track record as an entrepreneur, executive and investor. Keith began his career in the industry as a senior executive at PayPal and subsequently served in influential roles...


#175 Kamal Ravikant- Loving Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It, Taming the Mind, and Following Fears
Kamal Ravikant has trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama's monastery, earned his US Army Infantry patch, worked with some of the best people in tech startups and Silicon Valley and become a best selling author. These experiences combined with almost dying a couple months ago have shaped his mind into who he is today. His new book Love Yourself like Your Life Depends on It is a collection of thoughts on what he’s learned, what worked, what d...

#174 Nir Eyal - Best-selling Author on Consumer Psychology, Business, Behavior and the Brain!
Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of "Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products" and "Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life.”. After coming to America and successfully selling two tech companies Nir began writing on technology, psychology, and business and has taught at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. Enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Nir Eyal! Nir blogs regularly at NirAndFar.com Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Wha...

#173 Gregory Zuckerman- Author “The Man Who Solved the Market, and how James Simons became one of the most successful investors in history.”
Gregory Zuckerman is a Special Writer at The Wall Street Journal, a 20-year veteran of the paper and a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb award — the highest honor in business journalism.  On this episode he discusses discovering your unique skills and using them to your advantage, how he’s developed as a writer and what it’s like covering some of the titans of business.  Greg’s latest book “The Man Who Solved the Market, and how James Simons became one of the most successful investors in history.” is one...


#172 Solo Episode- How I'm Preparing for the Start of 2020
Everyone wants to BLAST OFF in the New Year and on this episode Sean goes into the strategies and frameworks he’s using to ensure 2020 is his best year yet!  If you’re wondering about getting your health, wealth and wisdom inline this year then this will be an episode you won’t want to miss! Checkout my Newsletter Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/sponsors/ MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with code “WGYT”...

#171 Ramit Sethi- How to Live a Rich Life- REPOST
Ramit Sethi is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com. Over 1,000,000 people have read his material to learn how to use psychology and systems to live a Rich Life. That could mean automating your finances, making more money, finding your Dream Job, starting an online business or mastering your inner psychology. In this episode you will learn what strategies Ramit is implementing to live a rich life in 2020! Podcast Notes - https://podcastnotes.org/2019/02/14/sethi-2/ Ge...

#170 Kara Goldin- CEO & Founder of Hint on Disruption, Lifelong Learning, and Curiosity!
Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of San Francisco–based Hint®, a healthy lifestyle brand that produces the leading unsweetened flavored water and a scented sunscreen spray that’s oxybenzone- and paraben-free. Kara has been named among Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and Forbes' 40 Women to Watch Over 40.  The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.  Further accolades include one of SF Business Times Most Influential Women , Fas...


#169 Solo Episode- Become an Idea Generating Machine!
On this quick hit solo episode Sean goes into his strategies for unlocking your ideas and becoming an idea generating machine! Get the Latest from Sean right here – https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/sponsors/ MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with code “WGYT”...

#169 Solo Episode- Become an Idea Generating Machine!
On this quick hit solo episode Sean goes into his strategies for unlocking your ideas and becoming an idea generating machine! Get the Latest from Sean right here – https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/sponsors/ MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with code “WGYT”...

#168 Brian Rist - Executive Chairman & Founder of Storm Smart Industries Shares Lessons on Entrepreneurship, Building Great Culture & Developing a Growth Mindset
Brian Rist is the President & founder of Storm Smart Industries which he founded in 1996. Brian was able to spot an opportunity and has pioneered the innovative technology that Storm Smart uses to keep homes safe from hurricanes. Since the start Storm Smart has been named  one of INC’s 500 fastest growing privately held companies and last year Storm smart did $50 million in gross income! But over the years that type of success was not always the case. On this episode Brian discusses the importance of your p...


#168 Brian Rist - Executive Chairman & Founder of Storm Smart Industries Shares Lessons on Entrepreneurship, Building Great Culture & Developing a Growth Mindset
Brian Rist is the President & founder of Storm Smart Industries which he founded in 1996. Brian was able to spot an opportunity and has pioneered the innovative technology that Storm Smart uses to keep homes safe from hurricanes. Since the start Storm Smart has been named  one of INC’s 500 fastest growing privately held companies and last year Storm smart did $50 million in gross income! But over the years that type of success was not always the case. On this episode Brian discusses the importance of your p...

#167 Solo Episode: Finding Your Competitive Advantage
Today Sean is bringing you a quick hit solo episode on uncovering your competitive advantage, how to discover what your unique abilities are, how to leverage them to distinguish yourself and how to keep your own unique skill set flywheel going! Get the Latest from Sean right here – https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/newsletters-and-sponsors/ Podcast Notes- https://podcastnotes.org/ MCTco Collagen Protein Bars www.mctco.com 20% off with...

#166 Scott Young- Ultralearning: Master hard skills, outsmart the competition and accelerate your career
Scott Young is the author of the new book Ultralearning: Master hard skills, outsmart the competition and accelerate your career.  If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner! Get ready to learn about some of the biggest learning challenges Scott has undertaken and how you can become an Ultralearner too!    Get the Latest from Sean right here – https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com...


#166 Scott Young- Ultralearning: Master hard skills, outsmart the competition and accelerate your career
Scott Young is the author of the new book Ultralearning: Master hard skills, outsmart the competition and accelerate your career.  If you want to accomplish more and stand apart from everyone else, you need to become an ultralearner! Get ready to learn about some of the biggest learning challenges Scott has undertaken and how you can become an Ultralearner too!    Get the Latest from Sean right here – https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com...

#165 Jerry Colonna- The CEO Whisperer Gives Sean a Reboot!
Most of us have gotten pretty far by moving fast, doing more, and striving for the next achievement. But when you’re called upon to lead, it’s time to look in the mirror, face your hard stuff, and grow into your full self or you’ll never lead others to do the same. To get there, you might need a reboot. Jerry Colonna is an executive coach who uses the skills he learned as a venture capitalist to help entrepreneurs. This episode has Sean discussing a lot of the struggles he personally faces with Jerry asking...

#164 Scott Adams- The Dilbert Comic Creator
Scott Adams is the creator of Dilbert, one of the most popular comic strips of all time. In addition to creating Dilbert Scott has been a Bestselling author and successful entrepreneur. His many bestsellers include The Dilbert Principle, and How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big and his newest book Loserthink. For long time listeners of the show you know how big of a fan Sean is of Scott and on this episode they cover some his favorite topics such as Systems over goals, talent stacking and Scot...


#163 Matt Walden- Singer/ Songwriter on Navigating the Music Industry, Dealing with Self Doubt and Becoming an Entrepreneur
Matt Walden is a singer songwriter who discusses his unconventional journey which began with him posting original and cover songs on YouTube and Vine. Since then he’s had millions of streams and has released multiple albums with his newest single “Unis not for me” out now! Sean and Matt discuss the difficulties of trying to make it as a musician, how entrepreneurship factors into his life and how he handles doubt! At the end Matt grabs his guitar and lets you hear his latest single!  Get the Latest from Sea...

#163 Matt Walden- Singer/ Songwriter on Navigating the Music Industry, Dealing with Self Doubt and Becoming an Entrepreneur
Matt Walden is a singer songwriter who discusses his unconventional journey which began with him posting original and cover songs on YouTube and Vine. Since then he’s had millions of streams and has released multiple albums with his newest single “Unis not for me” out now! Sean and Matt discuss the difficulties of trying to make it as a musician, how entrepreneurship factors into his life and how he handles doubt! At the end Matt grabs his guitar and lets you hear his latest single!  Get the Latest from Sea...

#162 From Shark Tank Failure to Making Kitu Super Coffee a $100 Million Dollar Brand with the DeCicco Brothers!
In just three years, the DeCicco brothers have taken Kitu Super Coffee from a college dorm room to being the #1 selling bottled coffee in the U.S. and a business worth over $100 million! As a freshman basketball player at Philadelphia University, Jordan couldn't find what he needed in terms of bottled coffee to take on the go, "Everything was loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. I decided I could probably just make something better myself.". A lot of trial and error later, along with concocting pro...


#162 From Shark Tank Failure to Making Kitu Super Coffee a $100 Million Dollar Brand with the DeCicco Brothers!
In just three years, the DeCicco brothers have taken Kitu Super Coffee from a college dorm room to being the #1 selling bottled coffee in the U.S. and a business worth over $100 million! As a freshman basketball player at Philadelphia University, Jordan couldn't find what he needed in terms of bottled coffee to take on the go, "Everything was loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. I decided I could probably just make something better myself.". A lot of trial and error later, along with concocting pro...

#161 Dr. Tara Swart - How to Optimize for Peak Brain Performance
Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, leadership coach, award-winning author and a medical doctor. She works with leaders all over the world to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improving their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions and retain information. Tara is the only top-tier leadership coach with both a PhD in neuroscience and former medical career as a psychiatrist. Educated at Oxford University and King’s College London, her role as Faculty at MIT and King’s College ...

#161 Dr. Tara Swart - How to Optimize for Peak Brain Performance
Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, leadership coach, award-winning author and a medical doctor. She works with leaders all over the world to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance, improving their ability to manage stress, regulate emotions and retain information. Tara is the only top-tier leadership coach with both a PhD in neuroscience and former medical career as a psychiatrist. Educated at Oxford University and King’s College London, her role as Faculty at MIT and King’s College ...


#160 Daniel Farkas the CEO of DROPS- Meta learning, mental models and building a great company
Daniel Farkas is co-founder and CEO of Drops, where he helps people all around the world learn languages in a new, enjoyable way. Following an epiphany that most of us are never actually taught how to learn, Daniel spent over a decade researching how to do it right. In 2015 Daniel and his cofounder Mark created a language game unlike anything you’ve ever tried. Drops is available on Apple and Android devices and has become the fastest-growing language learning app in the world. On this episode Daniel dives ...

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#159 Solo episode- One of my key Mental Models "Gaps in Judgement"
On this solo episode Sean discusses one of his key mental models, “Gaps in Judgement”. “Gaps in judgement…. We all have them. But how do we become better at identifying them? At understanding them? At lessening the surface area from the unknown to known? What you don’t know tends to be just as important as what you do know. “   Get the Latest from Sean right here – https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD Connect with us! Whatgotyouthere Exclusive opportunities: http://whatgotyouthere.com/newsletters-and-sponsors/ NEW SPONSO...

#158 Brent Beshore- Founder & CEO of Adventur.es on understanding risk, finding great investments, taking advantage of luck & more!
Investor Brent Beshore is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of adventur.es, a Midwestern-based private equity firm. you can check them out at adventure.es His firm takes a long-term approach to lower middle market private equity, investing "permanent equity" in small to midsize privately held companies throughout North America. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Beshore was an entrepreneur and operator. On this episode Brent uncovers how they evaluate companies, how to build a great team, learning humili...


#158 Brent Beshore- Founder & CEO of Adventur.es on understanding risk, finding great investments, taking advantage of luck & more!
Investor Brent Beshore is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of adventur.es, a Midwestern-based private equity firm. you can check them out at adventure.es His firm takes a long-term approach to lower middle market private equity, investing "permanent equity" in small to midsize privately held companies throughout North America. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Beshore was an entrepreneur and operator. On this episode Brent uncovers how they evaluate companies, how to build a great team, learning humili...

#157 Chase Jarvis - Unleash your Creative Calling with award-winning artist, entrepreneur and photographer Chase Jarvis!
Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade. He has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull and others, was a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning New York Times story Snowfall, and earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera–the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, des...

#157 Chase Jarvis - Unleash your Creative Calling with award-winning artist, entrepreneur and photographer Chase Jarvis!
Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade. He has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull and others, was a contributor to the Pulitzer-winning New York Times story Snowfall, and earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera–the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, des...


#156 Whitney Johnson- Disrupt Yourself to build an "A" team, find your unique skills and create lasting change
Whitney Johnson is one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world. She’s an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption, a framework codified in the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work as well as the award-winning Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve, published by Harvard Business Press in 2018. Her proprietary framework and diagnostics were developed after co-founding the Disruptive Innova...

#156 Whitney Johnson- Disrupt Yourself to build an "A" team, find your unique skills and create lasting change
Whitney Johnson is one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world. She’s an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption, a framework codified in the critically-acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work as well as the award-winning Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve, published by Harvard Business Press in 2018. Her proprietary framework and diagnostics were developed after co-founding the Disruptive Innova...

#155 Solo Episode - Could DISCIPLINE be the missing link on the road to success?
On this solo episode Sean uncovers the importance of discipline and how it can be an invaluable tool on the road to success!  "Becoming disciplined starts with a willingness. You can’t become disciplined if you don’t truly want to be. Left to our own vices we will choose ease and comfort every time. Don’t let our human nature get in the way of our dreams. Be willing to embrace the challenge that comes with being the person who says no, who doesn’t make excuses, the person that others look too as an example!...


#154 Jack Carr- The Mind Inside the Thrills
Exhilarating novels written through the creative lens of a war hero. Jack Carr is an author and  former Navy SEAL who led special operations teams as a Team Leader, Platoon Commander, Troop Commander, Task Unit Commander, Operations Officer and Executive Officer.  Jack has taken his 20 years in Naval Special Warfare and is using those real life experiences to write thriller novels! On this episode Jack discusses how his experiences in the SEALs have shaped who he is today, developing his skill as a writer a...

#153 Flying jets 500mph within 18 inches of one another: John Foley
On this episode Sean sits down with John Foley to discuss what it’s like flying jets 500mph within 18 inches of one another, lessons on developing performance and what separates good from great leaders! John Foley is a anomaly. Foley is a top leadership keynote speaker and former Blue Angels solo pilot that challenges leaders to build trust, improve performance, and create elite teams.    Where to hear from John Foley: https://twitter.com/JohnFoleyInc https://johnfoleyinc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JohnF...

#153 Flying jets 500mph within 18 inches of one another: John Foley
On this episode Sean sits down with John Foley to discuss what it’s like flying jets 500mph within 18 inches of one another, lessons on developing performance and what separates good from great leaders! John Foley is a anomaly. Foley is a top leadership keynote speaker and former Blue Angels solo pilot that challenges leaders to build trust, improve performance, and create elite teams.    Where to hear from John Foley: https://twitter.com/JohnFoleyInc https://johnfoleyinc.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JohnF...


#152 Alec Torelli- Million Dollar Decision Making
Every poker player is faced with numerous decisions in one sitting. Now imagine playing with millions of dollars on the line. On this episode high stakes poke player, Alec Torelli, lets you in on some of his biggest secrets.  Alec Torelli has a unique perspective as it relates to decision making based on his career as one of the most successful high stakes poker players in the world. Alec has won millions playing live cash games and some of the biggest tournaments live and online; he has traveled to more th...

#151 Emmy Nominated Director / Producer Brian McGinn on Creativity and Overcoming Self-doubts
Want to know what it takes to be an Emmy Nominated director/producer? On today's episode, Sean dives deep on creativity, creating great work, and overcoming self-doubt while sitting down with a successful producer, Brain McGinn.  Brian McGinn is an Emmy-nominated director, writer, and producer. He is best known for directing, writing and producing the Netflix documentary Amanda Knox, executive producing and directing the Netflix series Chef's Table, and co-creating the Netflix series Street Food. Brian brea...

#150 Solo Episode- Rational Thinking With Ray Dalio. Is Ego and Emotion Blinding us From the Truth?
What principles does someone who manages 160 billion dollars hold dear to themselves? On this solo episode, Sean uncovers some of the key discoveries found in Ray Dalio's best selling book, Principles. Ray Dalio is the founder and chairman of Bridgewater associates and he outlines his guiding principles powering his and Bridgewater's success in this best selling book.  Principles is a guide to mastering the art of rational thinking. To make the best decision possible, one must discover the truth while not a...


#149 WSJ Best Selling Author: Jeff Eggers On Leadership and Overcoming Challenges
Today's episode is one for the books! Sean jumps into an enthralling conversation on leadership and overcoming challenges with Jeff Eggers. Jeff is a former Special Assistant to Barack Obama on national security affairs after serving over 20 years as a combat veteran Navy SEAL. Mr. Eggers is the current Executive Director of the prestigious McChrystal Group Leadership Institute. Jeff goes into detail on how a man of his accomplishment continues to push himself.  His mindsets may surprise you! Get the Latest...

#148 Sir Lawrence Freedman- Strategy: A lost art in a modern world
EVERYONE, it seems, is in need of a strategy. That is why Sean was thrilled to talk with today’s guest Sir Lawrence Freedman. Freedman is author of Strategy: A History, where he captures the vast history of strategic thinking in this consistently engaging and insightful account of how strategy came to pervade every aspect of our lives! In his behemoth of a book Freedman gives a brilliant overview of the most prominent strategic theories in history, from David’s use of deception against Goliath to the modern...

#147 Solo Episode- Ignite Creativity with Lateral Thinking
Edward de Bono came up with the term “lateral thinking’ back in 1967, linking it to humor. We find most jokes funny because they connect unexpected ideas with topics we already know. On this solo episode Sean discusses one of his approaches to often tap into my creative side and that is through LATERAL THINKING. Lateral thinking is the process of using information to bring about creativity and insight. Lateral thinking can be learned, practiced and used. Unlike critical thinking, which seeks errors and atte...


#146 David Epstein- Why generalists triumph in a specialized world
Have you ever worried that you might have too many interests? Maybe you feel like your'e not on the "right" path. Well, you might just be a generalist! On this episode David uncovers some of the myths behind elite performance. He discovered that in most fields — especially those that are complex and unpredictable — generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel.  Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, more agile, and...

#145 Solo Episode- Push your cognitive capabilities to their limit with the Deep Work strategy
Do you ever have those moments where it seems like your brain is running on ROCKET FUEL and your ability to accomplish often complicated tasks is done with ease? It's called Deep Work! On this solo episode, I unpack some of the key strategies I learned from Cal Newport’s bestselling book Deep Work to help be more productive and create meaningful work you’re proud of! If you would like to push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. This episode is for you! Get the Latest from Sean right here - https://b...

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#144 Citizen Cope- Reflecting On 2 Decades In The Music Industry
Clarence Greenwood otherwise known as the Citizen Cope grabs the mic before one of his shows to talk about his journey with Sean! Cope talks about tapping into his creative side, what drives him and the self reflection he’s done over the years to continue to produce great work. The success of Citizen Cope’s music has always been a slow burn, rather than a flash in the pan. The single “Let The Drummer Kick” eventually went Platinum without any support from commercial radio. His newest album Heroin and Helico...


#143 John Gaddis- Pulitzer Prize Winning Author & Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University
John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale University, and was the founding director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. His book On Grand Strategy is what sparked Sean’s desire to feature him! Gaddis defines “grand strategy” as aligning “potentially unlimited aspirations with necessarily limited capabilities” and highlights the persistent error of focusing on the former while ignoring the latter. On this episode John draws on a range of thinkers, including Thucydides...

#142 Brad Thor- #1 Bestselling Thriller Author
Brad Thor is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen thrillers including his newest release Backlash! His summer of 2018 release Spymaster was a book Sean couldn’t put down and The Washington Times said “One of the all-time best thriller novels”. Brad has been one of Sean’s favorite authors for over a decade and excited you guys get to hear more about Brad and his journey. Brad has been called and “THE MASTER OF THRILLERS,” and“AMERICA’S FAVORITE AUTHOR.” His bestselling novels have been publis...

#141 Solo Episode - Conquering Fear
Fear… We all experience it, but why are some people able to conquer it while others let it hold them back? On this episode Sean dives deep on some of his processes for handling fear and how we can use it to get more out of life! Because what we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do. *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]* Subscribe to the Newsletter- https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD http://whatgotyouthere.com/ NEW SPONSOR TEN THOUSAND- www.tenthousand.cc/wgyt 20% off with discount...


#140 Alex Bodman- Spotify's VP & Global Executive Creative Director
Alex Bodman is the VP, Global Executive Creative Director at Spotify. Since joining in 2015,Alex has built an in-house creative team of over 30 people, recognized by Ad Age A-list 2018 as the "In-house Creative Agency of the Year." His team provides consultancy and toolkits for the brand globally, allowing their vision to scale across the world. An Australian who relocated to Brooklyn to follow his digital-first/social-first mindset, he worked with Razorfish New York’s agency side as Group Creative Director...

#139 Solo Episode- Improving Your Ability To Learn
On this solo episode Sean discusses three learning strategies that can improve learning retention by 2 or even 3 fold! This episode isn’t just for students or teachers looking to improve test scores but anyone trying to better understand new material. *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]* Subscribe to the Newsletter- https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD   http://whatgotyouthere.com/ NEW SPONSOR TEN THOUSAND- www.tenthousand.cc/wgyt 20% off with discount code "WGYT"  GlobeKick 10% off with discou...

#138 Brendon Leach- CEO of Colibri Boutique Hotels
Brendon Leach is the CEO of Colibri Boutique Hotels which have properties in Tulum Mexico and Nicaragua. Sean first stayed at one of their boutique hotels a few years ago and still talks about the food, the drinks and the care that went into his stay which is why he wanted to feature Brendon. This episode dives deep on Brendon’s adventure filled journey from New Zealand to Tulum and some of the crazy travel experiences in-between. They discuss how to build a successful business and why learning about attent...

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#137 Scott Lynn- Masterworks Founder- Reinventing Art as an Investment
Scott Lynn is the founder of Masterworks. Masterworks is an investing platform that for the first time ever, investors can purchase and trade shares in multi-million dollar works of art by artists like Picasso, Monet, and Warhol. Scott’s entrepreneurship journey started when he was just 15 where he built what became the most popular game on the internet during the dot com boom. He didn’t stop there and has founded multiple companies and knows what it takes to built a business. This episode dives deep on his...

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#136 Solo Episode 4- Signal vs Noise, “Strong Opinions Weakly Held", Invisible Counselor Technique
On this podcast I’m going to discuss 3 of the frameworks I use to help with my decision making process. Those will be Signal vs Noise, “strong opinions weakly held", and the Invisible Counselor Technique. I hope you guys enjoy! *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]* Subscribe to the Newsletter- https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD   http://whatgotyouthere.com/ NEW SPONSOR TEN THOUSAND- www.tenthousand.cc/wgyt 20% off with discount code "WGYT"  GlobeKick 10% off with discount code “WGYT” https://g...

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#135 Kevin Kelley- Co-Founder/ Principal of Shook Kelley -Helping Clients Design Environments That Shape & Influence Behavior
Kevin Kelley is the Principal and Co-Founder of Shook Kelley, an atypical architecture and design firm that specializes in consumer behavior for retail and consumer-based companies. Kevin has spent a large portion of his career developing a process that combines business, science and design into one integrated approach he calls perception design. Kevin’s specialty is getting inside the minds of consumers to determine how the physical environment affects consumer behavior and purchase decisions. He is also e...

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#134 Dustin Finkel- CEO of Ancient inGRAINed- Go From Employee to Entrepreneur
Dustin Finkel is the CEO of Ancient inGRAINed Snack Co also know as Ka-Pop! and he joins the podcast to talk about his vast experience. He’s done it all, from starting out as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, to launching organic milk and now running Ka-Pop. Dustin has  a wealth of experience from identifying, creating and launching new products to seizing white space in the market and stealing share with newly developed brands. On this episode Dustin discusses what it’s truly like to go from employe...

#133 Solo Episode #3 - First Principles
First Principles otherwise known as “reasoning from first principles” is the idea of breaking down complicated problems into basic elements and then reassemble them from the ground up. This strategy helps you cut through confusion and have a true understanding and improve your decision making process. People such as Aristotle and Elon Musk use First Principles. Aristotle defined them as “the first basis from which a thing is known”. By using first principles to reason we remove assumptions and leave only th...

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#132 Annie Duke- Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions From A World Champion Poker Player
For two decades, Annie Duke was one of the top poker players in the world. In 2004, she bested a field of 234 players to win her first World Series of Poker bracelet. The same year, she triumphed in the $2 million winner-take-all, invitation-only World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions. In 2010, she won the prestigious NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship against her mentor Erik Seidel. Her newest book “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts" reveals to reader...

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#131 Brandon Schneider- Golden State Warriors Chief Revenue Officer & Owner Los Angeles Football Club LAFC
Brandon Schneider is the Chief Revenue Officer of the Golden State Warriors and part Owner of the Major League Soccer Los Angeles Football Club. Schneider, who was named to the SportsBusiness Journal’s Forty Under 40 List in 2017, started his career with the Warriors in 2002 and most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Business Development. Under Schneider’s leadership, the Warriors have 273 consecutive sellouts, a Season Ticket Priority Wait List of over 43,000 members, and led the NBA in merch...

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#130 Solo Episode- Mental Models & Learning Frameworks I Use
This solo episode unpacks some of the mental models & frameworks Sean uses to learn!  Books  Poor Charlie's Almanack  Seeking Wisdom From Darwin to Munger  The Great Mental Models  Additional Resources  https://fs.blog/ https://twitter.com/naval Learning Technique- Feynman Technique  Mental Models & Frameworks  1. Asymmetry  2. Direction Over Speed 3. Contrast Bias 4. Second Order Thinking  5. Inversion  *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]* Subscribe to the Newsletter- https://...

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#129 David Hauser- Bootstrapping A Company to a $170,000,000 Exit
David Hauser is an entrepreneur, speaker and angel investor. He is best known for co-founding Grasshopper, a virtual phone service for entrepreneurs, acquired by the Citrix Systems in 2015 for $170 million. He also founded Chargify who had investors such as Marc Cuban and was acquired by Scaleworks in 2016. In this episode David talks about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur, what he does to learn and develop new skills, and how to tackle new industries. *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]

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#128 Kyle Mills- #1 New York Times Bestselling Thriller Author
Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fifteen political thrillers, including the The Survivor for Vince Flynn and The Patriot Attack for Robert Ludlum. He initially found inspiration from his father, the former director of Interpol, and still draws on his contacts in the intelligence community to give his books such realism. On this episode Kyle talks about how he became involved in writing, what his process looks like and how to tap into your creative side! *Questions for the solo podca...

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#127 Daniel Pink- Motivation, Timing & The Truth About Moving Others
Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list and was named a best book of 2018 by Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads, and several more outlets. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human.  On this episode Sean and Dan dive deep on motivation, how to structure your day to ...

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#126 Safi Bahcall- Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Safi Bahcall received his PhD in physics from Stanford and his undergrad degree from Harvard. After working as a consultant for McKinsey, Safi co-founded a biotechnology company specializing in developing new drugs for cancer. He led its IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years. In 2008, Safi was named Ernst and Young’s New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on the future of national research. Safi’s most rece...

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#125 Dean Keith Simonton, PHD - Origins of Genius
Dean Keith Simonton has devoted his career as a social psychologist investigating the origins of and evolution of genius, creativity, and leadership. He has researched the personal, social, cultural, developmental, and cognitive factors that contribute to greatness in the arts, the humanities, and especially the sciences. If you want to know what is common amongst many of the geniuses throughout history than tune in to this episode! *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]* Subscribe t...

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#124 Daniel Gross- How To Win As a Startup Founder
Daniel Gross is the founder of Pioneer. Previously he was a Partner at Y-Combinator and started its AI program. Daniel has been an angel investor in companies like Cruise, Coinbase, Gusto, Opendoor, Atrium, Figma and others. If that wasn’t enough he also co-founded Cue, a search engine that was acquired by Apple in 2013. Daniel stayed on as Director there for several years, responsible for various AI projects across the company. If you want to see how disruptive minds think than you will love this episode! ...

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#123 Robert Greene- The Laws of Human Nature
Robert Greene is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War, The 50th Law, and Mastery. In his newest book, The Laws of Human Nature, he turns to the most important subject of all – understanding people’s drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our ow...

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#122 David Baldacci- Global Bestselling Author
David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author. His career started with Absolute Power, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries; over 110 million copies are in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. He is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, which supports literacy efforts across America. On this episode David discusses his creati...

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#121 Susan Cain- Author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Susan Cain is a former corporate lawyer and negotiations consultant -- and a self-described introvert. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts, notes Cain in her book QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. Although our culture undervalues them dramatically, introverts have made some of the great contributions to society. Cain argues that we design our schools, workplaces and religious institutions for extroverts, and that this bias creates a waste of talent, energ...

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#120 Jonah Berger- The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior
Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on. He’s taught Wharton’s top ranked online course, published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outle...

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#119 Nick Kokonas- Maximizing Your Upside - Co-Owner: Alinea / Next / the Aviary / Roister. Founder & CEO: Tock, Inc.
Sean thinks todays guest is one of the most interesting people in the world and if you’re going to listen to one episode of What Got You There this could be it. Todays guest is Nick Kokonas. Nick Kokonas is co-owner and co-founder of Alinea, Next, Roister, and the Aviary. He manages the marketing, business development, and strategy for current and future operations. Alinea has been 3 times named the best restaurant in North America. Next was named best new restaurant in America. and The Aviary was named bes...

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#118- Solo Episode With Sean
This episode is a first for the What Got You There Podcast! It's just Sean behind the microphone sharing more about his journey and the podcast! Hope you enjoy.  NEW SPONSOR TEN THOUSAND- www.tenthousand.cc/wgyt 20% off with discount code "WGYT"  Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]* Subscribe to the Newsletter- https://bit.ly/2RH3eaD   http://whatgotyouthere.com/   Pure Spectrum CBD 10% off with discount code “WGYT” https://www.purespectrumcbd.com/?ref=227 GlobeKick 10% off with di...

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#117 Phillip Stutts- Mastermind Behind Political Marketing
Phillip Stutts is fighting a rare, incurable disease. Diagnosed in 2012 with the esophageal disease, Achalasia, he spent five years ignoring it. Frankly, he put his head in the sand, taking medications that did more harm than good, and waiting for the inevitable. Then he woke up and said no more. His mission today is to find a cure and pursue a life of constant growth and giving. And he’s making progress. Phillip is also the author of Fire Them Now: The 7 Lies Digital Marketers Sell…, an Amazon bestseller, ...

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#116 Dan Gable- Legendary Wrestler & Coach
When you think of the greatest athletes and coaches of all time names like Jordan, Gretzky, Belichick and Lombardi come to mind. But a name not as well known but should be is Dan Gable. Dan Gable is often considered the great amateur wrestler in American history. During his prep and college careers, Gable compiled an unbelievable record of 182-1. He was undefeated in 64 prep matches, and was 118-1 at Iowa State. His only defeat came in the NCAA finals his senior year. Gable was a three-time all-American and...

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#115 Jason Khalipa- CrossFit World Champion/ Global Businessman
Jason Khalipa's actions and accomplishments speak for themselves: devoted father, world champion, and global businessman. After years of rigorous training, Jason earned the title of Fittest Man on Earth and finished first in the 2008 CrossFit Games. His hard work and insatiable drive paid off, and his company, NCFIT, grew to success. Jason thought he had overcome insurmountable obstacles throughout his career, but nothing prepared him for the moment when his daughter, Ava, was diagnosed with leukemia. Taske...

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#114 Greg McKeown- Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
For 18 years Greg has been fascinated with the question, "What holds people, teams and organizations back from breaking through to the next level?" The answer, to his great surprise, is success. He teaches a way of thinking he calls Essentialism which enables people to figure out what is really essential, to eliminate everything else, and to make execution of what really matters as effortless as possible. The disciplined pursuit of less allows people to channel their time, energy and effort toward making th...

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#113 Jake Cabala- Managing Director at CircleUP
Jake Cabala is a Managing Director at CircleUp. CircleUp is a financial technology company based in San Francisco that focuses on consumer goods startups. Since its official launch in April 2012, CircleUp has helped companies raise equity including Halo Top Creamery, Liquid IV, Nutpods and others. Jake joined CircleUp in 2016 after nearly a decade at Park Hill Group, a leading global asset advisory and fundraising firm, and former advisory division of Blackstone. Prior to Park Hill Group, Jake spent three y...

#112 Ramit Sethi- Live a RICH life in 2019
Ramit Sethi is a New York Times bestselling author and founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com. Over 1,000,000 people have read his material to learn how to use psychology and systems to live a Rich Life. That could mean automating your finances, making more money, finding your Dream Job, starting an online business or mastering your inner psychology. In this episode you will learn what strategies Ramit is implementing to live a rich life in 2019! 🔑Takeaways ☑️Instead of setting up new years resolutions setup...

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#111 Alan Stein Jr- Raise Your Game- High Performance Secrets From The Best
Alan Stein, Jr. is a performance coach, consultant, speaker and author. He spent 15 years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet. Alan delivers high energy keynotes and interactive workshops to improve performance, cohesion and accountability. He inspires and em- powers everyone he works with to take immediate action and improve mindset, habits and productivity. In other words, Alan teaches how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a w...

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#110 Jesse Itzler- Building A Life Resume
Jesse Itzler only eats fruit 'til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life "out of the box." In fact, he doesn't even have a box. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, cofounded Marquis Jet, the world's largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company. He's a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA's Emmy Award-winning...

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#109 Will Ahmed- Founder & CEO of WHOOP -The Tool That Unlocks Human Performance
Will Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of WHOOP, which has developed next generation wearable technology for optimizing human performance. WHOOP today works with professional athletes across every sports league, college athletes across every conference, Olympians and the U.S. military; the company also just recently released its first consumer product. Ahmed has raised more than $50 million from top investors and has an active advisory board that consists of some of the world’s most notable cardiologists, techno...

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#108 Josh Bridges- Navy SEAL Turned CrossFit Superstar
Josh Bridges is a six-time CrossFit Games veteran and  former Navy SEAL. In 2011 he finished second overall at the CrossFit games while at the same time being a Navy SEAL. Josh is one of the hardest working, mentally tough individuals you will come across. On this episode Josh discusses his mindset, training and recovery techniques and some of the most physically challenging things he’s doing. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]*   http:/...

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#107 Sam Walker- The Captain Class:The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams
When Sean read Sam Walker’s book The Captain Class:The Hidden Force that Creates the World's Greatest Teams he knew he had to feature him on What Got You There. Sam’s book uncovered that the 17 most dominate teams in sports history had one thing in common… Each had the same type of captain. Get ready to dive deep with with Sam and learn the traits of these captains and how you can use that to improve your team or organization! *Questions for the solo podcast email [email protected]* http://whatgotyou...

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#106 Nick Bayer- CEO of Saxbys
Nick Bayer is the founder and CEO of Saxbys. Since maxing out his credit cards in 2005 Nick has grown Saxbys from one café in Atlanta to a 30-unit, hospitality business with a mission: Make Life Better. In 2005 Nick didn’t know much about running a business.He also wasn’t much of a coffee drinker. BUT He did know he wanted to fuse the intimate, community spirit of a local coffee shop with the consistently delicious product of a big name coffee brand. This Philadelphia based company now has a presence in 10 ...

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#105 Dr. Michael Rucker- Optimize Your Life For More Fun
Dr. Michael Rucker is a peer-reviewed author and business strategist known for his expertise in health technology and workplace wellness. If you only have time for the single sentence version, here it is: "I am a zealot of facilitating measurable positive increases in outcomes and performance". Michael has two passions: human wellness and entrepreneurial marketing. His current passion is studying the benefits of fun and play and has authored a book on the subject of fun coming out in 2019. During the day Dr...

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#104 Brendan Kane- Growth Hacker & Founder of SEAkers
Brendan Kane is one of the world’s top growth-hackers and Founder of SEAkers. He is the hired gun behind companies such as MTV, Rihanna, Paramount, Ikea, Taylor Swift, Universal, and Yahoo, helping them unlock value and transform their business on a global level. His new book, One Million Followers features in-depth interviews with celebrities, influencers, and marketing experts. One Million Followers is the ultimate guide to building your worldwide brand and unlocking all the benefits social media has to o...

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#103 JT McCormick- CEO of Scribe Media "Fail fast is ridiculous, learn faster!"
JT McCormick is the President and CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing company that’s created an entirely new way for you to write a book. JT is the author of “I Got There: How I Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream.”. In this episode you’ll learn about his leadership strategies. Why he says “Fail fast is ridiculous, learn faster!”. And what his 3 P’s are for running a business. Buckle your seatbelt for this fast paced episode of What Got You There! http://whatgotyouthere.com/ NEW ...

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#102 John Chambers- Former Cisco CEO, Founder of JC2 Ventures
John Chambers is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley. Chambers served as CEO, Chairman and Executive Chairman at Cisco Systems turning a simple router company into a backbone of the Internet. He has been a trusted advisor to presidents and politicians on both sides of the aisle and earned the first-ever Clinton Global Citizen Award for Corporate Citizenship. As founder and CEO of JC2 Ventures, Chambers is now investing time and money into the next generation of tech leaders, helping innovative startups fro...

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#101 Albert-László Barabási- Author of "The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success"
Laszlo Barabasi, is one of the world's leading experts on the science of networks & uncovering what success really is. In his new book The Formula, Barabasi leverages the power of big data and historic case studies to reveal the unspoken rules behind who truly gets ahead and why. He outlines the twelve laws that govern this phenomenon and how we can use them to our own advantage. Unveiling the scientific principles that drive success, this trailblazing book offers a new understanding of the very foundation ...

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#100 David Heinemeier Hansson- Creator, Founder, CTO, Le Mans Race Winner, Best Selling Author & More!
David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), NYT Best-selling author of REWORK and REMOTE, and Le Mans class-winning racing driver. How does someone learn to be one of the best in the world across so many different industries? Find out on this episode with one of the worlds most accomplished learners. http://whatgotyouthere.com/ NEW SPONSOR TEN THOUSAND- www.tenthousand.cc/wgyt 20% off with discount code "WGYT"  Pure Spectrum CBD 10% off with disc...

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#99 Joe De Sena- Spartan Race Founder & CEO
Joe De Sena is the founder and CEO of Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle racing company. He has demonstrated his entrepreneurial drive since his pre-teens. From selling fireworks at age eight, to building a multimillion-dollar pool business in college, to creating a Wall Street trading firm, and now the world’s fastest growing sports movement, De Sena is a living definition of the word entrepreneur. Joe is one of the mentally toughest humans that Sean has come across and his no BS approach to live w...

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#98 Neal Bascomb- New York Times Bestselling Author on the Writing Process
Neal Bascomb is a national award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of a number of books, all non-fiction narratives, all focused on inspiring stories of adventure or achievement. He has a new book out titled “The Grand Escape” The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century.On this episode Neal dives deep on his creative process and how he’s been able to cultivate success! http://whatgotyouthere.com/   NEW SPONSOR TEN THOUSAND- www.tenthousand.cc/wgyt 20% off with discount code "WGYT"  Pure Spe...

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#97 James "Iron Cowboy" Lawrence- 50 Ironman's, 50 Days in all 50 States!
50 Ironman courses, 50 consecutive days, through all 50 States. That’s what James Lawrence otherwise known as the Iron Cowboy did. James is originally From Calgary, Alberta Canada. He grew up a wrestler and later in life came to love endurance racing to escape the hectic routine of Corporate America. After losing everything in 2008, James turned to his new found passion for triathlon racing and went on to break two world records within three years. In 2015 James accomplished the unthinkable despite everyone...

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#96 Brandon Webb-A Navy SEALs Guide to Mastering Fear
Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL sniper, New York Times bestselling author, Experimental aircraft pilot, and entrepreneur. He’s the founder of the Hurricane Group, a U.S. based digital entertainment, news and ecommerce company. On this episode Brandon discusses the business strategies he uses today and his new book Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’S Guide. As a SEAL he served with SEAL Team 3, Naval Special Warfare Group One (NSWG-1) Training Detachment sniper cell, and completed his last tour at the Naval ...

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#95 George Stone- National Geographic Travel, Editor In Chief
George Stone is editor in chief of National Geographic Travel. An avid explorer and passionate storyteller, Stone views travel as a tool for transformation and for connecting with other cultures- principles that help guide his editorial mission statement. A National Geographic Traveler magazine writer and editor for 20 years, Stone has written and edited articles that have received awards from the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Society of American Travel Writers (Lowell Thomas Award)....

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#94 Cyril Chappellet- President & CEO Chappellet
Today on What Got You There Sean talks with one of the legends in the wine world Cyril Chappellet of Chappellet Winery. Cyril is a leader, entrepreneur, trendsetter and someone who anyone can learn a great deal from. On this episode they discuss career changes, getting started in the wine business and what it takes to stay ahead of the times in a constant changing industry. http://whatgotyouthere.com/   GlobeKick 10% off with discount code “WGYT” https://globekick.com/ 15% off Four Sigmatic with discount co...

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#93 Charlie Brenneman- UFC Fighter's Life Lessons
“You can learn your way to confidence and courage. You can learn your way out of mediocrity. It takes consistent hard work, and you have to believe it’s possible, but it is indeed possible.” This is the mindset of Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman who joins Sean today on the podcast. With this mindset Charlie rose through the ranks of the UFC while fighting some of the most accomplished mixed martial artists in the world. Now that his fighting career is done Charlie is attacking life as a constant learner an...

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#92 Cary Goldstein- Simon & Schuster Vice President, Executive Director of Publicity and Senior Editor
Cary Goldstein is Vice President, Executive Director of Publicity and Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster, where he leads the Simon & Schuster publicity department and acquires select works of fiction and nonfiction. Among the bestsellers whose publications he has overseen at Simon & Schuster are Hard Choices by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; A Curious Mind by film and television producer Brian Grazer; and Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes. On this episode Cary talks about his career and even dives dee...

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#91 Jeff Smith- Hourglass Founder
Jeff Smith a former musician with no previous winemaking experience, impressively created Hourglass (now something of a cult wine as you may know) almost out of thin air, coming out of nowhere to become a major influencer with a unique point of view in the industry. Jeff discusses his career shift from a musician in a rock band to leading one of the marquee wine brands today! In addition to the entrepreneurial path Jeff also discusses his inner creative and what he’s doing today to bring that out. This epis...

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#90 Cody Burkhart-NASA Project Manager, N=1 You Are The Experiment
Cody Burkhart is classically trained in both Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and works as a Robotics Design Engineer for (NASA). He has taken his passion for Engineering, Math, and Science and applied it to movement paradigms, biomechanical analysis, programming, and coaching of athletes. In this conversation Sean and Cody talk about what type of training and research NASA is doing to get their astronauts to be peak performers and how this can apply to your li...

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#89 Tyler Hansbrough- UNC Basketball Legend
From 2005 to 2009 Tyler Hansbrough transcended college basketball for the University of North Carolina. Tyler is the most decorated and honored player in North Carolina Tar Heels history. Hansbrough was the first player in ACC history  not only to be named First Team All-ACC four times, but to also be named to a First Team All-American squad in each of his four seasons. Tyler brought a National Championship back to Chapel Hill before being selected #13 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers. Se...

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#88 Noah Ohlsen-5X CrossFit Games Athlete
Noah Ohlsen went from being a scrawny kid with an athletic background to one of the worlds top competitors in CrossFit. In this episode Noah talks about his mindset and how it’s changed over the years to help him be better both in competition and in his personal life. Noah talks about his training regimen, diet, recovery and so much more on this episode of What Got You There. http://whatgotyouthere.com/   Vuori Clothing 25% off with discount code “WGYT” https://www.vuoriclothing.com/ GlobeKick 10% off with ...

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#87 Brett Hughes- Entrepreneur, Professional Athlete, Philanthropist and Storyteller
Brett Hughes works at the intersection of storytelling, sports, music and philanthropy. He is an Ohio native who excelled in both lacrosse and football and ended up earning an athletic scholarship to play lacrosse for the University of Virginia. During his time there he was a 3x All-American, captain and National Champion. After that he went on to have a stellar professional career in Major League Lacrosse and Co Founded Lacrosse the Nations a 501c3 which unifies lacrosse community to sustainably improve ed...

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#86 Commander Rorke Denver- Navy Seal Leadership Lessons
Commander Rorke T. Denver has run every phase of training for the U.S. Navy SEALs and led special-forces missions in the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and other international hot spots. He starred in the hit film “Act of Valor,” which is based on true SEAL adventures. His New York Times bestseller, “Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior,” takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he oversaw.In this episode Sean and Rorke talk about his past experiences ...

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#85 Chip Conley- Hospitality Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author
Bestselling author, hospitality entrepreneur, disruptive business rebel, and social change agent, Chip Conley is a leader at the forefront of the sharing economy. At age 26,  he founded and took an inner city motel and turned it into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world. Chip’s books, PEAK and the New York Times bestseller EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS, share his own theories on transformation and meaning in business and life. Chip was CEO of his innovative company for 24 years and in 2013 he accepted an...

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#84 Brent Gleeson-A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change
Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with multiple tours to Iraq and Africa and other theaters of war. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an accomplished entrepreneur, bestselling author and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from leadership and building high-performance teams to culture and organizational transformation. You can learn more about his leadership philosophies in his weekly columns on Inc.com and Forbes....

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#83 "Bruce Lee, A Life" author Matthew Polly
Matthew Polly is the national bestselling author of American Shalin and Tapped Out. His newest book “Bruce Lee, A Life” is the biography of one of the most transformational celebrities the world has ever seen. In this episode Matt uncovers some of the fascinating stories of Bruce Lee. Sean and Matt also discuss Matt’s journey from leaving Princeton to studying Kung Fu for two years at the Shalin Temple in China. A Princeton University graduate and Rhodes Scholar, he spent two years studying kung fu at the S...

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#82 Srinivas Rao- The Art of Being Unmistakable
Srinivas Rao is the host and founder of the popular podcast The Unmistakable Creative, where he’s interviewed more than 700 people from every walk of life imaginable. Srinivas is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of 3 books: An Audience of One: Reclaiming Creativity for Its Own Sake, Unmistakable: Why Only is Better Than Best, and The Art of Being Unmistakable. He writes and speaks about how organizations and individuals can increase their productivity and stand out in a sea of sameness by expressing...

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#81 David Bull- World Renowned Art Restorer
David Bull is a world renowned art restorer and the president of Fine Art Conservation & Restoration Incorporated. His tools have touched Picasso’s, Monet’s and even a da Vinci. While his company’s client list is protected as passionately as the paintings themselves, Over the years, Bull and his wife do share that they have done work for the National Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,Sotheby’s and Christie’s. This is a fascinating conversation about the art world and how David has become one of ...

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#80 David Ramey- Owner of Ramey Vineyards
David Ramey is the owner of Ramey Vineyards which he started with his wife Carla in 1996. He has one of California’s most impressive winemaker resumés and shares many of his experiences on this episode. Fresh out of UC Davis, and with an internship at Jean-Pierre Moueix’s, Château Pétrus under his belt, David started his winemaking career in 1980 as assistant to Zelma Long at Simi Winery.  He subsequently became chief winemaker at Matanzas Creek and then Chalk Hill before taking on the task of winemaking an...

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#79 Tom Gamble- Owner of Gamble Family Vineyards
Tom Gamble is the owner of Gamble Family Vineyards and todays guest on What Got You There. Tom purchased his first vineyard in 1981 and has been making great wine ever since.  He is the first member of his family to make wine, but hopes he is not the last to work the land. Gamble Family Vineyards is his legacy for the future, inspired by the hard work of generations past. Tom and Sean discuss what it takes to own a great vineyard and sustain it’s excellence over time. http://whatgotyouthere.com/   Vuori Clo...

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#78 Daniel Silva-#1 New York Times Best Selling Author
He has been called his generation’s finest writer of international intrigue and one of the greatest American spy novelists ever. Compelling, passionate, haunting, brilliant: these are the words that have been used to describe the work of award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva. Daniel joins the podcast to discuss his most recent book in the Gabriel ILLON series entitled “The Other Woman”. Daniel also talks about his career as a writer and the process that has made him one of the most...

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#77 PJ Nestler- Human Performance For Elite Competitors
PJ Nestler is a human performance specialist with over a decade of experience preparing top athletes for competition, and a life mission to help athletes and coaches realize their true potential. Over the past ten years, PJ has trained dozens of athletes from the UFC, NFL, NHL and MLB. His passion for combat sports and commitment to excellence, has driven him to become a leader in combat sports performance training. He has worked extensively with over 100 fighters, including multiple Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Wor...

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#76 Ricky Lundell- 1% Better Every Day
Ricky Lundell is a Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu Jitsu 3rd degree black belt under Pedro Sauer and considered by many to be his most technical black belt. Ricky started jiu-jitsu at age six and is credited with being the youngest North American to receive the rank of black belt in Gracie (Brazilian) Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 19. Ricky Lundell won the World Team Trials and took home Most Outstanding Grappler award in 2007 and 2008. He represented the USA for Grappling 2x and is a 2x FILA World Championship in Submiss...

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#75 Molly Bloom- Molly's Game (movie) - Running an Underground Poker Empire
Molly Bloom is an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of her memoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world. Her games featured hundreds of millions of dollars and players like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Alex Rodriguez, and Ben Affleck. In this interview M...

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#74 Shane Snow- Author of -Dream Teams, Working Together Without Falling Apart
Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Smartcuts , his new book DREAM TEAMS , as well as the co-author of The Storytelling Edge. He is co-founder of the content technology company Contently. Snow's writing has appeared in Fast Company, Wired, and The New Yorker. He's a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and has been called a “Wunderkind” by The New York Times, a “Digital Maverick” by Details, and his work “Insanely addicting” by GQ—. Learn abou...

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#73 Jannell MacAulay, PHD- Director of Human Performance and Leadership for the 58th Special Operations Wing
Dr Jannell MacAulay is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force. She works as the Director of Human Performance and Leadership for the 58th Special Operations Wing, running a pilot program to create high-performing, mindful, and mission-focused warfighters and families. She previously commanded the 400-member joint 305th Operations Support Squadron. Under her command, the 305th OSS was awarded the top Airfield Operations Complex of the Year for 2016 at the Air Force level, as well as th...

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#72 Bill Cole- The Mental Game- Sports- Business- Life
Bill is one of the most prominent, prolific and successful performance psychology consultants working in the world today. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, he maintains a global consultancy, coaching and advising top performers. He is the mental game coach to celebrity athletes, top business people in the executive suite, sales professionals, public speakers, media professionals, musicians and actors in Hollywood and military and police. He has been the mental game coach or consultant to Olympic athletes who...

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#71 Dr. Fergus Connolly- Author of Game Changer & Sports Performance Director
Today on What Got You There Sean talks with Dr. Fergus Connolly who was the recent Performance Director for the University of Michigan Football program. Prior to joining UM, Connolly spent two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers as (the) Director of Elite Performance. He has also worked as a performance consultant for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, New York Knicks, and multiple English Premier League, Australian Rules, and professional rugby teams. Dr. Connolly and Sean talk all about human pe...

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#70 Allen Gannett- The Creative Curve
Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing insights platform whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. Allen is a contributor for fastcompany.com where he writes on the intersection of technology and human nature. His new book The Creative Curve overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial...

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#69- The Third Door- How Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steven Spielberg & More Launched Their Careers
The larger-than-life journey of an 18-year-old college freshman who set out from his dorm room to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Steven Spielberg, and dozens more of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers- This is the story of Alex Banayan and the third door. The Third Door takes readers on an unprecedented adventure—from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with L...

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#68 Paul Mecurio- Wall Street to the Comedy Club
Today on What Got You There Sean talks with comedian Paul Mecurio. After graduating Georgetown Law School with high honors, Paul worked as a lawyer on Wall Street at a top tier international law firm and as an investment banker, executing multi-billion dollar M&A transactions for Fortune 100 companies. While on Wall Street Paul was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for “The Tonight Show." After living a secret double life as a Wall Street lawyer/banker by day and comedian by night, Paul left Wall Street to g...

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#67 Boyd Varty- Life Lessons From The African Savanna
Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty’s father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. Varty shares his harrowing tales like an encounter with a black mamba, what it’s like to have a lion lock you in their gaze and run at...

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#66 Myles Jones- Modern Day Pro Athlete
Myles Jones is a professional lacrosse player for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse. After graduating from Duke University, Myles was selected #1 overall in the 2016 MLL draft by the Atlanta Blaze. Myles has already solidified himself as one of the top players in the world but he’s not stopping there. This conversation dives deep on his journey to the pros, creating your own path and so much more. http://whatgotyouthere.com/ Vuori Clothing 25% off with discount code “WGYT” https://www.vuoricl...

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#65 Joshua Spodek- Leadership Step By Step
Joshua Spodek is the bestselling author of Leadership Step by Step and host of the award-winning Leadership and the Environment podcast. He is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., and founder of SpodekAcademy.com. He holds five Ivy League degrees and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents. If that wasn’...

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#64 Ben Greenfield- Ultimate Human Performance
In this episode Sean sits down with Ben Greenfield to discuss what a day is like as an Ironman triathlete, professional Spartan Athlete, biohacker, human body and brain performance coach, ex-bodybuilder, anti-aging consultant, speaker and author of the New York Times Bestseller- Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance Health and Life. In 2008, Ben was voted as N S C A’s Personal Trainer of the year, in 2013 and 2014 was named by “Greatest” as one of the top 100 Most Influential People In Health And Fitness, an...

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#63 Chris Hogan- Rising to NFL Super Bowl Champion from Penn State Lacrosse
On this episode of What Got You There Sean talks with child hood friend and NFL star wide receiver Chris Hogan.  You’ve all seen Chris catching touchdown passes from Tom Brady or holding up a Super Bowl trophy with the New England Patriots but few people know the true story of how Chris ended up there. Chris talks about the the mindset he’s had from a young age that has been essential on his path to becoming a professional athlete. Why he chose to play lacrosse at Penn State instead of football and then how...

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#62 Cynthia Johnson- Personal & Digital Branding in 2018
Today on What Got You There talks with Cynthia Johnson. Cynthia is an entrepreneur, marketing professional, author and keynote speaker. She is Co-Founder and CEO at Bell + Ivy, a digital marketing and personal branding agency in Santa Monica, CA. She is Founder at CynthiaLIVE, and Co-Founder at PINCH Sea Salt. Previously, she was Partner & Director of Marketing for RankLab, a digital marketing agency listed in Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies. Cynthia is an Advisory Board member for The Mil...

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#61 Colin O'Brady- Explorers Grand Slam World Record Holder
Today on what got you there Sean talks with Colin O’ Brady. Before beginning his career in finance, Colin left to explore the world on a backpacking trip. While in Thailand, Colin suffered a tragic accident and was severely burned in a fire. His injuries covered nearly 25% of his body, primarily damaging his legs and feet. Doctors warned that he may not ever walk normally again, but Colin was determined to beat the odds and roughly 18 months later he completed a triathlon. He then went on to achieve numerou...

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#60 Mike Luzio- You vs. the World
Mike is a self-made entrepreneur, self-proclaimed hustler, and former CEO who bootstrapped his first business, Industry Retail Group, in 2004 with just $15,000, and in 2016 sold the company for more than $50 million. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Mike continues to service client businesses to deliver optimal performance via human capital consulting and strategic investment opportunities at the helm of The LVE Group.   http://whatgotyouthere.com/ 15% off Four Sigmatic with discount code "WGYT" ht...


#59 Anthony "Pomp" Pompliano- Managing Partner at Full Tilt Capital
“Build shit people want, never give up, avoid assholes, question assumptions, learn new ideas & always reward ambition” Those are the rules of business for Anthony Pompliano who is this weeks guest on What Got You There. Anthony is the managing partner at Full Tilt Capital who was just acquired by multi-billion dollar asset manager, Morgan Creek Capital Management. He is a former Sergeant in the US Army and employee of Snapchat and Facebook. Like his Twitter posts Pomp doesn’t hold back on this jam packed e...

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#58 Ali Hamed- Managing Partner at CoVenture
Ali Hamed is a managing partner and co-founder of CoVenture, a firm that invests $30,000 of software into pre-seed tech startups before helping them raise their first round of financing. Before that he did consulting for government, both International and domestic firms and co-founded a startup aimed at making the news easier to read. Ali is also a co-founder of the PopShop, a communal working space for Cornell University students based out of Ithaca, NY. http://whatgotyouthere.com/ 15% off Four Sigmatic wi...

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#57 Rich Frank- President of Disney Studios Turned Vineyard Owner
Rich Frank is the former President of Disney Studios turned vineyard owner. Rich founded Frank Family Vineyards in 1992. His love of wine first stemmed from his extensive travel with his global career as the former President of Disney Studios. Prior to his tenure at Disney, Rich was President of the Paramount Television Group, President of Chris Craft Television, and one of the founders of the USA Network where he also served on their board. Under Rich's leadership, television and movie properties such as C...

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#56 Liz Wiseman- How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Liz is A former executive at Oracle, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development. Currently Liz  is the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Disney, eBay/PayPal, Facebook, GAP, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce.com, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top...

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#55 Dan Heath- The Power of Moments
Dan Heath is a senior fellow at Duke University’s CASE center, which supports entrepreneurs fighting for social good. He lives in Durham, North Carolina. Dan and his brother Chip have written three New York Times bestselling books: Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive. Their books have sold over two million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages including Thai, Arabic, and Lithuanian. The Power of Moments is their most recent book. In this book, they explore why certain brief e...

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#54 Isaac Lidsky- Overcoming Obstacles & Recognizing Opportunities
“Isaac Lidsky may possess the most eclectic resume in business. Over the years, he has been a child television star (he played series regular “Weasel” on NBC’s “Saved By The Bell: The New Class”), a Supreme Court clerk (for Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg), and the co-founder of an internet startup. More recently, Lidsky has used his gift for logistics to build ODC Construction into one of the fastest-growing construction businesses,” transforming an unsophisticated $11 million concrete...

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#53- Sunniva Super Coffee- Inside Shark Tank
If you’ve ever wondered what its like to be on the hit TV show shark tank pitching your ideas to investors like Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran than we have the episode for you! If you tuned in last night you saw Jim, Jake and Jordan Decicco pitch their company Sunniva Super Coffee to the sharks. The DeCicco’s tell their story from youngest brother Jordan creating the Super Coffee in his dorm room to getting on Shark Tank. They discuss their entrepreneurial journey and all the behind the scenes of what actu...

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#52 Erik Huberman- CEO of Hawke Media & Digital Marketing Expert
Erik Huberman is the Founder & CEO of Hawke Media, a full-service Outsourced CMO based in Santa Monica, California that launched in 2014 and has been valued at $60 million. In just 3 years, Hawke Media has grown from 7 to over 120 employees and has serviced 400+ brands including Red Bull, Evite, Verizon Wireless, and HP.  Hawke Media was recently named on the Inc 5000 list of “Fastest Growing Company’s” of 2017. As a serial entrepreneur and brand marketing expert, Erik Huberman is a sought-after thought lea...

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#51 Nathan Latka- A Different Kind of Entrepreneur
Nathan Latka was CEO and Founder at Heyo.com at 19 years old After selling $70k worth of Facebook campaigns from his dorm room, he dropped out of college and has since raised over $2.5m from a Forbes Billionaire while supporting over 250,000 small business owners as they look to capture emails and drive sales from Facebook. He hosts THE TOP which is a business podcast where he has interviewed over 500 of the worlds Top CEO's ranging from General Catalyst Partner Adam Valkin, to Wealthfront CEO Andy Rachleff...

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#50 Jay Samit- Disrupting the Future
Jay Alan Samit is a dynamic entrepreneur and intrepreneur who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation.  He launches billion dollar businesses, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for over three decades continues to be  at the forefront of global trends. Jay is the Independent Vice Chairman of Deloitte. An American digital media innovator, he has pioneered advancements in music and video distribution, social media, and ecommerce. ...

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#49 Trace Mayer- Bitcoin Bonanza
For everyone wondering about the Bitcoin craze, we have the interview for you! Trace was one of the “first popular bloggers to publicly recommend Blockchain technology”. At the time, Mayer recommended that his followers purchase Bitcoin, the price per coin was just $0.25. Trace is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, and monetary scientist. Trace holds degrees in Accounting and law. In addition to his early adoption and recommendation of Bitcoin, Mayer provided seed money for Kraken, BitPay, and Armory. T...

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#48 Brandon Steiner- CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing
As a poor kid in Brooklyn, Brandon Steiner lived for the summer days when he could scrounge together enough change to make the subway trip to Yankee Stadium, buy the cheapest ticket available, and bask in the aura of his favorite baseball team for a few hours. Little could Brandon have known then that one day his name would be linked with the team in an exclusive memorabilia partnership and he’d own that very stadium. Throughout Brandon’s extensive career, he continually reinvented himself as he capitalized...

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#47 Roy LaManna- CEO & Co-Founder of Vydia
Today on What Got You There Sean talks with Roy LaManna who is the CEO & Co-Founder of Vydia. Vydia launched in 2013 with the vision of creating a centralized solution for video creators to manage their content. First offering music video distribution services, the Vydia platform has now expanded to offer a full arsenal of tools that creators utilize to power their video content strategy. before launching Vydia, LaManna founded PR and Marketing firm, Trendsetter Media & Marketing, and worked as a Video Comm...

#46 Roland Lazenby- Inside the Minds of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant
Today Sean uncovers the mindset behind two of the greatest basketball players of all time Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant by talking to author Roland Lazenby. Roland is the author of The New York Times Bestselling books “Michael Jordan, the life” and “Showboat: the life of Kobe Bryant”. They discuss how  Michael Jordan changed the game of basketball on and off the court and Why it was MJ and Kobe's mindset as much as their athleticism that made them some of the greatest players of all time.  http://whatgotyo...

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#45 AJ Jacobs- Life is an Experiment
A.J. is an author, journalist, lecturer and human guinea pig. He has written four New York Times bestsellers that combine memoir, science, humor and a dash of self-help. He is also editor at large at Esquire magazine, a commentator on NPR and a columnist for Mental Floss magazine. He is currently helping to build a family tree of the entire world and held the biggest family reunion ever in 2015. Jacobs’s new book It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree.” It’s about the extraordinar...


#44 Ryan Hawk- Sustained Excellence Through Constant Learning
Ryan Hawk is the creator and host of The Learning Leader Show, a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world (including such luminaries as Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Kat Cole and Adam Grant). Hawk’s podcast has exploded on a global scale with listeners in 134 countries world-wide. Forbes has called The Learning Leader Show “The most dynamic leadership podcast out there.” And Inc magazine listed The Learning Leader Show as one of the top 5 po...

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#43 Steven Kotler- Flow State for Human Performance
Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder and director of research for the Flow Research Collective. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance. In this episode Steven talks about tapping into Flow to open up next level of human performance. In a state of flow people experience heightened creativity, increase performance and accelerated problem solving. Steven unveils what groups like Google and the Navy Seals are doing to...

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#42 JC Glick- Leadership Development from an Army Ranger with 3 Bronze Stars
JC is a partner at Kenning Associates, a top consulting firm specializing in Leadership Development, Organizational Culture and Building Resiliency in professionals. JC served as an Infantry Officer for 20 years, primarily serving in Ranger and Special Operations/Missions Units. He has multiple deployments in support of operations worldwide, with 11 Combat Tours. as a result, he was Selected to direct the Army’s schools on Leadership Development, Resiliency and Fitness. He has led organizations as large as ...

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#41 Noah Kagan- Pulling Back the Curtain on the World's Most Interesting CEO
On this episode Sean talks with entrepreneur Noah Kagan who is the founder of sumo.com & appsumo.com. Before that Noah was the 30th employee at Facebook but was fired which ended up costing him roughly $100 million dollars. He was also the #4 employee at Mint.com. Instead of focusing on his past, Sean and Noah focus on the future and what he does to be more productive in life and business. Noah’s approach to life will certainly make you question how you tackle problems and view life. Whether you’re looking ...

#40 Nelson Dellis- Four Time USA Memory Champion
Do you have trouble remembering the name of a person you just met at a party? Then this is the episode for you! Nelson Dellis is a 4x USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world. He travels the globe as a competitive Memory Athlete, Memory Consultant and highly sought-after Keynote Speaker. As a Memory Champion, Mountaineer, and Alzheimer's Disease Activist, he preaches a lifestyle that combines fitness, both mental and physical, with proper diet and social involvement. Born with ...

#39 Casey Powell- Greatest Lacrosse Player of All Time
Today on what got you there Sean is joined in studio by the greatest lacrosse player of all time Casey Powell. Casey’s love for the sport started in the small town of Carthage, New York and from there Casey went on to be a 4 time All American at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse Casey won a national championship and was the recipient of 2 NCAA Division 1 Most Outstanding Player awards. Since his college career, he's continued his success, ranking first in MLL history in points and  won the league's MVP...


#38 James Rickards- Escaping Poverty & Becoming an Economist, Banker, Lawyer & more!
Jim Rickards is an economist, banker, lawyer, and capital market advisor for the Secretary of Defense and intelligence community. You may know him from his books Currency Wars, The Death of Money, The New Case for Gold, The Road to Ruin, or his newsletter Strategic Intelligence. Jim was Born into a middle class family In Pennsylvania, but life was changed dramatically when his father, who owned a gas station, went bankrupt when he was 12 years old. Jim talks about how he used education to escape from povert...

#37 Chris Long- NFL Superstar Donates Entire Salary
Chris Long is a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2008 chris was drafted #2 overall by the St Louis Rams and went on to be on the all rookie team. Last season Chris won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. This season Chris is donating his entire playing salary to supporting education in different cities he’s played and lived in. In addition to those philanthropic endeavors chris started Waterboys. Waterboys unites NFL players from across the league in service. As Waterboys, players put a...

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#36 Sekou Andrews- Mastering Your Poetic Voice
Sekou Andrews is the world’s leading Poetic Voice – a presenter / performer who is disrupting the speaking industry in unprecedented ways. He’s a schoolteacher turned actor, musician, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning poetic voice. On any given day, you may now find Sekou keynoting at a leadership conference, helping a Fortune 500 company with brand messaging, or even performing pieces for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. Sekou is the creator of Poetic Voice, a new, cu...


#35 Naveen Jain- Inspire Your Moon Shot
Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. A man who knows no limits, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspires others to follow what feels impossible. The founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace, Naveen sees beyond the current business and technological landscape, c...

#34 Brian Lischer- CEO of Ignyte, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Provocateur.
Brian Lischer is a branding, digital marketing, and design expert. He is the founder and CEO of Ignyte, a branding agency that specializes in brand strategy, identity, and storytelling. His work has been published in major publications, such as Forbes, Huffington Post, and Brand Quarterly. He was listed as #1 Branding Expert to Look for in 2017 by Inc! Free 30 day Audible Trial- http://www.audibletrial.com/WhatGotYouThere Sunniva Super Coffee- Use discount code WGYT for 20% off your order!- www.drinksuperco...

#33 Chris Harder- Shifting Your Mindset For A Successful Future
Today on What Got You There Sean talks with Chris Harder. Chris is a successful entrepreneur who believes that when good people make good money, they do great things! Chris also hosts a podcast called “For the love of money”. For the love of money gives you every tool you need to be unapologetically successful, the episodes share the secrets, tips, and incredible stories of of how wealthy entrepreneurs, celebrities, and people of influence have risen to the top, and what they’ve done to make this world a be...


#32 David Hoyt- Executive / Leadership / Life Coaching
David is a strategic advisor, communicator, leader and guide. He's had the privilege of riding shotgun with John Maxwell for 19 years serving as an inner circle member, running a significant portion of John's business interests and most recently served as President of The John Maxwell Company. Today David advises leaders on growing their organizations as well as guiding them to live lives of purpose, courage and intention. Free 30 day Audible Trial- http://www.audibletrial.com/WhatGotYouThere Sunniva Super ...

#31 Erik Weihenmayer- No Barriers, A Blind Man's Journey Summiting Mt. Everest and More!
On May 25, 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. In 2008 he completed the Seven Summits, the highest point on every continent. Since then Erik has co-founded not merely an organization, but rather a movement called No Barriers. The mission is to help people with challenges,  face barriers head on, embrace a pioneering and innovative spirit and team up with great people to live rich and meaningful lives. Their motto is "what's within you is stronger than what...

#30 Taran Butler- Hollywood's A-List Gun Trainer & Owner of Taran Tactical Innovations
Today on What Got You There Sean talks with Taran Butler. Taran  is an American sport shooter and world champion born in California. Growing up Taran was encouraged by his mother to learn shooting and began his shooting career in 1994 after winning a bowling pin match at a local indoor range in the Los Angeles Valley where his love for the sport began. He went on to become the first Glock Grand Master shooter in the history of the sport and has won many other competitions and titles in his career. In 2011, ...

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#29 Bedros Keuilian- Founder of the World's Fastest Growing Fitness Franchise
Today on What Got You There Sean talks with Bedros Keuilian, the founder of Fit Body Boot Camp, which is currently the world’s fastest growing fitness chain. Bedros practices what he preaches, implementing the same formula for success that he brings to his fitness clients worldwide. Fit Body was recently listed as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing businesses of 2016. Before becoming the industry icon that he is today, Bedros faced a wave of obstacles in his life. As a child, he immigrated to America with h...

#28 Cory Gregory- From Coal Miner to Hundreds of Millions in Sales
Cory is serial fitness entrepreneur, leader in the nutrition industry and a top training expert. As a way to save money for college, Cory worked as an underground coal miner until he opened his first gym at the age of 20. Quickly, Cory earned the reputation as an industry expert in both personal training and nutrition, and now owns the famous Old School Gym outside of Columbus, Ohio. Cory Co-Founded one of the fasting growing sport nutrition brands ever created, Musclepharm, which sold over 1/2 a billion do...

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#27 Kelly Starrett- Revolutionizing Human Performance & Movement
Today on What Got You There Sean sits down with Dr. Kelly Starrett. Kelly Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker who has revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance. His 2013 release, Becoming a Supple Leopard has become a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. Kelly and his work have been featured in Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Body, Competitor Magazine, Inside Triathlon, Outside Magazine, Details Magazine, Power Magazine, and the Crossfit Jou...


#26 Mia Saini Duchnowski- NASA, Bloomberg, Harvard Business School & now CEO of Oars & Alps
Today on What Got You There Sean sits down with Mia Saini Duchnowski. Mia resigned from her high-profile job as a TV Reporter with Bloomberg TV to launch her own company, Oars + Alps. Oars + Alps is an athleisure mens skincare comapny. After 5 years in front of the camera, she realized that she wanted to build something she was passionate about from the ground-up. Mia has a versatile skillset and experiences from being a NASA engineer, Goldman Sachs salesperson, and her time as a business broadcast journali...

#25 Gordon Miller- CEO of G3 Systems. How to create $100 million in value
Today on What Got You There we’re joined by the CEO of G3 systems, Gordon Miller. Over the last 16 years, Miller has invested over $2 Million in 12 companies creating over $100 Million  in value for those companies while returning an average of a 5 times personal return on investment. Sean and Gordon discuss a variety of topics including everything from Gordon’s 18 hour work days in his 20’s to his favorite cigars. This episode is jam packed with actionable steps for anyone looking to take the next step in ...

#24 Marcus Aurelius Anderson- Adversity is a Gift
Today on What Got You There, Sean talks with Marcus Aurelius Anderson. While training to deploy with the United States Army Marcus suffered a serious spinal injury. During the ensuing surgery he died on the operating table… twice. Subsequently he was left paralyzed from the neck down. Unsure of his future, Marcus went into a deep depression. In his darkest hour he had a personal epiphany that would force him to see his injury as a learning opportunity. Through this gift of Adversity Marcus was able to overc...


#23 Greg Gurenlian- World Champion, Business Owner and Creator of a Social Media Army
Today on What Got You There we are joined by Greg the BEAST Gurenlian! Greg is a professional lacrosse player with Major League Lacrosse and Co Owner of The Face-off Academy which is the worlds premiere face-off training company. 2017 will be the final season in Major League Lacrosse for Greg where he has garnered such accolades as 2015 League MVP, Face-off man of the year, World Champion and most Face-off wins in a season. In this episode Greg talks about how he built community in his former company Brawli...

#22 Ron Wilson- CEO of Hylete Performance Apparel
This week on What Got You There, Sean sits down with Ron Wilson, the CEO of Hylete. Hylete is a performance cross training apparel brand for the hybrid athlete. Prior to Hylete Ron received his MBA from the Wharton school where he started his former company 180’s which he grew to be a 50 million dollar business. In this episode Sean dives deep with Ron on entrepreneurship, how to stand out in a crowded industry and what the future looks like for new brands. This is a must listen episode for anyone looking t...

#21 Michael Bledsoe- CEO of Barbell Shrugged
Today on What Got You There, Sean talks with Michael Bledsoe. Mike is the CEO of Barbell Shrugged, which optimizes business operations for major national gyms. In addition he is the CEO of Fitr.tv, a production company for health and fitness media, as well as host of Barbell Shrugged, the #1 fitness podcast on ITunes.  Prior to that he was a Navy veteran and holds a Health & Human Performance degree from the University of Memphis. He also has certified training credentials with both the USA Weightlifting Pe...


#20 Steve Magness- Peak Performance
In Episode 20 we sit down with a living legend in the running world, Steve Magness. Steve was atop the running world when he ran a 4:01 mile in High School which was the fastest US time that year. That was the fastest time he would ever run. In episode 20 Magness talks about the mental and physical factors that impacted his career. Steve is currently coaching some of the top athletes in the world and is integrating science and practice for peak performance. We talk about his new book Peak Performance: Eleva...

#19 David Meltzer- CEO of Sports 1 Marketing
In episode #18 of What Got You There we sit down with the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, Dave Meltzer. Priory’s to S1M, he was the CEO of the world’s first smartphone, the PC-E Phone, and later became CEO of the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. Leigh Steinberg is the legendary sports agent that the movie Jerry Maguire was based on. In this episode we talk about how after very early success Dave lost everything and had to battle his way back. We dive deep on Dave’s pr...

#18 Jon Levy- The Most Interesting Man In The World
Jon Levy joins us for episode #18 of What Got You There. Levy is the author of The 2 am Principle: Discover the Science of Adventure. is a book exploring research on what causes people to live fun, exciting and remarkable lives. Jon is a behavioral scientist studying influence and adventure. He specializes in applying scientific research to the world of business, using the latest in neuroscience and psychology to transform how companies approach marketing, sales, consumer engagement, and product design. He ...


#17 Mike Guadango- The Master of Freak Strength
Mike Guadango is a coach, writer and the owner of Freak Strength. In this episode we discuss his 10+ years with DeFranco’s Gym and studying under Buddy Morris and James Smith while at the University of Pittsburgh. This episode is about much more than health and fitness and dives deep on Mike’s entrepreneurial journey. We talk about making sacrifices when you’re young for the long term benefits. We also talk about his work with some of the top athletes in the world and what separates world class performers f...

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#16 Hilmar Skagfield- Hunted & On The Run
Hilmar Skagfield is our guest on episode 16 of What Got You There. Hilmar and his friend Lee Wilson were winners of the hit CBS show Hunted. They walked away with $250,000 in prize money after evading capture by a team of highly skilled hunters for 28 days. The hunters use state-of-the-art tracking methods alongside traditional tactics to pursue their targets, searching their homes, and internet and phone histories to identify behavioral patterns and clues to potential hiding places.   Free 30 day Audible T...

#15 Tim Sanders- Dealstorming Your Way To The Top
On episode 14 of What Got You There we are joined by the master of leadership coaching, Tim Sanders. Tim is a New York Times bestselling author, public speaker and former Yahoo! executive. He joined Yahoo! through the acquisition of Mark Cuban’s Broadcast.com in 1999. He was the Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo! and author of four books including the NYT bestseller Love is the Killer App. His newest book Dealstorming -The Secret Weapon that can solve your toughest sales challenges is a must read. In this ep...


#14 Tim Sykes- Self-Made Millionaire Investor
In Episode 14 of What Got You There we are joined by Tim Sykes. Tim is a penny stock trader, entrepreneur and author who is best known for taking his $12,415 bar mitzvah gift money and turned it into $1.65 million by the time he turned 21. Sykes is dedicated to creating other multimillionaire investors through the company he cofounded in 2011, Profit.ly. Tim has created other millionaires through his guidance including his student Tim Grittani who took $1,500 and turned it into over $1 million in 3 years. I...

#13 Tony Blauer- How To Overcome Fear From The Self Defense Expert
In Episode 12 of What Got You There we chat with Tony Blauer. Tony is a personal defense & combatives consultant. He’s the CEO at Blauer Tactical Systems and founder of the SPEAR system-SPEAR- Spontaneous protection Enabling Accelerated Response. Tony travels the world sharing his research with military & law enforcement training units. As well, he works closely with professional self-defense experts and protection specialists. Tony is what you would get if you combined Chuck Norris with Liam Neeson! In thi...

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#12 Charles Chen- Kitchen Hustle Your Way To The Life You Want
Charles Chen is the Host of Kitchen Hustle, TV Chef & Wellness Entrepreneur Creator of Dinner Club. At one point in his life Charles struggled with his health and weighed 260 pounds. Charles was pre-diabetic, lethargic, and had no motivation. Since then Charles has lost over 100 pounds, reclaimed his health through adopting a whole foods lifestyle and now passionate about helping others live their best life! In episode 12 of What Got You There we sit down with Charles Chen who talks about his difficult jour...

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#11 Amy Morin- 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
Amy Morin is on a mission to make the world a mentally stronger place. Her article 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do was read by over 50 million people. Her book, also called 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller that is being translated into 25 languages. Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, has been viewed over 3 million times and her articles reach 2 million readers every month. She speaks and lectures across the globe and o...

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#10 Brian Mackenzie- The Science of Human Performance
In episode 10 of What Got You There we are joined by Brian MacKenzie who is a human performance and movement specialist. Brian shares how to develop an edge in your training and everyday life by implementing some of his personal strategies. We go deep into his breath work practice and how listeners can incorporate it into their training. Brian talks about heat and cold exposure and what he’s been working on with the “Ice Man” Wim How and big wave surfer Laird Hamilton. We cover the issues with many peoples ...

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#9 Erik Wahl- Creating Your Own Masterpiece
Erik Wahl is a performance artist who’s famous for his mesmerizing on-stage presentations which incapsulate art and speech. As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, and a #1 best selling business author, Erik redefines the term “keynote speaker.” Pulling from his history as both a business strategist and an artist, he has grown to become one of the most sought-after speakers available today. He’s the author of “Unthink” and his newest book “The Spark and the Grind- Ignite the Power of Disciplined C...

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#8 Greg Vetter- CEO of Tessemae's All Natural- From Mom's kitchen to the fastest growing salad dressing company in the world
Greg Vetter is the CEO and Oldest Brother at Tessemae’s All Natural. Greg took his moms beloved salad dressing recipe and turned it into the world’s fastest growing salad dressing company. Vetter talks about the grind during the early days of starting Tessemae’s while he still had a full time job. We go into his mindset and what his nonnegotiable’s are that fuel his success. Tessemae’s is a family business and he shares his opinions on going into business with family. This conversation is filled with invalu...

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#7 Paul Robinson- Climbing Your Way To The Top
In episode 7 of What Got You There we sit down with Paul Robinson who is a professional rock climber and always in search of his next adventure. Paul discusses his path from a small town to becoming one of the worlds best climbers. Robinson gives insights into his mindset and how that has taken him to the pinnacle of his sport. Paul shares his quote “I love sucking” and how that has helped on his path to greatness. If you want to know how to push yourself and take your skill to the next level this is the ep...

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#6 Mike Ritland- Former Navy Seal and Founder of Trikos International, Creating The World's Most Elite Dogs
We’re back for episode 6 of “What Got You There” and today we’re joined by Mike Ritland. Mike served 12 years as a US Navy Seal and after his service he founded Trikos International. Trikos International specializes in providing private protection K9s to government agencies and high-net-worth Individuals. Mike has trained hundreds of working dogs for combat, private protection, military dog training and police dog training. Mike is the author of three New York Times Best Selling books: Trident K9 Warriors, ...

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#5 Dave Asprey- Headstrong, Train Your Brain For Peak Performance
On Episode 5 of What Got You There we learn to train our brain for peak performance! We are joined by the ultimate biohacker Dave Asprey. Dave is the creator of Bullet Proof Coffee and host of Bullet Proof Radio Podcast. Dave has spent over two decades and $300K to hack his mind and body. Dave is the New York Times best selling author of the Bullet Proof Diet and has a new book coming out April 4th called “Head Strong”,The Bulletproof plan to activate untapped brain energy to work smarter and thank faster i...

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#4 Cindy Whitehead- It's Not About Pretty, Pro Skateboarder Turned Sports Stylist Shares Her Journey.
"Live life balls to the wall.  Do epic shit. Take every dare that comes your way. You can sleep when you're dead”. This is the personal motto of Cindy Whitehead who is our guest on Episode 4 of What Got You There. Cindy conquered the male dominated profession of pro vert skateboarding in the 70's. Since then Cindy has gone on to coin the term "Sports Stylist®," working as a fashion stylist for the past 25 years specializing in sports, with companies like Gatorade, Nike, the NBA, and athletes such as Tiger W...

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#3 Arda Ocal- Quitting Corporate Misery To Pursue Your Dream
In episode 3 of What Got You There we’re joined by Arda Ocal.  Arda is a television personality, broadcaster, announcer and writer, best known for his time in WWE under his stage name Kyle Edwards. He’s also the host of The MSG Hockey Show on MSG Network, as well as various current sports coverage on ESPN. Arda talks about starting with a math degree from Waterloo to the misery of corporate work and then to his dream of sports broadcasting. Arda goes deep on developing a side hustle and having a backup plan...

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#2 Quint Kessenich- The Path of a Four Time All American Lacrosse Goalie to ESPN Broadcaster
Episode 2 of What Got You There features Quint Kessenich who is a broadcaster for ABC and ESPN. Quint is a former four time All American Lacrosse Goalie for Johns Hopkins.  He is a member of the Johns Hopkins Athletics Hall of Fame.  In this episode of What Got You There quint details his Long Island upbringing and how that helped mold him into a National Champion Lacrosse player. We discuss some of the mentors who had the biggest impact on him and how he's using those experiences to teach his daughter. Qui...

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#1 Tim Kennedy- Inside the mind of a Special Forces Sniper,UFC Middleweight Fighter, and ISIS hit list member.
Tim Kennedy is a mixed martial artist who currently competes in the UFC’s Middleweight division. He's also an active, Ranger qualified, Green Beret, Special Forces Sniper with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other locations around the globe. Tim founded and is an instructor for Sheepdog Response. Sheepdog Response teaches Tim Kennedy's approach to protecting yourself and others, including striking, grappling, weapons, and situational awareness. In his spare time Tim has found his way onto the ISIS...

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