Episode 17 - The Summit of Greatness

December 21, 2016

Summary:

Welcome to Happiness Simplified, a weekly podcast about the simple things that can make your life awesome. This week, Kayvon and Dai are going to share their experience from the Summit of Greatness. They’ll talk key takeaways, memorable moments, and the speakers that made an impact on each of them.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:20 – Dai and Kayvon have just come back from The Summit of Greatness

  • 01:33 – Lewis Howes’ The School of Greatness Podcast

  • 02:11 – Dai and Kayvon will summarize their key takeaways from the summit

  • 03:35 – Lewis’ idea was to ‘bring you home’

  • 04:06 – How Kayvon stands out of the crowd

    • 04:47 – Kayvon had some trouble in school because of how he looked

    • 04:53 – For years, Kayvon tried to hide and blend in the crowd

    • 05:15 – We all stand out in our own ways

  • 05:45 – Kayvon’s goal in this event was to cultivate connections

    • 06:12 – Unique names get attention

  • 06:43 – When something requires extra work, people give up too easily

  • 07:34 – Kayvon was nicknamed Special K –which turns out to be a street name of a drug

    • 07:58 – Kayvon started using his nicknames’

    • 08:25 – His nickname facilitated the start of many conversations with new people

  • 08:46 – What Dai thinks of Kayvon’s intro at the summit

  • 10:11 – Dai’s intro makes a genuine connection

  • 10:37 – People found Dai very approachable

  • 10:58 – Dai’s introduction always includes him being a dad

    • 11:39 – It’s your family that defines you

    • 11:56 – Be the kind of man you want your daughters to marry

    • 12:08 – Be the type of person people want to hang out with

    • 12:25 – Being open attracts people

  • 13:07 – The summit was about networking and meeting new people

  • 14:18 – Speakers who stood out

    • 14:25 – Matthew Hussey – The Dating Guru

      • 15:36 – Matt’s Confidence vs Competence

      • 16:42 – Matt’s “Don’t be a sardine, be a tuna”

    • 17:03 – Christian Howes – #1 Jazz Violinist

    • 18:13 – Christian was a breath of fresh air for Kayvon

  • 19:03 – Adam IN-Q delivered a very powerful message

    • 19:54 – Kayvon felt refreshed and recharged

  • 20:14 – Ryan Blair: Rock Bottom to Rock Star

    • 20:57 – Ryan’s honesty had Kayvon

    • 21:44 – Ryan’s documentary on Youtube

    • 23:08 – We are about uplifting one another

  • 24:31 – Stacy London on what fashion is and what fashion is not

    • 25:05 – Fashion is an industry that is based on insecurities

    • 25:27 – Style is about expressing yourself and who you are

    • 26:20 – Dai’s takeaways on Stacy

  • 28:02 – Fabio Viviani

    • 31:19 – Fabio went from rags to riches and from rags to riches again

  • 31:51 – Kyle Maynard

    • 32:32 – No Excuses by Kyle Maynard

    • 32:43 – Kyle was born with no legs and no arms

    • 33:03 – Kyle’s parents brought him up like a normal kid

    • 33:27 – Kyle played football, did MMA and won titles, and crawled to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

  • 34:37 – Dai’s friend Hersh’s story

    • 37:46 – We gain inspiration from certain people in our lives

  • 39:15 – Kayvon is glad he went to the summit

  • 39:50 – Get out there and start talking to people

  • 40:57 – Don’t be too quick to judge

  • 41:23 – Please leave a review on iTunes!

  • 41:40 – Connect with Dai and Kayvon on Twitter

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Networking is essential in all aspects of entrepreneurship.

  2. Remember to list the takeaways from every new lesson learned.

  3. When you’re real, when you’re genuine—that’s when you inspire and uplift.

Credits

Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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