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Skip the Line, Enter Through the Alley, and Sneak in Through the Kitchen! | Alex Banayan

The James Altucher Show

Alex Banayan's story would have made a perfect chapter in Skip the Line: A college student hacks his way onto a game show, uses his wit to win the showcase, sells the prizes, and uses the proceeds to fund his business ambitions!Alex's bestselling book 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 Lady Gaga—as Alex Banayan travels from icon to icon, decoding their success.James and Alex discuss the journey (including the crushing failures along the way), how their strategies and circles have overlapped, and what the next chapter of Alex's journey holds in store.This episode was also brought to you by Wondrium! https://Wondrium.com/james------------Visit Notepd.com to read our idea lists & sign up to create your own!My new book Skip the Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever books are sold!Join the You Should Run for President 2.0 Facebook Group, where we discuss why you should run for President.I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.------------Thank you so much for listening! If you like this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” wherever you get your podcasts: Apple PodcastsStitcheriHeart RadioSpotifyFollow me on Social Media:YouTubeTwitterFacebook

1hr 21mins

12 Jan 2023

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The Epic Real Life Quest to Interview the World’s Most Successful People with Alex Banayan

The Science of Success

Today’s episode is a bit different than a normal episode of Science of Success. We share the incredible "Real Life Story of The Epic Quest To See How The World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers” - including a wild journey of hacking the Price is Right, meeting Bill Gates and Lady Gaga, and an epic five year quest to study and learn form the world’s top achievers. This is a topic I’ve dedicated my life to and this fascinating discussion with our guest Alex Banayan shines some new light on one of the most important questions of our lives - what was the inflection point that set massively successful people’s lives on a different trajectory? Alex Banayan is the best-selling author of The Third Door, which chronicles his five-year quest to track down the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. He has been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30.” He has been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Billboard, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and much more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr

8 Sep 2022

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The Epic Real Life Quest to Interview the World’s Most Successful People with Alex Banayan

The Science of Success

Today’s episode is a bit different than a normal episode of Science of Success. We share the incredible "Real Life Story of The Epic Quest To See How The World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers” - including a wild journey of hacking the Price is Right, meeting Bill Gates and Lady Gaga, and an epic five-year quest to study and learn from the world’s top achievers. This is a topic I’ve dedicated my life to and this fascinating discussion with our guest Alex Banayan shines some new light on one of the most important questions of our lives - what was the inflection point that set massively successful people’s lives on a different trajectory? See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

53mins

23 Jun 2022

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Alex Banayan: Unlocking The Third Door To Your Success | E167

Young and Profiting with Hala Taha

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 $200Thrive 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 recommendationsConstant Contact - To start your free digital marketing trial today, visit constantcontact.comResources Mentioned:The Third Door by Alex Banayan: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Door-Uncover-Successful-Launched/dp/0804136661Alex’s 30-day Clarity Challenge: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/413802Alex’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-TheThirdDoorConnect 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/yapwithhalaClubhouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@halatahaWebsite: https://www.youngandprofiting.com/Text Hala: https://youngandprofiting.co/TextHala or text “YAP” to 28046 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 4mins

25 Apr 2022

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EFR 591: The Third Door - How to Overcome Crippling Fear and Rejection So You Can Pursue a New Life With Enthusiasm with Alex Banayan

Ever Forward Radio with Chase Chewning

What am I doing with my life?! How do all these successful people do it? Those are two questions most of us have asked ourselves at some point in our life, right? Maybe you’re even asking yourself that right now… So, how do we move forward from that stagnancy? What do you do when your current life is actually sucking the life out of you? Perhaps, today’s guest can give you a new perspective. Alex Banayan is an international best-selling author and the youngest best-selling business author in America. At 18, he decided to write the book he dreamed of reading… except he didn’t have the money to fund it. As a struggling college student with loads of debt, he quickly found himself hacking The Price is Right, winning a sailboat, selling it, and using the money to fund his quest to learn from the world's most successful people.  In this rich discussion, Alex and Chase talk about the two reasons why rejection is crippling you, the mindset shift needed to persevere through rejection and fear of failure, and what it truly means to be yourself. Alex shares his candid thoughts on why you need to follow your enthusiasm, his 3-step framework for overcoming rejection, and the biggest realization he’s had after studying the mindset of success for 10 years. Follow Alex Banayan @alexbanayan Follow Chase on Instagram @chase_chewning Follow him on Twitter @chasechewning Episode resources: Get your first audiobook for free through Audible at https://www.audibletrial.com/everforward Get your free Rise and Zen sample packs from Cured Nutrition at https://bit.ly/curedfreesamples Buy his book, The Third Door by Alex Banayan

56mins

11 Apr 2022

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Alex Banayan on Imposter Syndrome, Clarity Challenge, and More

Muscle for Life with Mike Matthews

In this podcast, I’m once again chatting with Alex Banayan, but this time, I fielded questions from my followers over on Instagram all about mindset, success, and achieving your dreams. In case you missed my first chat with Alex and you’re not familiar with him, his book The Third Door, which is all about his 7-year journey to interview some of the most successful people in the world, has made him the youngest bestselling business author in American history, and the book is a number one international bestseller. He’s been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30,” and been featured in Fortune, CNBC, Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News. In this discussion, Alex and I talk about . . . How to deal with friends and family who are dismissive and negative about your goals and dreams The best way to deal with imposter syndrome (and why you shouldn’t worry about it) Why honesty and integrity matter more than you think His 30-day clarity challenge, which is a tool to gain awareness so you can plan where you’re going. (A description of the challenge is also linked in the show notes.) When quitting and giving up on a goal might be appropriate And more . . . So if you want to hear some of our thoughts on chasing your dreams and how to develop the mindset necessary for success, don’t miss this interview! And if you enjoyed the discussion, don’t forget to check out my first interview with Alex. Timestamps: 0:00 - Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching: https://buylegion.com/vip 5:59 - How do you deal with friends and family that are not supportive of your goals? 17:03 - What about people that are always pessimistic? 40:00 - How do you deal with imposter syndrome? 55:46- Why does humanization matter? 1:00:02 - What are your thoughts on giving up on a goal? 1:11:00 - Where can people find you and your work? Mentioned on the Show: Legion VIP One-on-One Coaching: https://buylegion.com/vip The Third Door: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Door-Uncover-Successful-Launched/dp/0804136661/?tag=mflweb-20 Alex Banayan’s website: https://thirddoorbook.com/ Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexbanayan/ 30-Day Clarity Challenge: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZxiUzxv_St/

1hr 12mins

30 Mar 2022

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The Operating System of Successful People w/ Alex Banayan #347

Aubrey Marcus Podcast

What is the operating system that defines truly successful people? In interviewing dozens of the most successful people in the world, Alex Banayan distilled the essence down to a single thing. In addition to deeply discussing this concept, we discuss the importance of Sabbath, digital addiction, and he shares a powerful and emotional story about his interview with Jessica Alba. Alex is always one of my favorite people to talk to. Connect with Alex Banayan: Website | https://thirddoorbook.com/ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/AlexBanayan/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/alexbanayan/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/AlexBanayan YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/c/alexbanayan Check out Alex Banayan’s book The Third Door | https://thirddoorbook.com/ This episode is sponsored by: INSIDE TRACKER For a limited time, you can get 25% off the entire InsideTracker store by visiting insidetracker.com/amp Onnit Get 10% off Onnit products |  https://www.onnit.com/Aubrey/ Connect with Aubrey: Website | https://www.aubreymarcus.com/ Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/aubreymarcus/ Twitter | https://twitter.com/aubreymarcus Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/AubreyMarcus/ YouTube | https://bit.ly/2DLctpk Check out  Own The Day Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus| https://bit.ly/2t6x4hu Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Newsletter: https://www.aubreymarcus.com/pages/email Subscribe to the Aubrey Marcus Podcast: iTunes | https://apple.co/2lMZRCn Spotify | https://spoti.fi/2EaELZO Stitcher | https://bit.ly/2G8ccJt IHeartRadio | https://ihr.fm/3CiV4x3 Google Podcasts | https://bit.ly/3nzCJEh Android | https://bit.ly/2OQeBQg

1hr 43mins

2 Feb 2022

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#259: Find Your Purpose with This 30-Day Challenge with Alex Banayan

Dhru Purohit Podcast

This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, InsideTracker, and BiOptimizers.We’ve all gone through phases where we feel lost or stuck. It might be that you don’t know how to reach a goal you already have in mind, or maybe you don’t even know what your next chapter looks like. The steps for figuring out your purpose are simpler than you might think, and you can even work through them solo. It just takes some dedicated time and thoughtfulness. Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru talks to Alex Banayan about his 30-day challenge for rediscovering your calling and pursuing the things that light you up. Alex Banayan is the youngest bestselling business author in American history. His book, The Third Door, chronicles Alex’s seven-year quest to uncover the definitive mindset of exponential growth and success. The book is a #1 international bestseller and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. In this episode, we dive into: -The 30-day challenge for uncovering your purpose (8:11)-The most common reason why people quit the challenge (22:20)-How Alex got clear on his unique skills and goals, and broke free from the expectations of his family (31:15)-An exercise for when you feel stuck and need clarity (43:32)-Miscommunication and expectations (1:00:58)-One of the top regrets of the dying (1:06:11)-The Third Door framework (1:09:41) -The number one reason people don’t go after their dreams (1:10:13)-Alex’s quest to uncover success (1:30:01)For more on Alex Banayan, follow him on Instagram @alexbanayan, and through his website http://thirddoorbook.com/. Get his book The Third Door at https://amzn.to/3cnzT1L.This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep, InsideTracker, and BiOptimizers.  Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro mattress is so smart that it adjusts your temperature and also gives you individualized recommendations on how to sleep better the next night. To get yours, go to eightsleep.com/dhru to check out the Pod Pro mattress or mattress cover and save $150 at checkout. InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU to get your discount and try it out for yourself. Magnesium Breakthrough from BiOptimizers really stands out from the other magnesium supplements out there. It contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. There isn't anything else like it on the market. BiOptimizers is offering my community 10% off, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru, with code DHRU10. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1hr 50mins

20 Jan 2022

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Alex Banayan on Unlocking the “Third Door” to Success

Muscle for Life with Mike Matthews

This episode of the podcast is a bit different. That's because in this podcast, I chat with Alex Banayan about his book The Third Door, the journey he went on in the process of writing it, and what he learned along the way. We’ll get into the details in the interview, but Alex went on a seven-year quest to interview some of the world’s brightest, most successful people in order to learn how they broke through in their respective fields. It all started with the common existential crisis of “what do I want to do with my life” and his research led him down a road filled with life-changing interviews with Bill Gates, Quincy Jones, Steve Wozniak, Lady Gaga, Warren Buffett, Maya Angelou, Steven Spielberg, Jane Goodall, Larry King, and more (and some wild stories). Now if you're wondering why I thought this was worthy of a podcast, many of my followers are entrepreneurs, people who want to succeed more in their careers, or people who want to improve themselves in general. So while this interview isn’t directly fitness-related, I think you’ll find it interesting and useful. In our discussion, Alex and I talk about . . . How he “hacked” The Price Is Right to raise funds for his book idea How he managed to secure big-time interviews The mindset commonalities he found among famous, successful people The difference between fearlessness and courage Social media and the importance and relativity of money And more . . . If you’re not familiar with Alex, The Third Door has made him the youngest bestselling business author in American history, and the book is a number one international bestseller. He’s been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30,” and been featured in Fortune, CNBC, Businessweek, The Washington Post, MSNBC, Fox News, and NBC News. So if you want to hear some of Alex’s wild stories from his journey and what he learned on his quest to study success, definitely check out this interview! Timestamps: 0:00 - Pre-order my new fitness book now for a chance to win over $13,000 in splendid swag: https://www.muscleforlifebook.com/ 7:07 - What is the premise of the book? 13:01 - How Alex hacked The Price Is Right 15:21 - How did you get interviews with famous people? 17:16 - How successful people treat business 20:14 - The difference between fearlessness and courage 26:12 - What have you found fulfilling and is there anything you thought would be fulfilling that hasn't been? 31:50 - What you think you want and what you really want may not be the same 42:45 - Who is the third door for? 44:05 - Dealing with setbacks 51:48 - The opposite of success isn't failure 53:32 - What types of mistakes are acceptable to you? Mentioned on the Show: Pre-order my new fitness book now for a chance to win over $13,000 in splendid swag: https://www.muscleforlifebook.com/ The Third Door: https://www.amazon.com/Third-Door-Uncover-Successful-Launched/dp/0804136661/?tag=mflweb-20 Alex Banayan’s website: https://thirddoorbook.com/ Alex’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexbanayan/

1hr 7mins

12 Jan 2022

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52. The Third Door: Face Your Fear + Walk Towards Your Goals - with Alex Banayan

Ancient Wisdom Today

By the time Alex Banayan had reached college, he had ticked all the right boxes and was on the path to success. The problem was it wasn’t his path to success. He decided to embark on a quest to uncover the mechanics of the success mindset. It took seven years, and throughout the journey, he spent time with an array of iconic game-changers, from Bill Gates and Lady Gaga to Larry King and Quincy Jones, all of whom shared their wisdom on how to carve a path to your dreams. Alex Banayan calls this “The Third Door.”In this episode, we discuss what it means to cherish your mistakes, weaponize supposed failures into wild successes, and why putting in the work means you’ll never fail. You’ll learn how to find the key to open the door to your goals and the steps to take to move through fear into your dream life.Resources: Read: The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers Website: thirddoorbook.com Instagram: @alexbanayan Tribal Share: I Remember by Claire Dacey - clairedacey.com Advertisers + Sponsors: Shaman School: shamandurek.com/the-shaman-school Lit Verified Store: shamandurek.com/lit-verified-shop Healing Temple: shamandurek.com/the-healing-temple Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 25mins

23 Aug 2021

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