SPIN IT: Business & Crisis Management with Stephynie Malik

#14: Creating Your Own Path with Jordan Harbinger

October 18, 2021

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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Timestamps:

 

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/

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