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Growth Mindset University

Author: Jordan Paris

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Growth Mindset University is where tomorrow's leaders learn the lessons they should have learned in school but didn't so that they can succeed in the progressive new age of business and life.

Join 22-year-old author and serial entrepreneur Jordan Paris as he shares inspiring stories and valuable lessons in marketing, health, psychology, communication, human behavior, and more by talking with the brightest business minds, world-class athletes, and other influential thought leaders like James Altucher, Dean Graziosi, Robert Greene, Dan Millman, Mark Manson, Grant Cardone, Ryan Serhant, and other luminaries.
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Blake Hutchison is the CEO of Flippa, the biggest marketplace to buy and sell websites, stores, and digital properties. Blake and his team at Flippa empower individuals and companies to take control and thrive in this new small business economy.Connect with Blake on LinkedIn and visit Flippa at episode is sponsored by Tonor Microphones.
Tim Saye is a former personal trainer who co-founded PT Distinction.PT Distinction is the highest rated coaching software for fitness professionals. It helps thousands of trainers coach hundreds of thousands of clients across the world.Connect with Tim on LinkedIn and visit episode is sponsored by Tonor Microphones.
David Perell (@david_perell) writes an excellent blog at with over 35,000 subscribers, runs a writing school called Write of Passage, and hosts a podcast called the North Star Podcast.This episode is sponsored by Tonor Microphones.
Alvaro Rojas (@WanderReds) has traveled to every country in the world and picked up 160,000 followers along the way.Follow Alvaro's Instagram for breathtaking photos from around the world.Get Alvaro's recently released book, Stories: From My Travels to Every Country in the World.Visit Alvaro at
David Burkus (@DavidBurkus) is a best-selling author, sought after keynote speaker, and Associate Professor of Leadership and Innovation. He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed over 2 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.Hear David's first appearance on Growth Mindset University, How to Hack Networking, at David's new audiobook, Pick a Fight: How Great Teams Find a Purpose Worth Rallying Around, only on AudibleConnect with David Burkus on LinkedIn.
Tasia Valenza (@TasiaValenza) is an Emmy winning voiceover artist.In the early part of her career, Valenza played the role of Dottie Thornton on All My Children from 1982 to 1986, earning a Daytime Emmy nomination for her work. She also showed up in a guest star appearance in the fifth season of The A-Team, and a recurring role as Lieutenant Winslow in Space: Above and Beyond. She also portrayed Jodie Abramovitz in Aaron Spelling's drama series The Heights. Valenza is best known to play female villains in video games such as Batman: Arkham Asylum and multiple Spider-Man games.Valenza appeared in the 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Coming of Age" as a Vulcan. She returned to Star Trek in 2017 with a voiceover role in the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery as the computer voice of the USS Shenzhou.Download Haven, Tasia's free guided affirmation meditation app.Connect with Tasia on LinkedIn and Twitter.Visit Tasia at
Feeling tired of the extreme virtue-signaling competition happening on social media, I tweeted last week, “I can’t wait until people get tired of cancel culture and the ‘woke’ mob.“My friend Don Wettrick replied, “I think many, MANY are. It’s just that Twitter pushes them to the top. I would like for people w principles and calm would speak out more. @naval ^ @ZubyMusic come to mind.“Zuby saw it and retweeted my original tweet with a comment, “Some of us have been for 5+ years.“A quick look at the comments showed just how many people are sick and tired of the virtue-signaling social justice warriors, cancel culture, and the woke mob.Yet, very few are speaking out against this because of how vicious social justice warriors are when you oppose them, or have any sort differing opinion (they’ll try to “cancel” you).I must do a podcast about this, I thought. If people don’t want to follow me or listen to my podcast anymore because of this episode, then so be it. I don’t exactly value people who are a part of cancel culture and the “woke” mob as listeners of my podcast anyway so I could care less if they “cancel” me. Plus, as one listener puts it, “I don’t see how anyone is able to absorb self-improvement info while maintaining a victim mentality which is essentially what creates cancel culture.”So, I emailed Zuby. He replied 59 minutes later: “Let’s do it.”We discussed…The mindless destruction of statuesWhy Zuby says black people actually aren’t oppressedSocialismThe media’s effect on peopleWhy radical feminism is a greater threat to humanity than climate changeWho social justice warriors really areThe truth about “Black Lives Matters” (the organization, not the statement)How to deal with cancel culture and the “woke” mob if they come after youRegarding Black Lives Matter, I thought the George Floyd killing was terrible. Everyone agrees on this. However, my first suspicion that something was a bit off with the whole movement was when I realized everyone saying something to the effect of, “If you say silent, you are a racist.” I disagree. Strongly. One virtue-signaler on LinkedIn went so far as to tag me and a few of my podcast guests like Grant Cardone and Mark Manson in a post with our follower counts attached to our names whilst pressuring us to speak out. Seriously. Check it out.“This is not to shame anyone,” she says, “but I’m simply asking you to say something.” Actually, shaming people is exactly what you are doing, “Whiskey”.At the time, I planned on staying silent for fear of the woke mob trying to cancel me.I live as the best person I can be every day, loving everyone. I don’t feel the need to shout from the mountain top about how great and virtuous I am. I don’t feel the need to prove that I am virtuous because I operate through a place of love and kindness every single day and prove it through my actions.But apparently I’m “part of the problem” for not posting about it. I treat people of all races and genders with respect in real life, I am against racism, and I don’t have to tell people about it on social media. For that, I’m part of the solution.Anyway, after doing more research about the BLM organization, I see that many of the founders describe themselves as “trained Marxists.” Interesting.Then, seeing people violently protest in the streets and mindlessly tear down statues of historic figures made me realize these are anarchists who, in the words of one BLM leader in a Fox News interview, “will burn down this system and replace it.” And by the way, socialism is what they really want. Also interesting to note here is the first amendment, which states that the people have a right to peacefully assemble. The first amendment does not include the right to violently assemble. Make no mistake: Those who violently protest in the streets, killing people and looting small businesses in the process, are terrorists.But I digress. The content in this post and my conversation with Zuby is only the tip of the iceberg regarding the truth behind the Black Lives Matters organization. I encourage you to do your own research about Black Lives Matters. It’s scary.While I am wholeheartedly for the immutable fact that black lives do matter, I am wholeheartedly against the “Black Lives Matters” organization._____Zuby(@ZubyMusic) is a British rapper, podcast host, and author. He was born in England and raised in Saudi Arabia. In March 2019, Zuby garnered worldwide attention by posting a video in which he claimed to have broken the British Women’s deadlift record of 238kg (528 pounds). Zuby claimed that he “identified as a woman whilst lifting the weight”. Zuby later declared on Twitter that he “took the UK women’s bench press record too”. He stated that “I don’t think trans women should be allowed to compete in women’s sport.”Follow Zuby: Twitter | Instagram | SpotifyListen to Zuby’s other podcast appearances that I enjoyed: The Joe Rogan Experience | The Candace Owens Show | The Ben Shapiro ShowListen to Zuby’s podcast, Real Talk with Zuby. I recommend the episode with Lauren Chen.Visit Zuby at
Kerwin Rae (@KerwinRae) is Australia’s leading business strategist and human performance specialist, helping over 100,000 businesses, in 154 different industries, throughout 11 countries world-wide, with his no bs approach to business growth and personal transformation.Visit Kerwin at and @kerwinrae on Instagram.Listen to his podcast, Unstoppable with Kerwin Rae.Mentions:Natalie Jill's interview with KerwinKerwin interviewing Larry King
David Newman is a Certified Speaking Professional.David is the author of the business bestseller “Do It! Marketing” and “Do It! Speaking: 77 Instant-Action Ideas to Market, Monetize, and Maximize Your Expertise” (HarperCollins, 2020)He's the host of The Speaking Show, an iTunes Top 50 marketing podcast.David helps executives and entrepreneurs master speaking as the ultimate marketing tool, personal brand builder, and 1-to-many sales platform.As a speaker himself, David has delivered over 600 paid programs since 1992 and counts 44 of the Fortune 500 among his clients and audiences.David is also the creator of the Speaker Profit Formula mentoring program, which has over 800 successful graduates, ranging from brand new speakers to members of the National Speakers Association "Speaker Hall of Fame."Connect with and learn more from David: | | |
Jess Larsen, the chairman at Graystoke Investments (a real estate investment trust), interviewed me on his podcast to discuss the lessons I've learned from recording almost 200 episodes of Growth Mindset University. We talked about James Altucher, Robert Greene, Derek Sivers. Naveen Jain, Dan Millman, Amanda Slavin, Alex Banayan, and Rand Fishkin. This episode is a great recap of the podcast thus far.I've been interviewed on other podcasts over 60 times but this one is one of my favorites because Jess is a skilled interviewer that brought out the best in me, a best I didn't know I had.Links to the interviews mentioned are below.James Altucher: Greene: Sivers: Jain: Millman: Slavin: Banayan: Fishkin: episode was originally published at episode is sponsored by
Kevin David (@KevinDavid) is a 7-figure entrepreneur and an e-commerce coach to thousands of students who left their 9-5 jobs behind them. He has over one million subscribers on YouTube.Visit Kevin at
This conversation with Shanda Sumpter changed my life.For the first half of the episode, she teaches us how to grow a business to 10-figures (which, of course, she has done with. See Heartcore Business.The rest of the episode, she teaches us how to buy and sell a home using none of your own money.It was so powerful because it was so actionable, so I had to go back and listen and write down a bunch of notes. There was so much gold I couldn’t keep type fast enough! I would be furiosuly typing away while the audio played, then Shanda would say something else that I wanted to write down and I’d have to pause. It was crazy. See all my takeaways below in the form of scattered and abbreviated notes:How to grow your business to 10-figuresEmpower the right leaders within the company to run different platforms and departments. “Who is the person I need to hire for that?” Shift to being about leadership.Use Indeed and write ads to the exact person you want to hire. “This is where we want to go.” Share the vision. Articulate it and you will attract good people…Shanda’s pitch: If you’re addicted to your phone, a workaholic, obsessed with results, and constantly studying your craft. You forgot that you hit your goal because you already are working on the next. If that’s you, keep reading. If not, stop because you will hate this job.Pay higher on the back end. Incentive ambitious people. You get paid every month for 12 months on one sale.Sales trainer paid 2% override and for every hire that stays 90 days.Increase the price point. Package it with how to build email list, business around it, etc. (regarding my business, Trend Up Media)Incentivize people to pay in full because you can invest that upfront cash in new hires and bigger reach.Hire a sales manager/trainer to hire and train salespeople. 8-10 sales per salesperson per month minimum. Now I focus on lead gen, marketing, fulfillment/operationThe sales department puts pressure on the marketing department to deliver which then becomes an accountability game for me as an entrepreneur to grow my company.A sales director that wants to make money that grows the team to X number of people… How do I create the leads for them that are qualified? Reinvent the packages to grow this much bigger.Quote from Shanda: “People who are saying nobody’s buying right now don’t know how to take a prospect and shape them into a customer. Anyone who knows how to do that knows right now is a great time to be online.”How to generate life-changing wealth during a down economyPay yourself first – $X per month automatically deposited into a savings account to buy things with.Think outside the box – Buy properties using none of your own money. Reach out to homeowners and say, “I’ll take over the monthly payment and in two years I’ll have this house off your hands or you can have it back.” Wealth transfers.Quote from Shanda: “People are trying to work their way to millions and that is ignorance. That is an employee mindset. You don’t work yourself to millions; You leverage yourself to make millions.”Google “lease option”. It’s rent to own.If you’re going to rent it, you might as well rent to own it.Promissory note – A signed document containing a written promise to pay a stated sum to a specified person or the bearer at a specified date or on demand.Have to be making offers on a regular basis.Quote from Shanda: “If you are comfortable, you are in a very dangerous position.”Quote from Shanda: “If you think you’re just going to work for the rest of your life and you are going to make millions and every year is going to be amazing, you are sadly mistaken.”Quote from Shanda: “If you grow at the level you make money, you are making a mistake. You don’t want to die with an 800 credit score. That’s dumb. You want to use your credit to get access to cash to put money down on marketing campaigns that are working.”Say, “I buy homes cash. I will take over your house payment.” Put signs out at busy intersections.Call and make offers. Ask:How much money do you owe on it?How much equity is in the house?Then…Tie up the home.Sell the home to an investor.Take a finder’s fee on the property.Control the property.Google local investment groups.Bird-dogging deals.Bird dog fees.You want to be so well grounded on how to create cash so you never have money be your boss. You have to master money for your life. You can’t ever stop at your capacity for time or money.Start tracking your time by the hour.Do you start with a plan at the beginning of the day? Do you know what you are going to produce every hour? What am I going to produce this hour? Did I do it? Yes or no?Google these:“What is a bird dog in real estate?”“How do you find real estate investors?”“Real estate investment groups”Don’t be afraid to do other countries. Buy in the UK because your money is worth more.Ask real estate investment groups, “What are you educating your group on? I want to know in case I come across any deals you guys might want.”They say, “We like pre-construction real estate”Go to developers. Say “my buyers want this deal. They want 30% discount on the property. They want this, that, the other thing. Can you create this deal?”They create the deal.I bring it back to the investment group and say, “Do you want this deal? My developer said he would do this.”They say yes. The deal is brokered together and I take a finder’s fee on it.Questions? Reach out to Shanda on Instagram. She’ll respond.Shanda Sumpter bio:Shanda Sumpter is the Queen Visionary of HeartCore Business – a training company on the brink of hitting eight figures designed to give entrepreneurs the powerful systems they can use to share their gift and use those gifts to create profitable, sustainable businesses.Today, Shanda is a dynamic speaker, trainer, and business coach, as well as a bestselling author and owner of a multi-million-dollar business and a wife and mom with plenty of time for family, self-development, hobbies, and rest. She lives in a beautiful house on the ocean, and loves her life!It’s Shanda’s mission to give entrepreneurs the step-by-step systems they need to launch and grow their businesses – and transform their financial lives and the world.She’s experienced her own journey from struggle to triumph: there was a time when she had only $500 to her name and was facing the prospect of moving back home to her parents’ house in Canada.She knew then that it was time to make a change. So she hired a mentor.. and that became the catalyst for a domino effect of miracles that set the stage for HeartCore Business and its evolution into a multi-million-dollar company.Visit Shanda at
I've been following Brian Dean since my freshman year of college when I created my first website and needed help gaining some visibility. Brian (@Backlinko) has been called an "SEO genius" by and a "brilliant entrepreneur" by Inc Magazine. Brian's award-winning blog,, was listed by Forbes as a top "blog to follow" in 2017.Success Magazine has referred to Brian as "the world’s foremost expert on search engine optimization" due to the influence of his blog, which reaches over 2.5 million people every year. Connect with Brian on LinkedIn, Twitter, and his blog
Walter Cruttenden is a financial markets innovator, an active founder investor in growth companies that serve a social need - and passionate about history and astronomy.Currently, Walter serves as Chairman of Acorns, a micro-investing company, which he co-founded with his son, Jeff Cruttenden, Jason Martell, and Mark Dru. Acorns is an app that enables people to save and invest in incredibly small increments, with high frequency, requiring little or no conscious effort. Walter also serves as CEO of Blast, a gamification company operating at the nexus of the Fintech and Game industries. Blast’s app features a new game dynamic that improves the financial outcome for both gamers and game companies alike.In his early career, Cruttenden founded and served as CEO of two well-known investment banking and brokerage firms; Cruttenden Roth (now Roth Capital, active underwriters of emerging growth companies), and E*Offering, formerly the iBank arm of E*Trade Securities (since merged). As CEO, Walter led both companies through rapid growth and significant liquidity events. Walter also co-founded SRS Laboratories (since acquired by DTS), after buying the acoustic technology from Hughes, and developing it into an independent company. Cruttenden also founded one of the largest growth stock conferences in the US, now the Roth Conference.When he is not engaged in Fintech, Walter acts as the Director of the Binary Research Institute in Newport Beach, California, which researches the cause and consequences of solar system motion.  
As part of his cosmological work Walter authored the book Lost Star of Myth and Time, the award-winning documentary film, The Great Year (narrated by James Earl Jones) and the children’s book, The Great Year Adventures: with Tommy the Time-Traveling Turtle.Follow Walter on LinkedIn.Visit Acorns.Visit Blast.
Dean Graziosi (@DeanGraziosi) is a multiple New York Times best selling author, entrepreneur, and investor. He has started or has been involved in 13+ companies that have resulted in over 1 billion dollars in revenue.For over 20 years Dean has been dedicated to delivering self-education to those seeking transformation and success outside the normal path of traditional education. Recently, he and Tony Robbins launched the Knowledge Business Blueprint, with the goal of making self-education viable for millions.Join Tony Robbins & Dean Graziosi as they pull back the curtain and reveal the “One thing” that has allowed them to create massive success in up & down markets and how you could use this same model to create next-level success & impact during these uncertain times: a hardcover copy of Millionaire Success Habits for free: episode is brought to you by https://TrendUp.Media.
John Bates is a Leadership Communication Expert.Based in human evolutionary biology & neurophysiology, John's principles of leadership, communication, and influence show you not only what works, but WHY it works, making them easy to apply to your unique style so you can be even more effective at everything you do that involves communicating with human beings.John trains and coaches forward-thinking leaders at global organizations like Johnson & Johnson, NASA - including all of the active astronauts, Accenture, Boston Scientific, and more. John is also one of the most prolific TED-format trainers in the world, bringing powerful executive presence, storytelling, influence and Jedi-like persuasion skills to top teams, world leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, and those on the light side of the Force who want to have a lasting, memorable impact and effortlessly influence those around them.John's first book, Your Amazing Itty Bitty Guide to Being TED-Worthy: 15 Essential Secrets of Successful Speaking Based in Human Neurobiology was a #1 bestseller and continues to garner 5-star reviews.Visit John at episode is sponsored by
Mark Manson is back!Mark Manson (@MarkManson) is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope and The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life, the mega-bestseller that reached #1 in fourteen different countries. Mark’s books have been translated into more than 50 languages and have sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Mark runs one of the largest personal growth websites in the world,, a blog with more than two million monthly readers and half a million subscribers, making him one of the largest and most successful independent publishers in the world. His writing is often described as ‘self-help for people who hate self-help’ — a no-BS brand of life advice and cultural commentary that has struck a chord with people around the globe. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, Forbes, Vice, CNN, and Vox, among many others. He currently lives in New York City.Mark's new audiobook, an Audible Original called Love Is Not Enough, is available now.This episode is sponsored by
Carrick Felix (@Carrick_Felix) was drafted into the NBA 33rd overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013 after he averaged 14.6 ppg in his final season at Arizona State and being named second-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. He was named the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned first-team All-Pac-12 Academic Team honors. He’s also given three TEDx talks.This episode is sponsored by
Kathryn Nash is a six-figure fitness coach with over 300,000 followers on Instagram, helping thousands of women transform their bodies in just eight weeks. I promise you, the before and after pics are astonishing. Her own journey of going from scoliosis surgery to deadlifting 3x her bodyweight has captivated readers of Women's Health, Shape, and other prestigious publications.Visit Kathryn at and follow her @minibutmighty_ on IG.
Ryan Serhant (@RyanSerhant) is an American real estate broker, bestselling author, producer, and star of Bravo’s two-time Emmy Nominated reality television series, Million Dollar Listing New York, and its spin-off, Sell It Like Serhant. Ryan is also the leading member of The Serhant Team—an NYC-based, bi-coastal real estate group that has consistently ranked as the #1 sales team in New York and among the top five teams nationwide.Visit Ryan at | Million Dollar Listing NY on Bravo | @RyanSerhant | Sell It Like SerhantThis episode is sponsored by
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Roger Welton

awesome show!

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