Growth Mindset University is where tomorrow's leaders learn the lessons they should have learned in school but didn't so that they can succeed in the new age of business and life.
Join author and serial entrepreneur Jordan Paris as he shares inspiring stories and valuable lessons in marketing, business, health, psychology, communication, human behavior, and more by talking with the brightest business minds, world-class athletes, and other influential thought leaders like James Altucher, Dean Graziosi, Robert Greene, Dan Millman, Mark Manson, Grant Cardone, Ryan Serhant, and others.
This episode is being re-released as part of the Best of Growth Mindset University collection.
Ryan Serhant (@RyanSerhant) is an American real estate broker, bestselling author, producer, and star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy Nominated reality television series, Million Dollar Listing New York, and its spin-off, Sell It Like Serhant. Ryan is also the leading member of The Serhant Team—an NYC-based, bi-coastal real estate group that has consistently ranked as the #1 sales team in New York and among the top five teams nationwide.
Visit Ryan at https://ryanserhant.com/ | Million Dollar Listing NY on Bravo | @RyanSerhant | Sell It Like Serhant
Kevin Rudolf | Stop Being a Slave to "Success"
One relaxing evening by the pool, I was listening to the music of one of my childhood heroes, Kevin Rudolf. I was jamming out, really feeling his music on a visceral level, head bobbing, and all. I related to the lyrics in a way I couldn’t as a young boy. As I dove deeper into his music, some of which I had never heard before, I was enthralled by how moving, upbeat, and positive his lyrics were. The songs were actually… I hate to use the word because it’s so cliché… inspirational. Kevin Rudolf had created the soundtrack to my life.
In that moment, I thought, “Huh, I should reach out to this guy to interview him on my podcast.” I searched for his email, which was shockingly easy to find, and typed up my proposal to him. I had to talk to Kevin. I wanted this more than I wanted a girlfriend when I was in sixth grade. It was April 1, 2019, over a decade after discovering him, and I wasn’t fooling around. At 6:29 PM, I sent the email (I’ll share my email templates later).
Now, the waiting game. If he didn’t answer, I would follow-up a few more times before letting it be.
At 8:42 PM, I received my reply:
Thanks for reaching out. I’d be happy to do the interview. When are you thinking? I can check the schedule with my manager and we’ll make it work.
Yes! I did it!
I leaped up from my seat with the most child-like excitement I had felt in years, parading through my apartment, yelling, jumping up and down, the whole nine yards. If anyone saw this, they would have thought I just won the Superbowl.
As soon as I calmed down a minute or two later, my good friend Savannah called me. I picked it up.
"Kevin Rudolf just agreed to come on the podcast! Remember, Let It Rock?
I shared my excitement with everyone. I texted my little brother, my mom, posted it to Instagram, Facebook, and even LinkedIn. I couldn’t believe it. My journey was, in a way, coming full circle.
Listening to Kevin Rudolf's music with my early generation iPod Touch on the bus on the way to school as an 11-year-old, never in a billion years would I have been able to conceive the thought that I would interview him a decade later for something called a "podcast." Wild.
We recorded that podcast in April of 2019 and it went well.
Recently, Kevin and I met up in Miami to record another podcast and have lunch.
Shay Rowbottom on Cancel Culture
Shay Rowbottom has grown to over 440,000 followers on LinkedIn. In her business, Shay Rowbottom Marketing, she turns founders and staff members into LinkedIn video creators that are generating massive revenue for their organization.
Visit Shay on LinkedIn and https://www.shayrowbottom.com/.
Shay's first appearance on Growth Mindset University: https://JordanParis.com/ep158
LinkedIn Masterclass with Andreas Jonsson, Co-Founder of Shield Intelligence
Andreas Jonsson is the co-founder of Shield Intelligence, the first and only LinkedIn analytics platform.
Connect with Andreas on LinkedIn.
Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey on Copying, True Entrepreneurship, and Building a World-Changing Company
Jim McKelvey cofounded payments firm Square with Jack Dorsey in 2009 after he had trouble selling a $2,000 art piece from his studio. He currently ranks #378 on the Forbes 400 list of the world's richest people.
McKelvey remains on Square's board but has started a new company, Invisibly, which powers micropayments for journalism and publishing.
A serial entrepreneur, he has started at least seven companies, ranging from a CD cabinet maker to a glass-blowing studio.
He also sits on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and started a nonprofit, LaunchCode, to teach people how to program.
In March 2020, he released "The Innovation Stack," a book detailing what it means to be a true entrepreneur and what it takes to build a resilient, world-changing company.
How to Scale to $20M in Revenue This Year with Kevin Zhang
Kevin Zhang (@kevinzhangofficial) is a serial eCommerce entrepreneur and the CEO of Kreator eCommerce, a global eCommerce organization with over 60 team members and facilities spanning 3 countries. At age 23, Kevin achieved critical acclaim in the eCommerce and digital strategy community for generating $20M in sales during his first year as an entrepreneur.
Visit Kevin at KevinZhang.com.
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