EP46: Unlocking The Third Door To Achieve Your Dreams


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What the ‘third door’ is, and why it’s essential for your success
  • How to achieve your goals despite your fear
  • The dangers of over persistence
  • The one thing that some of the most successful people in the world share
  • How to move beyond self-doubt
  • The key to getting unstuck and to stop playing small
  • How to jumpstart achieving your dreams and goals
  • The power of courage, and using it to overcome any obstacle

Episode Resources


Has the fear of being judged, rejected or disliked stopped you from being yourself or going after your dream? Get ready to bust through all of that that with the incredibly driven and inspiring Alex Banayan, bestselling author of the acclaimed book, ‘The Third Door.’

In this episode, Alex shares his incredible insights on fear, courage, his quest to fulfill a dream, never giving up and always finding a way. At 18 years old, Alex realized the path he had been on his whole life wasn’t the right one. Rather than continue with pre-med, the day before his freshman year final exams, Alex hacked the TV game show The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it and used the prize money to fund his quest to interview the most successful people in the world, from Bill Gates to Lady Gaga, to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers and write a book about his discoveries.

Alex’s larger-than-life journey includes hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga to decode their success.

After remarkable one-on-one interviews with Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Larry King, Jessica Alba, Pitbull, Tim Ferriss, Quincy Jones, and many more, Alex discovered the one key they have in common: they all took the Third Door. Tune in to discover what the Third Door is, how you can uncover yours, and hear Alex’s best advice on how to move through fear and keep going when it seems nearly impossible to truly channel your greatest success.

Alex Banayan

The day before his freshman year final exams, ALEX BANAYAN hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize money to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most successful people.

Since then, Banayan has been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30.” He has contributed to Fast Company, the Washington Post, Entrepreneur, and TechCrunch, and has been featured in major media including Fortune, Forbes, Businessweek, Billboard, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and CBS News.

An acclaimed keynote speaker, Banayan has presented the Third Door framework to business conferences and corporate leadership teams around the world, including Apple, Google, Nike, IBM, Snapchat, Salesforce, Disney, Harvard, and countless others.



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