DiscoverYoung and Profiting with Hala Taha#167: Unlocking The Third Door To Your Success with Alex Banayan
#167: Unlocking The Third Door To Your Success with Alex Banayan

#167: Unlocking The Third Door To Your Success with Alex Banayan

Update: 2022-04-252


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.

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#167: Unlocking The Third Door To Your Success with Alex Banayan

#167: Unlocking The Third Door To Your Success with Alex Banayan

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