Troy Aikman has reached the height of success on the football field and in the broadcast booth. He’s a Hall of Fame quarterback and an Emmy-nominated broadcaster who serves as the voice of ESPN’s Monday Night Football. During his 12-year playing career, Troy was a 6x Pro Bowl selection and led the storied Dallas Cowboys franchise to three Super Bowl rings. A successful entrepreneur off the field, Troy recently announced the launch of EIGHT, a light beer brewed with organic grains. On this episode, we talk about setting high expectations, performing under pressure, and tackling new challenges.
In a world that often feels polarized and disconnected, it’s more important than ever to show up with empathy. Carlos Whittaker is bringing hope to people all over the world. He’s the author of four books, host of the podcast Human Hope and a global speaker. You may recognize Carlos from Instagram, where’s he’s built a tribe of enthusiastic followers who join forces with Carlos to find connection, do good, and be in community. His latest book, How to Human, comes out on January 24 and is available for pre-order now. In our conversation today, we talk about how to step into difficult conversations with love, live up to our full potential, and move beyond what divides us.
Ron Rivera is the head coach of the Washington Commandeers and a two-time NFL Coach of the Year. Shortly after his start in Washington, Ron was diagnosed with cancer. Despite undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments, Ron continued to coach and incredibly never missed a game. In January 2021, he was declared cancer free. Prior to the Commanders, Ron was the head coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2011-2019, leading the team to three consecutive division titles and a Super Bowl appearance. A former NFL player, he played nine seasons with the Chicago Bears including the 1985 Super Bowl team. On this episode, we talk about leading through adversity, building a culture of excellence, and rising to the occasion.
Tori Dunlap is an internationally-recognized money and career expert, and podcast host. After saving $100,000 at age 25, Tori quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequality by giving women actionable resources to better their money. She is the host of the #1 business podcast Financial Feminist and author of the upcoming book Financial Feminist. Tori now travels the world writing, speaking, and coaching about personal finance, side hustles, and confidence for women. On this, we talk about why it’s important for women to talk about money, strategies for your next negotiation, and how to achieve your financial goals.
What if you could multiply your time? On this episode, Rory Vaden shares why everything we think about time management is wrong. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs and his TED talk has been viewed over 3 million times. He is also the co-founder of Brand Builders Group where he teaches people how to grow their influence and build and monetize their personal brand. On this episode, we talk about how high performers think about time management differently and how you can apply their strategies to your own life.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most recognized comedians in the country, a bestselling author, producer and writer. Jeff’s new comedy special “The Good Old Days,” is streaming now on Netflix and is his first solo special in 24 years. You might know him for his career in comedy and on TV, but on this episode you’ll meet the man behind the mic. On this episode, we talk about turning your passion into a career and creating a life that’s aligned with your priorities.
Gretchen Rubin is a happiness expert, author and host of the award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She’s the author of five New York Times bestselling books, including the #1 bestseller The Happiness Project which spent two years on the bestseller list. Gretchen has been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, and been an answer on the game show Jeopardy! On this episode, we talk about how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
Joe Gebbia turned a crazy idea—inviting strangers into your home—into one of the world’s most innovative companies. Joe is the co-founder of Airbnb and chairman of Airbnb.org, his nonprofit brainchild that provides housing to people in crisis. He’s been named to Fortune’s “40 Under 40” and Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.” A lifelong basketball fan, Joe is also a member of the San Antonio Spurs investor group. On this episode, we talk about the incredible story behind Airbnb, turning setbacks into opportunities and doubling down on your dreams.
Jess Sims is a top Peloton instructor and the newest member of ESPN’s College Game Day. Widely known for her work as a fitness instructor, Jess left a career in education to pursue her passion. After teaching at studios in New York City, she became a global sensation when she joined Peloton in 2018 as a Tread instructor, teaching classes to over 7 million subscribers worldwide. On this episode, we talk about changing careers, going for opportunities, and stepping into new situations with confidence.
The ability to focus is key to improving our productivity and achieving our goals, but it’s a skill that most people are never taught! Dandapani is a Hindu priest, entrepreneur, and former monk of 10 years. He has helped millions overcome distraction through his popular TED Talk, workshops and courses. In his new book, The Power of Unwavering Focus, Dandapani distills his wisdom into a step-by-step guide to cultivating concentration. On this episode, he shares tools to help you overcome distraction and sharpen your focus so that you can achieve your goals.
Eric “ET” Thomas has reached millions with his story of going from homeless to one of the world’s top motivational speakers. He’s been profiled in GQ, Sports Illustrated and ESPN and is a trusted advisor to top corporate teams, sports teams and athletes looking to unlock greatness. Known as “the hip hop preacher,” ET is especially passionate about helping kids nurture and realize their potential. His new book “You Owe You” is all about how to rewrite your narrative and take ownership of your life. In today’s conversation, we talk about how to ignite your purpose, leverage your superpowers and stop making excuses.
Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins is a former NFL player, sports executive, and Emmy Award-nominated host. He played seven seasons in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, while earning his Master’s degree from Columbia University with a 4.0 GPA. After retiring from the NFL, Hawk began his media career at ESPN as an anchor of SportsCenter on Snapchat. He co-hosts his own podcast, “Thom & Hawk” with Joe Thomas and recently co-founded sports technology company, Status Pro. On this episode, we talk about his long journey to the NFL, how to channel doubt into fuel, and why the best things in life are hard.
What do you wish you had the confidence to do? Lisa Bilyeu is the cofounder of Quest Nutrition, the President of Impact Theory, and the host of the Women of Impact podcast. In her new book, Radical Confidence, Lisa shares the story of how she went from stay-at-home housewife to cofounder of a billion-dollar company. On this episode, we talk about how to face your insecurities, boost your confidence, and live the life of your dreams.
Allyson Felix is a 5-time Olympian and recently retired as the most decorated American track & field star of all time with 30 medals. Recently named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” Allyson is stepping into her next chapter as a fierce advocate for women. She’s the founder of Saysh, a lifestyle brand focused on athletic-inspired footwear made for and by women, and is a powerful voice for maternity health. On this episode, we talk about managing pressure and expectations, bouncing back from setbacks, and overcoming fear to find her voice.
Natasha Graziano went from homeless and broke to top mindset coach and motivational speaker. The creator of the MBS Method, Natasha is passionate about helping people transform their lives through neuroscience and ancient wisdom. She’s amassed more than 15 million followers on social media and has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue and USA Today. Natasha is the host of the popular Law of Attraction podcast and is the author of the new book, Be It Until You Become It. In today’s conversation, we talk about the law of attraction, creating a success mindset, and how to achieve your goals faster.
With three World Series titles to his name, Tony La Russa is widely considered one of the best managers in Major League Baseball history. He’s spent 33 years as a manager, currently for the Chicago White Sox and previously with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. A member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, Tony ranks 2nd all-time in wins among big league managers. In our conversation today, we talk about his relentless approach to preparation, building a strong team culture, and how to inspire greatness in others.
It’s never too late to change your life. Ten years into a successful career as a nightclub promoter, Scott Harrison felt empty and unhappy. Desperate for change, he signed up to volunteer on a hospital ship in Liberia where he first learned about the impact of the global water crisis. That experience inspired him to start the nonprofit charity: water to bring clean water to developing countries around the world. Today, charity: water has funded 91,414 water projects to help more than 14.7 million people get access to clean water. On this episode, Scott talks about the power of second chances, finding a sense of purpose, and why it’s never too late to make a change.
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Bethenny Frankel is an entrepreneur, TV producer, and author of the new book, Business Is Personal. Bethenny burst onto the scene as the unfiltered breakout star of Bravo’s hit show The Real Housewives of New York City and leveraged her reality TV fame to build a business empire. A self-made businesswoman, she is the founder of the Skinnygirl and Bethenny brands and host of the chart-topping podcast Just B with Bethenny Frankel. Her charitable initiative BSTRONG has raised millions of dollars for disaster relief efforts around the world. On this episode, we talk about why she originally turned down Real Housewives (and what made her change her mind!), what it takes to be successful while staying true to yourself, and how she’s built a business empire.
Kara Goldin knows what it takes to build a business from scratch. She’s the founder of Hint, the leading unsweetened flavored water. Hint was inspired by Kara’s own health journey, when she kicked her diet soda habit by turning to fruit infused water. After discovering there was nothing like the fruit-flavored water on the market, she decided to make it herself. Kara is a former tech executive at AOL, host of the podcast The Kara Goldin Show and author of Undaunted. She’s been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs list. On this episode, we talk about how to move forward despite uncertainty, turn criticism into motivation and create your own opportunities.
Tim Brown is the co-founder & CEO of Allbirds, the sustainable shoe and apparel company and maker of “the world’s most comfortable shoe.” Tim's experience as a World Cup soccer player for New Zealand led him to think about things on a grand scale, whether that be crafting shoes or running a business. On this episode, we talk about how Allbirds began as a curiosity project, the drive to get better every day, and how tackling tough problems can unlock our purpose.
What does it take to not just get to the top but stay there? Sue Bird is a 4x WNBA champion, 5x Olympic gold medalist and 2x NCAA champion. To say she’s a winner is an understatement. In her 19th season in the WNBA, Sue is looking to lead the Seattle Storm to one more championship in what is expected to be her final season. Sue is a fierce advocate for equality and is the co-founder of TOGETHXR, a media company that elevates and centers women through storytelling. On this episode, we talk about mental toughness, keeping your competitive edge and the legacy she’s leaving behind to inspire the next generation.