John Foley ~ Blue Angel Fighter Pilot & Professional Speaker

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100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

Could you imagine flying a fighter jet at 1000 miles per hour? Or flying that same jet upside down and only 3 feet away from another jet also going just as fast as you are? To operate at this level you need an incredible amount of training to become one of the best jet pilots on the planet and today’s guest is one of them and his name is John Foley .  John is a retired Blue Angel pilot for the Navy. The “Blues” as they are called, are known to be the absolute best jet pilots on earth. To perform at this level, takes a lot of focus and hard work and much of his training has helped him transfer into the high-performing entrepreneur and public speaker that he is today.

Today on the show, John talks about his experience as a Blue Angel fighter pilot.  He shares with us about training for dog fighting in the air flying at lightning speed. John talks about what it is like flying at 1000 miles per hour, the scariest flight he ever made almost leading to disaster, and how he mastered his thoughts and emotions to get behind the pilots seat the very next day.  As you could imagine it takes an intense high-performance mentality, so we also ask John about focus, meditation, visualization, flow-state and how to master your mindset for success. Lastly, John shares about applying this to business and having a professional speaking career!


  06:15: Who is John Foley & What is a Blue Angel?

  12:25: What is Dog Fighting for Pilots?

  14:20: Using Focus, Visualization & Debriefing as a Fighter Pilot

  16:55: Flying Upside Down 3 Feet Away From Another Jet

  20:20: Becoming a Blue Angel Fighter Pilot

  24:40: Mentalities Between Blue Angel’s and Other Pilots

  26:25: What is it Like at 1000 Miles Per Hour?

  29:20: John’s Scariest Flight

  35:20: Preparing to Fly Again After Almost Dying

  40:50: John on Meditation

  45:15: Focus and Flow-State from a Professional Fighter Pilot

  49:10: Forming a New Habit

  51:55: Keeping Energy Levels High

  58:00: Creating a Professional Speaking Career

1:03:25: Determining Your Monetary Worth as a Speaker

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Ep.406 ~ Do Assholes Really Finish First? ~ Tucker Max

June 19, 2019

Tucker Max ~ Influencer and Author

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100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

Having a polarizing personality helps many people gain influence and fame.  It helps potential fans understand exactly what they stand for, and quite often they are the person saying and doing things that others wish they could do or should do themselves.  Today’s guest started his career with one of the most controversial personalities out there. In 2009, he was ranked as Time Magazine’s Top Influential People, and his name is Tucker Max.  

Tucker is the author of many New York Times best-selling books such as, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, Assholes Finish First, What Women Want, Sloppy Seconds, and Hilarity Ensues. Tucker features wild stories he had with partying and women that were true stories of his life, many of which brought a lot of comedy and controversy to surface. He continued this lifestyle and stories for many years until 2012 when he decided he was done with the lifestyle after he had begun psychotherapy.  Today, he is married with three children and on the show, Tucker talks a bit about being a major author and influencer, comedy, his life, his past, the growth that came from his experiences, his biggest regrets, and of course how he sees life today.


09:30: Why Tucker Lives in Austin, Texas

15:55: What is the Biggest Change of Tucker’s Past Decade

25:30: Learning How to Be Funny

32:40: The History of Humor

36:45: Tucker’s Regrets

51:00: Difference in Comedy Styles

54:40: Tucker Meeting His Now Wife


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Ep.405 ~ Building a Community of Top-Level Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders & Influencers & Taking Them to an Island ~ Hollis Carter

June 12, 2019

Hollis Carter ~ Co-Founder of The Baby Bathwater Institute

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100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers

Hey podcast listeners, today we are hopping on the mic with Hollis Carter. Hollis is an internet marketer from back in the day when it was a Wild Wild West show. He has had quite a bit of success and one of the first people to create a video sales letter. Throughout his years as an entrepreneur, he kept going to these conferences that were all about “pitching and selling”. After many different conferences, his now partner Michael Lovich and he got to talking about creating a community of high-level entrepreneurs and high-caliber people that forbid ‘pitching and selling’ at their events. Thus, they created a community of entrepreneurs called Baby Bathwater Institute.

Each year, they have an event on an island in Croatia called Baby Bathwater Island. Last year, I attended and I was blown away by the content. A friend of mine said it was kind of like Mario Bros. the video game, and warping from Level 2 to Level 12 in a matter of a few short days. I couldn’t agree more, and as soon as I left the event last year, I knew I wanted to attend again this year. That event is coming up soon, at the end of June on an Island in Croatia. On the show today, Hollis and I chat about the experience of being on the island and what it like running a community of high-profile entrepreneurs, influencers and thought leaders. One thing that I really like about their events, is that there are no paid professional speakers. If someone is sharing their content, it is because they have proven their methods, and they are there to share and be a part of the community.

02.55:  A Bit About Baby Bathwater Island & Hollis

08:10:  What is it like on Baby Bathwater Island?

16:35:  Having No Sales Community

18:05:  Spoilers for Workshops on the Island in 2019

21:05:  A Business Mastermind Like Summer Camp

23:30:  Curating a Community of Influential People


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Ep.404 ~ High-Performance Flow States ~ Steven Kotler

June 5, 2019

Steven Kotler ~ NYTimes Best Selling Author and High-Performance Expert

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100 Interviews with 100 Major Influencers


Hey, listeners welcome to the show today and I have to tell you I am incredibly excited for today’s guest. Not only is he the author of two of my top read books but he is leading researcher on cutting-edge technology and information regarding flow and flow-state, his name is Steven Kotler.  

Steven is the author of numerous books including Bold and Abundance, both he co-authored with Peter Diamandis. He is also the author of West of Jesus, Tomorrowland, The Rise of Superman, and Stealing Fire. The latter two being the two books I have read of his and both I highly recommend to anyone.  On the show today, we get to chat with Steven for an hour and a half about a variety of subjects that Steven specializes in, including many topics that are addressed in his new novel, Last Tango in Cyberspace.


At the beginning of the show, we get to know Steven’s backstory for a few minutes before we delve deep into Flow, Flow-States, the science behind flow, and some incredible stories of high-performers, including Steven, while they were in Flow-State and how it directly affected their performance. We then dive into the details of Last Tango in Cyberspace and some important issues that the storyline addresses throughout the novel.  In the book and on the podcast, we talk about technology and where it is headed, artificial intelligence becoming conscious, psychedelics and using them to expand technology, empathy and space tourism. At the end of the podcast, we get to learn how Steven uses flow, his favorite meditation techniques, and his daily routine.

  04:25: Why Steven Lives Where He Lives?

  07:25: Steven’s Backstory and Working the Extreme Athletes

  14:40: The Flow Lab

  15:25: What is Flow Exactly?

  21:45: Synchronicity and Flow State

  26:05: Steven’s Favorite Way to Get Into Flow & Simple Flow Triggers

  26:30: Steven’s New Book - Last Tango in Cyberspace

  35:10: Future Technology is Perceived as Scary Until it’s Real Life

  35:05: Artificial Intelligence Waking Up

  43:20: Steven’s Biggest Concern w/ AI

  47:10: Psychedelics and Expanding Technology

1:01:45: Empathy

1:10:59: Space Tourism

1:12:00:: Steven’s Routine to Create Great Content Regularly

1:19:40: Breathing and Meditation 


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