Positive University Podcast with Jon Gordon
Positive inspiration and encouragement to help you overcome your challenges and make a greater impact! Hosted by bestselling author, Jon Gordon.
info_outline Jade McCarthy |Availability is the Best Ability 09/21/2021
Jade McCarthy |Availability is the Best Ability Welcome to Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast. Today Jon is joined by Jade McCarthy, former sports broadcaster for ESPN. Jade is also a writer and storyteller. Jade's story is a great example of showing up, doing the work and how when you do, opportunity will find you. Loved when she said: Availability is the best ability. If you aren’t available, you’ll never have opportunities to grow. There’s a lot of great takeaways from Jade during this. Our featured resources today is our . Its one of Jon's many bestselling books but in this one Jon shares what the best do better than everyone else. It's a short small book with big lessons that will help you be your best and bring out the best in others.
info_outline Scott Harrison | Creating Positive Change 09/12/2021
Scott Harrison | Creating Positive Change Jon Gordon is joined by Scott Harrison, CEO of and New York Times Bestselling Author of "Thirst." This is a powerful conversation about life, innovation, leadership, generosity and how we all can be a part of creating positive change. If you enjoy this episode, let us know by posting on social and tagging Jon and Scott… but more importantly, share and encourage others to listen as well. Our featured resource today is our upcoming . It develops resilience, mental toughness, grit and provides strategies to overcome negativity, and lead positive change. Perfect for businesses, schools, sports teams and more. We have LIVE public in person trainings, virtual trainings online and custom trainings where we come to you. Get all the details and sign up at
info_outline Web 3.0, Crypto and the Internet of Things with Charles Hwang and Jason Albanese 08/31/2021
Web 3.0, Crypto and the Internet of Things with Charles Hwang and Jason Albanese Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University podcast. Jon is joined by Charles Hwang and Jason Albanese of . This is a future focused discussion about Web 3.0, crypto and the internet of things. It's about what's coming and how new technologies are setting the stage for a massive market disruption. If you've thought about crypto only as a currency like Bitcoin, think again. But you'll only find out why if you listen all the way though. If you enjoy this, be sure to share it with others and let us know. Leave a review on Apple podcasts or wherever you’re listening. You can also post on social and tag Jon Gordon. Our featured resource this week is our . You can sign up at . Each day for 7 days Jon will send you a leadership lesson via email with a simple action that you can take that day to amplify your leadership impact. And by the way, you don’t need a title to be a leader. This applies to everyone because everyone has influence. Join in and let’s raise our leadership potential together.
info_outline Jillian Michaels | How to Age Better, Get Stronger, and Live Healthier 08/23/2021
Jillian Michaels | How to Age Better, Get Stronger, and Live Healthier Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. Today Jon is joined by world renowned fitness expert and creator of , . You likely know her from being a featured trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser or from one of her many New York Times bestselling books, or video programs and today she is here with Jon to talk about how we can age better, get stronger and live healthier. If you enjoy this, be sure to post on social and let others know. Share your top takeaways and tag Jon and Jillian too. @jongordon11 + @jillianmichaels A big key in creating a healthy life is to reduce your stress and a big way to do that is to stop trying to do everything yourself, especially when it comes to your business or organization. To help, our friends at Belay solutions have put together a free guide 10 Strategies to Unleash Your Productivity. Download it now simply by texting the word POSITIVE to 55123. That's POSITIVE to 55123.
info_outline What Drives Matthew McConaughey To Be Great 08/19/2021
What Drives Matthew McConaughey To Be Great Matthew McConaughey is more than just a successful actor and bestselling author but have you ever wondered how someone like him achieves the success he has? In this Positive Moment you'll find out. It's a short 2 minute clip with a powerful message that will encourage you today. If you enjoy it, be sure listen or re listen to Jon Gordon's .
info_outline Brandon Landry | How to Create a Culture of Greatness 08/15/2021
Brandon Landry | How to Create a Culture of Greatness Today Jon is joined by , Founder and CEO of . This is a phenomenal episode about how to create something great. Brandon pulls back the curtain to share what has enabled Walk On's success, being voted EPSN's #1 Sports Bar in America, partnering with Drew Brees and even expanding locations during the pandemic. It's a really insightful look at the importance of knowing your WHY and creating a great culture from someone who lives it and every day. Now, a big key to growing an organization is delegation and leveraging the strengths of others to help you accomplish more than you can do alone. Our friends at Belay Solutions have a free tool to help. It's their "10 Strategies to Unleash Your Productivity." To take advantage of this incredible free guide, text the word POSITIVE to 55123. That’s P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E to 55123. One last thing before we jump in… how would you like to win a free box set of some of Jon Gordon's bestselling books? Well, you can have a chance simply by leaving a review fo this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening. After you leave a review, shoot and email over to [email protected] and let us know. You'll be entered for a chance to win. We pick winners at random each week.
info_outline Ben Newman | Uncommon Leadership 08/08/2021
Ben Newman | Uncommon Leadership Today, Jon Gordon is joined by our good friend . Ben is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author. His clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations and professional athletes. Ben also serves as a Mental Conditioning Coach for the National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team and has worked with players from the last 3 Super Bowl Champion teams. Most of all, Ben is a great guy with a big heart and a lot of passion to help others achieve more than they've ever thought possible. Make sure you grab a copy of Ben's new book called It's available on Amazon right now. 100% of all proceeds from the book are going to support teachers! You’ll hear more about that in the episode. So open up your notes app or grab a pen and paper because this one is packed with takeaways that will impact your life. Our featured resource today is our free No Complaining Challenge. Want to make this week more powerful, productive and positive? Try a 7 Day NO COMPLAINING CHALLENGE! Download our free No Complaining kit that includes: Resources to Turn Complaints into Solutions 5 Things to Do Instead of Complain 3 No Complaining Tools Get access at
info_outline Growing a Company in a Hypergrowth Market 08/01/2021
Growing a Company in a Hypergrowth Market Jon Gordon is joined by , President of , a technology company building the next-generation blockchain platform: Avalanche. John received his MBA from Harvard University and holds a BS in Economics from Cornell University. This is a fascinating discussion about Changing the infrastructure of finance with a more scalable solution. What does this have to do with positivity, leadership and growth? Everything because this is where the future is going and you need to be aware. More than just aware, you need to understand it. John helps to unpack it but also shares a lot of lessons on how this all relates to how we lead, how we scale our organizations and more. You’ll get a lot out of this one so pay attention! Connect with John Wu at Now, our featured resource today is our Power of Positive Leadership Training. It develops resilience, mental toughness, grit and provides strategies to overcome negativity, and lead positive change. Check out our programs for businesses, schools, sports teams and teenagers at
info_outline Jason Preston | From Averaging 2 Points in High School to LA Clippers NBA Draft Pick 07/30/2021
Jason Preston | From Averaging 2 Points in High School to LA Clippers NBA Draft Pick Today Jon is joined by . When this interview was recorded Jason was preparing for the NBA draft. Since the recording he has now been drafted by the LA Clippers! It’s a really insightful look at Jason’s rise, how’s he’s overcome adversity and what drives him to success. His story is amazing and will definitely inspire you and remind you that anything is possible if you keep striving. Averaged 2 PPG in high school. Ran on the “C” team in prep school without any college offers from any level. Makes his own highlight tape and posts it on Twitter. + Offered by OU. Scores 31 points against #8 Illinois. Drafted by NBA's LA Clippers.
info_outline Jamie Valvano, Daughter of Jimmy Valvano, on Living with Intention to Create Something Great 07/25/2021
Jamie Valvano, Daughter of Jimmy Valvano, on Living with Intention to Create Something Great Today Jon is joined by . Jamie is the daughter of legendary NC State Head Coach Jimmy Valvano. Jamie shares some of the key lessons that made her dad such a great success and what he taught her about living with intention, setting bold audacious goals, having vision for what you want to achieve, and why a team is so critical to accomplishing something great. It's a really phenomenal episode as Jamie not only her dads journey and battle with cancer but also her own. There’s so much we can learn from this. Make sure you listen all the way through. If you enjoy this, share it with a friend so they can benefit too. Our featured resource this week is out upcoming Power of Positive Leadership LIVE Training. You can attend in person or online to learn our proven 7 part framework to that will help you become a great leader who overcomes challenges, builds a stronger team and creates positive results. Get details at
info_outline How to Negotiate with a Narcissist | Rebecca Zung 07/11/2021
How to Negotiate with a Narcissist | Rebecca Zung Today Jon is joined by . This is a really intriguing conversation as Rebecca shares how to negotiate with a narcissist. It's not exactly what you think and the lessons here apply to so many areas of your life! Rebecca knows here stuff. She is one of the Top 1% of attorneys in the nation, having been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Lawyer in America" and the author of the bestselling book . So get ready to take notes because this one has a lot of them! If you enjoy this, let others know. Share on social and tag @jongordon11 and @rebeccazung so they can share what you share! Our featured resource today is our upcoming . If you want to develop resilience, mental toughness, and grit, this is for you and others on your team. Our training provides strategies to overcome negativity, and lead positive change. We have several upcoming training opportunities that you can attend in person or online. Go to for details.
info_outline Former Harlem Globetrotter Derick Grant on Unlocking Your Full Potential 07/04/2021
Former Harlem Globetrotter Derick Grant on Unlocking Your Full Potential "You will always be whatever you think you are." Today Jon is joined by former pro athlete and performance mindset coach, . That kickoff quote is from Derick and it's just one of many gems he drops during this interview. Derick, who played professionally for the Harlem Globetrotters, unpacks how our mindset impacts the quality of our life and the ability for us to achieve greatness and fulfill our true potential. You're going to love this one because Derick doesn't talk ABOUT mindset, he shares how to change it, unlearn what’s holding you back and have the confidence to move forward. This episode is brought you by . It's a free daily email with a short positive message to help you win the day. You can sign up for free now at
info_outline Positive Moment: Do This One Little Thing to Create Big Success 07/01/2021
Positive Moment: Do This One Little Thing to Create Big Success In this short 2 minute message, Jon Gordon shares how this one choice will help you create amazing results.
info_outline Ashley Stahl | Get Unstuck and Discover Your True Self 06/27/2021
Ashley Stahl | Get Unstuck and Discover Your True Self Today, Jon Gordon is joined by . Ashley is a counterterrorism professional turned highly sought-after career coach, Forbes blogger, and author on a mission to help people step into a career that lights them up. Her story is pretty fascinating as are her insights for helping you discover who you truly are and what you truly want, what will make you come alive in life. Get Ashley's new book . Connect with Ashley at
info_outline Anxiety at Work | Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton 06/25/2021
Anxiety at Work | Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. Today, Jon is joined by and . They've written a number of bestselling books including The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude and All In. But today, they are here to talk about an extremely important topic that we're all faced with today… Anxiety at Work (). Adrian and Chester share the #1 reason for workplace anxiety and unpack how to build resilience handle uncertainly and get stuff done. Speaking of getting stuff done, we have a to help you accomplish more and juggle less. It's a free ebook from our friends at BELAY Solutions and it's filled with practical tips to help you stop doing everything yourself so that you can grow your organization and team. And of course, if you enjoy this episode… tell a friend. Share on social and let us know your biggest takeaways. If you talk about this episode on social and tag Jon Gordon on social, you could win a free box set of books. We'll pick a winner at random this week.
info_outline Steve Weatherford | When More Isn't Enough: Finding Fulfillment vs Chasing Success 06/20/2021
Steve Weatherford | When More Isn't Enough: Finding Fulfillment vs Chasing Success Jon Gordon is joined by Steve Weatherford. Steve is one those larger than life personalities with so much energy and passion that you can't help but to be inspired after listening to what he has to say. He's a former Super Bowl winning NFL punter, popular speaker, entrepreneur and fitness expert named "The fittest man in the NFL" by Muscle and Fitness magazine. Today Steve pulls back the curtain to share the pitfalls in chasing success, what do you do when MORE isn't enough, what he's doing to live his best life now and how you can too. Steve also shares a powerful story about the abuse he experienced as a kid. It's something anyone dealing with past trauma in life needs to hear! If you enjoy this, let us know. Leave review wherever you're listening and share on social. Be sure to tag Jon (@jongordon11 on Twitter & Instagram / @jongordonpage on Facebook) and Steve (@weatherford5) with your greatest takeaways. This podcast is free, share it and encourage others to benefit too. BONUS RESOURCE One of the things Steve talks about in this episode is being a better leader of yourself so that you can be a more impactful leader of others. We have a free tool to help you do that! Take our free power of positive leadership self-assessment and discover your score and how to improve it. You'll also receive Jon's 6 Quick Tips to Help Stop Negativity in It's Tracks (PDF). Go take the assessment now at
info_outline Dan Orlovsky | The Mindset for Long Term Success 06/17/2021
Dan Orlovsky | The Mindset for Long Term Success Jon Gordon is joined by Dan Orlovsky, a football analyst for ESPN and former NFL quarterback. Dan is a really grounded individual with a ton of great wisdom. He shares stellar insights on becoming a great teammate, having a long term mindset for greatness, and much more. We especially loved what he shared about parenting and pushing our kids but pushing them in a way that going to bring out their best.
info_outline Dave Alpern | Winning Business Principles That Fuel Joe Gibbs Racing 06/13/2021
Dave Alpern | Winning Business Principles That Fuel Joe Gibbs Racing Today, Jon Gordon is joined by , President of Joe Gibbs Racing, the winningest team in NASCAR history. One amazing thing about Dave, as you'll hear, is that he started with Joe Gibbs Racing as an unpaid intern in 1993 and worked his way up to the top. It's a phenomenal story and Dave shares a ton of lessons he's learned himself and from Joe Gibbs along the way. Let us know your greatest takeaways, post on social and tag Jon. @jongordon11 on Twitter & Instagram + @jongordonpage Facebook. Our featured resource this week is Jon's new book with Coach P.J. Fleck. It's called . It's A Never-Give-Up Approach to Lead with Enthusiasm and Optimism and Improve Your Team and Culture. Get your copy anywhere books are sold and resources at - Be sure to also listen to last weeks Positive University Podcast episode with Jon and PJ as PJ shares several of the principles from the book. It's amazing.
info_outline Coach P.J. Fleck | Lessons to Improve Your Team and Culture 06/10/2021
Coach P.J. Fleck | Lessons to Improve Your Team and Culture We have a special episode for you today with Coach P.J.Fleck. It’s audio from our recent Masterclass Coaching session with Jon and P.J. where P.J. shares some of his key leadership lessons and advice for life. It is a stellar conversation with a ton of practical takeaways. Make sure you grab a copy of Jon and P.J.'s new book ROW THE BOAT. It's a A Never-Give-Up Approach to Lead with Enthusiasm and Optimism and Improve Your Team and Culture. It's available anywhere books are sold. If you jump over to you can also access several bonus resources including a video copy of this masterclass that you can share with your team. Speaking of teams, we have a free resource to help you accomplish more and juggle less. It's a free ebook from our friends at BELAY Solutions and it's filled with practical tips to help you stop doing everything yourself so that you can grow your organization and team. Go download it now at
info_outline Amberly Lago | Turning Tragedy to Triumph and Living Life with Grit and Grace 06/06/2021
Amberly Lago | Turning Tragedy to Triumph and Living Life with Grit and Grace Today, Jon is joined by Amberly Lago. Amberly is a leading expert in the field of resilience, transformation, and health and wellness. She's been featured on NBC's Today Show and in magazines such as Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Health, and Disability Magazine.
info_outline Ryan Serhant | Harnessing the Ability to Attract Success 05/30/2021
Ryan Serhant | Harnessing the Ability to Attract Success Today Jon Gordon is joined by Ryan Serhant. Ryan is costar on Bravo's hit show Million Dollar Listing New York and the author of the national bestsellers, Sell It Like Serhant and Big Money Energy. He is also the CEO and founder of SERHANT real estate company.
info_outline Hal Elrod | Habits of Highly Successful People 05/26/2021
Hal Elrod | Habits of Highly Successful People Today Jon Gordon is joined by Hal Elrod. Hal is the #1 bestselling author of "The Miracle Morning" in addition to other books. He's a powerful force in personal development and you'll hear exactly why during this episode. Hal brings the fire right out of the gate and throughout the entire interview. This is so good. You may even want to listen to it twice!
info_outline Stephen Ehrlich | Crypto for Dummies and How it all Works 05/23/2021
Stephen Ehrlich | Crypto for Dummies and How it all Works This episode explains the crypto ecosystem and how it all works. Kinda like bitcoin for dummies. Our guest is Stephen Ehrlich, the CEO of Voyager Digital, a leading crypto assets broker.
info_outline Kurt Wuckert | Bitcoin, Crypto, Investing and What You Need to Know 05/23/2021
Kurt Wuckert | Bitcoin, Crypto, Investing and What You Need to Know Our guest is Kurt Wuckert. As CoinGeek's Chief Bitcoin Historian, Kurt is a wealth of knowledge on all things Bitcoin and Crypto. He shares a lot of brilliant and practical insights along with a realistic perspective on investing.
info_outline Donald Miller | Simple Solutions for Complex Problems 05/16/2021
Donald Miller | Simple Solutions for Complex Problems Bestselling author Donald Miller shares insights from his latest book and endeavor called Business Made Simple.
info_outline Russell Wilson | Think Big, Go Far - The Power of Limitless Minds 05/10/2021
Russell Wilson | Think Big, Go Far - The Power of Limitless Minds Today Jon is joined by Russell Wilson, NFL Quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. Beyond being a super star athlete on the field, Russell is also making a super impact off of it. You'll hear about that in this interview as he shares how to embrace the power of having a limitless mind, believing BIG if you want to achieve big, and more.
info_outline UFC's Michael Chandler | Mindset of a Champion 05/02/2021
UFC's Michael Chandler | Mindset of a Champion Today on the show Jon is joined my Michael Chandler. Michael is a mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC. This is a really amazing interview as Michael talks about the mentality of champion… and not just how to win but also how to bounce back when you don’t. This is a must listen to episode if you want to increase your confidence, grow your capacity and achieve greatness in whatever it is that you do.
info_outline Chris Norton | The Power to Stand 04/25/2021
Chris Norton | The Power to Stand Today Jon Gordon is joined by Chris Norton. Chris has a powerful story of perseverance, faith and overcoming. It’s a story that is going to touch your heart and embolden your spirit! Make sure you listen all the way through.
info_outline Luvvie Jones | Overcoming the Enemy of Progress - Fear 04/18/2021
Luvvie Jones | Overcoming the Enemy of Progress - Fear Luvvie Jones shares what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears.