Episode 150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me – Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence

A few months ago I received a great email from Omaid Homayun. He shared how The Learning Leader Show has helped him grow as a leader. He mentioned that he had his own podcast (To The Top) and he was also a writer for Forbes.  After a few conversations, Omaid decided that he wanted to write a story on how my show as created and has sustained excellence. This episode is the recording of the official interview we did for what became this Forbes article. I’m sharing this conversation specifically because I appreciate the approach Omaid brought to this interview. He came to it with a curious mind (as Lin Wood would say). He also was able to get me to share information about myself that I’ve never discussed publicly. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you do too. Thank YOU all again for being great supporters of The Learning Leader Show.

Episode 150: Forbes Contributor Omaid Homayun Interviews Me – Learning From Failure, Creating A Hit Podcast, Sustaining Excellence

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“Sometimes you can do absolutely everything within your power,” Hawk said of his time at Miami (OH), “and yet it still won’t be enough to accomplish your goals. It’s served me well to handle failure at a young age. I draw from that experience on a daily basis.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why I decided against a PhD and started this show instead
  • The process for creating the show — And the work done prior to launching
  • How to improve as an interviewer
  • The most important I learned from my football career
  • A detailed description of “what happens” from play to play as a quarterback (I’ve never discussed it in this detail before)
  • What it was like competing with Ben Roethlisberger for 2 years at Miami University
  • How to balance time at work and time with family
  • The specific breakdown (by % of time) for how I spend my 168 hours per week
  • How to get your family involved and excited about a new project
  • The most memorable lessons learned from speaking with over 150 world class leaders

“It will spread because I’m going to work like crazy for it to be great.”

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Episode 086: Seth Godin – How To Become Indispensable & Build Your Tribe

Episode 107: Simon Sinek – Leadership: It Starts With Why

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From www.LearningLeader.com 

Ryan Hawk is the creator and host of The Learning Leader Show, a top rated iTunes business podcast that focuses on learning from the smartest, most creative leaders in the world (including such luminaries as Simon Sinek, Seth Godin, Kat Cole and Adam Grant). Hawk’s podcast has exploded on a global scale with listeners in 112 countries world-wide. Forbes has called The Learning Leader Show “The most dynamic leadership podcast out there.” And Inc magazine listed The Learning Leader Show as one of the top 5 podcasts to “help you lead smarter.”

Ryan also writes for The Huffington Post on the topics of leading and empowering others. His background is in the profession of selling where he’s won multiple awards for his production. Prior to his professional business pursuits Hawk was a decorated college football quarterback (at Miami University and Ohio University).

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