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Jordan Harbinger is considered one of the founding fathers of podcasting. He is a former U.S. State Department employee and Wall Street attorney who speaks five languages. Jordan has spent several years abroad in places like Serbia, Panama, and the Middle East. He has worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, led several trips through North Korea, and been kidnapped—twice.
Today, he is the host of the historic Jordan Harbinger Show, which is a top show on Apple and Spotify, year after year. Jordan’s show was also awarded Apple’s Best & Most Downloaded New Show of 2018.
He’s been speaking to the world’s brightest minds, most successful athletes, and groundbreaking thought leaders for the last 15 years. So today, we’re going to flip the script and instead of Jordan being the interviewer, he’ll be the interviewee as Stephynie asks him about his biggest obstacles he faced in his life so far.
They’re talking about Jordan’s biggest overseas obstacles, his most treacherous travel tales and how he’s conquered the podcast industry from the bottom-up.
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02:33 - Jordan’s experience taking Westerners on tours through North Korea
05:59 - The most common misconceptions about North Korea
12:18 - Jordan’s two kidnapping experiences
16:40 - Jordan’s travel tips
21:05 - How Jordan knows five languages
25:09 - Jordan’s journey through law school
27:30 - Starting a business during a recession
30:44 - How Jordan improved how he hired people and leverage his own skills
34:50 - How Jordan started his podcast
37:30 - The biggest mistake Jordan made in his career
40:40 - How Jordan handles hard days and stays on top of his game
42:22 - Which people make the worst podcast guest?
49:21 - Jordan’s favorite podcast guests and favorite podcasts right now
53:38 - The hardest piece of advice Jordan wished he’d followed sooner
55:27 - Best piece of advice for new podcasters
58:14 - Where to find Jordan online
Mentioned in the Episode:
Jordan’s Website - https://frankshamrock.com/
Jordan’s Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanharbinger/
Jordan’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger
Jordan’s Twitter - https://twitter.com/JordanHarbinger
Jordan’s YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLcx_fFZ3GlLXO5anHSm9w
Jordan Harbinger Show podcast - https://www.jordanharbinger.com/podcasts/