The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
About This Show
As Kobe Bryant once said, “There is power in understanding the journey of others to help create your own.”
That’s why the Learning Leader Show exists—to get together and understand the journeys of successful leaders, so that we can better understand our own.
This show is full of stories told by world-class leaders. Personal stories of successes, failures, and lessons learned along the way. Our guests come from diverse backgrounds—some are best-selling authors, others are genius entrepreneurs, and one even made a million dollars wearing t-shirts for a year. My role in this endeavor is to talk to the smartest, most creative, always-learning leaders in the world so that we can learn from them as we each create our own journeys.
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219: Eric Barker - Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
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219: Eric Barker - Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong Eric Barker is a thought leader in the field of success. His humorous, practical blog, "Barking Up the Wrong Tree", presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 300,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has been invited to speak at MIT, Yale, West Point, the University of Pennsylvania, NPR affiliates, and on morning television. To Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: www.RyanHawk.net www.LearningLeader.com Show Notes: Sustained Excellence: Consistent habits and routines Experiment Evolve Learn/Grow Create a feedback loop Steve Martin -- "Being great isn't hard. Being consistent is." -- (Note: Watch the Steve Martin MasterClass) -- Meta principal for how people do things "Hit the ball every time. It's hard." Eric started the blog in 2009 -- He read abstracts, academic research He wanted to focus on things that were applicable to being awesome at life "The future is already here, it's just not evenly distributed." How he went from unemployed --> MBA in 2009 --> Screenwriter in Hollywood for Disney, Fox --> Successful blog/book Advice to people who have a side hustle: "It's a hard road. Give 1 hour per day to it. If you really want to do it, there will be trade offs. You have to measure how you will spend your time and what's important to you." Book writing vs Blog writing -- Book = 5 days per week working on. Blog = 2 days per week. How can we find work life balance? -- "It did not previously exist for me." How to say NO like Warren Buffett Networking -- Who you know is very important... However there is a tradeoff and extroverts waste time "at the water cooler" Nice guys, Givers... There is a tight rope between confidence and delusion There is a problem: "Nobody likes narcissism and hubris, but some confident people have those qualities."