008: Hoan Do interview – Ninja Leaders Podcast

Today’s guest on the Ninja Leaders Podcastis recognized as America’s #1 College Success Coach. Hoan Do inspires students worldwide through speaking engagements, coaching programs and his books. His mission is to equip young adults with practical and straight-forward advice and knowledge that will help them to succeed in and out of school.

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For the last five years, Hoan has been fiercely committed to helping students succeed in and out of school. In this interview he lays out some very actionable advice on how to make the most out of the remainder of the school year.

Success quote: 

“You should risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.” –  Cadet Maxim 

Key Take-aways

Be generous and invested in other people.

We talk about phone books. You do remember what those are right?

Ways to build accountability in your life and the importance of coaches and mentors.

How to find the right coach for you.

The importance of designing a morning routine to keep you energized and growing

Managing your Check Engine Light

Building the habit of patting yourself on the back and why it’s important to your success.

Stay engaged by focusing on “How can I apply this in my life now?”

Begin planning for after graduation RIGHT NOW

Invest and connect with your close friend now in order to maintain relationships in the future.

Get yourself a G.P.S.

Comment Question: What was your biggest take-away from Hoan’s interview?

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Episode Resources

Hoan Do’s website

The Buried Life tv show

Michelle Obama’s Luncheon

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