Episodes
11 years ago, Donald Miller lost all of his life savings to a bad investment. After he decided to start taking 100% ownership of his life and business, everything changed. In this episode, Donald is back on YAP to focus on how to grow a small business! Donald will explain why we should think of our business as an airplane and why most small businesses today are failing. He will also break down how we can get ahead of missteps as business owners. Donald Miller is an author, public speaker,...
Published 03/20/23
After enduring a painful childhood with a suicidal mother, Cathy Heller moved to LA at 16 with nothing but a dream to become a rockstar. That dream was almost a reality until her producer, Ron Fare, dropped her because he didn’t think she would make enough money as a musician. After jumping between soul-sucking day jobs that made her unhappy, she found a unique way to exercise her passion for music in a more profitable, fulfilling way. In this episode, Kathy explains why a lack of resources...
Published 03/17/23
When Lisa Bilyeu was a little girl, she had dreams of making it big in the film industry. After marrying the love of her life, she found herself in a rut as a stay-at-home housewife. Lisa reassessed her life and started living with radical confidence so that she could become the Co-founder and President of Impact Theory. In this episode, Lisa discusses how she gained the confidence to make a complete 180 in her life by going from housewife to co-founder. She will also give the inside scoop on...
Published 03/13/23
After Donald Miller’s parents got divorced, his father completely disappeared from his life. For years, Donald blamed himself for his father leaving. His guilt manifested in the form of teenage rebellion: breaking into people’s houses, shoplifting, and defying his religious values. However, he turned his life around when his youth minister David Gentiles asked him to write columns for the church newspaper, which sparked his passion and talent for writing. Now, Donald is a bestselling author...
Published 03/10/23
Matt Higgins spent most of his teenage years taking care of his single mother and scraping gum off of tables at Mcdonald's. After he dropped out of high school at age 16, he graduated from Fordham Law School and became the youngest press secretary in New York City history during the September 11th attacks. Matt created an entrepreneurial career that has now spanned multiple industries. In today’s episode, Matt comes back on YAP to discuss his brand new book Burn the Boats and his winning...
Published 03/06/23
As a child, Brit Morin’s parents struggled to scrounge up $20 for her to go on her class field trip. She quickly learned that if she wanted something, she’d have to figure out how to get it herself. She started cooking and doing her own laundry at 8 years old. This creative spirit led her to work for massive tech companies and eventually start her own multimillion-dollar lifestyle brand, Brit + Co. In this episode of YAPClassic, you’ll learn how to exercise your creativity every day, how Brit...
Published 03/03/23
When Steven Kotler was a kid, he was skinny, klutzy, and often the last guy picked for any team or athletic contest. He spent a lot of his childhood losing fights to jocks. At 53 years old, he decided to conquer his past shame and push his own aging body past preconceived limits by learning how to park ski. In this episode, Steven discusses how to navigate peak performance as we age and how to keep our use-it-or-lose-it skills. He will also dispel myths about the aging brain and give insight...
Published 02/27/23
Matt Higgins’ childhood was plagued with extreme poverty. He lived in a tiny apartment with three other boys and a single mother who struggled to make ends meet. Ashamed of his family’s financial status and living conditions, Matt started juggling several side hustles, such as selling handbags at flea markets and scraping gum off the bottom of the tables at McDonald’s. Today, he has a net worth of over $150M. In this episode, you’ll learn about the importance of quitting, the benefits of...
Published 02/24/23
As a shy, introverted Indian-American girl growing up in Pittsburgh, Erica Dhawan struggled to find her voice. She juggled two languages and two cultures, and, eventually, she became fascinated with human connections. In her book, Digital Body Language, Erica breaks down how to build trust and connection in a digital environment. In today's episode, Erica will talk about digital body language and how we can foster clarity, trust, and connection while working in virtual and hybrid...
Published 02/20/23
Hala Taha got her start in radio at HOT97, but she was fired before she could advance past her role as an unpaid intern. She was also scouted by MTV, and after a long summer of shooting a reality show with them, MTV pulled the plug with no explanation. Even after multiple failures in the entertainment industry, Hala broke into the podcasting world in 2018 and leveraged her LinkedIn account to grow her podcast. Now, she’s fondly known as the Podcast Princess, since she’s one of the top female...
Published 02/17/23
At age 8, David Eagleman fell off the edge of a roof. While he was falling, he felt the world slow down, and he saw his life flash before his eyes. His fall made him want to study the neural basis of time perception in crisis situations, and years later, David became a neuroscientist and expert on topics like time perception, brain plasticity, and neurolaw. In this episode, David talks about sensory substitution, the plasticity of the brain, and the potential future state of the human...
Published 02/13/23
Dr. Edith Eger was tortured for years in Auschwitz. Maya Angelou was violently attacked by a grown man at age 8. Colin O'Brady was told he'd never walk normally again after being severely burned in a fire. These survivors made a choice not to let their pasts define their futures. In today's episode, we share their stories. Featured in this episode are Dr. Edith Eger, a best-selling author, psychologist, and survivor of the Holocaust; Donald Miller, author, public speaker, and CEO of...
Published 02/10/23
When Elena Cardone was 13 years old, she watched her best friend die in a house fire across the street from her own home. Unable to face the house’s ruins day after day, Elena moved to Los Angeles at 17 years old to become a model and actor. After a successful career in show business, she married real estate mogul Grant Cardone, and together, they built a real estate portfolio of $5.2 billion. In this episode, Elena reveals how she and Grant maintain a healthy marriage and business...
Published 02/06/23
When Heather Monahan worked in corporate, she helped her company grow from 100 million in revenue to an excess of 200 million. She rose through the ranks, serving as the VP of Sales, EVP, and eventually Chief Revenue Officer. Despite her tireless efforts, she was fired as soon as a new CEO stepped in. Rather than wallowing in her defeat, she self-published her first bestselling book and became one of the Top Keynote Speakers in the World in 2022. In this episode, you’ll learn about how being...
Published 02/03/23
After witnessing the corruption of the pharmaceutical industry first-hand, Tina Anderson decided to quit her cushy job as a lawyer and turn her attention to the field of natural medicine. Nearly a decade later, Tina and her husband are revolutionizing how we manage our gut health with their probiotic company Just Thrive. In this episode, Tina breaks down the ecosystems in our gut, how to fix a leaky gut, and why you should be investing in spore-based probiotics. Tina Anderson is the CEO and...
Published 01/30/23
In Part 1, we discussed generating passive income to fuel your business, testing your business idea before launching it, identifying a viable market for your product, and why you shouldn’t focus entirely on revenue when you’re first starting out. In Part 2 of this YAPSnacks series, you’ll learn more about picking the right price for your product, a simple marketing framework for businesses of all sizes, the five pillars of scaling your business, and how to establish your company’s core...
Published 01/27/23
During the Holocaust, Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was sent to a concentration camp. He survived by focusing on his one goal: to return home to his family. Frankl saw that once people lost hope for their future, they ultimately lost their life. Dr. Benjamin Hardy has applied Frankl’s research to his own life as an organizational psychologist. In this episode, Ben returns to YAP to discuss the power of embracing our future selves and how to get familiar with a new system for measuring...
Published 01/23/23
After realizing that she did not want to work in a corporate job, Lauren Tickner decided to pursue the best business degree the U.K. had to offer. However, she learned that none of her professors had ever run their own business. She dropped out of school at 20 and focused on her online fitness coaching business, which scaled to seven figures by the time she turned 23. In this episode of YAPClassic, Lauren will teach you about the three key systems in every business, how to do permission-based...
Published 01/20/23
Throughout his early life, Grant Cardone faced a lot of loss. At 15 years old, he was introduced to drugs and battled addiction for the next 10 years. Once he recovered, he vowed to become the best version of himself. Today, Grant is a globally-renowned leader in the world of entrepreneurship, sales, and real estate. In this episode, Grant will share his top wealth-generating secrets and business philosophies. He will share how to become recession-proof and create an unbreakable business that...
Published 01/16/23
When Vishen Lakhiani moved to New York City, he was making $7,500 a month at a company with a difficult, problematic, and even racist culture. After creating multiple streams of passive income and taking baby steps toward his goal of running his own meditation business, he was able to quit his job and eventually scale his company, Mindvalley, to nine figures. Vishen’s story is one of many entrepreneurial success stories we’ve heard on Young and Profiting Podcast, and in this episode, you’ll...
Published 01/13/23
When she was young, Jennifer Cohen struggled in school and was often sent for extra tutoring because of her poor performance. After a teacher said that she would be nothing but “average, at best,” a young Jennifer Cohen decided to step out of herself and into boldness. Today, Jennifer is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the Health and Fitness industry. In this episode, Jennifer will talk about her newly released book, Bigger, Better, Bolder: Live the Life You Want, Not the Life...
Published 01/09/23
Josh Kaufman went from having zero ukulele skills to being an intermediate ukulele player in just 20 hours. How did he do it? In this episode, Josh breaks down how to learn any new skill in just 20 hours, debunks certain myths about learning a new skill, and reveals his four steps for rapid skill acquisition.  Josh Kaufman is a best-selling author, researcher, and speaker. Josh's TEDx talk, The First 20 Hours, is one of the top 25 most-viewed TED talks published to date, with over 22 million...
Published 01/06/23
Leila Hormozi worked for years at jobs where she never received a single raise or promotion. Because of her integrity and dedication, she learned how to exceed expectations. Now, Leila is a master CEO and widely considered a scaling & operations expert. In part 2 of this episode, Leila will break down her management philosophies and tell us how to attract top-tier employees. She will also explain the components of her accountability formula and why she calls herself a “chief...
Published 01/02/23
Several notable social and behavioral scientists agree that strong social relationships are the secret sauce for a happy, fulfilling life. This year on Young and Profiting Podcast, many of our guests affirmed that belief by discussing the importance of nurturing your relationships.  In this episode, you’ll learn about our show’s top theme for 2022: relationships. Featured in this episode are highlights from some of our favorite YAP guests, such as Mark Batterson, social entrepreneur; Josh...
Published 12/30/22