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    • Building a Music Empire: Ryan Schreiber's Journey with PitchforkPursue your passions and take risks, even without formal qualifications or experience, as they can lead to unexpected success and opportunities.

      Ryan Schreiber's passion for music and determination to share his love for it led him to build Pitchfork, a highly influential music publication. Despite having no formal training as a writer or critic, Ryan's lack of experience actually worked in his favor. He began posting his own music reviews on a website, initially with no intentions of creating something big or profitable. But over time, Pitchfork gained millions of readers and became a multimedia company that could make or break new artists. This unexpected path eventually led Ryan to sit in meetings with powerful figures in media. Ryan's story highlights the importance of pursuing your passions and taking risks, even if you lack formal qualifications or experience.

    • Finding Music Passion Through External Influences and OpportunitiesRyan's experience demonstrates how exposure to alternative music culture, record stores, and recommendations can fuel a passion for music and inspire individuals to become self-learners.

      Ryan Schreiber's experience in public high school lacked strong music programs. Despite taking the available programs, he found them ineffective and became a self-learner when it came to music. However, growing up in Minneapolis proved to be fortunate for Ryan, as the city had a strong music culture, particularly in alternative music. FM radio stations played subcultural and experimental music, exposing Ryan to a wider range of genres and artists. Ryan's love for music led him to spend countless hours at record stores, where he formed relationships with the staff and discovered new music through recommendations. He even made mixtapes in the store, showcasing his passion for music exploration. This experience highlights the importance of external influences and opportunities in nurturing one's passions.

    • The evolution of music consumption: From mixtapes to digital platforms.The convenience of digital platforms like Spotify has transformed the way we listen to music, but it has also diminished the personal touch and nostalgia of handcrafting mixtapes. Digitalization has revolutionized the music industry, but it has also changed our connection to music.

      The experience of creating and listening to music has drastically changed over time. Back in the day, people would eagerly wait by the radio, ready to press pause and record their favorite songs onto a tape. It was a labor of love, handcrafting a collection of songs into a tangible object. However, with the advent of digital platforms like Spotify, the process has become more convenient but less personal. The nostalgia for the art of making mixtapes lies in the whole package of songs and the effort put into creating them. Additionally, the culture of record stores, with their snobby music snobs and unique personalities, added to the overall experience. The shift towards digital platforms has brought its set of advantages, but it has also changed the way we connect with music.

    • Building a New Voice in the Music Publishing IndustryRyan Schreiber was inspired by the music community's camaraderie but felt the need to shake things up and create his own space for passionate conversations about music. Despite financial limitations, he paved the way for his future success in music publishing.

      Ryan Schreiber's love for music magazines and alternative weeklies influenced his desire to create his own scene. He found deep camaraderie among the music community and wanted to engage in conversations with others who had strong opinions about music. However, he noticed a lack of negativity and heated debates in local zines and indie publications, which prompted him to shake things up. Despite not having the financial means to start his own zine at the time, Schreiber saw the accessibility and success of other local zines and knew that there was a way for him to have his own voice. This experience planted the seed for his future endeavors in the music publishing industry.

    • Building a website, conducting interviews, and connecting with influential figures in the early days of the internet was simpler than it seemed.Even with limited resources and lacking skills, beginners can create engaging online content and connect with influential figures through determination and resourcefulness.

      Starting a website and conducting interviews in the early days of the internet was not as complicated as it may have seemed. Ryan Schreiber learned the basics of website building and reached out to artists for interviews by utilizing resources like Photoshop, HTML tags, FTP clients, and public libraries. He called up record labels and asked for phone numbers, eventually connecting with publicists to arrange interviews. Despite lacking interview skills initially, he successfully conducted interviews, including one with David Byrne. This demonstrates that with determination and resourcefulness, even beginners can create engaging online content and connect with influential figures in their respective fields.

    • Pursuing passion through curiosity, confidence, and self-educationAge and experience should never hinder one's pursuit of passion. With curiosity, confidence, and self-education, anyone can succeed in their chosen field.

      Ryan Schreiber's success in conducting interviews and talking about music stemmed from his natural curiosity and confidence. Despite being young and lacking experience, he fearlessly reached out to artists for conversations, relying on friendly conversations rather than solely discussing the music. He didn't let age or perceived limitations hold him back. Additionally, his deep knowledge of music and terminology came from voraciously reading music publications since he was 13. This self-education allowed him to develop a strong understanding of the industry and articulate his thoughts effectively. It highlights the importance of being bold, self-motivated, and continuously educating oneself to pursue passion successfully.

    • Ryan Schreiber's Journey with Pitchfork: From Name Change to Leading Music ReviewsAdaptability and finding a unique angle are crucial in standing out and succeeding in a crowded market, as showcased by Pitchfork's journey.

      Ryan Schreiber's journey with Pitchfork started with a simple name change. He was forced to change the original name, Turntable, due to another company with a similar name. Inspired by a scene in the movie Scarface, he came up with the name Pitchfork, liking its connotations of an angry mob. With this rebranding, Pitchfork aimed to be more aggressive in its review style and set a higher bar for music. Starting as a hobby, Pitchfork became one of the first websites to update daily with music reviews, standing out in a time when most websites were static. This journey showcases the importance of adaptability and finding a unique angle in a crowded market.

    • Ryan Schreiber's early start and unique approach allowed him to build a successful music platform, despite skepticism and competition.Starting early, staying committed, and being willing to take on various roles are key components to achieving success, even in the face of skepticism.

      Ryan Schreiber's success with Pitchfork was driven by his early start in the industry and the lack of competition at the time. By establishing Pitchfork as a prominent music platform before others entered the scene, Schreiber was able to attract a large audience. His commitment to consistently creating content, even if it was short and quick, allowed him to build a daily following. Additionally, Schreiber's willingness to take on different jobs, like telemarketing, to support himself financially while working on Pitchfork proved crucial. Despite facing skepticism from his parents and others who didn't understand his vision, Schreiber saw his website as his future and persevered to make it successful.

    • Recognizing the internet's potential and learning from traditional mediaRyan Schreiber's early recognition of the internet's potential and proactive learning from traditional magazines were crucial factors in Pitchfork's success.

      Ryan Schreiber recognized the potential of the internet early on and saw it as the future of media. He realized that people would soon be logging on in mass numbers and that magazines would transition online. He understood that advertising could be a source of revenue for online platforms, just like in magazines. To learn more about monetization strategies, he reached out to music magazines, studied their rate cards, and examined their distribution and audience reach. Despite not having any money or resources initially, he managed to attract writers to contribute to his website simply by posting a call for submissions. This early recognition of the internet's potential and proactive approach to learning from established magazines played a significant role in the success of Pitchfork.

    • From eBay to Success: The Journey of PitchforkStarting as a passion project, Pitchfork transformed into a successful business with a boost from selling bootleg CDs on eBay and securing a major advertiser, showcasing its potential for growth.

      Pitchfork began as a passion project for Ryan Schreiber, without any intention of becoming a registered business. It wasn't until 2004 that they officially incorporated. Schreiber's confidence in pursuing Pitchfork as a full-time endeavor stemmed from his fascination with Chicago and the potential to live there. He seized an opportunity to make some money through eBay by selling bootleg CDs from his collection, ultimately earning around $5,000. With this money in hand, he made the move to Chicago, determined to approach Pitchfork as a business. The first major advertiser came in the form of an online record store called in sound, offering to pay $500 a month for prime advertising space on the site. This unexpected success bolstered Schreiber's belief in the business potential of Pitchfork.

    • Pitchfork: From Humble Beginnings to Music Lover's Go-To SourcePitchfork's low-cost operation and commitment to showcasing talented writers allowed them to gain credibility and become a trusted source for music lovers, solidifying their reputation with a rave review of Radiohead's "Kid A" album.

      Chicago was a thriving hub for music in the nineties, with numerous influential bands emerging from the city. The music scene in Chicago was extremely fertile and inspiring, attracting musicians and enthusiasts alike. Despite starting out with a humble apartment-based operation, Pitchfork, helmed by Ryan Schreiber, managed to keep their costs low and operate with minimal overhead. The website provided a platform for talented writers to showcase their work at a time when getting published in print publications was challenging. Pitchfork gained credibility and became a go-to source for music lovers, even though their reviews were sometimes criticized for their quantity. A turning point for the website was a rave review of Radiohead's "Kid A" album, which cemented Pitchfork's reputation and set them apart from other publications.

    • Boldness and Polarization: The Catalysts Behind Pitchfork's SuccessTaking risks, standing out, and persevering through setbacks are essential strategies for growth and establishing authority, as exemplified by Pitchfork's success story.

      Pitchfork's success was fueled by a bold and polarizing review. Despite being a small platform with limited readership, Pitchfork caught attention with a wildly exaggerated review that resonated with a dedicated fanbase. The review not only drew in a staggering amount of traffic but also became the defining impression of Pitchfork for many readers. The key lesson here is that taking risks and standing out from the crowd can be a powerful strategy for growth and establishing authority. By relentlessly pushing for higher numbers and seeking out strategic partnerships, Pitchfork was able to expand its readership and attract advertisers. Furthermore, the story highlights the importance of perseverance and dedication even after initial setbacks.

    • Overcoming Financial Struggles and Building Pitchfork's SuccessBy prioritizing and doubling down on ad sales, Ryan Schreiber was able to generate enough revenue to invest back into the business and focus on growing and expanding Pitchfork.

      Ryan Schreiber faced financial struggles in the early days of Pitchfork, unable to make his rent and struggling to sustain himself. This led him to temporarily move back to rural Minnesota and reassess his approach. During this time, he focused on doubling down on ad sales and building a stable roster of regular advertisers. Eventually, he was able to generate enough revenue to invest back into the business. The turning point came in 2003 when he secured a brick and mortar space for Pitchfork. By prioritizing the areas of the business he enjoyed the least, such as ad sales, and hiring someone to handle it, he was able to focus on growing and expanding Pitchfork.

    • Pitchfork: Shaping the Indie Music LandscapePitchfork's focused coverage and championing of progressive artists had a significant impact on the success and recognition of indie musicians, ultimately shaping the indie music landscape.

      Pitchfork's ability to provide more focused and in-depth coverage of indie artists gave them the power to make or break careers. While established music publications like Rolling Stone and Spin covered a wider range of music, they often overlooked the emerging indie scene. Pitchfork recognized the demand for this type of coverage and filled the gap. By championing progressive artists and providing broader exposure, their reviews and features had a significant impact on the success and recognition of these musicians. This was evident in the infamous 0.0 review of Travis Morrison's record, which ultimately affected his career trajectory. Pitchfork's dedication to discovering and promoting lesser-known artists created a platform that shaped the indie music landscape.

    • Pitchfork's Evolution: From Controversial Power to Responsible InfluenceRecognizing the need for responsibility, Pitchfork adapted their approach, attracting big companies and achieving success. Continuous reassessment is vital as influence grows.

      Pitchfork, under the leadership of Ryan Schreiber, realized the power and responsibility they had as an influential music publication. After a controversial review resulted in unexpected negative consequences for an artist's career, Schreiber and his team took a moment to reevaluate their approach. They recognized the need to be more responsible with the authority they had accumulated. As Pitchfork continued to grow and become profitable, they made strategic hires, like Chris Caskey, who ran the entire business and expanded their reach beyond indie record labels. This expansion attracted big companies with marketing budgets, leading to further success. This highlights the importance of continuously reassessing and adapting one's approach as they grow and gain influence.

    • Leadership and Team Building: Lessons from Pitchfork's SuccessStaying focused on your passion and building a solid team are key factors in achieving long-term success in business.

      Leadership and building a successful business can be a learning curve, even for someone with social ineptitude like Ryan Schreiber. As Pitchfork started to grow and hire more employees, managing them became a challenge. However, key to their success was Chris, Ryan's business operations guy, who had a natural talent for leadership. Without Chris, Pitchfork may not have become the professional business it is today. While other media organizations were raising capital and expanding into massive operations, Pitchfork stayed true to its core mission as a music publication. This demonstrates that staying focused on your passion and building a solid team can lead to long-term success.

    • The Challenges of Running a Music Festival: Overhead, Factors, and SustainabilityRunning a music festival comes with financial challenges, including artist budgets, ticket sales, security concerns, and weather conditions. It's important to focus on sustainability and realistic goals to maintain profitability.

      Running a music festival is not as lucrative as it may seem. Despite the initial success and popularity of the Pitchfork music festival, Ryan Schreiber and his team quickly realized the financial challenges that come with organizing such an event. They learned early on that there is significant overhead and numerous factors that can make or break the festival's success, such as artist budgets, ticket sales, security concerns, and even weather conditions. While larger festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella may generate substantial profits, Schreiber and his team opted to stay mid-sized and focus on sustainability rather than compete with the giants. By doing so, they were able to break even and keep the festival profitable, even if it only accounted for about 10% of their overall revenue.

    • Adapting and Growing: Pitchfork's Journey in the Music Journalism IndustryPitchfork recognized the need to diversify and adapt to stay relevant in a competitive industry, ultimately securing their future by joining forces with a larger organization.

      Pitchfork faced fierce competition in the music journalism industry and was aware of the potential threat from upstart news websites and established publications branching into music coverage. They recognized the need to protect their turf and expand into other areas to stay relevant and competitive. However, their attempts to branch out, such as creating a movie site and Pitchfork TV, were limited by their lack of resources and support. Despite these challenges, Pitchfork's revenue continued to grow, but they started feeling the effects of the influencer model and the shift towards social media-focused marketing. Ultimately, when approached by Conde Nast for acquisition, Pitchfork saw the opportunity to secure their future and navigate the evolving media landscape by becoming part of a larger organization.

    • Embracing Change and Collaboration in Media and JournalismAdapting to a changing industry and embracing collaboration are crucial for the success and growth of media publications in today's evolving landscape.

      The landscape of media and journalism is constantly evolving, and adapting to these changes can be a challenge. Ryan Schreiber, the founder of Pitchfork, realized that the traditional model of publishing was shifting, with paywalls becoming necessary for sustainability. He faced the dilemma of either downsizing his publication or accepting an acquisition offer that promised growth and access to a vast network of advertisers. Ultimately, he chose the latter, recognizing the need for publications to band together in order to thrive in the changing industry. This decision was both intimidating and exciting, as Schreiber found himself surrounded by renowned journalists and business minds at Conde Nast. This experience taught him the importance of embracing new opportunities and embracing collaboration in the face of uncertainty.

    • Nurturing growth and influence in music journalism.The success of Pitchfork stems from a collective knowledge and a passion for innovation. Despite challenges, it has become a multi-million dollar business and a respected voice in music journalism.

      The success of Pitchfork is a result of bringing together collective knowledge and moving forward together. Despite facing challenges and limitations from Conde Nast, Pitchfork had strong readership and reputation for its film publication and print version. However, they were not given the nurturing they desired. Amidst this, Ryan Schreiber, the founder of Pitchfork, acknowledged that running innovative businesses and changing the landscape was just as important as his passion for writing. His journey and the growth of Pitchfork into a multi-million dollar business would have surprised and thrilled him in 1995-96. Despite algorithms dominating the music discovery scene, Pitchfork continues to hold significant influence in the realm of music journalism and listeners.

    • Pitchfork's Founder Reflects on the Growth and Success of the Platform, Comparing it to a Child Making its Own Choices.Ryan Schreiber is proud of Pitchfork's growth and success, emphasizing the platform's ability to make independent decisions. His passion for music shines through as he lists five iconic albums that have had a significant impact on him.

      The founder of Pitchfork, Ryan Schreiber, is proud of the growth and independent decisions made by the platform. He likens it to a child growing up and making its own choices. Despite no longer having the same level of input, Schreiber expresses pride in Pitchfork's success. When asked about his favorite album, he finds it impossible to choose just one and instead lists five great records, including DJ Shadow's "Introducing" and Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." This takeaway highlights the impact and influence of music on Schreiber and reflects his passion for diverse and iconic albums throughout history.

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    At age 18, Alex Banayan sat in his dorm room, wondering what he wanted to do with his life. He was on a pre-med path, but something was missing. Alex hit the library and started reading all the biographies of his heroes he could get his hands on, in the hopes that he could learn the secret of their success. But the advice and knowledge in the books didn't satisfy him. He knew he had to write the book he wanted to read. So, a young Alex set off to interview the world’s greatest minds about their journeys and uncover the secret to success. In this episode, Hala and Alex talk about the idea of the third door, that there is always a way in. Alex shares his favorite stories and lessons from his book and talks through everything he learned along the way about persistence, mentorship, and profiting in life. Topics Include: - Alex’s Journey - Funding the book by winning The Price is Right  - Alex on making transitions  - His strategy for getting interviews  - Getting past the gatekeepers - Steven Spielberg’s story  - Connecting with Tim Ferris  - The truth about persistence  - Defining the third door  - Favorite stories and lessons from The Third Door  - Advice from Maya Angelo - On meeting your heroes and Bill Gates  - Pitbull on always staying an intern - Elliott Bisnow and biting off more than you can chew  - How to find and select a mentor  - Alex’s mentorship program during COVID - Alex’s best advice for people who don’t know what to do next - Alex’s actionable advice  - Alex’s secret to profiting in life  - And other topics…  Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. The Third Door chronicles Alex’s seven-year quest to uncover the definitive mindset of exponential growth and success. Throughout the process, Alex interviewed the most innovative leaders of the past half-century, including Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Larry King, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Jessica Alba, Quincy Jones, and more. Alex was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30,” Banayan is his generation’s leading expert in high-performance and personal development, having been featured in Fortune, CNBC, Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News. Sponsored By: Riverside.fm - Visit Riverside.fm and use code YAP to start recording studio-quality sound and video and get 15% off a membership plan. Current - Sign up in less than two minutes at current.com/yap for a chance to win $200 Thrive Market - Join Thrive Market today at thrivemarket.com/yap to get 40% off your first order AND a FREE gift worth over fifty dollars! Jordan Harbinger - Check out jordanharbinger.com/start for some episode recommendations Constant Contact - To start your free digital marketing trial today, visit constantcontact.com   Resources Mentioned: The Third Door by Alex Banayan: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Door-Uncover-Successful-Launched/dp/0804136661 Alex’s 30-day Clarity Challenge: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/413802 Alex’s Website: https://thirddoorbook.com/time-magazine-article-alex-banayan/ Alex’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexbanayan/ Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexbanayan/ Alex’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexBanayan/ Alex’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexBanayan-TheThirdDoor Connect with Young and Profiting: YAP’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting/ Hala’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Hala’s Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/yapwithhala/ Hala’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/yapwithhala Clubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halataha Website: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/ Text Hala: https://youngandprofiting.co/TextHala or text “YAP” to 28046

    Airbnb CEO: “IT WAS SO DARK WE NEARLY DIED!”. I Was Lonely, Deeply Sad & Wanted To Be Loved! [INSPIRING!] Brian Chesky

    Airbnb CEO: “IT WAS SO DARK WE NEARLY DIED!”. I Was Lonely, Deeply Sad & Wanted To Be Loved! [INSPIRING!] Brian Chesky
    Is being an artist the secret behind running a Fortune 500 company? In this new episode Steven sits down again with the co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky. Brian created ‘Airbed and Breakfast’ in 2007 with his college friend Joe Gebbia as a scheme to pay their rent. Cut to 2020, when Airbnb became a public company, with its initial public offering reaching $100 billion, one of the highest in history. Brian has been named by Forbes as one of America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40, and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. In this conversation Brian and Steven discuss topics, such as: His difficult childhood Always feeling like an outsider and different How his art teacher changed his life The way industrial design shaped his career as a CEO Always wanting to design his own world Wanting to escape his childhood His work addiction Working as a way of finding love How success is isolating What no one told him about success The need to fight to be connected with people Why success won't fix you How Obama changed his life The life changing impact of one text message His biggest regret The impact of Walt Disney upon him How creativity changes the world Airbnb initially just being a way to pay the rent How creativity beats data Why more companies need creativity and heart Why company culture is everything The importance of leaders as examples How your worst moments define you Airbnb’s fight for survival What he learned about true happiness The world’s loneliness pandemic Follow Brian: Instagram: https://bit.ly/3ti1InE Twitter: https://bit.ly/3RSjGYo Watch the episodes on Youtube - https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsb My new book! 'The 33 Laws Of Business & Life' is out now: https://smarturl.it/DOACbook Follow me: Instagram: http://bit.ly/3nIkGAZ Twitter: http://bit.ly/3ztHuHm Linkedin: https://bit.ly/41Fl95Q Sponsor: Huel: https://g2ul0.app.link/G4RjcdKNKsb Shopify: http://shopify.com/barlett Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Morgan Housel: How to ACTUALLY Build Wealth, Investing to Gain Financial Independence | E266

    Morgan Housel: How to ACTUALLY Build Wealth, Investing to Gain Financial Independence | E266
    Morgan Housel made his first investment when he was 18, putting $1,000 into a certificate of deposit at his local bank. When he started to make some interest on that investment, he was hooked. He devoured books on finance and economics, eventually becoming a financial columnist for The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. In today’s episode, Morgan shares why he thinks finance is more like psychology than physics, some of the common emotional pitfalls related to money, his secrets to staying rich, and much more.   Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund. He's the author of the best-selling book The Psychology of Money. He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and winner of the New York Times Sidney Award. His latest book is Same As Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes.   In this episode, Hala and Morgan will discuss: - Serendipitously finding a job he loves - The skiing accident that changed his life - What he learned from James Clear and Atomic Habits - How behavior can trump smarts - Why finance is more like psychology than physics - Independence and the purpose of wealth - Common emotional pitfalls related to money - Secrets to staying rich - What Bill Gates can teach you about optimism - Which unappreciated trait of Warren Buffet we should emulate - How stress can be a good thing - And other topics…   Morgan Housel is a partner at The Collaborative Fund. He's the author of the best-selling book The Psychology of Money. He is a two-time winner of the Best in Business Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and winner of the New York Times Sidney Award. In 2022, MarketWatch named him one of the 50 most influential people in markets. He serves on the board of directors at Markel. His latest book is Same As Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes.   Resources Mentioned:  Morgan’s Website: https://www.morganhousel.com/ Morgan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/morgan-housel-5b473821/ Morgan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/morganhousel/ Morgan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/morganhousel Morgan’s Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-morgan-housel-podcast/id1675310669  Morgan’s Book, Same as Ever (2023): https://www.amazon.com/Same-Ever-Guide-Never-Changes/dp/0593332709/  Morgan’s Book, The Psychology of Money (2020):https://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Money-Timeless-lessons-happiness/dp/0857197681    LinkedIn Secrets Masterclass, Have Job Security For Life: Use code ‘podcast’ for 30% off at yapmedia.io/course.   Sponsored By: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at youngandprofiting.co/shopify Nom Nom - Go to youngandprofiting.co/trynomnom for 50% off on your two-week trial  HelloFresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/profitingfree and use code profitingfree for FREE breakfast for life! Indeed - Get a $75 job credit at indeed.com/profiting   More About Young and Profiting Download Transcripts - youngandprofiting.com  Get Sponsorship Deals - youngandprofiting.com/sponsorships Leave a Review -  ratethispodcast.com/yap Watch Videos - youtube.com/c/YoungandProfiting   Follow Hala Taha LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Instagram - instagram.com/yapwithhala/ TikTok - tiktok.com/@yapwithhala Twitter - twitter.com/yapwithhala   Learn more about YAP Media Agency Services - yapmedia.io/

    Ep.40 When Do You Know It's Time To Walk Away? Taking Career Risks With Iconic TV Presenter Jake Humphrey

    Ep.40 When Do You Know It's Time To Walk Away? Taking Career Risks With Iconic TV Presenter Jake Humphrey

    Jake Humphrey is one of the UK’s most iconic television broadcasters. Jake is best known for presenting Premier League Football on BT Sport or the F1 on BBC Sport. He has also previously hosted children’s television on CBBC. in 2020, Jake launched the successful High Performance Podcast with professor Damian Hughes, offering an insight into the lives of high-achieving individuals who share their success stories. Their spin-off book High Performance: Lessons from the Best on Becoming Your Best has also become a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller, revealing the methods of the most remarkable athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs. . A man of many talents, Jake is also co-founder of sport broadcast agency Whisper Films and investor in Coral Eyewear. Given his on-screen success and humbling presence, you would never know that Jake’s journey started with failed A-Levels, a sacking from McDonalds and family grief, set-backs our conversation reveals he now uses as fuel to excel in everything that he does.


    - Jake’s earlier failures that led to success

    - how his Grandma’s suicide changed his mindset 

    - how failing school changed his career

    - learning perfection doesn’t come for free

    - social media and instant gratification

    - learning there is no right way of starting your career

    - the idea behind his production company Whisper

    - starting a production company at the rise of social media

    - turning his company from a dream into a money making business

    - why hiring changed his business

    - the risk that transformed his company

    - the biggest learnings in Jake’s career

    - why Jake made the decision to leave the BBC

    - learning the secrets behind success

    - the guest that changed the game for High Performance



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    What Every 20-30 Year Old Needs to Hear

    What Every 20-30 Year Old Needs to Hear

    Todays episode is all about practicing patience and understanding that no matter how old you are... you have time. We judge our lives based on rules we set when our life expectancy was 50 years old. You don't have to have it all figured out by 30, because you'll live another 60.

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