Outperform Podcast: May Episode Recap

Throughout May, we were fortunate to feature some amazing guests on our Outperform podcast, including New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling authors, Gretchen Rubin, Kim Scott and Daniel Coyle, and one of the largest credit card industry affiliate marketers, Brian Kelly – AKA, The Points Guy.

We chatted with these insightful, inquisitive and inspiring guests on topics ranging from our unique tendencies and using them to outperform, what it means to give radically candid feedback and secrets of high-performing groups and cultures to why affiliate marketing model is such a smart, strategic marketing model, how large credit card companies are leveraging the affiliate model and why it’s so important to travel.

Check out the highlights from each episode:

EPISODE 32: GRETCHEN RUBIN ON HAPPINESS & THE FOUR TENDENCIES

Bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin, joined us to discuss risk-taking, happiness, purposeful growth, our unique tendencies, and how to discover and use them to outperform.

Gretchen is the author of several books, including #1 New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, Better Than Before and The Four Tendencies. With her work, Rubin has emerged as one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness.

A Few Topics Discussed

  • What the four tendencies are and how people can use them
  • Why it’s hard to give unbiased advice and a better way to give it
  • Why Gretchen doesn’t define happiness and what she thinks people should focus on instead
  • Why negative emotions are important
  • Difference between growth for growth sake and purposeful growth

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EPISODE 33: KIM SCOTT ON HOW RADICAL CANDOR CREATES A HIGH-PERFORMING WORK CULTURE

Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller. She is also the co-founder of the company, Radical Candor, LLC.

A Few Topics Discussed

  • Kim’s introduction to the concept of radical candor
  • Why radical candor requires that we undo training we learned as a child
  • Why well-meaning feedback training often inhibits their ability to give feedback
  • Three steps to giving caring, candid feedback
  • How giving and receiving feedback well is essential to capacity-building

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EPISODE 34: THE POINTS GUY ON AFFILIATE MARKETING, PARTNERSHIPS & MAXIMIZING TRAVEL

On this episode of Outperform, we take a journey through affiliate marketing and travel with one of the largest credit card industry affiliate marketers, Brian Kelly – AKA, The Points Guy.

Brian is the founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG), the preeminent voice in the industry of credit card points, miles and everything travel-related. Kelly has grown The Points Guy into a powerhouse affiliate marketing travel and lifestyle media platform.

A Few Topics Discussed

  • Why normal affiliate marketing techniques won’t work with credit card companies
  • How much Brian made the first month he did affiliate marketing
  • How a NYT article helped Brian make over $100,000 month in revenue
  • How large publishers like Lifehacker, Business Insider, etc. are working with The Points Guy through their partner program
  • Advice Brian has for publishers just getting started in affiliate marketing

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EPISODE 35: DANIEL COYLE ON BUILDING AND SISTAINING A HIGH-PERFORMING CULTURE

Our guest on this episode of Outperform is bestselling author, Daniel Coyle. Daniel has looked inside some of the world’s highest performing groups, including U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six, Pixar and the San Antonio Spurs, and lays out what their success has in common in his newest book, The Culture Code.

Daniel is also the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent and The Secret Race, a book he co-authored with former professional road bicycle racer, Tyler Hamilton.

A Few Topics Discussed

  • How writing The Talent Code inspired Dan to write The Culture Code
  • Three signaling behaviors that all high-performing groups follow
  • Why the concept of culture being a soft skill is deeply untrue
  • What the best cultures do more of and what they bias toward
  • The one thing any group can and should do once they finish a project/action/operation, etc. to be more successful and high-performing

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Much gratitude and thanks to Gretchen, Kim, Brian and Daniel for sharing all of their insights. It was an honor to speak with and feature these guests and topics on our Outperform podcast. We hope you find them as interesting and insightful as we did!

Stay tuned! We have even more fascinating topics planned for June with some very exciting guests!

Need to catch up on a few more episodes of Outperform? Find them all on our Outperform podcast page.

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